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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About Leah

I have a vintage clothing company called Platinum & Rust (.com). I'm also passionate about fair trade and sustainability issues; I work at a fair trade, organic coffee shop and blog about sustainable fashion at StyleWiseGuide.com.
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One Response to the moral wardrobe: primarily patriotic

  1. Sonya Mann says:

    Hooray for happy developments! I always hate wearing red/white/blue together, even though without the patriotic association I would like the color combo. Too many complicated feelings about imperialism =/ But you look really cute!

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