When I used to work in a corporate environment, I loathed getting dressed everyday and putting on the drone-like slacks/pencil skirt and button-up top. There was just no originality in it and I struggled to look and feel good, professional and put together. I’m not gonna lie, there were many days where I’d throw on dark jeans and hope they’d pass as black slacks. I think that was my inner freelancer trying to come out.
Anyway, my point in all this is to say that I always wished there was a fashionable option that was versatile, quick and easy and I found it in ELSA AND ME! Of course, I no longer go to an office, but the great thing about ELSA AND ME is their signature dress works for the office and the weekend. The Brooklyn-based designer Maja Svensson left her corporate job to create these signature dresses and help empower women through sustainable style. The organic cotton frock, which comes in dusty black and vanilla white (with a midnight blue version soon to launch), is seriously chic, has awesome pockets, a great neckline and can flatter most shapes.
As far as sustainability goes, ELSA AND ME works to create clothing that doesn’t rely on trends, meaning it wont all of a sudden be considered heinous and subsequently be waste. The textiles used are certified organic under SKAL and GOTS standards and are locally produced. Also, all of their apparel boxes are made with 100% recycled materials.
All that said, I’ll let the dress speak for itself. Here are some amazing ladies from all different industries making it their own.
So lovely and sophisticated! You can shop this dress at elsaandme.com.
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