Monday, December 10, 2012

Introducing Love Struck. And a GIVEAWAY!!

I've always loved shopping. Cute shoes, trendy handbags and adorable dresses are totally my thing. The first year of motherhood, however, left me feeling uninspired. Nothing fit, and it seemed like every time I paid for alterations or bought something new I would drop another pound or two. And every time I tried to shop I came down with a headache. Not fun.

Thankfully, I started to come out of this annoying rut several weeks ago. Now my closet is starting to look a little a lot more appealing (the sales associates at one nearby store are starting to know me and my daughter by name now, oops). One key factor in all of this is the fact that I finally lost all the baby weight by participating in the meltdown at my gym (shopping is so much more enjoyable when you're actually happy with how your body looks and feels). But I also must give credit to my inspiring and fashion-savvy friend Erin Dunkle, who recently launched a brand-new virtual boutique called Love Struck.

From the moment I saw what she had to offer, I was excited about shopping again! Beautiful necklaces, stunning scarves. Earrings, bracelets, handbags, wallets, tablet covers, tops, dresses and more. Her products are so cute and so affordable ... perfect for busy moms who want to look good every day. And I am so love struck by Love Struck, that I just have to share it with all of you.

I'll start by telling you how it works. Love Struck is a virtual boutique on Facebook. Every Tuesday night, Erin holds an auction. She posts photos of the the items she is offering that week, and you (the customer) simply leave a comment that says 'sold!' when you see a product you want to buy. Pay via Paypal, and a few days later your purchase arrives in the mail (in a very elegant package!). Brilliant! We're all on Facebook all the time anyway, so it couldn't be more convenient. So far, I've scored these two adorable items ...

My new earrings and cocktail ring.

Another interesting part of the Love Struck story is the background on how it all got started. The idea came to Erin one Sunday evening after she heard about a similar business model. She got to work on her business plan the very next day.

"It was completely impulsive," Erin says. "And then boom, within six weeks it was up and running."

Wow! She had an idea, and she ran with it. I love that about her. And her concept is so creative, too. She spends much of her free time (when she's not working at her full-time digital marketing job or hanging out with her two cute kids) shopping for products at the Dallas Market Center and keeping up on all the latest trends. Her audience, she says, is the suburban mom who wants to be stylish without breaking the bank (that's me!). In other words, women just like her.

"I love love love to shop, but you will never see me spending $300 on a purse or a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes," she says.

Anyway, I could say lots more about Erin and Love Struck (she is truly so inspiring to me!) but I know you are all excited about the giveaway so I'll move on to that.

We are giving away a special treat from Love Struck to one reader of The Paleo Baby. Will it be a necklace? A scarf? Something else? Only Erin knows, but I promise it will be fabulous. All you have to do is leave a comment here and like Love Struck and The Paleo Baby on Facebook. The deadline to enter is Wednesday (December 12th) at 6pm Pacific Time, so don't delay.  I will announce the winner on Facebook on Wednesday night.

Also, be sure to check out this week's Love Struck auction, which starts at 6:30pm Central Time tomorrow night (did I mention she's in Texas?). It's a Secret Santa theme!!


32 comments:

  1. Very cute jewelry, fingers crossed!

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  2. LOVE to win! Thanks for the Great website!

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  3. What an awesome and fun concept! I'm headed over to here site now to see all the fun stuff she has to offer.

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  4. What a fun business! I follow you on FB, and liked her site as well. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  5. congrats on reaching your goal! i liked PB and LS on FB.

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  6. Working on getting back in shape now. My daughter is 2 months old...so glad to hear your success story! Definitely inspires me to keep on track! I'd love to win the prize and feel a little prettier in my post-birth body! Omw to lol LS on FB...I already like ON on fb!,:) Congrats in advance to who ever does win!

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  7. LOVE their site!! Super cute stuff!!

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  8. awesome idea. Always looking for some new little accessories to make me feel good. Thanks for the give-a-away!

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    1. Congrats Kellie! You are the winner! Message me via FB with your address! :-)

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  9. I love to hear of mom run businesses!

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  10. I love this idea. Going to check out the Facebook pages now.

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  11. I am two months PP and would really love this! So hard to find something that isn't frumpy to wear! It'd be nice to have some pretty jewelry!

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  12. Wow, beautiful jewelry!! Thanks for doing a giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Love Struck really does offer beautiful items. Hope I get lucky!

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  14. What a great review you wrote for Love Struck :) I'd love a bit of bling :)

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  15. Thanks Dawn! Such beautiful earrings and scarves -- would love an item from Love Struck!

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  16. So cool! I love things like this and they always earn tons of complements.

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  17. Hmmm. I might have missed this one. Day says Tuesday (today) but date is 12th (tomorrow). Either way, it was lovely to be introduced to Love Struck!

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    1. Oh no! I had the date wrong. I thought today was the 12th. Sorry!! You are still eligible! Thank you for pointing it out. I'm going to run the giveaway till tomorrow.

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  18. Thank you everyone for the nice compliments! So happy to have you!

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  19. Sounds fantastic! Almost makes me wish I had FB. ;-)

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Fun giveaway ... beautiful stuff! Thanks for the chance!

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