I am pretty sure that yesterday was the first Monday that I haven’t shared a blog post since I launched All Dolled Up. And if you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you should: alldolledupblog), then you know I have been in Boulder cheering on my hubby at Cyclorcross Nationals. And while we had a really fun weekend, horrible roads plus a sick husband on the drive home meant having to unexpectedly stay the night in a hotel in the middle-of-nowhere Wyoming. So my apologies for missing yesterday!
But now that I am back, I wanted to share with you an amazing company called Raven + Lily. I love to shop fair trade and have shared quite a few fair trade finds and companies on the blog in the past, and so I thought it was important to share the ah-mazingness of Raven + Lily with all of you. Raven + Lily is a company founded by two women who wanted to use fashion and ethical design as a “a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women”. The necklace I am wearing in today’s post is a favorite of mine from their Ethiopian Collection and was created by HIV positive women from handmade beads made of melted bullet casings from previous war conflicts. Talk about a powerful statement necklace. You can read more about Raven + Lily here, and you can shop their incredibly gorgeous collection here, including designs from Ethiopia, Cambodia, and India. When we are so blessed to live in this great country, and live the lives that we do, I think it’s incredibly important to give back when we can and support companies that empower women around the globe…
Instagram Filter: Hudson
Jacket: Nordstrom (obsessed) | Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink (BEST tee’s ever) | Jeans: American Eagle (limited edition-sold out), similar, similar | Necklace: Raven + Lily, also loving this, and these | Bracelet: Juicy Couture (old), similar (and 40% off!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Pumps: Aldo (old), love these
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by!
One thought on “Raven + Lily”
Abby: I love that you have featured that amazing necklace from Raven & Lily with the social justice story behind it. Women like you (and your awesome mother who found that necklace, knew how good it would look on you, that you would love it, and gave it to you as a Christmas gift) empowering oppressed women in the third world can make a significant difference in the lives of these women. Few things (if any) will do more to make our world a better place than securing the release of oppressed women from their poverty and bondage and giving them access to an education and an opportunity lead lives of significance. Great job, Abby! I am very proud of you. Love, Dad