Get Ready to Shop! All the Stores Carrying PP This Summer

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If you’ve been counting down the unofficial start of summer since Labor Day, get ready to be beach bound! Memorial Day is only days away and before we know it, we’ll be walking on the sand, riding beach bikes to get ice cream cones, and lounging in the sun all.summer.long.

 

If shopping’s on your to-do list this weekend and you love Pinkly Perfect, be sure to check us out at these stores that we are so excited to announce are carrying us this summer!

 

My Sister’s Favorite Things, Lavallette, NJ

Gifted, Robbinsville, NJ

Pete Smith’s Surf Shop, Cape May, NJ

Mia’s Christmas Gallery, Ocean City, NJ

Serendipity Shops of Avalon, Avalon, NJ

Mimi’s & Suncatcher, Stone Harbor, NJ

Wildflowers Boutique, Block Island, RI

ishBoutique, Ocean City, MD

Serendipity Shops of Doylestown, Doylestown, PA

 

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Shop our entire line at My Sister’s Favorite Things in Lavallette, NJ, including some Lavallette-specific products we love.
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We are thrilled to add Block Island to our collection this year! Shop accessories at Wildflowers Boutique.
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Get everything you need for a perfect New Jersey shore-inspired gift at Serendipity Shops of Avalon.

 

 

 

Graduation Gift Guide

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The official start of summer is quickly approaching! With that comes the end of the school year (thank goodness) and weekends full of graduation parties, bridal showers, weddings, and trips to your favorite beach town. Instead of gifting the typical check and envelope, pick out something a little bit more creative this year.

 

Below we’ve highlighted our favorite beach inspired fashion and accessories that your beach loving grad will surely love!

 

Montauk Tote ($26)

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Shop your Montauk Totes at pinklyperfect.com.

What better way to celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer than with a trip to the beach! Gift a Montauk Tote Bag that’s strong enough to carry beach essentials and can be used for taking to class in the fall.

 

My Happy Place Keychain ($18)

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Shop “My Happy Place” Keychains at pinklyperfect.com.

Pinkly Perfect’s “Happy Place” Keychain is the perfect accessory to add to a nice sized wad of cash for your college-bound graduate. Perfect to keep her dorm room key on, the leather made in the USA keychain is easy to find in a bag stuffed with Starbucks receipts and notebooks. If your grad’s particularly fond of our favorite beach towns, take a peek at our coordinate keychains too!

 

Margate Legging ($22)

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Shop Margate Leggings at pinklyperfect.com.

If your grad’s heading to college in the fall, she’ll most definitely appreciate an extra pair of leggings (AKA the college uniform). The Pinkly Perfect Margate Legging is especially soft and comfy and features a metallic silver seahorse at the hip for a nice little reminder of summer vacation.

 

And for inspo on perfect pink dresses to wear to graduation, check out this fun article too!

 

Perfect Pink Graduation Dresses

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

With prom season quickly getting into full swing and warmer weather just around the corner, we’re one step closer to summer break! But as you begin your countdown during these final few months, there’s still one more thing to look forward to… Graduation!

 

While a lot of planning goes into throwing the perfect graduation party with just the right amount of pomp and circumstance, we girls also have to think about looking our best for the big day. And while white dresses can be perfectly stunning, there’s a new trend for those who want a fresher take on a classic look: Pink graduation dresses!

 

A pink dress, while it may sound simple, is an easy way to stand out in all of your graduation day selfies. Don’t believe us? Take a look at some of our favorite dresses below!

 

Traditional

It’s back to the basics with these dresses! Your big day should be about you, after all, so why not pick a dress that shows it?

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One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress, $49.00

 

Delightful Meets Divine Lace Dress, $44.99 (shown)

 

Soprano Cold Shoulder Dress, $45.00

Off the Shoulder

One of our favorite trends this spring is off the shoulder dresses. If there’s a better way to show off that fabulous tan you got for prom, we haven’t found it yet!

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Pleione Off the Shoulder Dress, $69.00

 

Marina Made In USA Off the Shoulder Lace Dress, $59.99

 

Sharagano Betty Off the Shoulder Lace Dress, $29.99 (shown)

 

Bold

These trend-setting dresses are perfect for the girl who wants to make a statement. You’ll be the belle of the (graduation) ball!

 

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Nanette Nanette Lepore Bow Back Cocktail Dress, $39.99 (shown)

 

ASOS Scuba Crop Top With Embellished Trim Mini Dress, $58.00

 

Forever 21 Satin Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $22.90

 

Shoes

But of course, what’s the perfect dress without the perfect shoes to go with it? Take a peek at the pairs below for some inspiration!

 

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Mix No. 6 Dignity Pump, $39.95

Steve Madden Inna Flat, $39.95
Mix No. 6 Lina Sandal, $34.95 (shown)

 

The Bracelet That Gives Back to Girls Inc.

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When I first had the idea for Pinkly Perfect, I (like most socially conscious entrepreneurs) planned to incorporate some sort of element of giving back to people who needed help. I had high hopes of having a percentage of every sale benefit an organization that encouraged girls to embrace more leadership roles and confidence at an early age, something that I think is so needed and that I wish I had more of growing up.

 

Once I started with financial planning and examining just how much upfront cost is involved in launching a product line (hint: it is WAY more than you think!), the idea of budgeting for that seemed absolutely impossible.

 

So instead, I focused all of my energy on sales. Once our first birthday rolled around and I looked at my numbers, I realized there was a way to make a philanthropic element work, just maybe not in the way I originally wanted.

 

In honor of our 1st birthday month, Pinkly Perfect has launched her first ever give back item: our Seahorse Bracelet. The bracelet is real leather, made in the USA, and features our signature seahorse logo. It will be a constant item on our website and for every bracelet sold, we will donate 10% to Girls Inc., an organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

 

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Shop your bracelet here and wear it knowing that it’s not just a reminder of summer vacation, but it’s also a way we’re giving back and creating a world with a space for more #girlbosses. Perfect!

 

Beachy Gifts for Mother’s Day

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“There is nothing a girl can’t accomplish with the help of an amazing mom.” This Mother’s Day, show your mom how much she means to you with the help of Pinkly Perfect’s summer inspired fashion and accessories. With Memorial Day quickly approaching, these gifts are perfect for a mom who can’t wait to be beach bound this summer.

 

Check out our picks!

 

Avalon Sweatshirt, Indigo Heather ($48)

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We love all of our Avalon Sweatshirts! But our favorite this season is our Indigo Heather sweatshirt with pink ice cream cone and flamingo patches. Perfect for lounging around this summer or for a nighttime walk along the water, our Avalon Sweatshirt is an item you will totally need to borrow. Buy it with our “happy place” keychain and gift with a bouquet of her favorite pink flowers.

 

Madison Bracelet, Boss ($24)

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Is your mom the boss of the household? If so, help her embrace her #boss status with our metallic gold Madison Bracelet. Pair it with a gift card for her favorite coffee shop for a perfect gift she can really enjoy!

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Life Goal #1: More beach days. ($20)

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If your mom’s counting down to summer (who isn’t?!), send her a Newport Cosmetic Bag with pink “Life Goal #1: More beach days.” Our cosmetic bags are our top selling item and are large enough to hold everything from makeup to snacks to an iPad mini. Gift with her favorite shore sweet and a certificate for beach tags for a beach-themed gift.

 

Pinkly’s Perfect for Easter: Shop Gifts

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Last week I posted an article highlighting my favorite pink peep recipes. This week, my mind is racing for perfect little treat ideas for my VIP beach lovers. Easter’s one of my favorite holidays because it’s more about little gifts and lots of pretty pastel candies! Below are some ideas for small and inexpensive Pinkly Perfect items that can make perfect gifts from the Easter bunny this weekend.

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Summer Reminders ($20)

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Instead of putting your jelly beans and Cadbury eggs in a pink basket, opt for a Newport Cosmetic Bag instead. It’s the perfect size to toss little gifts and sweets and requires no cleanup since the “basket” is part of the gift! Perfect.

 

Happy Place Keychain ($18)

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Our made in the USA leather keychain featuring “my happy place” is the perfect item to stash in your Newport Cosmetic Bag. What we love about the keychain is how many perfect summer colors it comes in, like clearwater blue, petal pink, and peach. It can apply to anything…home, beach house, or if you’re really lucky (like me!), office keys. Shop it online or at Gifted in Robbinsville, NJ.

 

Madison Bracelet, Seahorse ($24)

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Why not add a little reminder of summer vacation arriving so soon! Our metallic leather bracelets featuring a seahorse imprint are a perfect Easter gift because they’re tiny and super cute!

 

All of our products featured above are made in the USA and sold at pinklyperfect.com. Select items available at Gifted (Robbinsville, NJ), Serendipity Shops of Avalon (Avalon, NJ), Serendipity Shops of Doylestown (Doylestown, PA), Mia’s Christmas Gallery (Ocean City, NJ), and Pete Smith’s Surf Shop (Cape May, NJ). Check back in to see the entire list of way more stores who will be carrying our perfect summer inspired fashion and accessories starting next month!

 

Easy Pink Peep Recipes

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Valentine’s Day may be Pinkly Perfect’s favorite non-summer holiday but Easter is a close second! We love everything from the pretty pastel colors to the delicious sweets to little gifts from the Easter bunny.

 

Last year I made s’mores with pink peeps (see picture below) and I was so inspired to see what other treats I could make with my favorite Easter indulgence.

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I landed on Peep Chocolate Bars. I can’t keep secrets, especially when I’m excited, so here’s a picture of them cooling off from the oven. Yum!

 

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How pretty?! Would you believe me if I said they were as easy as they are cute? Because they are.

 

Simply buy chocolate cake mix (or whatever cake mix you prefer—I was and am always craving chocolate), eggs, oil, pink peeps (about twenty), and pastel M&Ms.

 

Make the chocolate cake mix according to directions and while they’re baking, chop up some peeps. Take the cake out of the oven with 5 minutes left to bake and sprinkle the peeps and pretty pink M&Ms over the top.

 

Take out of the oven when cook time is over and let cool before diving in!

 

What are some of your favorite variations of the classic Easter treats? Let us know in the comments section!

 

One Year With Pinkly Perfect

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In anticipation of Pinkly Perfect’s first birthday on April 1st, I sat down with one of my besties (and PP Contributor), Maureen, to chat about the past year, what I have learned, and my hopes for the future of Pinkly Perfect! Below is our convo:

 

MD: What is Pinkly Perfect doing to celebrate her birthday?

MS: We’ll be celebrating with a nice dinner out with my parents. For her launch, I organized a big party and this year I really wanted to honor the people who knew me when PP was just a dream and I was too afraid to act on it. I’ll also be making a little stop at the beach of course! 🙂

 

MD: What was the rose of the first year, and what was the thorn?

MS: The rose was being quoted in Glamour. And the thorns were the negative comments from people I thought would be supportive. It’s really not fun to be putting so much effort into something and working on it completely alone and constantly doubting yourself then you get some great press or hit a milestone and you’re like “Yes! Now I have something to celebrate!” and they automatically point out a flaw. Those moments are what you need to stay alive and then comments like that throw you right back down. I wish people knew how completely exhausting and scary running a company is.

 

MD: What are Pinkly Perfect’s goals for the next year?

MS: I’m moving into a big office space on her birthday actually and my goal for the next year is to get a real organized operation and process in motion where it can run seamlessly without me being there. Also looking to make my first official hire in year 2 and getting an advisory board in place to help with the more difficult decisions of running a business.

 

MD: A one-year old has grown 50% since birth, can stand alone, and sleeps less during the day. What milestones has Pinkly Perfect reached since last year?

MS: After one year, Pinkly Perfect’s product line is completely realized. When I launched last year, I launched a variety of products with not too much inventory as a “test.” This year, everything I launched works and sells so it’s nice to have something really tight and specific. She also has a built in base of repeat customers, which is really impressive.

 

MD: What has been the hardest part of the last year? What has been the easiest?

MS: Hardest part by far is doing it alone. I say this over and over and still can’t say it enough—it is so difficult to have no one on the team with you to get advice from, brainstorm with, problem solve, or just vent to. It’s one thing to have sounding boards with friends and family but they don’t get it—there’s nothing at stake for them/they have no equity in this. The easiest part is working on it 24/7. I love it so much that I genuinely really enjoy spending so much time on it and making it perfect. People think I’m crazy or that I need a “break” but I’m obsessed and proud of it!

 

MD: You had a clear idea of Pinkly Perfect’s path. How did she follow that path, and how did she differ?

MS: I worked on PP for an entire year prior to my launch so I kind of sorted out the path she was going down prior to that. Although in the last year, she geared more towards accessories than clothing and also got into 13 boutiques. I launched thinking I wanted to be online only so that’s been a massive difference.

 

MD: What did you learn about yourself in the last year?

MS: I learned that I can be my own role model. Starting a company was something I always wanted for myself but pushed aside because I didn’t know anyone who was doing it at my age and alone. When I realized I owed it to myself to do this and then since launching, doing it so well, I felt kind of sad that I didn’t realize before that just because someone else wasn’t there doing it, that I couldn’t. Since launching, I’ve heard from so many women of all different ages that I’ve inspired them to make the leap and it’s the best feeling ever to be that inspiration for myself and for other people.

 

MD: What do Pinkly Perfect and Maddy have in common? How are they different?

MS: Pinkly Perfect and I love all the same things. We’re beach obsessed, prefer warm weather to cold, love being comfortable, and surrounding ourselves with things that are cheerful. We’re different in that I am actually pretty tough and don’t love the spotlight. I often have to crack the whip, which has allowed Pinkly Perfect to shine but I think people would be surprised about that fact.

 

MD: What kind of cake is Pinkly Perfect’s favorite? Pink velvet?

MS: Anything pink with lots of sprinkles!

 

 

Mark Your Calendars: Our 2017 Festival Schedule!

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Summer is only 67 days away and our festival schedule has been finalized! If you’re looking to shop Pinkly Perfect not only in person (hint: we’re in a dozen shops this summer! Yay!), but also from yours truly, you’ll want to mark your calendars for our festival schedule below:

 

Spring Block Party

Ocean City, NJ

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

From 9 AM until 5 PM, we’ll be selling our 08226 bracelets and Ocean City, NJ keychains (among so many other favorites) at the Spring Block Party in Ocean City, NJ. This is a perfect time to get a special gift in time for Mother’s Day, graduations, and teacher gifts to celebrate the end of the school year.

 

Skimmer Festival

Sea Isle City, NJ

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

We will once again be at the Skimmer Festival this year! From 9 AM until 4 PM, find us on the promenade and get ready to snag some perfect beach inspired fashion and accessories before hitting the beach on Father’s Day Weekend. (Pick up a black or blue Sea Isle City, NJ Keychain if you’re looking for a last-minute gift.)

 

Lower Gwynedd Pike Fest

Lower Gwynedd, PA

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

From 10 AM until 4 PM, we’ll be in our favorite Philly suburb selling our reminders of summer vacation for anyone with a bad case of the school year blues. Also a perfect time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping!

 

Shop Pinkly Perfect for Spring: New Arrivals

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While so many of you were crossing your fingers for a snow day, I was crossing my fingers, toes, and saying prayers that our Spring 2017 photo shoot would still happen despite the blizzard forecast.

 

Photo shoots are my favorite part of running Pinkly Perfect. It’s the first time I get to see my product on a person (besides me) and I get to be reunited with the team I had from the very beginning (MMA’s Lauren O’Brien, Makeup by Emily Dimant, and ArtChick Photography).

 

Despite some ice covered roads and difficulty parking on tiny Philadelphia snowed in streets, the shoot went off seamlessly and I am SO excited to announce that so many of new favorites are now available for sale at pinklyperfect.com. Check them out!

Avalon Sweatshirt, Teal ($48)

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Model Lauren in Avalon Sweatshirt in Teal, available at pinklyperfect.com.

Hands down, our favorite Avalon Sweatshirt! The bright teal color and verbiage to describe our ideal summer day (coffee, beach, ice cream, boardwalk, repeat) are completely perfect. Add in that it’s the comfiest sweatshirt ever, and we’re obsessed. Available in S, M, L, and XL here. (Also available at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown in PA!)

 

Avalon Sweatshirt, Indigo Heather ($48)

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Model Lauren in Avalon Sweatshirt, Indigo available at pinklyperfect.com.

Fun fact: I’ve been sitting on these indigo heather sweatshirts for over a year waiting for the right design to come to me. When I started researching patches, I knew it’d be perfect to pair this denim inspired color with pretty pink ice cream cone and flamingo patches. And I am in major L-O-V-E. Pick one up at pinklyperfect.com! (Get a matching Newport Cosmetic Bag and a pink coordinate keychain to make a perfect gift!)

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Life Goal: More Beach Days ($20)

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Newport Cosmetic Bag available at pinklyperfect.com.

This Newport Cosmetic Bag really doesn’t need much of an explanation. If you’re a Pinkly Perfect fan then you’re probably just as into summer as I am and have a life goal of getting as many beach days in as possible. Only 74 days until Memorial Day and we’re there! 🙂 Shop the best-selling Newport Cosmetic Bags in all versions here.

 

Noticed any sneak peeks and still waiting for us to add them to our website? In the next two weeks, we’ll be adding SO many more favorites. Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram. Happy spring shopping!