Hello, Readers! Sorry I’ve been MIA since Wednesday - I flew home to Florida for the long weekend to see my sister, Kelsey, graduate high school. Yes, that is her beautiful self in the above picture. She is holding up the awesome gift she got from our brother and his girlfriend. Greg and Stephanie found these cool Eliza B. sandals that are perfect for her - she is attending the University of Florida in the fall, making her a Florida Gator! Hence the perfection of these flops - they are orange and blue, the school colors, and they have little alligators embroidered into the ribbon. And to top it off, they are super comfy. So I became intrigued by Eliza B. and decided to explore their site, to see what more they have to offer. Pay attention: This might become your new favorite site for personalized gifts.
Ok, so I went into this to find out more about Kelsey’s sandals (left) and I found more than I expected. First of all, every order is custom-made for you. It can take up to two weeks for your order to be specially designed. And there is something about that I like - knowing that the time is being taken to get what I want, done right. For the sandals
, the choices are a little overwhelming: croc, single ribbon, double ribbon, fabric, special occasions - you get the idea. But once you know what you’re looking for, it gets a little more focused. And it’s not just the thong part of the sandal that you customize - you even pick out the color and type of sole you want. And they offer more than just sandals: Bags, belts, dog collars, handbags, keychains - there is plenty to choose from. Plus, they have more than just ribbon-based designs. There is also handcrafted leather
(right). You can monogram most products, like on the reversible bag
(center). And their company symbol, a palm tree, has a laid-back, preppy feel that I dig.
What I like most for this graduation-time of year, is the "School Spirit
" designs. You can do sandals, bags, keychains, belts and you custom pick the color of ribbons, how they are layered and what they represent. To the left is an example of what goes into designing a keychain. You choose the colors and even if you want silver or brass for the keyring. It’s such a unique way to honor the special grad in your life. School colors are a timeless way to usher them into the next step in their life. And long after you leave college, your alma mater colors always carry significance. And the Eliza B. designs are subtle way to carry that significance with you.
Beyond the great gifts for grads, I’m coveting this cork bag
for myself. It’s natural and earthy, certainly different than any bag I own and it’s just fun. So yeah. I need to stop looking around the site before I go broke. I’ve been tooling around it all morning….Make sure you check it out for yourself and let me know what you think!
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