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5 woman-owned indie jewelry brands you’ll fall for!

5 woman-owned indie jewelry brands you’ll fall for!

As you may know, I love supporting small businesses and independent artisans and designers. One of my favorite items to buy from indie designers is jewelry, because there’s such a range of styles and prices. Here, I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorite indie jewelry brands!

Not only are these brands run by indie designers (i.e. real human beings, not faceless corporations), they also focus on sustainable and ethical practices.

Cultivating self love and care / what I’ve learned from Black feminists and social justice

Cultivating self love and care / what I’ve learned from Black feminists and social justice

Happy Valentine’s Day! Amid all the hubbub about romantic love, I want to talk about one of the most important, yet neglected loves of our lives: self love.

People have been talking about self love and self care a lot lately, and much like the growing popularity of progressive movements like feminism, it’s been a mixed bag. On one hand, loving and caring for ourselves is so, so important and these discussions have brought issues of mental health to the forefront. On the other hand, I’ve seen “self love” misused as a marketing ploy to get consumers to “treat yourself,” often completely missing the radical and political roots of self love and care.

I want to take a closer, more critical look at the concepts of self love and self care, and how we can incorporate loving and caring practices into our own lives.

5 classic, all-season pieces that will never go out of style

5 classic, all-season pieces that will never go out of style

Have you ever experienced love at first wear?

It’s that miraculous feeling when you slip something on for the first time, and you know you never want to let go of it. You can picture your future together: special occasions, nights out, even casual weekends.

Keep reading for my five classic wardrobe staples that’ll never go out of style!

What I wore in Hawaii & what to pack for a tropical getaway! (LOOKBOOK)

What I wore in Hawaii & what to pack for a tropical getaway! (LOOKBOOK)

Guess what? Your girl is making her YouTube debut!

As you probably know from last week’s blog post and my gratuitous vacation pics on Instagram, I went to Hawaii a couple weeks ago. I’ve put together a short video of the sustainable and ethical looks I wore on vacation, plus a packing guide.

Whether you have a getaway to somewhere warm planned, or are just fantasizing about summer already (I definitely am), I hope this gives you some inspiration!

Learning how to travel more consciously

Learning how to travel more consciously

Although I, like all American travelers, am inextricably tangled up in U.S. imperialism, I’m trying to figure out how I can be a more conscious and thoughtful traveler.

Through my experiences traveling and conversations with friends and people affected by the tourism industry, I’ve come up with some guidelines for how I can travel more consciously.

How I stay cute and cozy in the winter!

How I stay cute and cozy in the winter!

Winter me is at least 70% less cute than summer me. My skin transforms into a dry, flaky desert, I’m seemingly always in the process of catching a cold, and I kind of give up on looking cute because my number one priority is to stay warm and alive so I can make it through this terrible time of year and see the sun once again.

But this year, I’m challenging myself (and you!) to fight the frump. Winter means more layers and clothes, which means more possibilities for creating cute looks!

Here are four tips to take your winter outfits from “I am doing my best to not just be a human popsicle” to “I am embracing life’s challenges and THRIVING!”

My New Year’s resolutions + tips for sticking to yours!

My New Year’s resolutions + tips for sticking to yours!

Happy New Year! Though the demarcation of time is a social construct and there’s not really anything inherently significant about the start of another trip around the sun, it’s always a good idea to reflect on what’s important to us, what we’ve accomplished, and what we want to work on. 

Here are my 2018 resolutions, followed by some tips that have helped me accomplish goals and establish good habits.

Why we need more POC in sustainable and ethical fashion! ft. Proclaim

Why we need more POC in sustainable and ethical fashion! ft. Proclaim

Hi friends and lovely readers! Today, I’m talking about something that’s been weighing on my mind since I started this blog: sustainable and ethical fashion’s diversity problem.

The sustainable and ethical fashion community is so wonderful and full of awesome, creative, and thoughtful folks, but it’s also not that diverse. And while I think this space is generally more progressive and cognizant of social issues than the rest of the fashion industry, sustainable and ethical fashion that doesn’t include people of color isn’t as revolutionary as it could be.

I’m also excited to introduce you to a brand that’s addressing fashion’s diversity problem head-on: Proclaim! But first, let’s talk about why we need more POC in sustainable and ethical fashion.

LAST MINUTE ethical gift guide

LAST MINUTE ethical gift guide

Panicking because you procrastinated on holiday gifts yet again? Scratching your head trying to figure out where you can buy sustainable and ethical gifts that won’t break the bank, but will still delight?

Everlane is getting into the holiday spirit with free 2-day shipping, starting today. Get your last minute holiday gifts (for yourself included, of course) and shop my picks!

Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

You know that piece of jewelry that makes you feel not only beautiful, but also powerful?

With minimal yet bold designs and gorgeous natural materials like concrete and marble, all of the jewelry from Jewel Posse captures that #bossbabe feeling.

Of course, all the pieces are made sustainably and ethically. Plus, Jewel Posse is a woman and Black-owned shop!