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Last week was all about these fall transitional looks, but today I wanted to share with you the story behind the jewelry in all of last week's posts that was provided by LandMine Design. It's obvious from the pictures that their jewelry is stunning, modern, and completely on-trend, with the perfect blend of dainty mixed metals and colorful beads, but the story behind the jewelry is what really drew me in.
LandMine Design started in 2012 as a job creation program that teaches the women of a small village in Cambodia (Known as the MineField Village because it is literally situated on an old minefield. Scary, right?) the art of rolling beads and creating jewelry. In a village where everyone is destitute, desperate for work, plagued by the risk of landmines in their own backyard, and struggling to feed their families, this program has helped empower women to start their own businesses, care for their families, and learn a skill they can be proud of.
The video below shows the day in the life of a LandMine Design woman. So worth a watch! Can you even imagine a life in which you were at risk of becoming a victim of human trafficking? I feel humbled when I think about the daily struggles of these women, and honored that I can even do something so small to help them by purchasing their gorgeous jewelry and sharing their story with you.
Take a closer look at how the jewelry is made in the next video:
Shop the full collection here. Thanks so much for reading!
Photos by Dylan Crossley Photo
Tank: Goldyn // Jacket: Target (old, similar style here) // Skirt: Gap (old, similar styles: 1, 2, 3) // Shoes: Vintage (similar style) // Bracelet: Landmine Design (c/o) // Lips: Glo Minerals Cream Glaze Crayon in "Bloom" (c/o) <-- Use code BORINGCLOSET15 for 15% off your order
Good morning, friends! Today, we are headed off to Salida, CO for the Gentlemen of the Road stopover! It has always been a dream of mine to see Mumford & Sons live so I am pretty stoked to be going to the festival! For sneak peeks and festival style, be sure to follow me on snapchat (username: myboringcloset).
This look is one of my faves for transitioning from summer to fall. This is a great example of how you can wear your crop tops well past the summer season. How? Well, make sure you have a little longer crop--one that hits you right at the waist, and then add a high-waisted bottom, that way the hem of the top perfectly meets the top of the bottoms your wearing so you don't have to show any skin but you still get that nice shape that accentuates your waistline. Have your trusty leather jacket handy to throw on when the temps start to drop and bam! You're done!
p.s. If you've been enjoying all of these looks from Goldyn, be sure to stop by their site or store by Sunday because they have their bi-annual sale going on! I'm talking discounts up to 80% off so yeah you need that in your life.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Photos by Dylan Crossley Photo
I woke up this morning and it felt like fall outside. Now, I'm definitely not the "OMG I LOVE FALL AND PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING" kind of girl. No way Jose. I am a Florida/Cali girl and summer is where it's at. But, Colorado must finally be rubbing off on me because the crisp morning air had me feeling excited for the change of season. And knowing I was posting all fall transitional looks on the blog this week definitely has me thinking ahead to my fall wardrobe.
This Simon Miller sweater from Goldyn might just be the ultimate fall piece. Obviously, the color is fantastic, but so is the fabric. It's the perfect cozy knit for bringing along when it gets cooler at night. I loved layering it with these vintage cutoffs and vintage tee for a comfy casual look. Added my favorite booties to up the "fall" factor. Oh and p.s. Denver locals: Goldyn's sample sale starts today so be sure to stop in this week for a great deal on summer styles!
Hope you have a great day! Thanks so much for reading!
Photos by Dylan Crossley Photo
Dress and Jacket: Goldyn // Necklace and Bracelet: LandMine Design (c/o)// Sunnies: Tory Burch (similar style) // Lips: Glo Minerals Cream Glaze Crayon in "Jetset" (c/o) // Shoes: old, similar here and here
It's time to start shopping for fall. Can you even believe that?? All the stores are started to put out chunky knits, leather jackets, and long-sleeve shirts, and I don't know if I'm ready for it! I'm still basking in the sun (and sunflowers as seen on snapchat --> myboringcloset), but I'm thinking about how I can start transitioning my summer items into fall. This Imminent Rise jacket from Goldyn is so perfect for fall because the cropped style is still cool enough for unpredictable fall weather, but the leather keeps it appropriate all season long. Plus, the subtle varsity style is perfectly on trend.
How was your weekend? Friday night, I made the most amazing lasagna. We sliced up this massive zucchini this girl at work gave me and used it to make a gluten free vegan lasagna. Yeah, I know it doesn't sound appetizing but it was the bomb. You can use the zucchini in place of noodles, then you make fake cheese with crumbled tofu, grated cauliflower, and nutritional yeast. It was even meat-eater approved. We hung out at my sister's house and played hearts and ate and it was just lovely.
The next day, we had what we called "Fat Saturday" wherein we watched movies, ate snacks, and drank beer. Yes, I am admitting it. Fat Saturday can do wonders for the soul, but you will likely wake up with the urge to run for an hour to balance it out. Oh and there was ice cream, which you may have seen on Instagram. I mean, if you're gonna do Fat Saturday, do it right. Have a great week you guys!