On Thursday, it’ll be eight years since the first blog post ran on HerKentucky.com. A lot has changed with this site — and with blogging in general — in the years since 2011! I’ve been so fortunate in recent years to have a great group of readers who share my interests as well as a fantastic network of professional partners.
I especially love that I have found a way to use my social media channels as a way to promote great causes. In the 2018 Fiscal Year, HerKentucky x Draper James Shop & Sip Events raised the equivalent of one month’s rent for Dress for Success Lexington!
To celebrate the eighth anniversary of HerKentucky, I’m participating in five charitable initiatives over a ten day period. I’m partnering with local and national brands to give back to charities that empower, enrich, and even save the lives of women in Kentucky and beyond.
Stop 1: Draper James
Tonight, Wednesday, Sept 11, from 6-8 pm, I’ll be at the Lexington Draper James store for a Shop & Sip benefiting Dress for Success Lexington! Dress For Success Lexington not only provides work clothing to low-income women in the Lexington area; they also provide training for economic empowerment and professional skills. I believe strongly in the Dress for Success mission, y’all. These folks are changing lives!!
Stop 2: Oxmoor Mall
On Thursday, Sept 12, from 5-7:30 pm, I’ll join the Ann Taylor team Oxmoor Mall for the Twisted Good Happy Hour benefiting Twisted Pink, a Louisville-based charity that raises funds for metastatic breast cancer research.
Stop 3: Anchal Project
This Thursday, September 12th, I’ll be partnering with Anchal Project to raise money through the @cflouisville #giveforgoodlou day of giving. Anchal is based right here in Louisville, but their scope is global. They help women (both in India and here in Louisville) to rise out of cycles of poverty, prostitution, abuse, and trauma by retraining those women as artisans. Anchal’s sustainably produced textiles — like the scarf I’m wearing above— are the softest, most beautiful pieces you’ll ever see; their impact is infinitely more beautiful.
Stop 4: Ann Taylor
On Saturday, Sept 14 from 1-5 pm, I’ll be at Ann Taylor in the Oxmoor Center for a Shop & Sip benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We’ll have champagne and special discounts, and I’ll be providing styling tips from the gorgeous new fall selection!
Stop 5: Recycle the Runway
Next Friday, September 20th, I’ll be at the Recycle the Runway fashion show benefiting Dress for Success Lexington. The event kicks off at 6 pm at Limestone Hall!
I hope to see y’all at these events!!