June 8, 2011 — Victoria / Justice Pirate
I wanted to let you all know that I haven’t bought a dress since my Easter dress (which I bought on April 4th). Thankfully someone did an etsy shop dress-trade with me and I won a giveaway so that I do have a few outfits left for now. I am selling practically all my clothes (other than select favorites and ones to wear each day in the week). Now you might be asking WHY???? or wondering what is going to happen to my fashion blog. . . So I will tell you.
Many of you have known that I have talked about how much my heart goes out to girls and boys who are forced into prostitution or sexual exploitation as well as many men, women, and children who are forced to work very hard labor with little to no pay (and often with a lot of abuse and no education granted). A lot of what our country sells in stores are slave made, as much as people don’t like to think about that or admit to it. I feel guilty every time I spend money even on vintage things. My husband is the bread winner and we usually get by each month with our bills and we are not frivolous ever (and only buy what groceries we’ll eat within a week). I am really glad that we don’t have much but we have so much more than these slaves who have NOTHING and suffer so much hardache!
My focus with our money has to go to my children’s education (I homeschool my older son who is finishing Pre-K this week, Kindergarten materials have been bought already to prepare him). Also I am going to be an Aunt/God-mother in a month (which I had bought some cute vintage dresses for her!) Because of these facts of where my focus is going to be going (to help the victims and my own family), I wanted to stop buying clothes completely and either borrow clothes from other people or make my own (which I have low patience to do, but will try in time. I never made dresses ever, just a petticoat slip). I want to start making my own things in general.
This means that if you have size small modest clothes (I can give you my measurements in an email) that I could borrow for a time (and I will send them back within 2 weeks, as I am a woman of my word) or if you run your own Vintage shop and want some photos of some of your clothing items, I will take photos of myself in your clothes so you can sell them using the photos I take and I will return them to you (and this can help promote your own blog or shop!!). If you suddenly see that I am not posting outfits every week any longer, it is because I ran out of clothes! If you are interested in helping me do this to help spread awareness of human trafficking in which 27 million people per year suffer from.
please E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely with deep love towards the oppressed,
I wore this dress long ago on my blog when I only had about 30 people following me (I might have actually deleted that entry). probably only 10 of you have seen it, although I have worn it a few times (and had to repair a ripped seam in the sleeve after months of pushing it aside).
Vintage 1950s Dress: Vintage Rose Clothing