Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Style!

By: Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director at Our Hands For Hope

St. Patrick’s is not all about sweet treats saturated with green food coloring, leprechauns, pinching kids, green beer, or kissing the lucky Irish… well at least not for all. For those of you who don’t know, Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th which is the date the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, historically died on. Celebrations often involve public parades and festivals, and yes, wearing green clothing or shamrocks is legit. Christians attend church services and lent restrictions (religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday) on food and drink are lifted for the day, hence the obnoxious levels of beer consumed on this holiday!

Personally I enjoy St. Patrick’s day because I myself am a beer fan, so the opportunity to drink the ohh so waited green beer is like a pre Christmas present for me!

The only thing I don’t appreciate all that much is the tacky outfits people choose to wear… the “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt is getting old people! So I have put together a St. Patrick’s Day outfit to inspire those who are enthusiastic about this day as much as I am. 

green dress, alpaca shawl, nude michael kors  watch, nude accessories

No need for cheesy t-shirts here!
Lucky Green dress, Liliana Our Hands For Hope Wrap,
nude accessories.

Want to know more about St. Patrick’s Day? Here is an awesome infographic courtesy of http://www.history.com

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International Women’s Day

By Cinthya Rubio, Marketing and Communications Director @ Our Hands For Hope

One is not born a woman, one becomes one. Help support women that are working their way out of poverty! www.ourhandsforhope.com

One is not born a woman, one becomes one. Help support women that are working their way out of poverty! http://www.ourhandsforhope.com

Dreamers, Risk Takers, Intelligent, Fascinating, Strong, Respectable, Gracious

These are just a few words that describe the amazing women that form part of the Our Hands For Hope movement. Without the help of the women that own the boutiques that sell our items, the women that purchase and use our knits, and the women that work within the company to make these items available to the public… we would not be able to help our sisters in Peru work their way out of poverty and become an example to follow for their daughters.

Pull out your light, feminine favorites for spring

by Alicia Fischer, Communications @ Our Hands For Hope

Springtime is the perfect season to bring our your most feminine pieces for an elegant yet casual look. Pair your favorite, light blouse or shirt with a high-waisted skirt that cuts at the knee for a sophisticated look that can be worn day or night.

Throw on a few accessories like our popular yet versatile Flor scarf to add some layers and chunky jewelry with some color to tie it altogether.

What pieces are you most looking forward to wearing this spring?
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Calvin Klein Sheer Lace Blouse, Lord & Taylor, Moto Denim Midi Skirt by Topshop, Flor Scarf by Our Hands For Hope, Coppelia T-Strap Sandals by Anthropologie, Stone Frontal Necklace by Lauren Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom, Aztec Bangles by House of Harlow 1960, Nordstrom