When welcoming any new season, I tend to get a bit squirrely with my wardrobe. There’s never a shortage of voices announcing the latest must-have ankle boot or toting this fall’s newest cut of denim. For an unapologetic lover of getting dressed, there’s always the temptation to upgrade.
And while I do not believe in shopping for sport, the fact of the matter is this: sometimes, a small shift is in order.
Changing seasons bring change, after all. Last summer’s go-to nursing bra gets stored away with hope for later use. The work heels you click-clack in this fall might soon be shelved for Hokas.
For me, a shift in season almost always marks a slight shift in style, particularly in a phase of life where my own whims are braided into the ways of small children. In a short calendar year, the babies who once spit up daily onto our V-necks are now wiping their salami fingers onto our jeans. And then, just as quickly, they aren’t.
That’s the wonderful thing about style — our lives are spent in the clothes we wear.
We walk this planet in daily time capsules, in worn stories. Pregnancy is A Year Without Jeans. Mono is Three Months in a Bathrobe. My English grandmother’s entire life could be accurately volumed in a leather-bound limited edition: Eight Decades Wrapped in Silk.
And so: if your story’s entering a new chapter and a small shift is in order, I have something fun to tell you.
Shortly after writing this piece, so many of you shared that you love the idea of ethical fashion, but all too often, garments made with love, care and time feel inaccessible. What if you splurge on a piece that doesn’t fit? What if the fabric isn’t what you thought it would be? What good is a responsibly-made blouse if it sits unworn in your closet?
And to that, I say: Exactly.
And to that, I also say: Meet my friend Morgan.
Last summer, Morgan and I hatched a simple idea to throw together an online pop-up shop just for you. Heavily curated with 5 pieces to fit any woman in any life stage, no matter the season. Our hope here is that we’ve eliminated your biggest slow fashion barriers: finding responsibly-made pieces (each garment is sourced and vetted for the highest ethics), fears about fit (each piece is photographed on everyday women of all shapes and sizes who share their exact measurements) and worries about cost (everything is 10% off!).
There’s a linen duster for your first big work presentation. A raw silk tee for weekend brunch with your girlfriends. Denim overalls for playground mornings with the littles. Lowtop sneakers for that upcoming trip to Tennessee. An everyday dress for all else.
Simply put, these are your forever pieces. (Love them well.)
Here’s how it works:
This week only, head here to choose your favorite piece. Take your measurements, compare them with those of the models to make an informed choice about fit. Unsure what size to order? Comment below or send Morgan a DM; she’s happy to help. Once you’ve decided, simply enter the code ERIN10 at checkout for 10% off!
One of the gifts of slower, small batch fashion is a renewed advocacy for both consumers and makers. It’s a balance Morgan strikes well, and one I trust her implicitly in. The girl has a Master’s degree in Ethics, after all.
When Morgan partners with makers for her pop-up shops, she listens closely to create pieces woman actually want (responsibly-made overalls, finally!). Once designed, she works tirelessly to raise funds toward sponsoring inclusive 3x and 4x sizing for select items. And when a garment is finished, she seeks the best case scenario for everyone involved: What price will most honor the work and time and talent of the maker while also honoring the work and time and talent of a consumer?
It’s not an either/or for Morgan.
It needn’t be for the rest of us, either.
And so: for those of you in the midst of a new chapter – style or otherwise – enjoy. It is such an honor to introduce you to Morgan, and it is our greatest hope these special pieces find a forever home in your closet.
Here’s to shifting seasons, wherever you are. May we weather them well.