#GiftForGood with Ten Thousand Villages

I’ve said before how much I love working with companies that aim to give back. When Cincy Chic asked a few Thread babes and I to be guest stylists at their Gift for Good event with Ten Thousand Villages, I was sold! Ten Thousand Villages “is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries”. They have so many unique items that would make perfect gifts for the Holiday season! The thing I love the most about Ten Thousand Villages is how much of an impact they truly make. They provide sustainable incomes for 20,000 people across the globe. Think about that. It’s truly amazing. I love the selection of products they carry, with everything from fair trade coffee to furniture to jewelry. There’s something for absolutely everyone there. Please keep Ten Thousand Villages in mind when doing your gift shopping this season. I walked away with this cookbook which features recipes from all over the world, these earrings which are so fun and a great pop of color, this marble tray which I’m using to store some odds and ends in my bathroom, and this ring which I rarely take off! See more on my instagram. All of these would make great presents for a girlfriend, sister, mom, aunt, mother-in-law, etc. Basically, any special lady (or man who loves to cook) in your life! You can visit Ten Thousand Villages in Cincinnati either in Rookwood or at Harper’s Point. And finally, a huge thanks to Cincy Chic and Ten Thousand Villages for having me!

last 2 images by Kate Messer Photography

Dress: Vince Camuto (on sale, last seen here) // Heels: Banana Republic (similar here + here + here) // Bag: Nordstrom (under $50) // Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o // Necklace: Ten Thousand Villages borrowed // X Ring: Charming Charlie // Gold Ring: Ten Thousand Villages // Watch: Michael Kors
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  • Straight A Style
    November 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I love this type of thing because you can feel good about spending your money when we already have so much. That dress looks amazing on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • ninesto5
      November 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Totally! Thanks dear!

  • Jessica Porter
    November 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Love love love Ten Thousand Villages! Great cause and beautiful store. Have you heard of They are an online store and non-profit as well with beautiful jewelry and accessories from Africa and India, needless to say…I'm obsessed! PS I've had my eye on that Michael Kors watch for a few months now and it's definitely going on my holiday wish list!!!


    • ninesto5
      November 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      I will have to check that out!!

    November 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    love your dress! companies who help out others are my fave! plus it's always an excuse to buy something new 😉
    Southern Elle Style

    • ninesto5
      November 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Totally agree!! xo

  • Briana Anderson
    November 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Such cute photos! Makes me want to break out all the Christmas decor already! Also, love your dress!
    xx, Bri ||

    • ninesto5
      November 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Bri!

  • Rachel Olivia
    November 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    How cool! I love companies like this! Have you ever heard of GlobeIn? It's a similar concept except it's a monthly box service where you receive artisan items from all around the world.

    xo Rachel
    To Hell in a Handbag

    • ninesto5
      November 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      I will definitely check that out! Thanks! xo

  • Charlene G
    November 23, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I love this!! It is such a great concept, thanks for sharing it! I love all the jewellery, it's so pretty!
    Charlene xo
    The Frugal Fashionista

    • ninesto5
      November 24, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you!

  • Adaleta
    November 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Ok, so not only is this a great cause but everything is extremely adorable too. While I love supporting good causes, sometimes I'm not shaking my head at how silly some of the items are but these are outstanding. Thank you for sharing – tis the season to share & spread the wealth! xx,

    • ninesto5
      November 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm


  • Sportsanista
    November 24, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    There is nothing better than gifting something for a good cause! Thanks for sharing!


    • ninesto5
      November 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks lady!

  • Amanda Kruse
    November 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    This is such a great cause! It always feels good to know you are helping someone out.

    Amanda ||

    • ninesto5
      November 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      It sure does!

  • K. Brooke Webb
    November 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I love supporting those who support others…thanks so much for sharing this!

    Brooke | <a href="; rel="nofollow”>KBStyled</a>

    • ninesto5
      November 24, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! xo

  • Courtney Inkpen
    November 25, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Adorable decor! I'm so ready to start decorating for the Holidays!

    • ninesto5
      November 25, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Me too!!