Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Subsidy Shades... Sunglasses for a Cause

This is a post sponsored by Subsidy Shades.  Though I received a pair of sunglasses to talk about on my blog, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Me in my super cool new aviators from Subsidy Shades... looking way too happy on my way to work
I was first introduced to Subsidy Shades through Britney when she was giving away a pair of their sunglasses as part of her "Golden Birthday" giveaway.  I started to follow Subsidy on Instagram and was immediately intrigued by Melissa's mission... so when she posted that she was looking for bloggers to share the story behind her sunglasses venture in exchange for a pair of sunglasses I knew that I wanted to help out.  Not because I knew I would get an awesome pair of sunglasses, but because I think what she is doing is amazing and I want to help get the word out there about her cause.

Melissa and her husband started Subsidy Shades in an effort to fund the adoption of their second child.  They had adopted a sweet baby girl in 2013, and discovered the adoption process to be quite expensive.  In fact they spent nearly $60,000 in order to be able to adopt their baby girl.  After the adoption, they then gave more of their money to help their little girl's birth mother when she became homeless because they wanted to help the birth mother to get back on her feet.  Melissa and her husband are such giving people and what they are doing is amazing.  The fact that they have created a business to help people to be able to afford adoption is truly incredible and the fact that they are selling awesome sunglasses is an added bonus!

I was so excited to receive my sunglasses in the mail and couldn't wait to open them. I was super excited because I knew I was getting my first ever pair of aviators and couldn't wait to try them out.  I have always been afraid to wear aviators because I thought they were too trendy and they wouldn't look all that good on me, but I think I was afraid for no good reason!

Of course I broke the seal on the package before taking a picture because I was THAT excited to open them up
When I opened the box I thought it was an adorable added touch that there was a picture of Melissa and her family that included the story behind Subsidy Shades.

Of course I couldn't wait to get to my sunglasses and love that they came in a cute little bag.

I am absolutely loving my new aviators and they will be perfect to wear during my upcoming vacation to Mexico!! 

Adoption is something that is important to me because throughout my law school career I became aware of truly how many children there are that need loving homes. I know that although one day I would like to have children of my own, I would also like to adopt a child because if I have the ability to give a child a great life, then I want to be able to do that for them.  

Thank you so much to Melissa and her little family for sending me these awesome sunglasses and for giving me a chance to share their story.  

Please head on over to Subsidy Shades and check out some of the A-MAZE-ING sunglasses they have and help them continue to help families afford to adopt all those children out there who need loving homes! Also you can follow Melissa and her business journey on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.

Have you ever thought about adopting a child?


  1. What an excellent cause! Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Im a sucker for a good cause, especially a good cause with a good product.


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