This spring I have been obsessing over two things, rompers and floral. When I saw this jumpsuit from SheIn, I knew it was perfect for many things I had coming up. I first wore it to a family Easter lunch and then to a blogger event to get my babes opinions and it was a total hit!!
*SheIn sent me this jumpsuit for free as part of their fashion blogger program. However, all opinions are my own and I have been shopping happily from SheIn for years.
All the details combined on this SheIn jumpsuit make it the total package. It has a strappy back for the spring/summer heat, wide legs and the slits up the legs make you look hot to trot!! I wanted to keep the jumpsuit as the focus, so I paired it with simple delicate accessories in rose gold, a pair of nude strappy heels to elongate my legs, and a saddle bag to keep the boho vibes.
Styles – SheIn has a huge selection and they are always keeping up with all the trends. Many times you will find something that looks just like a designer made item at a fraction of the cost!
Prices – Everything at SheIn is soooo affordable. Why spend tons of money on the trendy items, when trends change.
Started in the USA – Yes most people think of SheIn as a Chinese company, which they are based in China now. However, it was actually started in Brunswick, NJ by a group of fashion loving individuals.
Sizing – I am a petite girl and sometimes its hard for me to find clothing! I have really great luck with SheIn because most of their clothing is made for women my size.
Customer Service – I feel like the people at SheIn are so nice and so helpful. They respond quickly to my emails, give me advice for choosing the right size, and keep me up to date every step of the way with shipping. If something is wrong, they fix it!!
Have you shopped with SheIn before? If you have what has your experience been? I love finding companies I can find super cute items that don’t break the bank, which is my financial tip for the week!
Last week I went to a wonderful pre-event hosted by Rebuild Globally & Macbeth Studio which was to bring awareness about a wonderful cause started right in our own Orlando backyard. Macbeth Studio collaborated with Local Love to create a beautiful backdrop to use during the event for a promotional shoot. I wanted to talk about Rebuild Globally & their brand Deux Mains Designs, so that more people could understand their mission and how many people they have helped and can help in the future if the word is spread further. They also host an annual fashion show at the Country Club of Orlando called Runway to Haiti for all you fashion lovers.
Rebuild Globally was born from the disaster of the 2010 earthquake that brought devastation to Haiti. One woman, Julie Colombino had an amazing idea to replace the conventional methods of charitable aid with a thriving social entrepreneurial ecosystem. They have been vastly improving the lives the refugees living in impoverished Haiti for six years now through training and education which give them guaranteed employment. They have realized the most impactful way to relieve poverty is to combine the efforts of their non-profit with the for-profit sector. Out of this wonderful cause they were able to build their own brand for the products they were creating called Deux Mains Designs.
“Nineteen degrees north of the equator you’ll find a small workshop where artisan–owners source local leathers and re-purpose tires to craft beautiful handmade sandals. Inspired by its French translation, craftsmen use their own two hands to sculpt sidewalls into soles with a pride that comes from not only making something valuable for others, but also making a meaningful life for themselves.” – Deux Mains
When I think of these creative and inspiring artisans I think about the bohemian community. Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, involving musical, artistic, literary or spiritual pursuits. Here is a bohemian styled outfit that I wore last weekend when I visited my best friend in Ocala. My mother got me this dress on sale at Belk for $12 around Thanksgiving. (WHAT A DEAL!) I love it because it looks almost like a pineapple print on it.
*Photography by Rae Breda a Bohemian Artist, pursuing her dreams, and inspiring others.
This will be a night of beauty and impact at REBUILD globally’s annual fundraising event – Runway to Haiti: The Night Fashion Meets Impact. This show will be featuring local celebrities and help to inspire the next season’s trends. There will be live music and a silent auction. This for people to come together to raise funds for life changing education and job training programs in Haiti.
Here is a video from last year’s event!
If this is a cause that is near and dear to your heart, or you have never heard of Rebuild Globally & Deux Mains Designs before, but would like to be a part of such an impactful evening…then purchase a ticket below!
Ok, so I have some super exciting news y’all!! Jord, an incredibly unique watch maker, and I have partnered to showcase an exciting piece of jewelry on my blog. Spring is quickly approaching and this wooden and blush watch I was gifted by Jord is such a perfect addition to any spring wardrobe. I just can’t get over the craftsmanship of their watches, how unique each one is, and how lightweight it feels on your wrist.
I am really obsessed with the packaging that each watch comes in. I love to store my watches in their boxes on my dresser, so when packaging is as beautiful as this is, then that’s a win-win to me! I also love how they will personalize your watch with an engraving if you choose and how the watch is customized to fit your wrist! I hate having to deal with going and getting a watch resized after I buy it.
The watch is made in the USA and out of two different toned woods. Inside of the box it comes with an oil pen to keep your watch in great condition and a humidity pack which lasts 4-6 months.
This cool watch I received from Jord paired beautifully with my blush leather jacket and I let the wood make a bold statement by pairing simple neutrals of white and black with it.
Most of us have heard this statement time and time again. It is so popular now you could call it a cliché. This is an ironic relationship between two needed and precious resources in our community. We are always trying to find just the right balance between the two.
Time is most definitely financially related when it comes to paying off your debts. Whether its a loan, mortgage, or credit card debt the longer it takes you to pay it off, the more money its going to cost you. This is due to any fees or interest associated with those debts. I personally cringe when it comes to credit card interest rates. The longer it takes to pay off that debt the more and more interest accrues.
Think about this…you have a $30,000 in debt with an interest rate of 10% (which is low). If you are paying the minimum which is about $400 a month, then it will take you 10 years to pay it off and it will cost you $17.574 in interest. However, if you were to pay an extra $200 a month on this debt, then you would have it paid off in half the time and you would save $8,531 in interest payments.
Beware though, before choosing to pay off a debt early, it is important to be aware of any pre-payment penalties that could be assessed by the lender. Make sure you are aware of both the term of the loan and the interest rate when you borrow money because those items are what work against you when you borrow.
Now, even though time isn’t your friend with a loan. Time works in your favor when you are investing.
Consider the following example. If you want to have $1,000,000 when you retire in 35 years, you can get there by investing $1,000 a month for 35 years and earning an average 5% rate of return on those investments. However, if you waited longer before you started saving for your retirement and only 25 years between the time you started saving and the time you plan on retiring, then you would need to invest $1,900 a month to reach that same $1,000,000 goal! Just like when you refinance your debt, modifying the interest rate, or rate of return on your investments, can play a large part on how much money will need to save every month. If you again only gave yourself 25 years to save for retirement and still want to amass $1,000,000 on less savings per month, then you would need to take more risk to achieve the same rate of return, or you would have to settle with retiring on less.
Now you can truly see that when it comes to paying off any debts, or investing, that time really is money. If you have more time to invest the better off you are and staying debt free is better for everyone. I recommend to just on a regular basis check your debt situation and your investments for retirement to make sure you are regularly reviewing your debt situation as well as your retirement funding strategy to make sure you are utilizing both to the best of your ability.
JORD WATCH GIVEAWAY
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Contest ends at 11:59 CST03/26/17 and both gift codes expire 06/18/17
*Disclosure: This article was sponsored by Jord Watches, but all opinions expressed within are my own. I am all about a completely honest review!