hey there lovelies.
yes, vintage heart is still here, albeit, somewhat quieter than usual. how are you? i hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.
with the chaos of the central texas fires, i found it hard to fully relax this weekend. i spent the majority of monday running around like a crazy person dropping off toiletries, undergarments and water bottles to anyone who would take them. while i tend to have a heart that leaps during crisis, i have a couple of friends who have been affected quite directly by this disaster, making it all the more necessary to aide in any way i could. i look forward to the day when vintage heart can be a drop-off site for disaster relief as well as a hub of information regarding ways to help.
even with the calamity of the fires, something beautiful did come from this weekend: a cool front. fall. mornings that require a cardigan. A CARDIGAN! the little southern california girl in me jumped with joy when i put on a light sweater over a sundress. what is that you say? i can wear jeans and a tank top? JEANS? don't mind if i do.
know what goes great with cool weather? i have a list, in case you were unsure:
- coffee. duh. (oh my goodness, its seasonal drink time, people. get. excited.)
- football season. i must say that i actually really hate football. i do love tailgating though. i look forward to some irish coffees at the tailgates as the temperatures drop a bit more.
which brings me to WORN.
while living in LA i had the pleasure of meeting a sweet girl named abbi. we lived together for about 3 months in a tiny apartment with too many people, a great view, and the constant hum of LAX a mere couple miles away. oh the sounds of home. i digress.
since meeting abbi, she has gotten married to geoff and changed her last name, moved to fort worth, tx, and started an organization called WORN. the mission of this organization is "to provide refugee women living in the United States a supplemental source of income, empowering them to rise above poverty." while they are not local to austin, they are based here in texas, so i thought it fair enough to mention. WORN has spoken at many events, has placement of their product in local shops in fort worth and is valiantly taking the fashion world by storm.
you can find out more about WORN on their website, and view their fantastic product line here. i mean, i could definitely go for the always scarf. green please.
know of any other organizations that you would like to see more of? let me know.
let's be a little love in this world of crazy, okay.
p.s. if you are looking for ways to help with the central texas fires, here are a few resources:
Austin Disaster Relief Network
Capital Area Food Bank
Central Tx Red Cross
Austin Community Foundation
Capital Area United Way