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Styling Empowerment with Wren & Roch

Styling Empowerment with Wren & Roch

As I took a deep dive into the blogging world, I’ll admit, I had no clue what to expect. I never anticipated the amount of time it takes to put together an outfit shoot, how complicated Instagram can be, and the amazing people and brands I’d have the opportunity to work with.

Wren & Roch is one of those amazing brands.

They are a handbag and accessories company based out of Florida with their products being made in New York City. Aside from their incredibly unique clutches, totes and accessories, their story is what really stands out.

The Wren & Roch brand supports survivors of rape and sexual assault. Their powerful message caught my eye when I met Karen & Laura, the founders of Wren & Roch, at a show during New York Fashion Week this year. Their plan to raise money for the victims happened before the creation of their company. Entrepreneurship is a huge part of my life as I grew up with parents that each started their own business. I have nothing but the utmost respect for these ladies for not only launching this company, but staying devoted to this wonderful cause.

I feel so lucky to have found these fascinating women and given the opportunity to hear and read about their story.

Aside from the inspirational message that Wren & Roch represents, their handbags & accessories are one of a kind. I’m carrying the Street Smart – Will Power clutch. The beautiful white leather stands out against my dark wash flare jeans and blue pinstripe top. Each handbag is made with 100% Italian leather and manufactured in New York City.

The finger holes are also a minor detail on the bag that makes so much of a difference. I had never held a bag with this type of detail before and after carrying it around during the photo shoot, I can honestly say that I had never felt so comfortable holding a clutch. Clutches can be so difficult to take out since the strap isn’t there to promise you the security of not losing your purse. (I feel like carrying around a clutch is like holding an iPhone with no case!) This clutch is completely different. I can picture myself taking the bag out to a dinner with friends, around the city when I only need to carry a few essentials, or even for a night out on the town.

Something that the brand offers that’s a little lower in price are their cuffs. I chose to try out the Fearless Metal Cuff – Nitro and the Leather Cuff – Silver Lining. Each one can be found on their website for around $150 and make for the perfect everyday statement accessory. I’m obsessed with the Fearless Metal Cuff because of it’s message. (Look closely and you can see what I’m talking about 😉 ) Sometimes we just need an extra reminder everyday to be fearless…thank you Wren & Roch for also reminding me!

I hope everyone has the chance to check out this inspirational brand. It’s not every day that we discover the drive behind a company.  You can use the code XO_SAM on the Wren & Roch website from Thursday, March 30th to Sunday, April 2nd to receive 20% off your entire purchase.

Thank you to Wren & Roch for sponsoring this post and reminding me to be fearless.