August 20, 2015


I have a few questions for you.

Do you believe that there should be an end to human trafficking and a way out for victims of this abuse?

We should all be yelling, "YES!" at the top of our lungs for this horror to stop. There are about 20+ million victims of trafficking around the world. And the scariest part, it's likely even happening in your own city. Yes, it happens in the developed world.

Do you believe that all people, including women and children, should have the freedom to be educated, have access to healthcare, clean water, food, a safe environment, and become self-sustainable?

As a woman myself, I absolutely believe that should ring true. However, as much as women in developed countries don't believe we have equal opportunities, there are women who don't even have the freedom to receive an education and make a living for their families.

Do you believe in second chances?

Most of us would be a resounding chorus saying, "yes!" But in reality, most people aren't given those second chances at life.

Thankfully, there is an incredible woman named Jen, who took a year off to work with various nonprofits around the world. Because of her heart for marginalized people, she decided to do more with her experiences and founded, Paisley + Sparrow.

Paisley + Sparrow is an online marketplace of curated products from various organizations. And the best part? With each purchase, you are changing the lives of people around the world.

I chose the Eleanor Necklace by Miriam Designs because I believe the mission behind Miriam Designs is so beautiful. As much as we believe in giving people second chances, it's likely harder when we encounter someone overcoming addiction. Our reflex thoughts are typically, "If I give this person money, they're just going to spend it on drugs." I know that's my reflex thought. But Miriam Designs gives second chances to women in Nashville who are overcoming addiction, prostitution and trafficking. They are taught how to create jewelry and are given the chance to find healing in community and unconditional love. Isn't that beautiful?

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." -- Matthew 10:29-31 

Photography: Jackie Accornero

Dress: Anthropologie {Similar | Similar}
Heels: Aldo {Similar}
Bag: Asos {Similar}
Earrings: Anthropologie {Similar}
Bracelet: ILY Couture {Similar}


  1. This woman's story is definitely worth a large "pat on the back" for her work with Paisley & Sparrow!! I also love your Miriam Designs's beautiful!! It's definitely worth giving others a second chance! Living proof in your story! Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a beautiful post. Paisley + Sparrow sounds like an incredible company! I love the necklace you chose. It's so simple and beautiful.

  3. Beautiful dress and you look gorgeous!

    Greetings from Elegant 40! visited via #passion4fashion link up

  4. You look gorgeous! And, you have such a kind heart, and have so much love for others, and I applaud you for generosity for others!!!

  5. I love to learn about companies that have a mission that is greater than "money". I love that you have such a beautiful scripture.

  6. Very beautiful dress and a pretty necklace with a great cause!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  7. You always take beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for your heart-warming posts!!!

  8. This post is beautiful! Definitely interested in checking out these products. I'm always looking for new and original things for a cause. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week

  9. That dress and necklace are gorgeous! And I really love that pic of you up in the tree!!

  10. Your dress, necklace, and photos are beautiful!

  11. What a simple yet elegant dress! White is also the purest for ladies.

  12. The company has a great mission. I really like your dress.

  13. Such an inspirational story! Your dress is beautiful and the perfect backdrop to showcase this special necklace. Love your fun photos!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    Come join me for the Fabulous Friday Link-Up!

  14. Love that Paisley and Sparrow have a mission. Beautiful dress!


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