What Every Tween to Teen Girl Needs. PERIOD.

This past weekend, I took my daughter on our annual mother/daughter getaway. This is a time where we eat lots of sweets, stay up late and talk a lot about dreams, aspirations and just life. Speaking of life, my daughter is 11 now, and I am aware that girls can start going through puberty, so it was time for me to start to have the PERIOD conversation. *sigh* Can time slow down right about now?! Ok, ok…back to reality. There’s nothing worse than getting your period when you are not expecting it, especially for your first time, so it is my job as the mom to get my girl prepare for life as a woman – especially since it is all a new experience.

So, during our trip, I decided to take a break from our shopping trip and stop in Müller drugstore. It was time to have a bag filled with everything she needs for that awkward or unexpected moment. This way, if I am not around to help her out, my daughter will never be caught without protection. Here’s what we packed – all the essentials a girl needs to prevent that embarrassing moment.

Cosmetic Bag
Bath & Body Works Sanitizing Hand Gel
Deodorant
Kleenex® On-the-go
Feminine Pads like Always
Lip Smacker

P.S. There’s a new trend of products called period panties like PantyProp. I have never used them, BUT I have heard amazing things about them, especially for tweens and teens.

Puberty comes earlier and earlier for girls these days. Make sure you tween or teen is never stranded without the essentials. PERIOD. 🙂

Soul Carrier Kicks Off Conscious Intentions for Crisis Nursery

soulcarrierOn June 16, 2015, Jennifer Paige Boonlorn launched a Kickstarter campaign to debut her third collection of gorgeous handbags called the Conscious Intentions Collection, with 25% of all proceeds benefitting Crisis Nursery, a children’s shelter in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Crisis Nursery provides children with a warm place to sleep at night, foster care, education, and much more. In less than 56 hours, Soul Carrier surpassed their goal by raising over $10,000!

Soul Carrier is the inspiration of Jennifer Boonlorn, a credentialed designer who spent time at Oscar de la Renta, Women’s Wear Daily, American Eagle’s design headquarters as well as designed a high-end collection of hair accessories for Henri Bendel. While working on an art project for the grand openings of Barneys in Arizona, the idea was sparked to design her own collection of handbags that could be used for the greater good. Thus, Soul Carrier was born.consciousintentions“Conscious Intentions” collection is dedicated to mindful living. The designs have been influenced by an appreciation of the clean lines of mid-century modern architecture and a fascination with eclectic textiles. The bags are simplistic, functional and both literally and figuratively capable of standing on their own – they endeavor to express your philanthropic values and spark rich conversations about the human character traits you value most! See the collection here: http://bit.ly/soulcarrier. Now that Soul Carrier reached their goal for their Conscious Intentions Collection, they are not stopping there! The more handbags ordered, the more children helped at Crisis Nursery!

Rocksbox Unlimited Designer Jewelry

What if someone told you that you could have an unlimited supply of designer jewelry for just $19 a month?!  If you’re a fashion jewelry addict like I am then you would say “where do I sign up”?   Here’s the scoop:  Rocksbox is a membership-based jewelry styling service.  Members pay a flat rate of $19/month to get access to a personalized rotating closet of designer jewelry, sent in sets of three at a time.  Do I need to continue?

Rocksbox2First of all, it’s like Christmas and Birthday all rolled up in one when you receive your cute Rocksbox box! Check out the treasures I received in my mailbox yesterday. Kendra Scott Elle Cobalt Cat’s Eye earrings are gorgeous (perfect timing to wear with my new cobalt blue dress), the Perry Street Scarlett necklace is very current and the Sophie Harper Double Bar ring are fit my personal style! Rocksbox partners with established and emerging designers such as Gorjana, Kendra Scott, Loren Hope, Margaret Elizabeth, and many more.  Their jewelry inventory is constantly evolving to reflect the seasons, members’ tastes, and the latest trends.

Here’s How It Works –
Complete your personalized style profile in just 3 minutes and create a wish list.

  • Rocksbox stylists use your profile to personally select designer jewelry just for you from their collection of over 30 designers sets are curated for you based on your style profile.
  • The three chosen pieces are placed in a very snappy, signature Rocksbox box and delivered from their San Francisco headquarter to your doorstep with no shipping charges!
  • You can keep and wear your Rocksbox pieces for as long as you like.
  • You can return your set anytime, as often as you like, and Rocksbox will send you a new set of three jewelry pieces.
  • You pay the same membership fee regardless of how often you exchange your box.
  • If you fall in love with a piece (and you know that’s going to happen) and want to keep it forever, you simply don’t send it back when you return your box. You will be billed at the Insiders’ Price shown on your packing list.JacqueRocksbox

The jewelry seems to be high quality and how great is it that you can change it out as your mood and the seasons change? For someone who gets bored with their jewelry after a few wears, I’m thinking I may be hooked!

Sound easy?  Ready to sign up?  Go to: https://www.rocksbox.com/  For 1 month free Rocksbox, use this special code when you become a member:  jaqueferrisxoxo   Become a Rocksbox Insider today and Rock on!

Disclosure: Rocksbox provided Real Posh Mom with one month of free membership trial.  All opinions are mine and may not reflect those of the company. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” All photos are mine and subject to copyright.

Trina Turk + Real Posh Mom = 7 Year Anniversary Celebration

RPMTrinaTurkJoin myself, RPM’s newest writer Jayne & the gals at Trina Turk for the Summer Style event next Thursday night at Trina Turk in Highland Park Village! Not only will you enjoy sips & light bites, but you can also get style tips as you get ready for summer & even get a 20% discount on the new Trina Turk summer arrivals + an exclusive Trina Turk iPhone case. Great, right? Also, in celebration for Real Posh Mom’s 7th Anniversary, I will be revealing some new exciting things happening with Real Posh Mom. I hope to see you all Thursday night! XO

Where: Trina Turk in Highland Park Village
When: Next Thursday, March 15, 2014
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM (come & go)
RSVP: Dallas@TrinaTurk.com

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Pictured: Cynthia of Oh So Cynthia (left) and myself (right)

Joseph Nogucci Beautifully Crafts Bracelets

Joseph Nogucci IRISDisclosure: Joseph Nogucci provided me with an IRIS bracelet. All opinions are mine and may not reflect those of the company. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” All photos are mine and subject to copyright.

The holidays are approaching quickly and I’m sure you’re making your list and checking it twice! But don’t forget YOUR wish list! You work hard and deserve something shiny and sparkly for the holidays.Joseph Nogucci

Meet Joseph Nogucci Jewelry: makers of beautiful designer bracelets and IRIS signature glass beads and charms that are unique, high-quality and affordable! This jewelry really allows you to see your individual style shine. Joseph Nogucci beads are hand crafted blown glass for brilliant shine and beauty. These bracelets are strung on either a silver-plated European clasp or genuine leather double-wrap bracelet.

Voyage to NOVICA for Artisan Treasures

Disclosure: NOVICA provided me with a gift certificate to facilitate this post. I spent a little more of my own money since it is for a great cause. This post was not reviewed by a 3rd party. All opinions are mine and may not reflect those of the company. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” All photos are mine and subject to copyright.

Welcome to The NOVICA Nation!
A Nation of artists throughout the world —
a village of carvers in Bali;
a family of ceramists in Brazil who have handed down their craft
from generation to generation;
a farmer in the Andes who hand-weaves alpaca sweaters.
It is a community of artists who have been isolated
for centuries by distance, time, and geography —
isolated from the very community of collectors seeking
their unique, inspired, and undiscovered arts and crafts.
Now, finally, there is a bridge connecting our separate
communities into one worldwide nation —
this is The NOVICA Nation.
A nation of people inspired by the arts and
empowered by the Internet.
We are all members.

It is no secret to those who have meet my son. He LOVES sloths – like loves so much that he behaves like one (not knowingly.) When I began searching thought NOVICA’s curation, I was happily surprise to find the “Quirky Sloth” necklace. I just had to buy it. There is a beautiful Opal stone in the necklace from the Andes region. The pale coloring was so beautiful, that I began searching for it. Fortunately, NOVICA had the perfect earrings to go with the “Quicky Sloth,” called the “Hold Me.” Fitting name, don’t you think?! Everything arrives in a very timely manner, beautifully wrapped and well-made.
IMG_4291 An enclosed card told the story of each artisan, and this makes for a more personal shopping experience. I also LOVE that this is a free trade store, allowing artisans to earn more for their creations than they could if there was a middle-man, such as a wholesaler or retailer.
IMG_4300 NOVICA unites you with more than 2,000 extraordinary master artists around the world, offering them a fair price for their work. Every item you purchase directly benefits an artisan and their family, bringing sustainable income to distant communities worldwide.

You can find “like” more of their treasures on their Facebook page and follow their journey on Twitter.

Nikki Reed Bejewels 7 of All Mankind

IMG_3638Born into a family full of creatives, Nikki Reed is no different, as she’s acted in films like The Twilight Saga, started designing jewelry and sings with her husband, Paul McDonald. Now, she is partnered with 7 For All Mankind to design limited edition jewelry that was inspired by her grandmother’s kitchen tiles.

Nikki Reed has create a five-piece capsule collection of her Mattlin Era jewels, inspired by 7 For All Mankind’s spring collection. “When they asked me design a line for them, it was an organic match as I wear denim all the time,” Reed told me. “It has always been hard for me to find a necklace that would complement my denim shirts, so I designed ‘Starry Knight‘, which reflects my music and my love for jewelry.”
nikkireed Nikki Reed could not be more beautiful and humble at the same time. It was a pleasure meeting her, and I was even more amazed by the fact that ALL of the 7FAM x Nikki Reed collection is under $100.
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Te Amo Mami de Uno de 50

Looking for an original present for Mother’s Day? What about a piece of jewelry or a handcrafted gift? Spanish jewelry maker Uno de 50 has a whole range of ideas for this very special occasion: leather bracelets, silver-plated metal rings, necklaces set with coloured stones. Uno de 50 was founded 15 years ago and takes its name from a desire by its creators to produce only limited edition collections.
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IMG_3101 Uno de 50‘s collection takes its inspiration from contemporary life and the everyday details of the natural world. This affordable luxury collection makes layering of many styles and pieces a fashion-must-do.

Stop by Galleria Dallas today to pick out a unique gift for your Mom! For more pictures from my trip to Uno de 50, check out my Google+ album here.

Christina Cunali Collection Lands in US

Brazilian jewelry designer Christina Cunali is making her way to the states via Dallas just in time for spring!
IMG_1791 Designer Christina Cunali, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, began studying the art of jewelry design in 1989 in Lisbon, Portugal.  Apprenticing with designers in Lisbon, New York, and Italy, Cunali quickly developed her definitive style, which seamlessly integrates themes of eastern philosophy and religion in her handmade pieces of pure silver and gold, fused-metals, and precious stones.
ChristinaCunali With warm weather on its way and Mother’s Day just around the corner, the Christina Cunali Collection is the perfect accessory for your spring and summer attire. The current line features “Couture Stones”, hand-crafted bands and earrings featuring one-of-a-kind precious stones. Custom pieces are available by request. A “Kirtan” Collection of 24-karat gold and sterling silver with a “Metallic Collection” featuring precious metal designs. Write your way through spring with the “Poetry” & “Seasons” Collections of nature inspired metals featuring birds, butterflies, floral, leaves, and more.
ChristinaCunaliCollection The jewelry offers beautiful and distinct pieces in a mixture of metals, shapes and stones that can be worn anytime, anywhere. All pieces from the Christina Cunali collection is handmade in Brazil, and incorporated sterling silver and 24-karat gold-filled findings with precious stones.

SHŌNA Reforms Vintage Jewelry

When I met Shona Gilbert at a Christmas lunch, I knew there was something unique and special about her. She had just moved to Dallas after living on the West Coast, East Coast and even St. Croix. Shona makes her own rules, which is one of the things I love about her.

I was so excited to see her passion poured out into SHŌNA, Reformed Vintage jewelry. What makes SHŌNA stand out from other jewelry is her statement pieces and bold designs. Shona creates one-of-a-kind “reformed vintage” masterpieces. She is greatly influenced by her travels and the fantastic diversity of fashion and style that she has observed over her lifetime. Environmentally and socially responsible, SHŌNA are hand-made pieces with reclaimed vintage materials and packages them in recycled cigar boxes.

Cherry Horn Filagree Necklace, part of Ayanna collection.
Citrine Hammered Collar, part of EDHA collection
Clear Lucite Choker Necklace, part of Pebbles collection

When Shona is not designing, she is an active philanthropist in the Dallas community, contributing to and volunteering her time to various charities, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Dallas Museum of Art, Family Gateway and Dress 4 Yellow.

Heart Baubles supporting LLS (Left to Right: Kimberly Alexander, myself, Shona Gilbert)

Recently, SHŌNA, Reformed Vintage has partnered with Neiman Marcus. You can preview her new Spring 2013 Collection at select Neiman Marcus stores and on her site, www.byShona.com. Here are her upcoming trunk shows and personal appearances:

  • February 22-23, 2013 (10AM-5PM) at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend, Plano, TX
  • February 28, 2013 (10AM-5PM) at Neiman Marcus, Fort Worth, TX
  • May 10, 2013 (10AM-5PM) at Neiman Marcus Downtown,
    Dallas, TX
  • May 15-16, 2013 (10AM-5PM) Neiman Marcus, Chicago, IL