In our mission to continuously grow in our philanthropic efforts at enzee, we make it a point to look at a variety of notable factors when choosing a brand to carry. Aside from what one would traditionally view as philanthropic (i.e. doing good for others), we also consider how we can use this mindset to do good for the world in and of itself.
Mona B is a brand which allows us to promote materials that help the earth. It’s no secret that being environmentally-conscious is necessary right now, and we have found ways to provide stylish finds that don’t compromise the health of our planet through Mona B.
Mona B is creative in how they tie together fashion and sustainability. Each bag made in the Mona B collection is kind to the earth, as they only utilize materials which will cause less harm to the environment than traditional materials. With an eco-friendly mindset and a determination to “be the change that the world needs,” Mona B is making a difference – one which we are proud to support.
Perhaps the most unique component of Mona B’s eco-friendly creations is found in their canvas collection. These pieces come from up-cycled, durable materials: truck tarps and military tents found across Indian deserts and jungles. In recycling these supplies, they are first sunbaked, weathered, and cured before being hand stitched and screen printed into an adventurous, unique, and truly one-of-a-kind design.
While we prioritize helping those in need with a majority of our philanthropic brands, we are also aware that we must care for the earth – and we must show Mother Nature some love in order to get some back. Join us in supporting eco-friendly and stylish accessories by shopping Mona B at enzee.
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kind.” –Dalai Lama
Lily and Laura bracelets have been an enzee treasure for many years. Both a customer and employee favorite, they have a timeless fashion with a variety of colorful options to match your entire wardrobe! Our appreciation of Lily and Laura doesn’t end with the fashion: the brand also happens to come from a very charitable and loving place.
Laura, one of the women behind the Lily and Laura brand, spent a great deal of her life traveling to over thirty countries. She settled in Nepal in 1996 and decided to stay there for the wonderful people and beauty that extend across the country. Eventually, Laura discovered Nepali women’s crocheted bracelets. With a growing passion for fashion and accessories and strong Nepali roots, Lily and Laura was soon created.
All Lily and Laura bracelets come from the loving hands of women artists in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. These women custom design and hand crochet each and every bracelet very precisely with Matsuno Glass Beads, the finest in the world. Once the products are completed, Lily and Laura practices fair trade across the business process, and even focus on paying more than fair trade wages to their artisans in Nepal.
By practicing fair trade and supporting local creations, Lily and Laura has greatly improved the quality of life for these women artisans and their families in Nepal. To keep this in perspective, it’s important to note that Nepal is one of the poorest, least developed countries in the world, with roughly one-third of the population living below the poverty line.
To give women and families in third-world countries love, hope, and a sense of stability is an incredible and unique achievement that Lily and Laura was able to create.
It doesn’t end here though – now, it’s your turn to show support. When you shop Lily and Laura, you know your bracelets are coming from a place of care – from the women artisans to the fair-trade business practices. Shop Lily and Laura at enzee to join these incredible women in working toward better futures for themselves, their children, and their communities.
Still working on the perfect 🇺🇸 outfit? Based on our instastory poll, you all are! If you're sticking around, the forecast look hotter than hot 💦 So let's get to it and find something red, white and absolutely you 😉 Scroll down for some mix + match inspiration plus one piece wonders to keep you cool this weekend and on into the holiday week.
You know we're all about that white denim! // 1. Kut from the Kloth "Gidget" shorts with a slightly frayed hem. Flattering fit for any and everyone. // 2. Dear John Denim "Hampton" shorts for a more dressed-up look. Amazing with heels. // 3. Just Black Denim's asymmetrical white denim skirt. The hem line is so, so flattering.
Summer is for dresses ☀️ // 4. This red dress is adorable and flirty with it's faux-wrap and ruffles. Zip back and cross front top, it's a show-stopper. // 5. Dip-dye for a twist on a classic shirt dress. // 6. The colors make this perfect for the 4th but the pattern + details allow you to wear it anytime.
Tops. // 7. Fantastic Fawn's oversized stripe tee has you prepared for all red, white & blue holidays. Wear with a half tuck, tie, or leave out, whichever you prefer. // 8. Striped tees are a closet staple. This Mod Ref navy stripe adds a pop with the cherry red collar. // 9. Another Mod Ref top, this sporty tee is flattering with it's twist front.
Accessories: the finishing details. // 10. Obviously you don't have to wear all three colors, but it's sort of fun to fit them all in. Here maroon paired with the navy + white gives off a patriotic vibe. // 11. Wearing a solid color dress? Just add jewelry in the corresponding color to complete your look! // 12. A bold wristlet can go a long way. Add in some funky earrings and you are ready to go. 💃
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Still on the hunt for the perfect 🔴⚪🔵 #ootd? we'll be open Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5, and Monday + Tuesday 10-6. We will be closed on the 4th.
See something you like? Give us a call at 630-530-2965 📱
With a mission to “Give and Live Happy,” Natural Life is a brand that works hard to leave a huge impact on the world. By partnering with a number of organizations and by dedicating certain collections to charitable causes, Natural Life consistently finds the connection between style and philanthropy – just as we aim to achieve at enzee.
The first way in which Natural Life gives back is by donating a “Happy Box” to a charitable cause. Whether raising money for a non-profit or supporting an individual in need, these boxes are donated to a variety of causes in order to bring a smile to someone’s face.
Additionally, Natural Life collaborates with Challenge Enterprises, an organization local to Natural Life’s roots in Jacksonville, FL. Natural Life donates Mystery Bags to this organization which provides person-centered programs, services, and job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Challenge Enterprises allows Natural Life to “Give and Live Happy,” as the organization is always helping individuals chase their dreams and follow their passions.
Finally, Natural Life supports a number of causes with their Giveback Collections. Essentially, proceeds from these collections help people across the globe through the various organizations that partner with Natural Life. For example, the Fearless Giveback Collection assists in educating, empowering, and reducing the stigma of anxiety disorders. In addition, Natural Life Giveback Collections support More Than Me, an organization fighting for every girls’ fundamental rights to safety, health, and education in Liberia, as well as The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation which was created to help young people recognize their potential in honor of late McKenzie Noelle Wilson, who passed away at age fifteen from a sudden, rare illness.
All in all, Natural Life goes above and beyond when it comes to giving back. For Natural Life, making the world a better place is a priority and passion – one which we also follow here at enzee. Shop Natural Life at enzee with the knowledge that your purchase is truly going to a great cause.
Perfect for a First Communion, Confirmation, or just an everyday accessory coming from a place of love, My Saint My Hero bracelets carried at enzee give “the gift of a blessing.” However, when understanding this brand in depth and the incredible cause behind the jewelry, you will start to realize how these bracelets give far more than just one blessing.
Each bracelet is handwoven by artisans in small towns across the world. With roots in Medjugorje, a small town in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, My Saint My Hero provides women in this community with meaningful work to help them rise above poverty. Each bracelet is carefully hand-crafted, and once the bracelet is completed, these women artisans bless the jewelry with Holy Water. In its truest and most literal sense, My Saint My Hero bracelets give “the gift of a blessing.”
In addition to “the gift of a blessing” that is created from each bracelet, My Saint My Hero gives so many more blessings to the strong, brave, and wonderful women across the world with whom they work. As the company has grown, they’ve expanded their reach outside of Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina to also include two other villages in this war-torn country. Furthermore, My Saint My Hero supports women in Senhoa, Cambodia who were rescued from human trafficking, as well as women overcoming poverty and providing for their families in Mexicali, Mexico.
The brand, the stories, and the people behind My Saint My Hero are an inspiration to us all. The positivity and opportunity that this brand has been able to provide to women and families in need is astonishing. Shop My Saint My Hero at enzee to continue spreading awareness of this incredible mission while supporting economic growth, equality, and prosperity for women.
And to wrap it all up, I’ll leave you with this message from Lenka, one of the four original My Saint My Hero artisans in Medjugorje:
“So I give this message to all the people wearing our bracelets that we have to be strong and we have to be thankful for each moment that we wake up and have a blessed day. It doesn’t matter how bad life is or the bad things that happen, we have to be strong and thankful to God for every day of life.”
This year, it is our mission to uphold our tagline “where fashion meets philanthropy,” and to keep our customers informed of these efforts along the way. In a world where negativity and divisiveness seem to consume the media, our hope is to bring the community together by shopping local with the purpose of helping others (and enjoying fashionable finds, of course).
When you shop enzee, you support brands across the world who are committed to doing good and giving back. At enzee, we carry a multitude of philanthropic brands that tie in with our mission to bring fashion and philanthropy closer together. Each month, we will be posting a blog featuring one of our charitable, philanthropic, and honorable brands, beginning with Spiritual Gangster.
Founded by hip-hop yogi Ian Lopatin, Spiritual Gangster created their brand around providing trendy yet comfortable clothing to shoppers, inspired by yogis, athletes, artists, and musicians. Designers and employees alike are driven by the strong sense of purpose behind the Spiritual Gangster brand. In everything they do and all they create, Spiritual Gangster practices living with gratitude, happiness, and generosity.
Spiritual Gangster, like enzee, prioritizes giving back. Thanks to their partnership with Feeding America, for every item sold by Spiritual Gangster, a meal is donated to a person in need – 10 million meals and counting, to be exact. Not only does Spiritual Gangster make the world a better place through their partnership with Feeding America, but they also support the following organizations to continue to do good: Cambodian Children’s Fund, Make a Wish Arizona, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Their quote to live by: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free.”
Shop Spiritual Gangster at enzee to support their attitude of positive energy and giving back. When shopping this brand, and many others at enzee, your purchase goes far beyond the cash register – it’s about giving back, helping others, and supporting one another in times of need.
2017 was a wonderful year for enzee. We continued our work with passionate employees, we got to know our lovely shoppers, and most unique of all, we brought attention to our philanthropic mission. In 2017 at enzee, we coined our tagline "where fashion meets philanthropy."
Philanthropy has always been close to the heart of owner, Natalie, as well as the boutique's employees. Throughout 2017, enzee donated to countless organizations, many of which are listed below:
This year, it is our mission to continue bringing light to a variety of philanthropic organizations we and our shoppers are most passionate about. We want 2018 to be a year of giving, in addition to a year of fashion and beauty. With this in mind, we've created a bucket list of philanthropic initiatives we are aiming to achieve this year. To see the bucket list in full, click here.
Most importantly though, we need to thank YOU for a wonderful year of shopping at enzee. For without your support in shopping local, we would've never been able to positively impact and donate to the organizations listed above. Stay involved with enzee and our philanthropic mission throughout 2018, and begin by filling out our philanthropy survey by January 31st -- you'll even receive a discount on your next shopping spree by doing so!
We wish you great happiness in the New Year, and we're excited to share this philanthropic adventure with you.
Earrings have always been a fashionable addition to any outfit, but this summer in particular, we've seen it all. From bold fringe earrings to simple studs, we love each pair here at Enzee. With so many options, how do you know which is right for you?
Well, we've done some research for you and have found that there are indeed a best type of earring for each face shape. Find your match below!
1. Round Face
If you have a round-shaped face, your face is circular and juts out more near the cheeks than it does near the forehead or chin. To best balance out your face shape, accessorize with longer earrings. Drops and dangles look best on you and compliment your features by elongating your face.
2. Oval Face
If you have an oval-shaped face, your face is longer with stunning cheekbones, and softens into a chin that is more narrow than the rest of your face. Turns out your face is complementary of just about any earring type; congratulations! Simple pearls or longer earrings that accentuate your face's natural shape and contour are our favorites.
3. Square Face
If you have a square-shaped face, your face is just as wide from your forehead down to your chin, with a wide jawline, as well. With this face shape, it's beneficial to utilize earrings to soften your features. Earrings with a bit of length that have soft edges, such as hoops or circular shaped dangles, work best for you.
4. Heart Face
If you have a heart-shaped face, your face gradually narrows from your forehead down to your chin. To balance out your features, choose earrings that are shaped oppositely from your face. What this means is that any earrings that are wider on the bottom than they are at the top suit you best (think: teardrop earrings).
5. Narrow Face
If you have a narrow-shaped face, the most noticeable characteristic of your face is its length. With this natural elongation, you don't need earrings to do that for you too. Choose earrings that draw your eye horizontally across your face. Any type of shorter earrings or studs will best compliment your features.
Off the shoulder tops are all the rage this summer. Not only are they adorable, but they're light and airy, so absolutely perfect for the season. However, the more we wear these tops, the more we get annoyed by the constantly slipping sleeves that jump up and down with every move we make.
Never be annoyed by off the shoulder sleeves again, as we found the most amazing tip to share with you all that keeps these tops in place. This video by Erin Schrader shows exactly how it works - and trust me, it's more simple than you'd think! Anyone can do it with ease.
See? It's a simple trick that anyone on the go can do quickly to make this amazing look even better. What not to love about a fool-proof fashion hack?!
Now if that doesn't convince you to go out and buy more of these trending off the shoulder tops, I don't what will. Stop in Enzee today to see more of the looks we offer, in addition to the ones below. Comment which one is your favorite!