The Classic Brunette: Fashion With A Cause Featuring Arm The Animals

Monday, February 22, 2016

Fashion With A Cause Featuring Arm The Animals

Shirt: Arm the Animals (c/o) | Jeans: Nordstrom | Shoes: Similar
Purse: Similar | Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Bracelets: Francesca's (1, 2)

Shirt: Arm the Animals (c/o) | Jeans: Similar | Shoes: Similar
Necklace: Similar | Sunglasses: Nordstrom |

I worked as a kitten nursery and cat volunteer at my local ASPCA all through high school and it was one of the best things I ever did. I had to stop once I was in college, but I miss it all the time. Working with animals is truly an incredible way to spend your time, especially if you're looking into volunteer work. The kittens I worked with were from about 4 weeks old to a few months, but they were always adorable and exciting. It was really tough having to let them go into the actual shelter and let other people adopt them. 

The kittens were fun and adorable, but the older cats were always my favorite. When you walked by the cat's cages, each one would get a look of hope on their face as you got closer to them. As volunteers we had a schedule of cats that hadn't been out that day, and used that as the way for picking which cats to take into the play room. I always got so excited watching the older cats who hadn't been loved in a while play with their toys. It sounds silly, but watching these cats while volunteering is one of my favorite memories from my years in high school. I'm so happy I chose to volunteer where I did, even if it made my cats at home a little jealous.

I've had pets ever since I was born, and I know just how much animals can make a difference in a person's life. I also know how much people can make a difference in an animal's life. All my cats have been either saved from stray cats or from the animal shelter. My current cats were already on the older side when we adopted them (9 years old!), but my family makes a point to get older cats, especially those who are black (all my cats have been either black or mostly black) because they're unfortunately the ones that stick around for a long time while in the shelter. Seeing the difference you can make on an animal by loving them and treating them right is one of the best things in the world.

After coming to college and having to stop my local volunteering, I'm constantly on the lookout for new ways to get involved with the cause that is nearest to my heart. That's where Arm the Animals comes in. I first noticed them on Instagram and when I had to chance to work with them on a blog post I agreed immediately!  

Their mission is to create killer clothing that makes a statement & generates a fund for small, struggling animal rescues. We know we can't save every animal, but we can try! With your support, we can make a difference and help save thousands of animals!

They do this by creating awesome printed shirts, seriously how cool is the Purassic Park shirt I'm wearing? As a self-diagnosed crazy cat lady I was dying to have it! I was looking at the shirts I had been sent and my roommate Steph saw the fox tank and thought it was so cute, so I decided to have her be in the post too! 

The company has donated to over 50 small animal welfare organizations and are committed to taking the first step to help all animals in need. They are a great group of people who want to do right by the animals in the world by trying to protect them in any way they can. (Read here if you want to know more!)

Check them out if you want to support animals while wearing some fun clothes!


  1. This is so awesome, Sami! I love that by buying a shirt you can help find a home for pets. So amazing!


  2. That's so fun! I love companies that give back. I have a few friends who I tease for being crazy cat ladies- so I will need to remember this company when the holidays roll back around!

  3. Such fun looks and great companies!

  4. I love companies that give back. Good on you for being a part of this!


    Hannah from HMS Jewels

  5. That tank is so cute! I love organizations that give back.

  6. Sounds like a great company. I love the fox shirt.

  7. Love this way of giving back. I think it's a great way for people who love animals and want to help but don't have time to volunteer can get involved.

  8. Such a neat cause with fun shirts to advocate!

  9. Oh my gosh, you guys are adorable!! Love the concept of that company.

    Sara Kate Styling

  10. Love the fox shirt! So cute! Xoxo Mindy

  11. I absolutely adore this idea! I'm totally in love with animals so I've gotta check these guys out! Thanks for the tip!

  12. I LOVE the blue Arm the Animals tank! Such cute pieces and an amazing cause!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  13. This is so cute! I am such a huge animal lover as well. My husband and I actually took in a dog last year and her name is Muffin :)

    Amanda ||

  14. The fox shirt is adorable--I love how you styled it too! I'm also a huge animal lover. My family has always been big on pet adoption and rescue. We've usually always had 2-3 dogs and a cat or two... not to mention my two rescue horses!

  15. Seriously what a great cause and a great platform of spreading awareness - that fox shirt especially is too cute!

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