Spring Wedding With Modcloth Fashion

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Attention, wedding belles and gorgeous guests -- you're cordially invited to explore ModCloth's exquisite wedding collection! Fall in love with dreamy dresses and outfit finishers perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and attendees eager to express their unique perspective on style. And don't forget -- we want to see the fab ModCloth look you put together! Use #marriedinmodcloth to share your inspiring ensemble with the rest of the ModCloth community.

Let's see, if I were getting married this Spring (I'm not...this is not a special announcement), I would definitely go non-traditional in my look and wear items I can wear again.  I don't even think I would wear a white dress. This nice shade of cream like this Let's Reminisce dress would work nicely.  

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 11.53.38 AMI'd always want to wear a pair of shoes that will stand out and make people say " CUTE!" like these Seychelles Catch A Glimpse Wedge Shoes.

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And since my feet suck, I probably wouldn't be able to stay in these all day (I know, tragic.) So I would need a pair of flats to swap for later like these To Pastel You The Truth shoes. 

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Holy moly! This outfit only comes out to $149.97!  Even though this is a sponsored post, when the day comes where I do get married, I'm about 99% certain that most of my outfit would be purchased with Modcloth, seriously. 

Meet Mindful Matters Jewelry

Today I'd like you to meet one of my sponsors - Mindful Matters Jewelry Design.  Mindful Matters is an artisan jewelry boutique featuring handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry, Mixed Metal Jewelry and unique Modern Art Jewelry & Accessories.  


Diane is a chemist who loves working with her hands and has been making jewelry since she was a teenager. In time, her craft has developed into uniquely beautiful, one-of-a-kind polymer clay and metal jewelry pieces.


I tried my hand in making polymer clay jewelry recently and it kind of failed lol!  I can definitely appreciate when I see beautiful detail put into work such as Mindful Matters jewelry. 


If you would like to treat yourself, or know of someone that you are shopping for who would love a some OOAK jewelry, Pulp Sushi readers can use coupon code SUSHI15 for a 15% discount in their shop.

Visit their official website at www.mindfulmattersjewelry.com and follow on EtsyTwitter and Facebook.

Give, Laugh, Love with ModCloth

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'Tis the season for gifting! And ModCloth wants to help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list with their 2014 Holiday Gift Gift. Shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including A Beautiful Mess, Oh Joy!, Girl with Curves. Utterly unique and endlessly fab. 


Their vast collection of utterly unique gifts is the perfect place to find something to wow your favorite gal (or guy)! Plus there is always something fun on sale, be sure to check back often - http://www.modcloth.com/shop/sale.

Advertise in Pulp Sushi Nov & Dec - GIFT GUIDE Special

I started putting together Gift Guides on the blog this year and with the Holidays coming, this will be amplified for the month of November.  Now is your chance to get in on the action.  I will be including items from all of my blog sponsors throughout November*.   


I have several plans for gift guides including items for the home to general stocking stuffers so there will be a little something for everyone. Visit my ad page to purchase your spot.  And to make the offer even sweeter, I will also include December....WHAT?!?!?!!!!

Buy November, get December FREE!

That's right, you can get November & December for the price of 1 month. No coupon codes neccessary, the additional month will be applied to your ad purchase. Ads will go up on November 1st and last through New Years. I hope you will join me next month and advertise with me

*Ad swaps not included

Jillibean Soup Halloween Kit

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Work with your frightfully fun kit and learn how to create stylish Halloween decor projects with exclusive video lessons. Paper crafts expert Ronda Palazzari will show you how to use Jillibean Soup's paper pads, black glitter beanboard alphas and festive embellishments to create a witch’s hat, pumpkin centerpieces and even a spooky banner! 

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HEY NYC! ModCloth's Open Casting Call Next Week!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Fashion mavens, rejoice! Next week, ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in downtown New York City on September 3rd.  This is such a cool event, I wish I could make it!  During this Photo Pop-Up event,  they will be chatting with fans and snapping their photos. 

  • When: Wednesday, September 3rd from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Where: Openhouse, 201 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

All you have to do is show up in your cutest outfit and you could be featured on ModCloth and across their social platforms. Anyone and everyone is invited, so if you’re in the area, grab your friends and go -- this is an event you won’t want to miss! Head to the ModCloth blog for more details and RSVP info.

Sellers! Check Out Picklist.me

I'm back with another neat tool to check out when it comes to promoting your online shop.  Take a moment to check out Picklist.me. It is a new place that brings together artists and artisans from various marketplaces to show off their work and potentially find new customers. 

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Picklist.me aspires to growing an ecosystem of passionate people for creation and productive synergy; a place to discover and support talented people and exceptional items.

Sellers can upload items from their shop and visitors can add them to "picklists" (it's like a Wishlist).  If you have an Etsy shop, you can upload all of your items in one quick swoosh!  You can also list shop items from Big Cartel, Folksy, Storenvy, Society6, and more.

This is not a new marketplace to sell your items.  If someone sees your listing and is interested in purchasing, they just click the green "buy" button and they will be immediately redirected to the marketplace on which your item is sold.

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Picklist.me is free to join and set up a profile where you can share your social media links and picklists. Picklist.me offers sellers a 30-days trial version of the Pro account which is available once you start adding your first item.

After the trial ends, you have the option to subscribe to their service for just $36.00 per year (that's just $3.00 a month!).  The reason this is not free is because the folks at Picklist.me really care about providing a service for professional and passionate creatives and want to weed out the re-sellers and spammers.  We can all benefit from that! 

Follow Picklist.me on Twitter and Facebook.

Travel Advice From Her Wonderful Adventure

Today we have a guest post from one of my sponsors, Alex from Her Wonderful Adventure.  This time of year, you see a lot of travel advice thrown out there. Alex is going to put a different spin on some pretty good travel tips while keepin' it real! Take it away!

Greetings all!! My name is Alex and I blog over at Her Wonderful Adventure.  I'm super happy to be guest posting on Marilyn's blog and when she contacted me for a guest post I was elbow-deep in travel plans for my Swedish boyfriend to come visit me in Utah, where I live.  It hit me immediately...why not write some weird travel tips?? I have been around the world and gotten lost or stranded in more than a few airports, and there have been some things I've learned the hard way.

Maybe a few of these tips are familiar but I hope they ease your next journey a little bit!

1. Wear Insanely Comfortable Clothes
Again...simple, but so important! And I feel like it's neglected a lot.  I've been in a lot of terminals seeing women in high heels wobbling around, or sighing as I wait for someone to untie their knee high gladiator boots.  When I say comfortable I mean like....sitting on the couch after a breakup comfortable.  For me this is usually leggings or yoga pants, and a long tee.  Hair in a bun. Toms.  You don't have to look homeless, but come on.  You're going to be sitting upright in a cramped space for hours, and then rushing around on foot while carrying bags.  Why would you want to be uncomfortable on top of that?

2. Carry No Books
This one I definitely learned the hard way.  I freaking love books.  And journals, too.  An airplane seems like a great spot to write in a journal, but no.  The person in front of you is going to have their seat reclined so you'll have no space, and books. are. heavy.  I started out carrying three (I read a lot) and it was murder.  I downsized to one, begrudgingly.  Still torture, and I spent more time sleeping than anything. Finally I gave up and stopped carrying books....SO MUCH EASIER!!!! If you want to take books, do it in your checked luggage! And if you must have something to read, consider a Kindle, or a magazine.

3.  Never Use A Roller for Carry-On
This one might be unpopular, but hear my reasoning.  Your carry on is for the vitals.  Phone charger, makeup, snacks, and so on.  If you take a roller, it's going in the overhead.  You hold up the line behind you on the way inside the plane, and take forever trying to fit it somewhere among the other rollers.  In some smaller planes, running out of room is inevitable and then you have to do the walk of shame back outside with your carry on so they can put it in with cargo....and you have to grab whatever essentials you need.  Then what happens when you want to grab food, or get your pillow or magazine?  You shove your way to the aisle.  You open up the compartment.  You have to move several people's stuff to get to your own.  And again, when exiting the plane.  It's a total nightmare!!!

I always carry a big hobo-looking purse, or a backpack.  I have everything I need at my feet and I can zip out of the plane as soon as the door opens.  Trust me, save the roller luggage for checked baggage!

4.  Check Your Booking and Change Seats
This one is just straight up gold for me.  It's one of those 'above and beyond' tricks that ensures my flight will be as comfortable as possible.  Most if not all flights, after purchased, allow you the option to go back and change your seats.  What you want is a seat as close to the front of the plane as possible, on the aisle.  This is not for any weird OCD or fear of flying reason..it's simply efficient.  I drink at least a gallon on flights and have to go to the bathroom a lot.  An aisle seat allows me to leave whenever I want.  And again...when the plane lands?  Those at the front are the first out the door!! Who wants to sit on a de-boarding plane? Especially when you have a connecting flight to catch! You also get drinks and food first, so there's that.

5.  Always Go for Staying with Locals, and take a Boat/Train When Possible

I never go somewhere unless I have a friend waiting for me on the other side.  Staying with locals or family makes travel so much better!!! If you want to visit somewhere but don't know anyone who lives there, try a site like Couchsurfing.org or Airbnb.com!  Not only will you save on motel fees and skip the mundane sites that every tourist sees, you'll get the inside scoop on what to do and where to go, and have memories you'll cherish forever.

On the subjects of boats and trains, they're better because they're cheaper and not quite as barbaric as sitting on a airbus.  On a train or boat you can get up and stretch your legs, make a meal or buy dinner and eat it at an actual table, have an actual bed to sleep on, and so on.  Planes are certainly faster though.

Well, that concludes my list of travel tips!!! I hope that these are helpful and if you have any other travel questions or just stories in general, stop by my blog! It's new and small and I'd be thrilled to have you there, plus in the coming weeks you'll get to hear all my stories of what my Swede thinks about America!!!

Indie Gift Box Giveaway!

UPDATE: The winner was announced on 7/22/2014 at the end of this blog post.  Thank you!

I have another great giveaway to announce today!   The lovely ladies at IndieGiftBox.com are giving away an Indie Gift Box™ to one of you lovely folks.  Indie Gift Box™ is an exclusive curated experience featuring specialty handmade goods - dedicated to promoting independent artists and small businesses.  Indie Gift Box™ is committed to sending you one-of-a-kind products made with love by passionate artisans.

I received a lovely box with some sweet goodies inside: 

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I received the Rainbow Bright box with some great Summer time pieces - I'm especially loving the ring from Boo+Boo Factory.

Win your own Indie Gift Box! 

Depending on the box you receive, the content value will be between $40 and $75.00 USD.  This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! Indie Gift Box will ship international too! Yay! 

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Giveaway ends on Wednesday July 16th at 11:59 pm ET.

You can use promo code PULPSUSHI15 now to get 15% off their first purchase at IndieGiftBox.com. Good luck!

Blog ♥: Have You Seen...

The Summer has hit us right in the face and today's "Have You Seen..." is related to all things Summer and keeping cool and comfortable.  I'm a day early with HYS posts, it's not Friday yet!

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Melissa from Bubby & Bean shared some great July 4th DIY Projects, there's still time to get ready!


There is a Mexican restaurant in Hell's Kitchen that serves a really delicous Watermelon drink. I order it every time I go there (screw the Tequilla!).  If I could make this I would drink it any time, now I can thanks to Amy sharing her Watermelon Breeze drink recipe.

This lovely vintage shop from one of my sponsors Liinaloom. They have quite an extensive collection of clothes, accessories and more for sale.  These dresses in particular look nice and airy for the hot weather, especially on the left.  That's a great dress for a picnic!