Handbags for a Cause: Kent Stetson Black Lives Matter Clutch

Kent Stetson Black Lives Matter Clutch

I first saw Kent Stetson’s Black Lives Matter clutch on Instagram (you must follow @kentstetson), and couldn’t wait to feature it on HR! I absolutely love this clutch for a couple of reasons – (1) it was designed to spread peace and awareness; (2) I love the eye popping yellow and multi-color interior flap; and (3) 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Black Lives Matter Organization. #BlackLivesMatter is an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and our allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue amongst Black people, and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action and engagement. 

The Black Lives Matter clutch is handmade in the USA, comes with a removable cross-body chain, logo dust bag, clear vinyl inner pocket and is individually signed. Price: $205.00 at KentStetson.com.

Designer Deals: Chanel Purple Quilted Washed Lambskin Jumbo Single Flap

Chanel Purple Quilted Washed Lambskin Jumbo Single Flap

I have been on the hunt for a Chanel bag that really speaks to me which is challenging because I love bright colors and fun prints but also know that it’s more practical to invest in a more classic color and style. Don’t you just hate the word “practical”?! In my mind, practical = safe and boring. If you’re going to spend hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars on a handbag, shouldn’t it be a bag that you absolutely love?! I want a bag that I love so much that it makes me feel like doing cartwheels every time I carry it. That being said, I just discovered this beautiful Chanel Purple Quilted Washed Lambskin Jumbo Single Flap at Jill’s Consignment and can’t help but think that it might be “the one”! It features soft washed lambskin leather and ruthenium hardware; front flap with CC turn-lock closure and exterior flat pocket. The chain & leather entwined shoulder strap can be doubled and worn short or pulled thru to wear long. It has purple leather lining with flat pocket and zippered pocket. This purple jumbo Chanel bag is in pristine condition inside and out and comes with dust cover. Carried very gently and sparingly over the years. There is no corner rubbing, no scratches to the hardware, no stains, spots, marks or damage anywhere on the bag. Price: $2,500 at Jill’s Consignment.

Save the Date: 2016 Walk to Answer TTP Together

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, we are joining the Answering TTP Foundation for the annual Walk to Answer TTP Together to help raise TTP awareness. I lost my mother to the rare auto-immune blood disorder, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura aka TTP (more on her story here). With no known cure, patients are living each day in fear of another relapse that could end in irreversible damage to the brain, heart and/or kidneys. Our friends and family in the Columbia, SC area are invited to join Team Walking for Joan. Time and location TBD. As soon as the official website is ready to go live, I will have additional information on registering and donating.