Black Friday Weekend SALE!

As many of you may know, I am a fashion merchandiser/entrepreneur/direct sales small business owner through a jewelry company; named Chloe + Isabel. Through-out the last year of this adventure I have learned a lot about myself; I hate asking for sales! YET, when the deals are as good as they are, it really is just idiotic not to share. This #BLackFridayweekendSale is just too good for you to miss out. In honor of  #SmallBusinessSaturday, I am requesting that you show your support for this small business owner/mama/designer/student/entrepreneur/fashionista! GO now and shop my e-boutique. Click on any picture below to be directed to my website and reap the savings. Any purchase over $100, is rewarded with FREE shipping and will be entered in my holiday drawing to win a piece from our NEW December Capsule collection!!!

Crystal Square Drop Earrings - $19

Crystal Square Drop Earrings – $19

Jardins du Trocadéro Statement Bracelet $47

Jardins du Trocadéro Statement Bracelet
$47

Jardins du Trocadéro Two-Row Necklace $47

Jardins du Trocadéro Two-Row Necklace
$47

Jardins du Trocadéro Long Pendant $61

Jardins du Trocadéro Long Pendant
$61

Jardins du Trocadéro Post Drop Earrings $28

Jardins du Trocadéro Post Drop Earrings
$28

Pavé North South Ring $33

Pavé North South Ring
$33

Beau Monde Stud Earrings $16

Beau Monde Stud Earrings
$16

Beau Monde Statement Necklace $94

Beau Monde Statement Necklace
$94

Beau Monde Leather Wrap Bracelet $28

Beau Monde Leather Wrap Bracelet
$28

Beau Monde Long Pendant Necklace $61

Beau Monde Long Pendant Necklace
$61

Beau Monde Statement Bracelet $47

Beau Monde Statement Bracelet
$47

Beau Monde Drop Earrings $26

Beau Monde Drop Earrings
$26

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Necklace $34

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Necklace
$34

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Earrings $16

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Earrings
$16

Cushion-Cut Cocktail Ring $25

Cushion-Cut Cocktail Ring
$25

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Necklace $40

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Necklace
$40

Crystal Brûlée Ball Drop Earrings $22

Crystal Brûlée Ball Drop Earrings
$22

Crystal Brûlée Stone Stretch Bracelet $47

Crystal Brûlée Stone Stretch Bracelet
$47

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Necklace $40

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Necklace
$40

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Bracelet $33

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Bracelet
$33

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Earrings $19

Retro Glam Square-Cut Crystal Earrings
$19

Cushion-Cut Cocktail Ring $29

Cushion-Cut Cocktail Ring
$29

Retro Glam Square-Cut 3 Layer Necklace $89

Retro Glam Square-Cut 3 Layer Necklace
$89

Pavé Hexagon Stud Earrings $16

Pavé Hexagon Stud Earrings
$16

STARBURST + SEED PEARL LONG PENDANT $40

STARBURST + SEED PEARL LONG PENDANT
$40

Pavé Ball Stud Earrings $19

Pavé Ball Stud Earrings
$19

Pavé Ball Sliding Pendant Necklace $19

Pavé Ball Sliding Pendant Necklace
$19

Morningtide East-West Pendant Necklace $36

Morningtide East-West Pendant Necklace
$36

Morningtide Drop Earrings $23

Morningtide Drop Earrings
$23

Crystal Hair Pin Duo $15

Crystal Hair Pin Duo
$15

Heirloom Pearl Stud Earrings $19

Heirloom Pearl Stud Earrings
$19

Shoreside Vintage Cocktail Ring $33

Shoreside Vintage Cocktail Ring
$33

Statement V-Collar Necklace $61

Statement V-Collar Necklace
$61

Art Deco Starburst Earrings $26

Art Deco Starburst Earrings
$26

Trésors Birdwatching Binoculars Charm $22

Trésors Birdwatching Binoculars Charm
$22

Art Deco Trapeze Earrings $29

Art Deco Trapeze Earrings
$29

Art Deco Chain Swag Statement Necklace $96

Art Deco Chain Swag Statement Necklace
$96

Multi-Strand Signature Torsade Necklace $112

Multi-Strand Signature Torsade Necklace
$112

Crystal Brûlée Sparkle Bracelet $40

Crystal Brûlée Sparkle Bracelet
$40

Multi-Strand Signature Torsade Necklace $131

Multi-Strand Signature Torsade Necklace
$131

Morningtide Convertible Collar Necklace $96

Morningtide Convertible Collar Necklace
$96

Tangier Deco Statement Ring $33

Tangier Deco Statement Ring $33

Morningtide Long Pendant Necklace $54

Morningtide Long Pendant Necklace $54

Jardins du Trocadéro Statement Ring $33

Jardins du Trocadéro Statement Ring $33

Jardins du Trocadero Statement Ring $28

Jardins du Trocadero Statement Ring
$28

Seascape Leather Wrap Bracelet $33

Seascape Leather Wrap Bracelet $33

Papillon Nocturne Statement Necklace-$70

Papillon Nocturne Statement Necklace-$70

Hurry, this sale ends Sunday, 11/30/2015 at 11:59PM EST

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Your patronage is very much appreciated!!

Xo

-Simone Shaw

Fashion Merchandiser/Small Business Owner/ Fashion Designer/ Mama to Orion

Family vs. Employer

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Since I can fondly remember, writing has always allowed me to escape the incessant chatter that runs rampant in my mind. These days it seems that this chatter decided it needed to break FREE from thy mind and flow out through thy lips. Although it hasn’t gotten me into trouble, I am well aware that my patience is running thin within the realms of parenthood. My loving, compassionate, creative, genius of a child is having difficulties in transitioning through-out his daily life. In relation to this, I am needing to focus all my energy on nurturing these qualms. This didn’t sit well with my newly acquired employer, and I was faced with a choice I have never really had to face as an adult; family vs. employer. The decision was decided even before the question was asked, because I have learned in life that there are certain things you never compromise, and family is at the top of that list! Although I know I made the right decision, it was still a tough decision, and I would be a liar if I said I didn’t feel a bit of frustration at first towards my son. Yet, I then felt immediately remorseful knowing that his little being is going through such turmoil.

The toughest part of being a parent for me is not being able to make everything okay for my child, not being able to fix his problems for him. The feeling of being helpless, or not being able to provide a quick remedy to his pain. Although, we are taking it day by day and allowing for the Lord to work through us, there are times where I get really upset with God. It has been a long way away from home for me, as I grew up in the church; my father (foster) is a minister and my biological family are fairly religious and went to church on Sundays, so I have known more about the bible than about the history of the United States since I was a young child. I have been a follower for as far back as I can remember, which is pretty far back if you’re like me and remember your birth! So, my immediate reaction was to turn to my church community, I am very fortunate to have such a loving, caring, compassionate, resourceful community at that. We have been blessed with the opportunity to have a healing prayer with our pastor and children’s director, which I found very helpful and allowed for my son to be honest about certain feelings that he wasn’t comfortable sharing with me. Our bond has been strengthened by this and what I feared was plaguing him, was affirmed through his lips. We are also seeking counseling through a family mental health specialist, as we can’t do it on our own.

Throughout this journey, I also have been affirmed that my choice to be a strong advocate towards providing boundaries with the time spent with his father are well warranted. Although in the past I have made exceptions, those have come at a cost to my son’s well being and my job in this world is to provide my child with love, safety, security, consistency, and guidance. There isn’t any other job worth having if this one isn’t done whole heartedly, correctly, with humility and patience. The Lord has sworn to me that, ‘…he heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 and “…Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.” Psalm 62:12

Xoxo

Simone Shaw

Dieppa Restrepo

Every now and then I stumble upon a designer that not only do I love their aesthetic appeal, but I am inspired as well. I found this when I saw upon an acquaintances feet, Mason Martin Margiela. As much of a fan as I am for Mr. Margiela’s show wear, I was instantly transported to a scene from the Dieppa Restrepo Spring 2013 line. dieppa_restrepo dieppa_restrepo2 dieppa_restrepo3 dieppa_restrepo4 dieppa_restrepo5 dieppa_restrepo6 dieppa_restrepo7 dieppa_restrepo8 dieppa_restrepo9 dieppa_restrepo10 dieppa_restrepo11 dieppa_restrepo12 dieppa_restrepo13 dieppa_restrepo14

 

XO

-Simone

Hot Summer Nights
The last two nights have been extremely hot, which is a blessing and a curse in Seattle. A blessing because we haven’t had good summer weather in so long, and a curse because I’m pretty sure my body is literally in shock from the drastic change in weather . It becomes difficult to function when you’re wearing a wool sweater one day and immediately within the next 12 hours you find yourself in a tank top and shorts, sweating profusely. So, in honor of this bi-polar weather I have created a look that will withstand the rapid change of elements. I definitely would wear this look out on the town with the girls, quite possibly on a 5th date night (yet, the way my love life is these days, I haven’t even had a 2nd date night in over a year!) <—That is for another blog post! Where would you wear this look? Shop the necklace on my online boutique at http://www.candibling.com item number N227; Retro Glam Square-Cut 3 Layer Necklace $128
Xo
-Simone

Hot Summer Nights