Strong women aren’t simply born. We are forged through the challenges of life.
With each challenge we grow mentally and emotionally. We move forward with our head held high and a strength that cannot be denied.
A woman who’s been through the storm and survived.
We are warriors!
— Alysia Helming, Novelist
Strong women aren’t just strong for themselves, although that in itself can be breathtakingly difficult at times. The strongest, most powerful women are those who embrace their calling to be strong for those around them; the people who depend on them, and the other women within their sphere of influence. We certainly face challenges; the normal ones that come with being born female and needing to provide for ourselves and our families, but also the challenges that come with wanting, needing, to be an example for others. Our kids look up to us, nieces and nephews, kids in our schools, churches, and community…and in our 21st century society we as women have especially accepted the challenge to show all of the little girls following us how to walk through life with a dazzling, sometimes imperfect, but always steady combination of grace, grit, dignity, and inner fire. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to lift our chin, square our shoulders, take a deep breath and forge ahead; for ourselves and for those watching. Is it easy? Usually never. Do we need prayer, guidance, times for tears, and friends to push us through our valleys? Of course!
One of the unexpected blessings of working for Evy’s Tree has been watching the community of women blossom within our social network. So many stories capture our attention over the years, YOUR stories. Your valleys, mountain tops, fears, celebrations, frustrations, and overall the strength of mind and character that flows between our loyal customers. We know for sure that we wouldn’t have made it this far without you, but we hope you feel that somehow Evy’s Tree has been able to reach into your lives and have a positive impact. We want to celebrate your amazing strength this week with our “Armor of Love” double release. For women everywhere, we hope you find these cardigans a literal armor of delicacy and power, providing both emotional comfort during these trying times, as well as a mental boost…a reminder that women are truly strength and beauty.
The Rory in Multicolored Stripe, a completely new addition to the Evy’s Tree family, arrives just in time for summer and bursts forth with a truly vintage beach vibe. This is a longer, thigh-length open knit hooded cardigan inspired by the classic ’70’s beach look. The body and hood are a beautifully textured moss stitch, while the lapel is a wide horizontal knit stitch in off-white with alternating stripes of cheery yellow, red, light blue and navy colors. The Rory features a loose body for comfortable layering, inset pockets and a drop shoulder providing the perfect fit for every body type. Absolutely perfect for those days at the beach or by the pool, followed by the chill of late summer nights when you want to wrap up and be cozy. Wear it with our V-neck Tee in Blue, over your tank top or bathing suit, or with shorts, Skinnies, and with skirts for the fab-est look this summer!
In addition to the Rory, we are thrilled to bring you something the #SophieNation will love; the Sophie lover’s warm weather solution…the Sarah in Charcoal. The Sarah is an ultra-feminine, button front v-neck cardigan with a trending high peplum and bottom ruffle. This is a medium weight, waffle thermal knit cardigan also designed for cooler outdoor summer nights or those A/C blasted chilly theaters or other indoor locations, and will transition into cooler all-day fall temps in several months. The closet-staple dark heathered grey neutral can be mixed with nearly any other color for a layered ensemble. The Sarah looks darling either open or closed, and features large buttons, deep pockets, and comfortable sleeve cuffs. The Sarah can be worn with shorts, a cute dress, or your favorite Skinnies or denims.