Hope Wissel

Fall Bag Trends

Mandatory monograms: Long a staple of classic Southern style, embroidered monogramming has quickly taken hold in every region of the country as a sophisticated way to make stationery, totes, shirts and even front-door wreaths truly one-of-a-kind. Big or small, our embroidered initial and monogram designs are the perfect way to add a special touch to your look – or to create a treasured gift.

Get the look: Go big or go home with a Large Monogram on our Around Town® Tote, then embroider a sweet Rubie Mini to match! Choose a tone-on-tone shade for the ultimate in subtle sophistication, or coordinate perfectly with a single color that ties the two pieces together. Want a fool-proof tip? Play up a shade from one of our exclusive prints!

Mad for plaid I was never a fan of plaid, more the solid black kind of girl BUT I’m loving the new plaid patterns this year.  Playful patterns and creative color mixing are just some of the reasons we’re loving plaid this season. From designer couture and 2019 Fashion Week to top style influencers, you’ll be seeing chic checkered designs cropping up all season long. Admittedly, Thirty-One’s take on this hot trend is more “realway” than runway – which is great news for everyone looking to add a dash of gorgeous plaid to elevate their everyday look.

When it comes to plaid, black and white are anything but basic: Try a trend-right travel solution in Perfectly Plaid (shown above on our top-selling Away for the Weekender) or a handbag or crossbody style in Buffalo Check Pebble. And for a burst of seasonal color, accessorize with our new Charming Check Pebble in shades of navy, berry (shown below) and gold.

Berry in-demand:  Another trend right off the runway and poised to add polish to your look is Crushed Berry – a crave-worthy color super-saturated and super-versatile. Amp up your style quotient with the Diamond District handbag in this sophisticated shade, and make it mean even more with a petite and polished Embellished initial embroidered on the front pocket flap.


Want to go casual and conveniently hands-free for fall? This juicy hue looks fabulous on our best-selling Boutique Backpack and new Festival Mini Backpack. (Seriously, check out that Mini – it’s fun-sized!) You can also add a pop of Crushed Berry to jazz up your neutral handbag with a Rubie Mini, All About the Benjamins® wallet and new Fab Fob – all three of which you can personalize!

Exclusively yours: Let me help you get the girls together for an amazing time shopping Thirty-One, and you could earn our Hostess Exclusive All Weekend Tote for more than 60% off! It’s the perfect structured travel bag or carry-on with easy-care nylon and pebbled faux-leather details in this beautiful berry shade that’s just “ripe” for fall.

Clutch performance:  Trust us – this kind of glamour isn’t just for holiday parties anymore! (Although you will want to pick up this Forever Foldover Clutch in time for all those seasonal soirees.) Sparkle and shine with sequins or patent faux leather to dress up one of 2019’s hottest bag silhouettes: the party clutch.

Roomy but refined, Thirty One’s take on this style folds over and snaps down to make it easy to carry. And it wouldn’t be Thirty-One if we didn’t crank up the function factor: Side D-rings make this clutch easy to convert to a hands-free crossbody bag when you pick up a matching strap, while a zipper pocket and four credit card slots mean you can leave your wallet at home.

See all your Thirty-One must-haves for the season, plus amazing holiday gifts, in our fall Catalog.

Bonus tip: Love what you see, but would rather get it for half-price – or even earn it all for FREE? (And really, who wouldn’t?!) I can make it simple to Earn Rewards just for shopping and sharing the Thirty-One products you love with your friends and family!  We can do it online or in your home….

Have a blessed day!

Hope Wissel

Pillow Fight Anyone?


Do you remember those AWESOME pillows that I showcased a while ago as part of Promising Picks?  Guess what, they are NOW available in our NEW Spring/Summer catalog.

I am so in love with them!  They are fun and the options are endless!! They are great to give as a gift for just about anyone or to decorate your home.  I love that you can personalize them to tell your own story.

Thirty One’s new Signature Canvas Pillows come in 2 amazing sizes!  We have an 18″x18″ and a 24″x24″!

Snip20160123_24The Just the __ of Us Option is a fun way to tell a family’s story.  It makes a great housewarming gift What would you put on this pillow?







Snip20160123_17Our I Option is cute for everyone!!  What does your daughter love?  Or your son? The heart can be any of the seven color options for pillows!








Full Circle makes a great wedding gift! You can use the bride and grooms initials in the center and a saying about their love around the circle.





Snip20160124_42The Initials option is another great gift idea! Great for the new baby, match the print to the nursery! You can do large initials and the bottom lines can have up to 20 characters!






Snip20160126_40 The Established design is great for the new home buyer! Add their address to make it extra special! Also could be great as a wedding gift with their wedding date and family name.







The final option is the Together Pillow. This is great for anyone, families, new home owners, newlyweds, and anniversary gifts. It’s so timely and beautiful! Just add the family name along the bottom!  This is one of the gifts that we gave my daughter for her new home.





There are 2 sizes, 6 pillow options, and 7 print colors!

The 18″ pillow cover is $35, with insert is $50.

The 24″ pillow cover is $45, with insert $70





Did I mention that when you design and purchase a pillow, you will qualify for February’s customer special!  A new Tall Organizing Tote can by your’s for $10 when you spend $35!




Which if YOUR favorite pillow?  How about hosting a Thirty One “pillow party”?  In addition to having fun, designing pillows, YOU, as the hostess, will earn LOTS of FREE and discounted products.


So who is ready to party?  Hope a ThirtyOne-derful day!