Fashion

FASHIONABLE. Accessories that are Good

It’s the holiday season and it’s never too early to start shopping! Whether it’s for yourself or you are looking for the perfect gift, we have a new collection of leather goods that are not only beautiful but also impactful. Meet Fashionable, a local and global brand that creates beautiful products by women ‘who have overcome’. How can a line be local and global? Well it all starts with the husband and wife team that founded the collection- having lived in Ethiopa and now in Nashville.

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Rachel and Barrett Ward lived in Ethiopa in 2008, meeting women from challenging backgrounds such as prostitution, addiction and homelessness. In speaking with these women, they learned that charity is not what would help them get out of their situation, it was work that they were in need of. So, Rachel and Barrett provided just that, jobs for these women with the purpose of providing women a solution to poverty. When you purchase these products, you are investing in a woman.  You are providing an opportunity- and the empowerment of work for a woman creates an experience of joy from developing skills, and also impacts her family and community.

What kind of product can you expect? A modern, timeless selection of accessories ranging from leather goods to handmade jewelry and woven goods.  At Gardenology, we fell for the leather goods fast! The leather accessories include oversize totes, convenient handbags, and stylish wallets and clutches.

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Drew Barrymore, Cindy Crawford and Julianne Hough are some of the celebrities that have been spotted in Fashionable products, just to name a few. Our selection at Gardenology includes those for the woman that likes a simple, minimalist look. A basic tote is perfect for back and forth errands, and the interior keeps you organized.

We also stocked up on a cross-body tote to save those shoulders some of the work and to kick the notch up on your overall look. The removable strap makes it double as a tote. Roomy and soft, yet durable this piece is stylish with genuinely distressed leather.

The 2 color combo option also makes a statement against a classic black or white wardrobe, or a simple casual look like jeans and a tee.

Smaller options are available as well, more suited to an everyday handbag. Super cute in size and versatile in function, this leather Handbag features a zipper closure, lined interior with a zip pocket, and a removable crossbody strap. Made in Ethiopia.

Slim, sleek, and functional, this sleek wallet contains a removable zipper coin pouch, and has slots for 8 credit cards.

Now, we know it's the time of the year where you should be shopping for others, and we won't deny, these are great gift options! But we also promise not to judge if you treat yourself...

50 Shades of Silver

With NY Fashion Week photos smattered all over social media this month, we can’t help but have closet envy. But one thing we’ve learned is that changing out accessories easily updates basics and keeps things fresh.  Lucky for us, we just received a new shipment of our newest jewelry collection, Chan Luu! 

Chan Luu designs with a vision that follows her own personal motto: "I don't follow fashion like other people, I create my own. And it works for me." This independent spirit shines through in the jewelry designer's 100% handmade collections. Much of her inspiration is taken from her travels and the different cultures she experiences. “As a designer my specialty is using the craft of the country I go to because their craft is their culture. I recreate it and make it modern for the fashion world." Chan also gives back and works with a number of charities around the world.

Her organic designs evoke spirituality and a sense of non-traditionalism. The Gardenology assortment contains everyday essentials: metal accents, white freshwater pearls, sterling silver horns, citrine stones, metallic tassels, gray pearls and more. Click through the slideshow below to view our new assortment. We love layering the necklaces for a tiered look and included some of our fave combos!