Ethical Fashion Roundup: My Tradlands Summer Sale Picks

If you’ve spent any time at all on Instagram over the last few days, you’ve likely seen that Tradlands is having its summer sale! Since I am a Tradlands ambassador, I thought it would be fun to show you how I’m wearing some of my favorite ethically-made pieces by them, and round up my favorite items…

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The Real Challenge of Passing on Plastic & Slow Fashion Summer

This summer, I’ve committed myself to a couple of different environmental and ethical fashion initiatives (which I am participating in imperfectly, but participating in nonetheless). I wanted to take some time to update you all about them here, and to open a dialogue because I have a lot of mixed feelings about them lately. Plastic…

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Why You Don’t Need a Spreadsheet of your Clothes and the Lies They Tell You About Minimalism

Originally published on The Minimalist Wardrobe. It started with a pair of shoes. I bought a new pair of shoes, and the comments followed shortly thereafter – about owning too many shoes, about not being the right kind of minimalist. Building a minimal closet can be a difficult journey. I originally became interested in ethical,…

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Outfit: Breezy Long Weekend

I won’t be here for the long weekend (business trip problems…) but today I was feeling inspired by its approach and decided to put together a holiday weekend outfit anyway. For me, the recipe for a perfect weekend outfit is as follows: Light-wash, high-waisted jeans (these are Madewell’s Perfect Summer Jean) A breezy white top…

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Affordable Ethical Fashion

Hi everyone – Happy Friday! I’ve been working on some other posts, but decided to put those on the back burner and dedicate some time to working on a request I received – affordable ethical fashion. It’s no secret that shopping ethically can be expensive, unless you’re going the secondhand route. And it makes sense,…

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No spend month, week 3: The things money can’t buy

Week three of no spend month was really all about the things money can’t buy – it’s clichéd but it is a cliché for a reason. I’ve made so many connections this month, and while I can’t say for certain that it is because of no spend month, I have a feeling that it is responsible….

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No Spend Month, Week 2: Confronting my spending habits

Week 1 was about getting myself to stop thinking about shopping. But Week 2 forced me to think about it again. I had two credit card bills due this week from my last month of spending and some balances carried over. Looking these bills over made it apparent, in no uncertain terms, that while I…

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No Spend Month, Week 1

I’ve officially finished week 1 of my No Spend Month with The Tingley Edit! I successfully made it through the week without any fashion purchases (I did end up with a tattoo though? As one of my Instagram friends said – “The cost per wear is super low on those!” 🙂 Anyways.) I feel like…

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Slow Sunday + My No Spend Month

I’ve missed a few Slow Sunday posts, so I’m glad to be back at it. It’s always the perfect time to reflect on the past week and look ahead at what I’d like to achieve. Currently reading… Nothing too exciting- have just been reading for class, mostly. I’m only two classes away from having my…

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My Ethical Anniversary

Wow! Without even thinking much about it, it has been approximately one year since I made the commitment to shop more responsibly. I thought I’d reflect a bit on what has happened over the past year, what I’ve learned and what I hope to achieve moving forward. I had a couple glasses of wine before…

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