FashionABLE is a company based in Nashville, Tennessee that seeks to create sustainable business opportunities for women in Ethiopia through stylish, handmade scarves and leather goods. FashionABLE is committed to creating long-term poverty solutions instead of a cycle of dependence, so they help women set up business collectives, assist with job training and education, and partner with local manufacturers to encourage hiring more women and paying fair wages. Then they step back and let the women take charge of their own destinies. As the company website states: “That means that your purchase of a scarf creates jobs so that the women are not dependent upon charity, but instead are a vital part of a developing economy.” Pretty awesome, right? Click through to check out some of the beautiful scarves (100% cotton and lightweight enough for spring and summer) and leather goods FashionABLE artisans are making right now!
The sun is finally coming out in most parts of the country, which means it’s time to bust out your favorite sunglasses once again. But what to do if last season’s sunnies are looking a bit boring in the harsh light of spring? Glam them up with a little DIY magic, of course. Click through to check out 10 cheap, easy ways to embellish your plain old shades!
Spring has arrived, the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter. Time to invest in a new pair of designer sunglasses! Wait, maybe not. I don’t know about you, but I’ve lost, sat on or otherwise broken so many pairs of sunglasses over the years, that I now refuse to spend any more than $40 on a pair of shades. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable options that mimic the high end styles designed by Tom Ford, Karen Walker and Tory Burch. Click through for nine pairs of designer sunglasses that are hot for spring, plus their wallet-friendly copycats…
April showers bring May flowers, which means the rain is a-comin’! Stay dry this spring by stepping up your umbrella game with something fun, flirty and fashionable. From sweet florals to cheeky bubble umbrellas, make it known that even when the Heavens open, your sidewalk style still SLAYS. Here are 12 umbrellas we love that can help you add some pep to your step … just make sure you’re wearing rain boots.
My keys are currently attached to three empty metal rings with sad little stumps where cute charms used to be attached, and a portable flash drive that’s covered in some kind of unidentified sticky substance. I think it might be time to freshen things up a bit. If you’re also in need of a keychain makeover, and would prefer to go the DIY route (as opposed to the kitschy souvenir store route), click through for 7 super cute ideas!
I’m currently wearing two sweaters and my skin is so dry it feels like it’s going to fall off, which is why I’m staring wistfully at this funky, heart-print headwrap and yearning for the greasy roots and boho fashions of summer. I am so ready to ditch my beanies and thick scarves in favor of funky headwraps and cutoffs. SO ready. [$18, ThreeBirdNest]
I really, really don’t need to add another bag to my collection, but an exception may need to be made for a bucket purse. Carrying one, especially in a rich tan or burgundy color, with a crossbody strap, gives such solid Francoise Hardy vibes. Who doesn’t want that?
The jury is still out on whether Valentine’s Day is a the most romantic day of the year or bullshit consumerist faux-holiday meant. (I say it’s both, plus a brilliant excuse to eat an entire box of Russell Stover chocolates in one day.) No matter how you celebrate February 14th, surely you can agree that the symbol of St. Valentine’s Day, the heart, looks cute all year ’round. From scarves to jewelry to smartphone cases, a heart accessory or declaration of love spans every season. So show some love to these 13 heart accessories that you can wear this Friday and any every day after.
On the somewhat rare occasion that I emerge from my life as a shut-in and go out to, you know, a bar or a party at night, I do everything in my power to bring as little as possible with me. In an ideal world, I would not carry a purse at all, but pockets on women’s clothes are not usually big enough to comfortably accommodate an iPhone, lipstick, keys and my debit card. Usually I’m stuck carrying a clutch, but that means I spent a not insignificant portion of my evening worrying that I’ll set it down and forget about it. Also, having a purse tucked into my armpit makes it very hard for me to gesture wildly with my arms, and when I go out and socialize, I tend to want to do that a lot. The solution? A small crossbody bag is hands-free and stays on your person, so you don’t risk losing it. Gesture away with these 14 options…
Ever since Ami told me about her hippie-tastic trip to Sedona, I’ve been obsessing about crystals and want to fill my life, house, and jewelry box with them. Luckily for me, Etsy is happy to oblige, with tons of amazing crystal necklaces. Click through to check out seven of my favorites, guaranteed to add a bit of mystical charm (and possibly, like, good chakra energy or something?) to even the most basic outfits…