Valentine’s Day 2018 Gift Guide

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This Valentine’s Day, don’t just buy your man a gift! Treat your squad with perfect presents that sum up how important your friendship is. Whether your besties are mostly boss babes, coffee snobs, or singlehandedly changing the world, we’ve got the gift for you!

 

BFF Flair Starter Pack

$13 at ban.dō

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Photo from ban.do

Girl power never goes out of style! If you and your best friend always have each other’s backs, pick up this starter pack with embroidery and pins with fun sayings like “forever girl gang” and “it’s good to be a girl.”

 

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

$32 at Herbivorebotanicals.com

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Photo from Herbivore

All natural ingredients like rose, coconut water, and hibiscus flower, make this face mist perfect for reducing inflammation and softening all skin types. For $32, we think this is the most perfect little way for your gal to treat herself every night before getting her beauty rest.

 

Pinkly Perfect XOXO Bracelet

$20 at pinklyperfect.com

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Photo from Pinkly Perfect

Our XOXO Bracelet is the new friendship bracelet. Gift to your bestie this Valentine’s Day in pink and buy one for yourself to rock together anywhere from school to summer vacation. 20% benefits breastcancer.org.

 

“Get it Girl” Pencil Set

Set of 6 for $10.50 from PaperBerryPress on Etsy

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Photo from Etsy

Inspirational pencils are one of our favorites for a little gift that packs a big punch! Nothing like inspiring your bestie to “get it, girl” this semester at school or all year at work!

 

Lipstick Coffee Mug

$12 from The Coffee Corner on Etsy

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Photo from Etsy

At Pinkly Perfect, we know a cute coffee mug to cozy up with in the winter is essential. And we love one with a big pink lipstick smooch on it for Valentine’s Day!

 

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The Winter Boots You’ve “Bean” Looking For!

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

Winter weather often means unearthing drab coats, thick scarves, and your trusty snow boots that have lived in your closet since middle school. It’s not often that a piece of winter wear is both functional and chic – until now! We’re referring, of course, to Bean Boots, the all-weather footwear taking the winter season by storm.

 

If you already own a pair, you know that Bean Boots are perfect for stomping around in all kinds of rain, snow, sleet, or hail. (If you don’t, now you do!) But besides that, they’re also cuter than your average hiking boot, and come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Below, see some of our favorite ways to wear them!

 

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Cozy neutrals and classic stripes make for the perfect winter look! Add a scarf to stay stylish in even the coldest temperatures, like this (pink!) one from ASOS.

 

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Bean Boots look extra preppy when paired with an upgraded coat – check out this lookalike from H&M here or try a new color like green or bright yellow!

 

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Pink plaid and Bean Boots go together like PB&J, and fun socks not only keep your feet warm but also make a fashion statement! A gingham shirt is another great option, or try this large check instead – and don’t forget the perfect pair of pink socks!

 

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Get comfy with an oversized pink sweatshirt, leggings, and a knit hat. We love this blush pullover from ASOS or this faux fur one from Go Jane!

 

Places to buy Bean Boots:

 

 

Pictures above taken from Shutterstock and blogspot.

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Iconic TV Characters and What They Would Buy from Pinkly Perfect

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Although we’ve yet to spot any celebs wearing our beach-inspired fashion and accessories, we know they’d be perfect for some of our favorite TV icons. Below is our dream list of favorite female leads and the accessories that we know they’d love!

 

Betty Draper, Mad Men

Cape May, NJ Keychain

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Betty Draper is oh-so relateable for her love of the Jersey shore, just like most all Pinkly Perfect fans! Her family has a history of getting off the parkway at exit zero, which is why our Cape May, NJ keychain would be perfect for her to grab on her way to summer vacation!

 

Olivia Pope, Scandal

BOSS Bracelet

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If anyone thinks there’s a bigger lady boss on television than Olivia Pope, then you’re straight up wrong. We know she’d rock her metallic gold BOSS bracelet all day and night, even when indulging in red wine and popcorn.

 

Cast of Gossip Girl

XOXO Bracelet

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“Gossip girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. Who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me, xoxo, gossip girl” Enough said.

 

Tamera, Sister Sister

Newport Cosmetic Bag, Say No to Summer Reading

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When Tamera wasn’t shouting “Go home Roger!”, she was pretty much doing anything other than schoolwork. We know she’d be all about saying no to summer reading and yes to movie dates with her hot BF Jordan.

 

Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

Avalon Sweatshirt, Teal

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The only people who love coffee more than I do is Rory and Lorelai. Our Avalon Sweatshirt in Teal is perfect for a comfy night in studying at Yale or working on her school’s newspaper.

 

Topanga Lawrence, Boy Meets World

Newport Cosmetic Bag, You’re Perfect

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Cory and Topanga’s relationship was #goals for any Boy Meets World fan. While they had their ups and downs like any high school sweethearts, we know Cory would have loved to gift his girl a Newport Cosmetic Bag in pink glitter “You’re Perfect.”

 

Pictures above taken from Cosmopolitan, Fuse TV, Today Show, Bustle, and Paste Magazine.

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Stick it to your New Year’s Resolutions!

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Written by: Sarah Feblin

We’re all about making small changes that can add up to a happier, healthier new year. But we’re also all about cute, inexpensive accessories that can take something plain and make it pretty. Combine the two? Resolutions never looked so good! Instead of cutting your Starbucks runs down or only checking Insta twice a day, why not make some you’ll actually want to keep – with these adorable stickers to remind you of your goals, 2018 is sure to be your best year yet!

 

Each sticker featured below can be found on redbubble.com, a site where independent artists can turn their work into all kinds of products. We’re currently loving the sticker trend, but be sure to check out similar items in each artist’s shop!

 

1) Embrace your inner #girlboss

 

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Who runs the world? Girls. Be your best, empowered self with stickers that will remind everyone that the future is female. Persist and make 2018 the year of girl power!

 

2) Get motivated with a new mantra

 

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Go with the flow with these summery states of mind, perfect for those cold, snowy days when all we want to be is somewhere on a beach! We can’t wait for good vibes and ice cream – so just keep swimming, because we can’t wait for summer 2018!

 

3) Make every day a beach day

 

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Sometimes, when everything is buried under feet and feet of snow, we forget about ocean waves and palm trees. Embrace your inner mermaid in 2018 with these stickers that say “take me to the beach, please!”

 

4) Crush your next semester

 

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Who said science is just for boys? In 2018, we’re proving those nay-sayers wrong. STEM majors, show those periodic tables and physics labs you mean business with a DNA sticker that’s as geek as it is chic. History buff? We have the sticker for you! And no matter what you study, show off your smart girl pride with a sticker that’s as cute as it is sensible.

 

5) Make time for more “me time”

 

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In 2018, we’re treating ourselves! Whether it’s an extra cupcake, a unicorn frappucino, or a Netflix binge-watching marathon, we’re letting ourselves indulge in our favorite things, no matter how #extra some people say we are. (They just don’t understand – it takes work to be this fabulous!)

 

 All photos featured above were taken from redbubble.com.

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Giving Back Has Never Looked This Cute

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Instead of simply looking forward to cozying up with hot chocolate and Love Actually while surrounded by the smell of pine and freshly baked gingerbread men this holiday season, focus on helping those people who need more than just gifts and cheer this year. One (easy) way to incorporate more philanthropy into your Christmas routine is by shopping for presents that also give back.

 

We recently partnered with Gingy’s Boutique in Malvern, PA to create a line of inspirational bracelets featuring words such as XOXO, LOVE, STRENGTH, and HOPE. Not only are these bracelets adorable, but they also give back. For every sale, we are donating 20% to breastcancer.org.

 

These one size fits most bracelets come in a variety of vibrant colors and are perfect to stash in a stocking this Christmas Eve for someone you love. Shop them all at Gingy’s or at pinklyperfect.com.

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Our STRENGTH Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.
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Our LOVE Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.
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Our XOXO Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.

 

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Our HOPE Bracelets give back 20% to breastcancer.org.
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Pink Luggage Perfect for Holiday Travel

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Holiday season is (somehow) upon us! Whether you’re packing up your dorm to head home for a long break or simply sneaking away from the city to enjoy some turkey and pumpkin pie with your parents, a stylish and affordable luggage set is a must-have for holiday travel. And as always, don’t settle for anything less than pink!

 

Below are our picks:

 

CALPAK Ambeur 20-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On in Rose Gold

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$135 at Nordstrom

 

This lightweight carry-on in the prettiest rose gold features a sleek hard shell exterior and multi-directional spinner. Zippered divider on the inside for ideal organizing along with an integrated TSA lock makes this luggage perfect for keeping calm during a normally hectic ordeal. Owned and tested (and LOVED) IRL by yours truly!

 

TED BAKER LONDON Four-Wheel Suitcase

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$398 at Nordstrom

 

If money’s less of a concern, take a peek at this beautiful floral suitcase from Ted Baker. Meeting most domestic and international carry-on size requirements, this 360-degree wheeler is both stunning and perfect for a winter weekend getaway. Also includes Ted Baker signature print interior lining and will certainly stand out from a busy airport crowd!

 

DVF Saluti 28” Hardside Spinner

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$139.97 at Nordstrom Rack

 

Have no fear, a deal is here! Originally $400, this DVF bright pink with tan accent 28” spinner is now for sale for $139.97. Featuring a two-way zip closure and interior mesh zip wall compartment with adjustable garment straps, this “beet” color suitcase will guarantee easy visibility and high style.

 

Regardless of what set you purchase (or put on your wish-list for Santa!), make sure you have a durable cosmetic bag to keep your holiday wardrobe free of makeup stains or shampoo spills while traveling through airport security. Not into an entirely pink luggage set? No problem! Pick up an eye catching luggage tag like this one from ban.dō for easy identification.

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Perfect Pink Accessories for Your Pup

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

At Pinkly Perfect, we’re proud of our unique, pink sense of style. But pink isn’t just for people! Now, your dog, cat, bunny, or bird can be just as pretty in pink as you are – and did we mention that everything on our list is under $15?

 

1) TOPSUNG Waterproof Puppy Raincoat, $11.90 on Amazon

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Protected from the rain and super stylish! Photo from Amazon. Link to get yours above!

Going for a walk in the rain? While we can’t make it warmer in the winter or stop Bruiser from having to go out at 4:00 in the morning, we can put an end to chasing your pup around the house with a towel afterwards. Bonus: Bruiser will be the talk of the neighborhood – have you seen how cute this raincoat is?!

 

2) Puppia Soft Harness in Pink, $13.46 at chewy

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Boy or girl, doesn’t matter! All pups would look so adorable in this pink puppy harness. Photo from Chewy. Link above to get yours!

A good harness is a must for any pet owner, and this pink one is not only chic, but it’s also a great way to keep track of Toto at the dog park! “Mine’s the one in pink!” works every time. (Don’t worry, it comes in all sizes, so even if your Toto is more of a Marmaduke, there’s one for him, too.)

 

3) Sojos Good Dog Peanut Butter & Jelly Dog Treats, $7.35 at chewy

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Packaging on point. Photo from Chewy. Link above to get yours!

100% natural dog treats with no wheat or corn in the cutest pink box we’ve ever seen for less than $10? We’d say it’s a no brainer… Unless your Lady or Tramp prefers spaghetti (then you’re on your own).

 

4) Vittles Vault Travel-tainer, $9.99 at amazon

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Photo from Amazon. Link to get yours above!

Whether your pet is Homeward Bound or just taking a stroll around the neighborhood, this travel container is perfect for on-the-go snacking. There are two separate compartments, one for food and/or treats and another for water, so you don’t have to carry around a separate water bottle on hot days. (P.S., the hard plastic is perfect for rhinestones!)

 

5) Boots & Barkley Flamingo Pet Toy, $4.99 at Target

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This pink flamingo pet toy is so (pinkly) perfect! Photo from Target. Get yours with link above!

Squeaky toys and catnip are okay, but pink feathers? Now you’ve got your pet’s attention! Whether your pet is lazy like Garfield or hyper like Odie, they’ll love this fun, bright toy – and at just under $5, your budget will, too!

 

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Beautiful Blush Bedding!

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

 

First semester is officially here! Whether you’re about to move in or not quite feeling your current setup, your dorm decor is a crucial factor in making this year the best ever. To help make your dorm insta-perfect, we’ve gathered our favorite pink comforters, pillows, alarm clocks, storage drawers, and more all in one place!

 

Cozy Comforters

A comforter is usually one of the first things you notice in a dorm (since your bed takes up most of your space), so picking one that stands out will do wonders for your room! Stripes, florals, and even a marble pattern or two are all great ways to instantly give your room a boost – check out some of our favorites below!

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Picture from Hayneedle.com. Link to buy yours below!

Urban Outfitters Rose Gold Marble Pillowcase Set, $49.00

IZOD Rugby Stripe Comforter Set, $49.99 at Hayneedle (shown above)

Beau 3-Piece Comforter Set, $67.49-72.59 at Hayneedle

Poppy & Fritz Buffy Comforter Set, $79.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Blue & Pink Trellis Piper Reversible Comforter Set, $41.24 at Target

 

Pretty Pillows

Pillows are perfect for giving your bed just the right amount of personality. Whether you’re looking for something minimalist or something over the top, these pretty-in-pink pillows are sure to please!

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Photo from Zazzle. Link to buy yours below!

Blush Mongolian Faux Fur Throw Pillow, $22.49 at World Market

Holli Zollinger Paris Map Throw Pillow, $37.49 at Target

Surya Square Peony Accent Pillow, $30 at houzz

Ted Baker London Signature Bow Pillow, $44.99 at Dillard’s

Watercolor Peonies Summer Bouquet Throw Pillow, $26.35 at Zazzle (shown above)

 

Necessary Accessories

By now, you’ve found the perfect comforter and a pretty pillow (or two or three) to match. Done, right? Not quite! These pink bedside accessories are sure to make your Twin Extra Long feel just like a California King!

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Photo from American Eagle. Link to buy yours below!

Rise and Shine Alarm Clock, $29 at PBteen

Deny Designs Candy Clouds Tapestry, $69.00 at American Eagle (shown above)

Large Tint Stackable Drawers, $17.99 each at The Container Store

 

A tapestry above your bed can instantly make any dorm feel like home, while stackable storage drawers make a cute, makeshift (but functional!) bedside table.

 

Gel Bead Sleep Mask, $6.99 at Stein Mart

STICKAT Bed Pocket, $4.99 at IKEA

kate spade new york Seaport Tasseled Throw, $113.00 at Dillard’s (shown below)

Honey-Can-Do Pink Bed Risers (set of 4), $14.29 at The Home Depot

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Picture from Dillard’s. Link above to get yours!

A throw and a set of bed risers can do wonders for a tiny dorm space! Add a bed pocket to keep your phone, iPad, and favorite book within reach, and – poof! – bedtime just got a whole lot better.

 

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Summer Mode to Slay Mode: Pink Accessories Perfect for Girl Bosses

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Is it just me or does everyone get a little slow moving (along with super bummed!) once summer ends? I know fall’s one of the best seasons for the beach (water is so warm in September!), but weekends at your favorite beach town are basically over and it’s harder and harder to justify a nightly ice cream cone. How are we supposed to be excited about that and be ready to jump right back into the routine of schoolwork and 5-day work weeks (or 7 if you’re a girl boss!). In order to go right from summer mode to slay mode, check out these must-haves to unleash the girl boss in you this off-season!

 

Personalized Stationery:

$2.60 each at minted.com

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We (obviously) love the subtle palm tree addition to these pretty pink notecards! Get yours at minted.com.

No matter how many times you e-mail, insta DM, snap, or tweet your favorite people, there’s still nothing like receiving a hand written note in the mail. As a girl boss looking to make a serious impression and have her name be remembered, it is critical to get back into the habit of writing letters. After a meeting, a thank you note to a potential customer, when sending press sample, letter writing is perfect for so many occasions! Have a personalized (and pink) set on hand and make it part of your routine. Don’t forget pink stamps!

 

Business Card Holder:

$13.83 at Amazon

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A business card holder is a must-have this fall. Pick up a pink leather one at Amazon.com.

A true girl boss never misses an opportunity to network. Ever get asked for your business card and realize you’re not carrying any with you? Yeah, us too but never again with this pink leather business card holder. At only $13.83, it’s an absolutely necessary “don’t leave your house without” item because you never know when the best opportunity will come knocking at your door!

 

Easy to Find Keychain:

$18 at Pinkly Perfect

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Is work your happy place? Maybe not. But this leather keychain will save you major time searching your purse for your keys!

Time is of the essence when you’re constantly jumping from one meeting to the next and even a couple minutes of searching for your keys can really disrupt your groove. To save time (and sanity), place your keys on an easy to find keychain, like Pinkly Perfect’s “Happy Place” in petal pink. Made in the USA, real leather, and only $18—perfect!

 

Small Notebook & Pen:

$10 from ban.do

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Business on the top, party on the bottom?! We think so. Lovely notebook from ban.do.

In a world where you can do literally everything from your phone, taking meeting notes should not be one of those things. I get it—it’s super easy and then there’s no chance of losing information but from the other person’s perspective, it’s slightly rude. Think about it–there’s no way for anyone to know you’re taking notes or writing out your grocery list. Instead, buy a small notebook and pen that can fit in any of your purses and keep it on you for surprise meetings. We love the simplicity of ban.do’s pink 5” x 8” notebook. It’s only $10 and features an elastic band to keep any loose papers safe too!

 

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Shop Pinkly Perfect New Arrivals

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If you’ve been busy at the beach this summer and find yourself craving some retail therapy, make sure you check out Pinkly Perfect’s latest arrivals. From new styles to new colors, they’re your perfect old faves reimagined and enhanced for a new pop of beachy fun! Check them out below:

 

Tybee Tiny Tote

“My beach stuff”

$20 at pinklyperfect.com

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Our Tybee Tiny Tote is our newest style addition for Pinkly Perfect and we are so in love with it! It’s the same size as our Newport Cosmetic Bag but instead of a zipper, we’ve added short shoulder straps. Same natural cotton feel as our larger Montauk Tote and made in the USA, it’s a perfect gift for the littlest beach babe!

 

Montauk Tote Bag

“Take me to the beach”

$26 at pinklyperfect.com

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Our Montauk Tote (AKA the best beach bag EVER) now featured in our “Take me to the beach” version, available in lilac, coral, or a shimmery indigo. Buy the classic version at pinklyperfect.com or shop the #Avalon and #CapeMay versions at Serendipity Shops of Avalon in Avalon, NJ and Pete Smith’s Surf Shop in Cape May, NJ.

 

Sea Isle & Ocean City, NJ Bracelets

NEW COLORS

$18 at pinklyperfect.com

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NEW summery colors for our best selling bracelets! Our Sea Isle 08243 Zip Code Bracelet and Ocean City 08226 Zip Code Bracelet are now available in Clearwater Blue, Grape, and Peach. We love mixing & matching these to pair perfectly with our summer glow and breezy outfits! Buy one of each and gift to your Jersey Shore besties as the coolest “friendship bracelet” this summer.

 

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