It's HERE! The Let it Shine Collection with Elegantees is HERE and shoppable……hurry before it sells out!There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.
How is that EVEN POSSIBLE? Let's talk about Human Trafficking. Trafficking mainly involves exploitation. This can come in many forms: forced prostitution, involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the creation of pornography. And before we assume this is only a third world problem…..HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM. The FBI has reported over 15,000 cases of humans being trafficking INTO the United States each and every year.
But the question is, what do we DO? How can regular moms, daughters, fathers, sons, grandparents, HUMANS make a difference when an issue seems so vast? It almost seems impossible.
This blog post is a long time coming. If you've been following along on social media, you know that I've been a part of a HUGE project for the last few months. My dear friend Molly and I teamed up with an amazing company……Elegantees to design our very own Let it Shine Collection (and yes, it even has kids' pieces)! Elegantees is an AMAZING company that not only makes just about the cutest tees in the world, but they provide employment, hope and encouragement to women in Nepal who have been rescued from human trafficking.
You guys know I'm a HUGE believer in speaking with your retail dollars. We share our priorities with how we spend our money. And this? Just about the easiest way to give back (plus you get some adorable clothes in return).
These dresses are a little girl's dream. No joke. They're soft, comfortable, TWIRLY. The Lilly has the cutest little keyhole neckline and the Lydia has POCKETS. They come in a variety of fun colors (and I have to say, my favorite might be the grey….it's PERFECT for year round wear). And the best part? NO tags.
The Lynda top is stunning right? That patterned fabric? It's a traditional Nepalese fabric called dhaka. I love the peplum hem of this top, it's SUPER flattering and perfect for wearing with shorts all summer long.
The Lauren dress is named after my sister, and it comes with a detached dhaka sash. Why is this a MUST buy? Because you can adjust the sash to be the most flattering on YOUR body type. For my pear shape? I wore it slightly above my natural waist.
The Donna Top is named after my mom….and let me tell you, this tunic WILL sell out. It's the perfect flattering length, and comes in a variety of stunning colors (the white is my favorite basic staple, but it also comes in a mint color I'm obsessed with).
The Bridgid Top is literally the PERFECT basic tee. I'm not going to lie, I packed the white version up in my suitcase and took it home from our trip to Raleigh where we shot the look book. And I've worn it about a million different ways. It's great for warm days with a fun pair of shorts and sandals, and I've worn it to work with simple, colored jeans.
The Cassie Top is named after Lydia's godmother. It's SUPER easy to wear multiple ways…..and that ruching? Totally flattering. I wore mine over my hips, but it can be worn higher up on a shorter torso.
The Abbi Top is summer perfection. Those ruffles? Aren't they fun? This shirt is cut on the narrow side, so I sized up (I normally wear a medium and this is a Large).
If you buy one piece in the Let it Shine Collection, the Erla dress is my FAVORITE. This dress is comfortable, flattering, has pockets, and will be something you wear year round. I mean look at that hemline!
Are you as excited about the Let it Shine Collection with Elegantees as I am? I can't WAIT to see what you guys buy!