Hello + Happy Tuesday! I made something for you:
The Unfancy Fall Look Book.
On the surface, it’s a cool little magazine-kinda-thing of all the outfits from my current capsule wardrobe. It’s even organized by my favorite pieces — like, all the outfits with a graphic tee together, all the outfits with leather leggings together, etc. — to give you some seriously simplified outfit inspo, all in one spot.
But really, it’s a not-so-subtle request to share hope with some kids in need.
Let me explain:
See, I have this friend.
Her name is Cherith. We met the first day of middle school, and we instantly bonded over our love of singing + acting + musical theatre. All our eleven-year-old dreams came true when we were cast in our sixth grade’s production of Annie — Cherith was Annie, and I was Pepper. Not to brag, but it ruled.
Later on that year, we made up rhyming nicknames. Cary and Cherry. Our friendship was sealed, and we’ve been friends ever since.
Fast forward to this year.
This past August, Cherith, her husband Cole, and their four kids left their home and loved ones and moved to Africa, all because of a simple desire to share hope with kids who don’t have any. In fact, their non-profit has that very name: H.O.P.E.
And now, even as I type these words, Cherith and her family are living out love every day in Kenya.
I can’t help but be challenged.
I can’t help but reflect.
I can’t help but want to do more.
So … the Look Book is for everyone. You can have it, for free, right here:
But … if it has value to you …
Get to know my friends, Cherith and Cole. Watch what H.O.P.E is all about in this 4 minute video.
Then give. Whatever you like. Whatever you can. Whatever feels right.
“Generosity is what keeps the things we own from owning us.” -Eugene Cho