2017 was a crazy-fun year of growth for the #taudsquad, and we couldn't let the month of January pass without shouting out our most-coveted moments. Diving head first into 2018, we can only hope it's filled with as many smiles and styles as its predecessor.
Read on for our 2017 favorites!
WE PARTIED WITH FASHION BLOGGERS
In the spring, we launched the 2017 Blogger Collection, which features a group of beautiful pieces inspired by and designed with top fashion bloggers from around the country. From dainty necklaces and chokers, to killer bracelets and more, the collection birthed new top sellers, like the Malibu Necklace and Pretty in the City Choker, and introduced taudrey pretties to fresh markets. It's been a delight for the #taudsquad to work with the darling blogger babes and watch them style their taudrey through the seasons. The 2017 Blogger Collection featured Olivia Rodriguez, Ashley Garza, Courtney Inkpen, Destiny Thompson, Evelyn Torres, Kelly Saks, Lauren Ashley Patao, Macarena Ferreira, Makayla McAfee, and Sara Sabaliauskas.
WE APPEARED ON NATIONAL TV...TWICE!
We know what you're thinking...we talked about being on national television last year. Well, we were featured on The TODAY Show (yes, THAT TODAY SHOW!) again this year. Actually, there were two appearances in 2017! And yes, our little team is still beaming with great pride.
Back in July, four taudrey pretties were featured on the TODAY Show's Steals & Deals segment by Jill Martin. The summer-focused segment included taudrey's Mini Coin Symbol Necklace, Twinkle Necklace, Listen to Your Heart Studs, and Tell Me About it Studs. Then, in August, two taudrey bracelet stacks were featured on the TODAY Show in a #stylesquad segment (by Jill Martin, Lilliana Vazquez and Bobbie Thomas) focused on layered looks.
WE TURNED 8 AND CELEBRATED BIG!
Your favorite jewelry company turned 8 in 2017. Yup, taudrey is now in second grade. We know, we know, growing up so fast! In true taudrey fashion, we celebrated our 8th birthday in style, with lots of pretty people and jewelry. The birthday jam took place on August 4 at the SLS Brickell SAAM. Our swarm of gorgeous partiers enjoyed great discounts, exclusive pieces, an arm-party station, giveaways and swag, welcome cocktails, express spa treatments by Caudalíe, nail art by Luv Nail Shop, makeup touch-ups by Marz Makeup + Hair, and more. But most significantly, we got to mark another taudrey milestone as a family.
WE FOUND A NEW HOME!
As Fall rolled in, the #taudsquad found a new place to hang. Albeit just a hop from our former showroom (we went from suite 212 to 240 in the same building), the difference is vast. Like, it might as well be situated on another planet! Our new showroom is much larger (we now have separate rooms for office space, manufacturing and shipping, plus a kitchen!) and beams with natural light. In our fresh, perfectly decorated space, we're able to provide a better shopping experience for locals and be more efficient in producing pretties.
In case you're unfamiliar, our showroom (lovingly called The Jewelry Box), is home for the #
WE MADE A NEW FRIEND!
The #taudsquad got a little sweeter in 2017 with a new team member. Grace Monteagudo joined the team in November as an assistant jewelry crafter. With a kind smile and enviable hair waves, she loves anything DIY and was thrilled to find a fresh career through which her crafty skill set could thrive. Grace and hubby Asterio are parents to a baby boy named Jude, as well as a pup named Lucy and cat named Linus. A South Floridian to her core, her happy place is on the beach or mid ocean on a boat, but the Disney fan is always willing to trade sandy toes for Minnie Mouse ears. Her favorite taudrey piece is the Five Golden Rings Necklace and mimosas and white hydrangeas give her warm and fuzzies.