Winter Sale!

The sun is shining more and more here in Metro Detroit and I'm so thankful the grey winter days are ending! In celebration of this welcome change we are having a Winter Sale at Pawn Chick Shopping.

Select items are marked 30% off!
 

No coupon code needed; sale items have sale banner!

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Spring Trends

I can feel it in my bones that spring is near, but the cold weather outside is telling me otherwise. 

Bring on SPRING! I'm sick and tired of hiding underneath the many layers that winter requires. All jewelry fans love to shine and show the world what we are born to do...sparkle. I call it "my season." Really anytime without a jacket is "MY SEASON!" Sure, if you want to be boring then go ahead, stay inside, and dress like a slob -- but why? 

If you're shy, then this spring's jewelry trends are not meant for you. This season it's all about embellished earrings, choker necklaces and SHINE. Did I forget to mention the color pink?  Pink is huge this year!

Melt the snow, stop the rain, and start warming the air because pawnchickshopping.com is about to SPRING into some major action!

❤,
Ashley

Oscars 2017

Best movie, best actor, best actress, best screenplay, best wrong envelope... I didn't know where to look next!

The Academy Awards is my favorite night of the year. The dieting starts months in advance and the shopping for this night is it's own massive undertaking. I'm talking Oscars baby! Zero talking in my house because I'm focused. This is my Super Bowl Sunday.  

Let me tell you: I was NOT disappointed this year. The stars shined and outdid themselves yet again. The nominees and winners did what I always suggest -- to step outside of your comfort zone and flaunt some awesome color. It's green and blue that are the hottest right now. Sapphires and emeralds were the statements of the Oscars, just as we expected. 

And as always, the stunning diamonds soared. Nobody was bashful wearing diamonds nor should they be. Elegant dresses with their just-as-elegant jewelry is precisely as it should be. Arm cuffs were a total must this year and drop earrings were everywhere!

What a wonderful night for Oscar!

Ashley 

Go For It!

It's been nearly two years since I took the dive -- that leap to start a new business. What began with a mere five items has turned into something quite magical. It’s an incredible feeling, to build something that I can call "mine." I have that feeling of being whole. And it is awesome.

At times it was very hard, when I needed to push through, when there was nothing left in me to give. Other times I was swamped with work and orders and the late nights were so worth it. (Dare I say, “Fun?”) When you work hard, in the end you earn the reward of being able to look back and smile.

I am excited for this year, with some many new things to unveil.  I’m ready.  Who’s with me?

❤,
Ashley

Pawn Chick

I get asked many times a day on social media, face-to-face and even on the phone, "Is this really you?" I repeatedly say, "Yes, it's Ashley from Hardcore Pawn.” I often wonder if I should even respond like that. Should I say, “Yes, it's Ashley Gold,” or “Yes, it's Ashley from Pawn Chick Shopping.” Or, should the name Pawn Chick Shopping itself be changed?

I'll straight up tell you like it is. I'm Ashley from the show, but I'm not on the show anymore. The show exists all over the world as reruns and delayed seasons but we don't tape anymore. I left the show at the end of season 9, remember? I decided to start my own business and change things in my life. I couldn't ever imagine that after almost two years that I would be so happy and thriving. Here's the thing though, Pawn Chick Shopping might be me, but the Pawn isn't there anymore.

See, pawn will always be part of who I am but it's not part of my business model these days. Too often clients ask if my jewelry is "used" or "resold" and the answer is NO! I was brought up in the pawn world and learned how to negotiate and make deals out of nothing -- and I am really good at it. But pawn just isn't my title anymore. You all know me from who I am and who I once was. No, that doesn't necessarily mean that you'll always remember me for the bitch role that I played on TV but I hope that you learned a few things from me. If nothing else, you learned how to stand up for yourself and not take any crap.

It might be time to let loose of the PAWN and live life as ME! Stay tuned.. PawnChickShopping.com will NEVER leave, but part of the name may...

XO,
Ashley

Friday The 13th

It's just a day (or a movie) and it doesn't really mean a thing...right?

Wrong!

I never believed in this Friday the 13th crap until now. I'm spooked out and freaked out and filled with bad luck. I literally had the worst 24 hours in a long time. Anything that could have gone wrong did.

People used to say that I exaggerate or carry things to the max, but this is no stretch of the truth. I wouldn't even know where to begin if I were to tell you about how many bad things happened to me in 24 hours. But let me clue you in on a few of the things. Someone attempted to steal my car. My dog got really sick. My water heater broke.  So did my refrigerator. Could you imagine there is even more? Yep, me neither, but the list went on and on.

Do you ever have those dreams where you wake up in disbelief and are so thankful when you realize it was actually a dream? I wish this day were that dream, but it wasn’t. My heart skipped a few thousand beats throughout the day and felt like I was going to pass out.

Hang on to all the ones we love and stay super strong. Stay strong for everyone around you even if you're the one who feels like crumbling.

I'm totally sleeping though the next Friday the 13th. Or taking a vacation!

XO,

Ashley

Red Carpet

Lights, Camera, Action!

Were you camera-ready Sunday night for the Golden Globes? Did you see the drop dead gorgeous jewelry that the stars were wearing? All I have to say is, "fabulous bling!" It was worn on all the right places. The Golden Globes is the place to shine and sparkle and you better get it right or everyone will be talking about you.

These days, jewelry is the focal point of nearly every outfit. We can all wear a dress or a suit but once you style it with a spectacular diamond or emerald necklace, you have turned that outfit into something unique.

The Charity Preview at the North American International Auto Show here in Detroit is our grand ball at which to shine. Cars, diamonds, gowns, tuxes, gold, platinum and gems will all be on bright display. It's time to rev up your fashion and show people how you can sparkle. The glitz will get you through the night. Think about it as your "Oscar" or your "Red Carpet." Just own it and strut your stuff. It's a brand new year and it starts off by shining!

XO,
Pawn Chick

Dress To Impress!

What a fantastic evening to end such a wonderful year! Happy New Year to all of you. I hope you had as much fun as I did! It was a blast to ring in the new year with friends and family. New Year’s Eve is a great reason to get dressed in your best and party with the people you love. But occasions like this don’t just roll around once a year! There are a million reasons to celebrate all year round and the outfit that I wore was perfect for any of those many celebrations!

I went with the simple and classic black dress that was enhanced by great jewelry. I wanted to be sparkling when we rang in 2017!

By mixing my metals, colors and textures, I was able to create a look that is perfect for any special evening out! The necklaces layered perfectly to create depth with the shimmering black disc and the long glass beads. They looked great with my neckline. I went with simple but sparkly stud earrings to accent but not distract from the rest of my look. My bracelets and rings were a mix of silvers and golds, all with the glitzy sparkle I was rocking that night!

Overall, it was a super fun and easy look to put together that made me feel incredible as one year passed and another began. It’s a look that you can rock for your next celebratory event!

I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s celebration!

XO,
Pawn Chick

 

THANK YOU!

PLEASE USE PROMO CODE "THANKS" AT CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE 30% OFF!

As a huge THANK YOU for this awesome year, I want to give all of you a coupon code for my website, pawnchickshopping.com, that you can use until Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 11:59pm!

What a wild year it has been! I can't believe that I have been in business for just over a year now. I am beyond thankful to all of you. All my fans, supporters, family and friends. You are awesome. This year has been phenomenal and I have you to thank! 

I look forward to the next year of life and business joyfully and optimistically. I am so glad that all of you are alongside me in this venture! 

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday and a Healthy Happy New Year! 

XO,
Pawn Chick

Top Stocking Stuffers for Women

Ashley's Top Stocking Stuffers for Women are perfect for a small, thoughtful gift that perfectly tucks into the toe of any stocking! It can be so hard to decide what to put in those lovely stockings hanging about the fireplace, but here at Pawn Chick Shopping we make it easy for you. These will be gifts the women in your life will love and enjoy wearing for the year to come! From bracelets and earrings to necklaces, there is something for every woman or girl on your list! 

Top Stocking Stuffers for Men

Ashley's Top Stocking Stuffers for Men are a great way to fill the stocking of the guys in your life. Sometimes those last minute purchases for the stockings hanging so beautifully on the mantel are the hardest items to choose! Here at Pawn Chick Shopping, we make it easy to fill those stockings with thoughtful and wanted gifts. These top stocking stuffers cover a variety of styles and price ranges that will make your shopping easier than ever this holiday season! 

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2016!

I cannot believe that another year is almost in the books. A year, an entire year of stuff. I put myself up to many intense challenges this year and conquered each and every one of them.

First of all, being a mom is the toughest job of them all. And it’s the most rewarding. Seeing my kids grow and achieve their goals throughout the year was the most fulfilling.

Running a business from the ground up has been a thrill. And officially being in business for one year is remarkable. So, I owe a huge thank you to my family and all my supporters along the way.

This January marks one year that I've kept my weight off. A yo-yo dieter my entire life, I pat my back every morning. Running a half-marathon -- who would have ever thought I could have finished, but I did. Hell yes!

Don't doubt yourself. You can set your mind to anything and accomplish it.

Tears? Yes. Failures? No. Accomplishments? You bet your ass!

Watch out 2017, I'm coming for you! 

XO,
Pawn Chick

12 Stocking Stuffer Ideas

‘Tis the season to think of others and decide what thoughtful gifts to give.

No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, there’s opportunity to share with others in a special way.

Here are some small stocking stuffer ideas to help you while you shop:

  1. Socks and mittens: These items keep our loved ones warm and cozy, and their fun colors and patterns are perfect.
  2. Chenille blanket: They’re soft, warm, and they come in a variety of colors that everyone on your list will love.
  3. Bracelets: These are presents that cover all of your bases. For men, shop here. For women, try here. And for youth, explore the possibilities here.
  4. Starbucks gift card: Give people something they can enjoy anytime they choose. (Especially on a cold winter day.)
  5. Ellia Essential Oil Peppermint is perfect for the holidays, because it balances perfectly with the other aromas of the season.
  6. Ellia Essential Oil Diffuser: Add a diffuser to the oil above and you have a perfect gift.
  7. Games: Since this time of year is all about family and fun, games are a great gift, and they’re a good outlet to spend quality time together.
  8. Nail polish: Perfect for the women and girls in your life, neutral colors are a safe choice for anyone’s style.
  9. Necklaces: Accessories are a great gift during the holiday, especially these three. For inspiration, shop herehere, and here.
  10. Mugs: Everyone enjoys a hot drink, whether it’s coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Try buying a beautiful mug for home or a no-leak mug for travel.
  11. Slippers: Choose a style that fits an individual’s personality, from traditional to fuzzy animal print or emojis.
  12. Lip balm: From scentless to something with flavor and color, lip balm is just the right size to fill the toe of a stocking.

Feeling crafty? Try making our DIY Lavender Bath Salts — a welcome addition to any stocking.

STUFF IT!

Do you ever get to this point in the holiday season and remember that stocking stuffers are still a completely unfinished item on your list? It can be a last minute “fill up” that has you running to the corner store the night before Christmas. If you want to fill those stockings early with some new and exciting items this year, I have just the thing for you! Get out of the chapstick, fruit and candy rut and branch out to small gifts that everyone on your list will love!

5 Stocking Stuffers Under $30 For Women:

5 Stocking Stuffers Under $25 For Men:

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If you need any other ideas for your gift giving this year, I would love to help you shop for the people that you love! Please contact me here and I will help you with any questions that you have!

Happy Shopping!

XO,
Pawn Chick

Do Something Wild!

It's official - the holidays are upon us! 

Many people prep for days for a big Thanksgiving dinner and then deck out their house to the max. 

Not me! I make turkeys all throughout the year and always give thanks. I buy a 20lb turkey, slap on some paprika, kosher salt, coarse pepper, and fresh garlic, rub it all in and throw it in the oven for 3 1/2 hours. My side dishes are pretty simple too. I don't believe in spending too much time in the kitchen. I'm not a baker, I'm a cook. I don't measure and I don't believe in tiptoeing around the house so that my cakes or breads won't fall flat. No way. Sides are salads, stuffing, a potato dish and this year I actually made squash soup that was beyond fab! Fast forward to the clean up, which I cannot stand. I wish I could wiggle my nose and throw some glitter up in the air and have it cleaned in a second. We can all hope, right? 

Well, this year I was the mom of the year and took my kids out at midnight so they could experience #blackfriday! I've never taken the ride myself and it was one for the books. I never knew people really shopped like that at midnight! I'm usually in my pj's and working. It's a one and done kinda thing. Check that one off my list. 

Now, it's my time. My favorite time of the year. It's when my customers come to me and shop. I find them all the best deals on jewelry. Done it all my life. This is my thrill. My adrenaline rush. Nothing makes me more happy than making others happy. I'm able to box that special gift for their friend, significant other, family member or co-worker. I search all year for the "perfect" gifts for everyone all over the world. It's the trust that everyone has in me to fulfill their desire to make their special "someone" happy. 

I seriously love it. I love everything about it. The holiday spirit, music, excitement, festivities and cheer. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! 

XO,
Pawn Chick

Gifts, Styles and Deals!

As we enter this season of gift giving, knowing what is in fashion makes shopping for our loved ones so much easier! Whether you are shopping for parents, children, friends or anyone else, there is a way to apply today’s fashion trend to their gift!

My favorite jewelry practice is layering, I’ve said it before and will say it again: layering makes simple pieces so much more interesting! Be open to layering colors, metals and weights for an interesting look! Here are some of my favorite pieces to use for everyday layering!

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Layering doesn’t only apply to necklaces either! Bracelets are so fun to layer cause you can add special pieces to the ones you wear everyday without any effort at all! There are a couple ways to layer bracelets: you can buy a set of bracelets to take to make layering super easy or you can mix and match different styles according to your liking! Both are great options to add some depth to your accessory style!

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Another great option for the people on your list are the items that can be worn in multiple ways! Not only are you getting the best bang for your buck but, your loved ones will like the versatility to wear their new accessory more than one way!

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If you have people on your list that love earrings, or if you wanted to get yourself something beautiful for the upcoming holiday season, pearls and hoops are two of the hottest trends. Hoops are great for wearing day or night and pearls are a nice classic that can be modernized depending on the style of earring - I love them in earring jackets! The earring jackets shown below can even be worn two ways - as studs or earring jackets!

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As you shop this season, keep an eye out for the hottest styles and deals at pawnchickshopping.com. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming fast and we’re sure to have great deals for you!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

XO,
Pawn Chick

Traditions

Traditions are traditions, right? WRONG!

Some traditions are meant to stay the same and some traditions are meant to change. Take it from me -- recipes change, seating assignments change, people come into your life and people leave. 

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and I can't be more thankful for my hubby and my two kiddies. They have always been my support system through thick and thin. 

No matter what happens in life, your core is your rock. It's your everything. Lives change, seats and the dinner table change, but what is most important stays for the long haul. 

I hope this year you have much to be thankful for! 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

XO, 
Pawn Chick

4 Fall Decorating Tips

Although summer is my favorite season, nothing can beat the wonderful colors and smells that come in fall. I love the change this season brings, not only outdoors, but also within my home. It’s so fun to decorate and create the cozy mood of fall in our house. I have a couple of quick changes I use every year to decorate, and this time around, I’m excited to include Ellia Essential Oils.

Have you decorated, yet? Get started now, just in time for Thanksgiving, with these four tips to create autumn ambience.

1. Try long-lasting pumpkin decor.
While we love to carve pumpkins with our kids around Halloween, they don’t last very long. They’re great for the front porch when the neighborhood lights up for trick-or-treating, but they shrivel up long before Thanksgiving comes. When I want to bring pumpkins into the house, we decorate in different ways. We like to bedazzle, paint, and stud our pumpkins for a mix of textures that last through the season. The kids and I love to make up patterns for our pumpkins. White pumpkins bring the warmth of fall without being as obvious as the typical orange, and in our clean, crisp home, they match wonderfully.

2. Set the mood with homemade meals and goodies.
Something about the change of weather to cooler days makes baking and cooking so much more fun. The warmth of the kitchen and the smells that fill the house just add to the feeling of the season. Walking in the door to the smell of freshly baked goods makes you feel like you’re home. Smells are so powerful that way. A nice meal with your family at the end of the day makes everything feel so comfortable and close.

3. Feel the power of fall flowers.
I like to keep live flowers in the house all year round. There are always lovely seasonal choices. I switch the flowers weekly (at least!) to keep them fresh and so they can match my mood. Having living plants in our home when everything else is going dormant for the year lends such a vibrant feeling.

4. Diffuse a seasonal scent of essential oils.
Again with the smells! Sometimes, there isn’t time to cook or bake, and that’s when I turn to Ellia. Early in the morning, before any smells have permeated my home, I like to diffuse Ellia so I’m never without that fall feeling. In this season, my favorite scents are Orange and Open Up. They fill my home with seasonal smells, and they bring the season inside without any work at all.

How are you decorating your home for the fall holidays? Tell us in the comments below.