How to Look Cute and Help the Elephants (at the same time!)

If you have run into me lately, it is a safe bet that I was wearing my elephant pants! (Seriously, it is almost to the point of too much, but oh well!) I wear them to yoga, work, and just to lounge around the house. They are ridiculously comfy, super cute, and a percentage of the proceeds goes towards charity. It is a win-win-win!

The Elephant Pants is a company dedicated to helping save the elephants of the world. $1-2 dollars of each item sold goes directly to the African Wildlife Foundation. Currently, they have donated over $80,000! You go guys!

Elephants are amazing animals that deserve our attention and respect. The Say No Campaign (by AWF) is a public awareness campaign with the goal of stopping the demand for illegal wildlife products, specifically ivory and rhino horn.

If you live here in Bozeman, you can find these incredible pants over at the lovely MaYarising downtown. If you live anywhere else, check out The Elephant Pants online to learn more and grab your own pair! There is a great variety of colors, and they have even started making shorts, rompers, and bags as well. (P.S. Guys can look very stylish in these as well!)

Much love to my beautiful friend, model, and fellow elephant pants fan: Margaret!
As an added bonus for Blue Lotus readers, use the code bluelotusbozeman on The Elephant Pants website for 15% off!

Have fun shopping!

Joyful Jewelry

Jewelry has always been a weakness of mine. Plus, after working in an art gallery for the past 3 years where I am surrounded by beautiful jewelry and art, I have found my love for local artists grows by the day.

Enter Joyful Jewelry by Jenn Frederick.

A Bozeman, MT local, her jewelry reflects her: radiant and joyful! Her creations are wonderfully simple, natural, and beautiful. She works with a variety of semi-precious stones, so you are sure to find the right fit for you. Using 14k gold or sterling silver wire, her pieces are strong and hold up to even the most active lady (I have yet to take mine off). A delicate silhouette that compliments a range of occasions, from every-day wear to wedding accessories.

After trying one of Jenn's gorgeous Chrysophrase necklaces (but not feeling as deep of a personal connection to it), my eyes fell on one of her Labradorite creations and I immediately knew it was what I needed.

For the past few months, I have feel a pull towards Labradorite. It is a power stone helps with transitions and allows your to determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. (As a 20-something figuring out her life, I can use all the help I can get!) In addition, it strengthens intuitions, stimulates imagination, aids mediation, and helps cultivate enthusiasm and new ideas.

It has been a welcome addition to my everyday jewelry, and in combination to my spirit lock necklace, I have found a little more clarity and feel a little more grounded (which seems to increase the more I meditate while wearing it). In addition to whatever healing aspects the stone brings, it has an absolutely beautiful glow to it, and I always smile when I spot it in the mirror.

Take a peek at her Facebook page, Joyful Jewelry, and be joyful!

I never take it off because it matches everything!