We are really excited about this blog post. Not only do we get to showcase these beautiful earrings sent to us by the Akola Project, but we are given the opportunity to familiarize you with this amazing organization. The Akola Project was started to empower women in Uganda by providing work, and therefore, an income stream to support their families and orphaned children of their villages. It has now empowered women around the world and employees women in both Uganda and Dallas for the assembly and distribution of these lovely jewelry pieces. All pieces are handcrafted and 100% of sales are reinvested into the mission of this organization. The Akola flagship store is located at Snider Plaza in Dallas and limited pieces are sold in Neiman Marcus. We encourage you to visit akolaproject.org to learn more about this inspiring organization and shop their beautiful jewelry selections.
When you have great accessories, you can simplify the outfit. This neutral linen blouse paired with white jeans allow the earrings to stand on their own. Add a sandal with a bit of personality and you are good to go. A few bracelets (here (similar), here and here), watch and a great tote finish this effortless look.
These earrings make a statement!!! They are perfection on lobes. That’s why a simple black dress is all that is required. Add some great espadrilles, bracelets (here and similar), watch & classic bag...you’re done. Nuff said…
These earrings are too fabulous to go with just one outfit…so earrings, part two. The cut of this top is flattering on any body type. Paired here with white jeans, but will look great with blue denim or shorts. Shoes and jewelry remain the same. As you can tell, I feel fabulous in this look!
Why change accessory perfection? Different outfit, same bling. Who wouldn’t feel great in this flowing top and fitted jeans. And let’s be honest, heels (similar) always make you look great. Stay tuned…you will see these earrings again & again. I’m pretty obsessed!
You may have noticed (or at least we hope you have) we haven’t been on our game lately. Additions to the blog have been neglected and Instagram posts have been sporadic at best. So, we are here to be humble, grovel and ask your forgiveness.
As you all know, life happens and this month, it happened with a vengeance. It began with the illness and passing of Alison’s dear mother-in-law, Dot. For a month, Alison spent her time in Knoxville to be with her. Her only trip home during that time was to attend the funeral of her son’s childhood friend. There was a short reprieve as we both attended our biennial cousin’s reunion in Flagler Beach FL. Upon our return to our beloved Texas, Alison’s body finally said “Enough!”. Tracy has been dealing with some family issues that definitely pale in comparison, but you can feel sorry for her too.
Today is our first day back at work, albeit a short work day. No makeup, comfy attire and Alison’s cough medicine close by. We are back full force and ready to continue our blogging journey. We hope you are ready to join with us on this adventure.
We did not decide to post this in order to make you sad or to make excuses. We just want to express that as new bloggers, we were not prepared for the onslaught of things that life can throw at you. Things have been learned, shortcomings acknowledged and now NOTYOURMOMS50.COM will be better than ever.
xoxo Alison & Tracy