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Monday, October 14, 2013

We Love

HarpersLove is a very social brand and we believe in sharing our inspirations across any platform that our customers are on. Take a look at us on these social media sites and get to know us. We are all about discovery so if you have great content, please share and tag us along on your own discovery journey.

Here is what you will see from us!

Sunday is all about the Home - Get Inspiration on Home Design ideas

Monday is about Food and Recipes to make dinner that week more exciting

Tuesday we celebrate the Bride. She is in the middle of one of the most artistic and inspirational journey possible.

Wednesday we celebrate Moms and all things Kids. We get it!

Thursday is get away day and explore new sites, sounds and adventures

Friday is our fabulous Fashion Friday

Join us via Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and of course follow our blog

Happy Inspirations!

Michelle

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we want to support organizations and all the survivors who are joining in the fight against this disease. During the month of October, we will donate 10% of all purchases made on HarpersLove.com to the organizations below. Our friends at MakeUp Therapy and Airelle are also joining this campaign and have special programs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more about them visit the websites below.

Marys Place By The Sea: https://www.marysplacebythesea.org/pages/AboutUs

Breast Cancer Research Foundation: http://www.bcrfcure.org 

Design with Pink In Mind and remember, Pink is the new Black!

 

 

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Cobalt Blue Style

Cobalt Blue is a hot color this fall. Get inspired to design gemstone earrings with this beautiful blue gemstone color or add some blue stones to your pendant design. We love exploring Pinterest and finding these great items by great classic brands and new brands as well. Check out these links below and/or research these brands. Some products were offered on HauteLook recently and may no longer be available.

Nails - http://www.sephora.com/la-laque-couture-nail-lacquer-P375705?skuId=1454040

Shoes - Michael Antonio Kambria Platform Heel

Bag - Halston Brandi Bag

Jeans –http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/goldsign-skinny-jean-item-10248330.aspx

Dress – Top Shop - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/467952217501587422/

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back to Work

It is that time of the year again. Moms are doing the happy dance, kids are starting new adventures and the weather is gorgeous! Yup, school is back in session and we at HarpersLove are getting our groove back on too! We are working on some new ideas for the upcoming holiday season and trying to raise a few dollars to move HarpersLove forward. All small businesses seem to struggle with marketing and getting the word out so we are no different. Our goal is to grab awareness and hopefully results will show this holiday. In the meantime, please help us by sharing our mission with friends and family. We are experimenting with crowdfunding and you can check out our attempt at Indiegogo.

In addition, check out our latest interview by Sylvia Browder. She explores women and entreprenuership on her blog and I was interviewed about my personal experience.

We are back on for our fashion Fridays so follow us on Pinterest to see our latest outfits come together. We love fashion!

Happy Back to School Week!

Michelle

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Styled by HarpersLove

We are getting ready for the fall and taking this popular look and making it a bit more sophisticated. 

Jean Shirt, Red Jeans by JCrew, Bangles at Bloomindales, Shoes by Michael Antonio, Bag by Louis Vuitton, HarpersLove customizable pendants, horseshoe and wishbone.

 

For more Styled Events, follow us out on Pinterest.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Launching a Business and Being a Full Time Mommy

Last Friday, I had an opportunity to be interviewed on FoxNewsLive about the role of Mommy-Prenuer. This is a term I call myself because it best explains how my time is spent every day; raising young children and still launching/ramping up a young business.

See Video Here: http://magazine.foxnews.com/at-home/jewelry-ceo-michelle-mullman-being-mommy-preneuer

After I left the corporate world at the end of 2011, I made a decision to pursue an idea that I had. I did not know it then, but what I was doing was Leaning In on both fronts; family and career. A year and half later, my children and I have formed an amazing relationship and my family life, although hectic, feels calm and blissful. My career continues to take twists and turns and I have enjoyed putting myself out there and being uncomfortable, scared, creative, energetic and completely emotional.

 The truth is every day I am learning about what next steps to take and what ways to improve my business and my children’s lives. I have met so many other women who are in the throws of this balance and have approached it uniquely. These women continue to be my supporters and have been an amazing source of energy for me.

 My dreams for HarpersLove live on and I continue to take baby steps to make it a reality. I do not have the luxury of loads of venture capital funding and time to do what others can do when launching a business. Perhaps that is why HarpersLove will be a different kind of success and it will come with time.

 I was asked recently for advice on getting started as a mommy-prenuer.

  • Make sure your business idea is something you are passionate about because you will need that passion to keep you going
  • Write the idea down including how you will market it, who your customers will be and what the operations will look like
  • Share this idea with friends and family – verbally pitch it. Get feedback + make sure it makes sense to you.
  • Once you have nailed down an idea – pursue it – research the competition and what they are doing. Figure out the mechanics.
  • Every couple months, keep returning to your written idea and start putting together a formal business plan.
  • During this time, figure out how much time you can devote to this every day. 1 hour – 2 hours consistently each day will take you far. Be consistent!

 If you have a great story to share about how you or someone you know launched a business while raising a family, please share. What tips can you add?

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Promotions and In the News June 2013

This June we have been busy working on getting the HarpersLove brand out there. We know we have something great and like any young company, our challenge is simply getting people to our website. I wanted to share events / blogs that have showcased our product in the last month. Check them out!

$65 for Small Silver Wishbone or New Horseshoe Pendant

We are excited to partner with HalfOffDeals again for a great price for our small wishbone or horseshoe pendant. Check out the details.

Wishbone Pendant

Horseshoe Pendant

Must Have Summer Jewelry Giveaway

http://thecelebritycafe.com/contests/must-have-summer-jewelry-harperslove

CONTEST OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF CONTINENTAL U.S. ONLY

Prize: 1 Pendant from their "Under $150" section on HarpersLove.com
Sponsor: HarpersLove LLC
Location: USA
# of Winners: 1
Start/End Dates: 6/19/2013 - 7/18/2013
 
 

Custom jewelry from HarpersLove? You could win!

http://www.hercampus.com/giveaways/custom-jewelry-harperslove-you-could-win

Want to try your hand at jewelry design? Enter to win a free pendant from HarpersLove from the Under $150 section! These beautiful pendants can be customized to fit your personal style, so every one is unique. Enter using the form below before June 27. The winner will be announced in the HC Study Break!
 

Featured Stories /"As Seen In"

http://cocktailsdetails.com/we-likey-harpers-love/

http://nyctalon.com/ultra-glam-harpers-love-makes-creating-custom-jewelry-a-breeze/

http://fashionbride.wordpress.com

http://audreyallure.blogspot.com/2013/05/harperslove.html

http://inspirationsandcelebrations.net/2013/05/customizable-jewelry-online-by-harperslove.html

http://mystylespot.blogspot.com/2013/05/harpers-love-create-your-perfect-piece.html

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Great Friends Inspire Us

Today I met up with an old friend of mine who is one of my favorites and someone whom I have always looked up to. You know that you are good friends when the conversation is normal and enriching rather than a list of everything you have been up to. Having these friends in your life means that you can meet up here and there and leave off where you last stood together. My friend Steve is one of those dear friends. 

The reason I am writing specifically about him today is that he is my entrepreneur mentor and someone who has always inspired me to be creative and think at a higher level. This guy is pure genius. He has that rare ability to create magic at every turn and I always look forward to listening to his thoughts, stories, ideas. No matter where he is in his journey, he always generates a very positive glow and while he may not feel it within, he absolutely brings it out in others.

After lunch, Steve reminded me that we graduated business school 15 years ago. I can not believe that we have been friends as long as this and furthermore, I want him to simply know that his compliments today mean the world to me and have ignited a new fire that was burning out. Great friends do that for each other!

Thank you Steve!!!!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Passion Project

Last year at this time, I was spending my time with the web developers discussing the functionality and design of what is now HarpersLove. It was an exciting time because it was my first experience at designing a website. It was also the time when reality hit and I was actually working towards seeing my vision become a reality. 

This was a turning point for me and I would love to know what the turning point for others starting their passion projects are. A friend who is in the beauty business suggested that we partner and create a new LinkedIn group called The Passion Project. This group is for anyone who recently started a new initiative (big or small) and it was based on something they love. For me, I love jewelry. For her, it was makeup. The idea is to share and discuss our experiences, lessons learned and so forth. 

If you are interested, please join the LinkedIn group, The Passion Project

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Friday, April 26, 2013

NY Tech Day 2013

Yesterday was NY Tech Day 2013 and of the 400+ startups, only a handful were there representing the fashion meets technology arena. Many investors, press and eager job seekers stopped by Pier 92 along the West Side Highway to check out what is up and coming in NYC. This was my first experience and I was incredibly impressed with the caliber of startups and attendees that I met. Although I did not have a chance to walk the event, the businesses I was lucky to be sitting next to, were pretty awesome. We all sat in the fashion section and we absolutely were a diverse set up people and businesses. If you have a chance, you must check out their websites. Here are just a few.

Nyopoly (https://www.nyopoly.com): These very entertaining, Bostonians and smart gentleman were right next to us. 

What makes this site different: They have created an entertaining way to shop, introducing the Barter system to e-commerce.

AbbeyPost (site TBD): The owner and founder wore an orange wig all day! Need I say more?

What makes this site different: Abbeypost is a marketplace exclusively for Plus Size women.

Wits & Beaux (site TBD): We were lucky to sit across for the men's version of custom accessories. These boys had a pretty impressive set up. Like custom socks, bow ties and belts? They will be bringing it to you very soon. In the meantime, you can go to their website and check out the fancy socks. These are all made in NYC. My husband scored a pair of free socks and is eager to get his hands on the belts.

What makes this site different: Create your own socks? 

LoomDecor (https://www.loomdecor.com): Customization is in. This site offers you the ability to customize home goods. Think custom curtains, bedding, pillows. I will absolutely be ordering some curtains for my home.

What makes this site different: Customize your home dressings. Check!!

Happy Shopping and Designing!

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