Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More IS More

The holiday creep is upon us and shopping is inevitable.  Why not support a company whose mission statement is to help others? Not just any other, but the very least among us.   Here’s a list of companies whose primary goal is to help those in the most desperate of situations acquire a better, more humane life on earth.
More for you = much more for them.  Shop on.


FEED:  Tote Bags/T-shirts/Accessories.  Lauren Bush’s charity helps fight childhood hunger.

(RED): Multi-item (iPad cases, strollers, watches, etc).  Charity with goal for an AIDS-free generation by 2015.         
          ADO(RED) Onesie by (RED)  
Apple (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 4 Bumper Case

AMAZIMA: Jewelry. Missionary Katie Davis’ ministry helps Ugandan women gain economic prosperity.
"Heavenly" Blue Necklace
MALIA Designs: Handbags. Owner Lia Valerio uses fair trade and supports the ban of human trafficking in Cambodia.
Recycled Hip Sack (Red/Lite Blue)

TOMS: Shoes and Shades.  Buy shoes, and TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.  Buy shades, and proper medical eye care will be given to a woman in need.
TOMS Loves Moms White Vegan Classics

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Pants Party

Sometimes I get hung up on one trend, especially when it’s SO much fun.  The latest hoot: printed pants.  Yes, prints of all sorts today are worn on your lower, (usually) more discerning half.  But, the trend won’t last long.  Why not join the fun?

The Rocker:
- Print/type: paint splats or snakeskin on black or grey skinny jeans
- Style it: pair with loose tank, long skinny blazer and motorcycle boots

The Hostess:
- Print/type: mini florals on deep-colored, loose, cropped trouser
- Style it: neck-tie silk blouse, pointy pumps and a chain-link mini shoulder bag

The Introvert:
- Print/type: brocade print or mini polka-dot on velvet trousers
- Style it: white button down, cashmere scarf and jewel-toned ballet flats

The Momma:
- Print/type: neutral vertical stripes on faded, dark-blue skinny jeans
- Style it: cozy t-shirt, wrap sweater, scarf and gold-tipped loafers

The Socialite:
- Print/type: oversized graphics on white, slim, cuffed up jeans
- Style it: bright-colored sweater, shrunken leather jacket and black suede booties

It’s a Pants Party…and everyone is invited.


Guipure Lace Trousers, Zara:

Collection Graphic-print Pant, J.Crew:

Collection graphic-print pant

Free People Ikat Print Crop Skinny Jeans, Nordstrom:

Printed Trousers with Contrasting Waist, Zara:

Stripe Print Jeans by J.W. Anderson, Topshop:

Free People Polka Dot Velvet Pants, Nordstrom: