Sunday, November 25, 2012



We've marked down all of our SALE items, as well as a few regular priced items so you can SAVE SAVE SAVE!

The code: GIVETHANKS may also be used to get 25% off your entire purchase! Plus, you still get free shipping with orders $50 or more!

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday Specials!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you are enjoying your turkey and spending some quality time with family and friends!

Tomorrow is Black Friday! OMG! It came up so fast!

Anyhoo.. Here's the scoop on our SPECIALS for the biggest shopping day of the year! Snag some great gifts at amazing prices to give for Christmas!

25% off your entire purchase

use code: GIVETHANKS

This code can be used NOW through Monday November 26th.

*Please note that shipping times may be delayed due to an influx.

On your marks.. get set.. SHOP!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Arrivals: Starlight Woods

We are so proud to announce that we now carry a few select pieces from Starlight Woods!

Started in 2011, Starlight Woods is a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy founded by Lisa. She uses re-purposed wood found in the forest to create beautiful pieces of jewelry and key chains, so each piece is different and unique. They were even featured in the August 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine!
Snag one of these fabulous Chevron printed cocktail rings for you or your secret Santa!
Or maybe these Eiffel Tower earrings for one of your jet setter friends!

See them all right here!

Winter 2012 Lookbook: 'Glistening Winter'

Hey Everyone!

In the midst of all the moving and unpacking, we are so excited to feature our new lookbook for Winter called 'Glistening Winter'! Just in time for the holiday season!

When planning for this lookbook, we envisioned cheerful and festive, yet mysterious and romantic in the misty evergreen forest. It started to rain the moment we started shooting, but it turns out that the rain was in our favor! The rain drops made the trees and leaves sparkle and glisten in the afternoon sunlight!

It was also our first time officially working with Larson Talent Management where we got the opportunity to work with the bubbly and sweet, Ashlee Kozuma, who is the current Miss Teen United States! How awesome is that?! Her mom was also on set to lend a helping hand when needed! 

Some of the props you see in the lookbook were DIY projects that were created by a few of the August Wrinkle family and the help of my 7 year old niece! Who surprisingly had the best results when it came to crafts! Kelli who also helped with the crafts was on location to help with the wardrobe and keeping our personal items safe from strangers in the forest!

We also had the amazing opportunity to work with a professional hair stylist April, who did an excellent job with the hair! It did rain, but we got a few great shots of April's talented hair styling skills in some of the photos!

Again, we got to work with Kaoru Kohashigawa from Novalee Photo who always knows the perfect lighting and eye for what we are trying to achieve! Thank you so much for making our vision come to life, one more time! And Carson, thank you so much for being the hands on deck!

We are so grateful to have had so much help this time around, and I just wanted to give thanks to all of you who helped in the making of this lookbook!

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season! Lets Enjoy It!

Janalyn Francisco
The August Wrinkle Family

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Book Worm: The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

LOVED this book! Must see the movie!

I thought this book was written so brilliantly, it really blew me away. Some might find it a bit too honest, but that's basically what this book is.. just pure HONESTY.

It is about a teenager Charlie, who is just trying to find his place in the world and among his peers. Trying to fit in but fails miserably in most situations because of his lack of social skills.

This book touches on the problems teenagers face when they are 'coming of age'. Depression, belonging, drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, abortion, relationships, abuse, etc. etc. But what I thought made this book so great, is it was told in the raw. Whatever Charlie thought, he said out loud  or in his letters to 'Dear Friend'.

The entire book is compiled letters from Charlie, to Dear Friend, which I thought was so unique and genius, I didn't expect it.

While reading, I formed a bond with Charlie, wanting to grab him and steer him in the right direction. This book was also hilarious! But also very insightful. I had so many pages and quotes bookmarked on my NOOK it was ridiculous!

Here were some of my favorite Charlie quotes:
"Charlie, we accept the love we think we deserve."
"And in the moment, I swear we were infinite." 
"The sky was overcast with clouds and the air felt like a warm bath. I don't think I ever felt that clean before."
"I love Twinkies, and the reason I am saying that is because we are supposed to think of reasons to live."
"Old pictures look very rugged and young, and the people in the photographs always seem a lot happier than you are."
"First, I am very interested and fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other."
"Girls are weird  and I don't mean that offensively. I just cant put it any other way"
"I would die for you. But I won't live for you."

Have you read or seen the movie? What did you think?

Monday, November 19, 2012

We Made IT!!

We made it to SAN DIEGO! Safely and soundly!

Thank you so much for your patience and support while we work on getting situated in our new environment!

Those of you who made purchases during our moving week between November 9th - November 15th, your orders were shipped out on Friday November 16th.

*Please note that tracking information will be available upon request for these orders as it was not sent automatically. Email us at if you would like a status update on your order.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are only a few days away! We've got some great specials coming your way!

Janalyn Francisco
The August Wrinkle Family

Friday, November 9, 2012


Since we have a little down time until our inventory arrives in San Diego, we thought we would host a giveaway!

This is our first ever giveaway we are hosting, so we hope you enjoy!

One lucky winner will be rewarded any dress of their choice from!!

Use our Rafflecopter widget below to enter and earn up to 10 entries!

Giveaway starts today, and ends Friday, November 16th! This giveaway is open worldwide!

Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email and the winner will also be announced on this blog post once the giveaway has ended.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Please note that our prize is limited by the amount of stock we hold in your size. If we are out of stock in your dress of choice, you may choose an alternate, or you may wait for new dresses to arrive. We want you to be happy with your giveaway prize!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Worm: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

This book actually felt like a breath of fresh air, despite the story line which revolves around the mysterious suicide of a young poet. It's actually a fictional memoir told by a then ladies maid of Riverton Manor in the 1920's, who in the novel, is now a 98 year old woman named Grace Bradley (Reeves). She and sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford were the only ones who witnessed this horrific event, where the truth has never been revealed until now.

The structure actually reminded me of the movie 'Titanic', how it starts in the present, and then your taken back into time listening to a story surrounding an important event that took place.

I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed Kate Morton's style of writing. It's almost, I want to say, a classic style of writing? Proper? Witty? I don't know the correct words to describe her style, but I know I liked it! =P 

"In real life turning points are sneaky. They pass by unlabeled and unheeded. Opportunities are missed, catastrophes unwittingly celebrated. Turning points are only uncovered later, by historians who seek to bring order to a lifetime of tangled moments."

Her characters were believable and relate-able. She did a great job with the love story that also surrounds the novel. A forbidden love. While other kept secrets are slowly revealed. They should really make a movie based on this novel!

I will definitely be reading more of Kate Morton's novels, in particular 'The Forgotten Garden'. I highly recommend Kate Morton as an author.

Have you read any of Kate Morton's novels? Recommendations on authors similar to Kate Morton? I would LOVE to know!

Bon Voyage!


See you in San Diego, CA!!! We will miss you Hawaii!!!

Janalyn Francisco
The August Wrinkle Family

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Shoeaholics Anonymous: Joules Wellies

Looking for the perfect wellies? or rain boots?

Joules has the prettiest rain boots, and they are also cold weather resistant! Great for Fall and into the Winter!

Here are some of our favorites!

welly print (fox) - $78 // welly print (polka dots) - $78 // glossy premium (green) - $138
evedon premium tie detail (black and red) - $158 // winstanely horse print (yellow) - $80 // welland premium lace (navy) - $148 

New Arrivals: Soul Sophisticate

Our newest arrivals are full of grace and sophistication! Conversion dresses made to transition nicely from Fall to Winter, purses for work or play, and dainty hair pins!


Dont forget to use code: ALOHAHAWAII before checking out to save 25% before Wednesday Nov. 7th!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blogger Family Photo Dump [OCTOBER]

Our Blogger Family Photo Dump for the Month of October!!

See the outfits our blogger family created featuring items from our shop!

Find it here: 'Hide and Seek' Dress

follow ASHLEY:

Find it here: 'Lace Embrace' Cardigan in Taupe

follow KAYLAH:

 Find it here: 'Loverly' Cardigan

follow ALLISON:

follow RORY:

Find it here: 'Dark Paradise' Dress
Find it here: 'Cat Calls' Cardigan

follow LINDA:

Be sure to visit them on they're blogs!

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Arrivals: Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

This week we got in a few sophisticated and classy dresses. Perfect for the office! And we also got in over 20 new jewelry items!! Great stocking stuffer pieces to give to friends and family for the holidays!! 

And dont forget to use the code: ALOHAHAWAII before checking out to save 25% off!! Our Hello // goodbye SALE ends next week Wednesday on November 7th!!