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Thursday Moda Link-up & Wearing Blue for Human Trafficking

My wonderful blogging friend, Ada of Elegance & Mommyhood asked if I would co-host her weekly Thursday Moda link-up this week in honor of Human Trafficking Day. I was happy to oblige and therefore am posting a day early this week.

It might seem shocking but Ohio ranks high on the scale for human trafficking activity. They’re not only in the top five of states but have four cities in the top 25 ranking for human trafficking. Truly appalling. We are wearing blue today to shed light on this important cause. For help or to report suspicious activity please call the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1 (888) 373-7888. Please check out Ada’s recent post to learn more about this issue.

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Our Host: Ada

My lovely friend Ada is the primary host of this link-up event. Ada is the blogger behind Elegance and Mommyhood, a blog about life+style, personal fashion, her beautiful daughter Vivian and her creative side – poetry and writing. Originally from Albania, Ada currently lives in the beautiful state of Michigan. Ada loves blogging about her everyday style, life in general, shopping, and of course some fun twinning mommy+me posts with her 7-year old daughter. She is passionate about current issues going on in our country and in our communities and is very passionate about the war against sex trafficking and child exploitation. Ada wears a lot of dresses, skirts and rompers. Her style is feminine, girly, elegant, colorful but classic. For more, check out her Blog and her Instagram. Welcome by!

Co-Host: Betsy

While my day to day wardrobe is comprised mostly of mix-and-match neutrals, I do occasionally like to incorporate some color into my life, especially when it comes to summer/resort wear. Silk caftans, particularly those by Lilly Pulitzer and Trina Turk, are favorites for travel and home. They are so lightweight and pack up into nothing. I typically pair them with a nude flat or heel, also super-versatile when traveling. The little straw clutch is an Amazon find and only $15! For an alternate look, try pairing the caftan with slim cropped trousers or leggings.

The Lilly Pulitzer caftan I’m wearing in the photos above runs TTS. For reference, I’m in an XXS/XS. While it is sold out in stores, I found several NWT versions and have linked them below. My sweet little starfish necklace was a gift from a friend. Find a similar one linked here. If you’re a crafty sort, you can even make your own caftan using two silk scarves. Lots of tutorials on YouTube, etc.! I may give this a try too, as I’d love one in basic black. Many thanks to Ada for including me in this important event!

Another favorite Lilly caftan! Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt

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Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish and satisfying life!

Human Trafficking is happening in YOUR state.  Check out today's post to learn more about this insidious crime. #humantrafficking
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8 thoughts on “Thursday Moda Link-up & Wearing Blue for Human Trafficking”

  1. Hi Betsy- so happy to meet you! I just popped over from Ada’s blog and linked up:) You have a great site- hope to see more of you- I will be reading:) Please come link up your posts on my eekly Fabulous Fridays Linkup Party! Have a great rest of the week, Lucy

    1. Thanks so much and yes, it’s not one you hear much about given how prevalent it is. Very pleased Ada invited me to help shine a light on and learn more about this important issue.

  2. So glad you were a part of this Elizabeth. Your silk kaftan dress is stunning and I love that you chose this dress for this very important cause and beautiful post we collaborated on, together. You styled it perfectly and I love the background you chose! Thank you for sharing about this issue in your state, too. I am glad that Lucy stopped by too and you can join her linkup on Fridays too. Hope you were able to read my post. I wrote a lot about you in there, too. =)

    P.S. Would you like to co-host again in late August?! Like the last Thursday of August?! Let me know through an email or DM. =) Thanks and welcome by my post, too. =))

    1. Thank, you, Ada, so much for including me in the incredible post and link-up! Your kind words and intro mean EVERYTHING to me. No words to thank you enough for that. I feel the same about you. Am going through bit by bit to visit everyone’s linked posts and we keep with that through the weekend. I’d love to host with you again and will be in contact with you early next week. Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. What a great post to spread awareness about a frightening thing. Those are some crazy statistics for Ohio, too. Wow. I am loving this dress on you! I do love caftan style dresses and Lily Pulitzer prints are always so fun!

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