If you stopped by yesterday and read about Rainbow Acres, then you know I mentioned that a super fun collaboration was on its way to help raise a little money for this great organization. If you didn’t read about Rainbow Acres I encourage you to do so as it will make this whole post seem even more exciting and meaningful!
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of winning a blog giveaway from WeddObsessed that involved a gorgeous cocktail ring from Stella and Dot. I was thrilled of course but it was what came along with the prize that was even more exciting for me. Rachel Schwemmer is the Independent Stylist who sponsored the giveaway and along with the prize she sent a note that said she’d love to work with me on a way to raise money for charity with her jewelry. After a little email brain storming session, we decided to have an online Trunk Show with 10% of the sales going to charity. I commend Rachel and have to give her all the credit as it was her idea and her willingness to give back that made this happen. I was all too happy to host the Trunk Show as I thought it would be a unique way to get some gorgeous jewelry and give back all at one time.
If you are unfamiliar with Stella & Dot, here is a little info from Rachel on the company:
Stella and Dot is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Our vintage inspired boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. Designed in New York and San Francisco by award winning trend-setters who also create jewelry sold in Neiman Marcus and Fred Segal, our jewelry has been featured in top fashion magazines like InStyle and Lucky Magazine. It is also worn by celebrities like Paris Hilton, Viola Davis and many others. Not to mention the affordability – much of the line is under $50.
Our foundation’s mission is to create a positive change for women. Through the sale of our Stella & Dot Foundation bracelets and charms we support the following charities:
It’s never been a better time to accessorize! 10% of all sales from this Trunk Show will be donated to Rainbow Acres
But that’s not all. Yep, it gets better. Everyone that makes a purchase will be entered into a drawing to win $50 towards even more Stella & Dot jewelry! To up your odds even further, after you make a purchase, Like Rachel’s facebook page, you will get another entry towards that $50 in jewelry! Leave a comment here to let us know you did so!
So in short you get some beautiful new jewelry, money goes to help a great organization, AND you just might win $50 to buy even more great jewelry! Do us a favor and spread the word- the more money raised, the better! Of course their jewelry is perfect for your wedding day but it would also make a lovely Bridesmaid or MOB/MOG gift. Their line is so versatile that any of the pieces would be a great addition to your jewelry collection or would make a great gift!
I have absolutely no idea where the something old, new, borrowed and blue tradition originated from. I just know it is one of the few wedding traditions I am game to uphold. Namely because the possibilities are endless and you can get as creative (not that I really did) as you want with your items. I do believe in actual items, not just having a blue ribbon tied in my dress or a blue sole on my shoe. To me that is cheating. Here are my items in all their glory.
First, Something Borrowed (Perhaps also something old, depending on if old means something you already have or something actually old. Someone please clarify):
My grandmother’s cameo that she wore on her wedding day over fifty years ago. It was her aunt’s and she recently admitted that her aunt only gave it to her because she agreed to have her daughter in the wedding! Wedding drama hasn’t changed much ladies. In an endless effort to support her grandchildren in any way possible she has charted the undiscovered territory known to most of us as the internet. My grandma, who could barely send emails a few months ago, now knows what a “blog” is and how to navigate it. Some 100 posts ago, I put up a wedding picture of hers. She loved her little piece of internet fame but could not figure out how to find it again. She proudly announced to me yesterday that she figured out how to find her picture, by scrolling through literally 100+ posts that came after it! That is dedication. To save her the trouble, I told her I would post another wedding picture. (I also added a Grandma category which can be found in the category box on the right. Just scroll down, click on your name and voila, your pictures will appear!)
She was also bummed out by this sad looking little boy in the cake cutting picture because she thought it looked like she had a child before she was married! Which was not okay in the 50′s.
I sewed blue pearls in the center of the flower I made for my hair. They are subtle but also visible.
As we speak, Carly Thomas, is dreaming up some amazing earrings which should serve as something new!
So unless I decide not to double something borrowed with something old, I am covered. If not, something old seems fairly easy to come by.
What are you using for your items? Oh and don’t forget the sixpence in the shoe. (Where does one get a sixpence?)