Wednesday, July 23

What I Wore // swim day style and a sseko giveaway

Hey there! Today is another 100+ degree day outside, and I thought I'd share these photos from our last visit to the lake on Monday. I posted about it on Instagram, but we really love doing Saturday type activities on Mondays because there are no crowds to speak of, there aren't any lines for the diving board or the sno cone hut (and no wild kids in your outfit photos) , there's no traffic, and it's so much easier to have a really fun day. I think I may have Martin trade Monday's for Saturday's work for the rest of the Summer! sorry babe:)
I'm partnering with Sseko Designs to help raise awareness for their wonderful "30 days, 30 ways to Educate Woman in Africa" campaign. "In the Ugandan school system, a nine-month gap exists for students between the end of secondary school and the beginning of university. This break is designed as a time for college-bound students to raise money for their education, but in this male-dominated society many women fall through the cracks, failing to find fair work and finish their education. That’s where Sseko Designs comes in. The company that sells handmade sandals was founded to provide a safe, supportive place for women to earn money for their college degrees."
wear: hat: c/o Target // necklace: H&M// cover-up: Tj-maxx // bikini: c/o TRIANGL // bracelet - thrifted // bangle: c/o Sseko Designs, shorts: Target // sandals: t-strap c/o Sseko Designs
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The sandals I'm wearing today are part of a that line of shoes that employ woman of Uganda to break the cycle of poverty, to empower them, and help them further their education. Each pair of sandals is handcrafted in Uganda by those amazing woman of strength, and each of those ladies has a story! I was sent a bangle with the name of one of those woman on it and a bit about her: Stella has an adventurous spirit and a great sense of style. She hopes to travel the world one day, and plans to become a civil engineer. 
Today Sseko and I are giving one of these beautiful and meaningful bangles away to one of you guys! See below:
I hope that you visit Sseko Designs and read more about their beginning and their mission, and also thank you for visiting today! Have a great rest of your day, good luck with the giveaway, and I'll see you tomorrow:)
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47 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your swim coverup - I've been on the hunt for one, and even popped into TJ Maxx to look for one.

    Thank you for introducing us to Sseko Designs - its a great cause!

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  2. I went to the beach this Monday too and it was such a good day because not that many people were there! I actually just did a blog post on it :)

    Every Day In Grace

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  3. Beautiful kimono and sandals!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. What an awesome cause! I absolutely love those bangles, too :)

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

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  5. You look great. Love your swimwear. :)

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  6. That bathing suit is super cute!

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  7. I love all their sandals and bags, b ut these ones turned out my favorite - http://ssekodesigns.com/shop/t-strap-sandal/giving-keys-t-strap-accent-sandal.html

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  8. I actually love those bangles.. and the swimsuits

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  9. I just went and checked out http://ssekodesigns.com/ and I just LOVE the Giving Key Sandals!!!

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  10. It´s the first time that I write in your blog, but I have to say that I really love your sandals and your cover-up!

    sweet Thursday. Easy hairstyle

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  11. The charelston sandals. I love how you can change out the straps to match your outfits!

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  12. Love the sandals! I'm clearly still loving summer and don't want to think about fall yet!

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  13. I really like the t-strap sandles

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  14. I love the Mojave Sandal! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  15. which lake is it that you go to, emily? closer to you or closer to boise?

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  16. I love the Lilian Scarf: Papaya!! I'm not really a fan of the sandals

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  17. My favorite item is the Caramel Harbor Tote - beautiful and classic!

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  18. What beautiful craftsmanship!! I love their bags and ribbon sandals. I think I would choose the t-strap sandals.

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  19. Love their Charleston Accent Tstrap sandals. GORGEOUS!

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  20. Favorite item is the Matilda Coral Square Scarf. It's quite lovely.

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  21. How awesome are those shoes! And I always go to the lake on weekdays :) Way less stressful!

    Makeover With Aspen

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  22. I love http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstone-peace-pendant/14k-rose-gold-necklace-with-green-tourmaline/wx59t
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I love the dream giving key sandal! OMG EVERYTHING IS AMAZING

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  24. Is it possible that you get cuter everytime I see you?? I think so! lookin' hot mama! Okay so, I am so happy you're doing this giveaway and that I was able to discover Sseko Designs through it, love everything on the site! But I'm really in love with t-strap sandals with the mojave accents!

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  25. I'm seriously loving the Rebecca Taylor silk animal print dress. Ugh it needs to get in my closet!

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  26. I really love the Leather Amythest Hobo

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  27. Loving this super cute cover up!!

    xoxo, Kali

    www.204park.com

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  28. Love this brand! Don't think I could pick just one favorite item... I like them all!

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  29. The Fringe Clutch in Caramel is to die for!!!!

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  30. Ooh - I've been looking for a pair of sandals (Weirdly, I don't think I've ever owned any before) and I can't find any I like. Definitely getting some of these!

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  31. I love the red and navy sandals! It's such a cool concept

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  32. Hi! I absolutely love their Cherry Blossom Ribbon Sandals with the white base color. So pretty. Thank-you!!

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  33. Sseko Designs are amazing! The bangle is gorgeous and I'm going to need to get my hand on the ribbon sandals...the colorful tying combos have me hooked! Great cause! Thank you, Elle

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  34. I love the T-Strap Sandals!

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  35. I ADORE these bangles!!! These are right up my style alley

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  36. It's so cold in Paris right now!
    This is so dreamy...

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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