Fashion Gives Back :: Emerald Velvet & Ivory Lace

Hello, my friends! One thing about living in the DC area is close proximity to non-for-profits and access to charitable events. Since we have young children, hubs and I are not into the ball scene, instead, we give back more with our time and efforts. When I met Kicheko Goods through my photographer friend Jen, I was impressed by the earthy designs but deeply touched by their cause. It feels good to have cute pieces to wear, but it feels better to know that another person’s life is also bettered by it. When Jen asked me if I’d like to be part of the brand ‘s new fall campaign, I couldn’t think of anything to say but “yes”.

Kicheko means “smile” in the native language of Congo. Each piece of jewelry sold, one child will continue his/her education for one more month. Made mostly with earthy elements like ropes, raw-cut stones, bones and gold finishings, Kicheko designs are ethnical and elegant. They work very well with everyday styles. For my outfit, I layered two necklaces together, a drop necklace from the F/W collectionn and a brass choker from the classic collection.framevelvet-5

Outfit I am wearing today is all about the soft touch: velvet, faux shearling, rouched lace. The necklaces also added another dimension with the rope tie-knot. It is a nice focal point agains the white lace.framevelvet-4Both the blazer and the culottes are in a deep jewel-toned that is very fall/winter friendly. I kept the rest of the look neutral and light, so the look wouldn’t be too heavy for this time of the year when there is still lots of colors around us. When it gets pretty barren later in the season, I think a darker color top, such as maroon, raisin or even another shade of green, would work well. I would also go for a pair of metallic boots or black ones with golden accents. Overall, this is a very office-friendly look and you don’t have to wait until Friday to wear it. ;D

On a separate note, I’m part of the Saks annual Key to The Cure fundraising effort this year through providing free styling service to customers who will be shopping at the event. Come and join us if you are in the area, details below. If you are not able to make it, you can still support the cause via shop the limited-editon t-shirt from

Thank you so much for reading! See you in my next post!

Outfit Details:

Frame velvet blazer <budget alternative>;
Cinq a Sept lace turtleneck <on sale>;
Kiki Vargas culottes;
Chloe bag <pre-loved>;
Proenza Schouler boots <other colors>;
Jenessa Leone hat <budget alternative>;
Kicheko Goods necklaces;
Dior earrings & sunglasses;



2 comments on “Fashion Gives Back :: Emerald Velvet & Ivory Lace

    1. petiteflower

      That is so kind of you, Jen! I hope one day my work will be featured in Vogue but until day, one outfit at a time. 😀