nordstrom tank | blank nyc shorts | steve madden sandals | c/o akola project necklace, receive 30% off with code LAUREN30 | c/o kendra scott bangles | karen walker sunglasses | photography by shannon cole
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’m excited to introduce you to a gorgeous gift idea that gives back. Akola Project is a jewelry collection that empowers and employs women who have been victims of sex trafficking and who are living below the poverty line in Dallas, Texas. The beautiful materials these pieces are created with are handmade by women in Africa, who are also being empowered through trained skills and employment.
100% of Akola Project’s profits are reinvested into empowering vulnerable women. How amazing is that?
Akola Project pieces are truly gorgeous and one-of-a-kind. They come in a variety of styles, colors and price-points, starting at $25, and making great Mother’s Day gifts for every lovely mama in your life.
The Demi necklace I am wearing here comes in multiple colors and is one of the coolest statement pieces I own. I love that there is a story of the mother who designed this piece that came with this beautiful piece…and one that I can share when people ask about my necklace!
P.S. If you are looking for a pair of cut-offs, this is a great-fitting pair that are under $80. The back is slightly longer than the front, making them extra flattering. And this tank is a fun alternative to the basic white tee. It can be dressed up, too, and looks fantastic layered under a jacket/blazer, making it a year-round piece!