Spring Clothes

Our new clothes arrived last week and were very popular in store this weekend. They have a freestyle, weekend relaxation feel. I actually tried them all on and want one of each! To add to the fun, we are offering free shipping on ALL clothes through Thursday (4/14/16): use code SHOPCLOTHES to get free shipping anywhere in the continental United States.

See all the new styles below:

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riviera-tunic-personify-31. Riviera Tunic Top // $34

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lace-blouse-personify-12. Delicate Woven Blouse with Lace // $42

Blush Darling Slouch Dress

blush-peasant-dress-personify-33. Blush Darling Slouch Dress // $42

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elsie-sleeveless-top-personify-24. Elsie Sleeveless Lace Top // $28

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embroidered-babydoll-personify-45. Embroidered Lightweight Babydoll Top // $34

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slubby-boyfriend-personify-36. Navy Slubby Plaid Boyfriend Top // $36

 

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Artist Series: Natalie Jacob of Etymology Jewelry

Etymology Jewelry at Personify Shop

Introducing Etymology Jewelry to Personify Shop has been so fun. I found Natalie Jacob through Etsy’s open call and I just couldn’t live without her line. I’m currently wearing one of her bracelets right this second. I love the colorful pieces, mixed media, and bohemian vibe of the line… It’s jewelry that’s ready to party! You can find her pieces under our New Arrivals tab. Read my interview with Natalie below.


 

How did you get started with what you do?

Etymology Jewelry started on Etsy in 2008 back when I was a first year student at the art college MICA. Making jewelry grew out of my natural disposition to create, as I was always making and forming things in an artistic way, even from a young age. Jewelry seemed to be a natural fit as I had also always been devouring fashion magazines and loved the idea of being involved in the fashion (or jewelry!) world. Now, it’s my chosen medium, allowing me to be in both the fashion world and the artistic world.
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How would you describe your aesthetic?

I always say my aesthetic is Mixed Media, or Boho. I like to say Mixed Media because it alludes to the materials I use- which are a mix of natural gemstones, vintage chains and recycled vinyl record album beads.
Herkimer Diamond Bracelet at Personify Shop

What’s your favorite thing about making jewelry?

Well it’s definitely tricky to pick one favorite! I would say the thing I enjoy the most about making jewelry is the ability to be creative with design,  materials and color in a wearable way. I also truly love that I am able to be both an artist and a designer and have a variety of people – all over the world- wear my pieces!
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What’s your least favorite thing about making jewelry?

The occasional back ache from doing all that handmade jewelry fabrication!

Scout Bracelet from Etymology Jewelry at Personify Shop

Any business advice?

You will hear one hundred no’s with your line before you get one yes. But all it takes is one yes, so keep going and be persistent!

What is your favorite thing at Personify Shop?

I’m a sucker for a great Ikat print- it’s probably my favorite sort of patterning out there. As a result I am absolutely in love with this pillow- it doesn’t hurt that all the colors also happen to match my bedding, so I may have to add it to my home sometime soon!

Personify Shop Ikat Pillows

If you could hang out with any three people this Friday night, who would you pick?

This is definitely a little cheesy- but if I could hang out with anyone it would be my grandparents. They are no longer alive, but I was very close with them as I was growing up and miss having them around. A couple of the places they loved to go are still in business, so I’m sure we’d go to a favorite restaurant of theirs and just catch up. I’d tell them about all the accomplishments I’ve had with my business- including a recent feature in an Etsy partnership with Macy’s! It would be such a joy to see them and I know we’d have a great time.

Wanderlust layering bracelet from Etymology Jewelry at Personify Shop


Thanks so much Natalie! It’s been a joy to work with you. I love your line so much and look forward to working together more in the future.

maddie

 

 

Before & After: Furniture Edition

It’s time for another Before & After Furniture Edition. This time with a set of four vintage wooden chairs.

The Before:

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Although we loved the bright blue fabric, the upholstery was a hack job. There were staples showing (read: GROSS) and it was all puffy in all the wrong places. They were very uncomfortable and the cushions needed replacing.

The Process:

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We had all the fabric removed, the cushions replaced, and we used this polka dot fabric.

The After:

set of four reupholstered chairs at personify shop

I love how the black and white fabric has a little bit of classic, a little bit of whimsy, a little bit of masculine and feminine, and neutrality. These chairs could fit into almost any space!

set of four reupholstered chairs at personify shop backWe reversed the fabric on the back panel and it ended up being my favorite detail of the project.

Now the chairs are comfortable & beautiful… The perfect combo.Save

Holiday Gift Guides for Friends & Sisters

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1. Rifle Paper Co Merry Christmas Card $4.50 2. Tarina Tarantino Prism Belleza Bracelet $37 3. Bou Cou Brass Hearts Necklace $53 4. Umgee Floral Kimono $35.95 5. Baggu Blue Pouch $28 6. Capri Blue Volcano Candle $30.95 7. Honeycomb Studio Emerald Ring Holder $18 8. S’well Cold Hearts Bottle $35 9. Rifle Paper Co Folk Journal $15 10. Melting Sun Apparel Crystal Necklace $34 11. The Violet Bakery Cookbook $29.99 12. Pepper & Orange Peach Minimalist Bracelet $25

This holiday gift guide for friends and sisters is great for the younger women in your life: wives, girlfriends, coworkers, sister in laws, daughters, daughter in laws, and nieces. This colorful, patterned, fun, and bohemian collection has reasonable priced items that will make any girl happy. Many of our items ship free and we ship all over the country!