What’s New!

What’s New!

What is new with me lately? Hmmm.

Well, for one: I’m exhausted.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’d know that I’m a gal who really enjoys a calm, quiet life. I don’t crave constant busyness; I don’t thrive on pressure, or packed schedules, or racing here-to-there.

I derive no pleasure from commitment overload.

In fact, I kind of embrace ordinary, and I’m quite content when things are

status quo.

But these last two weeks …

boy, oh boy, how we’ve been movin’ and shakin’ and lovin’ it!

The Boy and I traveled down to DC two weekends back to visit The Man, who’s been spending a lot of time in The District overseeing a new project. We did a few tourist-y things {enough already with the Bug Room at the Museum of Natural History … oy!}, and a few not-so-tourist-y things {like walking through Old Town, Virginia}, and generally just enjoyed hanging out together at The Man’s home away from home.

We arrived Friday night. We left Monday morning.

And back home, no sooner had I finished with the laundry from that little excursion, it was time for me to ready myself for my own little private getaway: Stella & Dot’s National Sales Conference — HOOPLA! — at Marriott’s World Center Resort in Orlando.

Marriott World Orlando

Amazing.

I’m quite certain that even if you had nothing to do with this company or its gorgeous baubles, you’d say the weekend was worth every penny, considering the inspiration offered by those speaking, including our founder, Jessica Herrin, who, before turning Stella & Dot into an industry powerhouse, co-founded, by the ripe old age of 24, a little place on the inter webs called WeddingChannel.com.

Girl knew a few things about perseverance, determination, and gettin’ the job done.

Anyway, I’m back now and happy to have had those experiences, and I’m readying myself {personally} for the rest of the summer with The Boy, upcoming baby and wedding showers, days at the beach, hopefully an amusement park outing with friends, and enjoying the gorgeous pieces I just bought from Stella & Dot’s new fall line and {professionally} getting the word out about those beauties.

To celebrate the launch, and to send my now-retired pieces out in style, I’m running a sample sale AND a raffle. I’ve reduced the pricing on the following pieces, which {for the most part … the only exception is the tote} are now considered “Vintage Stella.” Scoop ’em up fast, ladies: I’ve already said my goodbyes and am ready to let them go. When you see something you like, just email me and we’ll take care of the details. First-come, first-served.

Sample Collage

Moondance Collage And while you’re deciding which of the above you’re going to treat yourself to, enter the raffle using the link below for these lovely summer-time ladies, our Lily Chandeliers. You never know: it just might be your lucky day! 😉

Winner will be drawn on Monday evening, and notified via email.

Lily Chandeliers

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Whatchoo-Wish-You-Were-Wearin’ Wednesday: Flamingo Pink

In one month, I’ll be doing something I’ve never done in my 43 years on the planet:

hopping on a plane all. by. myself.

I’m heading down to Orlando for Stella & Dot’s National Sales Conference, and I can’t tell you how excited I am. After all, it’s called HOOPLA, and you know some serious fun is goin’ down with a name like that.

3 days of new Stella news, fall line previews, swag bags, fashion shows, dance parties, sun, pools, flip flops.

And I’m pretty sure at least one mojito.

I haven’t yet begun to strategize the packing, but oooh, how I wish I could include this top and fun retro clutch.

So … who wants to join me?

 

Hoopla
Whatchoo-Wish-You-Were-Wearin’ Wednesday : A Summer Day

Whatchoo-Wish-You-Were-Wearin’ Wednesday : A Summer Day

This is what I’m dreaming of these last 24 hours, as the snow’s been falling.

I’m picturing myself in this outfit, driving with the window down, tapping my fingers against the wheel to Good Vibrations or Don’t Worry, Baby.

Mmmmm … I’ve loved summer music since the first time I heard Band on the Run.

Summer Days

H&M long sleeve shirt / Mavi Jeans bootcut jeans / Tory Burch / Stella & Dot bib necklace / Stella & Dot silver jewelry / Bobbi Brown Cosmetics beach perfume

 

Please share with me : has spring arrived where you are, or is winter being naughty there, too?

{If you’re drooling over that Stella and Dot necklace as much as I am, you can order it through my party by clicking here. Orders will be placed on Saturday morning. Yay!}

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