MY FAIR TRADE FASHION OUTFIT | Top: Victoria Road “Josephine Top” in Midnight Sequined Embroidery c/o (use coupon code “MOLLY20” for 20% off) | White Jeans: Old | Shoes: The Root Collective (use code “MOLLY15” for 15% off | Necklace & Earrings: Sseko Designs c/o (Use code “stillbeingmolly” for 15% off)
LILLY’SFAIR TRADE FASHION OUTFIT | Dress: Victoria Road c/o (Use coupon code “MOLLY20” for 20% off)
You likely recognize Lilly’s dress and my favorite, favorite top from Victoria Road – I’ve shared both of them on the blog in the last couple of months (here and here) – and Lilly and I just can’t stop wearing these fair trade fashion items! She asked me the other morning before church if we could “wear match” and wear our outfits together. TWIST MY ARM, WHY DON’T YOU, LIL? 🙂
Because I talk about the whole concept of #30Wears so much, I think it’s important to show different ways we wear fair trade fashion pieces in our closet. And honestly, that goes for both of us! I have had these white jeans for years and literally wear them 2-3 times a week. Since I got this Victoria Road bell sleeve top (which is so gorgeous… MY GOSH it’s gorgeous), I’ve worn it probably 8-10 times already. I like trying to make a piece that I love feel different just by switching out the bottoms or jewelry.
Lilly is at that stage of life where she just wants to wear a dress and she wants to be a princess all day, every day. I’m cool with it. She dresses herself almost every day and some days it’s something like this dress, and other days it’s an outfit that’s entirely mismatched and she throws a tutu on over top. Either way, it’s her style and I’m glad she feels confident!
I just want to teach my daughter what it means to be confident in herself, to be free to express herself through fair trade fashion and style if she wants, to dance in a dress in the middle of the sidewalk just because, and to laugh at the silly things and make funny faces with her brother. I want her to know why mommy cares about the people who make our clothing. I want her to know that kids all over the world should have the opportunity to just be kids.
And sure, it might seem silly that clothing might spur those conversations, but they do. When you purchase with purpose, clothing is a whole lot more than just a pretty shirt.
Now what about you? Do you love coordinating outfits with your kids? What about your kids? Do they love matching with you? Tell me something good today!