song of the day: 'true colors' by cyndi lauper
yesterday was a wonderful and busy day. it began by dropping off the kiddo at school, then running 8 miles. after i got cleaned up and had lunch, i went thrifting (and bought this bag and the loafers), then went to my shop. most of my afternoon at the shop was spent setting up for a really awesome event that we were hosting that evening. it was the 'siloam soiree' for the international princess project and punjammies (pajamma pants). this organization (ipp) is amazing. their mission is to go to india and rescue women out of sexual slavery and give them hope and a future by way of buying them out of prostitution and teaching them to sew. by teaching these women a skill, ipp gives them a chance of living free and restores their dignity. if you have a chance, i encourage you to check out their website. it's really a pretty cool thing.
anyway, we had a ton of people here in the shop to hear about ipp, buy punjammies, eat delicious indian food, get henna tattoos, and watch a fashion show. it was so super fun. i even got to model :) and i'm hoping to sell the punjammies here on a permanent basis. it makes a big difference when you can see the fabrics in person and touch what was made by the hands of women in india who were once in captivity. it's really impactful.
bag-vintage (it totally feels like a sofa! you know those ones i'm talking about, right? from the 70s?)
loafers-thrifted, dexters (i know, i just love these shoes)