[Guest Post]: Meet my Newest Sponsor, Jacqueline!

Hello, my fabulous readers!

I wanted for you all to meet my newest sponsor, who you will see featured on my sidebar for quite a long time – Jacqueline from Pretti Please.

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What’s more awesome than having Jacqueline as a sponsor, but she’s only a blogging friend of mine AND my sister!

We had originally been in contact when I reviewed my Alpha Delta Pi hair bow from her Etsy shop. Then, we started discussing how we were both sisters from the same sorority, Alpha Delta Pi! It was so awesome to meet a sister from completely across the country – I go to school in Connecticut and Jacqueline goes to school in California! Talk about such a major difference – I’m planning on having a snow day tomorrow and Jacqueline sure isn’t in sunny Cali. I have never met a sister that was from a different state, so it was such an incredible experience for me!

After having so much success from her shop, Jacqueline decided to start a blog. She reached out to me and soon we began discussing the blogging world. We lean on each other for different aspects of blogging – such as doing ad swaps, asking questions, and getting opinions. It’s so awesome to have a blogging friend who I know I can always count on. Whenever I’m on Facebook, I almost always have a conversation with Jacqueline popped up on my screen.

Now it’s your chance to get to know her!


Hello! My name is Jacqueline Bridgford and I am a 21-year-old daughter, sister, student, girlfriend, small business owner, sorority girl, fashionista, and (more recently) the author of a blog called Pretti Please! I am a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. I spend most of my time in Los Angeles, where I am a junior at the University of Southern California, or with my family in Newport Coast, my hometown. I am interested in a little bit of everything – I am very creative and hope to have a wildly successful career in the fashion industry after I graduate from USC in 2015. As of right now, I keep busy with my blog and my small business that I operate through Etsy. I personally design, produce, and ship my one-of-a-kind gifts. Most of my items are aimed at college girls, mainly sorority girls! I started my shop because I had an excessive amount of crafts that I originally made for my wonderful little sis, Lissa. Since crafting is one of my favorite hobbies, I was accumulating hair bows and canvases left & right! My mom suggested that I sell some things online, so I set up a little shop and called it Bowtique By Jacqueline. The shop turned into my biggest project – I made more sales in the first month than I would have ever expected. It turned out that girls really liked my stuff and my shop grew faster than I could have imagined! I now offer a variety of products, including: sweatshirts & t-shirts with super cute glittery monograms, personalized vinyl decals, hair bows, soft hair ties, wall décor, canvases, and special orders. I love being able to make money while also getting the satisfaction out of designing and producing the items! After starting Bowtique By Jacqueline, I really delved into my creative side and started focusing on what I wanted to do in life after graduating. I started applying for internships (in fashion!) and decided in early February that I am going to spend this summer taking Fashion Design courses at Parsons! Studying fashion has always been a dream of mine, and the fact that I will be going to NYC makes it even better! I will return to USC this upcoming fall and finish up my last year of undergraduate studies. I can’t wait to see where Bowtique By Jacqueline, Pretti Please, and my fashion industry dreams take me! Thanks for reading!

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Have a great Wednesday, readers! Keep reaching for your dreams, just like Jacqueline does!!



I Have Never Loved A Hair Bow as Much as My Bow from “Bowtique By Jacqueline”

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.

As we know I’m a sorority girl, and like, proud.

As a part of the stereotypical sorority girl couture are the hair bows. Bowtique by Jacqueline  on Etsy offers the cutest bows I have ever seen!! I want to share my love for them with all of you by posting about them today on “Sparkle and Shine.”

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Jacqueline, the store‘s owner, was super sweet and sent me this ADPi bow so I can rep my sorority!


First off, her packaging was very nice and professional. The bow came on a card that featured the Etsy shop website address, the store’s Instagram tag, and a bow design. I really loved that it said “Handmade in California.” From talking to Jacqueline, I knew that it was, however, it was great to see that! It really gave it such a personal touch and any shopper loves personal touches!

The bow itself was incredible, too! The bow came in ADPi colors and even had Alpha Delta Pi’s sorority abbreviation, ADPi, in the corner! The heart on top of the i was the perfect touch to the bow to show off the sweetness that comes with being a sorority woman.


Plus, the bow looked great in my hair! I loved the size of it – so when I threw what I knew, you were able to see some of the bow!


Another reason I loved the bow? It’s able to spice up any outfit. In college, I am constantly running around because of my hectic life, that I don’t always want to get dressed. So I’ll throw on a pair of yoga pants, a matching Victoria Secret hoodie & my white vest. Adding the bow in my hair made it look so cute – so I am happy that I can wear the Bowtique by Jacqueline bow with anything!!


With Jacqueline from Bowtique by Jacqueline being as fabulous as she is, she also included some hair ties! I haven’t tried these new type of hair ties, so I was super excited. The pack of four included a champagne colored one with gold dots, gold glitter (I’m obsessed with this one!), a teal one, and a black one. Again, they came packaged on a similar card to the bow, which included the name of the shop and “Handmade in CA.”


Of course, they spruce up any pony tail! But, on the days that I’m even too tired to put in a cute pony tail, I will just pull it back at the nape of my neck and throw on my baseball cap. These hair ties are perfect for doing this and add a cute little color pop to spice it up. I love how the gold glitter hair ties looks with my Vineyard Vines baseball cap.


Overall, I have nothing but positives to say about Bowtique by Jacqueline and her products. This Alpha Delta Pi girl loves her bow and hair ties and recommends you RUSH over to Bowtique by Jacqueline as fast as you can to hair bows, hair ties, and other Greek gifts!