Hands-Free: Ethically-Made Belt Bags

I’ve mentioned a lot in my previous posts how much I’ve wanted a belt bag. Known as a fanny pack in its former life, the belt bag has recently been reimagined into a more classic, versatile item that often doubles as a crossbody bag. I thought that today it would be fun to round up…

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Ethical Fashion and the Burlap-Sack-Evaluation

Over the weekend, Matt and I attended the wedding of one of his good friends from college. It was an absolutely beautiful, classic and elegant wedding held at a venue overlooking the Hudson River. I realized too late that it was also black-tie optional. Oops. So, instead of going through Rent the Runway, my typical…

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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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*GIVEAWAY* Komuso Design The Shift, Rose Gold

Hi everyone! I have posted before about my love for Komuso’s Shift necklace (it remains one of my most-read blog posts to this day!), so I’m really excited to have the opportunity to profile this brand again and give away a limited edition, rose gold chain Shift to one of you! I’ve been pretty open with…

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Streamlining My Shoes

Having an intentional approach to shoes has long been a challenge of mine. When I started simplifying my wardrobe, I started out with approximately 60 pairs of shoes. A few people have told me that is insane (which it is! I know!), and that my roster of 30 shoes is still way too many. But…

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7 Tips for Shopping Secondhand

I love secondhand shopping. You can find so many items in perfect condition while shopping in a way that honors people and the planet. Not to mention, nothing feels better than a great secondhand score! I’ve mentioned it before, but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when I wouldn’t have been caught dead…

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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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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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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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