The other day I posted this shoe and handbag set on my Instagram.
After trying various combos with black swiss dots and chambray, I chose the red Valentina pumps (patent options) and the Factory suede envelope clutch in black (this year’s version). Love that thing! Both bracelets are old J. Crew. See current calf hair options here and patent options.
The event I attended was a fundraiser for the California Youth Connection. The mission statement from the website: …a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change. They’re currently lobbying for a sibling visitation bill, SB1099 to be signed into law by the governer. My understanding is that it will help siblings be able to visit one another if they’re placed in different foster care homes.
From the card:
Instead of suitcases, trash bags are commonly used by foster youth to transport their belongings from home to home. For one youth, garbag bags evoke memories of shame. “The clear ones were the worst, because you could see thru them.” He remember holding his most priced possessions and memories tightly in his arms, so they wouldn’t get damaged or lost if the bag ripped.
On a lighter note, I had no idea what to wear. The event was on a weekday evening. I thought it might be more casual than dressy, with people attending after work. So I chose pants. It was a good idea because it got cold, despite being very hot when we arrived. I only tried on the Altuzarra for Target swiss-dot bow top (sold out) and J. Crew Factory chambray pants from my closet. I didn’t want to spend an hour kvetching over what to wear. I liked the look in the mirror, but it looks a little plain in the picture. My gear was of no consequence. Sharing time with my friend and all that I learned were the most important things.
Do have any personal or professional experience with the foster care system? Feel free to share whatever you like.