Fashion with a Purpose + A Giveaway {Closed}

Every once in awhile I come across a company that really touches me. Elegantees is one of them. You see, all of their clothes are sewn by women rescued from human trafficking. Their mission is to provide modest clothing, and restore purity. Fashion with a purpose.

{Top: c/o Elegantees, Skirt: Target, Shoes: Old Navy, Necklace: J.Crew Factory, Bracelets: BaubleBar}

Along with other organizations, Elegantees provides fair-trade sewing jobs to rescued women in Nepal and New York City. With counseling and positive employment, they are able to help these women find hope and restore their lives. 

I have to say, when I received this top, I was so incredibly pleased. I showed my husband immediately and started telling him the story behind this brand and how my shirt is handmade. It's so soft and feels so well-made. The lace detail on the shoulders is impeccable. 

Today, we are giving away one Elegantee to one Always Maylee reader!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck everyone!

150 comments:

Rachel said...

So great to hear about a company like this. And the top is so pretty!

Rachelle said...

You look daling Yi-chia, love that skirt and cute top.

JP Lord said...

What an amazing company and this shirt is adorable! You look beautiful as always my sweet friend!
xo

dela belle k said...

OMG! I love post like this, beauty supporting a cause. Thank you for the giveaway but more importantly, thank you for sharing!

www.delabellesbeautyblog.com

Amy Fashion Blog said...

such a great company. also you look adorable

Ginny said...

Great cause! I really like the Rebecca dress. Love the top you picked too, so cute!
Ginny

Alyssa said...

What an awesome company! I always love fashion that also gives back and helps others! My favorite is the Hope dress!

xo,

Alyssa
Runway Chef

Lauren said...

Love this top and the story behind the company!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

FASHION TALES said...

The top is gorgeous and the colours suit you well. I love the initiative as well. xx/Madison

Edita said...

Gorgeous and love the deeper meaning!

Edita
www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

Chicago Chic said...

That top is so beautiful!!

xo
Rachel

Alyssa said...

I love companies that are aware, and this top is so pretty–and made even prettier by the story behind it!

Josephine said...

Love the out! It's feminine and pretty! xx

joyjoii+ {food, fashion, lifestyle} 

Emma G said...

I think my favorite is the Genesis top. Neat company.

Martha Zuñiga G. said...

I love the outfit and necklace. Maylee I inport blogs I following to bloglovin. I following all the blogs I follow on gfc. I would like you follow me too and if you want we can follow each other on facebook fan page too...kisses.
Martha Zuniga
www.dreamsandcoffeemoda.blogspot.com

Jenn @ WLB said...

What a great company! I really love these kinds of missions. I may have to add this to one of my "doing good" posts!

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

I had a chance to work with Elegantees in the past and I really admire their work. The color looks great on you. Have a great week!

TaraMixandMatch said...

What a great cause! I love the lace detail and back of your top.

Melody said...

wow what a really great company! That top is really cute, I love the lace details

LyddieGal said...

They are truly a great company, and I love this shirt on you - the color is my favorite, of course!
Chic on the Cheap

Annie said...

What an awesome organization! You look so pretty...love these colors together :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Alison Dulaney said...

I just love lace details these days, so loving your shirt:)

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Love your top <3 you look so pretty!!

Latest look:
http://rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.blogspot.in/2013/06/the-lady-in-blue.html

Katie said...

that top is so pretty! i love the ashley top too!

Natalia A said...

Wonderful cause - admire companies like this. x

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

What a great cause and you look beautiful in teal.

Kelsey said...

I think the Jasmine shirt is my favorite!

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

Wow, such a great cause. You look so pretty, too! xo, Julie

Kristina said...

Great cause and a really pretty outfit!!

Kristina does the Internets

Emmy said...

Not only is the top beautiful, it is also great to read the story behind it. It's wonderful to have companies like Elegantees that are doing good deeds to help out these women. <3

Happiness at Mid Life said...

What an awesome company! Love this top and I like the Andrea top too. I wished there were more companies out there doing the good deeds.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Alissa said...

What a really great company! I am super thrilled to find out companies DO care about things like that!

Kathleen Lisson said...

Thanks so much for letting me know about this company!

smk053078 said...

I love this!! Not just how gorg this top is, but like you said, the story behind how it's made. Thank you for sharing this with us!! xoxo

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

you look so pretty! i love the colors you've chosen here. and what a great mission the company has!
xoamy
www.cupcakesncouture.com

Love and Ace said...

Such a cute mint tee and what a great cause! xx Kat

Love and Ace

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I like the Andrea shirt! I love companies with a cause! Thanks for sharing!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Sandy a la Mode said...

in LOVE w/ your necklace!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Jessica said...

Elegantee sounds like an amazing company doing wonderful work. I love your top. It is such a pretty color and the sleeve details are beautiful.

Tracy @ www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

Celeste said...

I love the Rebecca in cobalt!

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw I have recently heard about this company and I love companies that work for a purpose as well as look cute. Great blouse!

Carly said...

What an awesome company!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Egle Ge said...

Love the dress "Hope V2" in color navy ;)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love the details on this top and how all of the clothes are designed in NYC! I love the Hope V1 dress, thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Yuli Conversations said...

You are so cute my darling! Love your skirt :)
yuliconversations.blogspot.com

sip-n-wear said...

What a great company! I love the lace detail!

TheTinyHeart said...

What a neat cause and the tops are so cute! I'd get the Catrice top if I won :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Zappos Giveaway!

Ashley said...

You look so pretty!! Such a cute outfit love teal and purple together..

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Meagan Moyers said...

I love Vanessa in Purple. What a wonderful organization for women! :)

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Your top is very cute and what a great mission. I love the Kendolyn style.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Nice giveaway and company!
you are always sweet and beautiful!
Nicky

wwww.mywishstyle.com

Miz_Fitz said...

What a great company! thanks for the giveaway. I really like the Jasmine top in Mocha.

Kim Alston said...

Great company! Fabulous cause! I love the JASMINE!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

I love the story behind the company...and extra bonus that the clothes are really cute too! I love that top...the details are fab! :)

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Rachel Lynne said...

You look beautiful! I LOVE this top!

Breenah said...

Love that shirt! I think the purple is so pretty!

Valerie said...

What a great company! I honestly love the Jessie one you are wearing! The lace detail is gorgeous and I love all the pastel colors they offer!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

La Dolce Moda said...

This company is so great!
congrats on a great post: )

Always a fan,
Francesca
La Dolce Moda

brittany t said...

your outfit is so cute! love the top and so happy to hear about this wonderful company and their mission! I really LOVE the genesis top in mocha! there are so many tees i love.

Stylish By Nature said...

So stylish back, so beautiful skirt! I love your outfit!!

❤ StylishByNature.com

Ashley said...

The back of that top is beautiful.

xo Ashley
thetiniestfirecracker.com

Jenelle Smit said...

I love the lace detail and the colours look amazing on you.
Hope you can check out my latest post!
Nelle Creations

Anouka K said...

The top looks great when paired with this skirt. And yes, it's good to know that there are fashion labels that raise awareness for good causes.

Kim said...

I keep hearing about Elegantees from some of my favorite bloggers, and I'd really like to get one. I just can't decide which. The company's mission is so touching.

Georgina said...

I love hearing about such socially responsible companies (even more so within the fashion industry!) That color is gorgeous and I love their focus on modesty and purity, both are far too rare these days.

xo

Jessi said...

What an awesome company!! Love your top, the lace is so pretty and I love the keyhole back. You look so beautiful :)
I love the top you got in lavender or this one too: http://elegantees.com/collections/tee/products/lesa
Thanks for a great giveaway from an amazing company!!
Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Laurajane said...

elegantees are great! and i'm really loving this new one that you're wearing. thanks for hosting a giveaway.

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

This is a cool company. I like the lace overlay on the top you're wearing. :-) Happy Monday!

Mo

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Yuppers mint is still going strong!

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Karen Baker said...

Love elegantees and the outfit you put together is great! Need role models for my daughter and her peers.

Ashley said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ashley said...

You are so stunning, and you are a mix and match pro! Seriously Yi-chia, thank you for ALWAYS inspiring me to mix my outfits up!
That blouse is gorgeous and for such an inspiring cause. My favorite piece is definitely the Jessie top! Love the lace detailing and cut out back!
Thanks for sharing!!!

xo Ashley

Miss Top Ten Image said...

It's really a beautiful top darling! And what a great thing having fashion brands that get involved this way in help other human beings... ;-)
xoxo
Patricia

http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

The Simply Kelly said...

great cause and u look so darling

Sarah with a Bow said...

I've never heard of that brand, but it sounds like an incredible thing. I'm off to go learn more about it, now. (:

Lynn said...

Love the Lexi and great cause to support!

Lynn said...

Love the Lexi and great cause to support!

Josephine said...

Beautiful top! What a great cause!

<3 Josephine
www.champagnestar.com

weheartbeautyblog said...

What an amazing company to support. Thanks for sharing, Yi-chia!

xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

Nicole said...

That shirt is gorgeous! I love the story behind it too. Thanks for letting us know about the company.

schoolgatestyle said...

Wow - what a fantastic company - amazing cause! Loving their tops - they are so flattering and gorgeous colours too. My favourite is the Genesis - can't decide which colour though - want all three! xx

Lily said...

That is really so touching! Fashion for a cause is seriously the best. Your outfit is so lovely too--love that floral skirt!

I think the catrice top or the one your have are simply stunning. What a noble and stylish site!

The Twirl Team said...

Your outfit is so cute! the back details of this shirt are wonderful.
xoxo
Birdy
www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

What a great cause!! Love the top. :)

xo - Sheila
www.sheislovelyblog.com

Stacey said...

I love this shirt!

http://elegantees.com/collections/tee/products/jasmine

This company is so great! I love the models too!

Daria said...

What a beautiful top and necklace. The colours are so pretty and fresh, perfect for this summer!

Kisses
Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

So so hard to choose but I think my favorite is the Kendolyn.

lucia m said...

muy bonita falda!


JOIN MY CHANEL EYESHADOWS
GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!

WWW.AROUNDLUCIA.COM

Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

This is such a great cause - I love when other bloggers bring awareness to companies like this.

xo Jackie

Rakel said...

love your dress!

http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

Gina said...

You look so good in mint! And what a cool company mission. Love it on all counts.

Hope you had a relaxing weekend...
XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I love the idea behind the organization, it's so unique! I don't think I've ever heard of anything quite like it! I absolutely love your top, the color and the lace detail couldn't be more perfect!

xo jen
Pearls & Lace

DC in STYLE said...

What a great cause of the company, glad to find out about it! And you look super charming
http://dcinstyle.com/

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

I think tt's a really great initiative, thanks you for sharing that with us !
I love your cute top and your necklace :)
And of course you look gorgeous NO MATTER WHAT

Caitie Schlisserman said...

LOVE these colors together. and that skirt. I want that skirt!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Head to Toe Chic said...

That sounds like one amazing company!!! I love that. and your shirt is so gorgeous!

xo,
Angela

Ricademus said...

Thank you for bringing attention to this wonderful company/cause. The is easily the most meaningful giveaway I've seen.

Courtney B said...

I like the genesis

vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

aiyana jane said...

This is an amazing giveaway, absolutely so inspiring. I hope you don't mind me sharing this on my blog as well!

Jenesse said...

I like the andrea shirt.

Lulu Soler said...

You look beautiful & what a wonderful giveaway!

xo Lulu
simplylulustyle.com

Adam said...

looks wonderful

Am2Pm Chic said...

Lovely look, I really a cut out top, look so cute.
xoxo
Christy

http://www.am2pmchic.com/

Kaci said...

I like the Genesis shirt!

Kenda Yust said...

I like the Jessica shirt in lavender. What a great company!

unitedcolorsofaggie said...

a beautiful color combo!!!The mint top and flowery skirt look so summery and beautiful!!!

unitedcolorsofaggie said...

a beautiful color combo!!!The mint top and flowery skirt look so summery and beautiful!!!

Astrid Camat said...

Your outfit is amazing! Love the skirt. Feel free to join my giveaway!

http://silverwriting818.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-niche-turns-1-giveaway.html

CoastWithMe said...

Love the top and what a great cause to support:)! Looks perfect with the floral skirt!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Pretty top, and what a great company! My favorite item is the Genesis top. :)

Jacy said...

I love learning about companies like this! I think it's so amazing when we can turn something we all love, like clothing, into something empowering!

~Jacy

Tj and Amy said...

I love the laura shirt in green. amypugmire@live.com

Pooja Wanpal said...

I love the Rebecca dress in black. What an awesome concept!

Sofia Donatelli said...

What a great company, it's a beautiful top! Love the Summery outfit! And the giveaway is great!

If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. Thank you :)

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Lilly said...

The top is so pretty and their mission and work is awesome. Really want to support them. And you look fab btw! xo

www.lillycalling.com

Ilana Morgan said...

this outfit is to die for! adore your skirt!xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Jessica Mattioli said...

Pretty skirt!! nice look!!!

The Fashion Heels
Facebook
Bloglovin
Twitter

mademoiselle mode said...

You look fab and I really love your necklace :)

New post - Kisses
http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

Jane said...

this is a great cause!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Love the mint top!

Gail J said...

very pretty outfit!

RachieCakes said...

I love the top you are wearing! What an awesome company!

Rach.E.Cakes – A Life and Style Blog

xx Macie said...

I love the colors they use, though the emphasis on "restoring purity" may be sending the wrong message...?

Macie,
Amen Fashion

Sam said...

Sounds like a truly great cause! Love the aqua colour of your top, suits you beautifully and the skirt is so pretty.

Bumble Of Joy said...

What a great company! Love the details on the shirt. -Eva

Anngelik Martinez said...

I love the color combination and also that skirt, it is gorgeous!

-Vogue&Heels
www.vogueandheels.com

Daniela Skeyki said...

What a feminine outfit :)

Love your shirt!


will be more than happy and glad if you follow or at least find time to pass by my blog

http://danielask.blogspot.com

xx

Carole Fuchs said...

Love the look and love the store!! What an amazing company to do that!! I am in love with the

Kendolyn top!!! But seriously everything is adorable!!

xo,
Carole

Elana said...

Oh wow, what a great company! I love how you styled your shirt, it looks awesome with that skirt and necklace. I'm definitely going to check them out!

Maddie said...

You look so beautiful in this outfit! It's perfect for summer! :) And really lovely necklace!

callmemaddie.blogspot.com

BERRIES said...

You are soo beautiful and have got amazing style! :)
Can I ask You to like my facebook page? If You have got one I will always like Yours :)
https://www.facebook.com/wiktoriabachowskaphotography

Sarah Beth said...

Love the cause! Whenever I purchase an item from a company like this, it always a really meaningful piece. That top is gorgeous!

xoxo Sarah Beth
Caring Cowls

Maiken said...

I love the back of that top and of course the super bright combo of that top and your beautiful necklace. those two belong together ;)

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Maiken said...

oh, it was so hard to pick a favourite but I chose BRITNI for "Not For Sale" (Orange Rose shade).

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Kathleen Harper said...

This organization sounds amazing - thank you for sharing! And you look super cute, this top is so pretty on you! I love the color :)
<3
katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

ROXTHEFOX said...

Love your skirt, such a stylish lady!!

WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

Jo Abiog said...

It inspires me to know that Elegantees help out these women and give them purpose in their lives!

I love that their clothes speak of modesty and purity. Your top looks amazing on you! Great look!

♥, Jo
http://www.styleat30.com/
https://www.facebook.com/StyleAt30

Susannah said...

I love the Rebecca dress. :-)

libys11 said...

such a darling skirt!!

Click me for my BLOG!

Elle Sees said...

ooh i love hearing about companies like this!!

Jackie said...

It's so refreshing to find companies with a conscience. That's great that you had an opportunity to get involved. And they haven't had to sacrifice style, the shirt has great detailing!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

I love when companies take on a bigger cause than just making money. Very cool!

s said...

what an amazing brand! you look amazing and i love the mint color! xO!
www.thehautecookie.com

-Facebook-
www.facebook.com/TheHauteCookie
-Twitter-
www.twitter.com/thehautecookie
-Instagram-
www.statigr.am/thehautecookie

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Lovely look! :)



Have a nice day!
addictbeiconic.blogspot.com

Mica said...

What a lovely company, a great cause to get behind!

That mint lace top would definitely be one of my favourite items, it looks so summery :)


Away From The Blue

Katharine said...

Having hired refugees from impoverished and war torn regions, these women have such heart breaking and inspiring stories. I love this.

Ileana Marcel said...

Love this color combo! Beautiful skirt Maylee!
ileana

Jill said...

Such a pretty necklace!
HOTPINKstyle

Lexi said...

I love that necklace!
xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

Zara Whitaker said...

Inconceivable points. Sound arguments. Keep going the truly amazing work.http://www.luxtime.su/gucci-bags

Pin It button on image hover