glam bomb 4 + giveaway

It seems we have all been touched by cancer, in one way or another. Lately, I keep hearing that dreadful, feared and too-often heard c word. I’ve lost loved ones. I know loved ones bravely battling the disease as I type. And, having worked at The Children’s Hospital, Colorado, I met countless of families and young children who fought for the chance to live their lives. There is something amazing and special about the patients and staff on the Oncology floor. I met children there that forever touched my life…and although I only spent a short amount of time with them, I still think about them to this day.

As we continue to make leaps and bounds with research, more and more people will be cured. But, as people fight for their lives today, and for those who have conquered it, the opportunity to really live and feel a sense of hope again is so important emotionally and physically. Which is why organizations like First Descents, a Denver nonprofit that provides free outdoor adventure programs for young adult cancer fighters and survivors, is so essential…and why we wanted to write this post today.

The Perfect Petal is to host Glam Bomb 4, a private party that showcases independent jewelry design while giving back to a great cause, on April 16th in Denver. This season’s event will benefit First Descents. 100% of ticket sales {$25 general admission and $50 VIP}, 10% of purchases and all live auction donations will go directly to First Descents.

All you Colorado folks have the opportunity to go to this fabulous event to give back, and if you don’t live here, you can always find ways to get involved. You can help send young cancer patients and survivors to a camp for an adventure of a lifetime {whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and surfing}. My words don’t do it justice, but this video just might.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers, music from DJ Manos and shopping among 21 local and national independent designers. Featured designers include Lindsay Bloom, Campbell, Dean Davidson, Christy Lea Payne, Cynthia Rybakoff, and more.
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Thanks to Bloom Jewelry, one j. sorelle reader who buys a ticket to the event will win a FREE bracelet {see style below} they can pick out the night of the event. Once you buy tickets to the event, leave a comment here telling us you did. If you bought your ticket a month ago, you can still enter. If you bought your ticket today, you can enter. Anyone who bought a ticket to the event can enter – just leave a comment. Giveaway ends on April 15 at 5 p.m. MST. The winner will be notified on April 15 via e-mail.
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Following the tradition and format of Glam Bomb events, the location is not communicated to guests until the morning of the event. How fun is that? A feel-good party that truly gives back with a top-secret location…and throw in some fabulous shopping…I’m sold. This year’s location can accommodate more than 200 guests, making this the largest anticipated turnout since the inception of the event series in 2011. So, make it a ladies night out, and buy tickets. And for all you gents out there, you are invited to a rooftop reception with cigar and whiskey tasting.

Find out more info about the event here. And, mark your calendars!

{images via Bloom Jewelry and Glam Bomb}

if this shoe were a party

We did a feature last year, If this shoe were a room. You all seemed to like, so in honor of NYFW Shoe Week in NYC, we’re introducing…

IF THIS SHOE WERE A PARTY.

Sometimes the perfect inspiration for an outfit or a party can be found in your closet…or by looking down. If your feeling stuck on a color scheme or ‘theme’ to a party, just look at shoes. I promise, you will be inspired. And, you can shoe shop while you’re at it…who doesn’t love that?

#1: Sacha Black Shee Footwear
Shee is a designer this year at NYFW Shoe Week


IF THIS SHOE WERE A PARTY…it would be a Palm Springs 30th Birthday Party featured at 100 Layer Cake. You have to see the full gallery here because it’s gorgeous!

#2: Sam Edelman Shay Bootie, Nordstrom {$159.95}

IF THIS SHOE WERE A PARTY…it would be a Vogue On Safari Party for Tim Walker . It’s fabulous. A safari party with a chandelier, sign me up.

#3: Licorice by Kate Spade New York, Piperlime

IF THIS SHOE WERE A PARTY…it would be a girly, neutral setting with white, tans and champagnes. These neutral shoes would be the perfect accessory for such a beautiful setting.

#4: SixtySeven Baxter Bootie, Nordstrom

IF THIS SHOE WERE A PARTY…it would be a camp-style, rustic-chic shindig. More photos from this outdoor camp wedding from The Sweetest Occasion here.

#5: Valentino Couture Bow Platform Pump, Nordstrom

IF THIS SHOE WERE A PARTY…it would be a pretty, lovely party full of pink peony’s, feminine touches and woman-to-woman conversations. This pink peony dessert table featured at The Party Wagon is just stunning.

{images via 100 Layer Cake, Vogue, Nordstrom, The Sweetest Occasion, Piperlime, The Party Wagon}

shoe week

New York City is celebrating their 2nd annual Shoe Week beginning Sept. 5. Today, we’re shopping for our favorite accessory, especially Jenna’s…SHOES!

And, since some of us can afford to splurge, and some of us can’t, we found some shoes priced high, medium and low. We can only afford to buy the high-priced shoes in our dreams…but a girl can dream…and we know that for sure!

JESSICA
top to bottom, high to low
Valentino Jewelery Couture Bow d’Orsay Pump, Nordstrom {$995}
Halogen Katrina Bootie, Nordstrom {$99.95}
Womens Mossimo Supply Co. Odell Ballet Flats
, Target {$20}

JENNA

Audrey Brooke Perry Bootie, DSW {$49.50}
steal of a deal. i love these booties! so subtle yet sexy with the top cut out.
Isola Isabel Pump, Nordstrom {$109.95}
medium priced. apparently animal print is a big fall trend this year.
Guiseppe Zanotti Swarovski Crystal and Suede Sandals, Saks Fifth Avenue {$1350}
expensive shoes. love these! 

Jenna just couldn’t help herself…she found one more!
Manolo Blahnik Swan Embellished Satin Pumps, Saks Fifth Avenue {$1295}

 JODI
 top to bottom, high to low
Benjamin adams Denia pump, Nordstrom {$340}
Steve Madden pebbbles {$129.95}
Xhilaration lisbeth smoker flat, Target {sale for $22.99 reg $24.99}

{images via DSW, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Steve Madden, Target and Steve Madden}

happy birthday

COLORADO

Today, our home state that we love, Colorado, turns 137! Colorado became the 38th state to join the union on Aug. 1, 1876. In honor of this special day, we’re shopping all things Colorado. If you’ve ever lived here, call the Rocky Mountain state home, or just love good ’ole Colorado, splurge to represent!

CHEERS

Colorado Native Beer
Colorado Flag Bike Crate: Colorado Joes via Etsy 

WEAR IT WITH PRIDE

Colorado Flag Crocheted Hat: Jessie Hull via Etsy
Colorado Shirt: The Home T
The Colorado Hat: Delicate Limited
Colorado Flag Custom Hoodies: FrozenKiss via Etsy

IN THE HOME

Colorado State Pillow: Seasons Gifts and Home
Colorado Home State Print: Homeland Tees via Etsy
Colorado State License Plate Bookends by Joonia via Etsy

CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

 I heart Colorado Necklace: Tru.che on Etsy

ACCESSORIZE

 Colorado Flag Gold Head Cover: Old Man Granola
Colorado Flag iPhone Case: Zazzle

{images via Seasons Gifts and Home, Joonia, The Home T, Tru.che, Old Man Granola, Delicate Brand, Frozen Kiss, Zazzle, Homeland Tees, Colorado Joes, Jessie Hull}

spring fever

Spring is here! And, we all know Spring can bring uncertain weather, the feeling of rejuvenation, blossoming buds, muddy shoes and the anticipation of that warm summer breeze against our sun-kissed skin.

I know I’m happy Spring is here. I also know there are many brides who are anxiously awaiting their beautiful spring wedding day {and praying for good weather}. Here’s 11 beautiful ways brides can infuse a ‘touch’ of Spring to their wedding day.

1. Pack a pair of Hunter Boots
you can purchase here

2. Don’t forget a pretty Umbrella to waterproof your wedding day look
you can buy or rent umbrella’s at Bella Umbrella

3. Add Spring’s favorite flower, the tulip, in an all Tulip centerpiece
this centerpiece is definitely pretty in pink

4. Hold a romantic bouquet with peonies and soft colors

5. Ask your cake designer to add delicate sugar blooms to your cake

6. Give your guests some fresh greenery to take home

7. Make sure you and your bridesmaids get ready in style with a colorful Plum Pretty Sugar robe that sings spring

8. Add a vintage touch with antique watering cans filled with white flowers

9. Nothing says spring like an antique birdcage. Add a birdcage to the gift table, dessert table or specialty tables for an added spring, vintage touch

10. Take the time to smell the blossoming trees…and don’t forget to take a photo surrounded by the blooms too

11. Add fresh leaves and flowers at each place setting – we love the idea of designing fresh greenery {in this case, leaves} under a clear plate as a unique charger

{hunter boots image via Style Me Pretty, umbrella image via Green Wedding Shoes, tulip centerpiece via Epicurious, bouquet image via One Wed, cake image via 100 Layer Cake, green favor image via Grey Likes Weddings, robes via Plum Pretty Sugar, watering can image via Santa Barbara Chic, birdcage image via Style Me Pretty, blossoming crab apple trees via One Wed Bliss, leaves and fresh flowers image via Preston Bailey}