Today’s post is really important to me. I love using my blog to talk about all the things in my life that make me happy, but I also think it’s important for me to use my blog to speak out about things I believe in. I’ve been so inspired by the Times Up movement and I think it’s important that we talk about it and recognize the people that are supporting it.
As a woman, I have certainly experienced my share of sexism throughout my life and have sadly witnessed and experienced sexual harassment many times. However, I don’t think I ever realized how big of an issue it was until I became an adult. It’s almost like it was ingrained in my head that that’s just the way the world works, and I didn’t even realize that sexism existed in so many aspects of my life. Now that I’m a mother to a daughter (Molly) I see it even more. And I want more than anything for her to grow up in an environment where she is treated equally and valued the same as any person standing next to her.
That’s why when I was shopping online this morning I was so happy to see that one of the online stores I shop at all the time is supporting the Times Up initiative. I was browsing eBay for some “belly friendly” dresses for an event I have coming up (I call them “belly friendly” because I’m still trying to stick to non-maternity clothes, but since my belly is getting so huge these days, it’s getting harder!), and I saw that eBay has teamed up with Vogue and the Times Up initiative to do a charity auction. As soon as I saw the auction, I jumped right on my blog so I could share it with all of you since it ends tomorrow morning at 9AM Pacific time/12PM Eastern time. But until then, you can go to eBay.com/timesup and bid on the most incredible red carpet dresses from celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep! How cool would it be to own a red carpet look from one of those huge celebrities?!?! And don’t worry if the dresses are out of your price range, you can also donate just $25 and be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a dress of your choice! I think that’s pretty cool! Plus you know your $25 is going to such a great cause and you have the potential to win something priceless! It’s a win/win situation.
So today on my blog, I’m wearing this black dress in support of this important movement. And have also decided to choose a black dress from eBay for the event I have coming up in support of this wonderful cause. I guess I just really want to support a company that stands for individuality and celebrates diversity and equality. So thank you eBay! You’ve got a customer for life out of me!
And while you guys are here can you help me pick out a dress for my event? I’m deciding between the five dresses below and can’t choose! Help me! Luv you guys!
P.S.What does the Times Up movement mean to you? Please share your stories in the comments below. I’ll do my best to respond to every one!
P.P.S. How gorgeous is this dress? We might do a babymoon soon and I think I am going to have to buy it for that. It’s affordable and would be gorgeous for a nice dinner on a vacay!