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Noonday Collection

This week I had the opportunity to attend a Noonday Collection trunk show at the lovely Nicole’s house (check out her awesome blog here). I didn’t know anything about the company before, but I am overwhelmed at the amazing impact they make on the world and poverty. Here are some facts that stood out to me:

-Noonday hires artisans from all over the world to make their products.

-Because of this partnership, the artisans are paid a “living wage” (enough to support their families, pay for education, healthcare, etc.).

-Purchasing this jewelry empowers people and their communities and allows them to create business opportunities.

-Noonday supports adoption and orphan care and if you are in the process of adopting and host a trunk show, 10% of your show sales will go towards your adoption.

Plus their jewelry is GORGEOUS! Here are some of the things I got to try on:

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I loved the gold earrings I’m wearing in that picture of me, plus there are so many other items in their catalog that are calling my name. Check out their website and all their products here.

I plan on hosting a trunk show this coming December, so let me know if you’d be interested in coming.

Happy Fashion Friday!

Very Jane Awesomeness

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I first heard about veryjane.com from Sarah when we met for her style consultation.

And I kinda wish I had never heard about it because I could have saved myself a lot of money. ;)

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(All these necklaces came from their site! And all were less than $15!)

Very Jane sends out a daily email (only one I promise) with a LOT of awesome things. These “things” range from jewelry, clothes (mostly women’s, kids & baby’s), home items (such as table runners or pillows) and even photo edits for purchase. There are different sellers similar to etsy and they usually have limited items, so if you see something you like, don’t think it over for too long or it might be sold out before you make a decision.

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Here is a sample of what their daily email looks like.

Everything is fairly inexpensive (it’s rare that I see something over $20) and sometimes sellers even have “blow out” sales where they sell any items that they have left over at a discounted rate, so you are able to get things even cheaper. It’s a great site for buying gifts and they always have a TON of amazing jewelry offered.

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I liked the green skirt above so much, I bought a blue one for myself and my cousin (for her birthday) when they came up for sale again!

Hop on over to veryjane.com and sign up for their daily email. I promise that you won’t be disappointed. Just please don’t blame me when your savings starts rapidly decreasing.

Summer Sandals

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First off, I greatly apologize for the lack of posts this week. I’ve had a low-grade migraine all week and haven’t felt much like typing, much less putting an outfit together. 

Needless to say, I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo (is that enough “o”s?) ready for summer and relaxation. To get us in the spirit, I thought I’d do a post on 8 summer sandals that I love. I would pair any of these with some shorts or a flowy skirt and head off to the beach with magazine in hand.

1. Sbicca Baja

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2. Volatile Jezabel

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3. Circus by Sam Edelman

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4. Tippsy by Steve Madden

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5. Wooden Crisscross Wedges from GAP

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6. Erin Braided Sandal from Merona

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7. Edda Zip Back Sandal from Merona

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8. Old Navy’s Espadrille Lace-Up Sandals

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Now all that’s left is to get a pedicure and display my pretty toes in some of these gorgeous sandals!

Happy Fashion Friday!

What I Love: Polka Dots

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Why I Love Them

-They are classic, timeless and oh so feminine.

-They are a statement print and come in different sizes (so you can go big or little, depending on your personality).

-They are incredibly versatile and can be easily mixed with other prints.

-They are fun, youthful and completely whimsical, but can be dressed up appropriate for the work environment.

How To Wear Them

-When paired with leather, you get a feminine rocker look.

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-Solid colored skinny jeans on bottom are a must.

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-On an a-line flowy skirt with a lacy top.

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-On a pretty sundress, with your hair in a bun.

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-With a blazer and a statement necklace.

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-Pair with another pattern, such as gingham, stripes or floral.

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-With a boldly colored skirt and skinny belt.

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-On a pair of skinny jeans, choose a smaller dot size and more subdued color, so as not to look too Minnie Mouse-y.

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So get out there this week and flaunt your polka dots!

Happy Fashion Friday!

On The Street

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I LOVED Christina’s simple, yet fabulous outfit. The black maxi dress acts as a blank canvas easily dressed up with metallic details. I would happily add this necklace to my wardrobe.

On another note, I woke up to my youngest throwing up on me the other night. Ugh. No fun at all. Now I am petrified that I am going to get this nasty bug. If I do, I plan on riding it out and losing five pounds because that is the only plus to contracting the stomach flu. Bleh, bleh, bleh. I would happily keep that extra poundage though if it meant I didn’t have to hang out in the bathroom for a day. Fingers crossed.

Hair-spiration

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I love change. Not when it comes to people, such as friends moving away, but I am a big fan of moving furniture around, trying new restaurants and changing my hairstyle.

As long as it keeps things fresh and interesting.

I love to take risks with my hair and make statements, therefore I have this itching feeling to chop it or perm it.

Ruh roh.

Here’s what’s been inspiring me lately:

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1-5- I love short, choppy bobs, but I think my husband would have a heart attack if I lobbed my hair off. Plus, long is so much easier to style (Can you tell this has been a continual argument in my head for a while now? Blerg.)

6-I love ANYTHING and everything that Rachel McAdams does. She’s so gosh darn pretty. If only my hair were naturally wavier…

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7 & 8-I love the longer layers of Carrie & Rachel’s do’s. Plus I would be able to pull my hair into a ponytail.

9-I’ve never really thought Jessica Biel was that pretty until I saw this picture (plus, she stole JT, so I don’t know if I can ever forgive her), but I LOVE the ombre color she’s rocking and the beachy, long layers with thick bangs (I’m not ready to give mine up).

10 & 11- I love these medium length cuts, especially #11’s waves.

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And “The Carrie Diaries” has me wanting to perm my hair so badly. I mean, who wouldn’t want these Goldilock-can’t-keep-your-fingers-out-of-my-hair curls?! So, so, so pretty.

Ring In Spring

Spring is right around the corner and with our weather being completely wacky around here by raining one day and then being 85 degrees the next, it has me ready for warmer weather.

So to get us ready for it, I thought I’d post a couple “springy” dresses that have caught my eye.

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This bright beauty is from Old Navy and would look adorable with a straw hat.

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From faraway this dress, also from Old Navy, reminds me of a Monet painting.

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I think I want this one for my Easter dress!

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Some of you asked about where to find a cute maxi dress and I think this one has perfect versatility and looks incredibly comfy.

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“Hi! My name is Rena. Welcome to my closet, you pretty little thing!”

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This dress is totally out of my price range, but a girl can dream, right? ;)

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Andrea from fortheloveof.net has this dress and it’s so incredibly feminine and flattering.

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This dress is so simple and chic AND has pockets!

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I’m sold with this dress and it’s gorgeous teal color & pleats.

So, do I have you dreaming of spring and fun flirty dresses? Which one is your favorite?

I wish I could buy them all.

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