December 04, 2017

December 2017 Letter from the Editor

It's been busy!!

A Letter from the Editor

Dear fellow color lovers,

It’s Carrie writing today… Happy Monday to you all! I thought it might be time for you and I to have a check in. In fact, there is so much going on around here these days that it seems we need a regular check in. Do you agree? So, let’s plan to have a monthly letter from the editor on the first Monday of each month. Sound like a good plan? Great!

First, how are you doing? Can you believe it’s December already? I certainly can’t! I hope your holiday season is off to a great start.

I, personally, am excited to experience the joy and magic of the holidays through the eyes of my baby! Unbelievably, she is almost six months old. (Side note: did you catch my monthly letter to her last week?) So, while she is still too young to do all the things, I think she will still take much delight in the season. She is mesmerized by color and lights and all things sparkly. And, indeed, the holiday season offers plenty of all of that!

Elle and me at our launch party

Elle has been trying to crawl already. Yes, really! Such a happy little baby. 

Changes Around Here

Now, let’s talk about all the changes around here. I know, I know… change can be hard, frustrating, and overwhelming.

While our old website was boring and outdated (in my opinion), you as the reader knew how to navigate it, I bet. And while this new site is pretty darn wonderful (in my opinion), you might still be scratching your head a little bit as you try to figure out what’s going on.

Well, let me break it down for you. Here are the essentials you need to know:

1. Everyday, we are publishing two new pieces of colorful, original content! 

Yep – two new posts everyday!

– One of those daily posts will be a long-form article. It may be a fashion article, a DIY project, a food recipe, an entertaining article, or whatever. You can find that article front and center on the homepage each and every day. If you miss a day, just click on “recent posts” on the top menu.

– The other daily post will be a new outfit. Each and every day, you can find fresh outfit inspiration including a style tip from me! That look will be featured on the homepage, just under the main article. Or, you can always click on “looks” on the top menu.

So, basically you have two places to look everyday. Got it? Make sense? Good! 🙂

– Our holiday catalog. For the rest of the year you’ll also see our holiday gift catalog up at the top of the homepage. You can read about the catalog here, and be sure to check it out for all your gifting needs!

2. Every week, I share my weekly shopping selections. 

You can see my weekly top 10 (or more!) picks on the homepage near the bottom where it says “Carrie Curates”. This section is updated every Monday, so be sure to check it out to find out what I’m loving around the internet each week!

3. And, last but certainly not least, we have our own store! 

Yep, that’s right – our very own online store! Splendor Made is the name, and you can access it by visiting directly. Or, just click shop on the top right menu of the homepage. We’ve curated special, exclusive, unique colorful goods just for you! And believe it or not, everything in the store is less than $100!

In fact, we have a very exciting announcement regarding our store coming Tuesday. Make sure you are signed up for our email list to be the first to know!

Read more about the store here. Also, did you see this weekend’s article showing how some of our favorite influencers styled our shirts?

As well, did you see yesterday’s Sunday Source? We are dipping our toes in the video arena and shared our second ever video (first one here!). Plus, we shared an invitation to our holiday party this week (you can RSVP here)!

At our book signing event at Atrium last week. Elle stopped by!

From our Sachin & Babi event at Hotel Alessandra last week. More photos and details coming soon! 

A Few More Things

Let me close by saying thank you… Thank you for your support. Thank you for your excitement. Thank you for your loyalty. We exist to serve you.

As our mission says we aim to empower women to live, think, and dress with more color. 

Your feedback is so very important to us! So, always feel free to let us know how we are doing. Comment here on the website or email us at [email protected]

Now, like I said, we are here to serve you. But many of you have been so sweet to ask how you can help us spread the “More Color, Please” movement. Here are a few ideas:

1. If you like what see and read here, share it!

Pin it, share it on Facebook, email to your friends. Whatever you feel led to do.

We think we have a pretty good thing going on here. And we would love your help in spreading the word! We would love to see this vibrant community grow even stronger.

2. As you do your holiday shopping, consider browsing our store.

Guys – I’ll be frank: I am not a natural salesperson. That has never been my professional strength. I’m good with strategizing, coming up with creative ideas, and evaluating the numbers and such.

But the truth is it takes money to do all this… this new custom website, the inventory for the store, the team that makes all the magic happen, and much more. Sure – we occasionally run sponsored content here. By the way, I’m very selective about what sponsorships I accept. So, that’s one way we make money.

The other way now is through our online store. By shopping from our store, you help make colorful creative content possible here.

So, thank you again. Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for sharing our content. And thank you for shopping with us.

We appreciate you so very much!

So, stay tuned for lots of colorful content during this wonderful time of year! We have all sorts of Christmas and New Year’s ideas coming your way very soon (a little sneak peek above).

As always…

More color please,



  1. cristina says:

    Wow! Such exciting stuff. Congratulations and best wishes!

    1. julie says:

      Thank you so very much, Cristina! Hope y’all are well.


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