The sun is shinning and spring is approaching!! Spring = sunglasses, sunglasses, and even more sunglasses. Spring also means spring cleaning, right? Do you have too many things in your households, or just a few extra items someone else could use? One place that’s sure to be hiding some extra assets might be your CLOSET ( cue the scary music).
Not my closet, were literally the words I had spoken 5 months ago, then it took me an additional 2 months to actually take some much-needed action. In the end, I purged many valuables, furniture, and some of my most treasured outfits! The thought of departing from my favorite things was unbearable at times. But, I quickly recalled all the past opportunities I had been allotted, so I dug down deep to benefit others.
What I learned? I didn’t need ANY money to help others, all I needed was creativity and a big HEART. In addition, the entire experience has given me a great story to share with my Bites of Style family .Small sacrifices can make a big impact for others.
This weekend, I would love for everyone to take 10 minutes ( put on your favorite chic glasses), and search your home for new & great condition items to give to others. **Remember dig down deep in your heart*** God says,” it is better to give than to receive.” So give and give some MORE.
Designer Carmen Marc Valvo is not only a talented designer, but he lives to give back to others. When he’s not planting beautiful blooms in his New York city garden, he’s planting seeds of confidence in women of all ages. During my interview with Mr. Valvo, he graciously schooled me on Italian fabrics, while encouraging me to try on his personal eyeglasses! I was SPEECHLESS ( photo proof above) !! Who knew eyewear could be so chic?
Although I enjoyed talking about ” fabrics, gardening and eyewear” with Mr. Valvo, I was most impressed with his character. “I have never been concerned with being seen at the hottest party. Networking is fine, but there’s a limit. Never get caught up in all the noise surrounding parties, Valvo insisted. ” I rather enjoy an intimate conversation with friends or family, throw a magnificent dinner party, prepare my garden, and inspire others.”
Months later, Mr. Valvo generously gifted me three gorgeous sunglasses which I decided to ” gift back” to others. The BOS Facebook winners have never been happier!! See you never know what God has planned for you today, so please be inspired to give wholeheartedly this week.
Here are a few spectacular glasses to inspire your search this weekend!!
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