the moral wardobe

the moral wardrobe: primarily patriotic

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I've always liked primary colors together; when I saw this shirt at the thrift store, I noted the nice colors and interesting cut, but didn't really notice that it screamed The Fourth of July until I put it on at home. I considered adding yellow to the outfit to move it away from the Team America feel, but in the end decided it was fine to look a little too patriotic for the day.

The past few weeks have been consistently good. Sure, there have been ups and downs (including a health scare that was quickly resolved), but I'm having such a good time at the coffee shop, hanging out with friends, singing in the choir, maintaining Platinum & Rust, and learning how to use twitter. I also had the opportunity to attend an interfaith community organizing rally on Monday and feel really encouraged by the work they're doing to improve the Charlottesville community for everyone. To top it all off, my boss gave me the go ahead to set up an informational booth for World Fair Trade Day this Saturday. I'll be serving samples of Equal Exchange coffee and answering questions about the fair trade process.

Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.

  • Top - thrifted

  • Dress (worn as skirt) - H&M

  • Shoes - vintage Minnetonka

  • Lip color - Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunkiest Chili


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the moral wardrobe: seasonless skirt

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Hooray for more outdoor photos. I consider myself an adequate photographer and I know my way around most manual settings on my DSLR, but taking self portraits outside is rather challenging. It can take forever to get the settings right and then the angle of the sun changes and I have to start over. But this skirt was made for light spring breezes, so I wanted to try to catch a little movement.

This is the Seasonless Skirt from Seamly.co that I mentioned a couple weeks ago when I introduced the company. I really wanted it because it reminds me of the skirt I wore in Anderson Area Children's Choir when I was 9. It was so stretchy and wonderful that I wore it into middle school. This one is also lightweight, slinky, and rather full. My only complaint is that it's a bit large around the waist and it's the smallest size they make in this style. I'm going to have to see if I can alter it (maybe I'll add some elastic to the waist seam?).

Seamly.co is offering free shipping on all orders until May 1 with code, MOVINGDAY.

Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.

  • Top - H&M

  • Skirt - Seamly.co

  • Shoes - Blowfish

  • Necklace - my mom's


*I purchased my own skirt for review, but did have access to a modest coupon code.

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the moral wardobe: perfect

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This 1990s skater dress has the perfect cut in every direction. Perfect wide v-neck, perfect low back, perfect curve to the skirt, french seam in back. I love it so much that when I saw a pink version of it on etsy, I almost bought it, and I don't even like pink.

It's funny how vintage sellers often market their products as one-of-a-kind when, in reality, they have no way of knowing that. If it originated in an era of mass production, another one's likely out there somewhere.

Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.

  • Dress - vintage

  • Cardigan - H&M

  • Shoes - Korks by Kork-Ease, won in giveaway


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