12.03.2014

Yellow Scarves & Adorable Bags


WHAT I'M WEARING :: Top // Old Navy :: Chambray // Target :: Scarf // c/o The Breezy Room :: Jeggings // Old Navy :: Bracelets // Target :: Bag // Timbali Crafts :: Boots// Maurices

My fashion must have for absolutely every season has always been and always will be pretty scarves. Recently, my friend Kala opened up a boutique called The Breezy Room where she sells the softest, prettiest, and most unique scarves...scarves that I obviously MUST add to my growing collection of 40+. (I know...it's a problem!)

When I laid eyes on this yellow beauty, I knew I had to have it. Yellow is my favorite color and it's super versatile for brightening up drab outfits. Plus, it's perfect for so many seasons! It's soft and warm, but it's still relatively lightweight. I wear it at least twice a week and I'm not even sorry 'bout it. The next two I'm eyeing up for my collection? A little burgundy chevron and two tone gray action. Getcha some!

Can we also discuss this adorable bag? When I was in Swaziland this summer, I had the opportunity to meet the beautiful woman behind Timbali Crafts. I especially adore their headbands and bags...but what I adore even more than that is the story behind the company - I know you'll love it too, so here's a little blurb about their mission:
The women who create Timbali Crafts are all volunteer cooks at community based feeding centers, called carepoints, throughout Swaziland, Africa. In this tiny nation with the highest HIV/AIDS rate and lowest life expectancy in the world, the needs are immense. In spite of their own hardships, the Timbali women help to feed more than 2500 children each day. They are incredible! 
Timbali started in 2006 to reach out to the physical and spiritual needs of these hard-working women. At the request of a local pastor, we started a Bible study with some of the women to encourage them in their volunteer work. It quickly became evident that something more needed to be done so that these ladies, who were serving their communities in such a vital way, could also provide for their own families. 
So we started praying...and we made some really ugly greeting cards (blessings to any of you that bought those!). We didn’t have any start-up money, but a friend heard what we were trying to do and gave us $150 to buy our first little batch of fabric. Eventually we started making handbags (which also had some issues at first!) that have evolved into the beautiful products we produce today. What we first thought would just provide a little income here and there for a few women, has become a major source of income and outreach to 100+ Swazi families!
I figured it would be the best time to brag on these two friends of mine as we just celebrated small business Saturday this past weekend and are rapidly approaching the holiday season. And to top it all off? Kala wants to giveaway one of her scarves + offer a discount code to you guys! KENZ15 will get you 15% off your purchase!


Good luck, ya filthy animals! :)

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24 comments:

Jessica Jean-Marie said...

This outfit is so cute! Love every piece.

Gina Alyse said...

Loving that scarf so much!! And I love how you paired it with chambray. So cute!!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

That scarf is fantastic!

thisbrunettelovescoffee said...

I love that yellow scarf! I'm obsessed with my beige infinity scarf from The Breezy Store.

Abigail said...

I am in love with that mustard scarf!!

xo,
Abby
http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

That scarf is perfection! Great outfit, and that is a lot of snow!

Sarah said...

and I love the blue striped infinity scarf.

Marie said...

lovely color and scarf style, I wish we had snow but I imagine I would be tired of cold pretty fast!
Marie @ In Our Happy Place

Rebecca Jo said...

that yellow is fantastic! I will always go for yellow or red - such a splash of color!

Jodi said...

yellow is my favorite too, and mustard yellow especially for fall and winter!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Look at all that snow!!! My bones hurt looking at it! Ha! It is gorg though. And could you be any cuter? I am alllllll about scarves too during this time of year...I have one on again today! Best accessory ever!

Sarah said...

you are the most adorable of all!

Maria said...

This is such a cute outfit! Can't go wrong with a mustard yellow scarf :)

The Real Arnolds said...

Love your bright yellow scarf! That's the perfect thing to combat all that snow!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

heckyeshotmess said...

Its seriously hard to choose one! These are beautiful scarves and such a great price!
I'd say the two toned floral

Kenzie Smith said...

Oh I like so many of them! I would have to go with Blue and White Striped Infinity Scarf as my favorite though :)

Meghan said...

I loved the plaid one!

Elle Vee said...

Love the outfit, the colour of the scarf is amazing :)

Kenji is Here said...

I love everything about this! I love yellow as well! I have so much of it. I just like bright colors. That's why I love the Bohemian Print Scarf! Thanks for introducing me to this shop!!

Kayla MKOY said...

I just can't. That yellow scarf is absolute perfection ;) I need one!

Rachel Lynne said...

This yellow scarf is so beautiful and this bag is so cute, beautiful and cute, that's you! :)

Monica Siembieda said...

I need that scarf!!! Very lovely look :)

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Froggietalks said...

I LOVE the blue lace scarf :)

Tayler Morrell said...

I like the charcoal two-toned one