Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Volunteering is the perfect way to give of yourself. In these difficult economic times the need becomes even greater. You focus away from your own troubles and concentrate on others. Somehow your worries melt away in the simple act of service. You can give whatever you can, an hour here or there, in a nursing home or perhaps an animal shelter; or collect warm clothes for donation. Do you know a neighbor going through a rough patch? Does the elderly woman on your street need her sidewalks shoveled when it snows? There are myriad ways to help. Of course the truth is that no one benefits more than you for in the giving is the gift.

To donate to a foodbank, find one near you at: Feeding America

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Let it snow

Kate Spade's Hand in Hand Colorblock Mittens - $95

Since 2005, kate spade new york and Women for Women International have been working together to promote micro-enterprises for women in the still recovering communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The enterprise is the next step in an ongoing product development partnership over the past four years. Women for Women International will provide the training in knitting for the women, with creative direction from kate spade new york.

Knitting, a traditional skill in the region that has passed through generations of women, is now a source of income for these enterprising women. This partnership has helped Bosnian graduates transform their traditional handcrafts into high-fashion winter accessories. Rabija Mujalo, a participant of the training program and current employee of kate spade new york, says "I earned nearly as much money knitting at home in my spare time as my son who works full time in a factory."
kate spade

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend bag

Belstaff® Colonial shoulder bag 556
J. Crew

Thursday, November 12, 2009

French lesson

An entirely black outfit BUT with a big tan leather bag.

A basic pair of leggings BUT with touches of leather.

via:garance dore

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009