All About Chevron

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone’s weekend was relaxing and fun! Mine was pretty low key as I kick started my spring break. Surprising and sadly, I don’t have any trips or adventures planned for this week besides doing some spring cleaning and lesson planning. No worries, vacationing at home is always the best. 🙂

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I’m not usually the one to wear an all over pattern, but I’m totally diggin’ this dress. Pin up Darling did it again with the Chevron Bow Back Dress. The shift-style shape paired with the long sleeves and soft fabric makes this dress my go to dress because it really does not need much and the bold pattern says it all. 🙂

And did you notice the back of the dress?

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 Dress:
Chevron Bow Back Dress c/o Pin Up Darling

Necklace
Pink Stone Triple Chain Necklace c/o Kay & Kompany

Rings
Wearing: Madewell

Watch
Wearing: Michel

And now for the giveaway!

Do you see that necklace I’m wearing? Well, one lucky reader will be able to win it! It’s such a classic design that you can style with just about anything! Just click here to go to the Rafflecopter page. Giveaway ends on April 14th and will be announced on April 15th!

Good Luck!

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Cloudy with a chance of KompanyKay

            I’m sad to say that I broke my “no shopping” New Years’ Resolution yesterday. But please, hold the disappointment and hear me out. 🙂

This week is spirit week and yesterday was Tie Dye Day and to my dismay, I realized that I did not own a single tie dye item and had absolutely no time to make my own. But I was not going to let this ruin my spirited streak, hence I had to succumb to the pressure and head over to the all-purpose Target.

I don’t mind the sacrifice. All for the sake of the children, right? 🙂

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It is my pleasure to introduce you to a new jewelry boutique named Kompany Kay.  Kompany Kay offers affordable and trendy jewelry pieces necessary for the every day girl. 🙂 Go take a look for yourself!  (And there will be a giveaway coming up shortly for one of Kompany Kay’s pieces! )

I am wearing the Pink Fleur-De-Lis Elastic Bracelet  (shown above) as well as the Rustic Diamond Earrings (seen below).

 

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Skirt
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: LuLu*s $40 // Mod Cloth $45 // Anthropologie $128

Top
Wearing: Target $15

Denim Jacket
Wearing: Thrifted from my Aunt’s closet 😛

Booties
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Zappos $40 // Madewell $228

Jewelry
Earrings // Bracelet
c/o Kompany Kay

 

 Have a wonderful Thursday! 🙂

MIX MATCH

Gift Guide: Fair Trade Edition

For all those who are aren’t done with their Christmas shopping yet (which includes myself), I encourage you to take a look at these fair trade companies that give back to the community.

For those who do not know what fair trade means…
Fair Trade: a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices (Merriam-Webster)

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Krochet Kids
This organization provides jobs to women in Peru and Uganda through the making of handmade knitted goods. I am so impressed with the high quality and the variety of product styles that they offer.
Here are my picks:

Krochetkids.org

Hat: The Watchman $23.95 // Scarf: The Quinn $47.95

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Burnish Imports
I adore Burnish Imports and their collection of unique jewelry. According to their mission statement, they strive to support Maasai women by providing “a broader range of job opportunities, 
higher employment benefits, and deeper community transformation.” 
My picks:

1. Gold Tiny Strand  $28

Burnish Imports

2. Purple Spiral Bracelet $26

Burnish Imports

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Raven and Lily
This organization helps employ women in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, and the U.S. giving them the blessing of a stable income, benefits, and education in order to support themselves and their families.

My picks:

1. Set of 3 Travel Journals $24

Raven and Lily

2. Jacquelina: Striped Infinity Scarf $32

Raven and Lily

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Invisible Children
All the proceeds made go to the protection and rehabilitation of children in Africa who were abducted and forced to serve as soldiers.

My Picks

1. Peace and Action T-Shirt $25

Invisible Children

2. Liberty Triangle Pocket $30

Invisible Children

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Project Repat

Now this organization provides a job opportunity for those with disabilities. You send in all your old memorable t-shirts and they turns all your old t-shirts into a lovely keepsake quilt. Such a great idea for a graduation present or for any other milestones in life!

Project Repat

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I hope that this post inspires you to shop in a way that positively makes a difference. 🙂

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BTW, if you haven’t check out my GIVEAWAY, please do so! I am extending the entry date to THURSDAY, Dec. 19 (so that I can get it to you in time for Christmas).