Uncommon Goods & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up!

March 31, 2016

If you’re a regular reader, you know I love it when shopping and do-gooding combine!

Today, I’m reviewing a cool company called Uncommon Goods, which combines the two beautifully! 

Uncommon Goods is a very special company.  They support artists and designers and half of what they sell is actually handmade. 

Also, Uncommon Goods works to minimize their environmental impact, encouraging their artists to use sustainable or recycled materials, using environmentally friendlier packing materials, and printing their catalog on Forest Stewardship Council certified and recycled paper.
Best of all, Uncommon Goods partners with these non-profit organizations to give back to the community:

American Forests
Women for Women International
Reach Out and Read
The Flint Child Health and Development Fund

Now that’s a company I can feel really really good about supporting!  (Plus hey, they have really cool stuff!)

Here I’m showing off the beautiful Sari Market Bag which is made from upcycled sari fabric woven with hemp by hand in India.  It’s the perfect cool bag for a trip to the market or a day at the beach.

 I’m also wearing this unique Mixed Metals Bar Necklace, hand-crafted in Argentina.

See more unique jewelry from Uncommon Goods on this page.  

Some of my favorites: 
special handmade jewelry here 
and the best of boho here.

Other outfit details: Chambray tank – exact: Mimi Chica Denim Sleeveless Top – Nordstrom, Skirt – Old Navy (old), gladiator sandals – Seychelles, (shop Seychelles – Zappos)
And this perfect school teacher outfit starts with the perfect English teacher scarf, the Literary Scarf.
This particular one is telling the story of Jane Eyre!
Outfit details: booties – Vince Camuto  –Shop suede wedge booties at Zappos,  dress – Karina Dresses – Audrey, jacket – Lucky Brand Shop Lucky Brand denim jackets at Macy’s.
More beautiful scarves from Uncommon Goods here.
Now for a few favs from last week’s link up ….
Chanelle of the The Kim Chronicles

Ana of Northwest Blonde 

Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood (and her adorable mini me)

Can’t wait to see what you fashionistas are rocking this week.  Link up, link back, and visit each other!

Dawn Lucy


  • Reply Andrea Nine March 31, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Ok, soooo much goodness going on here. First of all Jane Eyre happens to be my favorite novel of all time, I've actually read it over a dozen times. NEED that brilliant scarf. 2nd the post I linked up is a chambray shirt too with a frayed hem…great minds again and third YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!!!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      I haven't read it in years and now I feel totally inspired to pick it up again, Andrea! Thanks Dear! OXOX

  • Reply colleen @ 50 days of no grey March 31, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    What a beautiful bag! Nice to hear of such a great company – I will check them out.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks Colleen! 🙂

  • Reply Andrea March 31, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Great company & great pieces! Love the scarf!

    Enjoy your weekend – can't believe spring break is almost over…

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      It went by so quickly, right? OXOX

  • Reply Rebecca April 1, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Love the mix metals necklace – so fun! Have a lovely weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! 🙂

  • Reply Mary Murnane April 1, 2016 at 5:05 am

    That bag! It's incredible. Such a great look. Enjoy your weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks so much Mary! 🙂

  • Reply Teresa Gardner March 31, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Uncommon Goods is a great company. It's a popular catalogue for our family to shop. The sari tote is gorgeous.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Teresa! 🙂

  • Reply Tiina L March 31, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    That scarf is brilliant! I'm an English teacher, too (or, rather, an EFL teacher), so I wonder if they do scarves with grammar rules…

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Hee …. maybe you can start something! 😉

  • Reply Trina Grandinetti March 31, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Love this company! And, you make the perfect spokes-woman for them. Great way of modeling that incredible necklace. Now for you school teacher outfit, well, it's the best! I have numerous friends who are literary addicts so I do believe you just gave me the perfect idea for gifts.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Oh good … I'm so glad, Trina! 🙂

  • Reply Katie D April 1, 2016 at 5:39 am

    What a cool bag! I love all of the colors and it sounds like such a great company. Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous weekend!


    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks so much Katie! 🙂

  • Reply Mica T March 31, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    That tote is beautiful, even better that the company supports such good causes! 🙂 The scarf is my favourite piece though 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft March 31, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I love the polka dot dress!!!! The tote is so pretty. 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks Jaymie! 🙂

  • Reply Marta March 31, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Such a cool company doing great things, thanks for sharing! Loving that first look, that's such a fun bag. Have a great weekend Dawn Lucy:)

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks so much Marta! 🙂

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P April 1, 2016 at 7:32 am

    So glad to join you in this fun fabulous party, dear Dawn.
    Happy weekend

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Yay! Thanks so much for being here! 🙂

  • Reply Doused In Pink April 1, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Love Uncommon Goods! You picked some great pieces! That scarf is fabulous! Your necklace is so cool and I love your colorful tote!

    Doused In Pink

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks so much Jill! 🙂

  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life April 1, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Great outfits! lovely scarf .. Uncommon Goods sounds like a great company – and that Sari Market Bag is great!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks so much Celia! 🙂

  • Reply cherie at stylenudge.com April 1, 2016 at 3:04 am

    I love to hear about things that have been up cycled. That bag is incredible! I am a bag person and have way too many of them, but this one is so unique and I love how colorful it is. I need to check out Uncommon Goods soon. Thank you for the great post and for hosting Dawn!!


    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      I always love checking out your bags, Cherie! 🙂

  • Reply Pam Greer April 1, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I love Uncommon Goods! I think my favorite is that scarf!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Sheree Ho April 1, 2016 at 5:09 am

    I love Uncommon Goods, I've actually purchased some really unique and special gifts from them before and yes, they do have great causes that they collaborate with and that is pretty special to me. Have a great weekend and come join our linkup party!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks, Sheree. I agree … UG is a fab place to find cool gifts! 🙂

  • Reply Straight A Style April 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I love companies like this and your pieces are great! I am loving those sandals too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Amy Ann! 🙂

  • Reply Elise Von E April 1, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Love this look! Your sari market bag is awesome!!

    xx, Elise

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Elise! 🙂

  • Reply Rachel April 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I recently learned about UnCommon Goods and like their mission. I like the pieces you got and the way you are styling them.
    Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks Rachel! 🙂

  • Reply Ginger Wroot April 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Oh my, that bag! It's gorgeous! And you, lovely lady, are as chic as ever!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Aww thanks, Dear. 🙂

  • Reply Nora Minassian April 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    What a great company and a great cause! Love both looks especially that scarf.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks Nora! 🙂

  • Reply Pam @ over50feeling40 April 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Love your outfit, Dawn. It is such a great way to do casual! And thanks for the link up!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks so much for joining in the fun, Pam! 🙂

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge April 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I am a huge fan of Uncommon Goods! I buy gifts there all the time. Thanks for sharing your faves. I love that tote and scarf. Thanks for the Link Up!


    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      It's a great place to find cool gifts! Thanks Kathrine! 🙂

  • Reply 50 is not old April 1, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Love this post! Everything looks great on you, and the tote and scarf are outstanding!!! My sister is a writer, I am going to have to get her this scarf for when she does book signings. Thanks for showing me the perfect gift.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Aww that's great …. thanks Tania! 🙂

  • Reply Traci Taylor Hart April 1, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Sounds like a great company! I love the bag and your literary scarf. Thanks for hosting the linkup.

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Traci! 🙂

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood April 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I have heard great things for this company from different bloggers. I love the pieces they sent you, especially the tote. And two great looks in today's post too. There is something so fresh and Americana about blue denim. As usual you rock a maxi, but that second outfit has my heart. Adorable dress and scarf.

    Thanks again so much for featuring me and my Vivi. I love what the other ladies are wearing too. Great favorites. Happy weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      You and Vivi look adorable ! Thanks Ada! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo April 1, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I've never purchased from Uncommon Goods before, but I've checked out their catalogs—they have the most interesting things–fun, quirky & totally unique! So you've found the quality to be good? jodie
    ps…thanks for hosting!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Yes, very good quality!! 🙂

  • Reply Amy Johnson April 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I love your chambray shirt and bag!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • Reply J. Elle April 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Sounds like a great company. I really like that bag and your mixed metals necklace! The literary scarf is just too cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Jennie! 🙂

  • Reply Queen In Between April 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    That Sari bag is fabulous!! Thanks for posting a little about this.

    Happy Friday!
    The Queen in Between

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Monika Faulkner April 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I think saris are made from some of the most beautiful fabrics in the world, dearest Dawn…so it makes total sense that this up-cycled tote would be gorgeous!! And how perfect is that printed scarf for any teacher…or book-lover?! You've found a stylish goldmine in Uncommon Goods for sure!! XOXO


    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks so much Monika. It is a great website for gift buying! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy OBrien April 1, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Cute outfit! I love your denim top. Have a great spring break!


    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks Cathy! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga April 1, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I love the cause and that they support artists..etc. Lovely outfit the solid colors look great with the bag, mixing the multicolored bag that is quite unique and pretty. Love the other pieces as well, espcailly the literary scarf!jess xx

    • Reply dawnlucy April 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! 🙂

  • Reply Chichi April 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Love the bag and the necklace with the solid outfit and such a great cause!

    • Reply dawnlucy April 2, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Petite Silver Vixen April 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I think this is one of my favourite looks of yours Dawn. So effortlessly chic and wonderful that you're supporting such a great cause. I love the denim crop with the white skirt and I really love those sandals too. And the necklace and the bag are the perfect companion pieces for the outfit. Colourful and unusual.
    Jane Eyre is one of my favourite novels – I had to study it for my English Literature exam at school so I just might have to get this! Thank you for introducing me to Uncommon Goods; I'd not heard of them before.


    • Reply dawnlucy April 2, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Dear! OXOX

  • Reply ►Nadush April 2, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    great post ! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy April 2, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Laura Bambrick April 4, 2016 at 2:12 am

    That bag is so adorable! Love all the colors!

  • Reply The Blended Blog April 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Such a pretty outfit! Love the bag. Thanks for linking up with Style Perspectives today!

  • Reply Whitney April 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I LOVE literary scarves like this one! I've been itching for a Pride and Prejudice version for awhile. Thanks for linking-up again!

  • Reply Liza Wibisono April 18, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Gorgeous look. I love your bag.
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