Weekend Clothing Drive for YouthCare

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A homeless youth is styled for a future interview.

Every year our neighborhood of Ballard does a little something different for Black Friday. Local shops and businesses donate a portion of their Friday sales to a local charity. This will be our second year partnering with YouthCare. In addition to donating 5% of our sales for the day, we will be kicking off a weekend clothing and shoe drive to help collect needed items for homeless youth.

Unfortunately, Seattle is experiencing a rise of homeless people throughout the city. Each night in Seattle, up to 1,000 young people have no safe place to sleep. With over 40 years of experience, YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education and employment training.

Facts about Youth Homelessness

• 35,000 students in WA public schools were homeless in the 2014-2015 school year, a 9% increase over 2013-2014

• 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ); many were kicked out for coming out to their parents or guardians.

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Facts about YouthCare

With multiple sites and a continuum of individualized services, through YouthCare in 2015:

• Nearly 900 young people accessed basic services during drop-in hours at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center.

• 426 young people found safety in YouthCare’s emergency shelters, including 249 in YouthCare’s Young Adult Shelter. 45% of exiting youth entered into improved housing situations.

• 153 young people were housed in YouthCare’s transitional living programs, with 62% exiting into more stable housing situations.

• 252 youth accessed employment training and education opportunities, and 417 worked towards their goals with case managers.

• 81% of youth ages 12-17 in crisis through Safe Place were found a safe housing situation for the night.

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Gift Guide: Sparkle & Shine

GIFT GUIDE: Sparkle & Shine

Sparkle & Shine

Jewelry Gift Guide for you or your Sweetie

Whether you’re into mixing your metals or not, here’s a gift guide inspired by the metallic sparkle of silver and gold. Brighten someone’s holiday or just treat yourself to a shiny bauble because you’ve been very good this year!

Gift ideas are listed as follows, left to right, top to bottom.

SILVER:

  1. Socks: Raindrop socks and silver ribbed socks designed by Hansel from Basel. 
  2. Rings: Stackable silver rings designed by Iris Guy. 
  3. Cuff & Earrings: Upper Metal Class
  4. Long Necklace: Designed by Iris Guy

BRONZE, BRASS & GOLD

  1. Cuff: Maslo
  2. Earrings: Fail Jewelry
  3. Necklace: Maslo
  4. Is Was + Will Be: Necklace
  5. Socks: Stance
  6. Pouch: Modern Radar

Not finding what you see on our website? Contact us directly here at the shop. We would be happy to help!

Gift Guide: Merry & Bright

GIFT GUIDE: Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright

Gift Guide for the Color Lover

A gift guide inspired by Hansel from Basel’s color-blocked socks. These gift ideas are for the person that isn’t afraid of a little pop of color, whether it be green, red, mustard or pink! Each item is bold and bright, yet tastefully designed, making each one the perfect statement piece to brighten up a loved one’s daily routine. Gift Ideas are listed as follows, top to bottom, left to right.

  1. Clutch: Exclusive to re-souL and made from a super buttery soft leather, this classic clutch will fit the essentials: phone, a couple cards, lip gloss and a set of keys. Designed by Miishka Handbags. Made in Ballard.
  2. Socks: The epitome of the modern aesthetic: bold and bright yet understated and minimal. Designed by Hansel from Basel.
  3. Wallet: For the person who keeps things classic, a streamlined J. Fold.
  4. Wristwatch: Another bold timeless classic, for the person that likes to be timely. Designed by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi.
  5. Readers: Tired of watching someone squint? See Concept readers are stylish, flexible and lightweight.
  6. Pouch: Designed and screenprinted by Modern Radar, these pouches are the perfect catch-all for the all small things.
  7. Card Holder: For the minimalist in your life. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  8. Money Clip: A sleek and powerful leather magnetic money clip, in a rich forest green. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  9. Agenda: Soft leather bound daily planner, for the person on your list that likes to keep their life analog. Designed by Poketo.
  10. Notebook: Stay forever young. Document your memories in this hard covered memento notebook.

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Shoe Drive for YouthCare

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Every year our neighborhood of Ballard does a little something different for Black Friday. Local shops and businesses donate a portion of their Friday sales to a local charity. This year re-souL has partnered with YouthCare. In addition to donating a portion of our sales for the day, we will be kicking off our shoe drive to help collect shoes for homeless youth in need.

Unfortunately, Seattle is experiencing a rise of homeless people living on the streets. Each night in Seattle, up to 1,000 young people have no safe place to sleep. With over 40 years of experience, YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education and employment training.

Facts about Youth Homelessness

• 32,494 students in WA public schools were homeless in the 2013-2014 school year.

• 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ); many were kicked out for coming out to their parents or guardians.

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Facts about YouthCare

With multiple sites and a continuum of individualized services, through YouthCare in 2014:

• Nearly 1,400 young people accessed basic services during drop-in hours at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center.

• 572 young people found safety in YouthCare’s emergency shelters, with nearly 2/3 exiting into improved housing situations.

• 164 young people were housed in YouthCare’s transitional living programs, with over 60% exiting into more stable housing situations.

• 310 youth accessed employment training and education opportunities.

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GALS GIFT GUIDE

GALS GIFT GUIDE: Rifle Paper Co. GALS GIFT GUIDE: Stance Socks GALS GIFT GUIDE: Fiorentini + Baker GALS GIFT GUIDE: Ronni Kappos GALS GIFT GUIDE: Winter Session

 

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

This week’s guide is dedicated to gifts for her. You will never go wrong with a pair of boots, are we right ladies? But if buying a pair of boots makes you feel like you are only contributing to her shoe habit, (Not that there is anything wrong with that!) may we suggest some other ideas? How about a new bag for work or a pair of colorful earrings? Or perhaps some colorful cozy socks or some well designed notebooks she can throw in that new bag? Whatever you decide on, you will look like the perfect gift giver with a little help from us. So, come on by the shop and let us help you pick out the perfect gift for her. Did we mention we do complimentary gift wrap too?

Have a great week!

xo ~ re-souL

 

GUYS GIFT GUIDE

GIFT GUIDE: Alessi Watch GIFT GUIDE: Winter SessionGIFT GUIDE: BellroyGIFT GUIDE: Stance SocksGIFT GUIDE: H by Hudson

 

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

This week we focus on the guys. Besides an exquisite pair of new shoes, we think accessories are key! Because most men like to wear their things to the ground before replacing them, we are suggesting some great looking personal items for your favorite guy on your shopping list. Whether it’s a brand new watch, an oiled canvas backpack, a handsome leather wallet or just some really fun socks, we got you covered. See you soon?

Have a great rest of the week!
xo ~ team re-souL

 

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Black and White Christmas

I love color! I really do. You should see our home. Not a single white wall. If I can ever keep our house clean enough, I’ll show you and you’ll see that I’m all about the color.

Then I see pictures like these! I sometimes get the itch to go completely neutral like those beautiful Scandinavian apartments and country houses in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. You know the ones. The homes with white walls, big windows, plenty of natural light, and gleaming hardwood floors?

Well, unless Santa decides to bring me a professional paint contractor, (and a housekeeper) this will not be happening anytime soon. I have already painted too many walls in my somewhat short life and it’s not high on my priority list. But still, look at these festive decorations!  Tell me they don’t make you want to decorate in black and white too!

BLACK AND WHITE

Black and White

Clockwise from the top left: a festive tray by Daniella Witte / presents by My Attic / paper ornaments by Minieco/ paper cut bell jar by In the Dark Woods/ home accents by Bolina/ a stylish bedroom by Menchant Design

BLACK , WHITE AND NATURAL

Black, White and Natural

Clockwise from top left: table decor by My Little Party/ coffee table decorations by Draumesider/ livingroom by My Scandinavian Home/ snow sign by House Doctor via Signepling/ small living tree by Inspiration & Design Blog

BLACK AND WHITE WITH A POP OF COLOR

Black, White and a Pop of Color

Cockwise from top left: neon tablescape via Good Housekeeping/ Christmas table setting by Casa Andersen/ DIY Christmas tree by My Attic/ styled livingroom by Style at Home

There’s only 9 more days until Christmas. I wish you all a happy Monday and a stress free week!

~ Maggie