Holiday open studios 

This weekend Saturday and Sunday. Shop small, shop local. Lost of great gifting items. 

Accessories and illustrations! 

This weekend we are featuring another talented illustrator in shop too @kaitgilluatration (Instagram). 

Open sat and sun 12-5 

122 western Ave, Lowell, MA 

Studio #417


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Pinkbow’s first open studio and pre grand opening

Check out the photos from my first open studio, the pre grand opening. 


Saturday Aug 6th 2016. I met various other talented artists, new pieces were added to the shop, and it was overall a fun day. 

The space is still in the furnishing/decorating process but I made the most of it and put on a show. It felt great.

#frugalfashionista: family reunions leading to fashionable finds

During a family reunion over Christmas break my cousin had introduced me into the “wish” shopping app. Since then it has been a dangerously addictive habit for cheap little finds. Now be weary my shoppers as this is not the place I would recommend buying your whole wardrobe, but it is a fun place to buy small pick me ups. 

Everything is most likely made in China and straight from the factories with no one to regulate quality, thus comes my warning. Things on the app are dirt cheap, and they are just that. But for $1 or $2 nik-naks can be fun, just don’t count on them long term.think of it as buying from forever 21. 

Anyway….being a cancer birthday I really wanted some crab earrings and they had exactly that for $1 + $1 shopping. Took a few weeks to receive them but I love them. Super cute and they match my Kate spade cancer crab bracelet!

Much love – MA 

  

#frugalfashionista: f21 finds

I’m not a huge fan of forever21 anymore, after all I’m not longer 21 and as you get older you usually have a salary that allows you to buy better quality. Every once in a while though I still pop in for a thing or two, like these quick pick me up accessories. 
An edgy gold necklace with simple lines to pop a simple black dress. Or this bright red pop of color of an accessory to contrast a tonal outfit. 
What are your fav finds at f21?
Much love -MA
  

   

#frugalfashionista: show me the sample sale!!!

  
One of my favorite benefits as a fashion designer is that time of year when sample sale hits. That wonderful time when our corporate closets are too full of inspirational and production samples that we need to purge them. Thus they end up in the glorious sample sale for all to purchase for their own closets at a fraction of the cost. Severe savings! 

Corporate employees had the advantage of pre-shopping the sale, and boy did I have a ball with that. I reached for some fall wardrobe updates and spent only $40 in round 1. Round 2 I brought my mom for when the sale was open to the public. What did I scoop up? 5 pairs of various flats, a cloche, jewelry, and some beautiful gifting items! 

I left that sale feeling accomplished and spent no more than $200 on everything. What a treat! What a great new fall wardrobe too! 

Shopping Justice sample sales were fun, but I’d have to say shopping the talbots sample sale was even better because I could actually shop for me this time around. And the quality 👌🏻

Much love – MA

   
   

#frugalfashionista: thrifted treasures

Thrifting on a New England Sunday. My sister and dad came to visit me in boston during this long Columbus Day weekend and we made a trip to the thrift store to start out our Sunday. 

My finds: 

  
I fell absolutely in love with the charms on this necklace. It perfectly reflects my love for travel. Picking it up was a no brainer!

  
This was what really made my heart jump in excitement. It was a collection of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Bronte books. They were editions from 1922! I have a large place in my heart for classic novels and period films, so this was a heart warming find! 

I also found two pics of furniture for my living room. Those I will share In a later post once they’ve been restored. 

Today was a successful hunt. 

Much love -MA