Monday, September 30, 2013

Wear a Scarf for a Cause {Product Review & GIVEAWAY}

SMILES BY JEM: Product Review & Giveaway

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

Here is a little excerpt from their About Page on Etsy:
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:



SPECIAL OFFER!!!
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. 
PLUS...
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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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69 comments :

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I love how colourful the ones in the first picture look.

Slađana Sušilović said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/155396734/silk-scarf-purple-silk-scarf-hippie?ref=shop_home_active
sladana.susilovic@gmail.com

Stephanie LaPlante said...

My favorite item is the Purple Scarf in Ombre

http://www.etsy.com/listing/163359009/purple-scarf-in-ombre-handmade-fall?ref=shop_home_feat

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I love the grey color worn as an infinity loop. Great review!

stephland3 said...

My favorite product is the Fashion Scarf in Blue and Pink

The Art Bug said...

I love this one! http://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/159425583/brown-knit-scarf-fall-scarf-brown-orange?ref=shop_home_feat
What a wonderful shop!

Noor said...

Aww your daughter looks pretty (like her mum) ;)

Fashion Lights said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
My favorite item is this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/156914595/fall-style-gray-and-coral-scarf-fall?ref=shop_home_active

apfelbrem@gmail.com
abfashionlights.blogspot.com

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh! I love the turquoise! What a great video clip. I can totally relate to the girls starting and growing a business working through obstacles while never giving up.

Rea T said...

i like companies that work for a cause...and their scarves are very beautiful♥

Diane VintageZest said...

I love turquoise! It's always my favorite color. :)

ChickadeeSays said...

All of their scarves are gorgeous! Nut my favorite is the multicolored knit!

xx Kait

Christina Hernandez said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157951268/fall-scarf-red-brown-scarf-two-toned?ref=shop_home_active
This red one was my favorite!

Denysia Yu said...

I love the Silk Scarf: Blue Scarf with Yellow and Pink Hand Dyed! :)

Handmade Cuties said...

Great product review! I love ALL the colors so it's hard to pick a favorite. I'm going to browse the shop a little more. Yes, scarves are so versatile - I like to use them as a hair band and when it gets too sunny, I use it to shade my eyes from the sun :) Pretty pretty!

Sandy Ramsey said...

I love scarves and what a great cause! I've already visited and favorited the shop and I'm sure they will be on my list for holiday gifts!

Memories for Life said...

What beautiful products and a great company! I love this striking teal scarf!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/163361407/turquoise-scarf-handmade-and-hand-dyed

opalnera said...

thanks for the chance!!
all gorgeous items!!
I especially like this:
http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/150006083/knit-scarf-blue-and-white-cloud-knit?ref=shop_home_active
& this:
http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/154047579/grey-scarf-grey-silk-scarf-tie-dye-scarf?ref=shop_home_active

bcbeaveratheart said...

I just TOTALLY love the Knit Scarf: Magenta Pink Scarf. It brings back memories for me of my very first music festival that I attended this summer called Shambhala...and while there....these two amazing people came into my camp are and gave us a bunch a beautiful scarfs....all just because they wanted to show love...truly an inspiration. This would be perfectly added to my now new collection of scarfs!!

trillina palemi said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/155396734/silk-scarf-purple-silk-scarf-hippie?ref=shop_home_active

jc said...

The color combination of this silk scarf is lovely:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/154044341/silk-scarf-brown-scarf-fall-fashion-hand?ref=related-7

Julia Toussaint said...

i like all of them!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159588272/warm-hand-woven-knit-scarf-bright-scarf?ref=shop_home_active

Marta K said...

I love all the scarfs but if you insist in picking one.. well.. I guess it can be this one, http://www.etsy.com/listing/157954326/warm-scarf-orange-knit-scarf-with-white?ref=shop_home_active

Alice Beerland said...

Loved the https://www.etsy.com/listing/157413863/red-and-pink-scarf-for-fall-handmade-two?ref=shop_home_active

email: fanouria20(at)hotmail(dot)com

eclairre said...

I love the Silk Scarf: Blue Scarf with Yellow and Pink Hand Dyed! :)

Maegan Morin said...

I really love this Turquoise Scarf: http://www.etsy.com/listing/163361407/turquoise-scarf-handmade-and-hand-dyed?ref=shop_home_active

clenna said...

I love the Lavender Scarf.

NGS said...

I wear scarves a lot - especially in just a knot at the bottom. I could use the Purple Scarf in Ombre to jazz up my fall look!

Birgit said...

I love the Fall Style: Gray and Coral Scarf!

Bee W Bedard said...

Love the Silk Scarf: Flamenco Pink Scarf, Tie Dyed Scarf,

Beth said...

Mmm... I love all these scarves!!! So pretty!!!

~Beth
beths.embellishments {at} gmail {dot} com

Ria Alemina Ginting Manik said...

My favorite scarf is this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/163445165/fashion-scarf-in-blue-and-pink-sparkly?ref=shop_home_active

I'm in love with this one! XD

Eva Pellizzari said...

i love it! http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/160606062/warm-hand-knit-scarf-with-pink-white-and?ref=shop_home_active

Alenia said...

I love this scarf: http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/163362037/brown-fall-scarf-in-ombre-style-handmade?ref=shop_home_active
alenia(@)live.it

Christy Spurlock said...

Tie Dye Scarf: Coral Silk Scarf

hjurgelis said...

Fall olive green scarf

Hannah J is my name in the rafflecopter

Lola V said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/156914595/fall-style-gray-and-coral-scarf-fall?ref=shop_home_active#sthash.eozT9rdE.dpuf

it is a must for this season

lola

melissa cushing said...

I would love the Brown Knit Scarf, Fall Scarf, Brown Orange Scarf, Women's Accessories!!! Love them all honestly and am such a huge scarf fan! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!!!

freshsamanthaaa said...

The tie dye silk scarves are so pretty.

Elaine Hearn said...

grey silk scarf

Lisa Graham said...

My favorite scarf is the Fall Scarf: Red Brown Scarf Two Toned Reversible Scarf. It looks like it would go with my style.

amanda whitley said...

my favorite is Tie Dye Scarf: Magenta Silk Scarf, Fall Scarf, Hand Dyed Scarf, Hippie Scarf, Comes in a Organza Gift Bag, Great Gift, Fashion Scarf

Kelly Braund said...

This is my favorite: https://www.etsy.com/listing/163434242/multi-color-knit-scarf-fall-fashion?ref=shop_home_active

Glo said...

I like: http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/155778741/30-off-sale-tan-scarf-sandy-tan-ombre?ref=shop_home_active

FallenStar said...

http://www.etsy.com/it/listing/154038988/30-off-sale-tie-dye-scarf-unblueivable?ref=shop_home_active

jennifer57 said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157816481/30-off-sale-chunky-knit-scarf-in?ref=shop_home_active

Divya Asha said...

My favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/155347931/30-off-sale-think-pink-scarf-breast?ref=shop_home_feat

Laura Maurer Storms said...

Love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/163432714/30-off-sale-dark-blue-silk-scarf-for?ref=shop_home_feat

The colors are beautiful!

Thanks for the entry!

LS

fc6b661a-6b40-11e2-8de9-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Love the earth tone brown scarf

fc6b661a-6b40-11e2-8de9-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Love the earth tone brown scarf

jenamr(at)aol(dot)com

ZatZ said...

I love love the Coral pink scarf!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/157159737/tie-dye-scarf-coral-silk-scarf-tie-dyed?ref=shop_home_active

Ally said...

Hard choices, but I love the Unblueivable scarf!

Angel Cullen said...

I love the Brown Fall Scarf in Ombre Style !

Aparna Singh said...

I love this one..beautiful color ^_^
http://www.etsy.com/listing/154039866/tie-dye-scarf-tan-silk-scarf-hand-dyed?ref=shop_home_feat

M.j. said...

I love this item......http://www.etsy.com/listing/150006083/light-blue-and-white-knit-scarf-cozy?ref=shop_home_active...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

Natasha Areena said...

I like my scarf in classic style !
And I absolutely adore the PINK Beauty, as in the photo above .
Thank you :)

Marissa Graves said...

Next to stockings, scarves are underrated. I don't see them around much when I go out and its just sad.

Marissa Graves said...

Without a doubt I love the blue and pink sparkly scarf~

cassandra said...

I love this scarf.
Pink and Blue Sparkly Scarf for Women with Metallic Threading

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I have quite a few favorites ( see all the items Etsy Hearted by me, Jesselyn (and Salleefur)

Seeral of my most favorite favorites are the Blue Silk Scarf with Yellow & Pink, the Deep & Light Purple and

the :http://www.etsy.com/listing/155785644/tie-dye-scarf-magenta-silk-scarf-fall?ref=shop_home_active

Thanks!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

ELEONORA MIELE said...

Very nice prize!

Ara Peet said...

I love the tie dye scarf and I love the cause! My husband and I volunteered with an Aids orphanage in Bangkok. Thailand is such a beautiful country filled with so many wonderful people. Thank you for helping me discover this fantastic etsy store (and cause)!

katklaw777 said...

I luv this one...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/158154912/40-off-sale-knit-scarf-blue-green-knit?ref=shop_home_active

LanasArtStudio said...

Well, I'm soooo predictable...my favorite is PINK!
Thank you for opportunity!

T Iv. said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159588272/40-off-sale-warm-hand-woven-knit-scarf?ref=shop_home_active

Mirjana said...

Purple Scarf in Ombre

femmenoir said...

I love the tiedye scarf!

-Sierra

Lindsey said...

pink scarf.

Jolene Duran said...

I love the pink and blue sparkly scarf!