Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dressember: Day 15

#Dressember Day 15.

As an update, the overall US and Canada #Dressember2013 campaign has already raised $65,000+ for International Justice Mission. To give you a scope of how exciting this is, consider that the goal for the campaign was originally set at $30,000... Woooo!

On a person note, today finds me $5 short of my $300 goal! A big fat THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me toward this goal. Daily selfies are not exactly my cuppa tea, but each donation (and facebook like) has made this all worth it. Thank you, all for your support! It means more than you'll know.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Dressember: Day 14

#Dressember Day 14 finds me having to transition a dress from running day errands to attending a night time holiday cocktail party.

It actually worked out easier than expected, except for the fact that I was wearing a SUPER night time outfit during the day for my daily photo shoot! Yikes! Jokes about "walks of shame" were definitely thrown out there.

See my #dressember2013 campaign here and click here for more info about Dressember. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Dressember: Day 13

#Dressember2013 Day 13: 

#Dressember founder, Blythe Hill, posted this along with her daily dressember post. 

"The hardest part of #Dressember, for me? Posting a photo of myself every day. Having the photos taken is one thing (NBD), wearing the dresses is fun (to me), but posting a selfie everyday is out of my comfort zone. The thing is, this campaign isn't about my comfort zone: this is about using the ubiquitous selfie/#ootd to draw attention to one of the biggest injustices happening in our world. Dressember is bigger than a dress, bigger than me, bigger than fashion: it's about joining together in the fight to #endslavery with @IJMhq" 

I couldn't agree more with Blythe. 13 days into dressember, I've found I do enjoy the creative aspect of dressing up (and making the effort to look like a real person). What's not so fun is posing for said photo and then sharing pictures of myself (JUST myself) online. Feels a little too self-indulgent for little ole me. That being said, I love that by dressing up and sharing my pictures, conversations are started and awareness is raised. Nothing could be more satisfying because Dressember is truly bigger than a dress!

Did you know fact of the day: Contrary to common assumption, human trafficking is not just a problem in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported all over the US. 

Let's do our part to stop human trafficking and sexual exploitation! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dressember: Day 12

A dear friend mentioned that because of my#dressember2013 posts, her friends have taken the time to read up about International Justice Mission and the work they do to combat human trafficking & end sexual slavery. 

THIS is exactly why I chose to participate in Dressember. It's not just a quirky style challenge, but also a means to raise awareness (& funds) and get a conversation started! 

That just about made my month! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dressember: Day 11

#Dressember2013 Day 11.

Curious about the work of International Justice Mission? Some amazing Ijm survivor stories can be found here

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dressember: Day 10

#Dressember2013 day 10.

Spotted the holiday ribbon/decoration and decided to try for a more angelic angle?
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