Live Fashionable

Live Fashionable

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Live Fashionable

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

TOP: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SHORTS: (c/o) Saks Fifth Avenue/SANDALS: (c/o) INC International Concepts/BAG: (c/o) FASHIONABLE/RINGS: here, here and here (c/o) FASHIONABLE

Live Fashionable

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by. I’m currently in Texas spending time with my boyfriend and family. I usually spend the 4th in Florida but decided to take advantage of the holiday weekend to be with the ones I love.

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Today I’ve partnered up with an incredible social company called FASHIONABLE. Their mission is to help solve poverty – not by being charitable, but by employing women who lack opportunity in hopes that doing so, will help businesses grow and create jobs in poverty stricken areas like Ethiopia and locally in the United States. They do this by trading with companies in Africa; holding them accountable for fair employment practices, and to help embolden those companies that are doing good work. They also employ women in Nashville who have overcome challenges ranging from homelessness to addiction. So far, they have 5 full-time employees in their Nashville office! How awesome is that?!

Studies show that giving a woman a job leads to a stronger family unit than when given to a man. Women are also paid less than men, and in places like Africa, struggle owning property. Thus, FASHIONABLE aims to give women access to jobs so they can meet the costs of raising a family and ultimately, have job and housing stability.

Their company makes leather totes, handbags, wallets, jewelry and scarves – beautiful products by women who have overcome extreme challenges. My crossbody bag, as pictured, was made by one of these women. Not only do I wear it proudly knowing it helped give someone a second chance in life, but also because it’s beautifully made. It’s crafted from supple leather in a rich tan hue. It’s perfectly sized to hold my wallet, planner, lipstick and keys. I can tuck my cell in the exterior pocket or in one of the compartments inside.

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My rings are also from FASHIONABLE. To build your own ring stack, click here!

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I understand that clothing, jewelry and bags won’t exactly change the world, but the women who make them and who wear them can…

Support this awesome mission by shopping today’s accessories below!

Xo, Stephanie

(Thank you FASHIONABLE for sponsoring this post)

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