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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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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Learning to Pack a Minimalist Suitcase

For me, ethical fashion and minimalism go hand-in-hand, because one of the simplest ways to have a more ethical closet is to simply consume less clothing. This is where I have always fallen off the wagon a bit. I tend to get really anxious about not having the right things to wear to a meeting,…

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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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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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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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Affordable Ethical Fashion

Hi everyone – Happy Friday! I’ve been working on some other posts, but decided to put those on the back burner and dedicate some time to working on a request I received – affordable ethical fashion. It’s no secret that shopping ethically can be expensive, unless you’re going the secondhand route. And it makes sense,…

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