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The best ethical and sustainable Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales of 2018

The best ethical and sustainable Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales of 2018

The annual celebration of consumerism is upon us again! But while Black Friday and Cyber Monday have a reputation as horrific displays of mass consumerism, they are also an opportunity for many of us to buy ethical and sustainable goods that may otherwise be out of our price range.

Best of all, most of these brands are online…so you can skip the crowds and lines and shop from your bed!

I’ll be listing Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales for ethical and sustainable brands here. Bookmark this page and check back throughout the weekend for updated sales.

5 ethical brands making fine jewelry affordable (+ gift ideas!)

5 ethical brands making fine jewelry affordable (+ gift ideas!)

It’s only recently that I’ve tried to invest in longer lasting jewelry pieces as my tastes have changed to embrace more timeless styles and higher quality jewelry. Fine jewelry is, however, expensive. Luckily, there are fine jewelry brands that prioritize affordable pricing and ethical standards!

With the holidays coming up, I thought it’d be the perfect time to whip up this roundup of ethical fine jewelry brands that won’t break the bank* (plus a few gift ideas for fun!).

10 ethical and sustainable boots for fall and winter 2018

10 ethical and sustainable boots for fall and winter 2018

Every time autumn rolls around, I’m more than happy to trade my tired old flip flops for a pair of sleek black ankle booties.

These boots are all ethically made, designed to last, and made for walking… and, of course, jumping into huge piles of crunchy leaves.

Is Reformation worth it? / My Ref collection & sizing review

Is Reformation worth it? / My Ref collection & sizing review

Time to ‘fess up. I’m addicted to Reformation.

For the longest time, I determinedly held firm against their “cool girl” marketing and ridiculously adorable styles, appalled that just one dress could cost over $200. No way was I going to give in and splurge my nonprofit wages on these floral print wallet-temptresses, no matter how cute!

12 affordable ethical & sustainable summer dresses under $100

12 affordable ethical & sustainable summer dresses under $100

We’re at the peak of summer, which means I’ve been living in my favorite lazy outfit: the summer dress! I mean, when it’s pushing 90 degrees out, you don’t have time to pick out and coordinate two or more pieces of clothing.

Unfortunately, it’s hard enough to find a cute ethically made and sustainable dress, let alone one that fits within your budget. That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to spend hours online shopping in order to curate this list of sustainable and ethical dresses under $100! I know, really taking one for the team here.

Enjoy the fruits of my labor and shop my picks below!

9 sustainable and ethical jumpsuits to live in this summer

9 sustainable and ethical jumpsuits to live in this summer

The summery jumpsuit is like the cool older sister of the sundress: effortless and classically chic, but a little more daring and adventurous. I’m pretty enchanted with the idea and look of jumpsuits, and want to wear them more especially in the upcoming summer months when it just feels right to only wear one piece of clothing.

I’ve been doing some shopping around, and thought I’d share my favorite picks with you! Here are nine sustainable and ethical jumpsuits you could totally rock this summer.

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!

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.

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!