This is a new year and new styles come and go. We buy, we love, then we are done with our clothes without a purpose or reason to look back at them. Well this year I want your style to be different to have some meaning thrown into the mix! I don’t care how you do it if it’s some tom shoes or a necklace or maybe some sunglasses, just throw something new,trendy,and fresh into the mix and give back this year. Feeling good on the inside while looking great on the outside is the new trend! Sometimes in fashion we always are getting stuck on ourselves and what we want to focus on which is to look amazing chic and for me as a stylist, to make others look and feel great in their style and its hard to get away from that “all about me”, so it’s always refreshing when we can look outward instead of inward and have great style at the same time. With the new year I know a lot of us want to know how to give back to others and our community, so hear this…I think knowing which events and charity’s can bring you instant style is a great place to start. I took some great companies who have dedicated their product lines to help support charity’s and I have styled them up so you know how to look great this year and feel great. It doesn’t have to be head to toe charity but throwing in little accessories here and there is what will make your outfit feel unique and special. So this year in 2012 try something new and help others through your own style inspiration. Below is the info on where to buy these items and all about their stories and their amazing unique products that not only bring life changing moments in other lives around the world but gives us a sense of life in our love of fashion! Changing the world one style moment at a time! I did a whole style segment today on ABC4 Utah show “Good Things Utah”, so you can watch and get some ideas of how I rocked these products. Here is all the info below on what I used in the show and where you can go to buy and support someone else this year. So please give back, please love, and please share with others all of these amazing charities and company’s that have given their talents to help support others:
Sevenly-Our purpose is to learn the issues that break God’s heart, engage with the people who are called to the issue, and create awareness & a funding movement that supports them in their efforts. They help so many with their charity’s and to bring it to people’s eye view! What a cute brand to wear for your everyday clothing. Super fun chic t-shirts that have super cute graphics and sayings. They fit amazing and also come with the cutest stickers you must have for the back of your laptops. Help cloth children look good and understand their story. With $5,600 Clothes4Souls can provide thousands of children with clothing and dignity. Without clothes, many children can not attend school, increasing the chance of living in poverty. So go online tweet, share, and buy some cute tees you can rock this spring with a long maxi skirt. You will love and also make someone child feel loved. I don’t think you could look any better! Go to www.sevenly.org and see all their designs today!
Jedidiah is a humanitarian-based apparel brand aspiring to cultivate change, one garment at a time. Our mission is to use apparel sales as a vehicle to provide care,support and financial resources to those in need. They have the best looking tees, I just love them. They are so soft and so trendy and I love all their designs. It really makes it so easy to give back this year when the t-shirts look great and fit great! They work on so many cool projects in different communities to help benefit people who could not have growth otherwise. Read about all their amazing stories and projects online then buy a way cute summer tee that you can rock with any jeans or shorts this season. Listen to more on their story: They are An organization dedicated to provide safe and secure housing to those living in extreme poverty. They have built over 16,000 homes for families caught in the vicious cycle of poverty through no fault of their own. Together we have raised $24,218 which provided funds for a food pantry in one of their Tijuana neighborhoods. We were also able to build 2 houses with their staff. Love what they are doing and I love all their designs and vibe. Very easy to connected to as a stylist.
Pure Fiji-They have many different products you can choose from that really help you relax, smell beautiful, get style, beauty, and help others at the same time. They have set up a variety of community projects that encompass promoting rural community development and sustainable industries and business practices. Pure Fiji has funded student scholarships to aid children in these communities, and assists local craftsmen and women with business development and small business mentoring. We foster these environmentally stable business models through our village based projects such as the production of botanical extracts, paper-making and basket weaving. There is so much to learn about Pure Fiji so to know about all the products they offer and all the causes that they benefit go online and read their amazing stories.
Shauns Shades-Buy one give one sight! How amazing would it be to know you gave someone sight. What you use on a day-to-day basis at every second. That would be such an amazing feeling and with all these amazing styles to choose from how could you buy sunglasses anywhere else? So visit them online and get to know them better. Here is how it works: When you purchase a pair of SHAUNS SHADES it triggers one more pair of glasses into existence; this pair are destined for the face of someone in need. With the help of one of our sensational giving partners, we identify a region with a shortage of eye health care services and administer an eye test to someone in need. The patient is then fitted with the glasses that your purchase created. This simple pair of glasses may
mean staying in school, working with their hands or the simple joy of being able to see clearly again – they’re magic glasses. Not having sight would be so frustrating mostly when in school. Not being able to just go to the eye doctor and afford some glasses is just devastating! Go look chic and give someone sight. Find out more info and buy some new sunglasses for that spring sun coming up!
Find them at www.shaunshades.com
Morris and Terry-How amazing is this? You can help families foster children who are in the states care. I think this is so great seeing all the youth that has gone through so much and just need a family. Here is some of the story:Morris Terry has partnered with HELPS, a local foster agency in Sacramento California, to fund extracurricular activities for children who would otherwise be unable to participate due to financial circumstances. So get your amazing bag of style for yourself or someone you love! This makes the best gift too all ages would love to have them well made simple classic bag. Go buy now: 100% of sales on this amazing bag goes to help foster children. What are you waiting for?
Help Malawi- with these amazing rings and necklaces you can help so many! With Super cute style and the cause is even better! You can help so many orphan children in Malawi in so many different ways. This story of how they make these necklaces with Katie Cassidy is amazing. She said they are so creative and they are so hungry to learn. You need to go online and see what you can give when you buy this sterling silver ring. It will give so much to a child in need and with some of the most amazing stories that can build them so many opportunities for a success in their lives and in their communities that they would have never had if not given the opportunity’s from that ring on your finger. For more info on how to purchase your ring and handmade necklaces that 100% of your money goes to www.helpchildren.com . Check out these before and after photos of some of the children school before then after they built a new school from proceeds of people buying necklaces and rings. Super cool look how happy they are..AMAZING. Also watch this video on their story.
Strong heart fellowship necklace AKAWELLE- This is a Liberian civil war bullet and not only can be used in everyday outfits but means so much. These stories come from children in refugee camps in liberia which is west of africa. The stories of how these children live and how they don’t get a chance for education and so much more is so sad. These necklaces will start helping give the chance to these children to learn and become what they dream of. Go to www.akawelle.com to find out how you can buy a necklace and hear some amazing success stories that will make you smile. These necklaces are so much more than a necklace. They are giving life and hope to others. Here is the story:
46NYC-This amazing story from co creator, last years contestant on the Bachelorette, Graham and his partners tell us how they are giving back: Graham, John and Hal wanted to build a classic brand that would give them the opportunity to help people. 46 is an apparel company that designs, manufactures and markets its own line of clothing to raise money and awareness for causes that impact our global community. By selling a high quality version of a most basic necessity—clothing—46NYC provides a fashionable way to be involved with causes that matter. In today’s global society, we face a laundry list of challenges: abuse, poverty, disease, birth defects, educational disparities and unsafe drinking water. We believe that together we can unite 4 these 6 areas of need. Our aim is to take a basic necessity, like clothing, and use it to show friends, family members and people around the world that their needs have not been forgotten. 46NYC is dedicated to fighting disease, abuse, poverty, birth defects, malnutrition, inadequate education, and now, breast cancer. Recently my dear friend Michelle Money, lost her father to colon cancer right after she had gotten home from filming The Bachelor on Brad’s season. Soon after loosing him, she teamed up with 46NYC to raise money to help find a cure for colon cancer. Please start helping today and buy a 46NYC t-shirt so together we can fight all cancers and not lose anymore loved ones. Please share this blog post so others can be inspired to help these amazing charities and find some great spring t-shirts. I styled the 46NYC t-shirt on ABC4 style segment you can watch here and you can also see ways by Michelle Money here! Go buy online there are so many different styles to choose from. 46NYC
Pay It Forward or PIF- This is such a new amazing action and plan I just have to share with all of you. What is this you ask? Who are they?” Some people call us crazy, we prefer visionaries. The ideology behind “Pay it Forward” allows us the freedom to look at life from a different perspective.” I just love that quote. Honest just makes you want to be free help others and get involved! They want to Get bracelets distributed to as many people as possible. With 1-million in circulation throughout 112-countries. Yet they remain consumed with the idea that 100-million is reachable. Heck did someone say a Billion? Yes, the B-word has been used and they stand behind it! Love it! Makes me want to Pay It Forward all the time now. When I see people in need I am more wanting to help because I am inspired by others stories that are shared on their website blogs and twitter. How this works? challenge:” Give away a bracelet after doing a small act of service for a stranger. Warning, this becomes addictive! We know that changing the world starts with one small act of kindness. Right now we are waiting for the next amazing person to come into the picture and help make this vision sustainable.” How fun does that sound? Honest if you had this bracelet on and your able to give it away and see how it circulates around the world. Who knows your bracelet could end up on the presidents wrist? I mean really this could happen! Or even a guy that works at a car wash? Sounds random but it could be anyone anywhere at anytime! This is fun and stylish way to live who you really are! Get one here online and start to Pay It Forward only makes you more stylish and beautiful. Have fun come back and share your story on how you will rock your PIF bracelet I would love to see it! Inspire others to get involved. Check them out here!
Reading about all these amazing companies that are helping give back through the gift of style for us, is just amazing. I hope sometime this year you can purchase a beautiful piece of clothing or accessories that will not only benefit you but benefit someone or something else to help us grow as a world. Inspire growth and inspire your style!