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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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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Brand to Know: Maven Women

I was first introduced to the Maven Women brand when I attended the Free the Slaves Fashion for Freedom event earlier this summer. At the event, Maven founder Rebecca Ballard gave an impassioned answer to a panel question about the power that we, as women, have to change the fashion industry. I left the event…

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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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Living in the Moment with Tense Watches

This post is in partnership with Tense Watches. #mypresenttense Matt and I have been married for approximately 299 days, 7,176 hours and 430,560 minutes. In October, we’ll celebrate our first wedding anniversary. (Remind me to finish my thank you notes, guys.) And over the course of those days, hours and minutes, we have spent a…

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Summer 10×10 Recap: What I Wore and What I Learned

I just completed the summer 10×10 (founded by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee), which challenges capsule wardrobe aficionados to wear only ten items of clothing (including shoes!) for ten days – as ten different outfits. It can sound a little daunting, but it’s a really fun way to get creative with your wardrobe and practice…

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Fashion for Freedom: An Inspiring Evening for Change

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the Free the Slaves Fashion for Freedom event in New York City with my dear friend Cait of Cait Shea Designs. I’ve covered her previously on the blog if you’d like to check out her fantastic designs! We spent the entire day in the city leading up…

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6 Accessories That Extend Your Minimal Wardrobe

Originally published on The Minimalist Wardrobe. If you’re embarking on building a smaller, more ethical wardrobe, something you might hear a lot is how the right accessories extend your capsule. Consciously picking accessories can change the entire tone of an outfit, adding versatility and interest. It all makes sense, right? But how do you actually…

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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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Outfit: Setting the Tone

I recently had the pleasure of updating some of the photos I use for certain sections of my blog, such as my About and Contact pages. It was so fun! I worked with a local photographer who used to work in NYC documenting fashion and street style. While I rarely use a professional photographer because,…

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