Shop, save, and give at

10 12 2008


Man, the Internet, for all its ills, keeps getting better! I received an email asking me to check out It’s a website that allows you to shop at some of your favorite stores and a percentage of funds are automatically donated to an organization of your choice. 

I took a look on there earlier, and there are some GREAT stores on there! I found Bebe, Betsey Johnson, Steve Madden, Macy’s, Best Buy, etc! The site is pretty easy to navigate and they even offer coupons/discounts for some stores!



“Fashion Rocks” against cancer!

9 09 2008



I spent the night at my sister’s house so we could do dinner, wine, and “Fashion Rocks!” Fashion Rocks is part-concert, part-fashion show, and 100% fabulous! The show featured performances by Rihanna (favorite performance), Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, and Solange (second favorite performance). Tonight marks the show’s fifth anniversary and all ticket proceeds benefitted Stand Up to Cancer.

Stand Up to Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a charitable organization, and was established by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders, whose lives have all been affected by cancer in significant ways. Stand Up To Cancer leverages industry resources, including people, television and the web, in the fight against cancer.

In addition to tonight’s Fashion Rocks show, you can also bid on select items in the Fashion Rocks charity auction on eBay. Some of the items listed include:

  • Dinner for 2 at the NY hot spot, Waverly Inn, and an autographed Vanity Fair book
  • Vanity Fair

  • An autographed Venus Williams’ tennis racquet
  • Venus

  • BCBG $1000 shopping spree gift certificate
  • BCBG

  • Tickets to the 2009 Baby Phat fashion show and a meet-and-greet with Kimora Lee Simmons (sign me up for that one!)
  • Kimora

For additional items, visit the eBay store by clicking here. The auction closes on Monday, September 15th. Happy bidding!

Lauren Conrad Partners with Mark Cosmetics

4 09 2008


LC wearing the "Have A Heart" pendant

LC (or Lauren Conrad), from The Hills, is giving back with a charity necklace to help young women. The “Have a Heart” pendant (featured in the pic above) will benefit the Mark Girls m.powerment Campaign, with a full 100% of net proceeds from each sale going directly to this charitable initiative. The m.powerment campaign is designed to prevent domestic violence against young women between the ages of 16-24. This m.powerment Expert Advisory Board will recommend five organizations focused on ending partner and relationship violence and award them with up to $50,000 in grants.

The necklace costs $22 and will be featured on from September 16th to April 28, 2009. If you don’t have a local Mark representative, you can order the necklace online at

-kb and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

1 09 2008

When you visit, enter CareCode “CFF” when checking out and 10% of your purchase total will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. The CFF is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to research, fundraising, support, and advocacy for those living with or affected by cystic fibrosis.

Here are some of my favorite picks from the website. There’s a LOT of stuff to choose from!

BCBG DressBCBG MaxAzria Black Silk Dress, $129.99
PillowShanghai Throw Pillow, $39.99
Betsey Johnson SatchelBetsey Johnson Rock Star Large Satchel, $149.99


Head on over to check out these items and many, many more!


Carlos Santana Shoes

20 08 2008

Did you know that guitar legend, Carlos Santana, has his own line of women’s shoes? If so, did you know that 10% of all shoes sales benefit the Milagro Foundation, founded by Santana and his wife, Deborah?

The Milagro (which means “miracles” in Spanish) Foundation is a charitable foundation which supports “underprivileged and underserved” children in the arts, education, and health by granting individual organizations and programs targeted towards this population. 

Please visit the website ( for more information. 

Here are some of my favorite Santana shoes currently available on the website…

Whistle, $105 

Whistle, $105


Catch, $99

Catch, $99


Hotrod, $189

Hotrod, $189

Bliss, $110

Bliss, $110


What do you all think of the picks above? Like them? For these shoes and more, visit


Philosophy’s Charity Lineup

6 08 2008

It should be no surprise that Philosophy has a line of products dedicated to raising funds for charity. I mean, this beauty brand wants you “to live a better life by being better to yourself.” And, there’s no better way to be better to yourself than to be better to someone else.

Philosophy carries various products to benefit charities…See below for the lineup!

Inner Grace Shower GelJoyful Heart CandleJoyful Heart Shower GelMessage in A Bottle GelShower for the Cure Gel

From Left:

Inner Grace Shower Gel ($22-$30): Benefitting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Joyful Heart Candle ($22): Benefitting the Joyful Heart Foundation

Joyful Heart Shower Gel ($20): Benefitting the Joyful Heart Foundation

Message in A Bottle Shower Gel ($20): Benefitting the Rainforest Foundation

Shower for the Cure Shower Gel ($20): Benefitting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the above items goes directly to the charitable organization! Visit to view these products and more!

P.S. The Joyful Heart Foundation was founded by Law and Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson). It’s an organization to “heal, educate, and empower” survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. It’s great to see that she’s leveraging her television role and celebrity for a great cause.


Quick Hits!

17 07 2008

It’s Thursday and that means that the weekend is almost here!!! Man, I will be happy to see 5p on Friday…Anyways, here are a few quick hits for you!

  • This Friday, an informal dinner buffet will be held at Cafe Ciao in the West Loop (939 W. Madison) to benefit Sudan International. The cost is $35, and the menu includes appetizers, main courses, and desserts. The dinner will be held from 6:30-8:30p, and due to the size of Cafe Ciao, reservations are definitely suggested. Please call 312-847-2426 for reservations and more information!
  • TONIGHT: There are two major shopping events this evening: Carnivale (AKIRA) and the Designer Shopping Sample sale. Hit the streets and see what goodies you can find (for a good cause and for yourself)! I plan on heading over to AKIRA, so hopefully I see some of you there!