Thursday, March 27, 2014

LA Market!

Why I Love my Job

Last week the bosses, Brittany, Courtney and myself headed to LA for market.  For those of you curious as to what market is and what we do there this blog is definitely worth a read! We work hard but always find time to have a little fun.

Our journey begins very early on a Sunday morning. We meet at the airport for our 7am flight and are all still sleeping a little. After we board the plan, we wait to be served complimentary drinks (non alcoholic of course) and peanuts. 

Once we land in LA, we hail a cab that will esquire us to the fashion district in downtown LA. Our particular cabby this time drove about 100 MPH the whole way and I definitely felt as we might die that day. Fortunately we didn't.

Once we've reached downtown LA and get dropped off by our suicidal cabby, we are officially ready to start our day! I love downtown LA. These are two buildings that we generally spend most of our time.

Once inside, we begin with our 9 am appointment. This day it happened to be at Hudson with our sales rep, Sasha. She begins to show us samples and we all take note.

Everyone is listening intently as to what Sasha is saying as we decide what to buy for each store.

Sometimes, we will have Brittany and Kristie try stuff on to see how it fits! Looking good Brittany!

Work it Kristie!

After the modeling, we select the items we want to buy and line them up accordingly. Then, we write the order.

Next, we go to another appointment in a different showroom. We are shown more samples and start the buying process over again. 

 Andrea listening and drinking a hot tea, as well as it looks like a few other beverages. We are big on hydration.

 Another showroom, trying on more items! Take it off!

Working hard?! Or hardly working?! ;) I love my job!

 I am a huge fan of all the displays that are in showrooms. This particular one was my favorite. It was all candy and we could eat it too. Heaven!

 More cool displays!

At our last appointment of the day, it is safe to say that we are all a little delirious. However, there is still work to be done! But when you walk into a showroom that has dinosaur displays, pugs and fun colors, let's just say it's not easy to be serious or stay focused.

This little guy was awesome!

Pugs not drugs!

 A fun pillow! I loved this showroom!
After getting all the fun stuff out of our system, it was time to buckle down and get serious and start writing orders for these magnificent items .

 Apparently, Andrea was having a little too much fun writing orders. Muahahahaha!

After our last appointment, its time for some fun! This particular trip we attended a Geek convention at the Icehouse. Let's just say we definitely raised some eyebrows while in attendance.

There was a comedian too that was pretty funny! Here is a groupie pic after the show, we are still laughing!

After a night out on the town, we resort to our hotel to get some sleep so we can do it all over again tomorrow. This trip we woke up to an earthquake! Kind of scary!

LA at night

This concludes our LA market buying trip. 

Now get into our stores and start buying up all the amazing product we have!!

See you shopping!

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Training in AZ

Helping you to not get a "Bronx Cheer"

March is a beautiful time of year, especially in AZ! Our gorgeous sunny and 75 degree weather makes any spring breaker want to spring to our state.  Along with the weather comes plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.  My personal favorite outdoor activity are the spring training games. Rather you like baseball or not a spring training game is something you must attend this month. With stadiums everywhere and a game everyday it is easy to get in several this season.  While you sit on the lawn drinking a cold beer and watching the players in those nice infamous baseball pants, be aware that someone may be checking you out and your outfit better be a “homer", pun intended. Here are some suggestions of cute and comfortable outfits to wear so you don’t “strike out” ;)

The "Chicago Cubs Fan"
Maxi Skirt $26
Tube top $12

The "Fly Ball"

Printed shorts $24
Crochet crop top $28
Sandals $35

The "Dinger"

Ruffle crop top $24
Seven for all mankind denim shorts $148
Flower necklace $29

The "Hot Corner"

Neon crop top $30
Necklace $29
Seven for all mankind denim shorts $148

Taylor, please stop touching the mannequins buttocks. 
We'll save that for the baseball players ;)

Stop in today at any of our 4 locations to get the looks you see here today!

Happy Spring Training!

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Show Off your Relationship Status with Dogeared Jewelry

Valentine’s Day

After we are done celebrating ASU’s favorite holiday (The Phoenix Open) ;) we now look to the next holiday. In this case it happens to be…….drumroll please………………..Valentine’s Day. This holiday can be sensitive for some but great for others. In a stereotypical scenario, V-Day usually feels like this to the following people. It can make singletons feel sad that cupid hasn’t struck them with a love arrow yet.  It can make guys in relationships sweat knowing that they need to at least try to meet their sweeties expectations. As for the girls in relationships, they just sit back and wait to be doted on this special day by their love (hence the expectations).

Rather you are single or taken we have the perfect gift for you and or your loved one this Valentine’s Day. What is this "perfect" gift you ask? The answer is Dogeared jewelry. 

Dogeared jewelry can be found at all 4 of our locations. The following necklaces and rings are 14K gold dipped. The necklaces are 18 inches and the rings come in sizes 6, 7, or 8. They come on cute backings with sweet/funny sayings and are put into a pretty box upon purchase. 

Single....and not about to settle necklace

Loved Necklace

 Taken Ring

Buy one for your special someone or buy one for yourself for being so awesome. 

One things for sure, whatever your relationship status this Valentines Day, show it off with jewelry! 

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

What to wear to the Waste Management Open

Waste Management Open

It’s that time of year again in Arizona....The Waste Management Open (WMO).  For those of us unfamiliar with the event you might be asking yourself, what is the WMO?  Let’s just say the WMO is a golf tournament that has found a way to make golf a little bit cooler and a little more fun. Along with my opinion I will also give you these fun facts….

1.     The WMO is the most attended golf tournament in the world.
2.     It attracts over half a million people. Last year on just Saturday 179,000 people attended the tournament.

Sidenote: The WMO has become so popular that Tiger Woods opts out of playing because it has become “too much of a party.” I am guessing he is just upset because who are we kidding, no one actually watches golf. J

We are not watching golf because we are too busy enjoying the “winter” temperatures of 75 degrees and drinking cocktails with our friends. All while basking in the Arizona sun. That being said, the WMO is the place to be and be scene. Not surprisingly, fashion is at the center of attention.

What to wear you ask? If you are thinking of golf fashion then you might be thinking this vest would be expectable…….

You think to yourself, “ Dang, I look good. I can’t wait for everyone to check out my fly vest and tell me how great I look. Hey, is that a cute boy over there?”

If you find yourself alone and no one wants to talk to you and that cute boy never even glances in your direction, then you my friend have missed the WMO fashion train.

Some will be dressed in stereotypical golf attire such as this vest. However if golf attire isn’t your forte then we are here to give you some great options to be cute yet comfortable. Bright colors and smiles are the top trends we see this year!

Tribal Birdie Dress
Dress $42
Brewzzer boots $129

Perfect Form Dress
 Dress $40
Brewzzer boots $129

But seriously, check out that golf form! It's like Happy Gilmore in a dress. Go Kendra!

 Fun in the sun Romper
 Romper $40
Marlene Heels $99

It's a Great Day for Some Golf Dress
Dress $36
Clutch $32

Keeping it Casual Ruffle Maxi Dress
Dress $38
Necklace $28

Head to Toe Hole in One Outfit
Mint sweater $36
Crop and Roll 7 For All Mankind white denim $158

Statement Necklace $33

Tribal Flats $32

All of these beautiful outfits can be found at any Divaz Boutique or Grand Central Clothing! Come on in and let us find you your perfect WMO outfit! 

Don't get caught being this girl! No one wants to be her.

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