Fall Fashion Handcrafted Scarf Giveaway

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Fall Fashion Handcrafted Scarf Giveaway - Enter to Win Your Favorite Scarf from Smiles by JEM

Fall is my favorite time of year. I’m a sucker for cute jackets, turtlenecks, boots and of course, fun scarves! Therefore I’m super excited to be able to offer you a chance to win your favorite scarf for fall from Smiles by JEM! Smiles by JEM was founded by two friends, Janelle and Megan, who wanted share their passion for fashion, culture and travel with the rest of the world. Focusing their efforts on women’s accessories, travel, and philanthropy, they founded JEM. Smiles by JEM offers both handmade jewelry as well as handwoven scarves to compliment your perfect fall look.

How to Wear Your Favorite Scarf This Fall

JEM’s jewelry is made in Ventura County at the homes of Janelle and Megan. These two partners also work in Thailand with local artists to design and make their beautiful scarves. The pair have been traveling to Thailand since 2010. After meeting many local artists and seeing the beautiful items they produced, Janelle and Megan decided to design scarves while working in Thailand to create them. They fly to Thailand 3-4 times a year where they spend a few months designing and making scarves which they then bring back to the United States to sell. In addition they also purchase their beads in Thailand (as well as Peru and the United States) and bring them back to the USA to make their jewelry.

SOS Children's Villages in Thailand

JEM’s mission is a commitment to delivering the highest quality handcrafted scarves while giving back to the local communities where their products are made. They give 10 percent of their proceeds back to help develop and sustain local organizations. They donate 10% of their proceeds from scarf sales to SOS Children’s Villages in Thailand, and 10% of the proceeds from their jewelry sales to Food Share in Ventura. Each piece comes in an organza gift bag with an insert about their company and the charities their support.

Handwoven Scarves from Smiles by JEMNow through September 21st, 2013, you can enter to win your favorite scarf from Smiles by JEM. Choose from beautiful cotton scarves, silk scarves, and warm knit scarves in 50 different colors with up to a $40 value! (This giveaway is open worldwide.) How will you be wearing your favorite scarf this fall?

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Have to look great right now? Enter coupon code: 25thanks now through September 31st, 2013 when you shop Smiles by JEM and receive 25% off your total purchase! (Also be sure to enter the Pin It to Win It Bath & Body Giveaway through September 15th, 2013, open to USA residents only.)

Bags to Have and the Stuff to Put in Them

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One bag doesn’t fit every occasion. Sometimes you require only small purse or wallet for those few basic essentials and other times you find you need a mammoth tote so you can be prepared for every situation. Whether you’re bag of choice is small, medium or large, following are a few of my recent favorite purses and bags along with a selection of some go to essentials to tuck inside.

Fabulous Handmade Bags and Purses for Women on Etsy1. Small Waxed Canvas Cross Over Bag from Cloth & Ink / 2. Medium Cosmetic Zip Pouch from MinneBITES / 3. Large Blue Floral Kallia Hobo Purse from milloo / 4. Large Mint Green Organic Cotton Canvas Satchel from Handmade Therapy / 5. Leather Black Cat Bag from Pelle Volare

Natural and Handmade Beauty Essentials for Your Purse1. Pink Folded Leather Coin Purse from La Lisette / 2. Vegan Peach Mango Lip Balm from The Gnarly Whale / 3. Patchouli Rose Perfume Oil from Scent By The Sea / 4. Coconut Shimmer Salve from Good 4 You  / 5. Natural Ruby Lip Tint from Phoenix Botanicals

Stylish and Fun Handmade Handbags, and Backpacks and Purses for Women on Etsy

1. Burgundy Zig Zag Leather Saddle Bag with Tassels from LaLisette / 2. Multi-color Chevron Stripe Backpack from BagyBags / 3. Handmade Watermelon Leather Bag from LaLiseette / 4. Red Herring Waxed Canvas Backpack from Wooly Bison / 5. Large Yellow Handbag from Hashibags

Must Have Items For Every Woman's Purse1. Fresh Lemon Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E from Pegasus Soaps / 2. Coral & Mint Travel Tissue Holder from Marine Parents / 3. Travel Comb with Mirror from Estee Lauder / 4.Nikon COOLPIX S3500 20.1 MP Digital Camera from Amazon / 5. Zen Green Tea & Mint Lotion Bar from The Pig and the Peacock

According to a recent survey on women’s favorite purse size, 22% of my readers said they preferred a small bag, 22% preferred a large bag and 22% said the size of bag they preferred to carry depended on the situation. 34% of readers chose a medium sized bag as their go to purse size.

As for must have essentials to keep inside, the majority of my readers had to have a lip gloss or lip balm and a lotion or cream at all times. Next up was mascara, a brush or comb and sunscreen. And a slim margin of readers always carried hand sanitizer, q-tips, lipstick, soap and perfume. What is your favorite bag size and what items do you always carry inside other than your wallet, ID and money?