Monday, July 21, 2014


In the months before my grandmother passed away (back in 2002), she had to go to dialysis on a regular basis because her kidneys were in bad shape.  Fortunately, the location where she went was right next to my office building - so, once a week on my lunch break, I would pick up sandwiches for us and go spend time with her. I used those hours to ask her questions about what it was like to grow up with a mother who was an opera singer, what her favorite memories were from when she was little & how she met and fell in love with my grandpa.  I am so grateful for those special moments we got to share, just the two of us, and for all the stories she told me that I can now share with my own kids, who never got the chance to know her.

When Angela & Roi reached out to me about partnering with them and I learned about their incredible passion for giving back to those in need, I didn't hesitate to say yes.  They donate a portion of the proceeds from every handbag purchased to important organizations that are working hard to make a difference. Because of what my grandmother went through, I chose this red bag - each sale helps support those fighting kidney disease.  Another aspect I love about their organization is that each bag ships with a postcard that includes the story of someone who is currently fighting a disease - you can write an encouraging note on the postcard & share it on their Facebook page for that person to see.  So you're getting the chance to give back + personally bless someone else!  You can learn more about The Ribbon Project here & shop their entire selection of bags here.

What I'm wearing:
LOFT dress (I'm wearing a 2; also in petite), c/o Angela & Roi bag (also in green, gray, yellow & nude), 
c/o ShoeMint heels (similar), Bracelets: Forever 21 & Target, Zara ring (similar), 
Olivia Burton watch (similar here or here), J. Crew Factory sunglasses (similar), Nails: Zoya Paz


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