A Wholehearted Holiday: Gifts for the Ethical Fashionista

Ah, the holidays. A time to prove to everyone how much you love them by buying them stuff. (Ha!) Okay, but in all seriousness, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share gift guides here for that very reason. If the intent of my blog is to promote responsible consumption, shouldn’t I shirk the over-consumption…

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Dressing Local

We talk a lot about “local” these days – usually when it comes to the produce we buy or the coffee shops we go to. But, one thing that is also important to me is dressing local. I’ve covered Connecticut designer Cait Shea Designs here in the past, but seeing as I’ve recently acquired a few more…

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A Closet Update

Wow! It has been awhile since I gave a good ol’ closet update. I’ve been sharing a lot about brands to know and outfits lately, which has been so much fun and has helped me continue to build a wardrobe I really love. But you might be wondering – is her closet just brimming with…

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Hemp Hemp Hooray

Fashion is a notoriously thirsty industry. According to the 2017 Pulse of the Fashion Industry Report, the global fashion industry consumed 79 billion cubic meters of water in 2015 – enough to fill nearly 32 million Olympic-size swimming pools. This usage is expected to increase 50% by 2030. But, by more carefully considering the choice…

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The Wholehearted Wardrobe Turns 1! My Favorite Outfits and What I’ve Learned

The Wholehearted Wardrobe is turning 1! Thank you all so much for being here as I’ve navigated my first year of blogging, shared my feelings about getting dressed, talked with you about my day-to-day and worked to manage the growing audience I have. When I asked you on Instagram what you’d like to see as…

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Late Night Writing in Loyale Studio + Giveaway

Hi friends – gosh, the days are really just flying by. How are you all doing? I have so many cool brands I want to write about, but have fallen so far behind with everything since traveling to Paris and Amsterdam (I know…tough life!). Beyond that, you might have noticed my site was hacked while…

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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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On Turning 28 and Looking to the Stars

It’s my birthday today, and it’s one of those things I increasingly greet with mixed feelings. Not so much because I’m upset about getting older – I actually am glad to be getting older, to be finding my footing and my style, as well as becoming more confident. It’s more about the bittersweetness of it,…

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