5 brands that give back

adidas parley recycled shoes

pictured: adidas Parley running shoes /

We only have one planet, so we need to care for it, and protect it, as much as possible. That is why it is so important to think about what we purchase, and how it could affect the planet long term, as well as the community.

In the twenty-first century, we have the benefit of advanced technology. This technology offers us so many ways to recycle materials, and make materials, which are sustainable and will be kind to the environment instead of damaging it for future generations.

I love finding companies which are creating products using these advances in technology, as well as donating a portion of profits from specific products to do good in the world. Whether we help those in need, or reduce our waste on our planet, we are helping humanity through giving back and protecting the environment.

There are so many causes and issues for us as humans to care about. It can sometimes be overwhelming as to which ones we choose to support! Sometimes we can donate our time and money to causes, other times it is fine for us to be passive and purchase products we already need which support causes we may not normally donate to, or we don’t have the time to support another way.

These five brands are killing it! They are either using technology to create sustainable fashion, or using their resources to help those in need. I love supporting brands that give back, and hope you enjoy doing so too!

  1. Chico’s: As you know, I am a huge Chico’s fan! They have beautiful prints and patterns designed in-house by artists, as well as practical garments that are easy to wash and wear on a daily basis. The company is dedicated to the community, and one of their big impacts is the work they do for Habitat for Humanity. Chico’s gives both time and money to this important cause, and you can help them! They have a collection online which helps raise money for Habitat for Humanity. They also help collect donations for the charity. You can find the perfect cardigan or top for summer, while supporting an important cause. Love that! You can learn all about it at
  2. adidas: adidas is my favorite athletic brand, and I love the fact that they are innovating ways to help the environment and make fashion more sustainable. Their “For the Oceans” campaign currently produces shoes made from recycled polyester; and the shoes are 100% recyclable. The company is working hard towards shifting to recycled polyester on their line by 2024. Stay tuned! I will be going more in-depth on this topic later this month. To learn more now, please visit
  3. H&M: This fast fashion retailer is working hard to protect the environment and become more sustainable. They collect old clothing in-store so that it can be recycled instead of thrown away. H&M also has an eco-conscious collection which promotes the use of recycled materials. Love! To see the collection, check out
  4. TOMS: I think by now, TOMS is a household names. This innovative company has built their business on giving back to the community. Every TOMS purchase benefits one of six causes the company is dedicated to. These causes include homelessness, equality, safe water, mental health, ending gun violence, and giving shoes to those in need. To learn more, head over to
  5. Makers Market: This innovative company offers handmade products for the whole family, and for the home. They also offer upcycled goods and sustainable products! To learn more, please visit

There you have it! This is my current list of brands that give back. Which brands that give back are your favorites? Please share in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!



Black Friday 2014 sales deals and steals


black friday sales and deals 2014

Black Friday is upon us, that means amazing deals on gifts for the holiday season; and ourselves! Instead of braving the long lines and making your feet hurt for days, do Black Friday the chic way; at home in your fuzzy slippers while shopping online! Love that!

There are thousands of Black Friday sales, deals and steals for the 2014 holiday season; how can they be navigated? Never fear, I have navigated them for you!

Without further adieu, here is a curated list of the most fashionable sales, deals and steals for Black Friday 2014. Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

Alice + Olivia: Save 25% off site-wide and enjoy free shipping starting on 11/26 and going through 12/1! Shop online here.

Anthropologie: Huge sale site-wide! To shop the sale, please click here.

ASOS: Save 30% from 11/26 through 11/30. Use code TGIBF at checkout. Click here to shop the sale.

Banana Republic: Save 50% of off one full-priced item. Use coupon code BRFIFTY upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Bauble Bar: Save 15% two items. Use code FRIDAY15 upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Bloomingdales: Save 50% off selected merchandise 11/25 through 11/29. Click here to shop the Black Friday sale.

DVF: Save 40% off selected styles 11/25 through 12/1. Also save 15% off on Black Friday with coupon code FRIDAY15. Click here to shop the sale.

Express: Save 50% off site-wide! Click here to shop.

Free People: Save 50% off selected items. Click here to shop.

Gap: Save 50% off site-wide. Use coupon code BLKFRIDAY upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Geluxury: Starts at midnight on 11/28 and ends at 11:59pm 12/1. Their luxurious slippers are to-die-for! Online at

J. Crew: Save 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum. Use coupon code HOLIDAY upon checkout. Click here to shop the J. Crew sale.

Joie: Save 25% off site-wide. Use coupon code THANKS upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Kendra Scott: Save 15% off site-wide. Use coupon code BFCM2014 upon checkout. 11/26 through 12/1. Click here to shop.

Luisa Via Roma: Save an extra 20% off. Use code BFRS upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Madewell: Save 25% off your entire purchase. 11/25 through 11/30. Use code GIFTON upon checkout. Click here to shop the sale online.

Moda Operandi: 50% off select items. 11/27 only. Click here to shop.

ModCloth: Save 50% hundreds of new arrivals! 11/26 through 11/30 ending at 10am PST. Click here to shop.

Need Supply Co.: Save 30% off sale items. 11/26 through 11/30. Click here to shop the Black Friday sale.

Nordstrom: Big deals and steals through the site. Click here to shop.

Piperlime: Save 25% off site-wide. 11/27 only. Use coupon code THANKFUL25 upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Save 60% of select styles. 11/26-11/28. Save up to 50% off 11/29-11/30. Click here to shop.

Shopbop: Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000. Use coupon code GOBIG14 at checkout. To shop this sale, please click here.

TOMS: Save 25% off everything. Use coupon code CHEERS. 11/27 through 12/1. Click here to shop.

Zappos: For every order placed on Zappos from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, Zappos will donate 10 meals to families in need, in partnership with Feeding America. Their commitment is to donate up to 5,000,000 meals ($500,000). That many meals would feed the entire state of Kentucky! Through Feeding America’s bulk discounts, subsidies, etc. they’re able to use $1 in donations to generate 10 meals. Feeding America is a national top-rated charity with a network of over 200 food banks, and supporting 61,000 local charities in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Click here to shop this fabulous deal and way to give back this holiday season.

Zinke: Save 40% off almost everything on the website. 11/24 through 11/30. Click here to shop.

What I wore: TOMS event


Pictured: Earrings: Nordstrom (sold out, also love these) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Petal” / Dress: Elie Tahari (sold out, also love this one) / Cuff: Vince Camuto / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gaia” / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: SixtySeven / TOMS cuff shown with price tag, online here.

I wore this outfit to the TOMS event last Friday which was just as informative as it was fun! You can read more about it here. It was about 97 degrees outside, although my car said it was 101 degrees! I was so thankful the event was held in the shade 🙂 

When the weather is scorching, I love being able to wear a dress. This dress turned out to be light and airy which worked out well with the heat. I’m sad it is sold out, but thankfully Tahari has a similar style which I linked to above. 

The Vince Camuto cuff I wore to the event has quickly become a favorite of mine. It is comfortable and sleek; which is perfection in my book! I might have to go back and grab it in gold too!

I hope you have been able to escape from the heat wave we have been “enjoying.” To learn more about the TOMS event, please click here.