Five Things We Love - April

Apr 10, 2014 1:33:46 PM

Five Things We Love - April

1. Colorful hair clips and bobbi pins like these from Ban.do

2. Vertical gardens for your outside space - perfect for apartment dwellers!

3. Marbled Easter eggs (using nail polish!)

4. Peeps doughnuts from Dunkin' Donuts 

5. Splurging on a spring accessories (we LOVE this Kate Spade bag) with your tax refund 

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Oscar Style

Mar 2, 2014 6:01:00 PM

We loved the statement necklaces that sparkled on many actresses across the red carpet. Idina Menzel wore a stunning Chimento necklace while Kristen Bell wore a Piaget Necklace and matching earrings. The geometric styling of Naomi Watts' Bulgari necklace reminds us of our Connor Necklace!

Lupita Nyong'o could do no wrong last night in a Prada gown and subtle jewelry in gold. We loved her large cocktail ring with hints of blue, similar to our new Ellington Ring that is available in two shades of blue. 

Amy Adams stunned in a simple Gucci gown with stand out Tiffany Earrings. We love the combo of red and navy stones,similar to our very own Campbell Earrings. Another trend we spotted on the carpet were subtle touches of bracelet sparkle. Add a touch of glitz to your wardrobe with the Wren Bracelet

Posted in T&R Style T&R Inspiration By Towne & Reese

5 Things We Love - March

Mar 1, 2014 6:28:19 PM

5 Things We Love - March

1. Oh Joy for Target collection coming March 16th

2. Green Stockholm couch from Ikea

3. The Oscars coming up this Sunday and these perfect deserts to go with them.

4. Brass/gold home accents like this lamp from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

5. A perfect fitting denim jacket. Just right for showing off our favorite new T&R jewelry!

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Valentine's Day Style Guide

Feb 4, 2014 4:36:00 PM

With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, it’s nearly impossible to stop obsessing over what you’re going to wear on this special day. Whether your plan is a night out on the town with that certain someone, or cocktails with the girls, the right outfit is essential.

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite times of year because not only can we be silly and romantic with the ones we love but the market is exploding with red and pink. February 14th is the perfect excuse to spoil yourself by feeding your inner girliness.

If your V-Day plans are to hit the town with the girls, don’t hesitate to wear your heart on your sleeve. Take advantage of all those red and pink items at your favorite boutiques! A radiant red dress with a lace overlay will do the trick. The vibrant red of the dress will draw enough attention that there is no need to worry about bold accessories. However, we do suggest a small touch of shimmer. Mix and match your favorite bracelets for effortless style.

On the other hand, you might have a romantic night planned with that special someone. In that case, we are partial to the timeless white lace dress. Lace is the perfect way to capture the romance of February 14th. Also, what better day to pull out your favorite red pumps? Don’t forget the final touches to this masterpiece! We suggest the Nina Earrings paired with the Mason Necklace. 

 

Look 1 (Left)

1) Pamela Dress by J.Crew - $275.00
2) Malina Shoes in Bone by Aldo - $100 
3) Towne & Reese Bette Earrings - $15.00
4) Towne & Reese Wren Bracelet - $ 25.00
5) Towne & Reese Copeland Bracelets - $35.00
6) Towne & Reese Jude Bracelet- $30.00

Look 2 (Right)

1) Lace & Tulle Sheath Dress by Tadashi Shoji (available at Nordstrom) -  $238.00
2) Charles David 'Gillian' Pump (available at Nordstrom) - $168.95
3) Towne & Reese Nina Earrings - $20.00
4) Towne & Reese Mason Necklace - $30.00

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Holiday Style Guide: Cocktail Edition

Dec 19, 2013 1:59:54 PM

It is definitely the most wonderful time of year. With the cold weather and holiday season surrounding us, we can’t help but start to think about those awaited holiday parties. From Christmas to New Years and from casual to cocktail, it’s time to add some shimmer to your style.

Why is it that we love these last few months leading up to the New Year so much? Not only are gifts piled up beneath the tree and you’re probably taking some time off of work, but because you can finally bring out those flashy dresses you’ve waited all year to wear. Whether it’s an office party or a night out with the girls, you’re going to find a reason to bring out your favorite high heels this season!

Although essential, adding shimmer and shine to your look is not only about the dress. Don’t forget about accents. Something simple, yet tasteful would be a great match for a dress like this. The Kara Earrings paired with the Riley Bracelet would be our pick!

1) Aidan by Aidan Mattox Sequin Dress (Nordstrom) $188
2) Aldo 'Carmelithe' Heel $45.49
3) Towne & Reese Kara Earrings $15
4) Towne & Reese Riley Bracelet $25

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Holiday Style Guide: Bundle Up Edition

Dec 16, 2013 5:06:00 PM

As temperatures start to drop and autumn quickly turns into winter, it’s time to bundle up with cold weather accessories. We want to find the perfect jackets and scarves to keep us warm, but without sacrificing our sense of style. Now is the perfect time to find everything you need to bundle up for those upcoming winter months.

Our favorite way to stay warm AND stylish is to match a cozy winter jacket with some fun earrings and a printed scarf. This gives your winter wonderland outfit just the amount of style it needs. There are many combinations that can create this look, so put on the layers, bundle up, and experiment with your cold weather style this winter.

1) Kristen Blake Jacket (Nordstrom) $179.00
2) Towne & Reese Hailey Earrings $30.00 
3) Towne & Reese Bailey Wrap $75.00 

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Holiday Style Guide: Getaway Edition

Dec 3, 2013 1:48:00 PM

The holidays are right around the corner, and with them come those impulsive weekend getaways. Whether it’s a weekend of shopping with the girls or enjoying a home cooked meal with the fam, you’re bound to find a reason to pack up the suitcase.

Although the essential suitcase stuffers are pretty obvious (makeup, socks, toiletries), picking out your favorite winter outfits can be tricky. Especially when space is oh so limited. But with the winter weather rolling in, there are a few “must haves” you simply cannot resist.

Flannels. Yup, flannels. These cozy button ups have transitioned from the “lumberjack look” to a winter favorite. We love to pair a comfy flannel with a winter vest. This combo will keep you warm without the hassle of lugging around a winter jacket.

And for the final touch, we love to complete the outfit with jewelry of course! With winter bundles such as flannels and vests, we like to keep it simple with the jewelry. Our choice for this particular outfit would be to match up the Eva Rose Ring and the Suzanne Earrings. This will add the perfect amount of sparkle to your look!

Holiday Style Guide - Getaway

1) H & M Flannel Shirt  $24.95

2) Patagonia Vest Natural $179.00

3) Towne & Reese Eva Rose Ring (blue) $30.00

4) Towne & Reese Suzanne Earrings $30.00
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Holiday Style Guide: Shopping Edition

Nov 18, 2013 8:25:57 PM

Turkey Day goodies shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind this time of year. Fall weather also brings fall shopping, and it's time to get out the bows and wrapping paper and hit the malls to beat the crowd. When doing your holiday shopping this season, remember this..classy but comfy. We know how it's fun to make a fashion statement while standing in the checkout line at Nordstrom, but we also know how crucial it is to be cozy when walking around all day. You’re going to want to wear something that won’t have you itching to get home but still turns heads when you walk down the shoe aisle.

When it comes to being comfy, leggings are the ultimate “go-to” in every girl’s closet. Leggings and leather knee-high boots can be the perfect start to any outfit. They are easy to change in and out of in the fitting room when you come across that perfect gift for yourself.

Our favorite way to dress up that “day at the mall” outfit is with a little pop of jewelry. We really like to pair a set of bold earrings with a simple necklace. This gives your outfit just a little something extra! Two pieces that we always love to combo is the Kenzy Gold Necklace with the Blue Paige Earrings.

1) J. Crew Signature Leggings in Black $39.50

2) Steve Madden Pegggie Boot in Cognac $129.95

3) Towne & Reese Paige Earrings in Blue $30.00

4) Towne & Reese Kenzy Necklace $25.00

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It’s that time of year again! Put away the strappy sandals and vibrant sundresses, and pull out the knee-high boots, cozy sweaters and scarves. Still having trouble getting out of that summer state of mind? No worries, here are some ideas for that perfect fall outfit. In the spirit of Turkey Day, we suggest focusing on warm colors. Orange and browns are going to be essential to your fabulous fall look.

Ladies, what is our favorite cold-weather fashion rule of thumb? For us, it's layers, layers, and more layers. And we don’t just mean your clothes, we’re talking about jewelry too. Necklaces can be worn together to create one stylish look. One of our layering favorites is the Greta necklace paired with the simple May necklace. Together they create the perfect  look. For an extra touch of “fab” we also suggest the gold Charlotte bracelet.

1) Anthropologie Cabled Sweater Coat $168

2) Invanka Trump 'Talley' Boot at Nordstrom $149. 95

3) Towne & Reese May Necklace $20.00

4) Towne & Reese Greta Necklace $40.00

5) Towne & Reese Charlotte Bracelet $25.00

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Fall Flair: A Look For $100

Sep 25, 2013 2:15:33 PM

In case you missed it, yesterday we announced our new collection of scarves for fall! We couldn't be more ready for cooler temperatures and hearing the crunch of leaves under our favorite tall boots. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, here we come! 

If you're thinking about fall, here are three Towne & Reese accessories that look great together and make a statement on their own. Mix and match them all to add pops of color to your favorite fall tones like navy, grey and lichen green. As always, when you spend $100 – you get FREE shipping. ALF Scarf Look

1. Towne & Reese Camden Scarf $40

2. Towne & Reese Kirkland Earrings $35

3. Towne & Reese Amelia Ring $25 

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This Sunday, the Primetime Emmys are back on CBS. We can't wait to see our favorite celebrities take a walk down the red carpet! Since we love to find affordable ways to replicate celebrity chic, we pulled a few of our favorite things that make us feel both fashionable and fabulous. After all, we don't think you have to spend a fortune to exude great style. Links for each product featured below. 

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1. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips - Try the leopard trend on your nails with self-adhesive nail polish strips. 

2. Ardell Glamour Lashes - Even the most expensive mascara won't give you the dramatic look of false lashes. 

3. Towne & Reese Carly Necklace - Everything about this jeweled statement piece is a stunner except for the price. 

4. Towne & Reese Ella Ring - Our adjustable ring with a faceted glass stone feels comfortable and luxurious. 

5. Rimmel Sunshimmer Shimmering Bronzer - Get that celebrity glow with an inexpensive bronzer with shimmer. 

6. Sultra Bun Shaper - Achieve the elegant look of a top bun in minutes when you have a bun shaper on hand. 

7. Towne & Reese Linley Earrings - Click the name to the left and zoom in to see the stunning detail of this dangling duo. 

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Touchdown Trends

Sep 5, 2013 2:00:39 PM

Whether you're a spirited fan or just enjoy a good tailgate party, FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE! Before you head to your closet and break out the cottons and knits that represent your alma mater or favorite pro team, we'd like to suggest you make a statement with pops of color from Towne & Reese. In the header above, when you shop by category, you can then refine your search by color. So no matter if you're a Gator or a Giant, a Tiger or a Texan—we have color for every fan and every fashionista. Since we hail from the Queen City (home of the Carolina Panthers!) we put together a style board with two looks featuring black and white fall trends and deep teal accessories from our latest line to show you what we mean. Details on each item below. 

Touchdown Trends

1. H&M Tank Top $12

2. H&M Biker Jacket $49

3. H&M Super Skinny Jeans $19

4. Towne & Reese Sienna Necklace $25

5. Towne & Reese Chandler Necklace $30

6. Towne & Reese Kate Earrings $35

7. Towne & Reese Hillary Rings $35

8. Towne & Reese Kelli Bracelet $40

9. Marc By Marc Jacobs Glasses $98

10. Frye Carson Boots $368

11. H&M Sleeveless Dress $24

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Retailer Spotlight: Sophie's Shoppe

Aug 30, 2013 2:23:00 PM

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This month, our Retailer Spotlight blog series takes us to Chattanooga, just north of the Tennessee River, to Sophie's Shoppe—a fantastic home and gift store you should know about, and one of the retailers that carries Towne & Reese. 

We spoke with store owner Tamara Dillard to find out more. Here's what she had to say . . . . 

 

Who are the brains behind Sophie's Shoppe? I started the shoppe about 9 years ago, and have loved creating a space where friends and customers can enjoy finding cool pieces for their home or special gifts for friends. We have the BEST crew of ladies that run the shoppe—that’s really what makes Sophie's a special place.

Where does the name of your shoppe come from? My grandmother's name was Sophia Linares and it's named after her. 

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Why do you think customers shop with you? Sophie’s is a boutique for house, home + her. We really try to offer goods that are different and displayed with creativity to give our customers ideas for their own home. We hope that people who come into our space love our style and feel comfortable shopping here! Our customers turn into friends. They are welcomed into our shoppe every day with our super friendly staff. 

How long have you carried Towne & Reese? We have carried Towne and Reese for 4 years. It’s been a successful jewelry line for us!

How did you first hear about us? We were introduced to Towne & Reese at a buyers' show and completely fell in love with the look. We knew our customers would love the price too!

What do your customers think of Towne & Reese? Towne & Reese has a great look. The styles are very on point with what our customers like and the prices are fabulous, so they don't mind buying more than one piece at a time! The bright, chunky coral & turquoise pieces have been a hit all summer long. The colors are in style and the look is unforgettable.

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What other brands do you carry at Sophie's Shoppe? We carry Aquiesse candles, Matt + Nat bags, Sugar Paper, Gabby Home, Sophie's & Company art [our finely curated art line that we started in 2011], R.Woods Pottery and SO much more. We have our standards, but we’re constantly discovering new lines!

How can our blog readers find Sophie's Shoppe? Besides stopping by the shoppe at 401 North Market Street in Chattanooga, you can find us online in many different ways. Our website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and on The Nearby

If you are a retailer currently carrying Towne & Reese and would like to be featured on our blog as a part of our Retailer Spotlight series, send an email to hillary@towneandreese.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you! 

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Emery Grace: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Aug 23, 2013 5:14:00 PM

Emery Grace—this is a bracelet that has been adored since we first added it to our spring line. In so many fun and trendy colors, it's just the right addition to any arm party and also makes a sweet statement all on its own.

Just as sweet is Emery Grace, the 16-month old little girl who the bracelet was named for. We spoke with her Mom, Noel, about Emery Grace, how she got her name, and what it was like being our Co-Founder's college roommate. Here's what she had to say....

Emery Grace Family

How would you describe your daughter? Fiery! She is a girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to go for it. She is extremely loving and loves to kiss everything and everyone. She’s also very active and always on the move! We have a hard time keeping up with her. 

How did you decide on her name? Grace is my sister’s middle name and also very special to me as it reminds me constantly of the blessings in my life. Emery is the one of the very few names my husband and I both could agree on!  

Let’s share with the fans how you’re connected to Towne & Reese. Christi and I were childhood friends. And she was my first college roommate! We lived together for our first year of college in a tiny room at UVA. I was always fending off the boys from our room :) It’s really hard to meet someone so beautiful but also so sweet and down-to-earth at the same time. I’m so proud of her and what she has built with Jessica and the team at Towne and Reese!

What do you and your family do for fun? We love to go to the pool. And Emery Grace loves the park. We just moved to Portland, OR, but before - when we lived in Madison, WI – we’d go for long walks by the lake, and she would just scream and laugh at the ducks.

How would you describe your personal style? Preppy, classic, fun and elegant. Since I am a physician, I try to jazz up standard work clothes with fun statement jewelry. 

What’s your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I love that each piece is named after a daughter. That’s so special. And I also love that it’s really affordable, super trendy and fun!

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? I’m really into bold necklaces these days, and my daughter LOVES to play with them while I hold her. So maybe mixed metal (I especially love rose gold these days) with jewel-tone pieces?  Mid-length right where Emery Grace can play without choking me! 

Check back for more Q&As like this one throughout the year or click here to meet those we've already featured. 

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Our Donation To Kase

Aug 22, 2013 8:13:48 PM

To every single person who purchased a Towne & Reese Kase necklace

To each of our Facebook fans who took part in our May Brain Tumor Awareness Campaign -  

To those who shared our story about Kase Powell and his fight with a brain tumor

YOU helped us raise money to donate to The Kase Powell Fund.

Today Kase, his brother Knox and their mom, Amy stopped by so we could hand them a check for $16,450. 

The Powell family was overwhelmed and we couldn't be more thankful for the support of our fans to help us make all of this possible. 

From the bottom of our hearts, XO - Towne & Reese

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Share It To Wear It Facebook Contest

Aug 12, 2013 5:00:00 PM

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While we're preparing to ship our new collection of jewelry and accessories to retailers and share everything on towneandreese.com, we thought we'd pull aside a handful of our hottest new statement necklaces and HAVE A GIVEAWAY!

The Elinor and Leila necklaces were must-have items on buyers' lists at Markets around the country, so it only made sense we let our fans have a chance to wear one of these show-stoppers before anyone else!

To enter, head to our Facebook page and click the 'Share It To Wear It' box or just click here. Vote for your favorite and share with your Facebook friends. For showing our new pieces the love, you'll be entered for a chance to win the necklace you chose—no strings attached! (Just the chains and signature bird attached, of course.)

But wait—here's the best part: the number of winners is up to our fans, because the more shares we receive, the more pieces we'll give away!

Ready to enter? Head there now. Good luck!

The contest runs from Monday, August 12 to Thursday, August 15. We will announce the winners on our Facebook page on Friday, August 16.  

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These two statement necklaces complement so many of the latest fall fashions! We styled the Elinor and Leila with two different looks below to show you what we mean. 

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Link love for the featured products: 

H&M Burgandy Blazer • H&M Biker Pants • Towne & Reese Elinor Necklace (coming soon) • Jonathan Adler Dutchess Tote • Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties  

Towne & Reese Leila Necklace (coming soon) • Jonathan Adler Tote • Rachel Zoe Shoes • Michael Kors Dress 

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Be Dashing In A Dash

Aug 9, 2013 5:42:59 PM

This is the time of year where everything starts to speed up. Back to school, back to routines, back in your closet wondering what you can throw on and head out the door! Having a go-to statement necklace, simple earrings and a set of bangles can be just the inspiration you need to get you going and looking fabulous. We've put together two simple looks using items you might already have in your closet. Whether it's color blocking with bold pants and a button down or a slipping on a comfy cotton dress, our Lila necklace, Merritt studs and Ann bangles are a trio that add a ton of versatility to any wardrobe. Link love for all items featured below. 

Dashing In A Dash

1. Silk cargo tank from Madewell

2. Towne & Reese Merritt Earrings $25  

3. Towne & Reese Lila Necklace $50 

4. Two-tone jersey maxi dress from Splendid

5. Piper cotton pants from J. Brand

6. Towne & Reese Ann Bracelets On sale for $12.50!

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Hannah: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Aug 7, 2013 2:57:06 PM

If there's one of our accessories that has received the most press and the most love, it hands-down has to be our Hannah earrings. Priced at just $15 and available in both gold and silver, these everyday hoops are an absolute must-have in a jewelry collection. They are light enough to wear from day to night and no matter what they are paired with, they always look great. 

The name "Hannah" is just as special, because it comes from an adorable 7-year old who just so happens to have a brother named Reece! As a part of our namesake series, we are excited to share a little behind-the-scenes of our naming process. Here is a little Q&A we had with Hannah's mom, Jennifer Thompson, pictured below with her family and wearing another one of our most-loved-by-the-press accessories–our Brooke earrings

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How would you describe Hannah? Hannah is full of energy and loves to be active. She also enjoys art and playing with her friends and 4-year old brother, Reece.  She is kind and very thoughtful.

How did you decide on her name? My husband and I went to Kauai, Hawaii and loved a particular beach area called Hanalei Beach. Hanalei Beach has beautiful white sand beaches right against amazing mountains. We decided on our honeymoon that if we had a girl we would name her Hannah Leigh. 

Let's share how you are connected to Towne & Reese. Christi’s husband and my husband are life-long friends. Christi and I met through our husbands but immediately I knew we would become life-long friends.  

What do you and your family do for fun? We enjoy being outdoors, hanging out with our neighbors, and playing games as a family. 

How would you describe your personal style? I would say I am normally pretty casual, however I enjoy getting fancy every once in a while. 

What is your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I love that two women came together and get to work every day doing something they are truly passionate about. 

If we were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? I would think it would be simple and practical - much like the Hannah silver hoops.

Check back for more Q&As like this one throughout the year or click here to meet those we've already featured. 

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Locked With Love: A Look for $20

Aug 6, 2013 12:13:07 AM

Bachelorette Locket

We can't wait to see who Bachelorette Desiree Hartstock will choose on tonight's sure-to-be dramatic season finale! Will it be Chris or Drew? Or is there a chance Brooks will make a surprise reappearance? 

In the spirit of love and making decisions, we put together an inexpensive look around our Ansley locket (on sale for $12! Originally $40.) Pair it with one of our $5 or less earrings like the Jordan or Sienna and you'll have a complete accessorized look that allows you to keep whomever you want close to your heart without having to make a huge investment.  

Ansley Look

1. Towne & Reese Ansley Locket On sale for $12! Originally $40. (Available in Natural Gold or Natural Silver.) 

2. Towne & Reese Jordan earrings On sale for $4.50! Originally $15. 

3. Towne & Reese Sienna earrings On sale for $5! Originally $25. (Available in three colors.)

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Retailer Spotlight: Zertz

Aug 2, 2013 2:41:00 PM

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Fredericksburg TXWe're back with the third in our new series of blog posts that puts a spotlight on retailers who sell Towne & Reese. These fantastic shops and boutiques around the U.S. and Canada have helped put us on the map and we couldn't be more flattered they choose to carry our jewelry!  

This time, we're showing some love for Zertz — an adorable shop located about an hour north of San Antonio and an hour and a half west of Austin in charming Fredericksburg, Texas. 

We spoke with store owner Danita Jarreau to find out a little more about Zertz so we could share her store with you. Here's what she had to say . . . . 

Where does the name Zertz come from? This isn't a word you'll find in the dictionary! This is a word my son created for "dessert." Using it as inspiration, Zertz reflects our commitment to offer exceptional and affordable items that will make you feel like you've had a great treat (without the calories.) 

How can customers find your store? We're located in downtown Fredericksburg at 108 East Main Street near all kinds of great shops, restuarants, and art galleries. This is the central shopping district referred to as "The Magic Mile." 

How long have you been open in Fredericksburg? We opened in March of 2003. 

What is Zertz known best for? Everyone at Zertz works hard to make the store both a fun place to shop and successful business in Fredericksburg. We feature a wide variety of products from jewelry to apparel to shoes to gifts. Our staff is friendly and always ready to help customers shop for that special item.

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How long have you carried Towne & Reese? For several years! We discovered Towne & Reese featured in a magazine and fell in love with the styles and affordable price point.  

What other brands do you carry at Zertz? Life is Good, Lucky, Pandora, Me Too, Jack Rogers, Virgin Saints & Angels jewelry, Yellow Box shoes, Sperry Top-Siders, Toykomilk, Seda France candles and many, many more. 

What is a popular Towne & Reese piece in your store? Anything coral! Of course, we love the entire collection. We can't pick a favorite.

What kind of feedback do you hear from your customers about Towne & Reese? They love that it's unique and affordable. But most recently customers point out that it's the jewelry they saw on The Bachelorette and a favorite of Emily Maynard. 

Besides taking a trip to Fredericksburg, how can our non-Texan blog readers find Zertz? We have a Facebook page (facebook.com/shopzertz) and a website (zertz.com). We are happy to ship anything you see online! Just give us a call. We are open every day of the week. 

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If you are a retailer currently carrying Towne & Reese and would like to be featured on our blog as a part of our Retailer Spotlight series, send an email to hillary@towneandreese.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you!

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The Tassel Trend Swings Into Fall

Jul 19, 2013 2:10:00 PM

Tassel TrendIf we told you tassels were sticking around for fall, it would hardly be a news flash. Because c'mon - look at them. Why would they go anywhere? 

These classic, girly adornments add a bit of whimsy and flirtatiousness to shoes, handbags and all sorts of accessories, which is why (and here's the scoop) you can expect to see them pop up — and maybe even add a pop of color — to a few pieces in the upcoming Towne & Reese Fall 2013 jewelry collection.

So, what can a tassel do for your fall jewelry box? 

Here are a few of our thoughts:

As you probably already know, menswear will be a hot trend in clothing, and we think tassels are the perfect way to bring a little feminine flair to flip the look of crisp, tailored lines and masculine fabrics.

The more-is-more trend will also continue to be a popular look. So when you slip on a beaded bracelet to add to your arm party, a tassel can be the perfect touch to dangle, call attention to, and show off your latest layer.  

With simple looks taking the runway stages—like wearing all winter white and black and white separates—having a piece of statement jewelry that swings when you move could be the focal point of your outfit, and just may make your fall wardrobe feel complete. 

We can't wait to share with you our new collection that includes a nod to the tassel trend and so, so much more. Look for it all on our website and in stores in mid-to-late August.  

Link love for the featured products above: J. Crew shoes (sold out), Diane von Fursternberg belt, Tory Burch Rattan Tote, Vince Camuto Crossbody Bag, Zara sandals, and C. Wonder Leather Tassel Key Ring.  

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Sale Season: A Look for $150

Jul 16, 2013 9:55:34 PM

We love this time of year where everything seems to go on sale! Finding stylish pieces that can be worn as great deals now and become a staple in the fall rank at the top of our list—like this asymmetrical black dress. Slip on metallic sandals in the summer or layer with a cropped jacket and tall boots when the weather gets cooler. Either way, when paired with our Kim stack bracelets and basic Hannah hoop, you can go from day to night and season to season for just $150. 

Seasonal Sale

1. BCBG Avery Asymmetrical Dress On sale for $118.80! (Originally $198)

2. Towne & Reese Kim Bracelets Stack of 12 cloth bracelets on sale for $14! (Originally $35)

3. Towne & Reese Hannah Earrings $15

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Summer Statements: A Look for $100

Jul 11, 2013 6:51:29 PM

Inspired by the satchel trend and still dreaming about summer style, we adore this turquoise bag with silver hardware. Pair it with our bold silver cuff and statement earrings and you get a complete, accessorized look for $100.   

A Look For $100

1. Towne & Reese Elise bracelet On sale for $27!

2. Towne & Reese Lauren earrings On sale for $20!

3. Asos bag Online for $50.91 

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EMTR

Today is the day! Emily Maynard for Towne & Reese is now available for sale exclusively at emilymaynard.com

We've had so much fun working with Emily to develop her new collection of accessories – from choosing natural stones, mixing metals, and selecting quality finishes to making final selections on which pieces would inspire unique looks and celebrate Emily's philosophy of confident style. 

We adore this local Charlotte lady and wish her all the best! We have no doubt you, too, will love her line. And since we've already received a ton of questions, we thought it would be best to let Emily answer those most frequently asked questions herself. 

How did you meet Towne & Reese? EM: I wore a lot of Towne & Reese jewelry on The Bachelorette. After it was over, I formed a friendship with Jessica and Christi. Since they knew how much I loved jewelry, they asked if I'd be interested in creating my own line. Of course I said yes!

How long have you been working on Emily Maynard for Towne & Reese? EM: We started with ideas and sketches in July of last year. We sampled more than 250 styles and carefully chose the finishes and selected the stones and metals for the 62 pieces in my final collection. I really wanted items you could dress up or down because I think those accessories are the hardest to find. This line is a true reflection of my personal style and I'm really excited about it!

Where did you find inspiration? EM: A lot of my pieces are inspired by my travels. I also shop a lot of antique shows and find inspiration in vintage jewelry. I take bits and pieces from styles that inspire me, and through lots of sketches and time with the deisgners, create designs that are reflective of my style. It has been such a fun process!

Where will the line be sold? EM: Emily Maynard for Towne & Reese is only for sale on my website, emilymaynard.com 

What is the price point of your new pieces? EM: Prices range from $25 to $130. 

Will you be collaborating with Towne & Reese on future lines? EM: I've loved working with Jessica and Christi, and in fact — we are already working together on new designs! You'll have to stay tuned to see what's coming next. 

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Have A Fashionable Fourth of July

Jul 3, 2013 2:17:00 PM

Here are two simple looks to help you feel fashionable and festive this Fourth of July — Trendy in a T and Stylish in Stripes. Details on where we found each item below. 

Fashionable Fourth

Look 1: Trendy in a T

1. Land of the Free T-shirt from Nordstrom

2. White Denim short from J. Crew

3. Lost Control wedges from Seychelles

4. Madelyn bracelet from Towne & Reese

5. Mariah earrings from Towne & Reese

Look 2: Stylish in Stripes

1. Blue/White Midi Dress from Dorothy Perkins

2. Daisy ring from Towne & Reese

3. Ainslie sandals by Sol Sana

4. Jillian earrings from Towne & Reese

5. Vivi clutch from Shiraleah

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Retailer Spotlight: Tickled Orange

Jun 27, 2013 1:13:00 PM

Retailer Spotlight Orange

Last month, we introduced this new series on our blog which puts the spotlight on retailers that bring Towne & Reese to towns near you. These shops and boutiques help spread the love for our brand across the U.S. and Canada, and we want to give some of that love back by sharing a peek into these fabulous places that carry more than just Towne & Reese. 

This month, we're taking you inside Tickled Orange in downtown Clemson, South Carolina. This stylish shop specializes in the city's favorite game day color, and has a TON of eye candy for anyone who loves accessories, handbags, clothes, monogrammed gifts and more. (See what we mean below.) We spoke with Buyer, Maggie Bandy to get the scoop. . .

Who are the brains behind Tickled Orange? We are actually owned by Tigertown Graphics, which has brought custom t-shirts, promo items and embroidery items to Clemson since 1988. The three owners' wives decided downtown Clemson needed a stylish "girly" store and went to market together to open up Tickled Orange. Our Manager, Stephanie, does a great job keeping it all running smoothly!

Where does the store name come from? Being located in the college town of Clemson University where the color orange is everywhere, we thought the name "Tickled Orange" was fitting. 

What do customers love about shopping with you? Our customers range from college students to locals to alumni that return each football season. We love them all and we strive to carry the best selection of accessories and gameday attire for women and children. And although we love our school colors of orange and purple, we do carry other colors, too!Tickled Orange 1How long have you carried Towne & Reese? About the entire time we've been open! We started Tickled Orange in 2008. We found Towne & Reese at Atlanta Market in 2009 and it was love at first sight!

Why was it love at first sight? We knew from the beginning our customers would love their stylish pieces and great prices! The range of styles is great, too. Towne & Reese has everything from dressy colorful necklaces to simple classic hoop earrings in gold and silver. Plus, we can always count on there being orange shades in each new line.  

What other brands does Tickled Orange carry? We are proud to have Shiraleah handbags, fun gifts from Two's Company and Mudpie, adorable baby and children's clothing and gifts, and a variety of clothing and accessories brands. We also monogram in-house to add that personal touch. 

Which Towne & Reese item has been most popular with your customers? We love the Lila necklace because it can brighten up any outfit! The orange version is perfect for a Clemson game. 

How can our blog readers find your store? Online, you can find us on Facebook, or in Clemson, you can find us downtown at 362 College Avenue, Suite 100. We post many of our latest products on Facebook and we will gladly ship! Tickled Orange 2

If you are a retailer currently carrying Towne & Reese and would like to be featured on our blog as a part of our Retailer Spotlight series, send an email to hillary@towneandreese.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you! 

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Taylor: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Jun 24, 2013 8:01:32 PM

You may remember seeing our Taylor bracelet on the Today show during a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit segment back in February. Since then, this bangle reminiscent of a wrapped feather has taken flight as one of our most popular pieces! 

But just where did we get the name "Taylor"? As part of our namesake series – a collection of blog posts where we introduce you to the Moms and children behind the names we choose for our jewelry – we'd like you to meet the 4-year old strawberry blonde whose name we've used more than once since we began our business. Let's see what Taylor's Mom, Lindsay, of Clemmons, NC had to say . . . 

Taylor Namesake

How would you describe Taylor? Taylor is an incredibly strong-willed but sweet little girl with a big personality. She has an amazing imagination and desire to learn and understand the world, so she’s always asking questions and making comments about her surroundings. She adores her family, especially her little brother (Maxwell, 2) and many cousins, and her curly strawberry blonde hair gets glowing comments from strangers nearly everywhere she goes. 

How did you decide on her name? Taylor was my husband Kevin’s paternal great grandmother’s maiden name. Taylor's middle name, Kate, is also a family name on both sides. 

How does your family know the girls at Towne & Reese? Kevin and Christi’s husband, Barrett, went to UNC together, and Christi and I became fast, dear friends once meeting through them before we were all even married. We loved spending time with them when we lived in Charlotte. Towne and Taylor are just two months apart in age. 

What does your family do for fun? We all love to be outside together as much as possible. Taylor and Maxwell love to swim, so we spend a lot of time in the water. My extended family is all out of state, so we also enjoy traveling to visit them. Kevin and I are determined to make Buckeye and Tar Heel fans out of our children, so we do love watching sports together, too! 

How would you describe your personal style? Mainly classic, and while I can’t quite pull off trendy, I do try to keep up with the current styles and colors of each season — with which my Towne & Reese statement pieces really help! 

What's your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I’m so proud of the awesome company Christi and Jessica have created! It’s so personal that each piece is named for a special little lady in their lives, and I’m truly honored to have had pieces named after our daughter over the years. I love the fun, bright trendy colors and the variety of choices in their line. Each and every time I wear a Towne & Reese item, I always get a compliment! 

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? It would be a bold colored statement necklace because I feel pieces like that really help me to pull an outfit together whether it’s in business attire or jeans and a t-shirt. 

Check back for more Q&As like this one throughout the year or click here to meet those we've already featured. 

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For Haute Honeymooners

Jun 21, 2013 1:00:00 PM

When it's time to pack for your honeymoon, here are some of the essentials we'd grab and toss in our bag. After all, the only thing better than going on vacation is looking fashionably prepared along the way!

Haute Honeymooner

1. Shiraleah Mercer Tote - This carry on is the perfect size for the airplane or in the car. Plus, there are plenty of outside zippers giving you quick access to things like your boarding pass and snacks. 

2. Clare Vivier Jewelry Pouch - With your new initials mongrammed in gold, this little leather pouch can be easily stashed to store your favorite Towne & Reese jewelry. 

3. C. Wonder Initial Letter Charm - A new charm shows off your new last name and serves as a reminder of who has the key to your heart. 

4. Kate Spade Deborah Dot Journal - After what months of wedding planning has done to your favorite journal, you need a fresh book to doodle down thoughts and lists. 

5. Kate Spade Wedding Belles Passport Holder - Nothing gives the "Upgrade me - I'm on my honeymoon" nudge like a passport holder with the letters MRS on the front. 

6. CamelBak Day Star Pack - This backpack holds water for hydration and is slim and sleek for a full day of exploring essentials. 

7. Optrix iPhone Adventure Suit - Who says you have to be a scubadiver to get a scuba-type suit for your iPhone? Having one of these on your honeymoon adventures makes memory keeping easier. 

8. Evian Mineral Water Spray - Being up in the air or spending the day at the beach will make you wish for water and this bottle helps you mist on the go.  

9. Crane Hand Engraved Starfish Thank You Notes - If you're a multi-tasker, taking thank you notes along on your trip may help you write things down while the thanks is fresh in your mind. 

10. C. Wonder Portable Printed Speaker - Plug your smartphone or iPod into this adorable speaker and you have tunes in your hotel room, by the pool or anywhere you take it. 

11. Shiraleah Ava Clutch iPad Case - We love this iPad case with inner and outer zip pockets and a wrist strap. In such a bright color, it doubles as a clutch. 

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Wedding Guests: A Look for $150

Jun 18, 2013 5:43:22 PM

Pair a peplum dress with one of our statement necklaces, simple strappy shoes, and a few other accessories for a complete look that's both classy for the ceremony and sassy on the dance floor.  

Towne & Reese Wedding Guests Look

 

1. Towne & Reese Joy earrings On sale for $15!

2. Towne & Reese Ella Kate bracelet On sale for $18!

3. Mossimo® Ponte Peplum dress $27.99 at Target

4. Towne & Reese Alex necklace $55

5. Xhilaration® Susy Strap heel $29.99 at Target

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Here's to Our Dads & Yours

Jun 16, 2013 1:14:10 PM

Here's to remembering all of those little moments with Dad and celebrating the new ones to come.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day!

And to the Dads of our children, thank you for all that you do for us. We love you!

XO, 

Christi & Jessica

Fathers Day 2013

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Say 'I Do' and You Could Win

Jun 3, 2013 1:21:00 PM

If we asked – how would you like to win $500 in jewelry from Towne & Reese – what would you say? 

Would you say 'I DO'? 

We're kicking off the 2013 wedding season right now with a contest. We're going to give one lucky winner $500 in jewelry!  

No matter if you're the bride to be, mother of the groom, or a guest on the list, we want to help you look amazing at your next event. All you have to do to be eligible to win is visit our Facebook page, click on "Say I Do" in the box at the top, and follow the prompts to enter your email address. 

You can also access the contest directly by clicking here.  

You only have to enter once and there will only be one winner. Contest runs from June 3, 2013 to June 17, 2013. We'll contact the winner the week of June 17th via email. 

Good luck!

Say I Do Weddings Contest

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Retailer Spotlight Pink

We've heard many of you ask where you can find Towne & Reese in your local area, which got us thinking: in addition to the Store Finder located at the top of our website, what if we introduced our retailers — one by one, month by month — on our blog and shared just how fabulous, fashionable and fun these places are that not only carry Towne & Reese, but other great brands, as well? Sound like something you'd like to see? Well, you're in luck. :)

Introducing the first in a new series of monthly blog posts that will do just that. We're flattered when retailers carry our line of affordable and trend-setting accessories and we're ready to share a little of that love with our fans. Today, we're kicking things off with The Fisherman's Wife – a gift, decor, and fine china boutique located in Wilmington, North Carolina. We sat down with owner Estelle Baker to ask her a few questions we could share. 

Fisherman's Wife

Who are the brains behind The Fisherman's Wife? Certainly not simply mine! It is and always will be a collaborative effort. The girls who works with me, our customers and our vendor partners! 

Where does the name "The Fisherman's Wife" come from? My husband's passion has always been fishing, hence the name!

How long has your store been open?  We started our 21st year this past March. 

What is The Fisherman's Wife known for? Our store is known for excellent customer service, wonderful displays featuring beautiful and useful gifts for others and oneself—many reflecting our love for the ocean. We are known for our wilingness to go the extra mile for our customer and we always try to maintain a close and caring relationship with them. Our goal is always to make our guests and friends feel welcome here. Our store is unique because we are a happy group of fun loving girls full of different tastes and ideas. It is always exciting!  

Besides Towne & Reese, what other brands do you carry? We are proud to represent Herend, Annieglass, Vietri, Versace, Crane, William Arthur and many other lines. We have a complete bridal registry, other party invites, and carry an ecelectic selection of gifts in a broad price range.  TR FW

How long have you carried Towne & Reese?    Ever since Towne & Reese was at their first Atlanta Market in January 2009. 

Did you know about Towne & Reese before Market? When we walked into the showroom, we saw Jessica there! Jessica (Co-Founder of Towne & Reese) had registered with our shop as a bride and we loved her from the beginning! Now we love her wonderful Towne & Reese pretties!

What has made you continue to carry Towne & Reese?  It's trendy, fun, affordable and appeals to all ages – from pre-teens to great grandmothers!

What is a hot Towne & Reese seller at The Fisherman's Wife? The McLain earrings, Fisher earrings, Lila necklace, Emma necklace, Carolyn earrings...we can't say just one!

How can our blog readers find your store? You can fan our Facebook page, follow us on Pinterest, visit our website, or stop by our store at 1425 Airlie Road in Wilmington, just across the street from the Intracoastal Waterway.  

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If you are a retailer currently carrying Towne & Reese and would like to be featured on our blog as a part of our Retailer Spotlight series, send an email to hillary@towneandreese.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you!

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Kase: A Towne & Reese Namesake

May 21, 2013 10:27:00 PM

This namesake almost needs no introduction at all, but we'd like you to meet Kase—the inspiration behind our Kase necklace and our Brain Tumor Awareness campaign we've been talking about all month on our Facebook page

We chatted with Kase's Mom, Amy Powell, of Palm Coast, Florida and asked her a few questions about 3-year old Kase who is fighting a brain tumor and cancer. Let's see what she had to say . . .

Kase Namesake

How would you describe Kase? Kase is a thinker who takes time to study his surroundings and those things in it. He is very introspective and cautious as a result of his battle. He is also very tender and loving as he likes to snuggle and be close to those he has a high comfort level with. He has a spirit that shines through with every smile or squeal of joy. Kase is a very special child.  

How did you decide on his name? When we found out we were having twins, we felt it unfair to name one of the boys after their Dad (making one boy Kenneth Albert Powell, III) and leaving the other “out”. Therefore we decided to name both of the boys to have their Dad’s initials, K.A.P. We wanted their names to be similar is length and we just fell in love with Kase and Knox as it seemed to fit. Therefore we have Kase Albert (my husband's middle name) Powell and Knox Anthony (my late grandfather’s name) Powell.

Let's share with our fans how you're connected to Towne & Reese. My Aunt Janice is best friends with Co-Founder Christi’s mother-in-law. I grew up with Christi's husband and his twin brother who would come for visits to Florida for the summers. We have remained close friends throughout the years.

What do you and your kids like to do for fun? Wagon and bike rides, trips to the beach, coloring pictures, playing games and just hanging out enjoying each other’s company. 

How would you describe your personal style? We are a casual kind of family—flip flops, shorts, and preppy.

What is your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I love that they name all their designs after kids so each piece has a special meaning for someone. Also, the prices are so reasonable.

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? It would be a necklace or bracelet—something that could be casual or dressy at the same time. It would be simple.

One last question: how can people find out more about Kase or how they can help support him in his fight? We created a website – littlekaseman.net – as well as a Facebook page (facebook.com/littlekaseman) with information on Kase, his progress, and to celebrate those who are supporting him in his battle, like Towne & Reese.

In addition to them donating $1 for every new "like" they receive on their Facebook page this month, Towne & Reese is also donating 100% of the proceeds from the Kase necklace to the Kase Powell Fund. We are very thankful for all Christi and Jessica have done for our family!

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Our Poolside Picks

May 16, 2013 2:30:00 PM

Mid-May is always the time when we start thinking about soaking up the sunshine in a lounger by the pool. With the items on this list, all you need is a stack of magazines, your favorite snacks and a drink, and you're set for fresh poolside style! 

Poolside Picks

1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray - Even if you're nowhere near the ocean, your hair can still look and feel like it with this amazing spray that's like a beach in a bottle. 

2. Towne & Reese Fisher Earrings - Bold enough to make a statement yet light enough to wear all day, our Fisher earrings come in 10 colors and have been a consistent best seller year round. 

3. Sephora Glossy Gloss Galore - One of the great things about summer is skipping your makeup routine and wearing sunglasses and lipgloss instead. We're smitten with this pick from Sephora and how it shines. 

4. Shiraleah Andrea Tote - Toss your things in this bright cotton tote that's perfect for the pool. We absolutely love the entire Shiraleah line! Check out their new website (shiraleah.com) for everything from signature handbags to stylish home decor.

5. Havianas Slim Fresh Flip Flops - Comfortable and adorable, there are so many ways to wear Havianas when the weather is warm. The polka dots and pop of color on these flip flops are just flat out fun. 

6. Target Merona Halter Maxi Dress - We love how this dress can be worn with wedges or dressed down with flip flops. Target always has a fantastic line of maxis, cotton dresses, skirts and shorts for great prices. 

7. J. Crew Summer Straw Hat - A black and white stripe hat goes with any swimsuit and this pick from J. Crew is both classy and chic. Plus, it flattens and folds for stashing it in your bag. 

8. Towne & Reese Pope Necklace - This 30" length necklace comes in two summer colors, bordering on boho style. Toss it on over any cover up or dress, just make sure to keep it away from sunscreen and water to keep it looking great.  

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People Style Watch

 

Have you picked up the June 2013 People StyleWatch magazine yet? It's packed with guilt-free finds and styles, featuring 297 summer must-haves under $50 and our Jayden earrings made their list!

We were so excited to hear the news, we turned straight to page 186 and there they were. Our Jayden earrings in pink and orange are featured right above Nicky Hilton.

But what's even more exciting than seeing the Jayden discs dangle above Nicky is what's written across the bottom of the page. Look closely and you'll see now through June 14, you can grab our Jayden earrings (or anything else on towneandreese.com) for 20% off at checkout when you use code JUNESTYLEWATCH

It's just our way of celebrating affordable style and seeing our name in ink. 

Happy shopping!People Style Watch 186

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May 6, 2013 8:07:00 AM

BTAM birdGo Gray in May is an expression we weren’t familiar with until we were thinking of ways to bring awareness to a cause we care deeply about. The color gray signifies Brain Tumor Awareness and in honor of this, we’ve added a Shop Gray collection to our website. You'll see it's filled with our silver statements and staples—including those much loved natural stones and sparkling gemstones—all in shades of gorgeous gray like hematite and howlite that work with any color and any occasion. 

We’ve put a special focus on Brain Tumor Awareness this year because of a 3-year old who has inspired us with his determination and smile. Kase Powell is a boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and cancer at 18 months old. Kase has a twin brother and their parents are friends of the Towne & Reese family. You’ll hear more about Kase in the coming weeks, and you can check out his Facebook page here: facebook.com/littlekaseman

This month, we have a goal to spread the word about Brain Tumor Awareness and raise money for the Kase Powell Fund. One of the ways we are doing this is by donating $1 for every new page ‘like’ we receive on Facebook in May. If you are not already a fan of Towne & Reese on Facebook, like our page here and share facebook.com/towneandreese.com with friends. We are so appreciative of our fans and we know Kase is, too! 

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Spring Splurge Style

Apr 17, 2013 1:51:00 PM

Accessories are a simple way to ramp up a new oufit or affordably change a favorite you're already wearing. It's one of the many reasons we love working with jewelry. Mixing and matching or layering different accessories—the possibilities are endless and can instantly transform a look, as well as your mood.

If you're looking for new fashion to add to your spring wardrobe, our Spring Splurge sale is a great time to grab Towne & Reese pieces at a discount. Now through April 17, you'll save 30% on any full-priced item on our website. Discount will be taken at checkout. 

To show you what we mean, we've styled two dresses that show off how you can change a simple jersey or silky sheath with Towne & Reese jewelry.

Lily Gray

Sundry Ruched Tank Dress $135

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Lily Gray Earrings $21 (reg. $30) 

 

Evelyn Bracelets $21 each (reg. $30) 
 

Lucie Necklace $17.50 (reg. 25)

 

Elliott Necklace $28 (reg. $40)

 

Daisy Ring $21 (reg. $30)

 

Harrison Style Board

ONE by Otte Ellen Dress $286

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Harrison Earrings $24.50 (reg. $35)

 

Poppy Necklace $28 (reg. $40)

 

Elena Ring $28 (reg. $40)

 

Helen Necklace $24.50 (reg. 35)

 

Ruthie Earrings $21 (reg. $30)

 

Wesley Bracelets $14 (reg. $20)

Spring Splurge Sale

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Our Spring Sample Sale is Set: April 17

Apr 10, 2013 8:29:18 PM

Sample SaleIf you live in Charlotte, love Towne & Reese and look forward to a great deal, you're in luck!

Next Wednesday we're hosting our bi-annual Sample Sale and everything is $5-$15. 

Save the date, plan on bringing cash (no credit cards or personal checks accepted, sorry) and join us any time between 10am-8pm at our office located at 214 W. Tremont Avenue, Suite 303.

Based on Sample Sales we've had in the past, we suggest arriving early - but please know, we won't open the doors or start the sale until 10 am. 

Because we do not have a storefront and the sale will be held inside of our office building, PLEASE PARK ACROSS THE STREET in the old warehouse lot on the LEFT side of the fence only, not blocking neighborhing businesses or you may be towed. 

We look forward to seeing you guys!

The top 5 most frequently asked questions about our Sample Sales 

Will you have a Sample Sale in any other cities? We would love to, but none are planned at this time. Our only Sample Sale on the calendar right now is Wednesday, April 17 in Charlotte. 

Is there any other way to buy samples from you? Currently, the only way to purchase Towne & Reese samples is to attend one of our Sample Sales. 

What accessories will I find at one of your Sample Sales? The items we offer during our Sample Sale are overstock items, Sales Rep samples, accessories left over from season's past, and some with irregularities.  

What should I bring to the sale? Patience to look through the bins, cash to make your purchases and a friend who can help you carry your loot! 

How do I find out about future Towne & Reese sales? We announce all of our sales (Sample Sales included) online. So if you are a fan of ours on Facebook, a newsletter subscriber, or follower on Twitter, you'll hear the news first!

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Riley: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Apr 2, 2013 2:00:00 PM

We can't believe this is our first namesake post of 2013 — a Q&A series on our blog that introduces you to the Moms and daughters behind the names we choose for our jewelry. We're smiling from ear to ear to present little three-year old Riley, the niece of our Marketing Manager, and the inspiration for the name of our Riley earrings

We chatted with Riley's Mom, Kelly Warren, of Greenville, South Carolina. Let's see what she had to say. . . 

Riley Family

How would you describe Riley?  It depends on the hour! Riley is a strong willed child but definitely still a mommy's girl. She loves all things girly, but can hold her own against her big brother, Charlie, who is six. Riley loves to wear my shoes and the higher the heel the better. I have to hide my jewelry in my purse if I am going out for the evening because she will steal it and wear it in a heartbeat. I feel like a teenager hiding my outfit under a coat and changing in the car! Riley loves to read by herself and will make up her own language just so she has something to say about each page. She plays more independently than her brother. 

How did you decide on her name? Charlie told his teacher that his mom was going to have a girl and her name would be Riley. He didn't know anyone named Riley, so I really don't know where it came from, but I liked it. Her middle name, Claire, is after my grandmother.

Let's share how you're connected to Towne & Reese. My sister, Kristen Garnett, is the Marketing Manager and my personal stylist. 

What do you and your kids do for fun? We try to be outside as much as possible. We love the zoo, park, museum or just riding bikes around town.

How would you describe your personal style? I am pretty classic, yet comfortable. I am in jeans a lot but I love to accessorize with a scarf or pendant necklace. My sister always has some piece of jewelry on no matter how casual she looks. So I try to copy that.

What’s your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I love the price point and how original the pieces are. I also love that each piece is named after friends' daughters. I will look at the names before I look at the jewelry!

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? I love bracelets, so that would be it. I feel naked without something wrapped around my wrist. My ideal piece would be a bright color, orange or turquoise and would be wearable dressy or casual. Stackable bangles or a leather wrap. I know Towne & Reese has something to satisfy that!

Check back for more Q&As like this one throughout the year or click here to meet those we've already featured. 

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Happy Easter, Everyone

Mar 29, 2013 2:07:00 PM

Some bunnies wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter! We hope you have a wonderful weekend surrounded by those who make you smile. And if you still receive baskets of goodies, may they be filled with all things fabulous and fun. 

TR Easter girls

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Must-Have Beauty Accessories

Mar 22, 2013 1:03:00 PM

Spring has sprung, which means now more than ever we are kicking up our beauty routines (and our workout routines) as we inch closer and closer to summer and peel back layer after layer of winter clothing. Who needs a tan?

In an office full of girls, we have a lot of conversations that start out with "Have you tried....", which is exactly how we got the idea for this post—a collection of must-have beauty accessories that at least one of us at Towne & Reese wanted to share. Details and links for each item shown after the photo.  

Must Have Beauty Accessories

Items listed from top - left to right

Chanel Lip Glossimer in Imaginaire - If you've never tried this lip gloss, well - you've never tried this lip gloss. These glosses are never sticky and come in a ton of shades that sparkle and shine for hours. 

TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo - The name of this product describes exactly what it is: our dirty little secret. For those every-other shampoo days, this one does the trick with no residue. 

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream - Face cream should be light and never greasy. That's how this face cream became a hot topic of discussion and included in our list. 

Tocca Colette Collection Fragrance - We all agree when you wear perfume, it should be subtle. This scent from Tocca is one of our favorites from the line. 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - It's no wonder this tinted moisturizer was a 2012 Nordstrom Beauty Award Nominee. Its armed with SPF 20 and gives you the right amount of coverage and color. 

Elta MD Moisturizer - This moisturizer is intense, but doesn't come with an intense price tag. The buzz around here is, it's a great choice for nighttime or when you're extra dry. 

Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System - How is it possible something this accessible can make you feel like you've just spent an hour having a facial? We're all addicted to this one. 

Benefit Posie Tint Lip & Cheek Stain - This is not your grandmother's lip and cheek stain. What's great about this is how it goes on naturally and doesn't have a matte look like typical blushes do. 

SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub - We all love a little extra exfoliation every once in a while, but this gel is so light it can be used more often. 

eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm - If the funny round shape and the fact that it doesn't melt when you leave it in a hot car aren't enough to get you to try it, maybe that it's 100% natural, petrolatum and paraben free will.  

Maybelline Eye Studio Master - Some of us wear eye liner and some of us don't. But for those of us who do, we all agree this product is fantastic. 

Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo - This shampoo smells great and makes your hair feel like you've had someone professionally wash it at the salon. 

Essie Merino Cool Nail Polish - Merino Cool is no new color, but it's one that's stuck around through the seasonal trends. The perfect hue for straddling the line between "too light" and "too dark". 

HOOLA by Benefit Bronzing Powder - Bronzing powder? Yes, please! This is one of those products some of us just can't live without. Especially this early in the year. 

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From Sketch To Style

Mar 11, 2013 2:00:00 PM

Before you see Towne & Reese jewelry like our Reynolds or Walker earrings that look like this....

Reynolds Walker beauty

we go through hundreds of sketches that look like this....

Reynolds Walker sketch

You can see how our Reynolds and Walker earrings came to life, but what you also see above are designs that never made it past paper. 

It's fun to take a look back at where we were with a design when it was in the sketch stage and then seeing how it became a stylish reality, so we thought we'd share some behind-the-scenes drawings for you to digest.

Each new Towne & Reese collection is the result of carefully selecting and sampling from hundreds of sketches, as well as physical prototypes. Here's how the sketch process works: 

Our team of designers starts out with the development of around 120 style sketches. From those 120 sketches, we carefully review each one and make any necessary revisions before sampling around 50 of the designs.

Emma Grace sketch to reality

 

Before we sample any design that we can touch and feel and try on, we take our time choosing specific finishes, colors and stones based on the latest trends and the best selling accessories from our current line.

For example, this season you'll notice a lot of mint, emerald green, coral, raspberry and yellow in our accessories. Yellow was a great seller in our previous collection, but mint, emerald green, coral and raspberry were all hot in the apparel world.  

Libbie Ruthie sketch to reality

For each design, we also try anywhere from 3 to 8 different colors and different materials like semi-precious stones, glass, and resin. Some styles make it to our final collection in several colors (like the Emma Grace necklace featured above) and some we end up developing in 1 or 2 colors, like the Libby earrings and Ruthie earrings

Once we receive the samples, we take a careful look at the whole collection to decide what to keep and what to cut. This is always one of the most difficult parts of the process because of course we love it all!

We make our final decision on what to bring to market based on many factors, but one of the most imporant ones is price. Even if a piece is gorgeous, if it isn't affordable, it won't work for our brand or our customer. 

When it's all said and done, we end up with about 20 of the original 120 sketches in our line of accessories—just one piece of the puzzle that helps us launch an entire collection.

At the same time, we are always working on new accessories to complement next season's most sought-after styles. In fact, although we just launched our new Spring|Summer collection, we're already finalizing our Fall|Winter collection and beginning pencil sketches for Spring 2014! We wish we could share those designs with you now, but you'll have to check back when the seasons change to get the scoop. 

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First Annual Front Row Charlotte

Mar 7, 2013 2:01:00 PM

TR pop up shop

We had an absolute blast at Front Row Charlotte and we'd like to thank Erica Hanks, Joey Hewell and Effie Loukas for including Towne & Reese in the event.

The charity benefit gave everyone a front row seat to a night of fashion that raised $4,500 for Safe Alliance, an organization which serves more than 20,000 area victims of domestic and sexual violence, and child abuse.

During the show, there were so many fabulous new looks presented by some of Charlotte's best boutiques, we were ready to head straight from the runway into spring!

After the runway portion of the event was over, we had a great time meeting many new faces at our pop-up shop. Thanks so much to those who stopped by! 

Below are a few snapshots of the Towne & Reese team from the night. You can see even more photos from the event, including those incredible spring looks, right here

TR FRCThe fabulous Towne & Reese ladies with Emily Maynard. Photo courtesy of Green Valley Photography

JS EmilyCo-Founder Jessica Stanfield smiles with Emily Maynard. Photo courtesy of Thien La Photography.

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Allow Us to Introduce You to Elissa

Mar 1, 2013 2:33:00 PM

Elissa QA

You may remember Elissa from this post sharing photos of her wedding day last September. 

Here she is, happily married, with her husband Ian. Aren't they adorable? Elissa's great sense of style is only rivaled by her sweet personality — making her the perfect Customer Service Manager at Towne & Reese. We're not sure what we'd do without her in the office!

Since we're so proud of our employees, we like to have a question and answer session with each of them so we can share who the fabulous women are behind our fashionable brand. 

We've already introduced you to two other ladies — Hillary here and Kelli here — but here's what Elissa had to say: 

Tell the fans where you're from

I'm originally from Fairfax, Virginia, but my family moved to Charlotte about 15 years ago. I have been in love with this city ever since!

Let's share how you became our Customer Service Manager.

My friend Joy was working in my current position but was preparing to move away. One night we were out to dinner and she asked me if I wanted to interview for her job. Even though I was already working two jobs, I agreed without hesitation! I started in January 2011 and the rest is history!

What's the best thing about your job?

Honestly, my favorite thing about working for Towne & Reese is hearing from customers on a daily basis about how much they love our brand. It's just so rewarding! Also, the laid-back atmosphere in the office is fantastic. Everybody is friends with each other and we all have a really great time together.  

What past experiences have helped you in your current role? 

Growing up in a very big family, I have had a lot of experiences where I had to be resourceful, problem solve, and interact with people — which have all come in handy being a Customer Service Manager.

How would you describe the office dynamic? 

Busy, fun, hardworking, nonstop, colorful, friendly and a fridge full of endless snacks!

What would you say is the most exciting time of the year around the office? 

The most exciting and crazy time of the year in the office is definitely show season. Twice a year we refresh the line and travel to several shows. The weeks leading up to those events and after are just nonstop. The time flies by and the next thing we know, it's already time to prepare for the next season!

Describe your personal style.  

Casual and simple. I am a huge fan of jeans and a t-shirt or leggings and a sweater. Everyone in the office is always shocked when I put on a pair of statement earrings or a statement necklace.  

What is your current favorite Towne & Reese accessory?

That is a tough question because my favorite piece changes every couple of weeks. Right now I am loving the Sydney necklace. I think I have worn the Sydney in gold for three straight days. 

When you wear jewelry, is it always Towne & Reese or do you have any other favorites?

I almost always wear Towne & Reese. I have a few pieces that my Mom gave me that I wear occasionally. But my go-to pieces are definitely Towne & Reese. 

What question are you asked the most about Towne & Reese?

"Are you hiring?" The answer is, we're not currently hiring, but we always welcome new resumes at info@towneandreese.com

What would people be most surprised to know about the Towne & Reese corporate office?

Even though we're all very much focused on fashion and trends, there's no dress code in our office. More than half of the time, we are all wearing our nice gym clothes. The variety of pieces is one of the best things about Towne & Reese jewelry. We are always able to find earrings, necklaces, etc. to spice up even our most casual clothing. It's a good day when three or more of us are dressed up.  

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We're so lucky to have Elissa working for us! We'll introduce you to even more of the gorgeous faces behind Towne & Reese throughout the year, so stay tuned. 

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Excuse us if we're blushing, but can you imagine gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition? We couldn't. At least not until we flipped through this year's issue and saw Towne & Reese jewelry worn by SI swimsuit models. Not only were we excited, we suddenly lost all cravings for candy.  

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is a highly anticipated magazine seen by more than 70 million readers, and this year just happens to be their 50th Anniversary Issue. Since these models are minimalists (so to speak), we're absolutely flattered they chose to don our classic Fisher earrings, as well as our stackable and mixable Kim bracelets.

SI cover

SI Ole 2

SI Ole

SI Wall

Just in case you're reading this from a not-so-private place, here's a photo of model Julie Henderson rocking our Fisher earrings in black. 

In addition to seeing Towne & Reese on many pages of the magazine, our jewelry was also featured on a special swimsuit trends segment of the TODAY show with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor, MJ Day. Here's a link to the video, and below shows a snapshot of a model wearing our Makenzi ring and Taylor bracelet. Today boardA very special thank you to MJ Day for including Towne & Reese in this incredible issue and to models Irina Shayk and Julie Henderson for making our jewelry look sexy and chic. 

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New Kids on the Color Block

Feb 13, 2013 3:21:00 PM

Color Combo

Last week we revealed our new Spring|Summer 2013 collection by introducing you to a few of our most popular pieces at Market. This week we'd like to introduce you to a few more names that kept popping up from buyers: CadenceSarahKara, and Margaret. These are just a handful of the colorful combos you can expect to see in stores this season. 

Cadence

Color blocking is sticking around both in apparel and accessories. To pull off this wearable look, choose colorful accessories to pair with your favorite neutrals or bold basics. Our new Cadence earrings are a subtle step into this trend and are as sweet as they are stylish. 
Sarah Kara

Two other newbies to our collection are Sarah and Kara. Our adjustable, stackable Sarah rings come in a set of three, so you can wear them together or separately. And our Kara earrings come in five eye-catching colors that are the perfect companion to brighten up any look.  

Margaret

Of course, who can forget Margaret—designed in bright, contrasting colors, these earrings are an adorable twist on color blocking in a subtle size that still makes a statement.   

To see even more of our new colorful accessories that tap into the color blocking trend, click here

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Spring Sprung & Buyers Buzzed

Feb 7, 2013 2:30:00 PM

Are you thinking about spring? What about summer? We've been thinking about and planning for the next two seasons for months, which is why we're more than ready to reveal what we took to market and what caught buyer's eyes. As of today, you can find our entire new Spring|Summer 2013 collection on towneandreese.com (and get free shipping through tomorrow 2/8 with code FREESHIP), but in this post we'll focus in on a handful of the haute items that got buyers buzzing.

Let's start with a familiar name you might remember from last seasonLila. Spring and summer are all about bold color. And this continuing trend is the reason we decided to bring Lila back in six shades of awesome. The Mint (shown left) and Raspberry were two of the most talked about tones. 

Lila 2013 colors

Another colorful accessory chosen again and again were our Eleanor earrings. These playful dangles are available in five happy hues, but it was Green Turquoise (shown left) that seemed to have received the most attention. 

Eleanor

And just because you crave color doesn't mean you have to sacrifice sparkle. Our new Jane Zoe necklace proves just that. With a touch of shimmer, this piece stood out in our showroom again and again. 

Jane Zoe

Of course color isn't the only trend we tapped into. Since stacking is sticking around, we're bringing you a ton of new bracelets to cuff, slip on and clasp. Our Taylor bracelet, Zara bracelet and Emma bracelets are the trio that were tried on the most at market. 

Emma stack

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a closer look at many of the other new pieces you can expect to see in locations near you. 

Spring Summer 2013

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Market Snapshots - January 2013

Jan 31, 2013 1:16:00 PM

January always seems to fly by faster than size 7 1/2 shoes at a shoe sale. And that's because for us, the first month of the year means preparing for and traveling to Markets, setting up our showroom, fulfilling orders, taking down our setup, and doing it all over again in the next city.

We have an absolute blast sharing our upcoming collection with buyers, but the trips are definitely a whirlwind. So now that we're back in Charlotte, we're scrolling through the photos we snapped, remembering what stood out. 

We already shared a post regarding our DIY showroom using envelopes in Atlanta, but here are photos of what our booth looked like in Dallas and New York!

Dallas New York Booth

Looking back on our trip to the Atlanta Gift Show, we had a fun evening out with our friends from Bella Tunno. And we spotted some of our favorite vendors at the show like Decor Craft Inc. / DCI, Carrie Dunham and The Macbeth Collection

Atlanta Market Finds

In Dallas we ran across Studio Oh! (a favorite from last year), FarmHouse Fresh (an Oprah favorite), and Design Legacy. We were also inspired walking by showrooms that gave us interior decorating ideas! 

Dallas Market Finds

Since it was our first time as a part of the New York Gift Show, we were completely focused on our showroom and meeting with buyers, so we didn't take many photos. But we absolutely loved being there and customers can count on us being back next season!   

As for the west coast, our trips to the Los Angeles Mart and Las Vegas Market allowed us to get a closer look at some of our favorite showrooms like Article:24, Shiraleah, Foreside Home & Garden and Mine Design

West Coast Market

Stay tuned for sneak peeks into our Spring|Summer 2013 collection we revealed at Market. We'll let you in on which items got buyers buzzing and when you can expect to see our new line of accessories online and in stores!

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Limited Quantities. Lots to Love.

Jan 25, 2013 2:00:37 PM

Take a good look at these 10 Towne & Reese exclusives because with the limited quantity we have left of each item, none of them will be around for long!

More than half of these popular accessories are on sale, so now is the time to score on the things you love. Simple everyday necklaces like the Samantha (#2) or Serina (#3) are versatile and fun. The Milla necklace (#1) and Elizabeth bracelet (#10) make great gifts. Or if you want to spice up your wardrobe with a statement piece, the Anya earrings (#7) and Amanya bracelet (#9) both come at a great price. Accessories like the Frankie ring (#4) and Mallie bracelet (#8) are fun to stack, and of course the Murphy ring (#5) and Willa ring (#6) add that punch so many look for before they head out the door. 

See pricing and color choices after the image. 

Limited Time Items

1. Milla Necklace - $40 in Amazonite and Deep Teal (shown)

2. Samantha Necklace - now $20 (from $40) in Matte Gold

3. Serina Necklace - $25 in Matte SIlver

4. Frankie Ring - now $15 (from $30) in Citrine

5. Murphy Ring - $25 in Matte Silver

6. Willa Ring - now $12.50 (from $25) in Raspberry

7. Anya Earrings - now $18 (from $30) in Turquoise and Smokey Quartz (shown)

8. Mallie Bracelet - $30 in Smokey Quartz

9. Amanya Bracelet - now $12 (from $30)

10. Elizabeth Bracelet - now $24.50 (from $35) in Aqua

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Pushing The Envelope

Jan 23, 2013 6:35:08 PM

We absolutely love it when our jewelry makes a statement. But just as fun is making a statement at Market! 

This is our 4th year to attend Gift & Home shows in cities like Atlanta, Dallas and New York. But this year, we decided we wanted to push the envelope a little and do more than just bring paint to the walls of our showroom. 

Co-Founder, Christi Pack knew she wanted to bring texture to our space, and she challenged the marketing team to come up with a bold idea that would allow us to show off our new Spring|Summer 2013 line.

After brainstorming treatment ideas like adding beautiful fabrics, dimensional tree branches and even colorful Post-It notes, we ultimately landed on an idea that came out of taking a fresh look at something everyone has around the office: envelopes!

Marketing Manager, Kristen Garnett had the idea to lay envelopes on the wall with the flap facing out. After playing with a few different ways to lay them out together, we decided on a textile-like pattern that felt both chic and crafty. A bright papaya colored envelope was chosen because it really showed off our linen canvases displaying our jewelry.

Of course we weren't exactly sure how everything would turn out, but at the Atlanta Gift Show in mid-January, we turned our paper idea into a project installation. With 1,000+ envelopes in her hand, Marketing Coordinator, Meredith Machesney, painstakingly placed each envelope on the wall. After several hours of slowly seeing it all come together, we were thrilled with the final result!

We're doing it all again this week in New York. So if you happen to be at the New York Gift Show January 26-30, stop by and see us (and our envelopes) in the Mary Harper Group Booth - Javits Center, Booth #2602-2702.

Envelope Wall

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A Front Row Seat To Charlotte Fashion

Jan 10, 2013 2:17:00 PM

Towne & Reese is flattered to be a part of the first annual Front Row Charlotte event, which will take place on Thursday, February 28th at the Triple C Brewing Co. at 7 pm. It's a night we are looking forward to and an event that gets us excited for spring!

Front Row Charlotte was planned for local boutiques to show off their spring looks and allow customers to shop those items. Towne & Reese will be one of the local businesses offering a pop-up shop after the show!

At the event, everyone will have a front row seat. Local brewmasters will be serving "Front Row Ale", Roots Farm Food truck will be serving food, and everyone who attends will receive gift bags!

Tickets are $30 and available now for purchase. Click here to purchase tickets. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward Safe Alliance, which serves more than 20,000 area victims of domestic and sexual violence, and child abuse, and helps them build safe, healthy relationships. 

For more information on the event and Front Row Charlotte, check out their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter at @FrontRowCLT.

We hope to see you in the front row!

Front Row Charlotte

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Wishing you the joy of family, the gift of friends, and the best of everything in 2013.

XO, 

The Stanfields (Jessica, Taylor, Robert, Reese and Winnie)

The Packs (Christi, Barrett, Towne and Weston)

Happy Holidays 2012

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That's A Wrap

Dec 22, 2012 2:17:53 AM

We only thought it was fitting that one of our last blog posts of 2012 give you some helpful hints to wrap up those last-minute gift purchases. Gifts for your neighbors, your yoga instructor, the hostess of the New Year's Eve party, parents of your child's best friends . . . the list can go on and on.

Since we know how busy (and expensive) this time of year is, we've put together a new board on Pinterest just for you. (Or maybe we mean just for them?) From DIY to OMG, Our Go-To Gift Idea List is a collection of inexpensive treats for just about anyone, with most items from stores accessible just about anywhere. We plan to keep it growing throughout the new year, but click here to head there now. 

Here are a few of the pins we've added to our board ranging from $4-48:

Go To Gifts 

 

Do you have a go-to gift idea that you'd like us to add to our Pinterest board? Leave a comment below and we'll add it! 

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Tucker: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Dec 18, 2012 2:00:00 PM

We'd like to introduce you to Tucker, the sweet little 6-year old girl who was the inspiration for the name of our Tucker scarf.

We chatted with Tucker's Mom, Emily, who is also Jessica's good friend. We love seeing her wear our yellow Lila necklace in her family photo! Let's see what she had to say. . . 
 Tucker Namesake

How would you describe Tucker? Petite, fun-loving, sweet, and inquisitive.

How did you decide on her name? Tucker is named after her paternal great grandmother, whose maiden name was Tucker.  Grandma Avis had a tremendous impact on Tucker’s dad growing up.

How do you know our Co-Founder, Jessica? My husband and I grew up in Wilmington with Jessica’s husband, Taylor. We so love that we all ended up in Charlotte and are fortunate to have the Stanfield family among our very dearest friends.

What do you and your kids do for fun? Travel (especially to the beach!), outdoor activities, spend time with family and friends, sing and laugh.

How would you describe your personal style? Beachy and fun – love nothing more than throwing on a sundress, flip flops and some Towne & Reese jewelry!

What’s your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? Truly everything! I mostly love and admire the heart behind Towne & Reese. Jessica and Christi are two of the warmest people I know, not to mention that they’re quite savvy businesswomen. I love how Towne & Reese allows me to follow the latest trends at such affordable prices. It makes me so proud to have something from Towne & Reese named after my daughter!

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? A fun, colorful bracelet. It would be a wardrobe fixture – whether worn with a bathing suit at the beach or with a dress for a night out.

Do you have other ideas for questions we should ask our Moms? If so, leave them in the comments below. And check back for more Q&As like this one in the new year. 

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All We Want For Christmas

Dec 14, 2012 5:32:15 PM

We're trying not to sing this title to the tune of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You", but the holiday spirit has gotten to us and let's face it: that song is catchy! So we'll just say this: we've made our list and checked it twice, and here is a roundup of things we think are nice. (Details for Santa are below.) 

Holiday Wish List 2012

1. Clare Vivier Monogram Flat Striped Clutch ($184)

2. Madewell Zipcode Suede Boot ($198)

3. JCrew Stripe Merino Snood ($68)

4. La Mer Collections Limited Edition Aztec Suede Wrap Watch ($87.50 on sale!) 

5. Clarisonic MiaTM Cleansing System ($119)

6. Henri Bendel Stripe Eyemask ($68)

7. JCrew Calf Hair Gloves ($158 on sale!)

8. Lulu Lemon Ice Queen Long Sleeve ($88)

9. Bop Basics Thick Knit Cuff Hat ($43.40 on sale!)  

10. BDG Twig High Rise Jean ($78)

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Karsyn Is A Keeper

Dec 11, 2012 2:00:00 PM

It's no secret one of our favorite trends this season is tribal. You can catch all of our tribal accessories right here. But for now, we'd like to point you to another standout in our new line of scarves—Karsyn.

With a popular bold turquoise, red and black Aztec design, Karsyn just might be the leader of our statement scarves.

When you wear the scarf open and untied, you can show off other tribal accessories like the Harlow and Adebel necklaces, or wrap it up and pair it with a great pair of earrings. Details on the jewelry featured below after the photo.  

 

Karsyn Scarf

Jewelry pictured above in order from top to bottom: 

Harlow necklace, Adebel necklace

Barrie earrings in Matte Silver, Cameron earrings in Black, Frida earrings in Pearl

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12 Days of Towne & Reese

Dec 6, 2012 2:00:00 PM

The 12 drummers are definitely drumming here at Towne & Reese. That's because today we launch our 12 Days of Towne & Reese where you can score 40-50% off one-day deals we announce each day at 10 am EST on our Facebook page and on Twitter. So make sure you're following us so you can follow along! For more details and info on this exclusive holiday promotion, see below. But first, here's a sneak peek of what's to come:

12 Days of Towne & Reese

12 Days of Towne & Reese details:

From 12/6/12 through 12/17/12, we are deeply discounting some of our most popular accessories so you can save on the items you want and still have them arrive in time for Christmas. And because we believe beauty is in the details, we'll ship your gifts in signature Towne & Reese black pillow boxes with tissue so your gifts arrive ready to be put under the tree. 

Each day at 10 am EST we will announce which items are discounted on our Facebook page and via Twitter. We will sell 25 of each daily item at the discounted price. Once 25 are sold, the sale is over for that day. So make sure to tune in early!

Happy Shopping!

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On Trend With Tucker

Dec 4, 2012 9:35:19 PM

Now's the perfect time to take a closer look at Tucker—a scarf with an artistic, aqua paint-drip design set off by varying shades of caramel and cocoa. It's a trend that will keep you toasty all winter and well through the spring. We just love how Tucker looks open and draped with a necklace or wrapped up showing off our signature bird with the & mark. 

What may also catch your eye is the current sale price of $26.25, dropped just in time for the holidays! We have so many sale accessories priced from just $5, we're certain you'll find something for everyone on your list. (Except maybe for Dad.)

And if you like this entire look, you can get all of these accessories for just over $100! For details on what's featured, see below. 

 

Tucker Scarf

Allenson necklace $45, Charlotte earrings $25, Amanya bracelet $12 (sale price)

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We’re back with another Q&A in our namesake series, letting our fans in on who the Moms and daughters are behind the names we choose for our jewelry. 

This week we're featuring two adorable sisters, Karsyn Grace and Presley Lane. This 4-year old and 8-month old from Lake Norman, NC are dear friends of Christi's and inspired our Karsyn scarf and Presley earrings

Let's see what their mom Kelley had to say...

Karsyn & Presley Namesake

How would you describe Karsyn and Presley? Karsyn has a fiery spirit and a compassionate heart, and she loves to play! She also loves being a big sister. Presley is a very sweet, easygoing baby, and her favorite person is Karsyn. 

How did you decide on their names? Karsyn and Presley are names that we just like, but both of our girls’ middle names have special meaning. Karsyn is named after my grandmother, Grace Hipp, who has always been my biggest cheerleader, and Presley is named after my sister, Kimberly Lane Cherry-Beck, who is my best friend.

Tell the fans how you know our Co-Founder, Christi. My husband, Brandon, and Christi’s husband Barrett, were college roommates at UNC, and Christi and Barrett are our dear friends.

What do you and your girls do for fun? We love to play outside and be on the water. We also enjoy spending time at the beach and in the mountains. And, we are definitely a sports family!

How would you describe your personal style? Classic with a twist. I wear a lot of black and white and pieces that transition from season to season, but I enjoy adding trendy accessories to spice up an outfit.

What’s your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I like how the pieces are named for a friend’s daughter, giving each piece special meaning.  I also love that it is so affordable, so I can always buy more than one piece!

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? I’m a big fan of scarves because I think they can really change the look of an outfit. I would choose one with a fun pattern and bright colors that I could throw on over a solid color dress or with jeans and a tee, like the Karsyn scarf

Do you have other ideas for questions we should ask our Moms? If so, leave them in the comments below. And check back for more Q&As like this one. 

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Get Ready: Black Friday Is Here

Nov 23, 2012 5:00:00 AM

Black Friday is a day you either love to hate or hate to love. On one hand, there's the thrill of taking advantage of so many incredible deals and on the other, there are the bustling crowds that can play tug of war with your holiday spirit.  

For those who prefer to stay in and shop online, Towne & Reese is offering 30% off all of our full priced merchandise from midnight of 11/22 through midnight on Cyber Monday 11/26 when you enter code 'thankful30' at checkout! And if you're ordering for gifts, there's no need to worry about wrapping. All of our jewelry arrives in Towne & Reese black pillow boxes with tissue paper.  

In addition to our Black Friday sale, we also have a ton of affordable and trend-setting accessories that have been previously marked down, like our Kari necklace for $33 (was $55) and Katherine necklace for $10.50 (was $35).


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We've featured just a few of our items above that you can grab at 30% off, like our Jade earringsLeah earrings, Abell earrings and Vivie earrings—all perfect for upcoming holiday parties and get togethers to ring in the New Year!

For those who are headed out, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes like these Minnetonka Moccasin Black Zipper Booties, and bringing a big, but lightweight tote like this one from Target. Drop a little notebook that can hold your holiday lists, notes and coupons, like this one from Moleskin, is also a great way to stay organized. 

Happy shopping!

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Emily Maynard Guest Profile I can't believe it's already mid-November! This time of year is always a bag of mixed emotions for me. On one hand, I love everything that comes with fall: the weather, football games, all things pumpkin flavored, boots, scarves, and being able to skip on the spray tan. But on the other hand, once the newness of pretty fall days spent drinking Pumpkin Spice lattes wears off, we're left to the cold hard truth that its just plain cold outside.

I don't know about you all, but there's something about the weather change that just makes me all but give up on looking cute. Like today for example, as I'm typing this, I'm looking at my all black outfit. Is this out of protest, demanding summer come back or is it just pure laziness? Probably a mixture of both, but this year I'm going to challenge myself to not let the winter blues get the best of me. And unlike every other year when I've said the same thing, I really mean it this time!

I just left my weekly bible study this morning and it never fails that my sweet friend Laura is perfectly put together, looking like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise dreary day. For some reason seeing her so perfectly accessorized in the cutest bright green pants inspired me. Now I can already see the comments showing up saying, "It's not about what you look like on the outside, it's about what's in your heart." I'm sure there are many other creative ways to basically tell me I'm vain. And I totally agree. But let's be real for just one second. I know (at least for me) I tend to have a better outlook on the day when I take those few extra minutes to feel confident about how I look on the outside. That almost instantly translates to how I feel on the inside. Even when the weather is all but sunny, just putting on a bright colored scarf or a fun pair of earrings can somehow magically give me an extra boost of confidence and help me beat the winter "funk" so many of us get in this time of year.

So, starting tomorrow I'm going to try my absolute best to avoid just putting on workout clothes everyday, especially on days I have absolutely no plans of even looking in the direction of a gym much less going inside. That's not to say I'm going to be wearing heels and have perfectly curled hair everyday because that's just putting far too much pressure on myself. Maybe instead of throwing on the first comfy thing I see in my closet, I'll pair a cute skirt with tights, flat boots and throw on a fun statement necklace. And on days I can't see past my uniform of black leggings and black sweater, would it really kill me to wrap a bright colored scarf around my neck as I'm running out the door?

Here are some of my favorite items I think every summer loving girl could use to get through these upcoming cold winter days! What are some of the trends you're loving right now?

- EmilyEmily Winter Board

Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs Crossbody Preppy Leather Sia

Necklace: Towne & Reese Harlow Necklace

Floral Jeans: Forever 21 Floral Print Denim Skinnies

Earrings: Towne & Reese Gemma Earrings

Sweater: Zara Sweater With Embellished Sleeves

Scarf: Towne & Reese Lucy Scarf

Colored Jeans: Express Zelda Colored Jean Legging

Flats: Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Flat *sold out in black

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Cheers For Stylish Sports Fans

Nov 13, 2012 12:52:16 AM

Gearing up for a big weekend of football? Since we're in Panther country, we put together some fun and flirty ideas for wearing teal and black. Even if you need to stay warm, you can still be festively dressed for tailgating and cheering by adding a few accessories in your team's signature color. 

No matter which team has your heart, we've made it easy for you to search our site by color. When you choose an accessory category like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, you can then refine your search using our Top Swatch Picks, Color Category and more. GO TEAM! 

For information on the products and clothing featured, see details after the photo. 

Panthers Teal Black

Items from top to bottom/left to right

Teal Earrings: Towne & Reese Gemma Earrings

Bracelet: Towne & Reese Coleen Bracelet

Insulated cup: Starbucks Made Greener Star Tumbler

Necklace: Towne & Reese Kari Necklace

Black Earrings: Towne & Reese Adalaide Earrings *Currently only available in Red Coral

Blanket: Jonathan Adler Richard Nixon Throw

Bracelets: Towne & Reese Kim Bracelets

Hat: Carolina Panthers Ladies Adjustable Hat

Tote: Jonathan Adler Turquoise Patent Tote

Jacket: Snake Collarless Biker Jacket

Scarf: Towne & Reese Abbie Scarf *Currently unavailable

Boots: Ralph Lauren Jenessa Vachetta Riding Boots

Watch: La Mer Peace Charm Wrap Watch

Jeans: Paige Denim Verdugo Legging in Teal

Basket: Marley Lilly Monogrammed Large Black Swirl Market Basket

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Pack Holiday PhotosPhotos courtesy of Amy Free Photography

While we’re not sure we’re ready to see Christmas trees for sale and holiday commercials on TV, those of us in the office have been thinking a lot about what we need to do to get ready to send out our holiday cards.

We knew just the person to ask about this subject — photographer Amy Free — a dear friend of both Christi and Jessica and someone who has taken family photos for many of us around the office for years. Just check out Christi's family (above) through the years starting when Towne was just a baby.

Amy recently moved from her home state of North Carolina to North Dakota, but thankfully she makes time for us when she’s in the area!

Here’s what she had to say:

When do you recommend families have their photo taken in time to order holiday cards?

I love to wait until it’s a little bit chilly and comfortable to bundle up in a festive way, but not so cold that the kids are uncomfortable outside. Depends a little on where you live (ha, much different now that we recently moved to North Dakota!) Also, when thinking about time of day, it’s best to be really honest with yourself about what is the least stressful time for you to be organizing yourself and the family. More relaxed parents usually translate into more relaxed kids and natural/happy photos.

When you’re helping families get ready for their group photo, what’s your biggest piece of advice?

Try to RELAX! Enjoy! It can be stressful trying to make everyone “just so” – but the more that it is a fun experience the more genuine the images will be. Be willing to laugh at yourself. Bringing some candy or special treats never hurts either. 

Are there certain colors or styles you think work better than others when it comes to getting the perfect shot?

I tell my clients it’s most important to wear what makes them feel comfortable and fabulous. It’s not about certain colors necessarily, it’s about creating images that are an expression of WHO you are as a family. My philosophy is to NOT wear outfits that you wouldn’t normally wear out in public together. Think about “going” together instead of all wearing the same color!

How do you feel about props in photo shoots?

I think that if something is meaningful to the family, like a special blanket or toy, that can work well but I like to usually keep things simple and natural, which again goes back to the philosophy of creating beautiful images that are a genuine reflection of who you are.

Do you think there is a perfect time of day to schedule a photo shoot?

Usually first thing in the morning or a couple hours before sunset are the best times to shoot.

What about jewelry? Do you think bigger is better or subtle is the way to go?

Again, not to sound like a broken record, but consider what your day-to-day jewelry style is and try to select pieces that reflect YOU and your style. This is why the Towne & Reese line is so amazing because it offers everything from simple earrings to statement necklaces and now scarves. There is truly something for everyone in their collection.

Where’s your favorite place to order holiday cards?

I love The Happy Envelope and Minted.

Thank you so much to Amy for answering our questions! For more information on her photography, visit www.amyfree.com

Amy Free Photography

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Clara: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Nov 6, 2012 2:00:00 PM

Clara Namesake

It's been a while since we've had a Q&A in our namesake series where we let fans in on who the Moms and daughters are behind the names we choose for our jewelry. But it only makes sense that today we feature the name Clara, who is the littlest Petersik of the YoungHouseLove.com crew and the inspiration for our Clara earrings (which just so happen to be on sale for $18 in the two colors we have left, Gray and Smoky Topaz!) 

We wrote about YoungHouseLove.com before when we gave picks for our Top 10 Decorating Books. Now that list has grown to a Top 11 list because today Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home is now available in bookstores and on Amazon.com! Check out this YouTube video promo where Sherry is wearing the Clara earrings! If you're a fan like us, be sure to check out their book tour to see if The Petersiks are coming to a city near you! We're absolutely thrilled they are coming to Charlotte in February (date TBD.) 

But back to Clara. We checked in with Sherry (our friend and Clara's Mom who lives in Richmond, VA) and here's what she had to say. 

What's Clara's full name? Clara Kenley Petersik

How do you describe Clara? She's a happy girl (usually has a smile going on, even in the weirdest situations). She's also super chatty (always making up long stories about her animals and dolls and singing songs that she invents). And she's the toughest kid you'll ever meet. Seriously, she can be bleeding from a bad fall and she'll shake it off and go right back to playing again. 

How did you decide on her name? Clara was my husband John's grandmother's name, and we thought it was really sweet and classic. My dad's name is Ken and my favorite great aunt went by Lee, so that's how we came up with Kenley. 

Tell the fans how you met our Co-Founder, Christi. Well, first of all—we're fans of Towne & Reese! We shot Christi's gorgeous first house for our blog, Young House Love, where we do a segment called House Crashing (aka: we visit awesome homes and photograph them so we can share the inspiration). We also had the honor of Office Crashing Towne & Reese (such a cool and creative place!) 

What do you and Clara do for fun? Going to the pool or the beach is one of Clara's favorite things. We also ride bikes (we have one of those seats on the front that Clara loves), play with Play Doh, read books, and do some family dancing every night in the kitchen. Clara's got the moves like Jagger. 

How would you describe your personal style? New York meets Mom. Haha. I lived in New York for six years so I definitely have a love of black clothing, simple lines, and crisp blazers. But sometimes I have a smear of peanut butter on my shirt (thanks to my two year old), so I never really have it all together. 

What's your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I think the price point is genius and I love that the pieces are named after children that you guys know. It was such an honor to learn there were going to be Clara earrings. I wear mine all the time!

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? It would definitely be dangly earrings since those are my favorite. Maybe gold-toned chandelier earrings with bright emerald stones in them? My eyes are green and I definitely have been loving gold more than silver lately, so there ya go. 

Do you have other ideas for questions we should ask our Moms? If so, leave them in the comments below. And check back for more Q&As like this one. 

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Happy Halloween From Our Sweeties

Oct 31, 2012 1:00:00 PM

Happy Halloween from Ariel, The Little Mermaid (Towne) and Hello Kitty (Reese)!

This holiday reminds us of all the little girls who inspire us to play dress up every day.  

We hope your holiday is filled with lots of sweet treats!

Photos courtesy of Amy Free Photography

TR Halloween 2012

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Oh How We Love Orange

Oct 30, 2012 6:30:38 PM

From bright citrus to burnt orange, this season's hottest hue sticks around long after Halloween. And if you just so happen to be a college football fan of teams like Auburn, Boise State, Clemson, Florida, Idaho State, Illinois, Miami, Oklahoma State, Princeton, Syracuse, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia or Virginia Tech, you have all kinds of new and fashionable options for wearing your school colors with stylish pride!

Check out our entire collection of orange accessories right here. For information on the products and clothing featured, see details after the photo. 

Orange

Items from top to bottom

Sunglasses: Icon Eyewear Maureen Retro Sunglasses

Medaillon earrings: Towne & Reese Jillian earrings 

Ring: Towne & Reese Lena Ring

Fabric bracelets: Towne & Reese Kim Bracelets

Flats: Tory Burch Watersnake Eddie Ballet Flats

Tank: Sass & Bide The Tempest Embroidered Tank

Maxi Wrap Dress: Rachel Pally Long Rocia Dress

Beaded earrings: Towne & Reese Presley earrings

Beaded necklace: Towne & Reese Avery Blake necklace

Clutch: Kaleidoscope Patent Snake Clutch

Gemstone ring: Towne & Reese Syd ring *Out of stock

Wedges: Elizabeth and James Wedges

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Third Year Is A Charm

Oct 25, 2012 8:44:41 PM

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This month marks the 3rd year Towne & Reese has been in business. And since we’re feeling sentimental, we thought we’d share a few thoughts on where we’ve been and why we’re so thankful for you.

Three years ago, Towne & Reese was just the beginning of an idea. It all started with a phone conversation between Jessica and Christi and rapidly developed into the brand we all know and love today. The idea was simple: Towne & Reese would bring statement-making jewelry and gorgeous go-to staples to those who crave the latest trends and affordable luxuries. Three years later, we’ve traveled to more than 20 Markets, worked with more than 75 reps, sold to more than 2,000 boutiques, and have launched 6 unique lines found in stores across the US and Canada.

What’s just as humbling, is less than one year ago when we moved into our current office, we were flattered to have 1,000 fans on Facebook and almost 150 followers on Twitter. Today, we have more than 4,800 Facebook fans and almost 1,000 Twitter followers, as well as a growing Pinterest page, a dynamic website, and much more.

When we think about the past three years, there are so many moments that are meaningful to us, but as we are working on preparing our 7th line to launch in Spring 2013, we’d like to take this moment and say THANK YOU. We truly mean it. Thank you to our fans, our reps, our retailers, our staff, and our friends and family. If you are reading this, you are someone who has helped us realize a professional dream that’s become a personal blast.

XO

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For Halloween Costumes, Think Chic

Oct 19, 2012 7:00:56 PM

If you're still searching the perfect Halloween costume, we have a few ideas on how to get dressed up in style with items that will stick around long after the candy has been eaten and the pumpkins have been put away. 

Inspired by our 40% off Silver Sale (happening now through 10/22), we've put together a few looks for incorporating our affordably chic jewels you can pair with items most likely already in your closet.

For a Movie Star or 20s Flapper look, pull out that little black dress and heels and try our classic Abigail studs, draping Keaton necklace, or airy Chelsea bracelet. With red lipstick, a fancy up-do and a clutch, you'll be a show stopper. 

For a Rocker or Superhero look, pair our Cailyn earrings, chain-link Eileen necklace, and wide Zandie cuff with a black leather jacket and boots or leggings and a wide belt. Borrow a cape from your child (or your linen closet) for a costume that saves the day.

For a Belly Dancer or Flower Child look, our leafy McLain earrings and the dangling details of the Julianna necklace and Caroline bracelet, will make a definite statement layered over a flowy skirt or flower-print maxi. 

Happy Halloween! 

Halloween 2012

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Getting To Know Kelli

Oct 9, 2012 8:52:59 PM

Kelli Family

We're back with another employee feature on our blog. This time, we'd like to introduce you to our Customer Service Associate, Kelli Cornwell.

We absolutely love this tiny Mom of four who brings a lot of spunk to our office and a charming face to our customers near and far. Here's what she had to share . . . 

Tell the fans where you're from. 

I'm originally from Texas, but moved to Oklahoma with my parents and siblings when I was 13. My husband and I and our four kids moved to Mooresville, NC in 2010 and we love it! 

What's it like being a working Mom of four?

I have an amazing family! (I can brag, right?) My husband, Taylor, of almost fifteen years is my best friend and a lot of times he is also my stylist! He is a talented tattoo artist in Mooresville. Together, we have 4 beautiful children—2 girls and 2 boys, Makenzi (12), Cadence (9), Tayson (7) and Leven (4). Please don't judge, but was also have 4 rats! Totally my husband's doing!

Let's tell the story about how you got the position at Towne & Reese. 

A previous employee who was actually a friend of mine from back in Oklahoma (small world) emailed me to see if I could “help with a jewelry company” she worked for. Not having a clue about where she worked, I wasn’t sure if I’d be beading jewelry or welding or braiding, but being new to the area and not knowing anybody I was desperate for adult interaction and said “I’m in!”  

I started in the packing room using WAAAAAAY too much bubble wrap in February of 2011. I came on full-time in September of 2011 and I don’t get to use any bubble wrap now! Now I get to interact with our retail customers and I love it! I love when they call and ask my opinion about certain pieces or styles. Seriously, we have some amazing and loyal customers. They’ve been so patient with me while I’m figuring out my new position!

What's your favorite aspect of your job?

Christi and Jessica are my favorite aspect of this job! (They are going to read this right?) But seriously, I feel so blessed to be working here! Never in my life have I looked so forward to Mondays!

What past experiences have helped you in your position at Towne & Reese?

Because my husband and I got married right out of high school, I did not go to college. I was fortunate to be able to stay home with the kiddos but I also looked for opportunities to contribute financially when I could by doing odd jobs here and there. I think by being willing to help when and where I could has given me the heart to learn whatever I needed to do get the job done!  

How would you describe the office dynamic?

FUN! FUN! FUN!  (I’d keep going but I don’t want anyone envious of me.)

In your opinion, when is the most exciting time of year in the office?

I love love love the end of each season because that’s when we start getting sneak peeks of what’s coming in the next season’s line.  

How do you describe your personal style?

I probably shouldn’t admit this at my age, but I get some of my inspiration from my pink-haired pre-teen. But I always ask my husband before leaving the house!

What is your current favorite Towne & Reese accessory?  

The Hunter earrings have always been a top favorite. They are light weight and can be worn with an edgy look or a more professional look.

When you wear jewelry, is it always Towne & Reese or do you have any other favorites?

I think I have a little bit of an obsession with Towne & Reese jewelry, so with that said that’s all I wear!

What question are you asked the most about Towne & Reese?

Where can I buy it?! We have a Store Finder feature at the top our website that will let you see what stores are nearest you by zipcode. Of course, you can also buy Towne & Reese at towneandreese.com. 

What would people be most surprised to know about the Towne & Reese corporate office? 

I’m surprised at how much we like to eat! Any opportunity to celebrate or recognize someone, we will! A lunch or dinner and heck, we’ve even done breakfast!

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Like we said, Kelli is a spunky bundle of fun! Stay tuned for more even more employee highlights to come.  

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Ali Supports In Style

Oct 1, 2012 4:02:40 PM

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we'd like to introduce you to Ali—a scarf in our new line that not only looks good, but gives back. 

Ali's unique design features subtle pink ribbons that infinitely link to each other, just as we are all connected to someone who has been touched by breast cancer.

This October, think pink and encourage the women around you ages 40+ to schedule their annual screening mammogram. Early detection saves lives. 

20% of the proceeds from the sale of this scarf will be donated to breast cancer research. 

For details on the earrings we've featured with the Ali scarf, see below. 

Ali Scarf

Earrings listed in order from top to bottom: 

Loah in Matte Silver, Sadie in Matte Silver, Merrie in Matte Silver, Jane in Matte Silver

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Tips On Transitioning To Fall

Sep 28, 2012 1:00:00 PM

Being in Charlotte, North Carolina means we're lucky enough to experience a true fall. After many weeks of hot heat in the summer months, we get giddy about feeling the cool fall air and adding new pieces to our fall wardrobe.

But don't put away those summer favorites just yet! There are plenty of ways to shift from summer to fall using a few of your key items and adding new layers that will give you a completely new look.

Put a blazer over your favorite tank. Wear tall boots with your embellished shorts. Switch your summer clutch to a leather crossbody bag. Try pairing booties with your boyfriend jeans. Add our colorful Karsyn scarf to warm up that strapless jumpsuit. The possibilities are endless.

What are your favorite ways to transition to fall? We'd love to know! Leave us a comment below. And for even more Towne & Reese style ideas, follow us on Pinterest. 

Product details featured below after the photo. 

 

Transition to Fall

Items from top to bottom, left to right

Blazer: Helmut Lang Plexus Shawl Jacket

Shorts: Top Shop Jacquard Metallic Shorts

Gold Hoops: Towne & Reese Barrie Earrings

Leather Bag: Frye Cameron Magazine Crossbody

Jean: Shop Bop Boyfriend Jeans

Gold Necklace: Towne & Reese Keaton Necklace

Ring: Towne & Reese Cori Ring in Titanium

Boots: Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Booties

Scarf: Towne & Reese Karsyn Scarf 

Pendant: Towne & Reese Meredith Necklace in Black

Jumpsuit: Feel The Piece Pump Jumpsuit

Earrings: Towne & Reese Ginger Earrings in Red/Turquoise

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Back in July, we shared some jewelry ideas we had for our Customer Service Manager, Elissa, and her upcoming wedding. Now we're back to show you how stunning Elissa and Ian's big day turned out! From the bright pops of yellow in the flowers to the classic details of her gorgeous gown, we can't help but want to show off our girl. 

Elissa chose to have her bridesmaids wear the Harper necklace. This solid blue was a custom piece and worked perfectly with their navy dresses. 

Elissa & Bridesmaids

Blue Harper

Harper Bridesmaid

Elissa ultimately decided on wearing her great grandmother's earrings (which look a lot like our Raygen Crystal earrings) and our Chelsea bracelet in Matte Gold.  We love how she mixed something old with something new—proof that classics and trends pair together well!   

Elissa in Chelsea Bracelet

Elissa & Ian

Congratulations, Elissa! We're thrilled you are a part of the Towne & Reese family and can't wait to watch you and Ian live happily ever after. 

These incredible images are courtesy of Lauren Cardwell Photography. Thank you so much, Lauren for allowing us to share your photos! For even more from Elissa & Ian's wedding day, check out Lauren's September 17 blog entry on her website. 

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Camden & Coleman

We’re back with another Q&A in our namesake series, letting our fans in on who the Moms and daughters are behind the names we choose for our jewelry. 

This week we're featuring the Camden necklace and Coleman earrings because they were named after 2 1/2-year old twins Camden & Coleman!

You might remember our Sales Manager, Hillary, mentioning them because these two cuties are her nieces. 

We asked Whitney Ferguson (Hillary's sister) a few questions and here's what she had to say. . .  

How do you describe your two girls?

Camden is busy, busy and super funny. Coleman is calm and cool and loves to concentrate on small details. 

How did you decide on their names?

Camden is a name we just liked and she looked like a Camden to us when she arrived. Coleman is my mother's maiden name. 

In addition to being our Sales Manager's sister, you also buy Towne & Reese for your store.

Yes! My Mother and I own a gift store in Uptown Charlotte, blis. We opened in November of 2004 and have been selling Towne & Reese since the brand launched in 2009. blis features all kinds of unique gifts and personalized gift services.  

When you're not at the store, what do you and your girls do for fun?

We play dress up in tutus/necklaces/bracelets/shoes, read books, go on walks in the stroller, and play at the park.

How would you describe your personal style?

Anthropologie meets Banana Republic. Conservative with a touch of funk. I love to mix everyday staples with a touch of trend, such as a belt, a bag, a scarf and of course my Towne & Reese jewelry.

What’s your favorite thing about Towne & Reese?

As a retailer–the price point, a variety of styles and colors, and the company as a whole. I love that they are from Charlotte!

As a consumer–I love the colored stone pieces that pack a punch like the Brooke earrings, May earrings, Lila necklace and the simplicity of the Hannah earrings, Loah earrings, Coleman earrings and Emma necklace.

If Towne & Reese were to name an accessory after you, what would it look like? 

I would be an infinity scarf! I love to wear scarves and I like things that fit well and have a tailored look.

Do you have other ideas for questions we should ask our Moms? If so, leave them in the comments below. And check back for more Q&As like this one. 

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Jacqueline Is A Must

Sep 13, 2012 6:37:10 AM

We couldn't wait to get our hands on US Weekly's September 17th issue. Already on news stands, the issue features 145 Musts for Under $100. And you know we love all things affordable and fashionable. 

US Weekly cover 9/17

Besides getting a peek into Beyonce's closet, we loved seeing our new Jacqueline necklace make the must have list! 

Flip to page 135 and right there in the center of the page, not only is one of our latest necklaces for fall featured, US Weekly gave a discount code to their readers.

Jacqueline US Weekly

Now through September 24, when you order the Jacqueline necklace from towneandreese.com, you'll receive 20% off with code USWEEKLY20 at checkout. 

How's that for good gossip? 

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Branch Out This Fall With Lucy

Sep 10, 2012 4:04:24 AM

With Labor Day behind us and steamy summer temperatures dropping, we'd like to introduce you to Lucy—a stylish scarf in our new line that exemplifies the feeling of fall. 

Lucy features a tree design in black/ivory and purple/ivory, so you can wrap yourself up in a statement scarf that's totally in season.

This week, we're featuring Lucy with a few of our favorite fall rings. See details after the photo.  

Lucy Scarves

 

Rings pictured above in order from top to bottom: 

Elena in Smoky Topaz, Murphy in Matte Silver, Cori in Tangerine 

Syd in Brown Topaz, Makenzi Ring in Matte Silver, Lena in Deep Teal  

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Say Hello To Hillary

Sep 7, 2012 6:53:23 AM

HillaryLeft photo: Hillary (on right) with her Mom and sister                  |                Right photo: Hillary (top right) with her brother-in-law, Mom, Dad and sister. 

It's time we introduce you to the women behind Towne & Reese. After all, without the whole team, we couldn't bring fashionable and affordable accessories to your closet.

It only made sense to kick off this new Q&A series with our Sales Manager, Hillary Young. She has traveled all over the country representing Towne & Reese and is someone we simply could not live without. Let's see what she had to share . . . 

Tell the fans where you're from. 

I was born in Atlanta, GA, but have lived in Charlotte for the last 18 years (off and on), so I consider Charlotte home.

Outside the office, who do you spend your time with? 

My wonderful parents and older sister live here in Charlotte. While I have no kids of my own, my sister and her husband have 2 ½ year old twin girls, so I have two beautiful nieces—Camden and Coleman. You might recognize their names from this year’s line. There’s a great Coleman earring and an awesome Camden necklace!

Let's tell the story of how you got the position.

It was pure happenstance. I was the jewelry buyer for my mom and sister’s gift boutique, Blis. Christi (in her previous job) was Blis’ Charlotte rep at market.  When Christi started Towne & Reese, my mom told me about it. Of course I started to buy Towne & Reese jewelry for Blis. It was what I had been searching for—an affordable and trendy jewelry line!

Fast forward a couple of years…I had just moved back to Charlotte and was working at Blis. I had to email Christi a question regarding Towne & Reese and in the closing of my email I wrote, PS- any chance you’re hiring? I wrote it kind of as a joke thinking that they weren’t hiring, but sure enough, they were starting to interview for the Sales Manger position. Every day I’m so thankful that I sent that email!

What’s your favorite aspect of your job?

Frequent flyer points! Just kidding…that’s a tough question because there is so much that is amazing about being a part of Towne & Reese and working for and with Jessica and Christi. 

I really love the traveling. I travel to most of the markets across the country, so I love to hear what people love about the line from coast to coast. I also love getting to meet our many customers. It’s fun to put a face with a great customer’s name. I also love seeing the line go from a collection of ‘maybes’ pinned on a board in Christi’s office to an amazing line for sale each season. The line has grown so much since I first started buying it, so it’s pretty amazing to see what each season holds. 

What past experiences have helped you in your position at Towne & Reese? 

I lived in Boston for three years, and while I was there, I worked in sales. While at that job, I had a great Sales Manager named Mary. She taught me so much about sales, communication, motivation, work ethic, etc. When I was given the opportunity to be the Sales Manager for Towne & Reese, I found myself wondering WWMD (What Would Mary Do)? While this managing position has many different dynamics to it than Mary’s did, I always aspire to manage the way she did—with great communication and respect.

How would you describe the office dynamic?  

Fun, but hard working! I love our dance parties. We always have great music playing. Anything from "Bust A Move" to country. No matter what, it’s always a good time in the office! The thing I love most is all of the amazing people that work here. Everyday we all talk about how lucky we are to work here.

In your opinion, when is the most exciting time of year around the office?

The month(s) leading up to show season, so the months before January and July. It’s so fun to see the line complete and start to get the product ready for show. It gets exciting to anticipate what people will think, what the top sellers will be, if we’ll exceed last season’s performance, etc. 

How do you describe your personal style?

It really depends on the day and my mood. I can go from fairly conservative to kind of Bohemian. I love to layer clothes, jewelry, etc. I can never have enough T&R bracelets on…ha!

What is your current favorite Towne & Reese accessory?  

I am loving the Adebel necklace. I love the neutrality of the ivory pendant and the subtle statement it makes. It goes with everything!

When you wear jewelry, is it always Towne & Reese or do you have any other favorites?

It’s mostly Towne & Reese. I will mix it in with my more expensive jewelry from time to time. This is one of the things I love most about the line, it wears well with my Yurman or other designer pieces.

What question are you asked the most about your job?

How much do you love your job? It’s true! Any time I tell someone what I do, their immediate question is, “Oh my gosh, that’s so cool…how much do you love it?” And my answer is always, “A LOT!” 

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Isn't Hillary a doll? We're lucky to have her and can't wait to introduce you to the rest of our fantastic staff! 

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Social Media Style

Sep 5, 2012 3:44:26 AM

Whether you prefer Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your in-box, we're there. And we're sharing all kinds of scoop on things like our latest accessories, how to enter great contests and giveaways, as well as behind the scenes peeks from our office and trips to market! 

Follow along for news and style updates by being a fan of ours on Facebook, following us on twitter and Pinterest, and signing up for our newsletter. We hope to see you around! T&R Social Mediums

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McKay Is A Star

Aug 31, 2012 6:44:50 AM

Did you catch this week's Star Magazine? 

STAR Magazine

While the cover may have focused on Outrageous Celebrity Demands, inside on page 55, our McKay earrings demanded our attention.

In a section called "Accessory Steals", the McKay earrings were showcased thanks to Ashley Hebert (former Bachelorette) who loves them and showed them off in style. 

McCay Star

If you see Towne & Reese jewelry featured in your favorite magazine, snap a shot and post it on our Facebook page. As much as we love seeing others show off our jewelry,  we also love seeing what magazines you're reading. 

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All About Abbie

Aug 28, 2012 5:36:12 AM

We've already introduced you to Mabry, but now we'd like you to say hello to Abbie—one of our new scarves available in Black and Spice Orange.

With artistic lines in varying sizes, Abbie brings a playful twist to the stripe trend. Plus, we love the two birds perched in just the right places so you can show them off.  

Of course, our scarves go great with all of our jewerly, but this week you'll see how things tie together when you pair them with fun bracelets. See details after the photo. 

Abbie Scarves

 

Bracelets pictured above in order from top to bottom: 

Dagny in Chartreuse, Julie in Black Silver, Kim in Black

Ellie Marie in Green, Ellery in Ivory, Elise in Matte Gold

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Elizabeth: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Aug 20, 2012 4:59:24 AM

Elizabeth Namesake

We’re back with another Q&A in our namesake series, letting our fans in on who the Moms and daughters are behind the names we choose for our jewelry. 

This week, our Mom is Mandi Bell of Charlotte, NC. Mandi is a friend of our Co-Founder, Jessica. She’s also the mother of 3 children, Jake (6), Elizabeth (5 ½), and Merritt (3). Her daughter, Elizabeth, is the name behind our Elizabeth bracelet.  

Here's what she had to say. . .  

How would you describe Elizabeth? Kind hearted and determined

How did you decide on her name? Elizabeth is named after several family members who are special to both my husband and me.

How do you know Jessica? She was one of my first “mommy” friends in Charlotte. We met in a music class with our sons. She has since become a very dear friend of mine.

What do and your family do for fun? Play games, travel and have serious dance parties!

How would you describe your personal style? Ideally, I’d like to either be in my lululemon workout gear or jeans and a T-shirt. Super casual and laid back. With 3 children, I rarely have much time to worry about what I am wearing.

What’s your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I love that it was started by 2 of the most down to earth and kind-hearted women I know. Jessica and Christi are such good people and I love seeing the successes they’ve had. Of course, I love that the name carries so much meaning, as well as the names of each piece. It makes it more fun to grab a pair of earrings or a necklace and know that it has been named after someone special. I also love that each piece is affordable so you don’t have to feel guilty when you are covered in Towne & Reese accessories.

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? A big, bright, chunky necklace that I could throw on to dress up a plain colored T-shirt with jeans and high boots! One that is so versatile that I could either be picking my kids up from school or meeting friends for a drink!

Do you have other ideas for questions we should ask our Moms? If so, leave them in the comments below. And check back for more Q&As like this one. 

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Mad About Mabry

Aug 17, 2012 7:21:17 AM

You may remember us talking about our new addition and very first line of scarves in this post when we were at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in June. We received so much great feedback at the show, we've been anxiously awaiting their arrival and finally—they arrived!

To kick things off, we'd like to introduce you to the Mabry scarf, which goes great with our jewelry! This fun for fall design features a repeating bird pattern with a signature Towne & Reese touch. It comes in bright blue and soft grey, which means there's something for the statement maker and the simple style seeker.  

For more detailed information or to view all of the scarves, see the new Scarves link at the top. 

Mabry

 

Earrings pictured above in order from top to bottom: 

Arden in ClearMara in Smokey QuartzAyla in Orange

Adalaide in Blue*, Coleman in Grey*, Greta in Matte Silver 

 

*Sorry, this color is not currently available online.

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Young House Love Book

This week, when John & Sherry Petersik of YoungHouseLove.com announced their upcoming book available for pre-order on amazon.com, we couldn’t have been more excited! Not only do they run one of our favorite blogs, we also got the pleasure of meeting them when they crashed our office last summer. (See that post on their website here.) While the Petersiks were snapping photos around our office, we fell in love with little Clara and even named a pair of earrings after her. 

With all of the chatter about DIY, design and books, we decided to make a list of the top 10 hardbacks that have inspired us when decorating our homes. After all, homes need their own kind of jewelry—right? Of course, on November 6th, this list will quickly grow to a "Top 11 List" as soon as Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home arrives in our hands! 

Southern Living Style

Good Bones, Great Pieces

Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces

Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions

Design Sponge at Home

Domino: The Book of Decorating

The Nest Home Design Handbook

Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home

Modern Vintage Style

Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors

Do you have any must-have décor books on your bookshelf that we need to know about? If so, leave them in the comments below.  

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Share & Wear Contest

In celebration of our new fall line being in stores and ready to purchase on our website, we’re back with another fan-tastic contest. And this time, there will be 3 winners!

Towne & Reese Facebook fans are eligible to win either the Presley earrings in Spice Orange, the Jillian earrings in Green, or the Brooke earrings in Deep Blue.

It’s easy to enter. Here’s how:

1. On our Facebook page, look for our Share & Wear photo on our wall. If you are not already a fan of ours on Facebook, you must "like" us in order to be eligible. 

2. Comment on the post on our wall and say which of the 3 earrings you'd like to win if your name is chosen. Will it be the Presley? The Jillian? Or the Brooke? 

3. Click on our Share & Wear photo to use the "Share" tool to share our contest photo with your Facebook friends. Feel free to encourage them to enter, too!

Remember, you must be a fan of Towne & Reese on Facebook and you must both comment on the post on our Facebook wall and share our contest photo on Facebook to be eligible.

The contest runs from Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10. We will announce the winners on our Facebook page the week of August 13. Good luck!

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No purchase necessary to win. This contest will run from 8.6.12 - 8.10.12. To be entered, vist facebook.com/towneandreese, "like" our page, comment on our "Share & Wear" photo and share our photo with your Facebook friends. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on our Facebook page the week of August 13.  

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Fisher: A Towne & Reese Namesake

Aug 3, 2012 3:43:24 AM

Fisher Earrings

Family photo courtesy of Taylor Wright Photography. 

You may already know that we name all of our jewelry in honor of the daughter of a friend, but we're starting a new Q&A series on our blog that lets our fans in on who the Moms and daughters are behind the names.

Our first Mom is Heather Glasgow of Nashville, Tennessee. Heather is a dear friend of our Co-Founder, Christi, and the mother of soon-to-be 3-year old Fisher Elise—the name behind our Fisher earrings

Here's what she had to say. . .  

How would you describe Fisher? Full of personality, but laid back at the same time! 

How did you decide on her name? She is named after my paternal grandmother, Katy Fisher Brevard, the most inspiring woman I know!  

What do and your family do for fun? We love to travel, play outside and especially love to swim!

How would you describe your personal style? Natural with a pop of color. I tend to buy clothing that I hope will last for several seasons, so inevitably my clothing tends to be pretty classic, so I try to add color and/or style with jewelry – and usually lots of it!

What’s your favorite thing about Towne & Reese? I absolutely love that you can change any outfit by adding a piece (or 2 or 3 or 4!!) of T&R jewelry. All of the different colors available make it so fun to accessorize! 

If Towne & Reese were to name a piece of jewelry after you, what would it look like? It would definitely be earrings because I rarely leave the house without them! They would be big, gold and have bright color bead(s) or stone(s).  I swear, they would be the Fisher earrings and I’m not just saying that because they are named after my daughter. They fit my style perfectly!!!

Do you have other ideas for questions we should ask our Moms? If so, leave them in the comments below. And check back in a few weeks for more Q&As like this one. 

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Our First Towne & Reese Wedding

Jul 27, 2012 6:02:11 AM

Elissa Wedding

When our Customer Service Manager, Elissa, got engaged, we couldn’t wait to find out about every detail. Since we started our business, she’s the first person in the office to plan a wedding. And since we’re an office full of girls, surrounded by jewelry, we immediately went right to the question everyone wanted to know: what accessories would be perfectly perfect for our girl?

The ceremony is set for September 2 inside a sweet old white church near Charleston, SC and the reception will be at a Charleston-style historic home. Relaxed summer southern evening is the kind of event she had in mind and chose simple navy dresses for her bridesmaids and an elegant, understated gown for herself. Navy, light blue, yellow and grey are the colors she was drawn to, and knowing this—we knew just the accessories to suggest.

For her bridesmaids, it was between the blue Harper necklace or the yellow Lila necklace (shown above). Ultimately, Elissa decided on the Harper necklace because it’s such a standout piece.

As for the bride, she wanted a look that’s both simple and elegant. Although she hasn’t made her final decision just yet, the Chelsea bracelet, Emma earrings, Abigail earrings, Laci necklace and Keaton necklace are all still on the dressing table.

We couldn’t be more excited for Elissa and we’re flattered she chose to incorporate Towne & Reese into her special day. Check back in September and we’ll show you how everything came together. Knowing her, we have no doubt every detail will be beautiful.

*Unfortunately we are sold out of the blue Harper necklace and it has been discontinued. Elissa got her bridesmaids their gifts just in time! Lucky girls. 

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We are thrilled with the season finale of The Bachelorette and want to spread the love by offering our customers (and Emily Maynard fans) a BIG surprise.

This week, when you make a purchase anytime between July 23 to July 26 using this link, you'll be automatically entered to win a package that includes four of Emily Maynard's favorite Towne & Reese pieces! 

The package will include the Brooke earrings, Daisy ring, Harlow necklace (no longer available online!) and Riley bracelet

We will contact the winner on Friday July 27, so be on the lookout. One person will win and it could be you!

There is no purchase necessary to win. To be entered without making a purchase, send your name and email to kbellew@e-dreamz.com. Only one entry per person will count!

Happy shopping!

P.S. If you want to be one of the first to find out about great promotions like this one, make sure you sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our homepage. Our newsletter subscribers get all of the scoop before anyone else. For more information on staying in touch with Towne & Reese, check out this blog post

No purchase necessary. This contest will run from July 23 to midnight, July 26th. To be entered, simply email your name and email address to kbellew@e-dreamz.com. The winner will be selected at random, and will be contacted via email on July 27th

UPDATE

Towne and Reese would like to congratulate Candace McClure- winner of the Bachelorette Finale Contest! Candace has won an Emily’s Favorites package that includes the Brooke earrings, Daisy ring, Harlow necklace and Riley bracelet!

Be sure to check here for future contests, style tips, and all things Towne & Reese! Head to our homepage and sign up for our newsletter, and like our Facebook page for future giveaways. (Hint: our next contest is coming up next week!) 


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The Buzz From Atlanta Market

Jul 20, 2012 7:01:11 AM

Last week we shared photos from our trip to The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and promised to fill you in on what buyers were buzzing about in the Towne & Reese showroom. Here's the scoop....

This fall you will see a lot of bright color. Buyers absolutely loved our yellow Lila necklace. In fact, this statement piece was our number one seller. (The Lila necklace will also come in Grey.)

Lila Necklace

Natural stones will continue to be in style this upcoming season, and customers couldn't keep away from our Pink and Green Poppy necklaces.

Poppy Necklaces

With a great basic teardrop shape, the Brooke earring was also a standout. Since this is an item we offered in our last line that did extremely well in stores, it continued to be one of our most talked about pieces. In addition to Crystal and Mint, we've also added Deep Blue and Deep Green.

Brooke Earrings

Customers were also drawn to our Jillian earrings—especially the orange. (They will also come in Green and Tortoise.)

Jillian-Atlanta Market

Perhaps the most fun we had in our booth was trying on the Camden and Alison necklaces to show buyers how you can wear them two ways: as a longer single strand or doubled around your neck to make a shorter statement piece. The Camden (shown first below) and Alison necklaces are great for getting two styles in one piece. Both come in Gold and Silver. 

Camden Necklace

Alison Necklace

 

Everything you see here (plus so much more) will be available in stores and on our website at the end of this month. 

We hope you are as excited as we are!

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What Emily Wore: Our Complete List

Jul 16, 2012 9:54:50 PM

Emily Maynard wore a lot of fantastic clothing and jewelry on this season of The Bachelorette and we couldn't be more flattered she chose to wear Towne & Reese! Because we have received so many questions regarding what items she wore and when, we put together this complete list below. You can also check out Emily's Favorites on our website and our Pinterest Board

Official Promotion Shoot

Brooke earrings, green  

Daisy turquoise ring  

May 14: Episode 1

Hannah earrings, silver and gold

Finley necklace, gold

Hailey bracelets *No longer available. 

Sally earrings, gold 

May 21:  Episode 2 / Muppets

Sally earrings, gold

May 22: Episode 3 / Individual Dates

Daisy turquoise ring  

Elena ring, coral  *This color is no longer available. Available in Green and Smoky Topaz on 8/1.  

- Sloan ring *No longer available. 

- Holly cuff, gold *No longer available. 

June 4: Episode 5 / Bermuda

Harlow necklace 

June 25: Episode 8 / Prague

Elena ring, green

Daisy turquoise ring  

July 2: Episode 9 / Hometown Dates

- Syd ring, colbalt blue  

July 9: Episode 10 / Final 3

Hannah earrings, gold

Polly earrings, turquoise *Available in Coral and in Deep Blue and Hematite on 8/1.

Riley bracelets 

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Market Scenes from Atlanta, Georgia

Jul 13, 2012 7:42:19 PM

TR Team Atlanta

Towne & Reese is currently at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with exhibitors and from around the globe. This is not only an exciting time to see what buyers think of our latest line, but it's also a time for us to see what's coming to the marketplace and do a little shopping while we're here. Here's a quick peek at a few of our favorite exhibitors . . . 

Fellow Charlottean Bella Tunno showed off their adorable dress up clothes and a diaper bag that would be fantastic for just about any purpose. 

Bella Tunno

We couldn't take our hands off of these stylish reusable pockets and bags from RuMe. The USA bag is the perfect way to go patriotic for the upcoming Olympics. 

RuMe

From the shimmery details of this stemware to the colorful touches added to this throw and pillow, it's no surprise Shiraleah caught our eye.

Shiraleah

Be sure to check back here on the blog next week and we may let you in on what had buyers buzzing about in and around our booth. 

TR Atlanta Booth

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Since Towne & Reese announced its very first line, Co-Founders, Christi Pack (CP) and Jessica Stanfield (JS) are often asked how they went from a dream idea of offering affordable and stylish jewelry to the full-time reality of creating and distributing their line to retailers nationwide. Since there were a few questions even those of us in the office didn’t know the answers to, we decided to put their answers down in a top ten list we could share with the world.

When did you start Towne & Reese?

(CP) I was a sales rep for a handful of lines and called on gift boutiques. I saw firsthand the need for trendy but affordable jewelry. Not to mention, I personally shopped for statement necklaces and earrings and felt like I was spending a small fortune for the pieces I wanted. Jessica and I had previously worked together as Account Executives at an ad agency, and I knew she had the drive and smarts to help get a business like this off the ground and a personality that would make it fun!

(JS) I was still working in advertising but knew I was ready for a change. Christi called me on September 25, 2009 on my way home from getting Reese’s first hair cut and told me about her idea. I thought it was brilliant because I love jewelry but hated spending so much money on trends that would only last one season. I always admired Christi’s impeccable taste, so I knew anything she designed would be fabulous! She asked if I was up for seeing if we could make it work as a business and without hesitation, I said “yes!” 

How did you come up with the name?

(CP) Jessica came up with the name and it was perfect!

(JS) During one of our midnight work sessions, we realized we needed a name for the company. We threw out a couple of ideas that were worthless and said we’d think about it more the next day when we were fresh. The next morning it hit me: we should use the girls’ names. I called Christi and suggested “Towne & Reese” and that was that.

What past experiences have helped you make Towne & Reese successful?

(JS)  Since high school when I interned for a neighbor’s small PR firm, I’ve always had an interest and passion for marketing, business and entrepreneurship. After college, and several years of experience in larger advertising agencies, I accepted a job as the second employee of a start-up ad agency. Over nine years I helped them grow from a small business with a handful of employees into mid-sized, national agency. As a part of the management team, I saw all of the ups and downs of running a company. I loved it—but it made me want to do it on my own and be the person making the final decisions. I think both Christi and I’s backgrounds in marketing have been invaluable in helping us creating our brand. 

(CP)  I have always needed a creative outlet and have been interested in fashion and interior design since I can remember. But that was always a hobby for me. My schooling was in marketing and management. When I graduated from college, I pursued a career in advertising and learned the importance of building a brand. I knew that I ultimately wanted to do my own thing and always dreamed of what that would turn into one day. Towne & Reese has given me the opportunity to combine all of my interests and has been an amazing journey that I’m so thankful for. 

How would you describe your partnership as Co-Founders and Co-Owners?

(JS)  Christi and I have worked really hard for all that we have and we’ve also had some lucky breaks along the way. What I think we knew at some level—but didn’t fully realize the importance of when we began the business—is that we have a mutual work ethic and respect for the other one’s talent. We are both incredibility driven and are always thinking, working on an idea, but on our own schedules. We also have very clear lines drawn for our responsibilities based on our talents and we really respect those. We never waste time trying to do the other one’s job. Of course, we both give input on the other one’s decisions, but we trust each implicitly and never question each other’s judgment. I believe this is the key to our success.

(CP) We have a wonderful partnership that we’re both so grateful for. When we first started we were friends but now we (and our families) are best friends. We have different strengths that honestly work out perfectly for the partnership and make the division of roles and responsibilities pretty easy. We respect each other’s strengths 100% and make a great team!

What question are you asked the most about Towne & Reese?

(CP) I get asked about my day a lot. Do I go into the office very much? Do I work from home?, etc. The answer to that is: we are in the office every day going 100 mph. We have to-do lists that multiply as soon as one thing is checked off. There is so much that is fun about what we do – I mean, we work with jewelry in an office full of fun girls, what more could a woman ask for? But we work really hard and spend a lot of hours on our computers in the office and after the kids go to sleep to make it all happen. 

(JS) Since Emily Maynard has been wearing so much our jewelry on this season’s The Bachelorette, lately I get the most questions about her. I will say, we have met with Emily on a few occasions. She is incredibly down-to-earth, gracious and beautiful. However, I can assure you we do not have the inside scoop on the show or who she will choose! We also get asked about balancing our work life and family life. I wish we had the perfect answer to that question but it is a constant struggle and balancing act. I think we are both extremely fortunate to have a career we love, children we adore and very supportive spouses and support systems but it is never easy.  I always say that the “perfect balance” is the one that drives you the least crazy and makes you the happiest but it will never be perfect! 

Where do you find inspiration for creating new lines?

(CP)  I look at everything differently now. I’m constantly on the hunt for inspiration. I definitely check out all the fashion and celebrity magazines and blogs, walk the jewelry counter in every store I visit and of course, study the season trends. Jessica and I also go to flea markets throughout the year where we find inspiration from everything vintage.  I also pay attention to what other people wear and how they express themselves. There are ideas everywhere.

(JS)  Yes, everywhere! We get a lot of inspiration from watching the seasonal trends, fashion magazines and clothing designers we admire, but we also get inspiration from personal pieces we love. We designed a bracelet two seasons ago that was inspired by a bracelet my mother-in-law received from her grandmother. Christi is the guru of all design and aesthetics for Towne & Reese, so that is really her area of expertise. But when I do give my input, I think I bring a slightly different perspective. I LOVE color – turquoise, coral, green, yellow, etc. and am probably a bit more traditional and less edgy than she is. We are a good balance. 

What’s the process you go through to name your jewelry?

(CP) We name all of our pieces for our friends’ daughters. We compile all of the new names each season, think about the personality and style of the child and the mother, and pick out a name for each piece.

(JS) It has been great fun to honor our friends in this way and they love being able to wear a piece of jewelry named just for their daughter. Although we will probably need to make some new pregnant friends as we continue the business!  

Do you have plans to expand to other markets or open a storefront?

(JS)  We have always been dedicated to growing in a smart way and not too quickly.  Our retailers are the reason for our success so we will continue to look for like-minded retailers to help continue our growth. We are lucky to have many great retailers here in Charlotte that have large, beautiful Towne & Reese displays, so we have never seen a need for that. 

(CP) We would love to continue to grow the brand but through our retailers. We don’t have any plans to open a storefront. Our retailers have been so supportive and have helped us get to where we are today.

When you wear jewelry, is it always Towne & Reese or do you have any other favorites?

(JS) After six seasons, my closet is so packed with Towne & Reese jewelry I don’t think I could fit anything else in there! Since we started, we have created so many different kinds of pieces, I don’t really think about wearing anything other than our jewelry. Of course, I mix in sentimental pieces of jewelry like the earrings my husband gave me when Robert was born and the necklace from Reese’s birth.

(CP) With two releases a year, we have lots of jewelry to choose from that always feel new and different, so I only wear Towne & Reese; with the exception of two bracelets I wear every day—one has a “T” charm for my daughter, Towne, and the other has a “W” charm for my son, Weston.

Where do you see Towne & Reese in 5 years?

(CP) Wow, that’s a tough question. I didn’t think we would be here 3 years ago. I do know that we will stay true to the brand and ourselves and continue to offer trendy but affordable accessories. We love what we do and will continue to work hard to keep it fresh and to deliver what customers want – and we’ll see where that takes us in five years.

(JS)  I don’t know where we will be in five years but hopefully continuing our expansion with retailers who appreciate what we have to offer. One thing I do know is that we’ll keep doing this as long as we are having fun, running a viable business and providing trendy but affordable jewelry. If we can’t do those three things, we’d probably stop but I don’t see that happening!  

Do you have a question for Christi and Jessica? If so, leave it in the comments section below and we'll do our best to answer it as soon as we can. 

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Star Spangled Snapshots

Jul 5, 2012 7:41:49 PM

There’s something about the fourth of July that makes us overcome with nostalgia for good old-fashioned family fun.

Yesterday, everyone at Towne & Reese spent their holiday doing just that. From the beach to the backyard, the lake to the local yogurt shop—no matter where we all were, each of us had a fantastic day relaxing and having fun with our nearest and dearest. 

We hope you also enjoyed a safe and happy fourth!

T&R Fourth Of July

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Get The Scoop On Towne & Reese

Jul 3, 2012 5:42:39 PM

You may already follow Towne & Reese on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, but did you know you can also be one of the first to find out about stylish news like fresh accessories and great promotions before anyone else?

At the bottom of our homepage, you’ll see Newsletter Signup:

Newsletter Signup

Just type in your email address and you’ll be added to our exclusive list!

We send out our newsletter twice a month, so we’ll never flood your in-box—but promise to fill you in on the latest scoop.

Happy shopping!

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Maybe it’s the heat wave we’re having in Charlotte, but we’ve been thinking a lot about summer and what things we’re digging to have on hand when it’s time to hit the pool or the beach—whichever is closer.

So we put together a list of seven items those of us around the office have recently picked up to be prepared for the summer season.

Summer Faves

 

1. A perfect book for daydreaming and discussion, This Book Is About Travel Author, Andrew Hyde, spent 20 months visiting 15 different countries writing about the kind of travel that will make you want to pack your bags and just go.   

2. Block out the sun’s rays and cover up the shine at the same time? Yes, please. This Anti-Aging Instant Mineral SPF 45 is a great item to put on before you leave the house and throw in your beach bag to reapply throughout the day.

3. We have a crush on this affordable Colorblock Clutch and think it’s perfect for toting along the essentials you need for lazy yet stylish days in the sun.

4. If you’re going to take a cooler along, it might as well have the look of a great bag and be insulated enough to keep your drinks cold. That’s why we love this Fooled You Beach Cooler.

5. Water bottles have come a long way in recent years, and this Metal Water Bottle is no exception. It comes in four bright summer colors with a trefoil design and is BPA-free.

6. Snacks are a staple for summer afternoons. These Bamboo Nesting Bowls are a great size and have just the right amount of detail around the rim to be festive and fun.

7.  TKEES claim to be cosmetics for your feet. And we couldn’t agree more. They’re light, they’re bright and they come in enough colors for you and all of your friends to have a different pair.

What new things have you picked up for summer? Let us know in the comments section below.  

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Get Wrapped Up In Towne & Reese

Jun 26, 2012 6:51:56 PM

Last week, we shared photos from the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. In addition to our new jewelry for fall, did you notice anything else new from our market showroom?

Dallas Showroom

If you look closely on the right, you’ll see our latest bundle of joy—something we revealed at market and can’t keep under wraps any longer. We’ve added scarves to our line of affordable trend-setting accessories! And we couldn’t be more excited to share the news!   

Let's take a closer look at a few of the most talked about patterns . . . 

A fan favorite was the bold tribal design of our Karsyn scarf.

Karsyn ScarfThe artistic paint-drip lines of the Tucker scarf (shown in Brown/Aqua) had people trying them on in different ways to show off the various hues. 

Tucker ScarfThe scarf that got the most attention was Ali. With its subtle pink ribbon design, it was created in honor and memory of those who have fought the battle of breast cancer. 20% of the proceeds from this scarf will be donated to breast cancer research.

Ali ScarfOf course, this is just a sample of scarves to come. But you don’t have to wait much longer. The entire line will be available in stores and on our website in late July!

So what do you think? Are you ready to wrap yourself up for fall? 

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Market Scenes From Dallas, Texas

Jun 22, 2012 4:06:45 PM

Towne & Reese Co-Founders Christi and Jessica traveled to Texas this week for the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. We asked them to take a few photos of upcoming trends and things buyers were buzzing about. It's the first of eight Markets and Gift Shows they'll attend this summer, so stay tuned for what they discover in other cities around the country. Here are a few photos from what they had to share from the Big D: 

We are obsessed with the StudioOh! line:

How cute are these mini recipe boxes with lots of champage cocktail recipes?

They have them for so many things like mac-n-cheese and even bacon!

Check out these cute tags for all of your baked goods!

And these adorable cake toppers:

Byrd's Famous Cookies!

Byrd's Cookies were right across from us in the showroom, so I had my fair share.

They're delicious! And so cute!

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With the summer travel season upon us, we thought we'd share our tips for traveling with jewelry and keeping your jewels looking as good as new.

Wear It or Carry It   Although your purse or travel bag may be filled with a lot of extra vacation must-haves, like magazines and snacks, we recommend you find a spot in your bag to fit your jewelry in, too—especially if you are flying.

Clearly Organized  If you’re looking for a great way to keep your jewelry in order, individual, air-tight plastic jewelry baggies are best. That way, you can see what you have and still be able to throw it all in a jewelry bag without worrying about things ever getting tangled.

Looks As Dry As New  Moisture such as lotions, liquids and sweat will all interact with the finish on your jewelry. So when you’re getting dressed, avoid the tarnishing process by putting on your jewelry last. If you want to clean any of your Towne & Reese jewelry, it’s best to use a dry tissue or clean cloth.

Be Stylish & Safe  When you’re staying in a hotel, put your jewelry in the in-room safe. If there isn’t one, don’t be shy—ask the front desk to hold it at the hotel safe. It’s tempting to want to wear your jewelry to the pool, but you’ll enjoy it much longer if you just keep it in your room.

Have a jewelry travel tip to share? Leave us a note in the comments below.

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Happy Father's Day

Jun 15, 2012 7:42:24 PM

Towne & Reese is led by two Moms, but we couldn’t do all that we do without the love and support from our husbands, who just so happen to also be incredible fathers to our children. Thank you for everything, Barrett and Taylor!

We love you, 

Christi, Towne and Weston

Jessica, Reese and Robert

Fathers Day

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Sydney Shines In People StyleWatch

Jun 12, 2012 6:34:27 AM

Flip through the pages of the July 2012 People StyleWatch and you’ll see our Sydney Necklace featured in a special section on Charity Finds.

Together with BALBOA Jewelry, the bright glass stones that surround the Sydney Necklace were strung in colorful memory of Sydney Boone Gaylord. Sydney was one of the founders of BALBOA Jewelry, and a mother to three children who lost her battle to cancer. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this necklace go to KinderMourn, a non-profit organization in Charlotte, NC that serves the needs of those grieving the death of a child or parent.

Since we added the Sydney Necklace to our line, BALBOA and Towne & Reese have donated more than $8,500 to the charity. It’s our hope these donations will help families like Sydney’s manage the loss of a loved one.

Sydney People StyleWatch

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Which Piece Will You Fall For?

Jun 8, 2012 7:28:27 AM

Last week we gave you a sneak peek at our upcoming fall 2012 collection and promised to come back with an even bigger look at what's to come. So here it is: a view of some of the colorful gemstones, exotic shapes, and surprising statement pieces that you'll see in retail locations and on our website in late July.  

There's so much more we can't wait to show you, but for now we want to know: what do you see that gets you excited for accessorizing this fall?

Fall 2012 Peek

Top left to right: Cori Ring, shown in Titanium.  |  Jacqueline Necklace, shown in Tonal Greys.  |  Emma Earrings, shown in Clear. | Jillian Earrings, shown in Orange.  

Bottom left to right: Ellie Marie Bracelets, shown in Black, Spice Orange and Green.  |  Cailyn Earrings, shown in Shiny Gold/Black.  |  Makenzi Ring, shown in in Matte Gold.  |  Poppy Necklace, shown in Pink and Green. 

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Before Pinterest, we had hundreds of bookmarks and piles of tear-outs from magazines. Since “pinning” is much more organized and frankly, a lot more fun—we’re hooked! This week, we’re featuring one of our latest Pinterest Boards: Emily Maynard’s Towne & Reese Faves. Now you can see all of the jewels this season’s Bachelorette has worn all in one place. Including the Harlow necklace Emily wore in last night's episode (seen below.) Of course, if you’re already on Pinterest, you can follow all of our boards by clicking here. Or get started with your own Pinterest account by requesting an invite. (But don’t say we didn’t warn you. It’s addictive!) We’ll make sure to let you know when we add more boards so follow right here on the blog.

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Sneak Peek: Our New Fall 2012 Line

Jun 1, 2012 4:04:46 PM

Each season we get more and more excited about our new jewelry lines, and this fall is no exception. Take a look at one of our latest standout pieces: our new Lila necklace, in stores in late July. A layering of deep yellow beads makes a sunny and stylish statement that will look great with your favorite t-shirt or add a pop of color to any outfit. We’ll give you a bigger look at our fall 2012 line next week, so stay tuned!

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Brimfield Was Brimming With Inspiration

May 29, 2012 4:16:51 PM

About an hour west of Boston is Brimfield, Massachusetts- a rural New England town home to 3,000 residents. But a few times a year, it's also home to the country's largest outdoor antiques show, drawing more than 250,000 visitors and 5,000 dealers. Towne & Reese Co-Founders, Christi & Jessica, took a quick trip up to see what could inspire ideas for the Spring 2013 collection and found a little inspiration for the home, too.

We know the best flea-market spots come from word of mouth, so tell us: where have you been that we must explore?

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Two Girls. Tutu Cute.

May 25, 2012 3:18:47 PM

This was a big weekend for two little girls, Towne and Reese. Towne took the stage in her very first dance recital and Reese was ready to sashay for the second year. 

Watching them practice (which mainly consists of watching themselves dance silly in the mirror) brings back lots of memories of strapping on dance shoes and that nervous fun feeling that comes from stepping out on stage. We couldn't be more proud.

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On March 17, the streets of downtown Charlotte were a sea of green for St. Patrick’s Day. But inside the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, a group of us from Towne & Reese waited in line to catch a glimpse of a rainbow. A rainbow connection, that is.

That’s right—we had tickets to a LIVE taping of The Bachelorette, with a special appearance by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy! We’re not sure who was more excited, the adults or the kids. Check out Ricky in the audience and Reese next to her brother, Robert, who made it on TV!


But as soon as we saw Chris Harrison take the stage and welcome us to the show, it was clear that we were all going to have a good time.

While we weren’t allowed to take photos during the taping, we could have them between set changes. But the event wasn’t all for show, it also raised $20,000 for The Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care at Levine Children’s Hospital, named in honor of Emily’s daughter Ricky and her late father. As the only Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit in our region, treating critically ill and injured children, it’s a cause close to Emily’s heart. For more information, click here

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Blogs

May 18, 2012 2:38:20 PM

There’s just something about reading a blog that completely makes our day. Here are a few of our favorites:

Interior Design We absolutely love this Mom and designer, Erika from Urban Grace Interiors. Her Pinterest boards are so inspiring and get us all giddy for interior design.

DIY Just as we prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to exude great style, Young House Love offers a peek into their daily life at home, giving fantastic ideas on how to do just about anything yourself. (Plus, we’ve met them in person and they couldn’t be sweeter.)

Personal Style You know when you’re standing in front of your closet and can’t decide what to wear? Professional style blogger, Jessica Quirk, shows how to incorporate bargain buys, vintage finds and investment pieces on her blog, What I Wore.

Celebrity Style Dana Weiss, also known as Possessionista, is the sassy, go-to blogger for finding details on where to find styles seen on celebs and TV stars. She definitely has her finger on the pulse of fashion and the remote.

Of course, this short list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of great blogs out there. If there’s a link you think we should bookmark, let us know in the comments section below. 

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25 Bachelors. Our Top 5.

May 15, 2012 9:17:42 PM

Emily stepped out in style on last night's premiere episode, and we couldn't be more excited to see her wearing our Finley Necklace that makes a subtle statement of LOVE.

As for the bachelors, we thought they looked pretty fantastic, too. Here are our predictions for which ones we think will win Emily's heart and be one of the last 5 holding a rose.

Photos from ABC.com The Bachelorette. Tune in Mondays 9/8c.

Arie Not only is he pretty cute and down to earth, but since he’s a racecar driver, it may be natural for Emily to feel a connection. 

Chris – Just like the bobble head gifts he brought Emily, we wobbled on our first impression of Chris, but decided his thoughtfulness is what makes him a doll. 

Doug – This single dad from Washington won our hearts. Or maybe we should say his son’s letter to Emily is what made him a standout selection. 

Joe – He’s from the South and wears cowboy boots, but knows how to get dressed up for a night out. We like that. 

Ryan – This Georgia boy made our list as soon as we saw him at the gym. Once we saw he was working in the gym with kids, we melted.

To read more about all of the bachelors, visit ABC.com here.  

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Are you ready for Monday night? We can't wait to root on our hometown girl, Emily Maynard. In fact, we've put together a list of some of our TV watching favorites for getting cozy and setting the mood. Click each photo for its source. 

click map Brahms Mount Herringbone Throw Party Popcorn Pom Pom Throw Capri Blue Mercury Glass Jar Candle Ben & Jerry’s Appley Ever After Tropical Love Bites Marimekko Napkins Wasabi Peas Izze Beverages Kim Crawford Wine Mustache Stemless Wine Glasses Macaroons Tiago Light Blue Bowl

Posted in The Bachelorette By Christi Pack

Dear Mother's Day Fairy

May 5, 2012 5:00:00 AM

Everyone knows the best gifts in life for Mom, money can't buy. But that doesn't stop us from wishing for one of these gems that caught our eye. *wink wink* 

Click on each image for its source. 

click map Tiered Brass Pendant Shade TKEES Flip Flops Flamenco Print Emi-Jay Hair Ties JBrand Jeans Good Luck Horseshoe Gold Flatware Marquee Alphabet Light Felix Weekender Duffle

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Wonder Woman!

May 1, 2012 5:00:00 AM

Play Wonder Woman with the Double-Cuff look, like this one from Sterling Style. Double up on pieces like our Holly or Zandie Cuffs & set your inner fashion  superhero free!

click map Zandie Bracelet Holly Bracelet

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Loving Tone on Tone

Apr 30, 2012 5:00:00 AM

Keep it neutral this Spring & try tone-on-tone! Add in different metals, organic pieces with natural stone & of course leather to add trendsetting texture to your outfit. 

click map Leila Earrings Maybelle Earrings Ruby Necklace Shelby Bracelet Talia Bracelet Flannery Necklace

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On This Gloomy Day...

Apr 19, 2012 3:44:49 PM

We came across this beautiful image on this gloomy day in Charlotte & had to share these gorgeous colors with you. Hope it brightens your day! Happy Spring everyone!

Posted in T&R Inspiration By Christi Pack

Emily Maynard Pops by for a Visit

Apr 17, 2012 7:49:00 PM

Emily Visits

We were thrilled when Emily Maynard, the next Bachelorette came by to shop for some fun accessories from our new Spring collection to style her already chic look on and off screen. Thanks for coming by Emily & always being so supportive of your hometown Charlotte! We wish her the best of luck!

Emily picking out her favorite ring! The Willa Ring in raspberry!

Emily with the amazing team at Towne & Reese!

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Day to Night with a Quick Jewelry Swap

Apr 10, 2012 2:54:24 PM

We love this burst of citrusy sunshine from DVF we found on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/towneandreese/t-r-style/. We have just the thing for it to create fun day & evening looks for Spring. 
DVF Girl

Throw on gold flip flops, our Polly stud earrings, some Riley beaded wrap bracelets & the vibrant Sydney necklace for a casual daytime look that really pops. DVF Yellow

Treat yourself to a Spring pedi & burst out those fun wedges you've been saving or a strappy heel. Then get ready to WOW with our gold Holly cuff bracelet, Harlow bib necklace, the Ivory Sloan ring & the Fabienne chandeliersDVF Gold

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Congratulations Jessica & Christi

Mar 8, 2012 6:45:00 PM

Smarty Pants Award

Our founders Jessica Stanfield & Christi Pack won the Charlotte Smarty Pants "Best Smarty Mompreneur" Award for excellence in balancing two very important full time jobs...being moms and entrepreneurs!! Thank you so much Charlotte Smarty Pants' fans for voting and congratulations Jessica & Christi!

Click here for more details.

Posted in T&R News By Jessica Stanfield