#EthicalOOTD: Christy Dawn Bergen Dress

Christy Dawn’s cream floral Bergen dress is proof that you don’t need to show skin to feel pretty or sexy. Even though the sleeves come down to my wrists, I’m told this is the perfect summer dress. You can say this is my version of modest dressing. Just be careful on windy days.

Christy Dawn’s clothes are made in LA and uses rescued deadstock fabric left over from big fashion houses. Each dress is made in limited quantities and they usually sell out fast. The style will return, but they will most likely make it with a different fabric next time.

I’m usually a size Small but took a chance and went down to XS because the model, who is taller than me, wore that size. Christy Dawn says their sizing in not consistent from style to style, so that’s something to watch out for. (UPDATE: Even though the tag says Dry Clean Only, I washed this in the Delicate Wash setting, and, unfortunately, it shrunk. It’s rayon crepe and I made the assumption that it would be okay. Learn from my mistake and only wash when it says Dry Clean, not Dry Clean Only.)

I paired it with neon yellow sandals from IX Style. They are a socially conscious company that donates 15% of their profits to provide Guatemalan children with clean water.

The straw bag is from Kayu, monogrammed with my initials. Their artisans use traditional techniques that has been passed down through generations. While many straw bags on the market are made of plastic, Kayu uses eco-friendly straw.

My friend Toni made the necklace for me as a birthday gift. It’s engraved with Hebrew letters that gives the energy of Global Transformation, that is, by transforming myself, I can  affect the world. Toni has a website and is often commissioned to do custom orders. The great thing about having a jewelry maker as a friend is that I can go to her if I ever need a special design made.


ST. TROPEZ STRAW BAG — KAYU (see it with other outfits)


NEON SANDALS — IX STYLE (see it with other outfits)

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  • Beautiful post!! I Absolutely love the look and all of your style actually. By chance, was this shot at the Andaz Scottsdale? I live right down the street! The desert really looks good on you girl! Hope you come back soon XXOO

    • Hi Lauren, yes it was. I loved the Scottsdale Andaz. What a cool resort. I would love to check out more of Arizona.