Sseko Designs

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[jumpsuit: vince (different color here; budget friendly picks here, here, & here) shoes: c/o sseko designs jewels: jennifer meyer & c/o sseko designs hat: topshop bag: alexander wang (want this too)]

As much as I wish I could wear booties (only) during the summer, I have to get some use out of my sandals, right? Can never have too many pairs! Right now I’m totally into these great ones from Sseko Designs. Not only are they incredibly versatile (and comfy!) but I’m kinda in love with what the line is about. They hire women in Uganda so that they can earn money and put it directly towards their college educations. Did you know that women do 66 percent of the world’s work, but earn only ten percent of the world’s income… isn’t that crazy? Obviously I love these shoes, but what’s more, I love that supporting Sseko’s means that I’m helping women in east Africa make a living, go off to college, and pursue their dreams. If that doesn’t make you feel good, I’m not sure what would.

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P.S. Like this bangle? It’s also from Sseko Designs! Check my Instagram later today for a fun giveaway I’ll be hosting (hint: you could win one!). I’ll also be sharing Biti’s—one of Sseko’s employees—story, about how one day she hopes to work for the Uganda Investment Authority, and help encourage business growth in her country.

Summer Blazin’

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[top: madewell skirt: forever21 (old, but love this) blazer: reformation (similar here, here, & here) sunnies: c/o warby parker bag: rebecca minkoff shoes: opening ceremony (similar style here) jewels: jennifer meyer & gorjana (similar here)]

My boyfriend recently mentioned that he noticed I hadn’t worn any of my blazers in a while. He’s right, but it’s been heating up pretty quickly around here, so in my mind, the less layers I have on, the better. But after he brought it up I couldn’t stop thinking about ‘em and had to come up with some sort of outfit where I could wear one without feeling too hot or out of season. This is what I came up with, how’d I do?

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Minty Fresh

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[dress: emerald sundae shoes: 10 crosby derek lam headband: urban outfitters (similar here) bag: vintage givenchy jacket: vintage jewels: david yurman & jennifer meyer]

I pretty much live in dresses during the summer and I’m always looking for new ones to add to my growing (ahem) collection. My friend picked up this adorable one for me a few months back and I love it. Not only is the minty-green color perfect but the cut and pattern kinda have a retro feel. Plus, who can resist a good fit and flare dress?

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