Monday, July 8, 2013

Now Closed: GIVEAWAY: Miriam Designs

Today, I am so excited to share the story of Miriam Designs, and offer YOU a chance to win a gorgeous piece of your own!! Based in Nashville, this company is doing amazing things- all while creating gorgeous accessories. 

So often, I find myself admiring product round ups, but feel like I'm missing something. I'm yearning for products and ideas with a little more substance while still offering amazing style and design. I was so thankful when I heard from Gracie Moakler, the owner of Miriam Designs. In May 2012, Gracie met a woman named Ronza at the grocery store. Ronza's story began with struggle (drug use, addiction), yet now is full of redemption and restoration. Gracie went home and created a necklace for Ronza with the word "HOPE" stamped onto it.

Over the next year, Gracie would meet other amazing women who came from similar situations as Ronza. Plagued by addiction, prostitution, or trafficking; searching for a channel of hope. Gracie began teaching these women to create jewelry- and thus Miriam Designs was born. 

As these women are on the journey to recovery, Miriam Designs is giving them jobs and helping guide the way to a new life. It's a truly beautiful company, an inspiring concept, and the jewelry is absolutely gorgeous. 

Here's my favorite: 
Miriam-Designs, "Arizona." You may have seen this shared on Instagram here; I haven't taken it off since I got it!

I'm particularly drawn to the story of Miriam Designs. I don't often talk about it, but I studied Sociology in college. I was so interested in social issues like these, but never knew how I could help. It is refreshing and inspiring to see a young woman like Gracie using her skills to truly make a difference in the lives of others. I couldn't be more passionate about her mission and the wonderful things this company is doing. 

In order to get the word out about Miriam Designs, Gracie and I have partnered up to offer YOU a piece of your own!! 

To enter to win, follow the steps below:

FIRST ENTRY [mandatory to enter]: 
1. Follow Leopard & Lavender using Bloglovin OR like L&L on Facebook.
2. Like Miriam Designs on Facebook
3. Visit Miriam Designs and browse the products. Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite item. This is the product you'll win!! 

Follow Leopard & Lavender on Twitter.

Follow Miriam Designs on Twitter

That's right, you can earn up to 3 total entries. In order for your entries to count, you must leave a comment for each one. Leave your email address in ONE of the comments so I can get ahold of you!!

TIP: Use this format [leopardandlavender at gmail dot com] when you leave your email address so that I can contact you!

Winner will be announced and contacted next Monday, July 15!


CONGRATULATIONS to Tayler Sanchez:

I will email you to claim your necklace! 


  1. Following you via bloglovin, liked Miriam designs & follow both via twitter!

    I love each of these items, so adorable! But my 2 favorites are the Arizona and the Horizon!

    xo, Courtney Ramsey

  2. I follow you via bg & fb, liked Miriam on fb, and my favorite item is... the Layla!

  3. I follow you on Twitter :)

  4. loving the twiggy!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  5. Followed all requirements and love the Arizona necklace!

  6. Following both of Facebook. Love the 'Alison' but I MIT be biased since that is my daughters name.

    Brookecarrie at gmail dot com

  7. I follow L&L on Bloglovin & liked Miriam Designs on FB. My favorite piece is the August necklace.

    fashionistarookie at gmail dot com

  8. I follow you on Twitter too. (@mashy087)

  9. And I followed Miriam Designs on Twitter as well.

  10. I liked L&L and Miriam Designs on Facebook! I love all of the styles but could definitely see myself wearing the Layla.. super cute!

    [tayler dot sanchez at gmail dot com]

  11. Also following Miriam Designs on Twitter.

  12. i like the august necklace

  13. Hello there! I like LL & Miriam Designs on FB, and LOVE the August necklace! (jdobrusky at gmail dot com) What a great company & story as well, thanks Kelli!

  14. following you on bloglovin (celeste619) / liked on fb / love the Ronza necklace!


    celeste at mail4me dot com

    i followed leopard & lavender on bloglovin AND i am a fan on facebook. totally liked miriam designs on facebook as well.
    i have also been obsessing over delicate pendant necklaces, and i must say it is difficult to pick just one! but my ultimate favorite would have to be the monogram necklace. i mean come on... it's your very own necklace with your initial :) that's special!

    my email is thefortysixblog {at}

    followed leopard & lavender as @thefortysixblog!

    followed miriam designs on twitter as @thefortysixblog!

  18. 1st Entry: "Liked" on fb for you and miriam. My favorite is the Regina necklace, I love the African turquoise and gold!
    email: camillerschmidt (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. 2nd Entry: Made sure I still followed you on twitter at @PRGirlCamille

  20. 3rd: Followed Miriam Designs on twitter as well.

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  22. Following leopard & lavender on twitter under jaclyn_beasley

  23. following Miriam Designs on twitter under jaclyn_beasley

  24. 1st entry-- following on bloglovin under Jaclyn Beasley and liked on facebook under Jaclyn Beasley

    My Favorite item on Miriam Designs is the Berry Necklace because first off, I love the color. I also really like the necklace because it is so simple yet it could make a statement with the right outfit.

    email -

    jaclynbeasley10 at gmail dot com

  25. Followed Leopard and Lavender on Facebook as well as Miriam Designs! The Simplicity is my favorite.
    Email is
    sarerer at sbcglobal dot net

  26. Followed you on Twitter! Favorite is the Simplicity.
    sarerer at sbcglobal dot net

  27. Followed Miriam Designs on Twitter! Favorite is simplicity.
    sarerer at sbcglobal dot net


Thank you for reading! xoKelli