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4 Uses For Our Clear Vinyl Pouch

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New Product Alert!

We’re so excited to introduce our newest product: the Don’t Need You clear vinyl pouch. With tech accessories and sunglasses under our belt, we’re ready to venture out further into the world of fashion. So, we wanted to create an accessory that’s both useful and trendy! As you can see, this bag is completely see-through, exposing all of its contents. Not to mention, the quote printed on the front is too real: “A BUNCH OF SH!T I DON’T NEED.” This bag comes in two variations, one with a pink zipper and one with a standard black zipper. We’re completely obsessed with this new product, and we want you to love it just as much as we do. So, we decided to create a list of just a few ways you can use this clear clutch!

#1
Use it at the beach

 With our headquarters right near the ocean, we always have beach on the brain! When designing this clear vinyl pouch, one of our first thoughts was that it would be the perfect beach day accessory. There’s truly nothing worse than finding sand in every crevice of your stuff, so we found the solution. Simply throw your phone in your Don’t Need You pouch and it’ll be protected from the sand at all costs! Not to mention, you can use this to store sunscreen or tanning lotion so it doesn’t leak onto your other things.

#2
Use it during travel

Next, on the topic of leaking lotions, we thought our vinyl pouch would also be the perfect travel accessory, especially to store shampoos and conditioners! It’s pretty much the perfect size for most full-sized shower products, making it the ideal way to isolate them from your clothes in your suitcase! In addition to this, you could also use the Don’t Need You pouch to organize your clothes when travelling. For example, you could store your delicates in this pouch to separate them from your shoes and other items. And, since the pouch is slim, it won’t take up any extra room in your suitcase, so you can totally pack that extra outfit!

#3
Use it as a night-out clutch

When these pouches arrived in the office, we were seriously fawning over how insanely cute they are! In fact, we decided that they would even make a cute going-out clutch to bring to the bar! As you know, translucent bags are very on trend, so this one will fit right in! The Don’t Need You pouch should definitely be used by the daring girl who’s not afraid to give everyone a glimpse!

#4
Use it to protect your fave accessories

You didn’t think we forgot about tech accessories and sunnies, did you?! The Don’t Need You pouch is the perfect place to store some of your more fragile things. Instead of simply tossing your sunnies or beauty bank in your purse with the rest of the “sh!t you don’t need”, store it in your pouch within your bag. The extra layer of protection will do wonders. Not to mention, it will make it much easier for you to find the important things amongst everything else!

QUIZ: Which Style of Sunnies Matches Your Personality?

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Summer’s finally here, and you know what that means… time to stock up on sunnies! Personally, we love to have a pair of sunnies for every outfit, because we consider them to be a staple accessory. If you’re looking to add a new pair to your collection, but you’re not quite sure which style to buy, you’ve come to the right place! Take this quiz to figure out which style of sunnies goes best with your personality!

As you answer each question, be sure to keep track of the number corresponding with your response. Then, whichever number you chose the most will match up to which style of Fifth & Ninth sunnies you should buy! Have fun!

What do your typical Friday night plans consist of?

  1. Binge-watching my latest Netflix obsession
  2. Wine and cheese night with the girls
  3. Who knows?! I’ll go wherever the night takes me!
  4. Bar hopping, duh!

Describe your dream car.

  1. Practical and reliable
  2. Antique and rustic-looking
  3. A convertible
  4. Fast and expensive

How would your friends describe you?

  1. Loyal
  2. Trendy
  3. Classic
  4. Wild

Pick a Rom-Com:

  1. When Harry Met Sally
  2. 13 Going on 30
  3. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  4. Clueless

What’s your dream job?

  1. Teacher
  2. Model
  3. Journalist
  4. I don’t care as long as I’m famous!

Which brunch beverage would you order?

  1. I’ll just have water
  2. Bottomless mimosas!
  3. Coffee with booze
  4. Bloody Mary

What’s your spirit animal?

  1. House cat
  2. Gazelle
  3. Fox
  4. Black panther

If you could be BFFs with any celeb, who would it be?

  1. Adele
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Miley Cyrus
  4. Kim Kardashian

Pick a dog breed:

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Poodle
  3. Pug
  4. Pitbull

If you got…

Mostly 1’s: South Beach

It’s no secret that you’re someone who lives for a night in! You enjoy the company of others, but you recharge by being alone – just like your spirit animal, the house cat! We think you would love our South Beach sunnies, because they’re a classic look that can be paired with any look, even something super casual! This style is ideal for both round and square face shapes, and can be purchased in a variety of colors!

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Mostly 2’s: Tropez

You’re the stylish one in your friend group, and you love a feminine look! Most of the time you’re doing the most for the perfect insta photo, and you’re very particular about maintaining your aesthetic. We think our Tropez sunnies would look amazing on you, and they’ll be the perfect prop for photos – alongside your bottomless mimosas, of course! This style is ideal for oval and heart shaped faces, and comes in black, white, and even red!

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Mostly 3’s: Capri

Your life motto is “go with the flow” and it works for you! You don’t bother worrying too  much, because you know everything will fall into place eventually. You’re generally sporting a classic look, which is why we think our Capri sunnies would be the perfect addition to your wardrobe! This style is ideal for round and heart shaped faces, and comes in both black and tortoise!

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Mostly 4’s: Calabasas

You’re a true icon, and your friends can always count on you for a good time! You love the nightlife and can find a party almost anywhere. In terms of fashion, you don’t follow trends,  you start them! People are constantly looking to you for fashion inspo, and you can hardly be offended when all of your friends are copying your looks. We think you’d love our Calabasas sunnies, because only the Kim K’s of the world can truly pull them off! This style is ideal for oval and heart shaped faces, and can be purchased in both black and tortoise!

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We hope this quiz helped you find your perfect pair of sunnies!

Xoxo,

The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our quiz about sunnies? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content featuring our cases!

And, if you liked this quiz about which style of sunnies is best for your personality, you’ll love our other post: Which Fifth & Ninth Phone Case Should You Buy? Click the link here to read more.

Which Fifth & Ninth iPhone Case Should You Buy?

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If you’re in the market for a new phone case, but you’re not quite sure which one you should commit to, we’ve got you covered (no pun intended). Simply take this personality quiz and we’ll tell you which Fifth & Ninth phone case you should put on your iPhone!

As you answer each question, be sure to keep track of the number corresponding with your response. Then, whichever number you chose the most will match up to which Fifth & Ninth phone case you should buy! Have fun!

  1. Which word best describes you?
    1. Cheerful
    2. Easy going
    3. Loud
    4. Iconic
  2. What’s your first thought in the morning?
    1. Yay! Another beautiful day!
    2. 5 more minutes…
    3. OMG. Need food.
    4. Ready to take on the world!
  3. What makes you the happiest?
    1. Spending time with my friends and family
    2. Travelling
    3. Dogs!!!
    4. Crushing my career goals
  4. What’s your favorite Beyonce song of all time?
    1. Crazy in Love
    2. Halo
    3. Single Ladies
    4. Run the World
  5. What’s your dream job?
    1. Teacher
    2. Writer
    3. Athlete
    4. I just wanna be famous
  6. Pick an Instagram filter
    1. Clarendon
    2. Gingham
    3. Lark
    4. Valencia
  7. Which place is your dream vacation destination?
    1. Santorini
    2. Dubai
    3. Bora Bora
    4. Paris
  8. What’s your specialty at a dinner party?
    1. Baking the desserts
    2. Playing the music
    3. Mixing the drinks
    4. Being the life of the party, duh!
  9. What’s your favorite place to shop online?
    1. Revolve
    2. ASOS
    3. Amazon
    4. Whatever boutique I stumble upon
  10. What’s your favorite type of dessert?
    1. Ice cream (with sprinkles, of course!)
    2. Pie
    3. Does a chocolate martini count?
    4. Cupcakes

If you got…

Mostly 1’s: Say Yes To Sprinkles

It’s no secret that you’re a total ball of sunshine 100% of the time! You’re always in a good mood and you spread joy wherever you go! You should definitely buy our Say Yes To Sprinkles case, which we designed in collaboration with blogger Color Me Courtney! We know this case will make your phone look just as happy as you are!

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Mostly 2’s: Rose Quartz

You’re the chill one in your friend group! You know how to have a good time without getting carried away, and you’re favorite thing to do is relax! We think our Rose Quartz case would be perfect on your iPhone because it’s trendy, while also showcasing the calming and healing abilities of the rose quartz stone.

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Mostly 3’s: Squeezed Lime

Compared to everyone around you, you’re the one who’s always down for a good time! You’re generally very outgoing and expressive… and maybe even a little loud. You should totally buy our Squeezed Lime case, which we made in collaboration with makeup artist Vlada Haggerty. This case is the perfect combination of funky and fresh. Not to mention, it’s the perfect accessory for summer!

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Mostly 4’s: Queen B

You’re the Queen B of your friend group, and a total it-girl! There’s no obstacle you can’t overcome and no goal you can’t absolutely crush. Since you’re so iconic, we think you should be sporting our personal favorite case, the Queen B case. Inspired by the famous Gucci bee, this case is perfect for the girl who knows exactly what she wants!

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We hope this quiz helped you find your perfect phone case!

Xoxo,

The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our tips phone case tips? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content featuring our cases!

And, if you liked this quiz about which phone case is best for your personality, you’ll love our other post: The Ultimate Makeover For Your iPhone. Click the link here to read more.

Our Creative Director’s Advice To Female Entrepreneurs

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Meet our Creative Director, Bryce McGillivray…

As a native Rhode Islander, Creative Director Bryce McGillivray has brought New York City fashion home and given it her own personal spin!

Bryce graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2014 with a major in Textile Marketing and a minor in Journalism. Shortly after, she took on the big city to make her small-town dreams come true, but what she gained from this experience is more than she could have ever imagined!

Now, Bryce works as the Creative Director of Fifth & Ninth, where she collaborates with designers to bring ideas to life and leads the advertising and marketing efforts of the company.

With Bryce being such an inspiration, we decided to interview her and extract four main pieces of advice that would be helpful to young female entrepreneurs who are striving towards success.

#1
Don’t be afraid of new experiences

 First and foremost, we asked Bryce what she believes helped her to get to where she is today. She said that aside from the support of her family and a few important people, it was her experiences that shaped her journey, specifically the experience of living in New York City. Bryce says that it “was a time of growth for [her] as an adult and a professional in the workplace.” She says: “not only did I learn more about myself, but I am still so inspired from that time period in my life and incorporate it into this brand daily.” So, ladies, never shy away from change, even if it may scare you. Instead, run towards new experiences, because they may be the key to your success!

#2
Always believe in yourself

Next, we asked Bryce to reveal the biggest lesson that she’s learned so far, based on her unique experiences. While she said there are a lot of important lessons that she has learned along her journey, she identifies the most critical one to be that you have to believe in yourself 100% before you can expect anyone else to believe in yourself. Bottomline: confidence is key. And, in the wise words of Bryce: “Fake it ’til you make it, sister!

#3
Understand that nothing is impossible

We also asked Bryce what she considers to be her greatest accomplishment in her career so far. She responded by saying that she considers her biggest accomplishment to be working alongside some of her favorite celebrities. For those who don’t know, Fifth & Ninth has collaborated with various notable designers, bloggers, and public figures, including Alana Hadid, Vlada Haggerty, and many more! Bryce says that when she started working in the industry, she would “put people who [she] aspired to be on such a pedestal that felt impossible to reach.” She added, however, that “with every professional milestone, the pedestal became easier and easier to reach.” So, always remember that no dream is too big if you’re willing to work for it!

#4
Know yourself

Finally, we asked Bryce the golden question: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in this industry? Her response was simple: “Know yourself.” She says that this is the ground you stand on. Elaborating on that statement, Bryce added that “it’s so important to know your strengths, but it’s even more important to know your weaknesses.” In fact, she recommends that you take a few minutes out of each day to self-reflect. This can make all the difference in the world! Always remember that you have to be your own biggest fan, supporter, and advocate.