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Twice As Nice

Posted in art, fashion, more by Dani on December 16, 2009

Happy, Happy Wednesday, darlings!  The week is officially almost over; and you know what today is. That’s right. “What Gives? Wednesday” (…based off of  Chicago Social Magazine’s article, “What Gives?”)! Smart trend of the sixteenth? Aviator Nation.

I must say, I have been waiting to tell you folks about this SoCal-based unisex clothing company for almost a week. On the lookout for stylish sweaters, I stumbled upon its website last week.

Created by Paige Mycoskie, Aviator Nation is the product of her love of aviator glasses, but I mean… c’mon, those shades are classics and always au courant. Haha.  From tanks to truckers, this business exemplies the Golden State‘s surfing culture through their items’ cool color schemes and casual cuts. Although not all of their clothes go to charity, Aviator Nation has a specific set of clothing articles in which a portion of those purchases goes to AIDS research. Isn’t that rad? Haha.

Ooh… and please take a look at this collaboration between Aviator Nation and TOMS! So neat!

Stay sunny,

Dani

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GREEN is the New Black: A Need for FEED

Posted in fashion by Dani on December 10, 2009

Isn't she precious? FEED Projects at work.

Hello, lovelies! As mentioned last week, I want to add a post every Wednesday (Oops! Haha.) with on a different win-win cause for the month of December. With that said, I present to you: FEED Projects, which was started with the hopes of feeding hungry children all over the world through the purchase of their bags. With over a half a million bags sold, this worthwhile organization has been able to provide food almost sixty million children. Along with TOMS shoes, FEED bags sound like another worthwile Christmas gift to give (or recieve) this holiday season!

I think this eco-friendly bag is super cute yet simple. Perhaps, it would be a lovely companion to tote to the local farmers' market for some yummy fresh fruit.

Happy helping,

Dani

Drop TOMS, Not Bombs

Posted in fashion by Dani on December 2, 2009

Good afternoon, digital darlings! Sorry for the recent super speedy posts, but this week has been loca! Haha. Hopefully, things will begin to slow down towards the end of this week as they often do.  

As local malls become adorned with electric blue lights, faux cotton snow, the scent of pine, along with an extensive assortment of wrapping paper, one thing is becoming very clear: Christmas is fast approaching. You know what that means… time to start thinking about gifts to give to your loved ones on the 25th. Why not give one that looks dapper and makes a difference?

For the month of December, I will be implementing a column based off of  Chicago Social Magazine‘s article, “What Gives?” called, “What Gives? Wednesdays,” in which I will feature a new fashion forward cause every Wednesday. This week’s? TOMS.

Skimming websites on Sunday afternoon, I soon noticed a fad amongst not only fervent fashion bloggers but unassuming sneak peeps

too. Four words, folks: TOMS are the bomb. Not only do they reinvent the classic boat shoe, but this cool company also supports a very worthwhile cause, one that is unmistakable in their slogan–With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for one. Here are a number of my favorite pairs featured on their website. Want to visit the website? Click on a shoe below. TOMS away…

Aren't these simply adorable? I love the color contrast between the navy blue and the bubblegum pink.

These shoes are sick. They really make me feel like dancing! Haha.

The script on the shoes give it a cool, funky and artistic edge.

Who can resist a pair of splatter painted sneaks? ...and guess what? They're HAND painted!

I love the message on the shoe, "The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter." --Mark Twain (Aww... Haha.)

How cute and cuddly are these puppies! (Pun intended.) Along with being soft, these sneaks are bright and bubbly!

Glitter has the ability to make anyone happy. Haha.

Ooh... I just love the color, charcoal... and tiny animal print too.

Have a beautiful day!

Peace,

Dani