Best & Brightest | Spring Fever Edition

Lots of people are celebrating spring break this week, and the rest of us are now wondering why we weren’t planning ahead to take the same time off… My instagram feed has been a sea of fabulous pictures from the most beautiful places in the world.

I’m not sure Spring is here to stay yet, but we sure are excited for warmer days and longer hours of sunshine! While we wait, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best & brightest this week- all in favor of the loveliest season of the year!

Jillian Edwards released her newest album this week, and it is fab-u-lous! This girl just keeps getting better! The melodies are wonderful, but her meaningful lyrics are even better. Trust me, this will be the perfect soundtrack to Spring. [Get it here!]jillianSo step one: music. Step two: coffee.

Okay, I probably always start with coffee first. But I was too excited to share about Jillian first! eeek!

Toms had me checking instagram more often than normal this week, because they kept teasing another “big announcement” coming. First shoes, then eyewear, and now?Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 12.18.25 AM

Coffee! The idea? You buy one bag of coffee, they give one week of water. Totally cool. It’s a well-known fact that clean water is one of the greatest needs in the developing world, and one that Tom’s has observed over and over again. I especially love that they are working first with the communities where the coffee is made. [More info & explanation here]toms coffee

On their site, Toms answered the question many (including me) asked right away:

What does Toms know about coffee?

“When we started as a shoe company, we knew nothing about footwear. But starting from scratch only made us work that much harder. We’re taking the same approach with our coffee, from crop to cup, under the guidance of our selected Master Roaster,Β Angel Orozco.”

It’s also time for a new Spring collections at all of my favorite purchase with purpose retailers! ((I am such an advocate of fashion for good. It’s possible!)) Feel free to join me in swooning over the new collections at 31 Bits, Noonday Collection, & Ssekos! Love. Here are some of my favorites:spring

  1. Happy Night necklace | 31 bits
  2. Blossom Dots | 31 bits
  3. Fusion necklace | Noonday
  4. Destiny bracelet | 31 bits
  5. Forget-Me-Not necklace | Noonday
  6. T-strap sandals | Ssekos {not even out yet! join their pinterest giveaway here}

And finally, Spring also makes me think of best friends, and I am so proud of mine because she’s practically famous; selling her art online at Front Porch Art, and there’s a whole artist bio on her! She gets to paint and name her paintings hipster artsy names like this one: Chair on Green. Totally cool, right?!

Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 10.50.19 PMSo go- enjoy the longer hours of sunshine with new trends, new music, new art, and new coffee. Happy Spring!

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