***This giveaway is now closed – see below to see who won!***
Thanks to random.org, the person who’s about to be decorated with a piece of Chloe + Isabel bling is… Samara (who says she loves Jessica Alba’s jewelry style). Congrats!
Having come from a family-owned small business background, I have always had a special affinity for local small businesses. I love knowing that when I buy from them, I am helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy go to summer camp, or an entrepreneurial woman achieve dreams that she never thought possible – rather than lining the already fat pockets of yet another CEO. Therefore, I am on a mission to feature my favorite local small businesses on my blog, and give away fab finds so that more people can discover and enjoy these hidden jewels.
My very first feature is of Carolina’s Chloe + Isabel Boutique. Not only do I love their jewelry, but I love that the mission of c + i is to empower women entrepreneurs. I am super excited for Carolina that she opened her own boutique, and am impressed with her bravery for trying something new. During our photo shoot, I knew that she was nervous and felt extremely awkward, but she did an awesome job following my directions fully and opening herself up. I think she ended up looking like a natural born model! Here is a little interview I conducted with her:
How did you discover Chloe + Isabel? What do you enjoy most about it?
I discovered Chloe + Isabel last year at a friend’s party. I was hesitant to attend at first but once I saw the jewelry I seriously fell in love! I bought a few pieces over the past year and every time I wear them I always get compliments. Chloe + Isabel jewelry is very unique in my opinion and always adds style to any outfit. All of their jewelry is hypoallergenic, nickel-free and lead safe, and comes packaged in the cutest keepsake pouch that is perfect to use whether you want to store your jewelry at home or when traveling. Did I say I love it???
How would you describe your style?
Hmm…well the first question you have to ask yourself is “Are you a Chloe or an Isabel?” Chloe is not afraid to take risks. She is a trendsetter who is whimsical and daring. Isabel is a classic beauty. Her style is sophisticated, romantic and chic. I would say I’m definitely more of an Isabel because I like simple, yet classy looks.
What are the different ways to shop c + i?
Anyone can order directly from my website. Hosting your own “pop-up” party has incentives too. You can earn free jewelry and credits towards your purchase. If you are worried about finding time on everyone’s busy schedule, the online pop-up party is the way to go! See below for a special promotion I am running for this blog feature.
What do you do to relax and have fun?
I enjoy playing in my golf league every week. I wish I had more time for it to improve my game, but at the end of the day just being outside is both fun and relaxing to me. I also spend a lot of time gardening and try to get out and run every week.
Which is your favorite piece of c + i jewelry?
My favorite piece right now is the Bead + Chain Multi Wrap Bracelet. These come in a few different colors but my favorite is the Evergreen and Bronze. You can wear it as either a bracelet or necklace, so that is a bonus!
What were the thoughts that entered your mind when you saw your images from your photo shoot or your thoughts on the experience?
My first thought when I saw the pictures was AMAZING. I felt awkward during the shoot as I’ve never done something like this before, but the end result was worth it. I love all the pictures and how they capture the different pieces of jewelry and their intricate details. I think every girl should treat themselves to something fun and different every once in a while and a photo shoot is definitely worth it!
See that very lovely Modern Deco Stretch Bracelet on Carolina’s right wrist? It is one of her favorite pieces, and she is giving one away ($48 value)! Additionally, the winner will receive a discount code for $25 off a $75 order.
- PRIZE: One Modern Deco Stretch Bracelet & a discount code for $25 off a $75 order
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “I WANT THE JEWELS!” and for an extra entry, tell us…
- BONUS QUESTION: …what celebrity’s style do you most crave for your own wardrobe / jewelry collection? Is there one actress, model, singer, or politician (?) that you’d like to raid the closet of?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Friday, July 18 at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: The United States
- SPECIALS: Anyone who books a pop-up in August and mentions this blog will receive a special gift from Carolina in addition to hostess incentives. Email Carolina for more info.
- NOTE: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. Must be 18 or over to enter. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on next Saturday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Saturday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
- TO FOLLOW: “Like” Carolina’s Chloe + Isabel Boutique Facebook page