A Marigold Vision

Hello friends,
     I have so many things I want to talk about in this post today!  First off, my mom was in Taiwan for three weeks traveling with a friend of hers who grew up there.  I actually set up a blog for her so she could do a little travel writing and share pictures and stories while she was away, and I have to say, she put my blogging to shame! Every morning, without fail, there would be a new post up up with a ton of pictures and at least a few paragraphs to read about what she had done and seen that day.  That, and she did all of it from an iPhone! Very impressive.  If you want to read about her travels you can peak at her blog here! She brought me back this dress from Taiwan and I absolutely love it! The color is perfect to wear with layers even into fall and the print is actually tiny geometric butterflies.  You will be seeing a few more goodies that she brought back for me as well on here in the next few weeks.  She did SUCH a good job picking things out and I can't wait to share them with you all! Thanks mom :)
Outfit Details:
Dress: gift from mom from Taiwan!
Knee socks: "borrowed" from mom
Shoes: vintage/ thrifted
Earrings: vintage
Purse: c/o World Vision

     The second thing I wanted to talk about was this beautiful woven sea grass purse that I recently got from an organization called World Vision.  They are a large scale humanitarian organization that works with children, families, and communities all over the world to fight poverty and injustice.  I know this is something a little bit different than what I usually talk about on here, but it is something that I believe in so I would love if you would hear me out! World vision has a ton of different ways that you can give to different causes.  For example, they have a gift catalog that includes this handmade purse, jewelry, scarves, and other items where you can make a donation, and then get one of these beautiful handmade products in return!  Not only that, but the proceeds actually go directly to different projects to benefit the communities where the product was made.  You can check out that portion of their gift catalog here.
     The second part of World Vision that I would like to highlight is that you can help give basic needs to people around the world by donating to clean water funds, medicine funds, or my favorite, gifting animals to people to help them nourish and support themselves.  I think I was drawn to the animal option so much because it is an actual tangible thing that you can see the results of.  Because I didn't want to write about people giving to charity without myself following through, I decided to donate 2 chickens, which only cost $25 and has so many awesome benefits.  How cool is this:
"Chickens give children and families a lasting source of nutrition and income. Fresh eggs 
raise the levels of protein and other nutrients in a family’s diet, and the sale of extra 
eggs and chickens can pay for vital basics.
Your gift of chickens will also naturally multiply to impact generations of children. Each
 family that receives chickens can sell the offspring for extra income or share them with other families in need. Chicks require little money, space, or food to thrive and grow — making them an ideal business venture for a single mom or vulnerable family." 

     Anyway, its just a simple and easy way to do something good.  I can tell you that my spending budget is pretty miniscule right now, so you don't have to do something big to make an impact.  Absolutely no pressure either way, but if you do want to head over and check out all of the ways to donate, or check out the gift catalogue for holidays in the future, it is so worth taking 5 minutes to look at! If you do decide to donate anything at all, let me know in the comments and I will be sure to give you a shout out in an upcoming blog post and link to your blog! Hope you are all having a beautiful day and thanks for listening!
xo Hannah


  1. What a view! And I love your socks.

  2. You look beautiful in the marigold dress from Taiwan. More importantly, we ate proud of you for promoting such a good cause as World Vision. Dad and I will be supporting it, too. Cluck, cluck!

  3. oh gosh that dress is so absolutely adorable! and i love the socks with it!

  4. A beautiful dress indeed. And thanks for introducing us to a great cause! x

  5. Your mom sounds so cool, my Mum is still at the 'very proud of herself for learning how to text' stage with technology! World Vision sounds like a great cause, Oxfam do a similar thing too where you can give someone a present that includes giving to people in need, for example you can give a friend a set of pencils with a certificate to say that they've also given supplies to a school in Africa, it's a fantastic gift idea!
    Faye x

  6. Hi lovey,

    I am digging that dress big time. World Vision sound incredible as well.

    As for your comment, I was traveling when I studied for six months abroad in the UK. I afforded it because it was fairly cheap and student loans. I travel now because I am visiting places either near me or I utilize my flight benefits. My dad works for the airlines, hence I get free flights (perfect right?). You may be my travel partner ANY time. I love new people. I love that we are blog friends as well, so fab.

    xoxo, hm

  7. haha "borrowed" from my mom. she does that more to me than i do to her! love this look, you look so prim and proper.

    and SUNFLOWERS! those are my favorite things on this whole planet :)

  8. What an incredibly lovely mum you have and with such good taste and style!
    The bag is gorgeous and what a brilliant cause,fantastic to be spreading the word.
    I really love the cute dress and how you have styles this outfit,such a quirky,vintage 60's feel.
    Following113 your gorgeous blog for more gorgeous posts like this!
    Hope your having a wonderful day x

  9. Love that dress - super cute!

    xo Jennifer


  10. Oh my goodness, that's so exciting that your mom's in Taiwan!! I've always wanted to visit there - so close to China and yet so far...>.<
    Anyways, your outfit is adorable - I love outfits that feature yellow!
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  11. I never realised World Vision did so many different things... Thanks for sharing.
    P.S that dress with those socks is divine!

    The Lovelorn

  12. Wow, your mom did an amazing job of picking out this dress! It's adorable and looks great on you. And I will definitely have to check out that organization and see about donating, thanks so much for sharing :)

  13. Beautiful the dress:) If you want go to my blog:)

  14. Darling, sweet lil outfit. I can practically smell the flowers and the grass.


  15. Oh, wow, your mom is having some awesome adventures. I can't wait to see the treasures she brings back.

    Also, thanks for your thoughtful comment about creating a 'painted box' from a vintage box. Such a great idea. Vintage pieces have such great charm and history to them.

    Have a great weekend!

  16. Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog :)

    What a great organization to contribute to!

    The dress that your mom picked out for you is so cute. She did a really good job and I love how you paired it with knee highs. Very cute!

  17. Beautiful dress, love the deep golden colour of it! Very very pretty <3 Also love how daring you are with the high socks, looks fantastic!

    The Urban Umbrella


  18. Ohh, I love your dress so much! And the sunflowers are the perfect location! <3 Gorgeous!

    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

  19. That dress is so cute! Oh I would love to travel...sigh...maybe someday! You have a great blog here!

  20. love the kitten heels & socks combo, cutie!

  21. ouu ouu the collar on that dress is completely and totally awesome! I love it! The photo location is also perfect for your outfit, the colours go so perfectly, love these photos :)


  22. Nice outfit,lovely blog.
    I wonder if you would like to to follow each other.


  23. This is a wonderful outfit, I especially love knee high socks too, I just can't stop buying them :)

  24. That organization sounds really awesome and it's great you're supporting it publicly. Reminds me of Heifer org, which we try to support sometimes since my dad worked with them in the Peace Corp back in the day. But anyway on other notes, your mom has great style, that dress is gorgeous!! Love the purse & how awesome your mom did all that blogging from her phone!