In honor of Black History Month, we’ve shared some favorite #TJbooklist over on our facebook groups. A special thanks to our Taylor Joelle Admin for selecting those beautiful books to share. Many of the extraordinary books we recommend are recipients of the Coretta Scott King Award. Just as we aim to have these acclaimed works in all of your homes, we want everyone to have access to these incredible pieces of history, artistry, and representation.
On Feb 2, 2022, we chose to donate15 percent of all sales today to support the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Award Book Donation Grant. Thank you all so much for your purchases and making this donation possible. We were able to donate $639.66 to this wonderful grant.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools, underfunded libraries, and other community organizations. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee believes children’s lives must be saturated with books and reading opportunities. An enduring message of the Committee’s Public Awareness Campaign is that books and reading can only add value to children’s lives if books are present with opportunities to read.
If you would like some of these amazing award winning books in your home, you can view the list HERE.
We saw Encanto as a family, and loved it! The music was catchy (can’t seem to get that Bruno song out of my head) and the dancing was so fun. Cohen is already asking when we can see it again. It starts streaming Christmas Eve on Disney Plus, so I am sure we will be watching it on repeat.
If your little loves Encanto, here’s some fun gift ideas!
2. The Disney Store has adorable Encanto accessories including these fun ears
3. Today, Taylor Joelle launches their “Ordinary Butterly Dress”. This would make a beautiful gift set paired with a Mirabel doll.
4. Loungefly has created this amazing backpack! Available at the Disney Store.
We hope you enjoy the movie (and the soundtrack) as much as we did!
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We want to show you some fun ways to style our simple red cape dress this Halloween! It’s so versatile! This dress hits the site on July 13th at 10am mst. Here’s 3 ways to style it up; let us know if can think of another fun way.
Scarlet Witch – see our previous blog post for a DIY was on the headpiece.
2. Owlette from PJ Masks. We purchased the accessories from Amazon
Are you looking for a cheap and easy costume idea? We have just the solution! In this blog post, we will show you how to make your own DIY Scarlet Witch Headpiece. This is a quick project that can be completed in about an hour or two, and it won’t break the bank. If you are on a budget but want to get into character as Wanda Maximoff from Avengers: Infinity War, then this headpiece is perfect for you!
A Dinosaur Birthday for your dino loving child? Yes please! Taylor Joelle has a new Dinosaur Dress hitting the site June 2nd. It’s the perfect party dress complete with modern and bright colors, and twirly layers of tulle so they are photoshoot-ready.
Scroll down to see our showcase of fun Dino Party ideas to match the dress. Here’s an easy tutorial for a Dinosaur Birthday Garland…
Thank you for all of your support with the King’s Legacy dress and t-shirt launch! Our hearts are so happy and we are so grateful for your support. We have made our first donation of $1685 to Saint Jude in honor of Chadwick Bosemen. We will be making the next donation when theses preorders arrive to us.
Update – we just made a second donation of $125 from sales between April 14th and May 11th. Thanks you!!
I am extremely excited to have a dress releasing soon inspired by Black Panther. This dress was a collaborative design with two of our Black facebook mom group members, one of whom is now a paid employee of ours. The Taylor Joelle team strongly believes in representation. Before I founded Taylor Joelle, I was an educator. I also received my bachelors degree in Youth Leadership. My background has been about helping children learn and finding their place in the world. I know how important matters of representation, identity, and self esteem are to healthy development, and I’ve been striving to bring those lessons to my brand.
As part of our preorder launch, we will be donating $10 for every Black Panther inspired dress preorder, and $5 for every Black Panther inspired shirt preorder to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When we first started working on the Black Panther-inspired dress, we believed very strongly that we should honor Chadwick Boseman’s legacy by supporting a pediatric cancer charity that benefitted Black children. Black pediatric cancer patients nationwide die at appalling rates disproportionate to all other groups. Across nine common cancers, Black children are between 38 and 95 percent more likely to die. It’s a horrible and unjust truth, and we wanted to support a group actively working to dismantle the systemic barriers to equal treatment. There is one extraordinary place where Black pediatric cancer survivability rates are the same as white children’s, and it’s a place that was both very close to Chadwick Boseman’s heart and critical to desegregation in health care: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Some of you may know that as Chadwick Boseman was silently fighting his own cancer battle, he was also taking time to lift children’s spirits at St. Jude. St. Jude was the first desegregated hospital in the south, and St. Jude’s founder personally forced hotels in the surrounding area to desegregate. While the south was still awash with the horror and injustice of segregation, St. Jude actively recruited and hired Black doctors and nurses, roomed Black and white patients together, had patients and families all dine together, and gave equal medical treatment to all races. From its inception, St. Jude emphasized that no child or family would ever be treated differently on the basis of race. St. Jude also notably opened its own patient family housing to guarantee that every family coming to St. Jude would be treated equally regardless of race or ability to pay. To this day, St. Jude still houses any family free of charge.
St. Jude cared passionately about equal care and equal outcomes for Black pediatric cancer patients decades before its peers, and it remains an outlier even today in survival rates for Black children. We are confident that our donation to St. Jude will help save more Black lives— and we thank Chadwick Boseman for his powerful legacy that has given countless Black children inspiration and hope.
Donations to Saint Jude’s Research Hospital can be made HERE.