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Karen Walker Sunglasses / Ann Taylor Necklace / Zara Shirt / F21 Sweater / J.Crew Blazer and Bracelet / Gap Legging Jeans / Pour La Victoire Wedges / Coach Watch / 3.1 Philip Lim Bag DSC_0068

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When there are this many beautiful leaves on the ground, the obvious thing to do is to pick them up and throw them in the air in celebration of Fall, right?! So, I’m back in New York now, and the weather is very different from Seattle. It was freezing when I stepped off the plane at 6am yesterday morning, but it was bright and sunny and the city felt hopeful. I feel so incredible lucky that my apartment, for the most part, was spared from the storm, but my thoughts are constantly with the people less fortunate. And, since I am traveling a lot over the next two months and am not around to physically help out, I have been trying to figure an alternative option. There is Red Cross, which is great, but when I saw this list that my dear friend Keiko Lynn posted on her blog (see below) I jumped at the chance to donate, and to share it with you all. Because every bit counts. xo

Via Keiko Lynn’s Blog:

  • Volunteer on site or at a local shelter, or donate supplies. This site is a great hub for volunteer and donation information – and you can find up to the minute updates on their twitter @occupysandy. If you don’t have a car, they  arrange transportation from specific locations. If you want to donate supplies, check the lists for needed items – they’re updated regularly.
  • Donate to help feed hot meals through NYC food trucks. They’ve been driving to badly affected areas and feeding hot meals to thousands of hungry people who were affected by the hurricane. With this crazy cold weather, canned goods aren’t going to cut it. Give the gift of a hot meal.
  • Donate to Masbia soup kitchen. They’re feeding the seniors at the Park Slope Armory, as well as other locations. They also feed people in need, year round.
  • Donate to Robin Hood’s Sandy Relief Fund. They support over 200 of the best NYC programs to fight poverty year round and are transparent about their costs; they have a four star rating on charity navigator. Your donations will go toward relief for hurricane victims, and they’ll see to it that it will go where it’s needed most. You can also view a list of the programs they support here.
  • Organize a fundraiser, bake sale, or at least share links of twitter and facebook! Keiko’s cousin Shana and a group of volunteers (parents and children alike) were able to raise over $6,000 for Masbia with a couple of bake sales near Prospect Park.

 


 

  • http://identicalideals.blogspot.com Peyton

    I love this outfit! The orange looks great on you and those wedges are perfect!

    xo

  • http://www.laceandtulle.com Samira

    love your top!!!

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  • http://vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com Agi

    Absolutely love your entire outfit!!! Glad you came back to your apartment still in one piece. I watched the storm here in Vancouver and it was a horrific site. It’s nice to see people band together and help each other out.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

  • http://rhythmandruffle.com/ Toni Styles

    Beautiful photos! Lovely necklace; you always have the best jackets. Oh and I wish I had leaves to throw around too. It’s so great to see so many bloggers helping those in need – safe travels dear!

    http://rhythmandruffle.com <3

  • http://rebeccahearts.com Rebecca

    First, I’m so glad there is such an outpouring of help to those affected by Sandy. It’s nice to see people from all over the country pitching in to help those so far away. Second, I love this combo. Especially since I have similar pieces in my closet. I see a copycat outfit in my near future.

  • Chioma

    Love this look so much from the blazer to the bag to the layering!

    Chioma
    http://www.csevolutionofstyle.com

  • http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/ Carlee

    I love this outfit so much! The colors are great and the surroundings! Love love love. And you have an amazing blog.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

  • http://www.asliceofglam.com Amberly D’Anna

    Obcessed with the patterns and colors of this outfit!

  • http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/ Erin

    I love how you’ve been layering under blazers lately! It’s been inspiring my outfits. The mix of polka dots in this look is great.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

  • http://desertgirlsvintage.blogspot.com Lori

    It’s always good to know that people are willing to come together to help each other out in times of needs.
    I love your shoes- are they the Mai Suede pumps in sand pebble? They’re gorgeous, and they look perfect!
    ~Lori

  • http://pearlsandpeplums.com Jennie Garland

    this outfit is amazinggg!!!! I love all the layers!

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  • http://Www.lookfeelbebest.blogspot.com Aubree

    I have been trying to track down the original source of this outfit from Pinterest for awhile. I finally found you! Yay! I love this outfit.

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  • http://itisourphilosophy.com Stefanee

    These are the perfect nude heels and they’re wedges which is even better! Great outfit and you’re blog has some awesome stuff!