Today's Everyday Fashion: Color Inspo

 
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I’m being super selective with purchases lately, and this skirt is not making the cut!! I wear the rainbow skirt below so much that I figured I’d wear this one a ton, too. But I don’t like how it looks with this top (too much volume), and the skirts are so similar that I can’t see ever reaching for the new over the old. How cute is this retro building in Orlando though? And hopefully this outfit provides some fun color inspo - lavender, red, yellow and chartreuse could make a super cute outfit!

Top: Rachel Roy/Macy’s, $35 (similar, plus)
Skirt: Forever 21, $25 (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: JCPenney, $14 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off Fifth, $51 (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $5 (similar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 4 years ago. Top is 3 years ago. Shoes, earrings are last year. Skirt is new.

Eden & Ivy T-Shirt in Four Colors

 
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We’re rolling out one more item from my new fair trade clothing line, Eden & Ivy, this week! It’s the most simple item in the collection - a v-neck tee that comes in 4 neutral colors. Simple tees are a must in my closet because without them, I couldn’t make my statement pieces work!

So what does this t-shirt have that others don’t? 1. The quality is outstanding! You will not find a softer, thicker, more luxurious t-shirt in this price range. 2. You get all the good vibes knowing that the women who made your shirt (survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal) were paid a fair wage - something that is unfortunately not true with so many of our clothing purchases.

If you’re in the market for a great v-neck - be sure to check out the Rose tee in all four colors!

Pink tee
Olive tee
White tee
Cool gray tee

Which color is your favorite?

Sneak Peek at My New Fair Trade Clothing Line!

 
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Somebody pinch me! Is this really happening?! If you’ve been reading my blog for very long then you know I’m passionate about two things:

  1. Having the time of your life with clothes on a budget (the audacity to enjoy yourself!)

  2. And ethically made clothes (because all humans deserve to be treated fairly!)

These two passions are often in direct opposition with one another, as ethically made clothing tends to be super plain (not my usual colorful style) AND super expensive! So I was beyond excited when Katie, the founder of Elegantees, asked if I would design a spring/summer clothing collection to try to fill this hole in the market. Today’s post features a top that has not just one but THREE ruffles on the sleeve, is super soft, and only $44 - PLUS it was handmade by survivors of sex-trafficking in Nepal, who were paid fair wages. Yes, I think I have died and gone to heaven, officially. You can pre-order this top now, and I’ll be sharing more styles over the next month as the collection officially launches in May! xoxo, J.

Top: Eden & Ivy, $44 (fair trade)
Jeans: Levi’s/Amazon, $59 (same, same)
Shoes: JustFab, $30 (similar, similar)
Necklace: NM Last Call, $21 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Jeans, necklace are last year. Purse, shoes are recent. Top is new.

 

Eden & Ivy
by jeanette johnson
Author and founder of J’s Everyday Fashion takes ethical fashion into new territory. Because making responsible choices shouldn’t require style sacrifice.
THOUGHTFUL DESIGN
Designs as unique as you, with fabrics made of organic fibers or dead-stock materials.
MADE WITH DIGNITY
Providing a positive source of income that reinforces independence and a confidence that restores lives.
Sewn in Nepal with love by: Sarita

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Top: Eden & Ivy, $44 (fair trade)
Pants: Forever 21, $30
Shoes: Express, $42 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Etsy, $36
Earrings: Jane, $5 (similar)
Purse: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes, earrings are last year. Pants, purse are recent. Top and necklace are new.

Today's Everyday Fashion: The New Casual Friday

 
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“You should buy that.” I was trying on this shirt - over my clothes, in the middle of the store - when a passerby encouraged me to buy it. And that’s exactly what I did! Because I love how much this outfit is both a work look (dress pants and a collared shirt, technically) but the shape is so on-trend. Other selling points were the fabric (100% cotton) and price (under $20). And I love having another way to wear my favorite pants of late (below)!

Top: Forever 21, $18
Pants: Macy’s, $62
Shoes: JustFab, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $10 (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Earrings are last year. Pants, shoes, and purse are recent. Top is new.