If y'all remember, rx my grandma was in the hospital last month. One of those times when I was there to visit, troche there was a lady in the elevator who was carrying a bright yellow pair of jeans. Normally, being the quiet type that I am, I would have not said anything but I've been wanting a yellow pair of jeans so I had to ask the lady where she got it from. She said, "Oh it's from CAbi!" It was a quick conversation because she was already getting off the elevator.
Since I've never heard of CAbi before, I immediately Googled "CAbi" and learned about Carol Anderson the founder and the concept of CAbi. Basically, it's a fun shopping experience with friends and colleagues in the comfort of a home environment, presented by an independent CAbi Fashion Consultant.
I can't believe that the company has been around for a decade! But that's what makes the collection so unique and special. They are not mass produced and not readily available in stores where everybody and their mothers can get a hold of so not everyone has the same exact piece like yours. Not that there's something wrong about buying a mass produced item (because I'm probably the one who buys that most often, lol) but sometimes it'd be nice to wear something that 5 million other ladies don't have. Don't you agree? :)
Marie Coleman, the Marketing Manager for CAbi, was so kind to let me experience the CAbi home shopping by inviting me to one of the local shows in Houston presented by Michelle and gifted me with $200 dollars gift card to get in my hands two of Carol Anderson's amazing pieces from her Spring 2012 collection.
I truly had a great time at the party. The ladies who were there were so much fun and Michelle did a great job presenting the collection. Not to mention that the hosts Eileen and Alexis served the most delicious pasta and cupcakes!
The best thing I have learned though is Carol Anderson gives back to the community for every garment you purchase through the Heart of CAbi foundation. They have so far given 1.4 million garments in 45 countries and have loaned 600 microloans. How many fashion designers do you know ever give back? I salute you Carol!
Michelle has been doing this full time for almost half the time Carol Anderson by Invitation exists. She said she loves how she's able to spend more time with her family while earning through CAbi. If you would like to host a show, click here to find a consultant in your area.
Listening carefully as Michelle presents each individual item from the collection.
The ladies started browsing the collection to try on.
The picture does not do the Flashback Tunic justice. I tried both of these on together and they just matched perfectly. Before coming to the show, I had another top piece on mind but I fell in love with the tunic matched with the Bree jean.
And here's what went into my wish list because I just can't have it all at the same time, can I? :) Left to right: Playtime Tee ($59) and Toss-On Jacket ($98) For more of Carol Anderson by Invitation collection, visit www.cabionline.com.