Gifts That Give

In this season of giving why not go a bit deeper with your gift and give something that provides a positive impact on those in need. This compilation of  presents each give back to those who need a little more this holiday season. And when a present isn’t necessary, donate to your favorite charity in the name of a friend or family member.Gifts That Give

1. Project Repeat: Turn your t-shirts into blankets! Supporting various textile companies around the US – NuPath, Inc. Opportunity ThreadsPrecision Sportswear,

2. Designed Good: Clothing. Artwork. Gear. Gadgets. Accessories. And the stories about how they’re making a difference.

3/5. Invisible Children: All donations and purchases fund Invisible Children’s mission of civilian protection and rehabilitation of children abducted by the LRA. Their protection and recovery PROGRAMS focus on the futures of war-affected youth while their worldwide advocacy aims to establish long-term peace and prosperity.

4. Falling Whistles: Falling Whistles is working toward the end of the deadliest war of our time. We are building a global coalition to demand peace in Congo and investing in Congolese visionaries.

6. TOMS: When a customer buys a pair of TOMS Eyewear, they provide Giving Partners with funding to restore or save the sight of one individual.

7. Juntos: For every Juntos pair sold, an education pack is given to an at-risk child in the source region.

8. Seven Hopes United: Seven Hopes United specializes in marketing stylish, handmade, fair trade and eco-friendly gifts from around the globe. Your purchase of fair trade products ensures that our artisans are paid a living wage for their work, working conditions are safe, and no children are exploited. We are committed to promoting a sustainable lifestyle. We strive to source products that use recycled and natural materials through a traditional handmade process.

9. ESPEROS: Set out to create a consumer driven movement that will provide children in need with access to education. With every bag sold, ESPEROS  helps fund one year of education for a child in the developing world.

10. And don’t forget, you can always donate to a charity in the name of yourself or from family and friends. Some of our favorites here at Polish and Flair include Feeding America,  The Make a Wish Foundation and Baseball Coaches Against Multiple Myeloma.

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Festive Dresses

A little inspiration for parties and nights out that require a little added glam during this holiday season. All these dresses are perfect for work parties, get togethers with family and friends and even the office with the addition of a blazer – versatility is key.  Festive Dresses

Holiday Planning :: Celebrating with Family & Friends

This week is dedicated to all things Turkey Day! We love a holiday full of the four F’s: Friends, Family, Food and FUN….and there is also the fifth F – Football!

Wednesday is often a night spent celebrating one’s homecoming with family and/or friends, getting amped up for the impending feast and potentially enjoying some delicious libations! Below are a few looks to inspire your Wednesday attire!

Holiday Planning :: Celebrating with Family & Friends

Nothing but Business

Like we’ve said before on P&F, it’s easy to fall into the mundane with work attire. Here’s a
little inspiration to jazz it up a bit! And what’s great – these pieces are so versatile – the sweater and knits can work for more casual days and weekends while the skirt, pants and accessories
are great for evenings and special events!  Just have fun with it and you will feel confident in
the way you look!Nothing but Business

Jacket Style

Jackets make a huge impression, often it’s the first thing people see on you during cool weather months. We love the variety of styles, colors, textures and patterns available these days! So whether you’re going to work, an event, a night out on the town or just running errands on Saturday morning cover yourself accordingly and don’t be afraid to make a statement!
Jacket Style

Casual Fall Friday

Casual Friday’s in Fall are a fashion dream! The layered look is perfect for this time of year and not to mention super comfortable!

The first look elevates casual distressed boyfriend jeans with a heavy knit, gorgeous booties, a slouchy leather jacket and blinged-up accessories. The second, plays on the waxed jean trend making them the statement with a simple cable-knit sweater and denim jacket, a scarf to add a pop of color, simple druzy quartz studs and chic camel ankle boots.

These outfits are great for Fridays at work, running errands on the weekend or a dinner out on the town!

Casual Fall Friday

The Dressed-Up Sweatshirt

One of Fall’s biggest trends (and the most comfortable) is the sweatshirt! We love this trend because it makes a comfortable outfit look chic! It can be adapted for work with a flirty skirt or clean slacks and for a night out with leather shorts and tights!
The Dressed-Up Sweatshirt

1. J Crew sweatshirt, jcrew.com 2. Sandro top, bloomingdales.com 3. MSGM sweatshirt, modewalk.com 4. J Crew sweatshirt, net-a-porter.com 5. Sanctuary sweatshirt, nordstrom.com 6. J Crew sweatshirt, jcrew.com 7. ASOS black top, asos.com 8. American Vintage sweatshirt, matchesfashion.com 9. Splendid sweatshirt, bloomingdales.com