BloomsyBox Review: #TreatYoself with Beautiful, Single-Variety Monthly Bouquets

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written in partnership with BloomsyBox. I was provided with a complimentary bouquet of the month from Bloomsybox.com for review purposes. The below opinions are my own. My full Disclosure Policy is here.

It’s amazing how much more chic one’s life can feel with a beautiful bunch of fresh blooms in your living space. It’s one of those little things that doesn’t necessarily cost a lot, but can really lift one’s spirits (as evidenced by the market for flower bouquet for numerous special occasions). BloomsyBox takes it a step further and asks why don’t we all just #treatyoself with a bouquet just for ourselves? We all probably tend to put other people first, so sometimes something indulgent like a pretty bunch of flowers is a well-deserved treat. So…why don’t we??

BloomsyBox is a flower subscription service which offers single-variety bouquets (which means no filler flowers that you don’t want). Every month is a surprise as to what seasonal flowers you receive, and you can sign up (or gift) Small, Medium, or Large size bouquets starting at $39.99/month. If that’s not enough for you, you can also sign up for bouquet delivery every 2 weeks, or every week if you want! Also, if you are a rose lover, you can receive a monthly flower subscription of roses every month (and check out all the cool varieties they offer…I’ve never seen some of these offered with a floral subscription service!).

Summer is in Full Bloom with a BloomsyBox Subscription Box

The box I received for August opened to reveal a wrapped bouquet of Free Spirit Roses, which are a rare orange and hot pink rose variety with an absolutely staggering petal count that open super-wide once in a vase. BloomsyBox includes with every shipment a detailed “Bloomsy Facts” card about the flowers you receive, which is particularly interesting.

They also are Rainforest Alliance Certified, using less water, more efficient farm management, and improved conditions for farm workers, so you know you’re doing something good for the environment with a purchase.

This is how they look when they arrive. They look pretty small and compact, yes? Well, just you wait!

Day 1: Put into a vase following the included Tips to Enjoy Your BloomsyBox Instructions, the Free Spirit roses still seem pretty small and crumpled.

They smell really fragrant…but aren’t really show-stoppers.

Day 2: The roses have begun to settle and open. There are about 20 of them in there.

Day 3: Uh-oh. These are already too many for the vase!

On Day 3 I removed a few flowers and made another arrangement with flowers from my garden.

And then Day 4 I had to remove more…and more…and more…until by Day 6 I could only comfortably fit 8 blooms into the large vase because the blooms were so wide!

That’s how big each rose opens up to! Unbelievable! I literally have 5 vases of roses decorating my home now…

The BloomsyBox bouquet is still going strong into Day 7…and the number of blooms was so generous I was able to share with coworkers too and spread the happy around.

BloomsyBox will keep you #BloomingHappy all month long!

Check Out BloomsyBox Monthly Flower Subscription Now

xo

Carly

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Enter to Win Sock It To Me’s Annual Global Design-A-Sock Contest – $2000 Grand Prize

Portland’s own Sock It to Me is calling artists of all ages and talents from around the world to submit a uniquesock design for a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash along with a big batch of products, and have their winning design manufactured as part of Sock It to Me’s next fashion collection!

Unicorns, hot dogs, pugs, bacon – whatever your inner artist aspires to – think up a cool design and sketch it for a chance to win! Download your entry form here, and submit your funky, awesome design below!

Submit your Entry Form For a Chance to Win

Good luck, you guys!
Can’t wait to see the awesome designs you come up with!
xo
Carly

Review: Chic DIY Style Jewelry with SOUFEEL

FTC Disclosure: I was gifted a SOUFEEL charm bracelet and charms to write a review about the product. I received no other compensation. The below opinions are my own. My full Disclosure Policy is here.

soufeel-bangle-charms-chic-steals1Recently the kind folks over at SOUFEEL contacted me about reviewing their sterling silver bracelets and charms. After I checked them out and saw that they had a similar style and feel to the ubiquitous PANDORA bracelets but at a lower price-point, I said sure!

soufeel-bangle-charms-chic-steals2 Here are a couple facts about the brand:

SOUFEEL bracelets and charms are made from .925 sterling silver and top-quality materials, and can fit other brand-name bracelets like PANDORA and Chamilia (at a fraction of the cost!). They offer FREE SHIPPING worldwide with orders over $50 and a 365-day return and exchange guarantee. You can also receive a Free Bracelet with any order over $99.

The best thing about SOUFEEL that you can choose your own bangle, charms, stoppers, and decorations, to make a DIY piece of jewelry that completely reflects your style. (Or that of a loved one!)

soufeel-bangle-charms-chic-steals3I chose charms in a sleek silver, black, and crystal palette, intending them to be neutral and go with everything. My bangle is made from:

Sterling Silver Basic Charms Bangle   /  Black and White Magic Charm  /  Sparkly Brightly Stopper Charm (Out of Stock) Pyramid of Egypt Charm  /  April Birthstone White Crystal Barrel Charm  /  A String of Round Dots Stopper Charm

When the bracelet and charms arrived I couldn’t get over how beautifully they were packaged: they would truly make a great gift just as-is, no wrapping required. The charms are all high-quality and to me, indistinguishable from other brand-name sterling silver charm bracelets. soufeel-bangle-closure-chic-stealsAnd the catch on the bracelet, though a little tricky to open the first couple times, closes so securely you won’t lose anything (and the bracelet won’t slide off skinny wrists like mine – something I struggle with all the time!)

soufeel-bangle-charms-chic-steals4SOUFEEL has also provided Chic Steals readers with an exclusive coupon code to use on any order:

Use coupon Cais5 to receive 5% off your order!

Shop SOUFEEL Now

Thank you SOUFEEL for working with me – I’m delighted at

xo

Carly

 

Shopbop THE BIG SPRING SALE – Save Up to 25% – Currently Live

image029 The bi-annual HUGE Shopbop Sale is now LIVE (from Tuesday March 3 6:30 AM EST) …going until Sunday March 8 at 4 AM EST.

The more you spend, the more you save, with:

  • 15% off purchases over $250
  • 20% off purchases over $500
  • 25% off purchases over $1000

On EVERYTHING on the site! (Except for Stuart Weitzman)

Get Your Discount Here and Shop Now

Also, if you want to check out some of the top sellers in the past month on Shopbop.com, here are the top 5 trending items (from left to right):

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Loco Domo Packrat Backpack  //  5th & Mercer Long sleeve Dress (comes in 4 colors)  //  DVF Zarita Lace Dress (4 colors)  //  One by Contrarian Maxi Dress (8 colors!)  //  BB Dakota Lillian Drapey Front Jacket (4 colors)

Shop the Shopbop Spring Sale Now

Happy Shopping!

xo

Carly

Coveroo Promotional Video: Let’s Make Awesome

So I feel completely shamefaced to say that I neglected to share my last video project with you guys!

I founded the video and media production company Uncommon Era in April, and have been working here and there producing fashionably awesome online videos, commercials, promotional videos, corporate videos, animations, and crowdfunding videos for a variety of clients.

The latest one we produced for Coveroo: this really neat interchangeable phone/tech cases company that does custom-printing on just about any surface imaginable. (And, incidentally, good friends with Modify Watches, our very first video production client ever!)

Coveroo wanted a video that showed the versatility of the Coveroo cases and appealed to a young, fashion-oriented audience: something fun, youthful, and beautiful.

So, did we do it? What do you think of the video? (Now featured on Coveroo’s website.)

Thanks so much to the Coveroo team, who were just awesome to work with. I’m so glad we were able to make it even more awesome together!

Producers: Kevin Brown and Carly J. Cais, Uncommon Era
Director: Kevin Brown
Director of Photography: Phil Anderson
1st AC: Patrick Blevins
Grip/Electric, 2nd AC: Justen Hundley
Art Direction and Set: Clif Chandler
Styling: Carly J. Cais
Hair/Makeup: Patty Harding
Model: Natasha Ward

Shot in Portland, Oregon.

If you’re a brand or small business looking to get your fun, fashionable story out there on your website, YouTube, or any other online channel – reach out to us so we can craft your awesome together. We only need YOU to make it happen.

xo
Carly

Get More Bang for Your Buck with the Dollar Tree Anniversary Event Bonus Buys – Happening Now!

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their special Anniversary Event Bonus Buys with you! For my Official Disclosure Policy, see here.

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It’s the Dollar Tree Anniversary Celebration, and many of your favorite items and DIY supplies are being offered in larger sizes (still for the low, low price of just $1)!!

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