I’VE MOVED!

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House of Haley has been such a fun adventure for me! I’ve learned so much about blogging and have enjoyed every step of the way. As my knowledge grew, my personal brand truly developed. I thought if I’m going to do this whole blogging thing, I want to do it right. I thought long and hard about the new name and how it could be representative of my life. I also wanted to design my website all by myself and really build my personal brand identity. With that said – head over to my renamed and newly designed website  www.minkandmilo.com! See you there!

xxx Haley

My Favorite iPhone Case

01.27.2016

Good morning + Happy Hump Day! I am in dire need of a new phone case. I purchased the Rose Gold 6s Plus iPhone back in October and bought whatever clear cell phone case was available at a local Nordstrom Rack. Of course I wanted clear because I wanted everyone to see my shiny new Rose Gold phone, duh!

The case has seen its better days. Its a little scratched and foggy and just dingy. I had previously used a phone case from Casetify for my iPhone 5s and loved it so naturally I went back to what I know and repurchased from that brand.

The case designs from Casetify are just so feminine and super trendy! Check out some of my favorites below!

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Andddd drumroll please….. The case that I just purchased – MACAROONS!

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I love how customized the cases are. You can choose the pastel color you want around the perimeter of the phone. I loved the purple but there is a peach pink and pearl teal color as well. You can also change the color of the phone on their website to whatever color your phone is – silver, gold, rose gold, and tungsten to see what the case will look like on your phone!

I personally love the clear back to show off the Rose Gold color on my phone but there are some super fun and unique wooden cases, too!

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The options are unlimited and you don’t have to be an iPhone user! There are Android options as well – if that’s your thing. I’m personally team iPhone for life!

In addition to cases, you can purchase a cool sleeve for your MacBook, a wristband for your Apple watch or a photo cover for your iPad!

Check out all of Casetify’s products at their website!

Sweet Sets from Chloe + Isabel

01.26.2016

 

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Valentine’s Day is just three weeks away! I can’t believe we are almost in our second month of 2016 already!

We have some really dainty, feminine sets that would make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone. So whether you’re shopping for your Valentine or need to give that special someone a subtle hint, these beautiful sets are trendy and versatile – they can be worn all year round! Show your love with Chloe + Isabel jewels, you can’t go wrong!

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FYI – the birthstone stackable rings were on Oprah’s favorite things list!!

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Shop all things Chloe + Isabel at my online boutique!

Rocksbox Promo Code

01.24.2016

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Hey y’all! I want to take a quick minute to let you know that you can sign up today for Rocksbox jewelry – a monthly subscription box with unlimited designer jewelry – and get your first month FREE with my promo code! Use promo code houseofhaleyxoxo when you sign up and receive your first month FREE!

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New Business Cards

01.23.2016

Hey y’all sorry I’ve been MIA this week! I was dealing with a terrible stomach bug earlier this week and work has been crazy! I am snowed in for the next couple of days here in southern Maryland so I will have plenty of time to catch up on blog posts!

Yesterday I received my very first package of custom-made business cards for my Chloe + Isabel business. I wanted to share with you.

I began my journey with Chloe + Isabel back in June. It’s been a great experience, being given all the tools to run your own business and having fun styling beautiful jewels while you’re at it!

It has been a great experience fundamentally, too. I am a grad student studying marketing management and through this blog and my c + i business, I have been able to put my marketing skills to work. Learning new techniques to promote myself and my business through personal branding and marketing materials has been fun & exciting!

I wanted to create personal marketing materials for my c + i business to develop awareness outside of my friend/social group. Tip: It is always important to remember to be extremely savvy when spending on extras like marketing materials in order to keep your profits high and cost of business supplies low. I decided business cards would be the most efficient purchase to market myself and my business. Business cards are an old-fashion and super convenient way to pass out your contact info. You can sneakily and shamelessly slip business cards anywhere. (One time when I worked at Nordstrom I even put my business cards in coat pockets at another department store. Hey, it’s tough out there in commission-only sales!)

So I did a little research on a few different printing companies to find the best-looking and most affordable custom-made business cards. Vistaprint had a ton of options but I couldn’t find a pre-made template I liked. I ended up finding the most perfect cards on Zazzle! See below.

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I just love how simple they are and the chic color palette with gold metallic matches what I’m selling, jewelry.

The best part about these business cards is that they were custom-made and shipped to me in less than a week with ground shipping! I will continue to go back to Zazzle for all of my printing & marketing needs! Right now, Zazzle has a sale going on – 50% off all cards, labels and stickers and 15% off on all orders! Check it out at www.zazzle.com

 

Build Your Chloe + Isabel Collection

01.15.2016

The versatility of Chloe + Isabel jewelry is really what sets it apart from its competitors. The fact that one necklace can we worn 3 to 5 different ways is remarkable! You’re truly getting a bang for your buck with Chloe + Isabel jewelry.

Short story:  So Chloe + Isabel just released our newest collection called “La Dolce Vita.” Within that collection is a gorgeous Tortoise + Chain Convertible Necklace, shown below.

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How stunning?? Here’s the kicker, this necklace can be worn FIVE different ways!

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Obviously I have to have this piece. Am I right? Just look at it. Well, I thought about it and realized I have some very similar pieces from Chloe + Isabel already! So while getting dressed this morning, I played around with three different pieces of c + i jewelry that I already owned to create a similar look. See below.

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I started with the Tortoise Heirloom Link necklace (far left). I then attached it to my Heirloom Chain + Pavé Convertible Necklace. It’s hard to tell from the picture but both ends of the Tortoise link necklace are clasps so you can easy hook this necklace onto other necklaces.

I also connected the Tortoise link necklace to our Trésors layering necklace to make it longer but more simple.

As a jewelry stylist for Chloe + Isabel, I can really benefit from the versatility of our pieces. I cannot always afford every new piece that comes out but I still want to build my display for in-home pop-ups and parties. Being able to create a new item with my current collection of jewelry shows my customers just how much you can do with our jewelry.

Not to mention, our jewelry is also hypoallergenic, nickel-free and lead safe. Our jewelry is of high-quality but if for some reason something happens you can rest easy knowing that all of our products come with a lifetime replacement guarantee!

Building a substantial collection of Chloe + Isabel jewelry gives you infinite options when styling your pieces!

I’m excited to share our jewelry with you all and I want you to see that accessorizing your outfits with jewelry is a super fun way to express yourself! Combining pieces of convertible jewelry is fun and is almost like an art for me. The options are endless with C + I jewelry!

Shop my online boutique!

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Girl’s Night

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Love this sweet little outfit! This could easily go from desk-to-dinner. Perfect for a dinner date or a night out with the girls. The classic jet black Chloe + Isabel jewels pop against the light pink top. I added these stunning metallic Jimmy Choo’s for some extra sass!
Shop these jewelry pieces at my c + i boutique!  

The 2nd Skin Co shirts top
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Topshop tall legging
$40 – topshop.com

Jimmy Choo pointy-toe pumps
$620 – ssense.com

Sergio Rossi clutch
$185 – tags-on.com


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