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Cyber Monday Fun

Happy Cyber Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the holiday season so far.

Photo Credit: Noonday Collection

Cyber Monday is almost over, and Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are long gone, but I wanted to share a bit about one of the companies I’ve used for some of my Christmas shopping this year.

Noonday Collection is an incredible company founded by some women in Texas. They employ artisans around the world to make beautiful jewelry, home decor and accessories. The products are affordable, well made and unique, and you can feel confident that your purchase helped a family in a developing country. Each piece comes with a description about the person or family who made the item, so there is an incredible connection to your purchase.

Photo Credit- Noonday Collection

My friend Sarah recently became a Noonday Ambassador. Noonday uses the direct sales model, employing Ambassadors to host trunk shows to share the story of the company. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t usually enjoy going to friends’ trunk shows for direct sales, but when Sarah approached me about hosting a trunk show, my answer was YES! Noonday makes a difference, and I am all about helping companies that are trying to change the world. Sarah also asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a Noonday product for my blog readers. My answer was yes to that too, because I love pretty accessories. Sarah sent me this beautiful necklace, the Bone Carved Polygon Necklace, seen in the picture. This necklace was made in India by artisans, and is hand carved from bone.

Tank- Old Navy, Sweater- Pennys (Irish company, purchased in Dublin)

I’m not the best at accessorizing, but I figured I’d give it a shot and share with you what I came up with. I found that this necklace is classic, and goes with a ton of the items in my wardrobe. It has the statement necklace look that is really hot right now, and is great for layering with other items.

I first tried the necklace by itself, with a multi-colored cardigan and a brown tank. I thought the neutral color of the tank top and the colors of the cardigan really made the necklace pop, and it pulled the outfit together quite nicely.

Sweater- Old Navy

I added a bit of dimension to the next combination with this necklace. I purchased the thin strand necklace at my Noonday Collection Trunk show. It’s called the ‘bethe rope necklace’ and is made from recycled artillery shells from Ethiopia. The artillery shell line is incredible, the pieces are beautiful and it really displays the talent of the artisans, as they are able to turn something so ugly into something so redemptive and beautiful. I feel like the rope necklace added some dimension to my simple outfit when paired with the bone carved polygon necklace.

Shirt- Old Navy. Scarf- Target

I mixed it up a bit for the last combination. I added a scarf and let it be the focal accessory, with the necklace as a compliment. I feel like the necklace dressed this combo up and really completed the look.

All of the clothes I wore for this post are listed in Not for Sale Georgia’s Purchase with Purpose guide and have great ethical principles. You can find Noonday Collection in our guide, and you can go to Sarah’s webpage to shop. My trunk show page will be open until the end of this week, so if you buy before the 30th feel free to put my name down in the Trunk Show blank. But I hope regardless of when you shop Noonday that you’ll consider them when purchasing gifts for your friends and families. You can feel confident that you are making a difference and getting amazing products at the same time.

What do you think about my accessorizing? Which combo was your favorite?

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for this post besides the necklace I reviewed.

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