4th of July Shopping Party at Elaine TurnerSunday, July 10, 2016
The first day of my 4th of July Go Houston Travel Bloggers' Staycation started on Sunday, July 3rd. Our first stop was a private shopping party at Elaine Turner at City Centre. I invited my fellow blogger buddy, Heather Petrey, of LA Fashion Snob to join me.
Our party was held an hour before the store opened around 11 am. We were greeted with wine and patriotic cupcakes! We met up with some of the other bloggers that were on the weekend trip with us, and started checking out the amazing spring offerings at the store. I've been a long time fan of Elaine Turner. First I like supporting designers that are local, and Elaine started here in Houston. I've met Elaine in person, and I've attended multiple events at her stores over the years. And second, what girl doesn't love quality accessories? Elaine has actually grown her brand beyond just accessories and now carries apparel as well!
|Selfie with Heather at Elaine Turner|
|Elaine Turner was all set-up for the holiday weekend, with patriotic cupcakes and wine!|
For the holiday weekend, Elaine Turner was offering an amazing deal: 35% off everything in the store, including items that were already sale (Sale on top of a sale? Let's shop!). As a fashionista & self-proclaimed shopaholic, this was music to my ears! I arrived at Elaine Turner with a mission, to pick up one of her cork material handbags, but alas I found myself exploring the plethora of cute shoes! I was obsessed with all the heels that were made with cork material. I tried on a bunch of the shoes. They were all so comfy!! Elaine's shoes are super comfortable because they all come with memory foam lining that adjusts to your foot shape. Even the flats carry the lining!
Aside from great shoes and handbags, Elaine Turner also offers jewelry. Elaine has her own Southern Charm Bar, and features jewelry from Rebecca Hallam. There's also pieces with tassels and I think we all know how I feel about tassels!! Love them! After we shopped for awhile, the associates at Elaine Turner took the time to talk to us about their picks for Summer! You can watch their chat with us below, or here on YouTube.
|Aren't these just the cutest handbags?|
|I had a hard time making a purchasing decision between this envelope clutch and the heels. In the end I went with the heels and another pouch that they had in the store! I'll be featuring the wristlet that I purchased in a future OOTD!|