Project Latitude:

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My husband came home recently raving about a new company that he heard about from one of its founders, Danny Collins, architect by profession, hiker by hobby.  Naturally I did some digging and connected with Danny to get the scoop on Project Latitude.  Anything with a philanthropic silver lining and I’m game.  Both founders are currently architects residing in NYC who have dedicated their vacations to building houses for people in need across the globe.  During their last volunteer trip they began to wonder if there was a way to make their volunteer trips more affordable and have a longer and lasting impact in the communities they are helping.  The answer? Yes.  As volunteer costs increase, they have been subsidizing the costs of volunteering by selling locally inspired products, made by the community their sales support.

For their first project, entitled Project 00,  the team is building an entrepreneur workshop in the community of La Isla in Quito, Ecuador, funded by the sales of a handmade roll-top backpack that was inspired by the textiles of the highlands in Ecuador.  This project was funded 100% within the first 36 hours on Kickstarter, so the duo already has a secondary stretch goal for the remainder of the campaign.

If you’re into hiking, traveling and philanthropy then you’ll be into this product and the idea behind it.  Awesome job, team Project Latitude!

 

 

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Mod in Marni:

Marni is one of my favorite brands of accessories.  The line is streamlined, simple, geometric and purely mod.  The jewelry collection for this season encompasses all of the above and adds a pop to any basic outfit, especially the t-shirt and denim shorts kind (my Summer staples).  Here are my absolute faves:

Leather Bracelet:

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Leather Necklace:

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Horn Ring:

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Resin Ring:

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The Little Jacket:

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One of my all time favorite (and classic) looks is topping an outfit with a little zip-up boucle type jacket, along the lines of the quintessential Chanel tweed.  I love pairing it with anything from a basic tank to a vintage printed t-shirt or a white button-down. This jacket has denim woven throughout so I carried that element from my jeans to denim flats.  Matchy-matchy is IN!

Jacket: Joie/ Jeans: Rag & Bone/ Tote Bag: Saint Laurent

 

 

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Take It Outside, Again:

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I’ve written about this one over a year ago, but I rediscovered it again this past weekend, so I figured it’s worthy of bringing it to your attention–again.  Essie’s Take It Outside is a color to own, the perfect transitional Spring gray that’s pale without being a pink or nude.  So glad I found this one again!

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Boho Chic:

I’m loving this whole boho chic trend this season.  It makes getting dressed easy this Spring/Summer because you can wear your basic jeans and t-shirts, or a cotton maxi (or mini) dress and mix in an embellished accessory.  Here are a few of my must have faves!

 

Shashi Kamila Bag

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Loeffler Randall Suze Sandals

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Star Mela Sami Cosmetic Case

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