*This post is sponsored by C. Wonder and Mom Trends. I was part of a nationwide campaign to provide holiday cheer and gift ideas along with other great bloggers at my local C. Wonder store. All opinions are my own.
Late last week I got the opportunity to host a really fun holiday shopping party at the C. Wonder store in Fashion Island. C. Wonder is a small chain that combines outstanding quality with value in a super inspiring space. It is a specialty retailer with a well curated collection of brightly colored and patterned clothes, housewares etc. with a preppy vibe and a bit of an edge. The perfect combo in my opinion. It is an amazing wonderland for people who love to shop. It has clothes, shoes, jewelry, home goods, gifts, stuff for your dog, a monogram shop and more! I had been in the store before so I knew that my friends and readers would really enjoy it too.
They asked me to put together my list of favorite gift items and then during the party had a table displaying some of those items for shoppers to take inspiration from. I died over those gold teddy bear banks! So cute! And those little pink boxes next to them were 3 pairs of stud earrings in fun shapes. But as the party went on, and I had the chance to browse the store with my guests, I found SO many more things that I wanted to add to my table.
To start, the stores are bright and cheerful and, right now, decorated for Christmas. This store nails it with their mix of bold patterns and graphic elements. It is inviting and cool all at the same time.
The C. Wonder staff set out sweet treats to keep the shopper’s energy up. I think you know how I feel about sweets so this delighted me to no end. The kids who came through were especially interested in these treats.
How fun is my blouse?! I was so excited when the store asked me to wear one of their silk blouses for the party. And since I have never met an animal print I didn’t like, I had to go with this one. My wardrobe has been lacking in the color department so this turquoise just had to come home with me. It was a hard decision as all of the blouses were gorgeous in really fun patterns. Some great friends came out to support me and explore the store and it was a super fun night.
The jewelry! You have to go in and check out their jewelry displays. Amazing bracelets, chunky jeweled necklaces, great cocktail rings, initial cuff bracelets! So many amazing pieces. And there is a great range of price points so you can find things for yourself or many others on your gift list. Check out what Dinah picked up for herself.
Along with all the great everyday lifestyle items the store carries, they also have seasonal decor right now. Their ornament selection is glitzy and fun and would add a ton of pizzazz to any tree. The holiday items would make great gifts. They also had gift kits, like the hot chocolate kits I meant to pick up as teacher presents. But in all the fun, I forgot! Looks like I’ll be making another trip to C. Wonder.
The big winner of the night seemed to be this ram. It could be found on these cross body bags or a smaller clutch (one went home with Lauren) and they were a favorite among most of the shoppers. I have it on good authority that this is going to be under my Christmas tree…
Kristin took it upon herself to make sure that my husband knew what my favorite things were. Here she is taking a picture of a necklace that I liked so she could send it to him. Now THAT is a good friend.
And aside from doing a little holiday shopping, it was super fun to meet a few people in person that I hadn’t had the chance to meet yet like Raquel or Nicole (pictured here with me and Kristin, photo courtesy of Nicole). I was so into mingling that I forgot to stop and take pictures of people enjoying the party! You can see what happened at all the parties by searching the hashtag #unwrapwonder.
The best part of the event was that the store agreed to donate 10% of sales during my event to Operation Shower! How cool is that!
Here are links to my top gift picks from the store: Sparkler Bling Necklace, Phrase Cheese Board, Animal Dessert Plate, Leather Studded Card Case, Cashmere Heart Gloves, Small Camo Printed Travel Case, Monogram Jewelry Box
C. Wonder Fashion Island
347 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660