The @thegoodtrade recently shared an insightful piece on the intersection of feminism and fashion. I’ve linked the article in my bio and highly recommend reading. If you’ve followed me along this journey, you’ve heard me say often that fashion can and should be a force for good. And as the title of the article states, “The industry perpetuating poverty is also the most powerful force to change quality of life for women globally.” The question I am wrestling with today is, can I call myself a feminist and support brands that enslave or disempower women? #foodforthought
A new blog post is up, and it has nothing to do with ethical fashion or clothing. It is, however, an honest summation of my recent thoughts/feelings regarding social media. I hope you’ll take the time to read and share your feedback. 🙏 Link in bio.
Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re enjoying this long weekend with friends and family. We’ve had the most relaxing time here in the Northeast. More details to come in a blog post.
This sweater I’m wearing was purchased at my favorite local consignment store @clementinerva. Throughout this pregnancy, I’ve been trying to buy things that I can wear after giving birth. Hard to believe this is the last week of my 2nd trimester!
Today we explored the idyllic gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs. These colorful houses date back to the 1800’s, and were originally built by members of the Methodist Church community as a part of their campgrounds. Many of the homes have been passed down through generations.
When you are nearly six months pregnant, and you find a dress that makes you feel beautiful - you celebrate! 🎉 Today on the blog, I’m highlighting some of my favorite online vintage shops (link in bio). I have also tagged a few in the picture. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 💕
Happy Wednesday! Busy week prepping for an upcoming presentation and our babymoon (where has time gone?). We will be headed to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Newport RI next week, and I’d love your recommendations! 💕
What a special day it was celebrating the woman I admire most. She has set a high bar for me as a soon-to-be mother. For example, this dress I’m wearing was handmade by her! She relearned the process of sewing due to my frustrations with maternity clothing. Thank you, Mom. 💕
It’s 90° today here in Richmond, and my pregnant self is not ready for all of this heat. 😓 So happy I found this linen dress @shopatdarling. I’m sure I’ll be wearing a lot of linen this summer. I’ve been working on a blog post, but have been sidetracked due to making big decisions like home buying. I’ll keep you posted! 😬
Took a break from posting over the weekend, but wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in @fash_rev week. Our @ethicalstyleco team was thrilled to bring this movement to Richmond, VA, and we look forward to continuing the conversation around #whomademyclothes . 💕
In an effort to promote more transparency in the fashion industry, we are asking our favorite brands to tell us who made our clothes. Today I’m asking one of my favorite brands, @peopletreeuk, #whomademyclothes ? We only have a few more days left of Fashion Revolution Week. Have you asked your favorite brand who made your clothes? Be sure and tag us if you do!
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” — Coco Chanel
For me, this quote puts things into perspective. It goes beyond our sartorial expression to a much deeper, holistic view of the world in which fashion exists.
Sneak peek of an upcoming blog post this week.
On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed killing more than 1,100 people and injuring thousands more. Most of the victims were women. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated event, but rather a symptom of the systemic issues caused by the overconsumption of fashion. Today, five years later, we remember these victims and stand with the @fash_rev movement to ask our favorite brands, #whomademyclothes ? Will you join us?
Fashion Revolution Week is here! 📣Let your voice be heard by asking your favorite brands #whomademyclothes . All you need to do is take a picture of the label on one of your garments and tag the brand. Not wanting to go the social media route? No problem, take a look at my stories for a sample letter that you can email the brand. When consumers demand, brands listen so let’s all do our part to demand more transparency out of the labels we love. 💕