Happy Fourth of July to my fellow Americans. I plan on spending the day in a completely cheesy red, white and blue outfit but wanted to show a cute one to give you a little inspiration before you guys go out! Enjoy my not so subtle colored accessories and go have a great day :)
As you guys can tell fashion is my outlet. It is my creative expression of how I am feeling and how I want the world to see me. Sometimes though I get really lucky and have the chance to use my passion for a good cause - meet Ikwetta your new favorite shoes, bags and necklaces with a seriously good twist.
I was introduced to Ikwetta by one of their founders Sheeni who reached out to me and asked me to share their product with you all on my blog. After hearing their story I fell in love, here is what she wrote me....
"For the last 9 months I have been dedicating my time and efforts to IKWETTA - a brand of handmade footwear and fashion accessories that seeks to empower talented artisans in African Slums.
When I first visited Kenya, my husband took me to a place the equator passes through, and he showed me how when water was placed in a bowl with a hole in it, it drained clockwise north of the equator, and anti-clockwise south of the equator. If such a difference could be made by moving a bowl of water few feet north or south of an imaginary line, then imagine the difference we could make with a real brand that looks to make a difference? Thus Ikwetta - Swahili for Equator smile emoticon"
All their products are made by local African artisans and currently they are running a campaign to raise money for a new workshop. While they have reached their goal I really encourage you all to check out more of their story and donate here.
I am wearing the Savannah Safari Slides
Whoh! Happy July !! I am so happy to be home from 9 days of traveling (but looking at these pictures makes me want to go back! Last week I had work in Vegas and I flew straight from there to New York. My mom, sister and I decided to head up to Montauk (right past the Hamptons) and soak up some sun! We stayed at the cutest little place called the Montauk Yacht Club and I would seriously go back! A lot of you guys have seen half of these pictures if you follow me on instagram (@emmawlker) but for those of you who don't here you go!
Our rooms were so cute and nautical themed and I just wanted to spend all day in them with the warm sun shining through the curtains (can you tell I love to hang in bed?). The club also had the yummiest food and this fruit plate was ordered wayyyy too many times.
In between sunbathing and eating, we had some time to explore and one day we drove to South Hampton and walked around (ok ok we shopped around) Again these pictures say it all the Yacht Club was STUN-UN-UN-ING