Saturday, March 28, 2015

weekend essentials

Weekend Essentials 

<> Swimsuit Top // Stone Fox - Available at Still & Sea
<> Swim Bottoms // Lisa Lozano - Available at Still & Sea
<> Hat // Forever 21 
<> Necklaces // LPOH Gemma Necklace & Gigi Necklace
^ Best Juice EVER! It's Toxin Eliminating, & Cleansing

As always, when shopping with Still & Sea online feel free to use the Little Pieces of Hope exclusive coupon! Type in "LPOH10" before checking out, and save yourself 10% on your next Still & Sea shopping spree!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jensen Body Chain

         Photos from Aka Layers Blog

The babe who we named the Jensen Body Chain after! Not to mention she is also the cutie behind our Little Pieces of Hope Wishbone Collection. Read more about Jensen's journey with ME/CFS here.

For more outfit details, and photos take a peek at Jensen's original blog post, Sunday Funday!

Monday, March 23, 2015

write our Adopted Soldier

       Picture from Adopt a US Soldier Facebook Page

As you know, Little Pieces of Hope is fundraising for Adopt A US Soldier these next few months, and we are about to send our FIRST care package over to our adopted soldier. Above all things, AAUSS recommends sending letters to our soldiers. They believe letters help keep the soldiers spirits high, and gives them a little "hug from home".

I have had the privilege to write our soldier for a little over a month now, but I wanted to give YOU an opportunity to write him yourself. If you are interested in sending a "hug from home" please email me (or message me on FB) for more details. Thank you so much, and I hope to hear back from a few of you!

Monday, March 16, 2015

lpoh monday madness + waylon necklace

Today's LPOH Monday Madness discount is for the Waylon Necklace from our Spring 2015 Collection. Usually this item retails for $92, but is marked down to $75 for today only. (Since I got a late start on this post, this offer is available until Tuesday (March 17th) 5pm CST.)

Usually Monday Madness discounts are for items from previous collections, however this time around I figured I would spice things up a little and offer a mark down for BRAND NEW item. I promise this is not a Monday Madness you will want to miss...because it more than likely will never happen again!

Outfit Details
-Tee // Free People 
- Denim // Madewell 
-Necklace // Little Pieces of Hope

If you are interested in seeing more outfit posts, feel free to follow me on FPME // cierra_adele

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SXSW 2015

My SXSW uniform for the next week.

 Tee made by Mint Clothing Company, and available to purchase at Still & Sea in Austin, Texas.

Still & Sea is offering an exclusive coupon code for all LPOH customers. Before checking out, type in "LPOH10" to save yourself 10% on your next purchase. 

While you're at it, make sure to give Still & Sea a follow on their new Instagram // @stillandsea_

Consciously Fashionable

Over the past 6 months or so, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know fellow Austinite, Sarah Esparza. Sarah, the blogger behind Consciously Fashionable, recently did a interview on Little Pieces of Hope regarding our socially responsible business model. After reading it I thought it would be fun to share, in case any of you were interested in learning more about the company as a whole, and why I started Little Pieces of Hope. 

I hope you enjoy, and thank you so much Sarah for all your kind words! 

Sarah's first LPOH Purchase, the Wild & Free Necklace!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Adopt a U.S. Soldier

One of the greatest rewards with Little Pieces of Hope is finding new non-profits to team up with. Sometimes finding a new charity can be difficult, while other times customers help me out by giving me a suggestion on where to start my research. This time around, I felt as if the Universe was nudging me to go in a different direction.

Towards the end of last year I saw the movie Unbroken. I was so captivated by the story of Louis Zamperini that I wanted to learn more. I know most people read the book, and then go see the movie, however I did things in reverse order. And let me tell you, if you haven't read this book you absolutely need to. After reading this story, I had a whole new perspective, and understanding of what the military and military families go through. That's when I realized I wanted to try and help. 

After endless nights of research I am excited to introduce our new Charity of the month, Adopt a US Soldier. AAUSS started when a Mother's son was deployed to Iraq. He was a medic, and saw a lot of awful things there. Each week, the mom sent him care packages for him and his unit that would weigh close to 60-70 pounds. After a few weeks the Mother got her friends to join in on sending care packages to the son for him to share with his platoon. By Christmas, they were successfully helping 175 soldiers and were well on their way to helping more.

Adopt a US Soldier is a way to connect civilians with deployed troops overseas. Staffed fully by volunteers, AAUSS has helped thousands of soldiers find friendship, support, and a much loved and needed touch of home. 

For the next few weeks, our jewelry proceeds will go to our very own "adopted soldier". We will be able to write him letters, and send him care packages to let him know he is not alone, and how thankful we are for his service.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

fundraiser update

                                                                   Cresta                                                             Gracie
                                                                     Slate                                                            Hudson

It has been my great pleasure to fundraise for Austin Pets Alive! this past January & February. Pets hold quite a sweet spot in my heart, and I love how Austin makes a point to keep this community a "no-kill" city. 

Thanks to all my beautiful customers, we have been able to raise over $350 for this wonderful non-profit. Meaning that you have helped save rescue cats and dogs of all ages, and given them a little piece of hope towards a second chance at life.

If you are interested in donating or adopting a pet of your own check out their website here!


* for more information on APA! check out our previous blogpost here *