Sponsor Welcome: Pretty Please Jewelry (for a great cause!)

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The two best kind of purchases you can make are those that are either a crazy good bargain or one that gives back and helps others. Well, one of my newest sponsors happens to be doing BOTH and I am thrilled to share this new venture with you guys! Pretty Please Jewelry Shop was started by two former Tiffany & Co. employees who wanted to marry their love of jewelry and charitable work.  They operate on a ONE FOR ONE business model where for every piece sold, one will be donated to both local and national women/children related foundations such as Dress for Success, BrightPink.org, NoMore.org., and Boston Children’s Hospital.  And for the month of June they are working with the ONE Fund Boston, a cause near and dear to us here in Boston, giving a little sparkle and joy to women directly affected by the marathon bombings (victims, nurses, first responders, family members of victims, etc.) How wonderful is that?

Not to mention the stuff is adorable, fun and completely affordable. I haven’t seen anything on their site for more than $50! But this is no ordinary online store- they sell their pieces via Facebook, a new phenomenon in the retail industry (read more in this article from Inc. Magazine).  To purchase you need to go to their site, “Like” their page and then visit every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm when they post their latest selection of offerings. When you see something you like, you comments with your e-mail address and they will e-mail you a PayPal payment request to complete the purchase. Simple as that.

Here are some fun selections from recent sales! I hope you’ll check them out!

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Sponsor Welcome: Buckley K.

I am a huge proponent of simple dressing. When you fill your closet with trendy items the expiration date on your look looms.  I always err on the side of spending most of my clothing budget on staples and then a little on the trendier items that I know I’ll never want to wear again in 3 months.  So when Buckley K. came to my attention and asked to become a sponsor I, of course, said yes. I may not always re-iterate this but I only accept sponsors that I truly believe in and am happy to attach my name to. I turn down far more than I accept. But this brand falls in line with what I believe in: well made (in the U.S.A.!!!), cleanly tailored pieces in wardrobe staple colors and silhouettes. Oh, and the company is named after the sibling owners dog Buckley. Hello- totally me.

Some of my favorite pieces (click images for links):

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In fact, I wore the Bistro Dress this weekend while walking around Beacon Hill and was stopped and asked where it was from twice! Completely comfy and flattering (and quite perfect for a jaunt to the ocean, if you ask me…)

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1. The dress.

2. I wore it with my “wear them everyday” little diamond studs Andrew gave me when I finished my book, but these are a funkier, modern version of that!

3. My J.Crew denim jacket has been in my closet for almost a decade- they still make the same one. It’s such a classic.

4. Studded sandals (mine are Tory Burch that have since sold out, but these are killer and similar!)

5. This tote that bears my initials in gold. Roomy and great for everyday!

6. A fun scarf for when it gets chilly.

7. This necklace which I have been rocking constantly- it’s SO cool!!!

 

Sponsor Offer: Maine Getaway Discount!

Last weekend Andrew took me up to Marblehead for the day to just get away for a bit.  There is nothing more relaxing than the ocean to me, and nothing more charming than New England’s seaside towns.  A little R&R, even in little doses, helps rejuvenate and inspire me so much. So I am psyched to be able to offer you guys a special discounted rate from one of our favorite inns in the beautiful town on Kennebunkport, Maine for the month of June!  All EOS readers can get 25% off their stay this month at The Inn at English Meadows- a quick trip from Boston and the perfect spot to spend a couple nights away from the kids/dogs/job/renovation/stress/traffic/noise of life.

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(They make the best breakfasts too!)

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My favorite things to do when in Kennebunkport: a trip to Goose Rocks Beach, a little wandering about town and lunch by the water, a visit to Snug Harbor Farm (mini-ponies AND beautiful home and garden stuff?!) a drink at Old Vines Wine Bar and dinner out somewhere fab like The White Barn, Earth  or Ocean (haven’t been there yet but hear great things).  It’s also an awesome place to do some serious real-estalking. So many gorgeous old homes!

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Snug Harbor Farm

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Also, ample snuggle time with the Inn’s adorable beyond words Goldendoodle Bailey.

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Pick your room HERE and call the inn at 1 (800) 272-0698 to book by mentioning EOS!

 

 

Summer Block Prints: Kalyana Textiles

When the weather starts getting warmer I find myself drawn to more bohemian styles, particularly block prints, a long standing personal favorite. Kalyana Textiles is a new small business that specializes in lovely home goods that are hand printed in India providing families there a sustainable source of income. It’s such a great business model and look at how fetching these prints are! And just for you, enjoy free shipping on your order through April 15th by using the code “EOSSHIP”. ( FYI- US orders only!)
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The printing process in action.

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Along with pillows, they sell quilts, napkins and tea towels.

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Sponsor Welcome: MK Style

MK Style is one of our newest sponsors and one that I personally am thrilled about!  The Denver based home store is the brainchild of two very stylish ladies, Molly Simons and Katie Agron.  Their style is very “me” so I thought it might also be very “you”.  Check out some of my favorite items in their online shop (click image for link) and if you live in Denver, go visit them!

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