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Graded by Grace Ikwetta – African Handmade Leather Sandals and Belts

Graded by Grace Ikwetta – African Handmade Leather Sandals and Belts

Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals

When Sheeni approached me with a very touching email, I was not sure what this Ikwetta project was all about. But after I watched that short 3 minute video below, I was tearing up and getting very emotional. I am from China and I had a pretty rough childhood, often without enough food. During my middle school years, the place we lived was very similar to the slums in the video. I spent a lot of time daydreaming that someday, I would change my fate and have a better life.

Maybe because I am a teacher, I always believe that old saying “give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach him to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” So I am so happy that I can be a part of this meaningful project on Kickstarter to help African artisans build their own workshop. Hopefully someday they will get back on their own feet and move out of the slums.

Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals

How can you help with this project on Kickstarter? This is a Kickstarter campaign and if you are not familiar with them, they work a little bit differently. This campaign will last till July 6th, by which time Sheeni has to complete their goal of raising $10,000. How they reach is by people who are interested in their products coming online to their Kickstarter Campaign page and pledging an amount. Depending on your pledge, you could be given a Reward. All the rewards are listed out on the campaign page. If they reach the goal of $10,000, they will use the money to build a new workshop for their African artisans, where they will make the rewards for the backers/supporters. If they do not reach the full $10,000, those who pledge don’t pay anything.

Here are the rewards if you decide to pledge:

$10 reward

$25 award

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Ikwetta’s Sandals are handcrafted using Genuine African Leather by Artisans who are living in slums. As you can see, they are very unique and well made. The bonus? They are very comfy!

Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals

This project will only be funded if at least $10,000 is pledged by Mon, Jul 6 2015 11:59 PM EDT.

And in case you were wondering, YES, I made my pledge and hope you make yours! Together we can take a small step (wearing very cool and colorful sandals!) to help end poverty, a few people at a time.

Below are more photos of me wearing Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals.

Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals
Ikwetta African Handmade Leather Sandals

Cheers!

Grace

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They Got It Right #4

They Got It Right #4

http://colorandgrace.com Daily Special menu.

Monday – Fashion 101
Tuesday – Fashion Chinese Take-Out
Wednesday – Graded by Grace
Throwback Thursday
Friday – They Got It Right!
Saturday – Fashion Gossip
Sunday – Gone Fishing! Or shopping. Or gardening. But not blogging!

Got a special order? Let’s hear it! I’m always looking for suggestions and comments!

Boho outfit
Boho outfit

Are you still following celebrities for fashion and style inspirations? Oh no! If so, you’re already out of date! 😉 In fact, nowadays fashion bloggers are the new cool kids on the block and already are at the leading edge of the trends all over the world.

This is the 4th edition of “They Got It Right” but don’t worry! You can still catch up here, here and here for past three weeks.

Today let’s start on a very colorful note.
Group one: Bold prints dress

http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

bold prints dress
bold prints dress

A dress featuring bold prints is an eye catching statement piece and it is so easy to wear with just about anything. Just pick one of the colors on the dress for the accessories and you are all set! I love that bright yellow bag with this dress.

http://www.thejpetite.com/

bold prints dress
bold prints dress

I love how the colorful bag and the jean jacket accompany this colorful and powerful dress. The bag adds on a more carefree vibe and the jean jacket just make it more chic and modern. If you are not very comfortable with bold prints, this is a good way to start with.

Group 2: Gingham shirt with skirt

Gingham pattern has definitely had its moment this year and you see it from street style to celebrities. Most people probably will pair it with jeans or white pants to form a casual look. Here are two cute outfits that show you it can also be very chic and feminine with a skirt.

http://gingersideoflife.com/

gingham shirt with skirt
gingham shirt with skirt

Pink with white is always so fresh and chic.

http://www.ahandfulofstories.com/

gingham shirt with skirt
gingham shirt with skirt

Love this chic and sexy look!

Group 3: Off shoulder
Sexy doesn’t mean to show a lot of skin, just a hint of shoulder showing is all we need.

http://www.straightastyleblog.com/

off-the-shoulder-dress
off-the-shoulder-dress

Very quiet color and relaxing cut, it is a perfect dress for a hot summer day.

http://www.gypsylovinlight.com/

off the shoulder
off the shoulder

Or a classic white top with jean short for a boho beach look!

Group 4: Boho beach look

Since we are talking about the boho vibe, and the beach, let’s finish on a colorful beachy note then. See what I did there? That my dear readers is what us experts call a segue! 😉

http://www.upbeatsoles.com/

boho beach look
boho beach look

I hope you enjoyed this post and here is my new look for today.

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SHOP MY LOOK:
Black hat @Saks Off 5th Avenue
Kimono @TJ Maxx
Black crop top @Express
Black leather skirt @Banana Republic
Black fringe backpack @TJ Maxx
Black booties @DSW
Bracelets @My Arm Charms @The shopping bag
TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:

The Skirtista Diaries with Rhea

Style Elixir

Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

PASSION FOR FASHION

Fashion Friday

Cheers!
Grace

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