Dressember 2017: Week 3 and 4

As you may have noticed, the rest of December kind of got away from me.  Tis the season, right?  I still wanted to share all the rest of my Dressember pictures though.  This year ended up being pretty tough.. a few days before Christmas, almost all of us came down with a stomach bug and I didn’t wear the dress one of the days.. mostly because I could barely move.. and yet still had to feed and care for a toddler and a pre-schooler haha any extra energy I had went to that, and not into getting dressed and taking a photo 😉  But I wore it the rest of the time, and here are the last two weeks (plus) of The Dress.

cardigan: thrifted // mug: Starbucks

shirt: second hand // leggings: thrifted // socks: Joe Fresh // necklace: Whimsy & Wild

socks: American Apparel // shirt: Bluenotes

sweater: second hand // socks: American Apparel // Necklace: King Renly’s Loot

sweater: Winners // tights: American Apparel // Necklace: Prairie Wire Designs

shirt: thrifted // socks: Target // necklace: KR Loot (please note, I didn’t leave the house on this day haha these bare legs would have froze!!)

Socks: American Apparel // shirt: Tharnzie

sweater: thrifted // tights: Joe Fresh //

sweater: thrifted // tights: gift

shirt: American Eagle // headband: Lanie’s Closet //

this is my *sad Christmas is over* face 😉
scarf: H&M // socks: American Apparel // shirt: thrifted

sweater: thrifted // leggings: Sweetlegs

shirt: thrifted // socks: American Apparel // scarf: Alysalovely Littles

​LAST DAY!! socks: American Apparel

And there you have it! Another Dressember wrapped!  Though the dress has been put away (for a while), you can still donate until the end of January (my page is here!) and please think about participating next year <3

xoxo.
Alysa

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Dressember 2017: Week 2

dress: Forever 21 // sweater: thrifted // hairband: Aldo Accessories // necklace: KR LOOT

skirt: Le Chateau // cardigan: thrifted // belt: thrifted // necklace: Wild & Whimsyy // shoes: Target

socks: American Apparel // shoes: thrifted // scarf: Alysalovely Littles

leggings: sweetlegs // shirt: thrifted // bow: The Bowed Doe

shirt: thrifted

sweater: thrifted // leggings: Sweetlegs

shirt: thrifted // socks: Forever 21

leggings: Sweetlegs // sweatshirt: thrifted // necklace: Prairie Wire Designs

This week was a little bit rough. I was sick, babies decided to wake up super early and be super fun very early a few mornings.  It feels like Christmas is tomorrow and I’m not ready yet. You know… mom stuff?
But I continued to wear the dress.  It’s a simple thing, and a choice that I have the freedom to make.  Continuing to wear the dress is my way of standing up for what is going on all over the world.  To put a stop to the thousands and thousands of women and girls (mostly) who are being taken from their homes and forced into sexual slavery.

This week, I read a story about a little orphan girl who was adopted legally into a family in North America, only for the family to find out later that this little girl was not an orphan at all.  That the little girl was taken from her family and held in what was described as a jail and given very little and kept hungry.  And when her parents tried to get her back, they were told they needed to pay a ridiculously high fee for how the “orphanage” cared for her/room and board.  None of the kids in the orphanage were actually orphans. They were just being kept from their parents who could not afford to pay an exorbitant fee to get their child back.  This is a new kind of human trafficking that I hadn’t heard of before, but it is going on all over the world.

I will not sit down until this isn’t happening anymore.  please consider donating to the cause here!

xoxo,
Alysa

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Unicorn Love: More for Littles

Who is ready for some more magical UNICORN items? I know I literally always am!  There were so many totally adorable things for kids, that I had to split it into two posts to share everything I love that I found on Etsy.  So, here is the other unicorns for kids post! Enjoy <3

01 //  Unicorn Party Dress by December Baby
How cute is this dress? I wish we had a magical unicorn party to go to so I could get this for my daughter!  I love the fabric, and I love the cut of the dress. It’s so stinkin’ cute!

02 // Pastel Blue Unicorn Necklace
I’m sorry if every single one of these items just say “THIS IS SO CUTE” at the beginning of the description but I’m also NOT sorry because THIS IS SO CUTE!! I would wear this necklace myself, maybe get a matching one for my kid haha… maybe 😉

03 // Unicorn Minky Baby Blanket
Who wants a unicorn themed baby room? Honestly, I’m surprised I didn’t think of that before just now.  I wonder how into that theme my daughter would be for her room… or else, I could just incorporate unicorns into my son’s Harry Potter themed room.  hmm… good idea, or GREAT idea? 😉 ANYWAY, Minky is one of the softest fabric known to man and this blanket would be adorable in any baby room, unicorn themed or not.

04 // Unicorn Counting Clip Cards
This would be so fun for my daughter, seriously. These cards would be a great way to learn how to count for kids, and feature the sweetest little unicorns.  It’s a win win 😉

05 // Large Unicorn Plush with Rainbow Hair
This crocheted stuffy is so sweet.  Again, this would be totally adorable in a unicorn themed room.  Or on any kids (or adults) bed.

06 // Unicorns Flutter Sleeve Shirt
This outfit is adorable! I would put my daughter in this ALL the time as a little one.  The print is cute, and I love the fluttery little sleeves.  So sweet for any time of the year at all.  Seriously.

07 // Unicorn Bracelet
This bracelet is so cool! It is hand stamped and says “Everyday I’m sparkling” which is so obviously true. 😉 This would be so great as a part of any arm party.

08 // Pink & Gold Unicorn Stick Hobby Horse
These look like so much fun.  It gives kids the chance to pretend to ride a little horse around the house, but in this case that horse is a UNICORN. SO amazing and magical.  It’ll make any play-date sparkle.

what are your favourite unicorn things?

xoxo,
Alysa

 

 

 

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