Friday, July 11, 2014

Reflections from a trunk show...

I happily found myself hosting a trunk show this week - a Stella & Dot show - in Maine.  Dear husband was away, I had a sitter for the kids, and I had planned to host a 'ladies night out' ANYWAY, so why not mix it up with a little jewelry and new beach-friends?  I mean really, who doesn't love a little shopping on the side of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres?!

I've hosted trunk shows before - Worth New York, Orient Expressed (children's clothing), Little Follies (children's clothing) - but never 'accessories'.  At a beach house.  In the middle of summer.

Let me tell you - so fun!  

Amongst my purchases?!  Something I've looked for for YEARS.  A long, silver pendant necklace.  Simple to find, right?! WRONG.  I've been looking for a long time, and this one fits the bill.  I needed to have it.  For so many outfits that just needed a sparkle down the front.  (And of course, yes, Lisa has it too.)
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And what I was most surprised with?!  The new 'Engravable' collection.  If anyone knows me, they know if it's not nailed down, I try to monogram it.  I'm still deciding which one I want...there are WAY TOO MANY OPTIONS.  Do I do the bar necklace?
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Do I do a traditional round?
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And what ever do I put on it?!  My initials?  My children's initials?  Decisions, decisions.  Any ideas?!

Other things that caught my eye?  This gilded arrow bracelet.  Looks GREAT stacked with my other summer bracelets - adds a new dimension and texture.
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At the last minute, while Stella & Dot rep Kristen Weiss was packing up, I tried this on.  Big mistake.  Kinda love it, looks great with a tan, and goes with ALL of my navy and white summer clothing.  And, you can wear it 5 different ways, removing the large chain (on the bottom of the chains pictured) to wear either separately or all together OR making it long or keeping it at this length.
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Overall, a fun evening with the beach ladies!  Thanks to Kristen for spicing up a cocktail party.  We had a blast!  (Look, I almost got away with 'borrowing' the sample silver rebel pendant necklace!)
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Happy summer!  Click here to check out the Stella & Dot summer line! ~ JH

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