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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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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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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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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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: 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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