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Kutula Kiss Weaves Together Fashion And Peace

The jewelry that we wear tells a story. Charm bracelets show what we cherish, rings can represent our relationship status, and lockets keep our loved ones close. But Kutula Kiss stands out among the rest by choosing to make jewelry that ignites hope, empowerment, and peace – in the heart of the consumer and in the life of the artist who made it. Kutula Kiss was formed when founders Cindy Berg and Kathy Pettigrew took a trip to Colombia and fell in love with the country’s people, culture, and beauty. The fine craftsmanship of Colombian artisans inspired the duo to bring quality goods from South America to North America, while ensuring that the women who made them were supported, empowered, and paid fairly. Many of these women now have a dependable income that allows them to take care of their families and dream bigger than before. “We have been fortunate

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Reléve Takes Over the PR Couture Instagram

If you’re a #PRgirl and aren’t religiously keeping up with PR Couture, you need to start today! PR Couture is the leading source for fresh insight into public relations, marketing and social media while also housing expert interviews, strategic counsel and job leads. With incredible articles, invaluable resource, and a blooming community, PR couture will keep you outfitted for success – in and out of the office! This past year, PR Couture has extended their mission of community by inviting agencies and publicists to share their days through their Instagram account. So when they reached out to me for an Insta-takeover, I busted out into my happy girl dance immediately. Tomorrow we hand over our account to Pittsburgh-based #entrepreneur, model, #prgirl and owner of @relevebyallyn, @allyn_lewis. This jack-of-all-trades created her agency to enhance #brands through inspiration, strategy and motivation. Follow with us as she takes us along her #dayinthelife! #fashionpr #womeninpr #igtakeover #bossbabe #girlboss A

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#ScandalThursday: Life Lessons From Olivia Pope

Olivia Pope is known for inspiring a generation of powerful women in business. We look to her for inspiration in our own careers and hope to handle situations with as much style as she does. But behind the career, confidence, and fabulous trench coats, Olivia is still a woman worth aspiring to. Apply these lessons to your personal life to round out the Olivia Pope effect. Put Yourself First Olivia relies on no one but herself for happiness and fulfillment. Sure, she dreams about Vermont with Fitz and standing in the sun with Jake, but at the end of the day, she finds her value from within. Olivia never hesitates to stand up for herself and fight for what she deserves. It’s not about being selfish, it’s about knowing your self-worth. Indulge A Little It’s important to treat yourself after a long day of strategizing and handling sticky situations. Olivia

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Your Dream Is the Most Important, Things You Never Have to Justify to Anyone + Hang a Little Glitter

Cool things that happened last week and interesting posts people wrote that you should read =) 1.)  No one else’s dream is more important than your own. It doesn’t matter if your dream is to go to the moon or to have a white picket fence, your dream belongs to you and it is important. (via Dearest Darling) 2.) From our money to our bodies to our feelings, the general community seems to think we own them an explanation of our actions and decisions. The thing is, these decisions and actions are ours and ours alone, and we just don’t have to justify them. (via The Journey) 3.) 10 things you should do for your blog in 2015 including a fabulous list of resources for anything and everything blog related! (via The Well) 4.) A huge key thing with interacting with your followers is to respond to their comments on your photos. I see so many people

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Stop the Girl-Hate, Getting Your Juju Back + Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Cool things that happened last week and interesting posts people wrote that you should read =) 1.)  Self care reminds you to take a step back and perceive the world from a more internal place. Here’s a FREE printable to help you do that! (via The Mindful Morning) 2.) There’s a reason that some of the most drop-dead and unfairly still-gorgeous celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Hudson swear by yoga, and it’s not just for achieving their iconic rocking yogi bods. (via Elliven Spa) 3.) Saving money is SO in right now! Here are some tips on how to stay up to date fashion wise and/or keep your own style fresh and trendy on a budget. (via Funky Jungle) 4.) We need to remember to be kind and to encourage in order to stop the girl-hate and work together to tackle bigger problems. (via The Glitter Diaries) 5.) Stuck in a creative rut? Here’s an excellent

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Why Olivia Pope Is The Ultimate #GirlBoss

Olivia Pope is changing the way we do business. Every Thursday night, millions of women are tuning in and taking cues from Olivia as they take on the glass ceilings in their own lives. They dress like her, steal her catchphrases, and trust their gut in tough situations – it’s the Olivia Pope effect and it’s transforming careers across the country. When someone says “I’m channeling my inner Olivia Pope,” they don’t mean “I’m going to sleep with the President Of The United States.” Her name is now synonymous with hustling hard, making things happen, and being the best in the business. Her intimate involvements with Jake and Fitz keep the show’s soapy story lines afloat, but all we can see is her. We’re in awe of the way she commands a room, cooly and confidently handles political faux pas, and manages a team of Gladiators who are almost as

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Spreading Encouragement, Self-Care for Business Owners + Finding Your Niche

Cool things that happened last week and interesting posts people wrote that you should read =) 1.) Spreading Encouragement: From the moment you woke up this morning, you were destined to make a difference in the world. The truth is that you have an amazing purpose that only you can fulfill. (via Chasing The Write Dream) 2.) Wondering why your affirmations aren’t working? Here’s why! (via Strength & Sunshine) 3.) Overcoming Anything: A Determined Woman’s Story of Overcoming Obstacles and Making an Impact (via SharpHeels) 4.) As a small business owner, life gets busy fast. Self-care has to be a priority in order to stay productive! (via Darling & Bliss) 5.) Don’t Ruin Your Online Presence Due to Lack of Self-control: The Importance of Maintaining Emotional Intelligence via Social Media (by Nickelina Noel) 6.) Reddit for Bloggers: A Step By Step Guide For How To Use Reddit To Supercharge Your Blog (via Jessica Malnik) 7.) No more dressing room drama. You deserve denim

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#ScandalThursday: A Gladiator’s Guide To Trusting Your Gut

“My vote always comes down to my gut. My gut tells me everything I need to know.” Olivia Pope is a powerhouse because she relies on no one but herself. Her gut tells her everything she needs to know and it’s the driving force behind all of her decisions. Trusting your gut is not an easy task – it’s a skill that requires hard work, dedication, and plenty of practice. These four little words will guide you to gut-trusting Gladiator glory. 1) Breathe Olivia Pope is never fazed by conference room quarrels because she knows how to get silent. She understands the importance of saying less and only speaking when she’s certain. Step out of the situation and ask yourself the question at hand. More often than not, your first impressions and initial instincts are signs of your gut going after your attention. Gut reactions are instant and don’t require

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