Little Black Dress

9.29.2015

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NBD Get Out Dress // Rebecca Minkoff Rosalie Heel // Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch // Chloe + Isabel Jewerly: Pave Chevron Spike Y-Necklace, Pave Circle Stud Earrings, and Lunette Nesting Rings

Every girl should have the perfect go-to LBD (little black dress) in her closet. The color black is visually appealing because it’s slimming to the eye, sexy and sophisticated making it a great color to wear for a night out on the town. This particular dress is very feminine with the little bit of flare at the bottom yet super sexy featuring a plunging neckline and open-back. I chose a burgundy strappy heel, metallic sequined clutch and simple gold jewelry. This outfit rates a 10 out of 10 on the Sassometer!

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Multichannel Retailing featuring Rebecca Minkoff

9.28.2015

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Note: This post is a little different that my usual trend-spotting, opinion-based write-ups. Moreover this post is research-based and it’s purpose is not to attract the eye but intended as a good read for those interested in gaining insight on marketing management within the retail industry.

As some of you may know, I recently began my journey as a grad student. I am excited to embark on this new challenging adventure and I figured since I spend a lot of my spare time writing papers and working on projects that I could bring them to my blog in a new series called “Marketing 101.”  Any and all research, papers and projects will have been written or conducted by yours truly. For those in the marketing or management field, I hope you find this informational post helpful or inspiring to some degree… Read More

Poncho

9.25.2015

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27 Miles Malibu Chumash Stripe Poncho // Res Denim high-waisted distressed jeans // Raye Matty Heel booties // Chloe + Isabel jewelry “Alpenglow” collection and Bead and Rubbon Multi-Wrap bracelet

Oh, the beloved poncho. This particular poncho is sexy AND comfortable, with the off-the-shoulder look. I do love a big wool, turtle-neck poncho during the subzero degree temperatures but this one is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. I paired it with distressed skinny jeans and super cute heeled-booties. I continued with blue hues and chose long necklaces from Chloe + Isabel’s new fall collection “Alpenglow” perfect for layering or worn separately. The ribbon and bead multi-wrap bracelet is cute and casual for this comfy fall outfit.

Shop Chloe + Isabel at my online boutique – Haley’s Online Boutique

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Over-the-Knee Boot

9.24.2015

Gypsy 05 long-sleeve key-hole dress // Dolce Vita Neeley Over-the-knee boot // Michael Stars Wide-brim hat // Chloe + Isabel jewelry “Minaret” collection and “Tiger Eye” convertible necklace

I love to style OTK (over-the-knee) boots with leggings and skinny jeans but what I love even more is paring them with a feminine/bohemian dress. Also, I love black and brown together – I think they complement each other well. And I call BS on the, “you can’t wear black with brown” rule. I mean, look how wonderful those colors look together. This is a perfect fall look that requires little effort.

I love the idea of hats but I personally hate the way they look on me. As for jewelry, I chose some pieces from the new fall Chloe + Isabel collection “Minaret” and the convertible “Tiger Eye” necklace. Layer the necklaces together or wear the “Tiger Eye” necklace as bracelets – see below.

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The Military Vest

9.23.2015

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J Brand vest // The LDRs Knit Scallop tank // Rag & Bone jeans // Rebels bootie // Chloe + Isabel jewelry “Geovista” collection and Crystal Studded Multi-Wrap bracelet

This super trendy vest can easily be transitioned from summer to fall. We’re at the awkward temperature stage right now so it’s all about layering to get you through the cool mornings into the hot afternoons.

Below is a casual outfit I would wear while temperatures are still decently warm. I’ve paired the outfit with a couple pieces from the awesome new fall Chloe + Isabel collection, “Geovista” and a crystal studded multi-wrap bracelet.

I recently bought a vest similar for $20 at Marshall’s – can’t wait to wear it!

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Independent Merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel

9.22.2015

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Hello darlings! So it’s been a few days since I’ve posted and it’s been months since I’ve done a Chloe and Isabel featured post. To be completely honest, I took a short hiatus because I lost all motivation to sell and be a merchandiser as lots of other changes began to unfold – grad school, busy work schedule and just trying to keep up with my personal life. Because I’m still considered an independent merchandiser, I would like to give it one last attempt in an effort to be profitable but also make it a fun hobby for me especially as cooler weather approaches and life slows down a bit.

A Little Bit About Chloe + Isabel

I’m a true advocate for Chloe + Isabel pieces. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and beautifully designed with colorful and eye-catching details. A lot of pieces are even convertible, giving you the option to wear one piece three different ways! Not to mention, the jewelry is nickel-free, lead safe, hypoallergenic and backed by a lifetime replacement guarantee.

All designs are carried out by three designers in the NYC headquarters office. They channel what’s trending now, make vision/mood boards, and incorporate some of their own style and flair to each piece. There is a quality assurance test which includes a drop test, pull test and even a wear test that’s done to each piece before it leaves the warehouse.

The Factory 

The factory is based in Qingdao, China which is an area known for some of the best fashion jewelry manufacturing in the world – creating over 70% of the jewelry industry’s product! Chloe + Isabel pieces are made alongside other top high-end brands such as J. Crew, Henri Bendel, Michael Kors and Givenchy. The C + I Design Team travels to the factory yearly to check on quality, production and packaging standards. C + I members maintain a great relationship with the factory to ensure that every step of production is running smoothly.

Materials

One of the most exciting tasks while visiting China is the trip to the materials market, where C + I gains access to a ton of new jewelry materials, helping to identify what’s innovative and trending! Swarovski crystals, glass pearls, semi-precious stones and fashion-forward resin techniques are often used in the designs. Chloe + Isabel is extremely hands-on in the creation of all jewelry, down to every last detail.

Packaging

I was blown away by the amazing packaging that every C + I piece is shipped in – even a few of my customers have commented on how wonderfully wrapped their jewelry was. A box, tissue paper, linen jewelry bags, and a blue or yellow felt bird is all included in the packaging process. It’s the little things!

Hosting a Pop-up Shop or Online Party with Me

Earning free jewelry & having good laughs with friends all in the comfort of your own home? Why would you say no? I bring the setup, decor, games and entertainment – all I ask from my hosts is to provide some kind of snacks and beverages. Depending on how many people are invited and how much they spend, you can earn lots of money to spend on all C + I pieces. Get creative and throw a surprise birthday or bridal shower party for a loved one and they will earn all free jewelry.

Online Parties

It’s now easier than ever to host a party. You can host an online party where I will send out the invites and information to the respective people and everyone can participate from their own home, in their PJs!! It’s a fun and interactive way to shop online. I offer to setup a Facebook invite and everyone who wants to join can participate in games and fun that way. You will be given my online boutique link to do all of your own shopping right from your couch.

How I Will Incorporate Chloe + Isabel Into My Blog

Round two of my efforts with Chloe + Isabel will now include weekly blog posts featuring the jewelry including styling tips and how to maximize the pieces to get the most bang for your buck. I also plan to eventually take it to the next level by launching a YouTube account and posting videos of how to wear the jewelry and even reviews on the pieces individually, stay tuned!

I’m glad you took a few minutes to read this post on Chloe + Isabel jewelry. It’s a great company, providing beautiful, quality jewelry and excellent service in a convenient way. I hope as I gain momentum with this opportunity you will follow me on my journey and join me in hosting a party!

You can browse and shop conveniently at my online boutique – Haley’s C + I Boutique

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Fresh Picks No. 7

9.15.2015

I’m getting really excited for fall weather to make its official debut! We’re starting to get into cooler temps but during the transition from summer to fall we’re experiencing that awkward cool in the morning, warm in the afternoon situation.

I have never been able to classify the way I dress to one particular style – I like it all! I think it’s good to try new trends and experiment with pieces outside of your comfort zone. Fashion is all about expressing yourself and less about trying to appease others. I can go from preppy to edgy to country/boho in a hot second. Lately, I’ve really found an interest in vintage glam crossed with bohemian chic. Both Anthropologie and Free People would represent my current style.

Soft tones, bead-work, lace, fringe, fur, and lots of layering would sum up my look for fall. I got a lot of inspiration this past weekend when I visited a local boutique called Centerpiece in La Plata, MD. If you’re in the southern Maryland area check them out – but beware, you’ll want to buy everything!

I found all of the items below at one of my favorite online shops, Revolve Clothing!

BOHO

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