How will you Red, White and Blue this year?

shop USA clothing for Fourth of July -- what to wear in red, white and blue

I love Shark Tank. Our family loves to watche the show together. So, when Wes from Tipsy Elves contacted me about their Fourth of July Patriotic sweaters and tops, I was thrilled to check it out. (He sent me the three featured in this post as samples.) If you're a Shark Tank fan, you'll probably remember these guys from the holiday episode in 2013. They seemed to be, pretty much, college frat guys trying to make a few (okay, a lotta few) bucks on the ugly sweater parties (and... um, ugly … [Read more...]

Summer Solstice Sale: Buy 2, Get 1 free

buy two get one free site wide at Jewelryverse.com - no promo code necessary - sale ends 7-25

It's finally time to celebrate summer, so, naturally, it's time for a jewelry sale. Through Thursday, June 25, at noon EST, any and all purchases at Jewelryverse (that's my Chloe + Isabel boutique) qualify for a buy two, get one free promotion -- no promotion code necessary. (Links below the images will take you directly to the piece described.) earrings, statement necklace, pineapple pendant long necklace  The least expensive item of your three will be your freebie, so choose … [Read more...]

Everything you need to know about Rocksbox — plus a free month for you!

rocksbox -- what it is, how to join, oh! And a free month coupon code in the post

After watching friends try Rocksbox for a few weeks, I finally figured I'd join in the fun and give the concept a try. You've all seen my love for the excitement of StitchFix and LeTote arriving on my doorstep, and I already love accessorizing, so why not join a company that sends you beautiful jewels to try, wear and return, or buy! A photo posted by Julie Meyers Pron (@juliempron) on Jun 2, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT How Rocksbox works Joining Rocksbox is simple. You complete a quick survey … [Read more...]

How to Love Your Curls

love your curls -- how to love your curly hair

As a child, my hair was a burden. Brushes wouldn’t comb cleanly through, and after what felt like hours of struggling, left a frizzy mess that no fashion-conscious girl could possibly appreciate. And straightening took, what seemed like, hours. Hours of pulling, hours of hair dryer heat burning my neck. But Mom persisted. She pulled and straightened, pulled and straightened, to achieve the long, straight, volume look we were after. Curly hair always looked and felt unkempt, unfinished. … [Read more...]

Dressing up your simple Summer looks

jewelry to wear with a white or black t-shirt

I attended a garden party over the weekend. Okay, realistically, it was an annual party at a playground and park where the kids and dads played football while the moms all looked like they wanted to join, but were too dressed up to do so. At least, most of them were. Last year, I wore a favorite Lilly Pulitzer dress and heels and I was dressed perfectly. This year, I dropped the look down, a lot. Yet I was still dressed perfectly for the party. Wearing just a white t-shirt and a pair of khaki … [Read more...]

Rounding up my favorite new shoes this Spring

shoe shopping - put some spring and summer in your step

Shoes are definitely one (or two) of my things. I get stopped - everywhere - by people to ask about my shoes. My favorite new shoes this season are all eye-catchers and they're proving comfortable and versatile. An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Introducing Red Water Designs: Jewelry that celebrates elements and style

jewelry that celebrates the elements and style

I still haven't decided what I think of stones that connect us to the elements. I think I like the concept, the idea that wearing howlite will inspire calm energy is fabulous. But does it work? My tiny jury of one is still out on this one. But that's not to say that I won't try it. I mean, if meaningful gemstones are placed in pretty jewelry, why not wear it? And if they might possibly maybe even a tiny bit inspire a feeling of intuition (sodalite) or courage (fire agate), then I'm better … [Read more...]

Get your wardrobe Summer-ready and start wearing these faves this Spring!

shop at home

Summer is just around the corner, is your closet ready? I worked with Shop at Home to provide unique links for special savings for my readers to enjoy some of summer's latest necessities, by way of this sponsored post. Grab these nine faves and you'll be ready for every date night, lunch al fresco and evening event. You aren't yet a member of Shop at Home? Shop at Home provides millions of users with an opportunity to shop from your favorite stores and earn cash back as you shop. Why? … [Read more...]

Casual everyday Spring style for mostly $50 and under

casual spring updates for mostly under $50

Have you cleaned your closet yet? That's one of my goals this week, to box up the Winter and assess the Spring/Summer. So, naturally, I'm shopping Spring instead. I'm casually filling my carts with items I anticipate needing in my closet. I like to keep Spring and Summer clothes on the cheap -- cute shorts, skirts and t-shirts are generally easy to find for less than $50 this time of year. A few jackets may be a little more. Here's what's filling my carts so far. WHBM Cap Sleeve Rayure … [Read more...]