Before It’s Over

Summer is officially ovvver this weekend. And for the first time in a long time, I can honestly say I milked it for all it was worth. I’m not a home body, but I will leave these hips in this seat for a long while. True, I said that before I made a quick trip to NY. But now, really, this time I mean it.

In my absence I made a neat, to me, pair of sandals. Just to see if I could pull it off. There’s leather hanging on my walls people, so there was no shortage of materials. Apparently people close to me were tired of seeing me in them. ha!

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The hubby and I jetted over to the Philippines for the month of July where we made new friends in Tondo, Manila. I personally worked with a group of ultra talented women on a new handbag collection. And if the kiddos hadn’t been so darn cute I would have been able to focus more. It’s More Fun in the Philippines!

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The 12-hr time difference and yummy Delta food kicked my butt. I stayed home for 2 weeks straight during which I don’t recall eating or showering. At the end of August, we took a quick trip to NY, freestyled with the BK cool kids, & witnessed a beautiful christening before making our way back south and hitting the beach one last time.

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The Icing >> Enjoy a store-wide sale on the shop this weekend, starting NOW. Shop.FreshlyGiven.com


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Shop Closing – Free Shipping

No worries, the “close” is a soft close.

A few month ago a dear friend asked if I’d like to work on sewing projects with a small group of women in the Philippines. YES YES YES! I love entrepreneurship, and the goal is to create a working product that can be produced well after I leave.

So I’m heading out for 3 weeks. My little shop will still take orders, but they will not ship until the week of July 29th.

Make sure to follow @freshlygiven on instagram.

See you in 3 weeks!

P.S. If your heart melts just thinking about this project, please read more/donate to Unveiled Faces.


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Simplify and Repeat

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I neglect things when I over think.
Here’s to dropping down a view notches… Again.

Garden Party at Gather.
Photo Cred: Burketown
Blouse: Judah Ross


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Grace

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This past week I had the pleasure of shooting my friend Grace for my new collection. With only a 2-hour advanced notice, she naturally gave me her best in every shot. We scouted a lovely location and were elated to find the homeowner willing to allow strangers to roam around his property.

And so, without further adieu, I present my latest work, The Essentials, with hopes that you will also appreciate the spontaneity that went into it.

Simple shapes and classic styles inspired the collection. Minimalism in mind, I wanted to build a repertoire of fundamental elements. Building blocks for a timeless wardrobe. Adding to this, the underlying message that sustainability can be beautiful.

Enjoy enjoy.

Shop The Essentials Collection

Photography and Styling: Whitney Robinson
Model: My friend, the beautiful Grace Diver.


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In The Mix 1.1: Spring Groove

Finally it’s cruzin’ time. Windows down, music a notch below blast. Spring brings out the best in everything – everyone it seems.

Naturally only the best in funk to set the mood for warm days and nights. Listen out for the horns, they are oh so good.

In The Mix:
1. ISSAC HAYES // After Five
2. MARVIN GAYE // T Plays It Cool
3. ISSAC HAYES // Run Fay Run
4. BRASS CONSTRUCTION // Changin’
5. KOOL & THE GANG // Summer Madness


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