Spring Break in Style

Guest blogger: Janet KinkadeToday’s blog is courtesy of Janet Kinkade.  She is the creator of JK by Thirty-One jewelry. Her ultimate passion is to inspire women and help them recognize their own beauty and potential.

I love her tips for how to pack for spring break..


After a long winter, it feels like spring break can’t come soon enough! Typically, we’re facing at least a few weeks of fashion limbo, when it’s too warm for a coat, too cool for a sundress – but your sunshine-soaked spring break is calling! These spring break travel fashion trends show you a few ways to “spring up” your winter wear, winterize your spring wear or maybe just invent a whole new season altogether: Happy “Sprinter,” everyone!

Ready for Spring Break Travel

Get ready for spring break travel!

White jeans and capris can be dressed up or down – a great choice as the seasons transition. Embroidered or embellished tops are a sure way to bring in all the seasonal bright colors, especially in an off-the-shoulder blouse to keep you cool. Add texture and an organic feel. That looks especially springy and on-trend to any outfit with a touch of woven straw. Even the most delicate of silver jewelry can make a statement, like drop earrings, a beaded bracelet and long chain necklace. Then just grab a hat, your tinted sunglasses and a fabulous, beach-ready tote!

Office to Airport

Go straight from the office to the airport

As soon as hot weather approaches, the basic rules of work-appropriate dress quickly become unbearable, right? A loose-fitting top with on-trend bell sleeves and ruffles will keep you cool. Plus, a little bit of outfit planning up front will save you precious vacation time on Friday: Just swap out your work pumps for a pair of sweet slides, and you can head out. (Bonus: You can show off your super-cute mint pedi toes all weekend long!)

Pop of Coral

Add a pop of coral, the season’s hottest hue

One of the biggest fashion trends for spring and summer 2018 is CORAL! And coral is one of those colors I never get tired of seeing, with its pinkish overtones and orange undertones. It’s positively lovely and looks great with shades of blue and our new Diamond Straw Weave! This summery shade lends itself to a bit of fun, so why not add a splash of the season’s hottest fruit: pineapples! You can find this sweet symbol decorating everything from jewelry and accessories to novelty print totes this season. With so many fun ways to wear coral, I hope you’re inspired to infuse it into your own wardrobe this spring!

Casual Spring Travel Layers for Him

Try casual spring travel layers for him

Spring and summer of 2018 will be a season of contrasts in men’s fashion. You’ll see a mash-up of couture hikers, nineties streetwear and stylish sea breeze looks. Casual, comfortable, lightweight and loose-fitting are important elements for menswear this season. And don’t forget functionality: Every guy needs a great weekend travel bag so he can swing home on a Friday, grab some gear and hit the road!

The winter-to-spring transition can be a freeing moment! Wool gives way to cotton, black to bright (or better yet, coral) and boots to something strappy – something to have you itching to dig your toes into the sand. Embrace it, and enjoy your well-deserved spring break in style!

March Is Roaring In Like a Lion

I know the weather forecast doesn’t show it but believe me, it is SPRING at Thirty One Gifts.  I love seeing all of the NEW spring prints and products with even more arriving in April but I don’t want to spoil any surprises!  You will just have to wait!

Let’s do a “flashback” to a time when you got new outfits for Easter.  Remember those new shoes, new dress, a hat and of course, the cute little purse.  My daughter may kill me but I actually love this picture of the two of us at Easter.  She wasn’t a “bag girl” but she definitely was a hat girl who loved to have her picture taken.  

Yes, I squirrled for a moment, the norm right?  Why am I talking about Easter and purses?The March Customer Special at Thirty One is all about purses……

I love the Studio Thirty One!!!!

But I will always be a Retro Metro Girl.. I have been having fun with the new Retro Metro Hobo Crossbody and the Super Swap It Pocket


Want to get your hands on a NEW Spring catalog?  Simply click the link below and fill out the form…


With just a $200 party (6 orders), you can get the Studio Thirty One purse for half price!  Have a texting party or a 31-minute Facebook party, which one will fit your lifestyle?

Do you remember those AMAZING roller totes we had – the Away We Go Roller and the Rolling Cooler? Check out the video on how you can get one of them with a $600 party (or a fundraiser)!!!

Maybe, you want it all but would rather NOT have a party.  How about a monthly club?  Advance notice on sales, monthly happy mail and we will work out a budget plan which fits your needs.  Click the link below and fill out the form…


Have you ever thought “I can do what she does”?  Of course you can!  Whether you are just looking for the discounts for you, your friends and your family or a part-time job or maybe you need a break for some girl time; Thirty One may be the answer for you.

Check out the TWO enrollment kit options with over $400 in products for just $99

I will do your launch party via Facebook (or a home party, if you are local).  Start making money as soon as you enroll.  One of my newest recruits earned a $175 commission check, $175 in business credits, $100 in free product, and the February product incentive with her online launch party.  The base commission is 25% but you could make up to 40% with the NEW Thirty One marketplace.  Lots of options to help you design a business which works for you.  I will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Which option will you pick – joining my team, hosting a party, the monthly club/ budget plan or just shopping?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Product Review: Midway Hobo

Letting customers Product Test your products is AMAZING!  I usually pick about 6 products I want to share.  I have my customers fill out the form and then select those who will be testers.  If you CLICK HERE, you can enter the next round of product testing which will take place in October.

Let me tell you about Kacie... she is a regular customer who is a Younique consultant and a stay at home mom.  I love when she reviews her own product so I couldn’t wait to see what she had to say about the Midway Hobo.  She LOVES cross body bags since she has two little ones who keep her busy.  Here is the what she had to say….

Hope let me test out the Midway Hobo this week! She sent me the Caramel Charm colorway, which matched pretty well with all the photos I’ve seen of it online and in the catalog. If anything, the caramel shade leans slightly more toward orange instead of brown, but it is still a beautiful color for Fall! I really like that I could get one to match my All About the Benjamins wallet if I wanted.

This thing is HUGE! But it’s also not! 🙂 It was large enough to carry around all the things I normally carry with me in a purse (and it fits the Swap-it Pocket!) but the overall size was still smaller than your average tote bag, meaning it wasn’t too bulky to carry around shopping. It’s the perfect size for a mom purse! I could easily throw in a change of clothes for my preschooler, eliminating the need to carry a separate diaper bag. I really liked the exterior cell phone pocket. It held my Google Pixel (which could also fit inside the interior slip pockets) and it felt secure enough that I didn’t need to worry about it falling out. It’s a fairly large phone, so I’m surprised that it fit. There’s a great interior zipped pocket that I really liked too. I put my Kindle Fire inside and it only took up half the pocket. That’s how roomy it is!

And now my personal deal breaker; the strap. If this bag had an adjustable cross-body length strap I would probably own it in every color. I love the pockets and the space it provides. The material the bag is made of lends itself to easy cleaning and great stain resistance (I LOVE the fact that pet hair doesn’t stick to it!) but it’s also a tad slippery. If you’re able to hold the bag against your body or “catch” it with one hand while you’re walking, this is no big deal. Unfortunately, I’m a mom with 2 young kids, so I’m constantly reaching for little hands to cross a parking lot, or bending over to pick up something they dropped on the floor, or just needing the use of BOTH my hands in general. I couldn’t keep this on my shoulder without holding on to it. The constant slipping was driving me crazy. I found myself flipping the strap upside down so the side with the decorative stitching was facing my shoulder. This gave me some extra “grip”, but it wasn’t enough to hold the strap in place. On the very rare occasion I was out running errands by myself this bag was awesome, but it’s not something I can carry around all the time.

Overall, I recommend this bag. It’s a great design, with plenty of space, and it comes in some gorgeous colors. You just need to decide if your life can keep up with the shorter strap length.

Thank you Kacie for this AWESOME review.  Kacie said “I wish there wish the Cafe Crossbody and the Midway Hobo had a baby – the combination of the two bags would be AMAZING!”.  Definitely a suggestion for Thirty One Voice of the Customer.  Who knows, this could be a new bag.

Be sure to check out Kacie’s Facebook page so we can share the love.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!


Summer Kick Off Party

A new month and LOTS of newness in Thirty One.  I am so blessed to be part of a company which helps us reach new heights every month and this month is NO exception.

I am so excited to see not only Flip Flops come back but also some of our favorite retired products with a fresh new look….

As a result of my AMAZING customers, I again have the opportunity to present “Promising Picks” which is how products are tested to be featured in future catalogs.  The only way to order Promising Picks is through a party….. Hmm?  Maybe it is time for a 31 minute Facebook Party or a catalog party or a trunk party or a home party?

My new Facebook parties have me LIVE with you and your friends for 31 minutes highlighting YOUR top 10 favorite products. A personal shopper coming right into your home. I will go live at the designated time for some fun and games then we close your party within 48 hours of the LIVE event.  Easy peasy, right? No fuss. No mess.

The best part is all of the NEW items in April at Thirty One

#1 – April Customer Special……  It is the perfect time to order for Mother and Father’s Day, graduation, weddings, birthdays  or maybe just a chance to get your home organized.


#2 – NEW Personalization Options: 

#3 –  The starfish icon is so cute on our pillows and make a great gift.  Do you love the Midway Hobo purse but wished it could be personalized?  Now it can…. you can make it your own!






#4 – April’s Hostess Special may cinch the deal for you…. This set can be yours for $30 with a $600 party.  It includes a Zip Top Organizing Tote, a Fold n File and a Rubie Mini.  Believe me it is not hard to get to $600 in sales…. an average Facebook party is $500 and believe me YOU are not average.  Look at what you can get at each party level…..

#5 – Can you thing better than being a hostess in April? Maybe it is starting your own business with one of our Spring Enrollment kits.  Join our Thirty One family with our Summer Essential Enrollment Kit for just $50!  You get to pick which set AND you get to pick your own personalization.  Just getting your tax refund back?  What better way to make your money work for you then starting your own business…

Not only do you get paid to party BUT you will also have the chance to get up to 4 of these amazing kits for FREE each month for the first four months.

So, who is ready to join in the fun?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!