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My skincare routine for combination skin (hormonal & fungal acne-prone)

My skincare routine for combination skin (hormonal & fungal acne-prone)

As you may know, I’ve been struggling with hormonal acne ever since I got my IUD. And in the past year, I’ve tried so many products to try and tame the hot mess that is my face, mostly to no avail.

But I’m happy to report that although my skin isn’t completely clear, I actually have a better relationship with my skin than ever before. Desperate to figure out how to return to the good old days of clear skin, I’ve been forced to get to know my skin better. I’ve learned what triggers my acne and what the condition of my skin says about my general health. And I’m much more mindful of what I put on my face as well as what I put in my body.

Here’s the lowdown on my current skincare routine! In conjunction with eating less sugar and dairy, I’ve found that my skin is generally happier (and clearer!!) with this routine. In case you’d like to try out any of these products, I’ve included some discount codes/links at the bottom of the post!

Fresh picks for your best spring capsule wardrobe yet!

Fresh picks for your best spring capsule wardrobe yet!

Ah, spring. It’s that time of year when the long winter months of Netflix and popping Vitamin D supplements finally give way to warmer weather and gorgeous spring blooms (and, sadly, the accompanying allergies).

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a wardrobe change. Goodbye to wearing 70 layers of winter clothes, and hello to dreamy textures and fresh hues.

Here are my top picks for a timeless spring capsule wardrobe!

Starting a blog, content planning, & working with brands / Blogging Q&A

Starting a blog, content planning, & working with brands / Blogging Q&A

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you all on Instagram to ask me your questions about blogging, and today I’m answering them!

Wondering how to start a blog, plan content and write consistently, and work with brands? Watch the Q&A!

How to dream fearlessly & other lessons I’ve learned from one year of blogging

How to dream fearlessly & other lessons I’ve learned from one year of blogging

Restitchstance turns one year old on March 26, 2018!

It’s been quite the ride, and I’ve learned so much about sustainable and ethical fashion, blogging, and myself along the way. Here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned.

Allbirds wool runners vs. wool loungers comparison (review)

Allbirds wool runners vs. wool loungers comparison (review)

Alright, I’ll admit it. I’ve only been working in tech full-time for six months…and I’ve already succumbed to the stereotypical norm-core fashion of startup life.

Maybe I didn’t so much “succumb” as embrace my inner grandma (for god’s sake, I wear fluffy slippers at work), but in any case, I now own not one, but two pairs of Allbirds. I mean, I’m twinning with half of Seattle’s tech industry whenever I wear them, but that’s okay because they’re super cute, freakishly comfortable, and made of natural materials that are less harmful for the environment than typical sneakers.

I own the Allbirds wool runners in Tuke Dusk (top) and the wool loungers (bottom) in one of last year’s limited edition colors, grey with a pink sole. I’ve had the loungers for around nine months and just bought the runners within the past month.

Read on to see how they compare!

Why I’m sick of sustainable and ethical fashion’s exclusionary marketing (ft. Automic Gold)

Why I’m sick of sustainable and ethical fashion’s exclusionary marketing (ft. Automic Gold)

Sustainable and ethical fashion’s exclusionary marketing makes conscious fashion seem elitist, when we should be trying to make it more accessible for all folks. If sustainable and ethical brands truly want to be part of a movement and not just ride the greenwashing wave for capitalistic gains, they need to do their part to make the movement more welcoming and accessible.

That’s why I’m excited to introduce you to Automic Gold, a brand with a refreshing and honest approach to marketing! They believe that companies should take responsibility for the kinds of images they create, especially when those images can have such a powerful impact.

The most stylish (and sustainable) sports bra you’ll ever wear / Girlfriend Collective Monroe sports bra review

The most stylish (and sustainable) sports bra you’ll ever wear / Girlfriend Collective Monroe sports bra review

I asked if I should review the Girlfriend Collective Monroe sports bra in my Insta stories, and 87% of you said yes! Sorry not sorry to the 13% of you who are freakin’ tired of me raving about this brand…gotta give the people what they want!

(Scroll to the end for a fun surprise! Hint: It may or may not be 10% off your purchase at Girlfriend Collective…)

5 ethical shoes that’ll put a spring in your step!

5 ethical shoes that’ll put a spring in your step!

Get it? Because it’s almost spring? Hehe.

Did I literally decide to write this post because of the pun? Maybe. But puns aside, spring is a great time to invest in footwear! With warmer temps, you can finally cast aside your thick wool socks and rainboots for comfy sneakers and cute sandals.

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.