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Weekend: 31 Bits for 63 Women!

31 Bits

You’re invited to the new 31 Bits Warehouse party tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. in Costa Mesa. There’s much to celebrate. It’s 31 Bits two-year anniversary, it’s just launched “Elasticity”, a new line of jewelry made with elastic so you can wear it several different ways. And 31 Bits new winter line just debuted at Westerly in Corona del Mar.

The party includes an ice cream trick at 7 p.m., DJ Flo starting at 9 p.m., a photobooth, giveaways from Reef and 31 Bits, plus fun Twister competitions. It’s also a celebration of the 63 Ugandan women who hand make beautiful jewelry out of recycled paper. 31 Bits is still a small, grassroots company. Just five women run operations in Costa Mesa and they take turns going back and forth to Uganda overseeing the program of providing educational training, financial training, and the know-how so that they can start their own businesses.

Go online here to find out more about 31 Bits.

629 Terminal Way #11 in Costa Mesa.

You Could Be Next!

This Saturday, the Ms. America Pageant is searching for contenders for next year’s pageant to be held Jan 28-30 at the Doubletree Suites Anaheim Resort in Anaheim. A casting call will be going on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newport Jewelers in Newport Beach. More than $40,000 in gifts and prizes will be awarded at this year’s pageant! Here’s the criteria: 26 years of age and up, and you can be single, divorced or married, with or without children. You must be articulate, interesting, elegant and classy. Pageant competition categories include Evening Gown, Interview, Finalist On-Stage Question and Sportswear. Bring a photo if you have one and be ready to tell the casting team who you are and why you would make the ultimate Ms. America. Scheduled appointments will be seen first.

Refresh Your Style!

Starting today will be offering shoppers a 30% discount on handbags and shoes, as well as a 50% discount on clothing from such designers as Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and more! Some of the incredible savings include a Herve Leger pink bandage dress, originally $1150, now $575. An Alexander McQueen Faithful collared bootie, originally $1160, now $580; and
Givenchy Chain Clutch originally $1010, now $707. (And if you’re up in Pacific Palisades, starting Nov. 30 at the Elyse Walker boutique there will be a 30-50% off discount in-store. 15306 Antioch St. at Pacific Palisades. 310.230.8882.

Sample Sale!

BB Dakota, the Westside Costa Mesa-based women’s modern lifestyle brand, is having an exclusive sample sale Friday from noon until 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come shop BB Dakota and Jack BB Dakota samples.  Dakota Collective sample sale prices include leather at $40; outerwear/coats at $20; blazers at $10; sweaters at $8; dresses at $8; hoodies/wubbies at $5; tops at $5; pants at $5; skirts/shorts at $5.  Dakota Collective is at 1640 Pomona Ave., near 17th Street in Costa Mesa.

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