Find of the Week: Brass Coin Necklace from Purpose Jewelry

Ever since I saw this article on Who What Wear, I’ve kept an eye out for a pretty gold pendant. It’s funny because I don’t normally get obsessed with certain types of jewelry. However, every few years I get really into a necklace. In eighth grade, I wore a pearl necklace every day to school, and during my senior year, I wore this giant gold peace sign necklace. I have way too many photos documenting that necklace…

Now, it’s the idea of finding the perfect, little circular necklace. Jewelry is a great place to start if you’re trying to be more sustainable. The products tend to be similar prices whether you’re going eco-friendly or not. My friend, Mallory, showed me a few different jewelry websites, and that’s when I found this guy!

How cute?!

It came in the mail while I was in Rhode Island, so I was pretty excited to finally put it on. The original clasp fits quite close to the neck (not quite choker style but close), so I prefer it at the ultimate last hook.

The Company: I feel like a name like Purpose Jewelry pretty much says it all. All their beautiful, minimalistic jewelry designs are handmade by women who have been rescued from sex slavery and human trafficking. They also have a non-profit called International Sanctuary, which helps these women regain control of their lives again through healthcare, education, and, of course, counseling. (Read More Here)

You can get my coin necklace here for $30

Penguins in South Africa: A Visit to Betty’s Bay

Did you know there are penguins in South Africa? You can find the African Penguin along the coast of Namibia through South Africa. There are quite a number of places to see them. The most popular destination is Boulder Beach, about a 45-minute drive from Cape Town. However, a little further along the coast, you’ll

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#Korea Week 14 – Rainy Days in Providence

#Korea is a weekly series on my blog documenting my time leading up to and during to my year in Korea. It’s very much unedited, stream-of-conscious writing! Check out the original post for a longer explanation here WEEK 12: JULY 9th – JULY 15th Howdy! I wish I could say I’ve been up to all

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Hotel Elysée in New York City

While I was planning my trip from North Carolina to Rhode Island, I decided to make at least one pit stop for the night. I stayed in the lovely Hotel Elysée in New York City, so I could have one more chance to visit Manhattan and meet up with some friends. Built in the 1920s,

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