How to Thrift for Spring Trends

I’m planning a more in-depth post about this Spring’s trends and where you can shop for fair trade and ethical clothing to fit the trends, but Saturday I went thrift store shopping with a couple friends, and I’m super excited about what I found! Using Pinterest for inspiration and to narrow my focus, I came home with two tops that are exactly what I wanted.

Stripes

Stripes are a major trend this spring! As you know, I’m addicted to stripes, so I’m looking forward to seeing them everywhere. After my last closet clean out and reading The No Brainer Wardrobe e-book, I’ve been hunting for a black and white striped top. I pinned these to my style boards, and kept my eyes peeled for something similar:

Source: arielleeliseblog.com via Emily on Pinterest

When I saw this BCBC tee on the rack at Savers, I snatched it up.

However, after trying it on and debating with myself for some time, I decided not to get it. Mainly because then I saw this:

It’s a little too big, unfortunately, but nothing I can’t fix. I’m going to use a similar alteration method I used on my bridesmaid dress last summer, and use a well fitting tee as a guide.

The fabric is in perfect shape, and although it’s a little thick, I think I’ll be able to wear it a few times before summer, and then all through fall and winter. I’m positive it will become my new favorite top.

Lace

Another popular trend that I LOVE this spring is lace. I’ve been pinning lacy dresses and tops like crazy, which was the inspiration behind this DIY Embellished Lace Dolman.

I also pinned these lacy items on my boards that I wanted to find something similar at Savers:

Source: etsy.com via Emily on Pinterest
Source: rstyle.me via Emily on Pinterest

This gorgeous New York & Company sweater caught my eye:

I loved the color and the lace right away, but I was a little unsure about the puffed sleeves. In the end, I decided they didn’t bother me enough to not get it. It will be perfect for a date night with skinny jeans and my blue ballet flats, or adding a pop of color to a little black dress.

Totally unrelated to spring trends, I also found these:

Total spent: $19.54. I call that a success!

To recap:

  1. Use Pinterest to save your style inspiration. Identify aspects of your pins that you like, such as color, sleeve length, pattern, fabric, etc. 
  2. Shop your thrift stores with an open mind. Does this fit some of the aspects of your pins? Does it fit well enough to be worth it, or will it just sit in your closet unworn? If it needs minor alterations, are you willing to do it yourself or take it to someone who will? Ask yourself these questions to avoid bringing home something that might be a good deal, but you won’t actually wear.

What spring trends are you excited about? What have you recently scored at your thrift store? Share it in the comments!

Beauty Find Friday: Spring Giveaway!

Today the sun’s peeking in an out of rain clouds, and right now the wind is whistling around the apartment. This definitely feels like spring! On Sunday afternoon, Brian and I enjoyed the weather with a stroll ’round the park. 

lipstick c/o Radiant Cosmetics, necklace c/o Noonday Collection, tee:Lof,  sweater: old, Forever21
The main reason we were at this particular park is to check out the field. Brian got the job of head coach for the baseball team of a local Christian school! I couldn’t be more proud. I know he’s going to do a great job, and he’ll really love it. I also asked Brian to take a few pictures of me modeling my new necklace. 
jeans: Old Navy, shoes: GAP
From looking at it, you would never guess that this necklace is made from paper beads! The beads are rolled and painted by hand by artisans in Uganda. Because of the opportunity to work for Noonday Collection, these artistans are earning enough to provide for their families, send their kids to school, and leave lives of exploitation on the streets. 
I was thrilled to receive a hard copy version of Noonday’s lookbook along with this Shalom necklace, which also comes in yellow. As you know from the Fashion for Freedom series, this is a company I absolutely love.
Noonday Collection’s Spring Lookbook features stunning photos of their trendy, stylish fair trade products, but also intersperses true stories of how fair trade employment has changed the lives of the artisans. I was especially touched by Ruth’s story. 

One of our artisans, Ruth, is resilient and full of joy. She was orphaned at age 6 and sent to be a servant in her oldest stepsister’s home. Her step sister died when Ruth was 10, and Ruth became the caretaker of her sister’s three small children. After several years, she left for the city to try and find a new life. Sadly, she met a life of exploitation. Her reality changed when she went to church for the first time and the pastor told Ruth she could come live with their family. This same pastoer helped solidify her new job with our Ugandan group.  

This necklace might have been made by Ruth.

If you really want to get choked up, look at the back page of the lookbook. Pictures of some of the families’ whose adoptions have been aided through the 10% of trunk show sales from Noonday cover the back! Noonday advocates for orphans by: 
  • “Providing jobs that create a pathway out of poverty for families. A stable income means a family is less likely to abandon their child.
  • Help families raise money for their own adoptions. We give 10% of trunk show sales directly to the adoptive family when they host a trunk show.
  • Aside from donating 10% towards qualified adoptive families, Noonday Collection also gives towards orphan care and prevention. Watch the video to see one of our beneficiaries.
  • The dream: Take YOU on a trip to visit artisans and visit orphans in their distress.”

Giveaway

Noonday Collection is a fair trade company with a passion for style and people. I’m so excited to be able to give away $50 toward any Noonday products today!
Here’s a few of their products on my wishlist: 
Many Ways bag. Clutch, cross body, and reversible!
Are you ready to win?! Enter using the raffelcopter widget below (email subscribers, you’ll have to click over to the blog to enter). 

This giveaway ends next Friday. I’ll contact the winner by email, and they’ll have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. 
Check out the entire gorgeous lookbook for ideas for that spending money!

Fashion For Freedom Closet Update

After my 31 day series last October of wearing only ten items all month and blogging about ethical fashion, I set a goal of downsizing my wardrobe to 100 items. To recap, when I started the series, I counted all the clothing in my drawers and closet except for socks and underwear, and came to a total of 354. By the end of the month, that number had dropped to 252. My goals going forward were as follows:

  • I’ll look for fair trade products first. 
  • If a fair trade option isn’t available, I’ll look for a used item from thrift stores or eBay. 
  • If I can’t find it there, I’ll buy it from a company that has a higher Free2Work grade or is made in the USA/Canada/Europe. 
  • I’ll buy less so that I can buy better. 
  • I will invest in multi-tasking pieces and high quality ethically made products that will stand the test of time.
  • I’ll continue to go through all of my clothes every season and objectively pare it down. 
  • My goal is to shrink my closet down to 100 items. I’ll continue to sell off and donate my clothing, anytime I buy or receive clothing as a gift, something else has to go. That’s going to be really hard. 
  • I will be a conscious consumer, thinking about the people behind the barcode who are affected by my purchasing decisions. 
And, I’ll keep the Fair Trade Pledge. 

“I pledge to consume responsibly. I recognize that as a consumer, my buying power matters. I understand that each product I purchase plays a role in a larger narrative, affecting the life of an individual. Because of this, I will do my best to purchase products that have been made by hands that are treated fairly. I will seek to support supply chains that treat farmers and workers fairly and demand the assurance that items I buy have been made responsibly from start to finish. This means no tolerance for child or slave labor, dangerous working conditions or substandard pay. I will no longer support systems of oppression and will insist that companies I trust operate with a conscience.”

So, now it’s February, four months later, and time for an update! 

It’s still hard to buy less so that I can buy better. It’s also still hard to get out of the mindset of just buying cheap clothes because they’re a good deal, when A, I don’t need them, and B, there’s a very high chance they’re made in less than desirable conditions. I’m still learning to rethink how I view pricing, and realize that cheaper prices often mean less pay for those involved in making it. 

Getting rid of old items whenever I get something new is also a challenge. Especially last Christmas, when I received a couple sweaters and some shoes. Eventually, I parted with a couple sweaters and a pair of shoes I didn’t wear as often anymore. 
Shopping at thrift stores like Savers and Goodwill helps a lot with keeping clothing affordable. Speaking of Savers and Goodwill, a couple weeks ago I finished selling on ebay and took the leftovers to Savers. Then I purchased the ebook, The No Brainer Wardrobe, and now I have another “donate” pile waiting to go. As a result of all this purging and pairing down, I’ve accomplished two things: 
  • The total from selling my clothes and a few donations from friends on eBay came to $81! After fees and shipping costs, all the rest was donated to Polaris Project, 4 the 1, and Not For Sale
  • 108. The new total of clothing items in my wardrobe!!!
I’ll confess, there’s been many times I’ve despaired of ever reaching 100 items and having anything left to wear. But seriously, 108 doesn’t feel much different from 352, except that it’s easier and faster to get ready in the morning without all the unnecessary and unworn clothing clogging my space! 
If you’re curious about why and how I wore ten items for an entire month, or you’d like to know where to shop for ethical fashion, I recommend you start with this post that contains all the links to the entire month long series. 
And if you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my Fashion for Freedom board, where I still share fair trade fashion finds and articles. 
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement! Believe it or not, it’s not as hard as you might think to make a dent in human trafficking. You can make a difference, and I hope you’ll take the time to learn about the issues and support companies with a conscience, because it’s so worth it!

Style: Two Romantic Valentine’s Day Looks

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge your feminine side with pink, frills, and sparkle.

Sweet Pink Valentine's Day

Racerback dress / Mid heel wedge / Heart ring / Earrings / Emi Jay hair accessory /Radiant Cosmetics

This romantic frock, ring, and shoes are all from Ruche, one of my favorite places to online window shop. These earrings from Hovey Lee on Pure Citizen are ethically made using fair trade and recycled materials in LA, and they’ll add some “frosting” to your outfit. The lipstick and blush are both from Radiant Cosmetics, and proceeds fight human trafficking.

Pretty in Peach Valentine's Day Look

Women’s retro, modest dresses / Chain necklace / Earrings / Lucky Brand yellow gold jewelry / Women’s retro, modest dresses

How lovely is this dress from Shabby Apple?! I love the layer of lace, and I love that a percentage of proceeds provides micro loans to women in third world countries. I think this glittery bow necklace (Go Jane), statement ring (Shabby Apple), and pearl earrings (Hovey Lee on Pure Citizen) are the perfect accessories for it.  These shimmery pumps, also from Shabby Apple, are perfect for any special occasion.

How are you planning to spend Valentine’s Day? Even if you’re staying home, I hope you have fun adding a little sparkle and pink to your outfit in celebration of the day!

Inspiration: Carry On Closet

Remember Fashion for Freedom? I’m still working on cutting my closet to 100 items. I’m having some trouble figuring out how to have a wardrobe that works for multiple seasons and occasions. When I saw these videos posted by the Ethical Fashion Forum of Antithesis‘ new line of versatile, ethical clothing, they totally inspired to rethink how my clothes can be worn together. Plus, I always enjoy stop motion videos!

Carry On Closet from Antithesis on Vimeo.

“Whether it is for business, studies or simply leisure, nowadays many of us travel extensively. With the strict one-bag policy reinforced by low-cost airlines, the need for a compact and versatile wardrobe is becoming essential. Carry On Closet is a transeasonal capsule collection of multi-functional pieces that can be worn in countless different ways. A cape becomes a one-shoulder top or a skirt, a dress transforms into a top, a coat unzips into a crop jacket or even a waistcoat. Effortlessly stylish and practical, it all fits in a cabin-size suitcase. Bon voyage!”

 My favorite: the bag that turns into a rolling carry on suitcase.

Are you doing any travelling this season? What size suitcase do you take to fit everything you need?

Where Do We Go From Here?

This is the last day of Fashion for Freedom. So now what?

I sincerely hope you’ve been inspired to take action this month. Change starts with educating yourself about human trafficking and ethical fashion, and I believe lasting change comes as the result of small steps with big impact. Here’s a few steps that we’ve discussed this month:

1. Look inside your closet, finding out where your clothes are made. 
2. Discover your slavery footprint.
3. Choose fair trade items when shopping.
4. Download the Free2Work app to find the most ethical companies by industry. 
5. Shop with companies who put your money to good use. Here’s lists for casual clothing, special occasion clothing, cosmetics, and jewelry, and shoes, children’s, underwear, and more
You can go a step further by keeping up with news about human trafficking and ethical fashion. Sign up for newsletters from local or national organizations, or follow their Facebook pages. I recommend: 
As for me, here is my plan going forward:
  • I’ll look for fair trade products first. 
  • If a fair trade option isn’t available, I’ll look for a used item from thrift stores or eBay. 
  • If I can’t find it there, I’ll buy it from a company that has a higher Free2Work grade or is made in the USA/Canada/Europe. 
  • I’ll buy less so that I can buy better. 
  • I will invest in multi-tasking pieces and high quality ethically made products that will stand the test of time.
  • I’ll continue to go through all of my clothes every season and objectively pare it down. 
  • My goal is to shrink my closet down to 100 items. I’ll continue to sell off and donate my clothing, anytime I buy or receive clothing as a gift, something else has to go. That’s going to be really hard. 
  • I will be a conscious consumer, thinking about the people behind the barcode who are affected by my purchasing decisions. 
And, I’ll keep the Fair Trade Pledge. 

“I pledge to consume responsibly. I recognize that as a consumer, my buying power matters. I understand that each product I purchase plays a role in a larger narrative, affecting the life of an individual. Because of this, I will do my best to purchase products that have been made by hands that are treated fairly. I will seek to support supply chains that treat farmers and workers fairly and demand the assurance that items I buy have been made responsibly from start to finish. This means no tolerance for child or slave labor, dangerous working conditions or substandard pay. I will no longer support systems of oppression and will insist that companies I trust operate with a conscience.”

Will you join me? Sign the pledge here. 

In conclusion, there are several people I’d like to thank. 
First, the people who believed in this series enough to sponsor it:
Thank you all so much!
And secondly, those who have gone above and beyond to encourage me and get involved with this series: 
  • Tara, for letting me bounce ideas off of you, telling everyone about the series, and your real life support, encouragement, enthusiasm, and friendship. 
  • Natalie,  Viviene, and Matilda Joyce, for faithfully reading, leaving encouraging comments, and sharing the series with others. 
  • My sister Elissa, for your enthusiastic texts, emails, phone calls, comments, Facebooking, and help this month. And Evi, I love you too!
  • Bailey, for your sweet email that brought me to tears more than once.
  • Natalie A., for all your tweets, favorites, and retweets. Thank you for your support!
Thank you, all of you, for your words and presence this month. It means everything to me! 

God is good! See you next month!

One Month and 10 Items Later

Well friends, tomorrow is the last day of this series! I started this month with 354 items in my closet and drawers and a burning desire to change. It hasn’t always been easy to write, or live, this series, but it has been worth it.

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Wearing ten things for a month taught me a great deal about myself. For instance, I learned that I derive a large part of my confidence and sense of acceptance from my appearance. I shared my fears and insecurities going into the ladies retreat several weeks ago, insecurities that resurfaced each Sunday when I donned the same dress I wore the week before, or when I wore a plain tee and jeans to a birthday party. Would people like me without my cute coordinated outfits? Will I fit in? Will people think I’m weird, radical, or self-righteous? 

Yes and no. I definitely alienated some people, just by being myself, and by talking about human trafficking and why I was wearing only 10 things. I’m sure some people do think I’m radical and self-righteous. I know some people don’t understand why this matters, or why it matters to me.

But I found out that I can deal with that. For each blank stare, polite nod, or change of subject, I had heart-felt comments, beautiful emails waiting in my inbox, and encouraging tweets to spur me onward from you, my faithful readers, and scripture passages that put it all into perspective at just the right time.

And I also learned that I am weird, and I am radical. I am standing for something. I’m putting my stake in the ground and owning it. I’m not here to get by, have a good time, or be happy. I am here to change the world. 

I’ve thought a lot about how I want people to think of me. At the beginning of the month, other’s opinions of me were a major source of anxiety. Do I really want people to think of me as someone whose outfits were always well put together, who looked like they had life together, and always looked cute? Is that what I want to be known for?

I realized that the people I most respect are people who don’t care about their appearance, but care deeply about loving others. They spend their days loving their kids, lending a listening ear for those who need it, supporting their husbands, sharing a home-cooked meal, and serving their church. Tara and Tammy, you are truly the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.

This quote attributed to Majorie Hinckley sums up the legacy I want to leave:

 “I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor’s children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.

31 Days of Fashion for Freedom. Who knows how God has used this series to bring freedom to those trapped in human trafficking? I know He has. 
He’s also used it to bring freedom to me. 
102. 
That’s how many items I’ve purged from my closet, or are waiting in line for the eBay auction.
I still have 252 items left, but it’s progress. I think a lot of the things I’ve learned about myself this month are going to take time to sift through and sort out, and while I’m working on myself, I’ll still be sorting through my closet too. 
Tomorrow is the last post of this series. It’s a little bittersweet. I’m looking forward to being able to wear other clothes, but I’ll also miss knowing exactly what I’d wear every day. 
I’ve been asked what I’ll wear November 1st, and I really don’t know. If I wear what I’ve most missed this month, it would be pajamas. 🙂 
Before this post ends, I want to remind you to enter the ethical fashion giveaway! There will be four winners, so your chances are pretty good. I hope you win!
Also, I found out that eBay will only allow new sellers to list a certain number of items in each category, and I maxed out Women’s Clothing yesterday. They should really tell you these things beforehand, because I would have listed all the best stuff first! Anyway, I won’t be able to add the rest until I make some sales and receive positive feedback. I’ll let you know when I put up new items, but check out what’s up for auction right now. 
I’ll see you tomorrow! 

Ethical Fashion Giveaway, and Charity Auction

Today is the big day! The charity eBay action launches today, AND our ethical fashion mega giveaway launches today.

Charity Auction

Today the Fashion for Freedom Charity Auction begins, where you’ll be able to bid on items from my closet and 100% of the proceeds will go to anti-trafficking organizations, Polaris Project and 4 the 1. The auction will last for only three days! 

If you’re new to eBay shopping, here’s some helpful tips: 

I will be adding new items all day, so remember to check back. 

Here’s the link to the Fashion for Freedom Auction. Happy bidding!

Fashion For Freedom Giveaway

Now, on to the giveaway! Here’s what you could win:

Shabby Apple

Shabby Apple is giving away a $50 giftcard to their store!

Stop Traffic Fashion

STF is giving away one tee shirt. They recently added new designs, check them out!

Live FashionABLE

FashionABLE is giving away one scarf from their collections!

Noonday Collections

Noonday is giving away $50 credit for their store!

Four winners will be randomly chosen. The giveaway will end at midnight October 31st!


Enter using the Raffelcopter widget below (email subscribers may need to click over to view the widget).

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How to Bag Bargains (Not Junk) At Thrift Stores

If you think thrift store shopping is too overwhelming and too time consuming, you’re missing out. Might I remind you of the time I spent $41.96 for a haul with an estimated value of $384.92? That doesn’t happen every trip, but with patience and a good strategy, you will find thrift store shopping success.

My Zara blazer from the above mentioned shopping haul

Maybe you think of yourself as a savvy thrift store shopper already. How many of the items you’ve bought do you actually wear? Honestly, as I photographed the clothes and shoes for this Friday’s charity auction, I saw several of my thrift store finds in the mix. How do you balance getting a good deal with actually getting something you’ll wear? In other words, how do you bag bargains instead of just bringing home “stuff”?

You need a plan. A strategy. Refresh yourself or discover for the first time the basics of thrift store shopping, like when is the best time during the month to go, what NOT to buy, and how to think creatively. I’m not going to re-say what’s already been said, because whether you’re a newbie to thrifting or an expert, you’ll learn some new tips from these ladies, guaranteed.

Image: We Heart It

Master The Basics

  • 12 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping by Simple Mom. This post covers the basics, like finding out when sales are, knowing your brands, and how to shop with both a plan and an open mind.
  • Let’s Go Thrifting by The Girls With Glasses (video). How to scan the racks quickly, and make items work for you. 

Know Your Deal Breakers

If you know what to say no to before you get there, you’ll find it much less overwhelming, and you’ll bring home less junk. Know your deal breakers and stick to them! 

Do Your Research

Do you know what the trends are for fall? Find out before you go so you can keep an eye out for what’s in style. Research designer brands too, so you’ll know if you’re scoring a major steal. If you have a smart phone, you can look it up while you are shopping. 

Know Yourself And What You Really Need

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You must know what looks good on you, or you’ll be led astray by the cheap prices. Find out: 
Also, don’t allow yourself to end up with another bargain black skirt when you already have five. 
So, now you won’t be bringing home items that won’t get worn because they don’t fit well, aren’t the right colors for you, are stained, broken, or damaged, not your style, not comfortable, outdated, or you already own. That leaves you with clothes that flatter your figure, make you feel happy when you wear them, are on trend, fit your personal style, are things you actually need, and that save you money!
My mantra is this: “If I’m not crazy about it, don’t get it.” If it’s just ok, it meets some of my criteria but not all, I remind myself of my mantra and I know it’s ok to leave it. 
Arianne of Simple Design has a similar mantra: “The point isn’t to just bring tons of stuff into our homes. The point is to: surround ourselves with things we love, to spend less, and to reuse what is already out in the “system”.
Read the full series Here.

Of course, eBay is also a thrifty way of shopping and reusing what’s already out there. I hope you’ll shop with me on Friday to support anti-trafficking organizations Polaris Project and 4 the 1!

Did you learn anything new about thrift store shopping today? What tips would you add? Share them with us in the comments!

Where to Buy Ethical Shoes, Accessories, Underwear, and Children’s Clothes

Last Friday we discussed Where to Buy Ethical Casual Clothing, yesterday I shared links to Where to Buy Special Occasion Clothing, Jewelry, and Cosmetics, and today I’m going to list resources for “everything else.” Not quite everything, but children’s clothes, accessories, underwear, and shoes.

But first, I read something today that touches on the question most of us are thinking: how can we afford to buy fair trade items? A reader asked the author of Seven, An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess (a book that greatly influenced this month’s series) Jen Hatmaker, this question:

How do you balance purchasing organic / local / made in America items versus the higher cost of those items? We want to be eating and purchasing the quality items but what I spend on them in a month (not even in excess) is what someone in a third world country could live on for a year.

Agreed. I honestly found a balance, because though organic and Fair Trade is more costly, I also quit buying a bunch of other garbage (and some I continue to purchase, because, you know, FOR THE MOST PART). I find “Made in America” not so cost-prohibitive at places like Old Navy and several Target brands. And again, if we buy in equal quantity as we ever have but with high-integrity brands, we might go into the poorhouse. This is where “lower consumption” comes into play. Buy less, buy better.

Read the rest of the Q&A with Jen here. 

Jen summed up nicely my new approach to buying clothing. Buy less, buy better!

Children’s Clothing

Matilda Jane Clothing

Shabby Apple: I mentioned this in the last post, but Shabby Apple also sells adorable little girls dresses*, and is expending to pre-teen clothes.

War Chest: the War Chest Boutique sells fun purses, bibs, aprons, dolls and toys for children, and also adult aprons, some apparel, scarves, and jewelry.

Matilda Jane Clothing: For unique, whimsical dresses, tops, skirts and bottoms, and accessories, this is the place. Right now they only have clothing for little girls, but boys are on the agenda, and they also have some fun pieces for moms. Matilda Jane recently partnered with our friend Noonday Collections!

Thrift Stores: Since kids grow fast, shopping at your local thrift stores is a great budget friendly way to shop ethically and support your local community!

Accessories

Raven + Lily

There are just so many companies that sell scarves, purses, hats, and that sort of thing, I’m going to keep this list simple:

 

Underwear

Good and Fair Clothing

Shoes

Toms– Tom’s shoes are fair trade, and each purchase provides a pair of shoes to someone in need. Toms sells shoes in womens, mens, youth (5+ years) and tiny (0-5 years) sizes. Besides the classic canvas Toms, they sell special occasion varieties, and even a line of campus colors to show your school pride.
Groobs– Groobs also gives a pair to a child in need, but they take a step further and allow you to pick a charity to give 50% of the proceeds to! They also come in sizes for the whole family.
* affiliate link
Whew! This is the last of the “where to buy” posts, but I will continue to update the Fashion for Freedom Pinterest board, so if you’re on pinterest, check it out!
Also, this week only, Sevenly is selling tees and totes to fund an undercover brothel rescue! Find out more and see the tees here. 
And another reminder, this FRIDAY is the Fashion for Freedom Charity Auction, where you’ll be able to bid on items from my closet and 100% of the proceeds will go to anti-trafficking organizations, Polaris Project and 4 the 1. Mark it on your calendars!
Of course, you won’t want to miss our super-awesome-mega giveaway after that! Be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, or email so you don’t miss it. Tomorrow and the day after I’m going to share ideas for shopping ethically: refashioning what you already have, and how to shop at thrift stores.
Do you know of any other resources I didn’t mention in this post? Share them with us in the comments!