I was never really much of a scarf person, but they've grown on me as an accessory because of their versatility and timelessness. My daughter loves them. So when I was contacted by Janelle of Smiles by JEM about a product review and hosting a giveaway, my answer was an immediate "Yes," especially after learning that they donate 10% of their proceeds from scarf sales to SOS Children's Villages in Thailand. Plus, their jewelry line (look for more coming soon in Fall 2013) donates 10% of proceeds to Food Share in Ventura, California.
Janelle and Megan are the owners of Smiles by JEM, living in Ventura County, California and travelling to Thailand a few times each year since 2010 where they design and make their scarves. They also purchase beads from Thailand (and Peru & the U.S.) for their handmade jewelry.
1 - Smiles by JEM scarves, so many colors to choose from!
2 - Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
3 - SOS Children's Village in Thailand
4 - Fun with scarves
Smiles by JEM was founded by two friends who wanted share their passion for fashion, culture and travel with the rest of the world. Focusing our efforts on fashion, travel, and philanthropy, we founded JEM.
By supporting JEM and wearing our scarves, you will help support a child's development and together we will encourage similar programs to be established around the world.
Take a look at this video to learn more about Smiles by JEM (it's only about 5 minutes!):
For the product review, we were able to choose which scarf we wanted. My daughter likes neutrals (much like me), so we went with a grey/light grey two-tone Koh Cotton Scarf.
Our scarf came wrapped in a gray organza bag. When we opened it up and pulled out a beautifully nice, lightweight scarf - perfect for the fall weather and crisp, cool mornings coming soon. And right away, just by the feel of it, I was reminded of my trip to Thailand [many, many years ago], and the cotton pants that I brought home with me from that trip.
We absolutely love the color and the fact that it's reversible, a 2-in-1 neutral color - it looks great with a black top, and has endless possibilities for other outfits. You can wear it showing only the light grey, or you can wear it showing just the darker grey color. Or, of course, you could sport both colors. We like it so much that we will probably visit this shop in the very near future to get one of the scarves from their Ombre Line. Next, though, we'll be choosing a scarf to add a pop of color to an outfit, so I have my eyes set on the blue, turquoise, or brown. Which one would you choose? And how would you wear your scarf? Take a look at six different ways to wear your scarf below:
Tomorrow will be October, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Smiles by JEM has this PINK Beauty available:
And this knit scarf is made in rich fall colors:
Use coupon code 25OFF at checkout and save 25% on your entire order. You'll be supporting handmade and the SOS Children's Villages of Thailand with a purchase of a pretty new scarf! Offer expires November 30th, 2013.
If you make a purchase, come back and let me know in a blog comment - you'll get a whopping 25 extra entries in the giveaway (I'll add them manually for you, so all you have to do is tell me you made a purchase, your username, date of purchase, and what you bought).
Smiles by JEM is generously offering a knit cloud scarf to one lucky 2justByou Blog reader! It looks much like the knit scarf shown above, but in colors red & white. Perfect for fall and upcoming winter!
Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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