We are over the moon to share with you this exciting news! Little Belle is going to be a big sister sometime in early April. And, we’ll be turning over those shades of pink to shades of blue…because it’s a BOY!! Stay tuned for a nursery update on how Belle’s current decor will need to shift to a new hue. Eek, we can’t wait.
We were so excited when our Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Cinda Boomershine, was chosen to be the mystery guest on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock” with Pimm Fox. Join us in the excitement and click here to watch the interview and find out more about our unique and collectable American made handbags, totes, travel bags, and accessories.
Whether you are driving to a girls weekend or flying out on a business trip, our fabulous and versatile travel bags and accessories make the perfect travel companions as you go about your adventures and excursions. Here are some helpful tips from our Founder, Cinda Boomershine, for when you’re ready to head out the door and explore our wonderful world:
Invest in a good travel set. This may seem obvious (and a bit self serving coming from me), but I promise it makes a world of difference. My go-to set is our Carry-On Rolly and Super Tote II. This combo is perfect for just about every type of trip I make.
Go heavy on accessories. When I pack I always stick to basic clothing items (think dark jeans and solid tops that layer). Then I pack tons of accessories to jazz up my outfits. Our Jewelry Case is perfect for all my bulky and over-sized jewelry. I never travel without it and always fly with it in my carry-on just to be safe.
Go miniature. Get mini sized bottles to fill with your favorite lotions and potions. They are available at your local drug store and will save tons of space in your bag. Plus, it is always nice to have the same comforts from home when you travel. And this includes your favorite toiletries. I pack my goodies in the Flight Friendly Travel Pouch so I can go right through the security checkpoint line easily and efficiently.
Pack a clutch. The right clutch can make all the difference in dressing up a basic outfit. Plus, it is always nice to have a small purse option so you aren’t always lugging a large purse around. I love the Melrose Clutch as a versatile, hands-free option that takes me from day into night with ease.
As you might be able to tell, we can’t wait for the fall season to kick in. Grabbing a scarf on your way out, sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte, and carving a pumpkin are just a few of our favorite fall activities. In case you are still transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall, we put a look together that will set the tone for fall fabulousness! A cozy, chunky sweater paired with a scarf draping over your shoulders will keep you warm and stylish during your favorite fall pastimes. Wear a casual chic pair of skinnies and slip on a pair of leg lengthening leather boots. Finally, pull your look together with the Mod Tortoise Market Tote and some sassy shades (keeping them safe and protected in our Mod Tortoise Sunglasses Case).
a. You know its time to wear a scarf when there is dew on the grass and you breathe in that crisp Autumn air. Add a scarf to your fall wardrobe for the ultimate fall fashion statement.
b. Did you know that acorns fall when the tree has not received enough rain water. This helps preserve what water the tree has left. The reason why we love acorns is because some say this is a sign of an early fall!
c. Set a festive tone with a table piled with pumpkins, carve spooky characters out of pumpkins, or make your favorite pumpkin recipe!
d. It is a magical time when the leaves start to turn into the rich colors of fall!
e. A favorite fall activity that comes to mind is picking the best looking apples at your local apple orchard. Take them home and fill the house with the wonderful smell of apple dumplings or Grandma’s scrumptious apple pie.
f. We wait for it all year, the Pumpkin Spice Latte that is. It’s like taking a sip of fall.
To welcome one of our favorite seasons, we’ve decided to help you pull together your fall look with this classic cross body style as you enjoy 15% off the Saddle Bag II.
As you head to the apple orchard, shop at the farmers market, or tailgate at your local football game, the Saddle Bag II will be your go to bag because of its roomy interior with plenty of pockets for daily necessities. The fully adjustable strap gives you one-shoulder or cross-body options for security and hands-free comfort.
The Saddle Bag II is the casual chic style you are looking for this fall!
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In honor of National Arts in Education Week, we wanted to take a peek inside the creative and inspiring mind of award-winning designer, Cinda Boomershine.
From wordly travels to an up close and personal interest in the history of patterns, Cinda and her contemporary eye for color, has created a collection of colorways to empower women to embrace their personal style. From Amore, our newest pattern, to Ravinia Ivory, the oldie but goodie, Cinda pulled some of her inspiration, along with a Q & A, to share her ideas and concepts behind the collectable patterns that are designed just for you.
Q: Describe your creative process.
A: I keep my eyes open regardless of what I am doing or where I am. I am constantly scanning the world around me for inspirations and trends for color schemes, new patterns, and new styles. It is always at the top of my mind, looking for something fresh and innovative to add to the cinda b collection. I look at everything from magazines and the internet to trend services and vintage design books to widen my horizon and assist me in finding what needs to be found. I never forget that inspiration is often found in the most unexpected places. Believe it or not, I even find great inspiration from the great outdoors. I feel that Mother Nature is often the best source for color schemes. Eventually, I start to see a trend in what I am drawn towards. When this happens, I start putting pen to paper.
Q: Why did you name this pattern Amore?
A: First off, we were looking for a primary philanthropic focus for cinda b® when we first started designing this pattern. I’ve always had a tugging in my heart for more heart health awareness; therefore, we decided that our newest pattern needed to embody love and the heart. The beautiful balance of a rich red complemented by a deep burgundy left us no choice than to name the pattern Amore, which means “love” in Italian. This stunning and wearable red is sophisticated yet sassy with a little nod to boho-chic style, allowing a smooth transition from day to night. I am delighted that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Amore will benefit Go Red For Women™ a project of the American Heart Association®.
Q: How do the seasons inspire this pattern?
A: When we started concepts for this pattern, the beautiful, bold, and bright greens caught our eyes as they ushered in the spring season. We thought that this beautiful green color was the perfect translation for a spring + summer pattern. To complete our color palette, we combined that green of spring with the deep navy of a summer night sky and the rich turquoise of a crystal blue sea. Nothing says summer more than those spent looking up at the stars and the refreshing dip you take to cool off on those hot summer days. We then took some of our favorite spring flowers, gave them a cinda b spin and arranged them into a unique geometric pattern. The combination of the color palette and a striking, geometric floral pattern radiates preppy in its colors and bohemian in its design. Verde Bonita is just that — a beautiful green.
Q: How do you design a pattern that “goes with everything”?
A: I was inspired by a classic chevron pattern that I wanted to shake up and make it our own. I played with many color variations, but I never could escape the bright color palette. Here’s the kicker: I wanted to design a pattern that would go with everything — black, brown, jeans, etc. With all the bright colors of this classic pattern, we wanted to pair it with a very neutral solid, and ivory seemed like the perfect choice. The result is a pattern, Ravinia Ivory, that works with just about any outfit, which answers this question to a “T”!
Q: How did the Big Apple inspire this design?
A: I had the Big Apple in mind for this pattern right from the get go. I wanted to create something sleek and sophisticated so that it would look right at home in Manhattan. This geometrically modified flame stitch pattern (which just so happens to look like the famous NY landmark itself) did just that. The color combination of black, gray, tan, and brown paired with a smoky grey solid, makes Empire Slate my favorite pattern to take with me while traveling for business (especially when I’m visiting the Big Apple)!
For more of an inside look to our collectable patterns, visit cindab.com for the ideas and concepts behind your favorites.