Ethical Summer Outfits: Jump!

(The following is part of an Ethical Summer Outfit blog series by Bevy Goods intern, Grace. See more outfits here and here.)

Ethical Summer Outfits: Jump!

I must say, jumpers are a favorite of mine right now. They are timeless, especially this one in black. Our black and white clutch adds a nice print to this outfit, and we love how chunky,but classy, this necklace is. If you’re out for a stroll in the park, no necklace needed, and these strappy black sandals go with everything. 

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Necklace from Jessica Faulkner 

Jumpsuit from Reformation 

Clutch from Bevy Goods 

Sandals from Everlane 

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How my career started at age 5.

BevyGinger_3+halfPrincess Buttercup.

When I was a little girl, around 5, I had an idea that I wanted to make and sell my own perfume. My mom lovingly gave me some of her little perfume sample tubes (probably some Liz Claiborne, Opium and Giorgio) and a few old glass bottles. I mixed and mixed all these smells, and probably threw in some water. But it needed a name (Princess Buttercup! I was 5…) and a label, so out came the construction paper and glue. Then I sold the bottles, that probably smelled like The Golden Girls, to my moms gracious friends.

It was that moment, that creative process of taking a product through the lifecycle of design to sale, that I would uncover 30 years later as the thing that satisfies my soul. The thing that makes everything make sense about how I was created. We all are made with different gifts, different talents, different things that inspire and bring us great joy.  (How was this uncovered? Go read – and answer the questions in – Jon Acuff’s Quitter. Life changing.)

So now, instead of designing perfume from samples from the 80’s (you’re welcome), I design handbags. Bags that are focused on supporting US makers and giving back in our own communities. Sign up to stay up to date on our launch (and Kickstarter!) at BEVY Goods and follow us on Instagram to see what we’re working on, vote on color choices, etc.  A bevy of people – a community – can do great things and impact lives for good.

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