Beachy Gifts for Dad | Father’s Day

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Between the excitement of the start of summer and aiming to soak up as much sun as possible, it’s easy to forget that Father’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t scramble at the last minute to find the perfect gift for dad. Instead, pick up a Pinkly Perfect keychain, bearing the coordinates of your old man’s favorite beach town and pair with favorites from local shore businesses.

 

Check out our picks!

 

Avalon, New Jersey:

Shop Avalon coordinate keychains here.

Pair your keychain with an array of spreads from gourmet cheese shop, The Bread & Cheese Cupboard to make your favorite man feel like a king. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, challenge him to a game of mini golf at Pirate Island and treat him to a scoop of Sundae Best ice cream after.

*Also sold at Serendipity Shops of Avalon and Mimi’s & Suncatcher in Stone Harbor, NJ.

 

Cape May, New Jersey:

Shop Cape May coordinate keychains here.

Head on over to Pete Smith’s Surf Shop and shop our keychains in person! While you’re at it, check out their display of other men’s clothing and accessories. If you’ve got any spare change after taking care of dad, pick up an Avalon Sweatshirt in teal for yourself, also sold at Pete Smith’s.

 

Ocean City, Maryland:

Shop Ocean City, MD coordinate keychains here.

If Ocean City, MD’s your vacation destination, stop into ishBoutique to shop our keychains then head over to Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar to pick up a gift card for a delicious seafood dinner.

 

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Plan a Pinkly Perfect Party!

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It’s SUMMER! Well, maybe not exactly, but it’s definitely shore season and that means we’ve got three months of fun in the sun at our favorite beach town awaiting us! YAY!

 

To celebrate the best time of the year, why not plan a summer themed party?! Invite your favorite beach babes over for a night of tropical themed food and fun, and bring the beach to you!

 

As self-proclaimed experts in all things summer ;), check out what we recommend for making it (pinkly) perfect:

 

Invites:

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Dennis Greeting Cards, Time to Celebrate!

Write your invite out in Pinkly Perfect’s Time to Celebrate card. They’re blank on the inside so it’s perfect to write out individual notes to your favorite beach bums. Shop them at pinklyperfect.com and at Serendipity Shops of Avalon in Avalon, NJ.

 

Music:

Top summer songs of all time playlist

 

Food:

Did you know you can purchase your favorite summer ice cream flavors in quarts at Sundae Best (Avalon, NJ) and Springer’s (Stone Harbor)?! Pick up a couple flavors, some candy from 7Mile Sweets, and Johnson’s Caramel Popcorn and make a killer ice cream sundae bar!

 

Party Favors:

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Coordinate Keychains for your bestie’s favorite beach towns.

Shop our coordinate keychains ($18 each) and gift to your summer loving friends as a thank you for coming! We love the idea of using them as place settings. Instead of names, have your besties locate their seat by their beach town of choice. Available for Lavallette, Seaside Park, Ortley Beach, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle, Ocean City, Cape May, Ocean City, MD, Laguna Beach, CA, and Block Island, RI, or a general “My happy place, you’re sure to find one for every preference!

 

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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

Necessities for the Heart, Bordentown, NJ

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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Polar Bear Plunges Across the Jersey Shore

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The Polar Bear Plunge, a tradition where people head to their favorite seaside oasis in the winter to jump in freezing cold water, is not something that was ever on my bucket list. However, every year, I am fascinated to see so many people decked out in swimsuits and costumes running into the bitter ocean while I’m happily curled up in leggings and a sweatshirt in my heated NYC apartment. Instead of sitting behind my computer wondering why this seems to be such a popular event, I decided to dive (!) a little deeper into this zany tradition.

 

Turns out the Polar Bear Plunge actually started in Canada in the early 1900s as a way to celebrate the New Year. Now, Polar Bear Plunges are celebrated around the world, including the Netherlands, the UK, and of course the United States, as a way to raise money for charitable causes. Below are some Jersey shore versions of the Polar Bear Plunge and what causes they support.

 

Sea Isle City, NJ:

Sea Isle City, NJ is celebrating their 2017 Polar Bear Weekend from February 17th until February 19th. Included in the weekend is a costume contest followed by the plunge followed by a post-plunge party. There’s also a 5K run and fun walk supporting Autism, plus a cornhole tournament.

 

The Wildwoods, NJ:

The Wildwoods hosted their annual Polar Bear Plunge on January 14th and raised over $390,000 to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. There were 1,118 brave plungers who were required to raise at least $100 in pledges while donations were accepted onsite.

 

Long Beach Island, NJ:

LBI hosted their Super Plunge on February 5th with a “warm-up party” after including free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. All proceeds went to benefit the St. Francis Community Center, which offers programs and services meeting the needs of residents of Ocean County, and Southern Regional High School Swim Teams.

 

Asbury Park, NJ:

Asbury Park celebrates their Sons of Ireland plunge every New Year’s Day with roughly 1,000 participants and 3,000 spectators. Every year, the organization selects a different beneficiary to receive the money raised. This year, Shore House, an organization that aids adults with mental illness, and Stephy’s Place, a support center for people facing loss, were the recipients of the donations.

 

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My New Favorite Cookie Recipe

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Did you see my blog post last year about my obsession with Jersey shore sprinkles from Sweetapolita?

If you missed it, you basically just need to know that discovering these perfect pastel sprinkles inspired by my absolute favorite place makes baking and indulging in sweets even more enjoyable!

While I am trying to eat healthy (check out these pretty recipes!), there’s no way I can deny myself of baking and celebrating some pretty exciting press with desserts in the company of my best friends.

I decided to try out this recipe for Confetti Cake Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction (I get so many delicious recipes from her blog) and it was so easy (literally 30 minutes start to finish) and the cookies came out perfectly!

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Jersey shore sprinkles!

The recipe doesn’t require any mixer so cleanup is a breeze and there’s SO many different ways you can customize it based on your mood. Switch out festive sprinkles for your favorite holiday or cake mixes for a different flavor. Over the weekend I bought pink velvet cake mix and heart sprinkles that I’ll be making for  Valentine’s Day in a couple weeks!

Yum!

What recipes are you into this winter? Let us know in the comments section so we can try them out!

 

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We Scream for Ice Cream: Pinkly’s Perfect for the Ice Cream Obsessed

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No matter the freezing winter temperatures, any summer girl will still get the occasional (read: daily) ice cream craving. While we may not be able to throw on some flip-flops, hop on our beach cruisers, and go to the local ice cream parlor in our beach town of choice, we can make a little trip to the freezer section and indulge in our favorite store bought brands.

 

At Pinkly Perfect, we totally get the ice cream obsession, which is why we’re here to help. From affordable merchandise to creative blog articles, check out how we’re screaming for ice cream this winter.

 

Madison Bracelet, Ice Cream Cone ($24)

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Our latest addition to the Madison Bracelet family is Pinkly Perfect’s Ice Cream Cone Bracelet in gold metallic leather and painted mint back. It’s made in the USA, and pairs perfectly with your zip code bracelets for a daily reminder of summer vacation. At $24, it’s also the perfect price for a gift for your ice cream-obsessed bestie.

 

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Reminders of Summer ($20)

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Patches, patches, patches. We couldn’t go for this trend without incorporating the color pink and our favorite summer sweet! Our Newport Cosmetic Bag in “Reminders of Summer” perfectly sums up why we love this magical treat. Pick it up for $20 and bring it on your next vacation or slumber party.

 

Creative Spins on the Classic Ice Cream Sandwich Blog Article

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Sometimes it’s difficult to decide exactly how we’re craving ice cream. In a bowl, covered in rainbow sprinkles (always), in a cone, or our personal favorite—sandwiched between two warm, gooey cookies. Last year, we wrote a blog article on creative spins on the classic ice cream sandwich. Read it here and get inspired for your next homemade treat!

 

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8 Common Goals of Every Beach Loving Girl

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January is definitely the month for setting goals and putting yourself first! From getting fit to getting As, there’s A LOT we’re working for this month. But if you’re a beach loving girl, there’s a set of goals that we basically daydream about all year, especially once summer rolls around. Check out our top 8!

 

A good tan:

The best part about a beach vacation is showing off your beach vacation when you’re reunited with your landlocked besties at school. A good tan is absolutely necessary for that and it also keeps the spirit of summer alive just a little bit longer. (Check out our favorite self-tanners to get you through these dreaded non-summer months!)

 

Owning a beach house:

You know you’re a true beach girl when your most common daydream includes owning your own beach house someday. In fact, you probably have your top 5 favorites in your beach town of choice already picked out for inspiration when the big day finally arrives.

 

Getting kissed on the Ferris wheel:

A Ferris wheel kiss is the epitome of teenage summer romance! What is better than overlooking your favorite beach town in the company of your crush? Yes, it’s definitely cliché but also so perfect.

 

Having a basket on your bike:

Beach bike envy is so real. And if you’re a true beach lover, you absolutely need a beach bike with a basket. How else are you going to transport your iced coffees and donuts?

 

A good summer job:

Do we want to be stuck inside all summer when the beach is a block away? Nope! That’s why landing a perfect summer job is a major goal. We’re aiming for a breakfast hotspot that includes afternoons free and lots of tip money.

 

A mini-golf date:

For beach loving girls, going ice-skating is torture not the dream date. Instead, we’re crossing our fingers for the guy of our summer dreams to ask us to go mini-golfing. We can wear a cute outfit and show off our competitive side. Perfect!

 

Winning a big stuffed animal on the boardwalk:

Who actually wins these things? Our favorite summer movies constantly show the beach loving girl walking away from a ring toss with a massive stuffed pink bear and we’re left empty handed. Goal.

 

Perfect beach hair:

Another thing that seems impossible. Perfect beach hair is a struggle. The day we master it is the day we can do anything.

 

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