Thursday, November 17, 2011

Food for Thought: Fashion Forward Edition

Around this time of year, everyone's brain is on food. Holiday food is, quite possibly, the bestest food ever (although so is summer bbq food, and heck Tuesday food - pretty much any day of the week food). It is sometimes easy to forget, however, that not everyone has the luxury of planning a big family meal. Some folks in our community struggle on the day-to-day for food for their family. For this volunteer opportunity, on Saturday, December 10th from 9-11 a.m. we're linking up with the Emergency Food Shelf Network! And to introduce this food focus post, we decided to go all gorilla style in the grocery store...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Or the dentist. Or the boogie man. Not sure which.

In 2010, there were more than three million food shelf visits statewide and 63 million pounds of
food were distributed to Minnesota families by food shelves.
17.2 million households, 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States 1 (Coleman-Jensen 2011, p. v.)

Those are startling figures, aren't they? What a blessing it is to be able to worry about what to wear instead of how we are going to eat! Some of us may be going through a hard time or know someone who is, but what  a joy that many of us are in a position to help our fellow stylistas and community members in need!

This is my, "OMG, is the grocery store man coming to kick us out?" face.

The Emergency Food Shelf Network is "An innovative food bank dedicated to serving the hunger needs of our changing communities." The are a full service food bank that provides support to over 200 hunger relief partners. That's pretty dope ya'll.

As for the outfit, I loved this tutu looking confection of a skirt. I bought it in mid-summer, but always envisioned it in fall with tights and whatnot so I saved it until now. I love the lightness of the skirt with the heaviness of all the black. I decided to pair it with a red belt because I enjoy the combination of things that don't really go together.

This fantastically foody post is to kick off the volunteer event for The Emergency Food Shelf Network taking place on Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. More details HERE. We will be sorting and/or packaging food. It's gonna be a good time people, don't miss the chance to get your give back on and bring a friend! To sign up with the group, please email me at by Tuesday, December 6th.

If you don't live in MN, no worries!! You can find a foodshelf in your area and volunteer HERE! Make sure to take some pics and tell me all about it so I can post your freshness on the blog!
I'm already pumped to package some food! Woo!
Get pumped party people! Lets give back! Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions! There are a lot of exclamation points down here!!

Jacket: Long time ago at some obscure strip mall
Tank/Skirt/Ring: Forever 21
Tights: Also not sure, they are your standard black opaques
Shoes: Baby Phat via Macys
Belt: Vintage


  1. You look great I think I will be stealing this outfit idea from you. And bless your heart for volunteering and helping others. This has inspired me to do something this holiday.

  2. Just found your blog through Chictopia and I'm loving it! This sounds like a really good idea =) And I just adore that skirt, I wish I had it haha!!
    Following you now =D

  3. You look so gorgeous <3

  4. Awww what a brilliant cause! Its so great of you to help out! And in style haha! Bet you got some strange looks in the supermarket!!

    Thankyou for commenting on my blog! I am now a follower and have added your link to my blog list :)

    Have a nice day!

  5. Im so happy I found your blog, you have a really refreshing unique style. Check mines out when you get a chance :-)

  6. you are absolutely stylish! i want your skirt!
    following your awesome blog.:)

  7. Your tutu is oh-so darling <3 I love the skinny belt you're wearing too!

    Lost in the Haze

  8. Great post! And you're so beautiful!


  9. i love your outfit, the skirt is pretty!

    CMPang x

  10. Adorable outfit -- and I love the multi-color manicure too!

  11. I'll be volunteering at Feeding South Florida, but I don't think I'll be looking as fabulous as you! Love the skirt!

  12. Reminds me of Sex and The City!

  13. Great post! Just came across you via The Fashion Bomb and saw we were both from Minnesota!

    Great style, and and even more amazing heart. Thank you spreading this important news about supporting food shelters and pantries. It's crucial year round, and especially during the holidays it becomes more prominent.

    Thanks again!

  14. Hi! Great blog and lovely outfit! I really like your poses! xx

  15. The tutu is the cutest thing! The whole ensemble looks great!



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