Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Beautiful and Versatile Fall Accessories from Chloe + Isabel, Presented by Erin Brinkley #Review


Every fashionista knows that when fall rolls around, fashion fun truly begins. In the summertime, we like to keep it light and comfortable, and once there's the slightest hint of cooler weather on the way, something inside of us clicks, and we're ready to amp up the fashion and beauty dial. Being that many of us are moms, we love to be fashionable, but need to be comfortable, especially when our kiddos are young, and always on the move. Sometimes amping up our style can be as simple as pairing a piece of jewelry with a plain t-shirt. Little did I know, that I would reconnect with a former classmate, who is now a fabulous wife and mom, and knows a thing or two about no-fuss fashion.




Presented by Erin Dinse Brinkley, Merchandiser

Chloe and Isabel are names that represent the two distinctive personalities seen in C + I customers.  “Chloe” is a fearless fashionista, always in search of the season’s hottest trends, while “Isabel” appreciates, above all, timeless, beautifully-crafted pieces. While they may choose to express themselves in different ways, they do have common threads – like their love of jewelry! Whether you’re a Chloe, an Isabel, or a Chloe-bel (that’s a bit of both!), our community is made up of women just like you. What unites us all in our bond of friendship is creativity and confidence.

About Erin (Chloe + Isabel Merchandiser)
Erin finished 10 years as a teacher in June.  The hustle and bustle of life, her husband changing jobs, and keeping up with three kids (6, 5, and 20 months) left her looking for something to do that made her happy and allowed flexibility...and so her career with Chloe+Isabel started.  

Erin and I were actually classmates in high school, and I remember Erin being very bubbly and bright, smart and stylish. I was thrilled when Erin approached me about learning more about Chloe + Isabel, and offered me a beautiful piece of Chloe + Isabel Jewelry to review. Erin kindly gave me some different jewelry options, and together, we decided on a piece of jewelry we expected would be well received by the MBP community.

Erin wanted me to have the whole Chloe + Isabel experience, so she ordered and shipped a piece of jewelry just for me, directly from Chloe + Isabel, rather than sending me something she'd already purchased.

My Chloe + Isabel jewelry arrived in 4-5 days from the date Erin placed the order for me.

My Chloe + Isabel surprise arrived nicely packaged in a small box (which I was glad to see, because I dislike when companies use larger than life boxes to ship small items). Behind the packing material, I saw a bit of beautiful blue tissue paper poking out, and I quickly grabbed that up, ready to open it and see what awaited me.

My pretty Chloe + Isabel jewelry, all wrapped up, with the packing slip.

The packing slip clearly laid out the contents of the order, and gave instructions for returns, if necessary. It also gave the information on how to reach customer care, although if I had encountered a problem, or found myself with a question, I would have asked Erin, first. She's always standing by to answer questions, demo how to wear the jewelry, give styling tips, or to help her friends and customers place their orders.

My pretty little package from Chloe + Isabel.

Underneath the paper, I found an even cuter little package!

My jewelry was packaged inside of this adorably little cloth drawstring bag, bearing the Chloe + Isabel logo, with a felt tag.

I loved the way the jewelry was packaged and presented. I have purchased and have been sent a lot of jewelry from direct sales companies in the past, and everything I have received (with the exception of one other company), has been packaged the same old boring way- in a box. The packaging of Chloe + Isabel jewelry is the first clue that this is a company that is proud of what they make and sell, and they love to let their own creativity shine through everything they do- including sending out their jewelry to customers.

I know you're itching to see the Chloe + Isabel jewelry I received, so here goes the big reveal...

Ba-da bling! Here it is- a gorgeous Chloe + Isabel Wrap Bracelet!

I knew that Erin was going to send me a wrap bracelet, and I'll go more into why this piece was chosen in a minute, but I didn't know which wrap bracelet Erin would send to me. I had already looked over the wrap bracelets by visiting Erin's Chloe + Isabel Boutique online, and I immediately fell in love with all of the beautiful styles of the wrap bracelets, and the promise of their versatility. Truthfully, I would have loved any of them, but the Bead + Chain Multi-Wrap Bracelet that Erin chose for me, could not have been more perfect!

Gorgeous muted gold tones mixed with hints of green create a gorgeous color combination for the fall season!

Erin wouldn't have known that green just happens to be my favorite color. I have green eyes, and love to wear colors that compliment my eye color, including hues of green and purple. I have gone through most of my life not wearing gold. I decided in my mind (a long, long time ago) that I just didn't care for gold, and would never ever wear it. Then, a few years ago, muted gold and bronze colors really started to explode onto the jewelry scene, and I thought I'd better get with the program, so I began collecting and wearing a few select pieces. 

Bead + Chain Multi Wrap Bracelet on a white background

This particular multi-wrap bracelet from Chloe + Isabel combines different elements- beads, metal and thread, to make a bold, beautiful statement piece that you can actually wear multiple ways. I love the way the green threads go from evergreen to olive and intertwine with the gold chain and the beautiful beads,

Details

Evergreen thread + glass beads hand-crafted into a multi-wrap chain bracelet with an extended loop for an adjustable fit.

*russian gold-plated
*nickel-free
*29" approx. length
*evergreen
*$42.00

As you could imagine, I couldn't wait to wear the multi-wrap bracelet, and when Erin told me that I can wear this bracelet multiple ways, I just about leapt for joy. Nothing is better than a versatile piece of jewelry! Firstly, you can wear this piece as a bracelet, hence the wrap bracelet name. I simply wrapped the strand around my wrist three times, and looped it to close it. In an instant, I had beautiful a beautiful, funky, vintage looking bracelet adorning my wrist.

Here's the Chloe + Isabel multi-wrap bracelet (evergreen) with my entire ensemble.

Dress: Sassimi
Sandals: Aerosoles
Necklace: JewelMint
Bracelet: Chole + Isabel
Shades: Oscar de la Renta

Look how beautifully the bracelet paired with my clover colored dress!

Even the closure on this piece is adorable, and worth showing off!

Love, love, love the multi-layers of the bracelet!

Now, I know this may sound silly, but on Sunday mornings, I lead worship music and use a handheld cordless mic. My arm/wrist is constantly in the air, and I have really started to enjoy wearing bracelets on my right wrist, because I know it's visible. My goal isn't to draw attention to myself, as the focus is on God, but I know that others who are in my line of vision are going to glance at me from time to time, and I feel a bit more confident when my wrist isn't naked!

I did wear the multi-wrap bracelet to church, and wore it as I lead worship, and Idid receive numerous compliments on it. There are a few ladies who pay attention to what I wear, and they love to see me in new jewelry. I was so excited to share with them that the bracelet was so versatile.

The multi-wrap bracelet can also be worn as a necklace, like this.

Since the multi-wrap bracelets can also be worn as a necklace, I planned to take full advantage of that, as well. It can be worn alone, and the length can be adjusted to your preference. I chose the keep the length long, and to pair it with my JM necklace, because of their similar colors. When I layered the two necklaces together, I honestly thought they looked like they belonged together- like they were working to create one long multi layered necklace!

Is it one necklace or two!?

Perhaps the coolest thing that you can do with the Chole + Isabel wrap bracelet, is to wear it in your hair! Yes, you read that correctly! I was definitley intrigued by this concept, but knew that I would need a little tutorial on how to make it work. Lucky for me, Erin had already taken the time to create a 'how to' video for her customers and friends.

Take a look as Erin demonstrates the different ways to wear the wrap bracelet- the hair tutorial is last.



Pretty cool, right? I had to watch the video a couple of times to make sure I was correctly following Erin's instructions for turning the bracelet into beautiful hair bling. Once I got that down, I slid the bracelet turned headband onto my head. I immediately noticed that it was too loose, and was absolutely not going to stay put, so I found some smaller hair bows, and swapped them out, repeating the steps to make the headband. Once I adjusted the hair bows and got the headband on, I discovered that the fit was much better. It was still a little loose, but this will be the case no matter what I do, because my hair is super thin, and fine, and I have never really been able to wear headbands without them slipping right off. I found that it helped that my hair was curly the day I did this. If I had straightened it, it would have been too slick, and this wouldn't have worked as well. I also found that using a couple of mini bobby pins at the sides helped this stay in place for several hours.

Here it is- my beautiful hair bling, courtesy of Erin and her Chloe + Isabel Boutique.

I was so excited to finally get the headband right!


Hair bling and my boy!

As a mom, I am no stranger to my hair winding up on top of my head at some point during the day. I like having long hair, but it just gets in the way sometimes, and up is the way to go. By wearing the wrap bracelet as a headband, it helps keep my hair out of my face, and really dresses up an otherwise dull and boring look. Adding this piece can quickly and easily take your casual look from drab to fab. Obviously, it dressed up my plain old boring t-shirt, and made me feel cute and fun, while keeping my hair out of the way for a day of play with my favorite little guy!

I am so, so glad that Erin and I were able to reconnect, and thank her for introducing me to Chloe + Isabel Jewelry! I have had so much fun looking through all of their beautiful pieces, and am making wish lists (for myself) for Christmas, and am also thinking of some of my family members who would fall head over heels in love with some of these beautiful styles! I love that the Chloe + Isabel website is user friendly, and that you can shop Erin's Chloe + Isabel Boutique by category. Also, each piece in the boutique is shown with its detailed information, as well as pairing suggestions! This is a huge help to someone like me who might say, 'Well, I love that necklace, but what earrings would I wear with that?'

Crystal Square Stud Earrings on a white background
Suggested to pair with the Multi-Wrap Bracelet (Love!)

Take a look at some of the other gorgeous Chloe + Isabel pieces on my personal wish list...

Beau Monde Stud Earrings on a white background
Beau Monde Studs


Color Code Teal Teardrop Necklace on a white background
Color Code Teal Teardrop Necklace


Bead + Chain Multi-Wrap Bracelet  on a white background
Multi-Wrap Bracelet (because one just isn't enough!)


La Lune Sculpted Click-Top Hoop Earrings on a white background
La Lune Sculpted Click Top Earrings


Pavé Ball Stud Earrings on a white background
Pave Ball Stud Earrings


Ocean Lace Statement Necklace on a white background
Ocean Lace Statement Necklace


Crystal Pavé Double Link Drop Earrings on a white background
Crystal Pave Double Link Drop Earrings

I could go on and on with my wish list, and after seeing some of these beautiful pieces, I'm sure you could, too! One of the best ways to obtain Chloe + Isabel Jewelry is to earn it through hostess rewards! You can host a party and earn various monthly incentives.  Every month the incentive that does not change is for every $200 dollars in sales, the host will receive $50 in jewelry credits.  A host can host a show online OR in person.  For more information on hosting your own Chloe + Isabel show, contact Erin.

I'm so impressed by the quality of Chloe + Isabel jewelry. This is beautiful, unique, durable jewelry that will be able to withstand a little abuse from little hands (nothing too wild, though- the usual tugs, and such), and that you'll want to wear again and again!

An additional note about Chloe + Isabel Jewelry from Erin

Our pieces are always: Hypoallergenic, nickel-free, and lead safe, Packaged in keepsake pouches perfect for gifts, and Branded with signature Chloe + Isabel closures.  We stand behind our jewelry, and because of this, we offer a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee on all pieces. In the unlikely instance that you experience defect or damage, we will replace the item at no cost to you.

Want Some? Buy Some!

You can shop Erin's Chloe + Isabel Boutique right from the comfort of your own home! Browse by category or style, shop from the interactive lookbook, and get ready to be blown away by all of the beautiful jewelry that is just waiting for you to wear! Trust me when I say you're going to love it all! Be sure to connect with Erin on Facebook through her Chloe + Isabel Boutique page. You can also connect with Erin on Instagram. Interested in the Chloe + Isabel business opportunity? Don't be shy- contact Erin with your questions, or leave them in the comment section!

NEW! Birthstone Studs- Just $22.00!

Enter to Win a Wrap Bracelet!

Erin is offering readers who purchase a pair of Chloe + Isabel Birthstone Studs (just launched on Sept. 9th) the chance to win a Chloe + Isabel Wrap Bracelet. All those who purchase a pair of birthstone studs will be entered to win. The studs are gorgeous, and are just $22.00. They would make a beautiful gift to someone special, or would be a lovely compliment to your personal birthstone jewelry collection. Please note that there is no Rafflecopter form for entries to this giveaway, and this giveaway is being hosted by Erin, through her personal Chloe + Isabel business. Once a winner has been chosen, we will announce the winner on Erin's fan page, as well as on the MBP blog.

If you purchase a pair of birthstone studs from Erin's C+I Boutique, please be in touch with Erin or comment on this post with your e-mail address to let us know about your purchase, and to be entered to win the wrap bracelet.

I want to say a special thank you to Erin for introducing me to all that Chloe + Isabel has to offer, from the beautiful jewelry to their business plan and hostess incentives. I love my very first piece of Chloe + Isabel Jewelry and look forward to becoming a customer, and sharing about more gorgeous Chloe + Isabel looks in the future!

Happy shopping & stay stylish!




5 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Muti-purpose jewelry- wow! Every piece you shared is amazing. The packaging and bag is so cute!

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  2. That is so cute! I love the colors and the many ways you can wear it! Totally adorable!

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  3. I love the colors and I really want the head piece.

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  4. Nice Christmas gifts and pretty color

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  5. id love to have a few of these pieces. they are very lovely.

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