A bag that is stylish and does good? One of each, please. GAIA (which refers to the Goddess of the Earth in Greek Mythology) was founded in 2009. They create handcrafted accessories by female refugee artisans. This gingham pom-pom bag was inspired by Moroccan pouches. Each pom-pom is handmade. It comes with a hand signed hang tag and is available in three colors. I also picked up the pom-pom hair tie. Check out the tassel earrings as well. You can read about how Jenna Lyons first learned about GAIA and how the bags, hair ties and tassel earrings ended up in the in J. Crew stores here. Check out all the GAIA for J. Crew offerings here.
I styled the bag with a dress that is the same cut as my favorite from last year with a lace -up neckline instead of a collar. Take a look at how I styled last year’s dresses in: Chambray, Sunset and Sequins, Coral and stripes, and One-Step Gingham.
J. Crew Sandals (similar here)