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Brandy Voirin is a modern day fashionista who exercises her multitasking muscle on a daily basis. Brandy's a community volunteer extraordinaire” helping in the state of Texas, Boston, New Jersey, & New York. She's an avid traveler, mom, and can be spotted at runway shows, & charity events in Dallas & New York. She hosted Fashion's Night Out for Southlake Town Square which was picked by Vogue magazine as one of the 8 top places for FNO in Texas. Having sampled fashion and beauty delights from all over the world; this savvy traveler documents her adventurous life through her inspirational blog Bites of Style, where she informs readers on shopping and food tips; along with blogging about her life in fashion.

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Fashion Gifts 2013

While the holidays are often a time of looking forward, they can also be a period of great reflection and nostalgia. Finding the perfect charitable and stylish gift can be overwhelming, but the fashion team of Miss A has got you covered.  Get ready to give, get, and lust after some of the most fashionable gifts that give back this  holiday season.

New Balance- Women’s  SuperFresh/SuperLight  Komen 895v2, $89

New Balance Lace Up For The Cure Shoe ( Photo Credit: New Balance)

New Balance Lace Up For The Cure Shoe ( Photo Credit: New Balance)

I love that New Balance recognizes that the fight against breast cancer does not stop in October. It was only befitting that one of my favorite gifts would be from the New Balance Lace Up For The Cure Collection.   The #LaceUp365 is a full-year program designed to raise awareness and generate support for Komen’s mission to eradicate breast cancer.

In 2014, New Balance will donate 5% of the manufacturer suggested retail price of sales from the Lace Up for the Cure® Collection with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000 to Komen. We  also love that 1 out of 4 New Balance products are Made in America, which makes holiday shopping even sweeter.

The Bzero1 Save the Children Ring by Bvalgari, $420

The Bzero1 Ring by Bvgari (Photo Credit: Bvgari)

The Bzero1 Ring by Bvgari (Photo Credit: Bvlgari)

The specially-designed silver and ceramic ring that emulates the Bzero1 is a second one-of-a-kind design created to benefit Save the Children, following the introduction of an all silver ring in 2009. The Bzero1 ring, which features the Save the Children logo engraved in the inside, is available for $420 of which $90 are donated to Save the Children.

Joan Hornig, $35-$5,000

Joan Horning Jewelry ( Photo Credit: JHJ)

Joan Horning Jewelry ( Photo Credit: JHJ)

Joan Horning Jewelry designed to make a statement and make a difference. 100% of the profits from each purchase is donated to the charity of the purchaser’s choice.

Krochet Kids the Abbott, $79.95

Krochet Kids Luggage Bag ( Photo Credit: Krochet Kids)

Krochet Kids Luggage Bag ( Photo Credit: Krochet Kids)

If you are looking for the perfect overnight bag then you have come to the right place. The Abbott features some great details such as vegan leather straps, and incredible patterns that make this bag an instant classic.  Krochet Kids mission is to empower people to rise above poverty.

Christian Roth For Bellies of Embellishment, $ 320

Christian Roth Sunglasses Bellies of Embellishment (Photo Credit: Formento)

Christian Roth Sunglasses Bellies of Embellishment (Photo Credit: Formento)

Why wear white when you can make a statement with beige?  This glamorous feminine acetate shape was given a sumptuous spin with sculpted titanium temples. Inspired by a vintage Rolex wristwatch band from the 30′s, the soft gold sides are paired with a camel and white acetate color. Get ready to turn heads everywhere!  Christian Roth eyewear gives 5% of all net sales to Orphan Aid Africa.

FEED X Rachel Roy Tote, $78

Rachel Roy FEED bag ( Photo Credit: FEED)

Rachel Roy FEED bag ( Photo Credit: FEED)

Each bag is block-printed by artisans in India using traditional techniques and helps feed the children of their country.

Alp n Rock Katja Polar Fleece Jacket. $322

Alp n Rock Katja Polar Fleece Jacket ( Photo CreditL Alp n Rock)

Alp n Rock Katja Polar Fleece Jacket ( Photo CreditL Alp n Rock)

This premium sports fashion brand is rooted in the belief that the greatest luxury is the ability to give back. Alp n Rock donates up to 10% of profits to fund scholarships to girls in developing countries.

Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Watch, $295

Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Watch ( Photo Credit: MKWHS)

Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Watch ( Photo Credit: MKWHS)

Michael Kors has joined forces with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight global hunger. For every sale of the 100 Series watch, WFP will deliver 100 meals to children in need.

The Giving Keys, $35-$55

The Giving Keys ( Photo Credit: The Giving Keys)

The Giving Keys ( Photo Credit: The Giving Keys)

The Giving Keys uses those transitioning out of homelessness to engrave recycle key pendents  to inspire others. Take a look at this one-on-one with the Giving Keys  founder Caitlin Crosby

Me to We; Nordstrom stores  and Nordstrom.com $10-$99

Kisaruni Top From Me to We ( Photo Credit: Me to We.com)

Kisaruni Top From Me to We ( Photo Credit: Me to We.com)

Me to We provides a market for more than 600 Kenyan Maasai mamas who create handcrafted jewelry using traditional Maasai beading skills. Proceeds from the sustainably produced, locally sourced accessories also support Free the Children, Me to We’s charity partner.

Sseko Clutch, $65.99

Woven Voyage Espresso Clutch ( Photo Credit: Sseko)

Woven Voyage Espresso Clutch ( Photo Credit: Sseko)

Sseko Designs uses fashion to provide employment and  scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty.

Gucci Parfum

(Photo Credit: Gucci.com)

(Photo Credit: Gucci.com)

Choose to purchase a Gucci perfume this holiday season and contribute towards their organization Chime for Change which is a new global initiative to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and womens’ empowerment. With a focus on education, health and justice, Gucci works with films, stories and projects to spread the word. shop for fragrance, make a difference!

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