Boobs!

Viva la feminism! No part of the human form should be taboo, and I love people and companies who stand for that thought in tasteful, tongue in cheek ways. Best of all, several of these shops donate a portion of proceeds from each purchase to organizations that give back!

 

Boob Hook by Thing Industries

 

Boob Necklace by Melopepo

 

Boob Pillowcase by Gravel and Gold

 

Boob T by Never Fully Dressed

 

Boobies Collar by Shed Brooklyn

 

Eyes on You Tee by Egg Press

 

Female Support System Brass Hook by Kaye Blegvad

 

Free the Nipple Brooch by Pretty Ugly

 

T(it) Shirt Original with Beading by Still Here

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Sseko Sole Sisters + Giveaway

 

Sseko Designs is an ethical brand that’s using fashion and design to help bright, brave young women in East Africa attend university. To date they’ve enabled 86 women in Uganda go to college to pursue their dreams and become change makers in their communities!

At the beginning of February I first connected with Sseko Designs founder Liz Forkin Bohannon, thanks to a mutual friend we met up and when she reached out about being a 2017 Sseko Sole Sister I was in 500%.

 

 

 

As a Sseko Sole Sister I’ve been connected to one university-bound woman on Sseko’s team in Uganda – meet Shakira! She lives with her mother and three siblings and loves wearing bold prints in simple designs, reading for fun, and spending time with her friends. Shakira seeks out happy moments, loves horror films and chili-flavored snacks, adventure and exploring new places, and hopes to one day get to Switzerland to see the sights and learn more about its neutral and stable history. She looks up to her mother and the strength she has shown in every situation. When things get tough, Shakira likes to remind herself that, “for every successful man, there are very many unsuccessful years.”

She reminded me a lot of myself and so the deal was sealed! (And that dress! Style for days.)

In school Shakira’s favorite subjects are literature and geography, and she hopes to go on to study art at the university level – specifically design. “One thing that makes me love art – I love nature,” she explains. “I love everything about nature. So maybe if I can put it toward design, something can come out of it.”

 

 

 

The fifteen women in this year’s Sole Sister class won’t be making beautiful sandals, bags, and accessories forever – they’re destined for more and deserve the chance to pursue their dreams. The Sseko community wants them to know we’re here, rooting for them and cheering them on the entire way.

And with every single purchase made through mine and Shakira’s link, sales will go towards earning her an additional scholarship towards university!

 

 

 

To kickoff the start of my year as Shakira’s Sole Sister and to get you outfitted for spring in some super stylish ethically made goods, we’re giving away $100! Choose from their incredible selection of handmade sandals, leather bags, and accessories – I’ve already picked up the Brave necklace with a few charms and a pair of camel Rue sandals or myself.

 

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Decked Out for Valentine’s Day

LOVE IS LOVE! Valentine’s Day is a favorite of mine, even though I’m almost always single when it rolls around. To me the day is about love in all its many forms and any reason to celebrate it is a good one, especially lately. Check out these printables, recipes, accessories, and more for a super decked out February 14th!

 

ROW 1: Printable Valentine Stickers // Printable Hot Tea Pyramids   ROW 2: Stripe Shirt with Heart Collar // Sugar Cookie Bars // The Love Spell Cocktail   ROW 3: Valentine’s Day Almond Cake // Valentine’s Day Treat Bags // Woman of Many Hearts Shades   ROW 4: Printable Tags for Valentine’s Day // Marbled Raspberry Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark // Red and Spotted D’orsay Flat

 

ROW 1: Acrylic Heart Frame // All Around Giant Heart Towel // Always and Forever Bunting   ROW 2: Arrow Cocktail Stirrers // Brass Heart Box // Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts   ROW 3: Chocolate Pots de Crème // Coffee Lover Mug // Conversation Heart Ice Cream   ROW 4: Heart Necklace // DIY Hugs & Kisses Garland // DIY Pompom Heart Wreath

 

ROW 1: Rose Painted Valentine Cake // DIY Rose Petal Bath Salts // DIY Valentine Bouquet Wraps + Printable Love Quotes   ROW 2: DIY Valentine Heart Magnets // DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Hangings // Gold Heart Earrings   ROW 3: Graffiti Painted Clutch // Heart Print Sweatshirt // Heart Shaped Double Wall Glass Mug   ROW 4: Heart-Shaped Rose Tart // Jute Heart Rug // Love Potion #9 Martini

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Pinform

 

Pinform is a startup collaborative project by Jordan Andrew Carter and Samantha Kerr whose llove of pin badges took them down the road of creating their own simple enamel designs. The two decided to create pins that are affordable and aesthetically pleasing enough to wear every day. Right now there are three modern designs to choose from, each one exploring shapes and patterns of the cosmos.

 

 

 

 

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Fall 2016 Wish List

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1/Brass Hairpin  2/Brown Leather Backpack
3/Gold Heart Locket  4/Goldie Flat Booties

Fall is my favorite season, but it’s for the crisp air and wardrobe options rather than the pumpkin spice lattes (blech!) and shorter days. And I’m past ready to bring out ankle boots, sweaters, and hats. I wouldn’t mind adding these things to my life either…

 

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5/Letterman Snap Jacket  6/Melting Lip Powder
7/Super Soft High Neck Knit Dress  8/Rose Gold Cuff Earring Set

 

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9/SK-8 Hi Slim High-Top Sneakers  10/Stoneware Ceramic Bangles 
11/Super Pure  12/Sweatshirt with pockets

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All Patched Up

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Photo by Martha Moore Porter

Hot on the heels of the enamel pin trend is another – embroidered patches. As the temperature slowly starts to dip into autumn, jean jackets are being pulled out and patches being sewn and ironed on with abandon.  And after searching to the edges of the internet universe I’m back with 72 pieces of my favorite patch flair!

 

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ROW 1: Make More Detours // In the Wilderness We Trust // Too Bad So Sad
ROW 2: Explore // Strength in Numbers // Sorry, Mom
ROW 3: Bandage // Oh How Punk // Woman Inherits the Earth
ROW 4: Feminist // Try It You’ll Like It // Peace

 

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ROW 1: Girl Gang // Sunset Cactus // Make Your Fortune
ROW 2: Good Luck Rabbit // Oh Yeah // Wink Set
ROW 3: Retro Cassette // Lucky Rose Horseshoe // Bullseye
ROW 4: Anatomical Heart // Best Babes // Feather

 

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ROW 1: Crying at the Party // Turntable // The End
ROW 2: Pinky Swear // Cosmic Cat // World’s Nicest Badass
ROW 3: Cool on the Internet // Moon // CMYK
ROW 4: Genuine // Eye Roll // Filthy Animal

 

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ROW 1: Tiny Clover // The Bolt // Grapefruit
ROW 2: Boss Lady // Be Kind // Moon Phase
ROW 3: Life of Adventure // Good Hustle // Baby Cake
ROW 4: I Will Seduce You // Laurels // Face of Paradise

 

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ROW 1: Happy Heart // Coulda Woulda Shoulda // Lips
ROW 2: Not Afraid of Love // Unlucky 13 // Misery is All the Rage
ROW 3: Crying Heart // Uterus // Pineapple
ROW 4: I Love Avocado // United States Flag // Society of Awesome

 

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ROW 1: Mini Ghost // Hard Times // White Rose
ROW 2: Light Bulb // Banana // Cat
ROW 3: Real Friends // White Star // Don’t Take Away Music
ROW 4: Lucky Rabbit’s Foot // Hamburger // Red Cross

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