Your “Not So Basic” White Tee {with Elegantees}

Today’s post is very dear to my heart because it is much more than fashion. This is not your everyday style post, my friends. I would never have imagined in this blogging journey that I would be connected with brands that make a life-changing impact. Ones that move my heart and stir an emotional response to do something to make a difference. I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to support beautiful causes and impact the lives of women across the world. Today I highlight the brand Elegantees, whose mission is to bring hope and restoration to survivors of sex trafficking.

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About Elegantees:

In the heart of Nepal where sex trafficking runs rampant, Elegantees offers an opportunity for these women to heal from the trauma of their experiences by providing them with stable sewing jobs. Each shirt you buy is handmade by a sex trafficking survivor and goes to fund jobs for more women who deserve the same opportunity.

It touched my heart deeply when I opened my package from Elegantees to find that my shirt was made by a woman named Gita, who was rescued out of trafficking and now has hope for a new, restored life. Seeing her name handwritten on the tag really impacted me. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about what many women like Gita must go through, and how few truly life-changing opportunities they have available to them, which is why I am honored to support this cause. Every woman deserves an opportunity to shine the light inside of them and be confident in who they are as individuals.

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Elegantees, White TShirt, Denim, Moto JacketWhat I’m wearing:

A white tee is one of my closet staples. I can never be without one or two in my closet at a time. It’s my wardrobe’s best friend. It can be dressed up or down and has me looking effortlessly chic in no time.

Elegantees’ Ella tee is a very comfortable, relaxed fitted t-shirt (for reference I’m wearing size XS). What I love even more about this white tee is the criss-cross straps in the back separate it from what you will find anywhere else. It’s truly one of a kind, not only in the design but most importantly in the freedom it represents.

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Elegantees, White TShirt, Denim, Moto JacketThree tips to styling your “not so basic” white tee:
  1. Pair it with denim. I absolutely love the fresh look of denim and white. It’s classic and will never go out of style.
  2. Add a “third” piece. Haven’t heard of the “third piece rule” in fashion? Adding a third piece like a moto jacket or blazer will instantly class up your style game.
  3. Finish it off with a statement piece. I love adding statement pieces, especially to simple outfits. Whether it be a bag, shoes, or a statement necklace, there is something for everybody to add extra flair to your white tee.

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Elegantees, White TShirt, Denim, Moto Jacket

Elegantees, White TShirt, Denim, Moto Jacket

How you can help make a difference:
  1. Learn more about how Elegantees is restoring lives, one tee at a time, by watching this short video, and educate yourself about human trafficking here.
  2. Shop from the exclusive Style Miss Molly collection where you can find this beautiful white tee along with many others. Elegantees is generously offering my readers 20% off with the code MOLLY. I know you’ll love the soft fabrics as much as I do and you’ll be helping women rebuild their lives, making an important social statement to complete your bold fashion statement.

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Please share this important cause with your friends and family on social media using the icons below! We have the chance to make a huge impact one tee at a time.

Keep smiling!

missMollyHeader*This post was sponsored by Elegantees, but all opinions in this blog post are my own! I have a heart to share this brand and would never recommend something I didn’t love!

Necklace: The beautiful necklace I’m wearing is a keeper from my Rocksbox! Haven’t heard of them? It’s an amazing jewelry subscription service to get gorgeous gems like this! Use my code “stylemissmollyxoxo” to get your first month free.

Photo Credit //  Samantha Weissbach Photography

Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. Michelle Joseph
    April 14, 2016 / 5:16 am

    Such a beautiful cause. Love the criss-cross detail too. x

    • April 14, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you Michelle. The cause is so important and of course the criss-cross detail makes it so unique!

  2. Paige Allison
    April 14, 2016 / 7:00 am

    It’s an adorable tee and the cause they support is wonderful. Sex trafficking is a horrendous crime.

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:11 am

      Thank you! It really is an awful crime! Anything I can do to support the cause is well worth the effort.

  3. April 14, 2016 / 8:16 am

    I love the shoes! I also am getting a slight Grease theme here! Haha

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:12 am

      Thank you! I can’t say I was going for the Grease theme, but I can kinda see what you mean! Haha!

  4. April 14, 2016 / 9:07 am

    I love a white tee with denim! It’s a favorite look of mine. Wow – love learning about other brands that fight human trafficking. It’s super close to my heart, too.

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:13 am

      Girl you get me! I am ALL about a white tee and denim. I love that the cause is as important to you as it is to you. Hugs to you my friend!

  5. thefashionsalt
    April 14, 2016 / 9:39 am

    What an amazing tee for such a wonderful cause! So nice to learn about this brand. Your whole outfit is beautiful!

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:14 am

      Thank you Lili, I’m so glad I could introduce you to this brand too!

  6. Tanya Harrison
    April 14, 2016 / 9:59 am

    I adore you!!!! This is beautiful, thank you for sharing and always making a difference <3

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:14 am

      Awww thank you so much my friend for reading and taking the time to comment. You really are the sweetest!

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:15 am

      I agree with you Greta. A white tee is definitely a versatile piece!

  7. April 14, 2016 / 11:14 am

    First of all, that is one of the cutest white tees I have ever seen! And second, how awesome is it that you are making a difference when you purchase one! What a great company. Thanks for sharing!

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:15 am

      Jess, I really love how unique this white tee is too! 🙂 Glad you agree! I love everything this brand represents.

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:16 am

      Thank you Kait! I love adding pops of color. Have a great week!

  8. April 14, 2016 / 11:59 am

    That sounds like such an amazing company. I love that their was the woman’s handwritten name inside. It’s a beautiful shirt, and I love the details. Gorgeous pictures of you too!

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:17 am

      Shann, this company is truly amazing and the handwritten name almost made me tear up. Such a powerful touch to remind me of the purpose behind the brand. Thank you!

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:18 am

      Thank you Helena! Just checked out your Instagram and it’s amazing! 🙂

  9. April 14, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Really awesome to see you working with Elegantees. It’s not everyday you see people trying to make an impact on the world and especially for women! Thanks for being so inspiring!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • August 7, 2016 / 12:15 am

      Stephanie, thanks for the thoughtful comment. I agree with you, not a lot of people take the opportunity to make an impact on the world, but I connected with Elegantees so well because that’s exactly what they’re doing. They totally inspire me!

  10. April 15, 2016 / 12:22 am

    Such a great tee with an even greater cause! It’s good to be reminded that these crazy things are still happening out there 🙁


    • April 15, 2016 / 7:03 am

      Hi Tina, Thanks for reading! I totally agree it is so sad that’s why I love finding things I can do about it! Through fashion is a really awesome way to do it!

  11. Casey Oakley Bennevault
    April 15, 2016 / 6:59 am

    Wow! Such an awesome company. Definitely going to look into them more! Sex-trafficking is something that has always been near and dear to my heart. The shirt is gorgeous! I saw that you’re wearing an XS. What size do you normally wear? Just wondering if they run pretty true to size…

    • April 15, 2016 / 7:02 am

      Hey Casey! Thanks so much for supporting the cause by learning more about it! Good questions, I normally wear an XS, but mentioned it to show it is more of a relaxed fit type of tee. I love it though!

  12. April 15, 2016 / 8:17 am

    I am so happy that you are supporting such a beautiful cause.
    Love the tee and the back details. I love the touch you have added to the outfit by your third piece and necklace 😉
    Richa |

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:35 am

      Thank you Richa! This company has the biggest heart for these women and so do I! Not to mention their tees are ADORABLE!

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:36 am

      Thank you Yuka! A tee like this one with pretty detailing can make all the difference!

  13. April 15, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Elegantees is one of my favorite clothing brands and this shirt is my favorite of their new spring arrivals. Love how you styled it and so excited that you are sharing the amazing things that Elegantees is doing!

    • April 18, 2016 / 12:37 am

      I’m so happy to hear that you love them too Cassandra! This tee is even softer and cuter in person than I thought! LOVE!

  14. April 15, 2016 / 8:52 am

    There is nothing better than a brand that promotes a great cause! It’s great that you are sharing their story and helping them in their fight! A bonus that the shirt is so perfect too. Hope you have a great weekend Molly!

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    • April 21, 2016 / 12:33 am

      Thanks Shannon, I completely agree! They have a beautiful cause and I feel so honored to take part in helping them!

  15. April 15, 2016 / 9:35 am

    So cool that you were able to work with a brand that advocates for this cause! I’m looking to work with more brands like this as well that promote ideas and causes I am passionate about. You look fab per usual!

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:33 am

      Thank you Chelsea! It really is so special to me to work with brands like Elegantees! They are doing a beautiful thing!

  16. April 15, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Wow, I love this! Not only is the top super cute (that back though!!! <3 ) but I LOVE that it is helping such a wonderful cause. Thank you so much for making me aware of this brand!

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:34 am

      Girl you are so sweet! I’m glad you are able to learn more about the brand and their important cause!

  17. Brie @ Sophistifunk
    April 15, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    You are gorgeous! I love the criss-cross detailing on the tee and love how you styled it with the pink bag!

    xo Brie

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:34 am

      Thanks Brie! The detailing is truly so unique in a basic white tee. Love it!

  18. April 15, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I love a classic white t-shirt, you can never go wrong with one and I love the little details! It’s such a great cause too!
    La Belle Sirene

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:33 am

      Thanks Courtney! It is so important to me to support a cause like this!

  19. Abby Castro
    April 16, 2016 / 12:27 am

    I love Elegantees pieces too! That back is such a nice detail!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:32 am

      Thank you Abby! i’m so glad you love Elegantees too!

  20. Autumn Dickens
    April 17, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Love the details of this shirt! It definitely spices up a plain white tee. And your shoes are so nice!

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:32 am

      Thanks Autumn! I think it’s so fun to add fun accessories to a white tee! Makes it more than basic!

  21. April 18, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Thank you Natasha. I am in complete agreement. It’s things like this that make blogging so amazing. Hugs to you!

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:31 am

      Thank you so much Kimberly! That makes me smile that you see beyond the fashion and into the heart. You are such a sweet girl!

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