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August 1, 2014
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Office Manager sought for luxury bridal boutique

A Little Something White Bridal Couture is a full-service bridal boutique located in Darien, Connecticut. We are growing quickly and are looking to add an Office Manager to our team. We are looking for a detail-oriented, motivated, hard-working, extremely organized individual who has a passion and enthusiasm for the business to add to our close-knit team. This individual will report to and work closely with the owner of the business. This position is intended to be long-term, as we would like the individual we hire to grow with our business and take on increasing responsibility.

Responsibilities:

- Serve as the administrative head of the business, which entails preparing invoices for customer orders, generating and sending purchase orders, reviewing order confirms, accounting for payments owed and payments made, filing paperwork

- Unpack boxes containing customer orders, reviewing the merchandise versus the order slip to ensure accuracy, and doing all paperwork associated with order receipt

- Prepare shipping labels and pack gowns for customer orders

- Contact customers via phone and email to notify them of item arrival

- Confirm customer appointments and answer phones during busy periods

- Assist team in the setup for trunk shows

- Ensure office, storage, and store are kept neat, tidy, organized, and clutter free

- Determine office and store supply needs and place orders for those items

Requirements:

- Must have the ability to work approximately 20 hours per week across Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (and potentially some Saturdays).

- Must have some flexibility for a small variation in hours, such as working an additional 5 hours per week during busy periods.

- Must have prior work experience in a field where organization and attention-to-detail were critical elements of the job

- Excellent computer skills, including advanced mastery of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Position will entail use of Quickbooks accounting software, so familiarity with this system is a plus.

- Polished social skills, as speaking to customers will be part of the job

- Must possess a college degree

- Must be available to start by early September

- References must be provided

Additional details:

- Compensation: Hourly

- Training will be provided

- To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to ashley@alittlesomethingwhite.com

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June 17, 2014
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We are thrilled to welcome the Liancarlo collection to A Little Something White this Friday and Saturday, June 20th & 21st. The Spring 2015 collection as well as favorites from past collections will be present for this two day event. The Spring 2015 collection will not arrive in stores until later this year, and this will be the only time it makes it to our area before then!

Brides will receive 10% off any Liancarlo gown or accessory purchased during the trunk show!

The Liancarlo collection is timeless and elegant, with many styles incorporating unique elements such as metallic thread work or blossoms inspired by his paintings. The collection celebrates a woman’s femininity with the use of luxurious fabrics, sumptuous textures, and exquisite hand-work detail. Designer Carlos Ramirez is an artist in the true sense of the word and each gown he creates could be thought of as a masterpiece.

Here are a few of our favorite styles from the Spring 2015 collection!

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June 1, 2014
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Block off your calendars!! A Little Something White will be hosting a blowout sample sale on Friday, June 13th (10am-5pm), and Saturday, June 14th (9am-4pm)! Bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and accessories in excellent condition are up to 80% off!!!! We need to make room for the new inventory that is coming in this summer, and have slashed our already low sample prices even more!

No appointments are required, but space and parking are limited so only a certain number of brides can try on dresses at any one time. So get to the store early!

We are so excited about what we have to offer, and therefore are offering some additional incentives for our brides:

-          Pre-register for the sample sale and receive an additional 5% off the marked-down price. All this means is call us (203-309-5110) or email us (info@alittlesomethingwhite.com) and let us know you are planning to come at some point during the two day event.

-           The first 10 brides to purchase their bridal gown will receive a free jewelry gift!

-           Everyone who purchases a bridal gown during this two day event will receive a voucher for 10% off the full-priced accessory of their choice and $50 off gown cleaning.

You can view some of the gowns we have available for sale by clicking here, but please note that we will likely be adding some additional gowns as we head into the sample sale weekend. Below are a few examples of some of the amazing deals we will be offering during the sample sale! Please note, the reduced prices are for this two day event only, and the prices will go back up to the standard sample price on the following Monday!

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Need a dress for your wedding weekend? Think rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch, or for your honeymoon! We have an amazing selection of dresses from Lazaro, Coren Moore, Alvina Valenta, and Dolly Pearl available at deeply discounted rates. We also have some fun accessories, such as men’s ties, colorful sashes, and jewelry that we can’t wait for you to see!
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April 25, 2014
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Please join us this weekend at one of Connecticut’s premier bridal events. The Luxury Wedding Spotlight will take place at the newest wedding venue in Fairfield County, Harbor View at Norwalk Cove, on Sunday April 27 from 6-9pm. Our friends at Stacie Shea Events and Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs have been working tirelessly to ensure that this once-a-year event is truly spectacular. While attending the event, engaged couples will be able to meet with the most talented vendors and event planners in Connecticut and New York. Since each showcased vendor has been chosen by top wedding planners, attending couples will know they are seeing the best of the best. We are so excited to be chosen to be a Showcased Vendor at the Luxury Wedding Spotlight 2014 and we cannot wait to see you there!

Here is a little more information:

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Harbor View at Norwalk Cove
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk, CT
Valet Parking service provided.
Attendees must pre-register online as the event is by RSVP Only:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/532529

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A Little Something White is hosting a sample sale this weekend! Bridal gowns are priced up to 70%!! Appointments are required. Please contact us at info@alittlesomethingwhite.com or (203) 309-5110 to make an appointment.

In addition to the incredible bridal gown discount, we are offering the following:

-  Purchase a bridal accessory valued at $300 or more and receive an additional 5% off the marked-down bridal gown price

-  Gown cleaning is available for $225. If you purchase a gown during the sample sale period, we will take $50 off this service.

Below is a small sampling of some of the gowns that are available for sale!

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We are thrilled to welcome the Sareh Nouri bridal collection to A Little Something White this weekend! Sareh’s Fall 2014 collection, which features beautiful lace, illusion necklines, gowns with sleeves, and a touch of sparkle, has received tremendous praise since its debut in October. If you are a bride looking for a gown that is romantic, feminine, elegant, and timeless, then get ready for this collection to take your breath away.

Sareh herself will be present to work with brides on Saturday the 22nd, and 10% off will be given to any bride purchasing a Sareh Nouri gown at the trunk show. Appointments are already starting to fill up, so contact us at 203-309-5110 or info@alittlesomethingwhite.com to make your appointment!

Here are a few of our favorite styles!

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If you are a 2014 bride and in need of a veil and accessories, you should not miss this trunk show!! The Toni Federici collection is elegant and sophisticated and will complement your gown on your wedding day without overshadowing it. Dedication to a bride’s vision is a hallmark feature of the collection, as Toni is always willing to make modifications to a veil design in order to help a bride perfectly capture her look.

Brides purchasing a Toni Federici veil or accessory during this event will receive 10% off their purchase.

Appointments are required. Schedule an appointment to see this amazing collection by calling (203) 309-5110 or emailing info@alittlesomethingwhite.

Below are a few of our favorite styles, although it was hard to pick as there are so many amazing veils at the store right now!!!

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We are so excited to welcome the Alvina Valenta Spring 2014 bridal collection to A Little Something White for the weekend! Designer Jessica Williams absolutely blew us away with her breathtaking collection. We love that this collection encompasses both the classic, feminine styles that she is known for as well as more fresh, modern looks with details like beaded cap sleeves, horsehair trim, and shimmery fabrics.

Brides purchasing an Alvina Valenta gown during the trunk show will receive 10% off their gown purchase!

Schedule an appointment to see this amazing collection by calling (203) 309-5110 or emailing info@alittlesomethingwhite.

Here are some of our favorite styles from the Spring 2014 collection!

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January 6, 2014

It’s First Communion time at A Little Something White! We are so excited to welcome three beautiful collections to the boutique this year.

Preview our First Communion dress collections here

All of our dresses are sold on a made-to-order basis, ensuring your daughter has a brand new dress to wear for her big day, not one that has been tried on over and over again. Now is the perfect time to place your order, as some of the dresses can take up to three months to produce.

Additionally, we are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, we will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from our First Communion dress sales to the churches where each little girl makes her First Communion.

Contact us today at 203-309-5110 or info@alittlesomethingwhite.com to see these gorgeous dresses! We can accomodate walk-ins during the week but request that you make an appointoment to see the collection on the weekend so that we can make sure someone is available to work with you. Our store hours can be found here.

Below are some of our favorite styles across each of our three designers!

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January 3, 2014

Spectacular. That is the best word I can choose to sum up how I feel about 2013. For me, it was a year of incredible happiness, both professionally and personally. Coming into the year, I had high expectations for A Little Something White for its first full year in business. And as I reflect back on the year, I cannot help but feel immense pride at what my team accomplished. As a small shop, we all work tirelessly with the goal of ensuring our brides have an amazing experience. We had the pleasure of working with several hundred brides this year and are so grateful for those of you who gave us the opportunity of working with you on your wedding day. Many of you took the time to tell us how happy you were with your experience at A Little Something White, and we are so appreciative of that feedback. It was you speaking up that helped us to receive several accolades this year. For the second year in a row, we were selected as one of The Knot’s best bridal salons, an award that is decided based on the reviews of our brides. Additionally, we received the honor of Moffly Media’s “Best of Gold Coast” award in the Bridal Gowns category. This was voted on by our brides just six months after we opened, and is therefore all the more meaningful for us!

In the midst of this thrilling year for the store, I was blessed with my second child in July, a boy we named William. A lot of people told me I was crazy to start a business and have another child in the same year, but as I reflect back on the last six months, I can only thing that I am immensely fortunate. Will has been a true blessing and while he has added an extra element of crazy to my life, it is far outweighed by the happiness he has brought us. And after successfully (at least I think so) managing a growing business, a newborn, and a three year old over the last five months, I feel incredibly fulfilled both professionally and personally.

I would be remiss if I didn’t end this post with an enormous thank you to my team. To Amber, who managed the store effortlessly over the last five months while I spent a little extra time with my family, and Kim, who joined us in June, hit the ground running from day one, and has dazzled so many of our brides in her short time here, and Bridget, who ensured every single one of our brides had the perfect fit on her wedding day (I’m not kidding, I can honestly say that every single bride was happy with her alterations), I can only say thank you a million times over from the bottom of my heart. You are a special team and I am immensely grateful for everything. Thank you to my family as well, for continuing to support me day in and day out. It is because of you that I am able to dedicate myself to growing this successful business and I am and always will be your biggest fan.

Cheers to an amazing 2014!!

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