Weekend and review: Tracy Reese Ninfa

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Pros: great length, quality material (cotton and gold), nice pleats

Cons: Pleats can go all over the place when seated, also create a little bulk.

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Sissi’s verdict: keeper! Do you agree? Please share!

African Wax/Java-like prints at Anthropologie

Loving the new offerings at Anthropologie for Spring 2015. Lots of tribal, “safari” vibe.  My favorites are the prints which are similar to Java and Wax patterns…My favorites below.

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anthro_spring15_4clementina pencil skirt

anthro_spring15_2lourhina joggers

anthro_spring15_1 geo safari vest

Review: Dulci Suede Kitten Heels

What: Dulci Suede Kitten Heels by J.Crew

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Season: Winter 2014

Material: 100% suede outer, leather lining and man-made sole.

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Quality: Very good! The suede is soft, rich cinnamon color, very manageable heel.

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Fit: Sizing is off (again!). I’d say the shoes run half a size bigger than normal.

Sissi’s verdict: Return. I’d recommend half a size down if you are considering.

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Do you agree? Please share!

Weekend: Yes, it will get better

As I reminisce about Fall 2013 when I had to force myself to smile so that my baby brother would not get down on himself, I now agree.  Life may get unbearable, sometimes you may feel like you cannot take another day, another hour, another minute. But hang on, just hold on. Time will pass and it will get better.

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On Purpose – From Rwanda with Love @ Kate Spade

Kate Spade has launched On Purpose line of items made by 150 women artisans of Masoro in Northern Province, Rwanda.  All pictures below are courtsey of katespade.com

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The BrandOn Purpose for Kate Spade

The IT Factor: Handmade items by artisans from Rwanda

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The Inspiration: Provide means to these enterprising women so that they may work and feed their families.

Country of origin: Rwanda

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Where to buy: Katespade.com

Sissi’s Notes: Am sure Kate Spade is making money somehow but it warms my heart to see the women being given an opportunity to work at whatever their talent and feed their community. Please check out the items over at katespade.com