mooreaseal My everyday bling. For the last few weeks, I've been wearing this ring and bracelet by @tirotirostudio everyday along with my new @everli.jewelry bracelet. I'm really obsessed with mixing textures and shapes right now. And super excited to have just added Everli as our newest jewelry line to the store! Minimalism as been on trend for awhile now but I'm diving deep into some maximalist jewelry layering :) shop the new Everli jewelry line by visiting the link in our insta profile! 3h

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mooreaseal Jungle beauty. One of my favorite necklaces in the store right now by @tirotirostudio. I love the look of textured linen fibers against the shiny bronze. I've seen some awesome jewelry work using pony hair in their designs and what I love about this Tiro Tiro necklace is that is has that textured modern bohemian vibe but uses linen fibers for an animal friendly design.
Shop this beauty by visiting the link in our Instagram profile! #MooreaSeal #shophandmade #bohojewelry
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mooreaseal Hello magical. A stunning shot from our photo shoot today by @taylorjonesphoto of our gorgeous model and friend @neal_haley. Also... That @__lunasol__ necklace. 1d

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mooreaseal We're spending the day doing a photoshoot in a pretty amazing greenhouse. Can't wait to see how our photos turn out! 2d
  •   gyldenege Tacoma? 2d
  •   bellwetherrugs What a great idea! Plants make everything seem alivecan't wait to take a 2d
  •   caskro @mooreaseal my sis worked there all summer last year. Pretty ideal spot to work! 1d

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mooreaseal The newest member of the Moorea Seal staff is... Jess from @pineandboon! Jess and I have known each other since college, both being Studio Art majors at Seattle Pacific University. She's probably one of the most simultaneously talented and humble people I have ever known. She interned with me when I was running my business solo a few years ago as a jewelry designer and we thought about starting a bag line for my brand. But it was a little too crazy for me at the time. Thankfully, Jess took her own route after that fun season together and started her incredible bag line @pineandboon. We were the first retailers to feature her work and since then she's gone on to be stocked by retailers such as West Elm and Urban Outfitters! I've been obsessed with all of her designs ever since day one and have only seen her work grow and improve over the last 2 years. She's incredible.

Her line is growing and growing and she's finding incredible success in Pine + Boon, but she felt she was missing a little something by working by herself at her studio everyday. So she decided to come work with us part time and we could not be more excited to have her on our team! You know you've got something great going when one of your favorite designers wants to work with you at your store. We love you Jess! #mooreasladieswelove #MooreaSeal #pineandboon #girlbosses
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mooreaseal So excited about my friend @justinablakeney's new book #TheNewBohoBook! I was lucky to come check out two of the homes she and @dabito shot of @ariellepytka + @sachapytka about a year ago. I was blown away by their spaces and I'm loving reliving that visit through the book.

You guys... Especially you free spirited bohemian ladies... This book is beauty and magic and it just hit the # 1 Interior Decorating Book on Amazon! Yay! The second time today that I need to say #girlpower :) 🌲🌳
You can shop a The New Bohemians book inspired collection of beautiful jewelry and accessories on our site now by visiting the link in our profile and clicking this photo! #bohobeauty
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mooreaseal I'm really excited to be speaking at the 5th annual Girls Unlimited event at Redmond City Hall tomorrow! It costs just $10 and is open to middle school and high school girls. I'll be sharing my story of how I created a career for myself through the arts and fashion. Couldn't be more thrilled to get to speak to a few hundred young ladies about the importance of using the highs and lows of our pasts to shape our futures for the better. It's incredible the amount of trauma and loss that can happen in so many young girls lives. I want to show girls that you can persevere and endure seasons of pain outside of your control to then embark on a future that is empowered by your complex and beautiful story. The more you experience in the highs and lows of life, the more knowledge you have to give to others to empower them in their life journies. #girlpower #girlboss photo by @juliamanchik 3d
  •   selectpotential You are amazing, Moorea! 3d
  •   mooreaseal @big_a_artist it's from 10am - 2:30 and there will be a bunch of awesome speakers, musicians, artists, actors and more! You can get tickets at Redmond.gov/econnect and enter Course: # 55039. It also includes lunch! 3d
  •   windwillowhome Great job such an inspiration @mooreaseal 3d
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  •   havokdesigns That's awesome!! 3d
  •   wilburandfern I wish I could ship el & o up to listen! XO lucky girls to hear your story, most importantly your heart, hard work and integrity. 3d
  •   raniamaria Such an amazing, important topic. So glad to see you're out there inspiring and empowering others! I wish I could come and listen as well 🏼 3d
  •   joyellewest Beautiful portrait 3d

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mooreaseal This necklace by @mineralogy... Ugh, it's magical! It's my favorite necklace in the shop right now. I love that it balances my two favorite trends, geometric basic shapes and natural organic elements. Theresa from Mineralogy makes all of her pieces herself and no two are the same and I've admired her work for years before I even started my retail shop mooreaseal.com. So happy I get to promote her work through our website! You can shop this necklace by visiting the link in our insta profile. #MooreaSeal #necklaces #handmade 4d

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mooreaseal My puppy is growing up too fast! She's such a good little friend to me. Also yes, that is a lemon shaped dog tag. Because when your name is Clementine but you go by the nickname Lemon, you gotta have some bling to match your persona, am I right? #clementiniest #goldenretrievers #puppylove

Ps... If you'd like to meet her, she will be at my store from 12-1:30pm tomorrow, Friday April 17th, for a little meet and greet with customers. So come by and say hi! She's REALLY excited to meet you haha.
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mooreaseal Entries are rolling in for our $250 giveaway to our store! Here is a beautiful submission by @alisialynn showing a peek into her space where she burns our store signature scent, the Moss, Rose, Vetiver candle by @pfcandleco. You can enter to win $250 to our store by simply posting a photo of your favorite products in our shop, tagging us @mooreaseal, and posting the hashtag #mooreasealgiveaway! The giveaway closes in 5 days so get your submissions in quick! Looking forward to seeing all your photos!

Shop this image by clicking the link in our Instagram profile!
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mooreaseal One of our Operations team members just came back from maternity leave so I spruced up our ugly break room to be cozy and comfy for her. We love you @phistyle! If you wanna see a really cute baby girl, check out @hello.lou. You're not ready for the next generation of the Moorea Seal crew 5d
  •   mooreaseal @alilewis also one of our other staff members was telling us about how the "pump room" looks at her husbands work and good LORD it's a joke. It's insane to me that some recent mothers have to take time away at work to pump in a room that's basically a broom closet. We try our best to support all of staff members through whatever new transitions they go through within our capacity. Sprucing up a break room or a pump room, that I think most companies should really invest in! 5d
  •   babypandapops Welcome back Tram!! 5d
  •   llamacolypse @howlingspring the mirror 5d
  •   jan_mcmathaway That's amazing @mooreaseal way to take care of your gal 5d
  •   kmarchewka As a new mom who went back to work, I can tell you that this is so nice! I'm sure she'll really appreciate it. :) 🏻 5d
  •   emilyholehouse I love this so much! My company has also been so supportive and accommodating through both of my pregnancies and beyond and it makes a world of difference. It is a huge deal to leave your little one(s) to go back to work and I love that you don't take that for granted. Keep up the amazing work! Go @mooreaseal!! 5d

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mooreaseal It's almost our store front's birthday month so we are ramping up April with some fun promotions!

Today till Midnight on Sunday, we are offering 40% off of our entire Fortress jewelry collection! Click the link in our Instagram profile to shop this image and check out all of our beautiful Fortress pieces. Use the code: FORTRESS at check out to take 40% off!
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mooreaseal GIVEAWAY! Win $250 to mooreaseal.com!

To celebrate a season of refreshing and starting something new, we are giving one lucky winner $250 to our store! Everyone is invited to enter and here's how:
1. Regram this image OR a post a photo of your favorite accessories from mooreaseal.com.
2. Tag us in your comment with @mooreaseal
3. Use the hashtag #mooreasealgiveaway in your comment as well so we can track all of your entires.

Rules: You can enter as many times as you like! And you can be as creative as you like with your images. Style up your favorite accessories for a fun selfie, post your favorite accessory image from our site, or simply regram this image, it's up to you! Psst, this promotion only applies to new Instagram posts! The winner will be announced one week from now, Wednesday April 22nd 2015, on our Instagram.
This contest is open to anyone across the globe and there are no age restrictions! Go for it! Happy Spring time refresh!
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mooreaseal My wedding colors. Ok guys, today's the day that I make a final decision on a wedding dress. I never ever fantasizes about weddings growing up and for a long period considered just never getting married. So when I started the process of trying on wedding dresses... Ugh, I did not enjoy it. Traditional is not really the best word to describe me so trying on traditional wedding dresses made me feel so weird and like I was putting on a ridiculous costume. Anyone had that experience?
On the flip side, I'm no waifish beauty that can pull off any of the ethereal dresses I pinned on Pinterest. And lastly, I'm an advocate for staying on a small budget. So after some self doubt and criticism, frustrations with the cost of many wedding dresses, I've finally found myself at a place of acceptance of my curvy body, my style, and what I need versus what I want. I think I'll be finding the best dress for me today and I'm happy about it. What matters most for me style wise on our wedding day is that I feel confident and simply myself in whatever I wear.

Married ladies, what was your experience like while wedding dress shopping? I feel like I was totally unprepared for how strange and demoralizing of an experience it was. Is there any advice that you would give to soon to be engaged and married ladies and gents?

My final advice would be: don't get too set on perfecting one idea of how you want to look. Try out different silhouettes, focus on the value of your confidence level and self respect rather than beauty or body type. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. Try alternative options like prom dresses or a rad pant suit or looking for an outfit at your favorite store that will best represent you on your wedding day. Have good friends who love you share their thoughts. Stick to your budget. And give yourself time to think about an outfit before you commit to buying it. #weddingadvice #weddingcolors #weddings
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  •   mooreaseal @mooreaseal in a bohemian girl who needs all the support and structure she can get haha. 1w
  •   bubbyandbean I can't wait to see it! 1w
  •   jewoodses I bought a cute dress at the Nordstrom downtown Seattle, in their bridal area. Its powder blue/periwinkle , strapless, and knee legth. It's Calvin Klein and was half off of $100, it isn't a wedding dress. It was the first dress I tried on, I have another dress in a similar style. The people at Nordstrom were great but the whole experience just wasn't my gig. A lot of the dresses for formal occasions are heavy with to much fabric, especially for the summer. I'm not a fan of being the center of attention, maybe that's why I didn't enjoy the whole ordeal. 1w
  •   canyoninabox You should talk to @bridalinstaglam!!!! 1w
  •   olivegreenanna I struggled with this too. @mooreaseal . Nothing felt like me because I never wear such long formal things. It was a real challenge because like you I wanted to feel like me. That was the most important thing. I got married in Thailand and was able to design my dress and have it made for just under 100€. Where are you looking for a dress? 1w
  •   chelseychichi I wish I could!!! 1w
  •   colourmecait So I have had this problem with bit my dress and wedding planning in general. I am far from petite at 5'10" with some muscle/curves. I spent weeks lusting over dresses wanting to feel like I had the "bridal dress experience" but I felt out of place, self conscious and overwhelmed by prices. My fiancé and I are shooting for a low key outdoor wooded-setting close to hiking trails and at a camp group where friends and family can stay. The venue perfectly reflects our style and I think it matches my bohemian sort of idea in my head. But anyway back to the dress...I ended up purchasing a free people lace slip for a steal (on sale at Macy's for $89 ), called the "Apron Maxi" which is actually a midi length dress on me. I'm getting the skirt lined and having the front lined as well with some sort of boob-contraption to keep the girls on lockdown. It wasn't the "ah-hah" moment when I first tried it on-mainly bc I was so worn out and was at home by myself. But I tried it on again later when with my friend and realized that I felt "ME" in it. I could wear my boat loads of turquoise and silver gems and braid my hair and wear some booties and maybe I won't look "traditional" but then I realized...why would I try to look traditional on our wedding day when both myself and fiancé are far from it in our normal lives. Anyway to end my never ending story. I am just happy to see someone similar to myself find their own way amongst all this wedding business. It's so easy to get lost along the way. Through some of the set backs I was reminded it's really just about celebrating the amazing relationship I have with the man that has been by my side for the past 5 years. ️ can't wait to follow along to see you and your partners special day come to life. 6d
  •   kimloftis13 Look at places that have pretty white dresses but that aren't necessarily wedding. Like lulu's or Nordstrom. Stylish and more formal than others but not super wedding-y. 3d

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mooreaseal One of our incredible sales associates @taylithic is moving on soon to dive deeper into her new business @ahoychaiseattle! She and her main man have been working hard to develop a super delicious new chai company here in Seattle. I for one am SO EXCITED as I don't drink coffee (I know, what kind of Seattle dweller am I?) and Seattle coffee shops seem to all stock the exact same chai which gets real old.
If you live in the Seattle area, visit @neptunecoffee to get the first taste of Ahoy Chai! And if you live in the greater Seattle area and want a sample of delicious Ahoy Chai, check out @ahoychaiseattle on Instagram to get in contact and grab a sample! Mmmmmmm delicious.
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mooreaseal When in Rome... #knottsberryfarm Sometimes I feel like social media tries to tell us that we have to be cool, collected and sophisticated 100% the time, Perfectly styled, and always doing the hip thing to impress others. While we at Moorea Seal love the hip and cool next things, we also just love having fun and doing what's true to us. And today that means riding a whole lot of roller coasters at Knotts Berry Farm. Yeeeeees! 2w

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mooreaseal We're in LA! Jenette and I are here on a business / play trip, visiting designers, hanging with our business partner Reed, and staying at our friends the @acehotel in downtown LA. Have any of you stayed at the Ace in LA yet? It's goooorgeous. 2w
  •   gathernc Looks nice! 2w
  •   mooreaseal @melissasonico Ooh I'll keep you posted! Jenette and I are going old school and headed to Knotts Berry farm today! Woohoo! And Friday we are meeting up with my best friend from college and going wedding dress shopping and then headed out that afternoon. Not sure if we have much extra time but I'll keep you in the loop! 2w
  •   thehouseofleaves Lurv the Ace :) 2w
  •   raabbie Ummmm men's fashion?!!!!!?????! PLEASE! 2w
  •   dauria I just moved to Los Feliz two weeks ago to pursue filmmaking @mooreaseal! There's an amazing Ramen place in DTLA if you're into that kind of thing :) 2w
  •   chillchantelle yeeeee!! so glad to have you here! 2w
  •   jphonehome One of my favorite hotels. Even better when it's used as a music venue! 2w
  •   joannawaterfall Love! Enjoy your stay! 1w

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mooreaseal My favorite human and I are seeing one of our favorite bands tonight! Belle & Sebastian. I fell in love with them when I was about 17, and "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" will always be my favorite album of theirs. What's one of your throw back favorite bands from your high school days? 2w

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mooreaseal I'll be managing our Seattle storefront today from 3:30-6 if any of you would like to stop by and say hello and chat it up! Ps, this is Moorea speaking #MooreaSeal
Find us at 2523 3rd Ave, Seattle WA 98121. We are in Belltown!
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mooreaseal A little @debbiecarlos art in our office. We have just 2 of her Planet Poster left in stock in our shop so grab it now before they are all gone! We're all sold out of her other styles. #mooreasealoffice 2w

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