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Second-Hand Suits Give Women a Second Chance at Life with Dressbarn and Dress for Success

For the 10th year in a row, Dressbarn is teaming up with Dress for Success to give women a new chance at life. From March 1 to March 4th, all 825 dressbarn stores across the country will serve as drop-off sites for new or gently used professional attire including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes that will be used to benefit women seeking to transition into the workforce.
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Korcula Jewelry Is Jewelry With A Purpose

Check out these beautiful bracelets from Korcula Jewelry. They are a sustainable brand that is trying to help those in need in the African country of Rwanda.


New for fall from Korcula jewelry is the “Korcula for Kora” horn bangle. It’s a Rwandan rescue horn bangle from Kora with Korcula’s signature lattice panels of brass with gold plating attached by brass studs. A large portion of the proceeds from Kora horn products goes back to the villages in Rwanda and Kenya to employ the workers manufacturing the pieces – it’s a sustainable brand. It retails for $398.
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Also, part of the Houston-based designer’s Signature Line, is Korcula’s Gold Lattice Cuff, which retails for $248.00. Brass with 14K gold plating, it bends and forms easily to any woman’s wrist.
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More information at – http://shopkorcula.com/

Maurices Is Doing Great Things For Animals And You Can Help Too!

More than 750 maurices locations across the U.S. are hosting Rescues & Runways fashion shows to raise supplies and cash donations for our forever friends – animals.

Running throughout September and October, Rescues & Runways is a national campaign created by maurices, in partnership with the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to increase awareness of animal shelters and pet adoptions through pet-themed fashion shows.  (There’s a full listing of Rescues & Runways shows here.
Even if you are unable to make it to the shows, there is still a way to help!  For a limited time, maurices is selling its Friends for Life Charm; for every purchase of the charm, $2.50 goes to support the ASPCA.  Learn more here.

Is This Not The Coolest Thing Ever!

The pics of the newest Mac Viva Glam spokesmodels are out.Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga look fantastic. I think these are the best Viva Glam pictures in forever. I can’t wait to see the new shades in the spring.

From the Huffington Post:

Lady Gaga is all glammed up for her new ad with Cyndi Lauper for MAC’s Viva Glam Spring 2010 campaign, to debut in February. Each songstress will tout her own new shade of lipstick, Viva Glam Gaga and Viva Glam Cyndi. The product won’t hit stores until March 18, so you’ll have to wait until then to have Gaga lip color.

Gaga and Lauper are the newest faces of the MAC AIDS fund, which has raised over $150 million since 1994. Previous spokesmodels include Fergie, Pamela Anderson, Christina Aquilera, Missy Elliot and Chole Sevigny.

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Couture With A Conscience

I love shopping. DUH! I also happen to like companies that do great things for the less fortunate as well. I am so glad I found out about this company on Twitter. Check this out!

From the Shabby Apple website: For many women in the developing world, life is a constant struggle against poverty and hardship. Limited economic opportunity leads to a downward cycle of malnutrition, illiteracy and poor health – a cycle that traps each new generation. Through access to microfinance – financial services such as microcredit loans, insurance, savings and other products – women can overcome poverty and provide a better life for their children. Shabby Apple wants to help. With your help, we hope to provide 500 women with micro-credit loans by December 31 of this year. There are two ways to contribute.

  1. Buy a dress from Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple donates 5% of all its net profits to Unitus. Every time you order something from Shabby Apple, part of this order funds a micro-credit loan.
  2. Donate an extra $5 at the checkout page. When checking out, scroll down and click on the ‘help women worldwide’ button. This donation will directly contribute to a micro-credit loan.

To learn more, click here. Double your effect: Enter the Code couture to receive $5 off of any order. Shabby Apple will double its donation for every couture coupon used. Share this coupon with friends: here

I am totally in love with this concept. I think its fabulous, and not only do they make beautiful dresses for straight and junior sizes, but they make plus sizes and maternity clothes as well. Shabby Apple is also developing a fitness line. Most of the clothes are under $100. They are just expanding and giving back at the same time. I love it. Take a look at some of Shabby Apple’s cutest looks.

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