Sarah’s necklace

Sarah’s necklace

Sarah is a freshman at a small, liberal arts college. While there she made a fashion discovery

“I purchased this necklace from a local woman from Allentown, PA, who brought her unique jewelry to campus to sell to the students. Each piece was individual and hand crafted. I had never seen a necklace quite like this before and I felt compelled to buy it. I walked passed her table several times, trying to resist while aware of my college budget. But I couldn’t resist. The necklace was calling me. The artist told me that the face that she had imprinted on this necklace was from a Native American tribe originally located in the area. It is said to protect the person wearing it. I decided that I had to buy it, and the necklace turned out to be affordable; only twelve dollars for this one-of-a-kind piece. I was excited about my purchase and never expected to come across such a rare and intriguing piece of jewelry.”

~ Sarah

I hope it protects you, Sarah, this year and always. xoxo Melissa

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Back to school with Ana

Ana in her green dress

Ana is a teacher at an all-girls school. When I saw her on the first day of school wearing this winning green dress, she stood out. Here is Ana …

“One of the things I love about teaching is its cyclical nature; every year brings a new beginning and the chance for teachers and students to start again and set new goals. In the fall my students arrive resolute to give their best and those first few weeks of school offer the opportunity to inspire students to want to learn and grow throughout the year. On the first day of school I want my entire self to communicate: Let’s make this a great year! I start with my clothes. When I stood in front of my closet the night before school, this dress spoke to me. Among a sea of muted colors (yes I admit I am guilty of returning often to dark colors as my safe choices while striving for that professional look) this dress said, pick me!! Ahh – my green dress! I feel sweet yet so vibrant when I wear this dress.The color reminds me of life. It reflects my hope that even though nature will soon be changing, a little summer green should remain with us throughout the year. So this is the dress I wore to hopefully inspire my students to carry with them a little green while remaining positive; that even with the challenges to come, with effort, spring and summer are never too far away.”

~Ana

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