Here's a fun trivia fact for all of my new readers: I used to do more product reviews back in the day (okay, last year...).
I was never a "review blogger" per se, but I did enjoy sharing fun new finds through my Themed Weekend series. (And I still think product reviews by bloggers can be extremely useful because they tend to be thorough & personal - and they often come from a trusted source).
I have to say, though: I am so glad I made the transition from productville...to simply blogging the "everyday extraordinary" of my life. It's meant more engagement (thanks for your comments, ya'll!), closer friendships, and better content on my blog.
All that being said, the PR company for CAbi [Carol Anderson By Invitation] recently asked me if I wanted to sample some clothing from their Fall 2010 Collection. I took a look at the website, picked my jaw off the ground, and said, "Yes, please!" The collection is sophisticated, without being stuffy...modern, without being juvenile.
Apparently, Carol Anderson used to be a designer for Nordstrom, but now exclusively designs for CAbi. The pieces are upscale and trendy, while still retaining classic sensibilities.
Here's the catch: you can't buy CAbi online or in stores. The collection is exclusively sold through house parties that bring women together for fashion & fun. To find a Consultant near you, check the CAbi website.
If you're interested in the career side of things, there's a website specifically for that. Essentially, you sell clothes to your friends - and receive a commission.
Here's a sample of the Fall collection:
Do you ever attend (or host) "house parties" for products? Do you enjoy them? What do you think about the CAbi collection?