I think every woman likes a bit of glam; something to make her feel pretty. Sadly I have come to realize I am not a big jewelry person. My boys are still young and their tiny fingers always seem to wrap around necklaces and pull at the beads. I have actually had a couple broken and have watched the beads fly and scatter. Although I do not wear a lot of jewelry, I like simple pieces that are versatile. That is why I was excited when I was introduced to a new up and coming jewelry boutique, Kiki & Lele.
Created by friends Kacey Randolph and Leslee Phillips, the company is based on their shared love of jewelry. The pieces are fresh and inspiring. Each piece is handmade and can be personalized with your own special message. If you would rather not come up with something of your own, check out the lovely designs they feature on their blog. The messages are sweet and simple and most hand stamped tags can be adorned with a fresh water pearl charm. Kiki & Lele also have a beaded collection if you are more partial to that style.
I love mine and have found that I can wear it with just about anything and everything. It is delicate and a sweet reminder of my two rambunctious boys. I chose to have my sons initials stamped on the tag, along with a delicate charcoal fresh water pearl dangling beside it. It is quite lovely!
Kacey and Leslee not only design charming jewelry but have also decided to give back. Now each time you purchase a stunning piece you will know you are helping out in a small way.
"A major component to our company is our commitment to charity. A portion of our annual proceeds will go to benefit our local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit....In addition to the local charity that is close to our heart, we have also made a commitment to buy products that benefit a charitable cause to incorporate into our designs. Keep a look out for our designs that feature Acholi beads. Refugees living in the Acholi Quarters slum in Uganda make Acholi Beads. As they struggle to rebuild their lives, the sale of Acholi Beads provides a vital income that supports their families. These designs will be coming soon!"
Keeping in mind that Mother's Day is just around the corner, be sure to check out their lovely new collection focused on mothers and love. Happy shopping!