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I’m brightening up your Friday with a sweet & cheery look on the blog! In today’s post I’m chatting about how we’re doing in the wake of Harvey. I’m also sharing how the purchase of THIS dress can help make an impact while also rounding up so many cute shops that are all donating profits straight to relief efforts. I’ve personally never heard of a better excuse to shop than this!
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When we snapped this photos in sunny Houston a few weeks ago, we never dreamed what was on the horizon for our city. Even looking at the parking lot where I was standing, I’m wondering if it was underwater at some point or other too. We will find out soon. Patrick, Annie and I are still hanging out in Mississippi for a few more days. But we plan to head back later this weekend. We’ve heard from friends that groceries stores are nearly empty and the pumps are still dry at gas stations. So we’re going to stock up on provisions and gas before we head back down to see what is in store.
On a lighter note, I had such fun styling this embroidered dress from KAS New York. When I was in NYC last summer, I was able to meet the designer of this brand and see their showroom too. It was such an amazing experience to stroll through the Garment District and walk right into a clothing designer’s office with the privilege of checking out their new designs. Blogging has certainly taken me on some exciting adventures! You can find this dress at Nordstrom now. Nordstrom is giving back to Harvey Relief with a banner on their homepage urging shoppers to make a donation to The Red Cross. So the next time you find yourself browsing the sundress section, there will be an easy way to give back simultaneously too.
Shop Small to Help BIG
Another amazing way to help Harvey victims is to SHOP. In addition to donating directly, you can also support small business donation endeavors by shopping the goodies I’m rounding up below! From Houston Strong tees to silk scarves and embellished sneakers, Texas makers are giving back BIG.
This up & coming Dallas boot brand CITY Boots are the makers of what they call the “quintessential cowboy boot … just taller.” These calf-skin leather boots come in an array of fun colors and the best part? 15% of proceeds go to Harvey relief.
$10 of each purchase of these Texas Strong Cuff’s are going straight to Harvey relief. A stylish way to give back, thanks to All the Wire.
Every cent of these $25 Stand Bayou City tees will go to the Harvey Relief Fund (via the Greater Houston Community Foundation) to support those in the Houston area directly affected by Harvey.
Elaine Turner is a Houston-based designer with shops scattered across The South. Her collection of shoes & handbags are the ultimate in swoon-worthy. 10% of proceeds are currently going to Harvey relief too!
100% of proceeds from these two necklaces are going towards basic necessities that will aid in helping Harvey Relief efforts. The owners of this local business will be collecting the items and donating them personally.
Corroon is raffling this monogrammed tote that is valued at $650 with all of the proceeds going to the Houston Food Bank. The starting bid is $300. Head on over to their insta page to bid too!
Texas Love Necklaces
Chip & Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame are selling these ultra soft Texas Forever tees out of their Magnolia Market business. All proceeds are going to Harvey disaster relief efforts until Sept. 30th.
Y’all … 100% of the profits from this (fabulous) liquid-matte lipstick in this shade are going directly to Hurricane Harvey relief. How cool is that!
Kristara Calligraphy Studios is donating 100% of the proceeds of their Houston Strong Ladies Tee to the fun organized by the city’s mayor. Orders must be placed by Sept. 8th.
There are so many amazing ways to help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Whether it’s through shopping, donating your own items, monetary donations or even physical volunteering, no part is too small! And as always, thanks for stopping by the blog.
photos by Ban Avenue