Bella Magari In Cherry Creek Denver

My journey with Bella Magari has been so darn fun. It’s also been a huge learning curve. From learning how to build, launch and manage an online store, to learning the hard way that some suppliers are not reliable and have crap items (so glad that’s fixed), then of course learning all about how to do pop-up shops (which is one of my favorite parts of my journey so far) and now navigating having an actual physical location for Bella Magari! It’s all been such a journey, with many successes and many frustrations. But that’s business y’all! Business isn’t for the faint of heart, it’s not always easy, it requires a lot of learning and growing, and it also requires a ton of faith in God. At times I didn’t know the EXACT direction for my boutique, but it’s not my job to know the future. It’s my job to stay in line with my values, work my butt off and have faith the God will guide me in the right direction. 

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

I didn’t think having a physical location was an option, I thought the only way that’d be possible was to own a storefront. At the Sugarplum Bazaar last November I heard some of the vendors talking about The District Shops so I immediately looked into it. The concept is brilliant and a perfect match for my life. The District Shops is a huge building next to the Cherry Creek mall that has 300+ local vendors! You can come to one location but shop all of these amazing local shops! In fact, you can grab stuff from any boutique and check out at the same register, it’s so convenient and I love it. When I first walked into The District Shops it was love at first sight! I was in awe at how adorable each vendors spot was, and in love with so many products (I wanted to buy like 100 things in the first ten minutes). You can come to one location and find treasures for yourself, your home, your little one, your spouse, etc. It’s got a bit of everything but somehow it all flows together and looks extremely cohesive throughout the store. I love supporting local businesses, especially now that I am a small business I see the importance in choosing to shop small instead of rushing to Walmart for every need.

The primary reason The District Shops is a perfect fit for me is that I don’t have to actually be there all the time. My first priority is being a mom and taking care of Giulian. My dream is to have my cake and eat it too. Meaning I want to build a business and be a stay at home mommy and raise my own kids. If I opened an actual storefront all by myself I think it’d be more time consuming than I could even fathom, and I’m just not in a season of life where that’d work. I think I’d love to do more locations like this, who knew but turns out there are a ton of places like this in Colorado! It's becoming the new way to shop and I love it.

To celebrate the launch of Bella Magari and Never Skip Brunch Boutique in The District Shops we threw a blogger party (of course)! We invited all of the local bloggers out for a VIP experience at The District Shops so they could sip, shop and snack after store hours. It was such a blast, thank you so much to everyone who came out that night to celebrate! It truly meant the world to Cara (Never Skip Brunch) and I. Take a peek at the pictures below to get a behind the scenes view.

Another special thank you to Renee from Astonishing Cakes for creating the most beautiful spring themed cake pops, they were stunning and delicious and got gobbled up right away ;). Thank you to Culture Meat and Cheese for providing charcuterie boards to snack on. And another thank you to Mel with Malwine Studios for taking the most amazing photos of the night! Mel takes the most beautiful photos and is in the Denver area if you’re looking for a photographer that is super versatile.

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo by Cara Newhart

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

Photo: Mal Wine Studios

 
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Spring Style 2017

The weather here in Denver has been amazing the last few weeks, we've had back to back days in the 80's, which for Colorado in March is extremely warm. Usually this time of year we are getting hit with huge snow storms and freezing weather. Between the warm weather and a Monday being the first day of spring, I was inspired to do a Spring style post. If you read my blog then obviously you know I am currently pregnant, very pregnant. Although there are some adorable maternity spring outfits I could chat about, I really just wanted to do a non maternity style post. I want to gawk over the adorable spring trends that I can't currently wear. I am really missing my non pregnant body and can't wait to get my body back to rock some of my favorite styles. So, even though creating this post made me slightly jealous of you ladies and your non-prego bods... I still wanted to be inspired by this years spring style and share it with you all. 

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Spring Dresses


Spring Tops


Spring Kimonos 


Spring Blazers


Spring Bottoms


Spring Accessories 

 

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Rocksbox Review & One Month Free With Code

I was recently contacted by Rocksbox and asked if I would like to collaborate... and of course I said YES!! I was literally JUST telling my husband the night before that I wanted to sign up for it and how much I loved the idea of receiving new jewelry each month. I was already obsessed with Rocksbox because I knew they sent out Kendra Scott jewelry (which I am totally in love with)! I've seen so many adorable #ootd photos on Instagram with Rocksbox and Kendra Scott tagged in them, and it made me want a subscription to Rocksbox so bad!

Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription that for $19/month gives you access to unlimited jewelry rentals from top designer brands. They have a team of stylists that create personalized boxes for you. Shipping is included in that price and you also get access to discounts and member rewards towards purchasing items you love and want to keep! 

After you sign up they have you take a survey, that way they can get a feel for your style and what type of jewelry you will like. Then you can create a wishlist by scrolling through a ton of their jewelry online. Or you can simply use #wishlist on photos with pieces you might like on Instagram. I love that there are no contracts, you can purchase an item and keep it if you like it, or you can send it all back for a new set of jewelry to try. 

I just received my first box a few days ago!! Just in time to rock the jewelry during our trip to Phoenix! I was pleasantly surprised by a few little details. I love that the package is resealable, so that when I send it back I don't need to purchase a new package. It also included a return shipping label which makes life easy. There was a personal touch to the Rocksbox that I wasn't expecting but I really appreciated. In the box was a nice letter with my name on it (added a nice personal touch) that explained why they chose each piece to be in my box and a description of each item. I received Kendra Scott earrings, and a Kendra Scott necklace that matches. I also received a gold and silver necklace by Slate. In the note my stylist said she thought the two necklaces would be great together for a chic layered look... I agree 100%. My favorite pieces of course are the Kendra Scott earrings and necklace. I am going to purchase the earrings. I love that when you decide to purchase it comes with a discount, they will be $44 instead of $55! Below are a few photos of my first Rocksbox. Take a peek!

To get your free month just simply go to Rocksbox.com and at checkout use coupon code accordingtodblogxoxo

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I hope you enjoy!! Let me know how you like your Rocksbox when you get yours! I'd love to know.

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