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Toting My Own FNO…

In Charities, Daily Musings on September 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I just received my Fashion’s Night Out tote bag from QVC {Ordered it on Thursday}, who powered the fashionsnightout.com website for last week’s event.  I must say I am surprised that the quality is as good as it is {which it should be for $50!}.

It’s manufactured by Brahmin {pricey handbag company} from heavy-duty cotton, with really nice quality soft leather handles and side accents; not the cheap crappy stuff.

The best thing about this tote is, that the net proceeds raised from the sale of this Vogue designed bag, will benefit “Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the charitable initiative of the CFDA Foundation, Inc.

For your own tote click here.

To find out more about the CFDA Foundation click here.

All Star Wonder Women…

In Charities, New Loves! on May 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I’m not obsessed with Converse sneakers {really I’m not!}, but I heard about these Wonder Woman All Star sneakers, and had to conduct research and post them for you.  In my opinion they are just too cool for words, and yes I’m getting a pair.

 All women should own a pair of these.  Why? Because we are exactly that, WONDERFUL!  The things we accomplish everyday, taking care of our families, holding down careers and just plain taking care of life for ourselves and others is beyond extraordinary (without the magic lasso no less); and most importantly, we are DESERVING!  Go on Rock your Wonder Woman All Stars today!

Available at Journeys ~ Price $59.99 http://www.journeys.com/product.aspx?id=215021

Enjoy your weekend.

TOM’s Ballet…

In Charities, Daily Musings, New Loves! on April 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Update 5/1 – I just found these and I like them too!! Which do you prefer?

 

Original Post 4/27 ~ Wow… I’m really late posting today, once again I’m  juggling 10,000 things, but it’s been a fantastic and beautiful day.  Here’s today’s post!

I’ve been seeing TOM’s shoes around for some time now, I love the charitable cause they represent.  With every pair of  TOM’s purchased, the company donates a pair to a person in need.  TOM’s was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie who had the idea to design and sell lightweight shoes based on the espadrille.   I hadn’t purchased a pair because I’m not a huge fan of flat espadrilles, but then… TOM’s created these stylish slip ons, the Meridian Leather and Burlap ballet flat!  I absolutely love them, and at $135.00 a pop, they’re an affordable option compared to some others. 

See them here: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/page/abtest/product.jsp?itemId=prod143130033&navid=YMALtoproduct

When not wearing 4″ heels (or more), I love to wear my ballet flats for running around doing errands and what not.  I’m glad that TOM’s has finally created a shoe, which I don’t mind wearing, and at the same time I can make a contribution to a worthwhile cause.  There are other beautiful colours and styles available at  http://www.toms.com/, Neiman Marcus and other stores.

Have a fabulous and inspired weekend Dahhlings!!

Men In Kilts 2012….

In Charities, Daily Musings on March 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

Men In Kilts for the Ronald McDonald House Charities

 The designer Trina Turk is now following me on Instagram and I promised I’d post this pic of her brother Carter,  who is wearing a kilt for the Ronald McDonald House Charities  (RMHC) event, “Men In Kilts“.  I actually think he looks quite dashing in his kilt while straddling a motorcycle!  Men in Kilts is an important element to McDazzle 2012, which is a red tie event to be held in  Kentucky in September.   

The premise of the fund-raising event is simple: Go to any of the participating websites, view the kilted contestants and vote for your favorite.  The $25 fee per vote sponsors one night of housing for a family at Ronald McDonald House.  I haven’t seen anything for the DC area yet, but here is the link for Seattle. http://www.rmhcseattle.org/content/men-kilts and also for Michigan http://www.rmhcmichiana.org/  I’ll keep you posted if and when the District posts a link.

 As you may know, the Ronald McDonald House Charities provides the comfort of home for the families of extremely ill children who are  receiving treatment at a specialized hospital which is always in close proximity to the RMHC residence.  There is no cost to the families.

In my past occupation, I was the project manager for organizing the RMHC “Dinners for Families” which was part of the company’s “Volunteers for  Life” yearly charity event.  The Ronald McDonald House was one of our favourites to work with.  We would purchase all the groceries and then proceed to cook dinner for 10 families in their huge kitchens on site.  I really enjoyed it and hope to organize my own event with some friends who live locally.  This is a program that all RMCH’s across the country participate in.

To find out more about RMCH and how  you can volunteer click here: http://rmhc.org/

 

Will You Be Rocking Your Red Pumps?

In Charities, Daily Musings on March 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

Saturday March 10, is National Women & Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  This is a nationwide observance launched by the Office of Women’s Health in the United States to encourage people to take action against the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Those of you who have been following me, will remember that I wrote  a post about “The Red Pump Project” a couple of months ago; highlighting what they do, within my post I said I would remind you closer to the date, Well ladies the time is here. 

The Red Pump Project raises awareness about the impact of  HIV/AIDS on women and girls.   Black women represent 66% of  all new diagnoses.  This is a subject of high importance to every single one of us, whether in a committed relationship or not.  We need to take care of ourselves.  Ladies talk to your daughters, talk to your relatives, talk to your friends.  GET TESTED.  Too many of us are dying from what is mostly a preventable disease (there have been cases of tainted blood transfusions, but steps have now been put in place to prevent this, though too late for the father of a good friend of mine).  Please take the time to think before you act.  No amount of pleasure is worth dying for!  Click here for HIV/AIDS 101  http://www.theredpumpproject.org/hivaids-101/

Once again, THINK BEFORE YOU ACT, GET TESTED!!

Click on the pic which will take you to http://www.theredpumpproject.org for more information

Are you rocking yours?

Whistleblower For Peace…

In Charities on February 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

While conducting research for a project I am working on, I discovered Falling Whistles, which is an organization that helps to remove little boys of the Congo from militias who send them to the frontlines of war armed with only a whistle to scare off approaching enemies and their bodies serving as the only barriers for the first round of bullets.  After watching the short video on the Falling Whistles website and finding other videos on YouTube, it moved me to give my support and make a purchase.  If my donation will help 1 child in this horrifying situation it is more than worth it.  The whistles come in a variety of beautiful finishes, there is even a Swarovski crystal detailed whistle.

Please take the time to learn more about this remarkable and worthy cause at http://fallingwhistles.com.  Spread the word so we all can become a “Whistleblower For Peace!”

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