Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FashionABLE: Jewelry That Gives Back

So, it's been awhile since I've done any sort of personal style post. (I think the last one was during our Tulum recaps!!) But, here I am, sharing an outfit:


Now, you might be thinking... "why is she posting a picture of the world's most basic black dress and equally basic leather sandals?" But the truth of the matter is, today I'm talking accessories. Specifically, my new (perfectly tiny) necklace that is so darn shiny it's a little hard to see in the photos. Sure, they were snapped en route to enchiladas and therefore I was a bit hurried, but still. So you could get a better look, I took a close up at home:


At long last, I'm officially (AKA legally) Kelli Lamb. And I wanted a little daily memento to remind me. I love horizontal bar necklaces as an everyday accessory. Big, statement pieces often steal the show -- hello, real housewives -- and these days I gravitate towards simple and sweet. I got it from FashionABLE -- a really cool online marketplace where everything is made by women, both in America and around the world, who have overcome major challenges.


FashionABLE believes that by empowering women, creating JOBS for women, they're making a difference. And they absolutely are. My necklace was handcrafted by a woman in Nashville named Melissa. She works with the Miriam Collection, a wonderful organization that employs women who have overcome everything from homelessness to prostitution to addiction. (You may remember this post on them from a few years ago.) So it's not just a necklace, it's a piece that gave someone an opportunity.

Their jewelry is all handmade in Nashville by the women who are looking to work, and they even have custom options -- like my little LAMB addition. Creating my own design was easy, and took about 5 minutes to get it exactly how I envisioned. And if a necklace isn't your thing or you want something with a little more embellishment, don't fret. It's all custom... so you can create exactly what you're looking for. Who wouldn't want to create their perfect piece of jewelry AND give women jobs? Just saying.

To learn more about the amazing work FashionABLE is doing -- and why they're doing it -- click here.  To create your own custom piece of jewelry, click here.

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