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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Review: St. Agni Woven Loafers

One of the items I own that I am asked about the most frequently are my St. Agni woven loafers. Every time I feature them on my Instagram, people want to know if they are really worth the cost, how comfortable they are, how they wear and more, since basically every ethical fashion blogger seems…

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Brand to Know: Cait Shea Designs (Connecticut-Made)

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Cait Clark of Cait Shea Designs. I got to learn a bit about her passion for sustainability and conscious living and browse her new shop in Chester, Connecticut. I’m so excited to share her story and shop with you, as well as show you some of the beautiful…

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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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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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Brand to Know: Alchemist Fashion

When I was in Belgium, I stopped by Hempmade to take a look at their ethical fashion offerings. I was completely in heaven – an entire shop dedicated to ethical clothing brands! We don’t have anything like this near where I live, so it was a big deal to me.     The store was…

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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: DÔEN Rosebay Top

I was eyeing this DÔEN top all throughout my no spend month, and finally went ahead and bought it. I put a lot of thought into this purchase, and it did not disappoint – when you finally get something you’ve really considered, it is so much more gratifying than any impulse purchase. I was between two…

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Brand to Know: Only Child

Those of you who have been embracing ethical style for some time are likely already familiar with Only Child. But for those of you who are new to slow fashion, I wanted to continue my Brands to Know series with a feature on this company. I only own one piece of clothing from Only Child,…

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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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