Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Inspired by Africa

Hi lovelies!!! Today I am over at The Aestate, posting about African-inspired accessories and clothes from 2012 runways.  Tribal trends were popular in the fall of 2011, and the influence has transitioned quite nicely in to spring 2012.  


I was fortunate enough to get to travel to Africa this past summer to visit a little boy I sponsor through Compassion International.  He is so near and dear to my heart!  We also traveled to a few villages and built clean water wells.   It was an unforgettable experience.

I was so inspired by how happy all the people we met were, despite their dire conditions.

Here I am with one of the sweetest little girls I met, near her home in the slums of Kenya.

The kids even made their own drum set.  They were so resourceful!

Some of the children from the village.  They loved my blonde hair! :)  It was a wonderful experience and reminded me how much I have to be thankful for.  To learn more about sponsoring a child, go visit Compassion International.  There are so many children in need, and it only costs $35 per month!

To see my post about tribal-influenced accessories and clothes, go visit The Aestate!


33 comments:

  1. What an amazing opportunity. I would love to do that some day. And that tribal print swimsuit- amazing!

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  2. Sam, I didn't know you were such a philanthropist! Thanks for sharing these heart-warming pics, and for such an awesome post! xoxo

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  3. What a great post! A trip to Africa would be utterly amazing. Also, I absolutely love this african inspired ensemble! :)

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  4. What an incredible opportunity! Heading over to your guest post stat.
    xo

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  5. Beautiful post! The world needs more people like you!

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  6. Amazing post dear and gorgeous blog!
    Following! Follow back? <3

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  7. What a great thing you do! So inspiring. I hope to do something like that in my lifetime. xo

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  8. What an amazing experience for you and those adorable kids! You are an inspiration :) And on a more materialistic note... I want THOSE SHOES!!! XO brynn

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  9. What an amazing experience that must have been!!

    Coley @
    whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, what an incredible experience!

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  11. Ah love the photos of when you were there. And the style you put together is gorgeous.

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  12. I'm so touched by your kindness, this is beautiful!

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  13. oh my gosh I would feel very thankful and blessed if I had experienced what you did!! it blows my mind to think that many of those kids don't even come close to being exposed to the things we are here! Like your blonde hair, that was probably one of the first times they had ever seen blonde hair (or one of the fewest times). but enough with my tangent, great photos and yes...LOVE the tribal trend. I really like the handbag w/tassels!

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  14. so amazing of you and what an incredible experience!! going to check out your guest post now! xo

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  15. Looks like an amazing trip, how wonderful! Also loving your Africa inspired finds, that bikini is amazing!!

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  16. looks like an incredible trip!! love your tribal inspired picks :)

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  17. So lovely that you sponser a child and what an amazing opportunity to travel to Africa and meet those sweet kids. Love your tribal fashion pics! xoxo

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  18. You are so so sweet! I take my hat off! That must have been a life changing experience ;)

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  19. Such lovely pics, Sam! It must have been such an amazing trip and experience!

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  20. love the coverup and your photos!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  21. Hello Sweetie,

    Just wanted to thank you for having such an inspirational blog + im your newest follower. Hope you have an amazing week full of lots of beautiful things.
    Feel free to drop past my blog if you have time =)

    -Mia xoxo
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  22. Boy, I bet that was a life-changing trip for you. I'm looking forward to the day when I get to go on a mission trip. Thanks for sharing your experience with the rest of us, Sam.

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  23. Gorgeous pieces and those photos of you are so sweet and inspiring. Your blog is lovely, if you want to take a look at mine it’s at http://grassettagillie.blogspot.com, if you’d like we should follow each other! :)

    xo Gillie

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  24. Sam...this is just awesome. We sponsor a little girl through compassion, too! You are lucky to have the chance to have gone to see him. What a joy! I can't believe just $35 per month makes such an impact. God is doing big things with the small donations! :)

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  25. Gorgeous inspiration. A lot of colors and patterns.

    Wow! You had such an amazing trip. Must have been quite an experience.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  26. So touching. Today I was at Home Goods and they had all kinds of tribal goodies. A new from them. I need to go back and pick me up some baskets.

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  27. What an incredible experience! You are an inspiration, really!

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  28. This looks like such an amazing trip and experience! So glad you shared it with us. What big smiles :)

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  29. What an amazing blog. I love your posts. Beautiful photos. I followed you on both, GFC and Bloglovin. I hope that you like my blog and follow on both.

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  30. Wow! THat is really great experience!

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  31. You could have the very best, the majority of high-tech percussion all around, if the amp just isn't wonderful, the audio will probably be poor at the same time.

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