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.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



  • Nancy Loring

    April 3, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply

    One of my favorites is the Caramel Leather Flip Flop. It is almost that time of year to be wearing flip flops.

  • Austen Gordon

    April 3, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply

    I love all the bags, but if i won i would choose a pair of shoes. Either the D’ORSAY flats or the RUE.

  • Lauren S.

    April 3, 2017 at 9:49 am Reply

    I love the Rue sandal…and the options to accent them to stretch out your shoe wardrobe 🙂

  • Marianne

    April 3, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply

    The Kin jewelry collection is stunning!

  • dianne anderson

    April 3, 2017 at 10:29 am Reply

    My favorite is the oyster travel bag. It looks amazing!

  • Laura Bennett

    April 3, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply

    I love the ribbon wedge sandals

  • jenni o

    April 3, 2017 at 11:45 am Reply


  • allison

    April 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm Reply

    i love the sandals!

  • Stephanie Gomez

    April 3, 2017 at 6:33 pm Reply

    How can you pick just one favorite! Def that bucket bag for me.

  • Rachel Metzler

    April 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm Reply

    The voyager travel bag is so BEAUTIFUL! & Shakira – love the dress 🙂

  • Rachel Griesmer

    April 3, 2017 at 9:58 pm Reply

    I really like the caramel leather stitched ribbon sandals.

  • Jennifer Smith

    April 4, 2017 at 10:33 am Reply

    I love those crossbody bags. And that brass and bone bangle is slick.

  • Madeleine Boyson

    April 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm Reply

    I’m honestly in love with the whole website, but especially the leather wedge ribbon sandals and the adventures knapsack (in black, always!).

    <3 <3 <3 what a fabulous giveaway!

  • Julie Dyer

    April 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm Reply

    Oh I am LOVING the rose gold leather hobo!

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    April 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply

    One of my favorite pieces is the CARAMEL & GOLD RUE ANKLE STRAP SANDAL – love!!!

  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    April 6, 2017 at 7:48 am Reply

    Adventuress Knapsack in Black is gorgeous, thank you for the chance!

  • Suzy

    April 6, 2017 at 11:38 am Reply

    Has to be the Oyster Travel Bag, but a very tough decision.

  • Laura m

    April 6, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply

    I love all the sandals! The accents are so cute!

  • Chrissy

    April 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm Reply

    I think my favorite is the BLACK TIBEB NOMAD BOOTIE! I don’t know if it’s officially part of the spring collection but such a gorgeous shoe!

  • L B

    April 6, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply

    I love all the new pieces in cobblestone grey! The hobo bag might be my dream item right now.

  • Lea Anna

    April 6, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply
  • Ashley C

    April 7, 2017 at 12:24 am Reply

    I loved so many things, but I especially enjoyed the caramel tote with the tassel accent.

  • Lindsay C

    April 7, 2017 at 9:50 am Reply

    Loooove that rose bag. Simple but beautiful and looks like it could hold everything and then some!

  • Rebecca

    April 9, 2017 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I love everything about this venture! ❤

  • Lisa Quinn

    April 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm Reply

    I love all of the wedges!

  • Rajee Pandi

    April 9, 2017 at 6:08 pm Reply

    oyster travel bag

  • Jenny Ham

    April 9, 2017 at 7:33 pm Reply


Post a Comment