Do you have a mission?
Beyond sharing style tips and encouragement for eating more plants, I want to make a difference in lives. I have experienced not knowing where I will be sleeping tonight or when my next meal might come.
I was fortunate that when my time of need came, there was a wide circle of friends who offered shelter and helped me through the toughest time of my life. I know that the worst decisions ever made can be followed by the best ones.
It is now part of my mission to help women in need by being a part of several projects which offer a hand up through temporary shelter, training, and education.
J.Jill has always been one of my favorite sources for timeless casual clothing, but they are known for much more than great fashion.
J.Jill just launched their new "Compassion Connects Us All" social campaign where every time you use the hashtag #JJillCompassion, the brand will donate $1 to the Fund up to $350,000.
The lightweight J.Jill linen tote bag with an artisanal floral print at the front was designed to help women in need: 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the exclusive Compassion Fund tote bag will provide support to community-based organizations that help disadvantaged and homeless women become more self-sufficient.
J.Jill has donated more than six million dollars to over sixty organizations across the country.
All of the elements in this look were provided by J.Jill.
The deep blue cardigan from J.Jill is lightweight making it the perfect warm weather topper to take with me everywhere. Air conditioning quickly becomes unpleasant for me, so I always take a cover-up of some sort with me, even in summer.
The perfect weight three-quarter sleeve tee is very nicely made. The design details make it more flattering and feminine than most tees.
The white comfortable cropped jeans are also from J.Jill.
Cognac has always been one of my favorite colors for neutral, go with everything leg-lengthening sandals. These Corso Como® for J.Jill stacked heel sandals are the perfect summer shoes.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
Created in collaboration with J.Jill.
All words, styling, and creative direction are my own.