Merlin Clarke, Owner and Head of Happenings at Dogeared, and his daughter, Grace, recently took a give-back trip to Cambodia to spend time at Hope for Justice, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and slavery among young women around the world.
Justina Sharp of A Bent Piece of Wire is living proof that when you live with clarity of purpose and positive intentions, good things happen. Graduating from high school a year early this past spring, was just one of many accomplishments this teen blogger can already check off her list (featured in Teen Vogue? check. Contributor to the Huffington Post? check.). We’re pretty sure that this young entrepreneur has a ton of good things coming her way.
Cali-based blogger, Honey & Silk, feels most comfortable surrounded by “luscious greens and dainty things.” Her style, and the photography that captures it, can only be described as dreamy and covetable in every way. We’re lucky that this bohemian babe has developed a little crush on Dogeared. She shares her #dogeared look and tells the story of how #goodthingshappen when she lives life with the best intentions.
Top Netherlands blogger, I’m Fashionstoned, has a thing for delicate necklaces. Luckily for us, she cherishes Dogeared as one of her favorite brands for a go-to simple statement! Whether it’s effortlessly layered necklaces, a statement earring or a set of stacked rings, I’m Fashionstoned shares that #goodthingshappen when she wears her #dogeared “Essential Pieces”.
The idea of togetherness and family ties together everything we do at Dogeared. From our collections to the meaning behind each piece, to relationships and our commitment to the environment and communities – all are established with the core intent of connection and being a part of something greater.
Seeking harmony amongst all the complicated aspects of life is a universal desire that we all seem to strive for. We sat down with Marcia to try and gain some insight as to how this mom, wife, business owner & philanthropist maintains balance in her own life. “It’s about continuing to move forward,” she explains.
“Right now, I think Balance is one of the hottest concepts we have.” Marcia explains, “It’s such an easy piece to wear and every person I have ever met will tell you that they are personally striving for balance. It resonates with a lot of people.”
“For me, it’s not so much about balancing your time. It’s about balancing your energy and making sure that you are giving appropriate energy to the different parts of your life. Whether it’s your kids, your husband, work, and of course yourself – it’s about figuring out where your focus needs to be and when, that’s what it’s more about to me.”
Always sounding easier said than done, Marcia elaborates on how she does it. “You have to keep doing things that allow the energy to flow both ways. That’s why it’s so important to give back. When you’re involved with non-profits and actually go out into your community, you’re getting so much energy in return that it’s like you have this storage bank of goodness. When you have that, you’re able to give that energy back to the people in your life who need it. That includes yourself.”
“I’m not gonna lie, I have amazing support in my life. We have amazing people that support what we’re doing and trying to do, including our Dogeared family, but it’s all about doing what feels right. I think if it feels right and it’s forward motion, it doesn’t always have to BE right.”
Personal favorites from the collection? “The balance tube bracelet: it’s so easy to put on with the magnet, and it looks amazing. It gets on so fast that it actually makes your life easier! I also wear the balance bar earrings all the time. This collection really speaks to the minimalist trend we’re seeing on women right now. I think a good strategy for fashion and life is just, ‘Keep things real, pretty, easy, and balanced.'”
GypsyLovinLight blogger, Helen Janneson Bense, has a strong spiritual connection to the world around her. How could you not living right by stunning Sorrento Beach in Western Australia?! A true lover of nature’s beauty, she says, “It’s the moments when the sun goes down and the moon begins it rise…those are the moments to count your blessings and make your wishes.”
From the start, Marcia Maizel-Clarke, Dogeared’s Founder, Owner & all around Creative Force was intuitively capturing special moments and turning them into something more. Although it wasn’t a clear path to creating Dogeared, moments of her childhood forged a powerful idea of connection and it was something that would stick with her.
Last Friday, we were lucky enough to spend the day as a team at the beach! It was an amazing day spent bonding with coworkers (charades, anyone?) and enjoying all the goodness that Dogeared has to offer. As a company, we know how important it is to have positive energy flowing through everything that we do. Days like this remind us why we all love working here. When we say Dogeared is made with love, we mean it!