Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Etsy Wishlist...

Oh Etsy... you time consuming site. Let's see what I'm loving this week~

These heart dishes are so cute if you had a few in all different colors. For jewelry? even just plain on a dresser or console table would add so much charm.

So different and whimsical, this is a great way to reuse old book pages. This one of a kind Alice in Wonderland print is perfect for a nursery.

Great print for the bedroom! A reminder to never go to bed angry... which is the best advice because you truly will sleep better and wake happier~

Happy Wednesday! Now go buy $omething...


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weekend Photo Shoot

This past Saturday I had a photo shoot for a my line. I wanted to do something artsy and fun and show a story and the theme of Social Grace Designs. Here is a sample of a photo we took...

What do you think? Personally, I love it~


Monday, August 29, 2011

SGD loves...

I am seriously in LOVE with Tucker Blouses... the prints are lovely, the silhouette is perfection, and the colors are so vibrant! I am a total sucker for patterns.

come to mama's new fall wardrobe! I wish... *sigh...

D.Ra Photo Shoot

Here are some photos of the D.Ra photo shoot-- there are many more, but here's a peak-- the clothes are stunning and the model looks fabulous~

She's wearing Social Grace Designs' signature Large Vintage Monogram Necklace, Gold Chain Link Necklace, and some Vintage Monogram bracelets. So lovely when all layered together... Thanks again D.Ra for a fun time and great photos!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Love Jewelry...

SGD is coming out with some new ways to declare your love... subtle and tasteful is always in style! Pictures to come~ samples are in progress!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wedding Weekend in Temecula

I'm heading to a wedding in Temecula this weekend and it's going to be held at a winery. I'm very excited because the bride and groom are both dear friends of mine. It got me thinking as to what I would want to wear if I didn't have a budget...

1. The weather is going to be very warm so I thought this parasol would be adorable if the b&g provided a bit of shade 2. Sunblock is a must for everyday! (even if not attending a lovely outdoor wedding) 3. This adorable clutch is perfect for holding or wearing cross-body when you need free hands to sample some wine and nibble on hors d'oeuvres 4. Hydrate! all day, everyday 5. wearing a bit of personal, subtle jewelry is always a good idea- especially this vintage looking bracelet by SGD 6. This silk dress had me at hello- classy, pretty, flirty... it's perfection. 

a girl can dream~

Cleaning Day

Today is house cleaning day as well as cyber cleaning day. Off to get some kinks out and make things run more smoothly as well as add new items to Social Grace Designs...

Have I encouraged you to tidy things up as well? You'll feel better once you do~


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Serendipity Magazine

Serendipity is a great magazine to help the asian bride. Have you heard of it? It gives you all the references that all brides need so it's not just for asians, but it does help when you need specific info that is culturally relevant.

Social Grace Designs jewelry was featured in it as well as great go-to gifts for the bridal party and even the bride herself. Thanks Serendipity!


My Etsy Wishlist

Yes, it's that time of week to share my etsy loves. I think I go on it everyday in search of everything! I buy a lot of my art from the site since I know it will usually be one of a kind. Here are a few things that I'm drooling over this week...

this Guestbook Puzzle is absolutely adorable and so clever, there are a bunch of little pieces that guests can sign and then you put it back together. love!

Personalized Camera Neck Strap, so vintage looking and so now.

Letter press prints have such a special place in my heart (and home). I love the texture and richness it adds to paper. especially this fabulous California Poster

what are your etsy must-haves at the moment? do tell~


Monday, August 22, 2011

Last Day to Receive 20% Off Your Total Order!

hey SGD fans! Today is the last day to reveive 20% off your total order from Social Grace Designs. Enter coupon code: SGDfan20 at checkout. Shop now before time runs out!
Shop away while there's still time!


Bridal Shower Weekend

I attended a friend's bridal shower this weekend at the Chado Tea Room in Downtown LA (in the heart of j-town). It was really cute and the teas and little sandwiches were about as girly as you could get. It's so fun to be female sometimes! I love afternoon tea/high tea... it makes me happy~ Here are a couple of the gifts I got her-

Kensie underwear and matching camisole (the striped one:
A Social Grace Designs Hand-Stamped Necklace with her and her fiance's inititals:

she loved the gifts and I'm so happy for the lovely couple... the wedding is this Friday at a winery in Temecula. yay for mini getaways!


Friday, August 19, 2011

In The Words of Rebecca Black...

It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!

Have a great weekend everyone! Relax and unwind and "have fun- fun- fun- fun. yeah!"


Lunch Meeting

I'm back from a lunch meeting that was held at Urth Cafe. The food was so good it was almost a distraction! Plans for the NY trip are slowly coming together... Social Grace Designs is going to be quite busy getting the ball rolling and preparing. excited! I'm off to get some things prepared for the meeting with my photographer tomorrow...

Sneak Peak at a New SGD accessory

You might be utterly shocked, or more realistically, just pleasantly surprised to learn that SGD is slowly coming out with a new accessory-- a line of soft and supple leather pouches. They will be available in an array of gorgeous tones and all of them can be personalized with a letter of your choice for the zipper pull. Gotta love the touch of personalization!

samples are still in the making, but should be available for sale sometime at the end of September. 

any other accessories you want seen for sale at Social Grace Designs? share your thoughts...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Very Pinterest(ing)

Do you Pinterest? If yes- aren't you thoroughly obsessed with it? If not- where have you been? It's such a great way to organize all the items you want. Follow me and I'll follow you~

it's such a great time to be young... all this new technology makes life easier (albeit sometimes way more confusing, too)


By Chance Have You Heard of Beau Chance?

Big thanks to Beau Chance for Blogging about Social Grace Designs based on their latest visit to the Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles. Such a sweet gal who patiently waited while I custom made her jewelry for her. It get's crowded at the fairs, but I love meeting new people and seeing what other goodies they purchased. If you've never been to Renegade or any other local craft fairs in your area- check them out! Support your local handmade crafters~

Here are a couple photos courtesy of Beau Chance:
Custom Order 3 Letter Monogram Bracelets and Necklaces:
A shot of the Custom Necklace for Beau Chance:

Support your local community and Handmade goods... 

Photo Shoot

So I'm just sitting here brainstorming ideas about my photo shoot. I'm meeting with my photographer from NVPixels on Saturday. We're going to brainstorm ideas about SGD's new Look Book. so excited!

Any ideas? themes? I'll show you how they turn out once I get the proofs and edits...


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Out With The Girls...

How do you look when you're out with your gf's? This is an outfit I would love to wear, but in reality I would probably just wear jeans and a t-shirt. My goal: Dress more lady-like... who's with me?

1. Old Navy's Ruffle Flutter Top  2.Foley + Corinna Shoulder Bag       3. Tan 8" Wide Beach Hat 4. ModCloth Hibiscus Tea Shorts 5.Anthropologie Cherry-Piped Oxfords  6. Social Grace Designs Gold Cube Necklace

What does your outfit look like? do tell...

Uncommon And Classic All In One

There's a cool shop up North called Gardenseed, it's in the city of Danville. The shop owner is such a delight and she hand-picks cool, unique items. Their angle is "uncommonwares" and I love the idea of walking into a little store and finding something a little different and personal. Great for gifts all year round!
They sell jewelry from Social Grace Designs so if you're ever in the area, check out their charming shop! 

My ETSY wishlist

Do you Etsy? I can spend hours or even days looking through this site and find loads of goodies that are drool-worthy! Here are a few things on SGD's wishlist as of this week...

These fabulous Turkish Bath Towels make me smile and they're just towels for goodness sake! oh, the little things...

I love thebigharumph's cool letterpress prints!  I just bought this print in a custom Kelly Green color with me and my hubby's initials.
Then there are these pants... oh how I love these Green Charlie Pants. These could easily be worn year-round since I live in LA.
what are you currently lusting after? Do share...


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We All Need a Little THERAPY

Northern California based THERAPY is a chain of adorable boutiques that currently carries SGD's Vintage Monogram Necklaces in both Gold and Silver. They've even blogged about our popular little necklaces... seems like they're selling well because they recently ordered more. Thanks for the shout-out Therapy!
If you're ever up north, check them out. they have all sorts of goodies for men, women, and children~ 

Get Ready NY, SGD is Coming

A dear friend of mine who's up and coming in the fashion world is attending Coterie next month.
She asked me to come and we're having our own business collaberation... details later. It's all very hush hush at the moment. One thing I do know, I am so excited to feel the energy of NYC and really anticipate great things might come from the trip.
I'm also really nervous and a bit scared, but you gotta take risks so Carpe Diem my friends!


Missoni For Target!

what do girls love almost as much as jewelry? Target, baby!! Here's a sneak peak at Missoni for Target coming soon~

expected to be in stores and on starting September 13th, but for a limited time only. I just moved into my new pad a couple months ago so I'll be needing a bunch of this stylish stuff... see you in line!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Is Something Missing in Your Life?

SGD has the solution for brightening up your day... our Missing Piece Necklace is such an adorable and subtle way to make a statement. It's a chic way to express yourself!

Soon to be available in Sterling Silver as well... we'll keep you posted when it's available. 

Loving D.Ra's Latest Collection

D.Ra  has the cutest clothes right now! Check them out-- their style is eclectic and effortlessly cool.
You can go directly to their website to check out what's to come and make sure to become a FB fan, too. they always have juicy updates and exciting news! you may notice a few of SGD's jewelry gracing the model of the homepage, like...

Large Vintage Monogram Necklace in Gold
Small Vintage Monogram Bracelet in Gold
and one of my original collections, which also happens to be one of my favorites... the Tri-Hoop Necklace in Gold.
Loving the simplicity of it all... what do you think?


Facebook fans receive discounts!

Go to my SGD Facebook fan page and you'll be sure to receive important information regarding the Social Grace Designs line! There's always something important to share and new styles to come so be sure you're in the know...

p.s. did you notice the discount being offered? Enter coupon code SGDfan20 when you check out and receive 20% off your total order. pretty sweet!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fabulous Monogram Bracelets...

These adorable bracelets are a new item just added to the SGD line... it's available in gold and silver! A tad bit on the chunky side, but delicate enough to be a timeless piece! It's one of my favorite items in the Social Grace Designs line. You can buy it on etsy, too!
There's a smaller one than this that I'll show you tomorrow, gotta keep you in anticipation, but seriously these bracelets were a hit at the recent Renegade Craft Fair and Unique LA. I have so much new and exciting news to tell you all! I'll share again soon enough~