I cannot believe I am off to Portugal again tomorrow 🤯 for #AtlasAdventuresLisbon! (It seems like Whitney and I were there together yesterday for our planning trip–except that was in August. 😆) I am SO excited–not just to be back in a place that I love with Whitney and Victoria, but to meet the amazing gals who are attending our trip!
And more exciting news to report, and speaking of travel staples–it’s ABLE’s 12th birthday this week, and to celebrate, they just launched a big anniversary sale! But, for the first few days, they gave me a special code for an even DEEPER discount than the regular sale–(which was so generous, that you ABLE!) instead of 20% off, my readers get 25% off to be exact! This 25% off code is ONLY live now through 10/9 (Sunday)–so if you’ve been eyeing any of these staples, I hope you get to score them at a great discount this week! (And remember, my 15% code JESSKEYS15 is always live, so if you’re reading this post after the fact, that code is always good!)
Right now, use code JESSKEYSANNI25 for 25% off until 10/9!
While the entire site isn’t on sale, a handful of my very favorite staples are–and you can see the whole sale lineup right here on this page! Keep on scrolling below for a look at what’s eligible for the 25% off discount, and my review of each product!
If you’re new here, you may not know that ABLE is one of my favorite brands, and brand partners! (While this post is not sponsored, I do work with them often and receive commission if you use my code at no extra cost to you!) So here’s quick overview!
One of the highlights this past summer was being able to visit ABLE’s headquarters in Nashville with Shaheen and Anna!
What to love about ABLE:
Lifetime quality guarantee:
If for some reason the quality doesn’t live up to your standards for any reason, they will repair or replace it for free!
Free shipping + 30 day returns:
ABLE has free shipping and 30 day free returns for all their items! (Excludes monogrammed or personalized items, though!) This means, if you aren’t sure about sizing and would like to order two sizes and return the one that doesn’t work, they make it easy and free!
You can swap sizes for FREE on their core items if/when your body changes!
Yes! You read that correctly. This is a brand that goes ABOVE and beyond to support women and make their lives better–from their employees (more on that next) and their customers! They know that life changes, and so does your body–so if you need to size up or size down on any of their core staples, even if it’s YEARS later–you can. For free. Read more about this here!
The best part of shopping with ABLE:
ABLE is a small brand with a big heart, and every purchase you make helps empower a woman and her family!
While they specialize in making classic styles that easily transition through many seasons and years to come, their core mission is to fight poverty by empowering and employing women both abroad and here in the U.S. They didn’t just start out to sell clothes and leather goods–but as a solution to help women who are trapped in a long-standing cycle of poverty. Because they know that if you give women the tools to succeed, they can lift entire communities up with them.
ABLE was founded when husband and wife team, Rachel and Barrett Ward, were living in Ethiopia.
They met women who were coming out of the sex industry, looking for employment and a better way to make ends meet for their families. The couple noticed that scarves were selling really well in local markets as souvenirs, so they got the idea to hire and train these women to make beautiful scarves of their own, and to sell them back in the US.
Fast forward a few years later, and now they’re an established lifestyle brand! They partner with ethical factories in Ethiopia, India, Mexico and Brazil to make their leather goods, accessories, and clothing, and own their own jewelry manufacturer in Nashville, where all jewelry is handmade by local women! All of their factories are audited to ensure every worker is paid a living wage, with wages published on their website.
They also work really hard to keep their prices as low and accessible for their customers, while ensuring they’re always ethically made and as sustainable as possible! So yes, you might have to pay a bit more for some ABLE pieces vs. a competitor, but you know it’s directly contributing to women and their families all over the world! ♥️
My ABLE favorites eligible for the 25% off discount:
I’ve had this sweatsuit for over a year now since they launched it (it keeps going out of stock!) it’s still nearly fully stocked but it’s going quickly! It also comes in black. I wear the half zip all the time with jeans too, so they’re great as a set or as separates. Also a great plane outfit with sneakers!
Sizing: TTS, wearing smalls
Abera convertible backpack purse: (Now $168!) Use code JESSKEYSANNI25 for 25% off through 10/9!
One of my most-loved and most-worn ABLE items. (Not to be confused with the Alem backpack below– this one is a backpack PURSE–so they’re very different things with different uses!) I have used this as my main purse for every trip since I got it–its the perfect travel purse! Secure, fits so much stuff but isn’t too big (I don’t feel silly wearing it at night!)–it’s roomy enough to fit my giant DSLR camera, small water bottle, and other essentials!
This is often my everyday purse these days even when not traveling because I can always have my hands free and it’s roomy enough to fit a couple diapers, changing pad, small wipes, Paci, some small toys–the small essentials we need to go out with June for a shorter window of time. Also comes in black and tan!
Tip: Keep in mind ABLE’s leather bags are made with more of a raw leather–the kind that only gets better the more you beat it up and it will patina over time. It is NOT, say, like a Madewell or Cuyana leather, that is more shiny and will not patina, if that makes sense. It’s important to know the distinction! My tip is to get some of their leather conditioner to keep your ABLE leather always looking beautiful!
Sad that house dress/nap dress season is over? Think again! This is the WINTER HOUSE DRESS. Yassss. It’s soft also warm for how lightweight it looks because it’s lined–the double layers definitely make a difference in the warmth factor. Looks so cute with booties to dress it up for a night out but would also be great for work! Also available in black! (You can see how I styled it and more details over here and also my reel on it here!) Truthfully part of me is sad that it’s going to be 80 degrees in Lisbon because that’s just a LITTTTLE too toasty for this dress. (Again, the lining adds warmth!) 😂 It’s such a great one. I know I’ll get a lot more wear out of it when I get home, though! (Update I just saw the temp is dropping to 70 one day…very tempted to throw it in…)
Sizing: Runs big. Size down. I wear XS.
Delilah Belt Bag: (Now $116!) Use code JESSKEYSANNI25 for 25% off through 10/9!
(Wearing above with the Jane dress). A great crossbody/belt bag option! This holds more stuff than the Karla Belt Bag (below, my other favorite ABLE belt bag!) but is still a very slim profile, which I love! (Makes it great for travel because it takes up no room!) I love the easy access magnetic closure and the secret zipper pocket on the side that rests against your body, making it perfect for a passport or ID while traveling!
Bailey jean jacket: (First + Left photos) Now $112.50! Use code JESSKEYSANNI25 for 25% off through 10/9!
The Bailey is ABLE’s version of the classic, timeless jean jacket. It’s not cropped, it’s not long–it’s just right! It’s very soft denim, just like the Merly (below), but with a shorter fit and no distressing. The denim is a beautiful classic blue that’s easy to pair with anything.
Sizing: I went with a small and it’s fitted. If you’d like it a little more relaxed than it fits me here, you could size up. I would not size down. Read more on the Bailey jacket in this blog post!
The Merly jean jacket: (Last + Right photos and also above worn with the Jane maxi dress) Now $93! Use code JESSKEYSANNI25 for 25% off through 10/9!
I will admit at first I wasn’t sure if the Merly jacket was going to be too distressed for me, but after asking you all on IG stories if you had it and what your thoughts were–and you all convinced me to give it a try–I’m so glad I did! (Note: they’ve since added a “clean” version with no rips!)
It’s definitely more distressed than the classic jean jacket, but it’s not too much once you have the jacket on and see it with the rest of your outfit. It’s a more relaxed twist on the classic jean jacket, and a bit longer. Almost like a boyfriend jacket. It’s got a more vintage feel, it’s VERY soft and more comfortable, and I think it adds a little more personality to your outfits! It already feels like that homey, lived-in piece you’ve had and loved for years. You can read my full review of it over in this post.
Sizing: I personally found that I liked sizing up to a medium better because I wanted a more relaxed fit, but the small still looks cute! It just depends on how you want it to fit, but overall, the consensus among you guys was to go up a size.
Alem backpack: Now $213.75! Use code JESSKEYSANNI25 for 25% off through 10/9!
The most beautiful leather backpack! (Note, they have updated the design since I got mine–so the new design is more structured than what you see here, but still beautiful!)
It’s always my personal item when traveling and I often use it as a diaper bag, too!
It’s made of the prettiest leather that is also durable. And the kind that only gets better with time and wears. I love the minimalist design so it goes with everything and it’s really comfortable. The adjustable straps are padded and wide, meaning they never dig into your shoulders or hurt your back! The color I have is the cognac color. But it also comes in a dark whiskey brown or black leather!
There are two different roomy interior compartments (including a laptop sleeve big enough for a 15″ laptop–one reviewer even said she fits TWO laptops in it!) two side pockets (large enough to fit my 32 oz hydro flask!) and one front-zip pocket. It has plenty of room for my giant DSLR camera, a change of clothes–you name it. Whatever you need it for–it’s awesome! My only knock is that it doesn’t have a zipper on both sides of the pockets, but the pro’s still outweigh that con.
Check out my full review in this post.
Karla Belt Bag: Now $101.25! Use code JESSKEYSANNI25 for 25% off through 10/9!
My friend Karla’s bag that she designed in partnership with ABLE! If you’re looking for a minimalistic belt bag that is very small and just enough to hold the essentials (phone, credit cards/ID, lip gloss) this is a great one! It’s very size inclusive (from petite to plus size and everything in between) and can be worn around the waist or across your body. It comes in lots of colors, has a magnetic closure and slots for credit cards. I think the black color is really versatile and can easily be dressed up, worn out to dinner, etc! This is also a really great bag for a trip, if you don’t need much on you and want something very secure and hands free! (I brought it to Ireland and Portugal this summer and have it with me again on this Lisbon trip!)
Like with all ABLE leather bags, you’ll want to apply leather conditioner every so often to keep it looking great!