Category: Style

Bye, Sweaty Summer Nights! The Sustainable Comforter You Need This Summer | Buffy Breeze Review

Bye, Sweaty Summer Nights! The Sustainable Comforter You Need This Summer | Buffy Breeze Review

It’s a hot girl summer – and unfortunately, that also means hot, sweaty nights (and not in a sexy way).

When I lived in Seattle, I had a very warm, down-filled comforter, which was perfect for Seattle’s cold six-month-long winters. But once I moved to California in June, that comforter made my bed into a sweaty death trap!

Thankfully, Buffy offered to send me their new temperature-regulating Breeze comforter to review.

Empowering Women and Girls with ROUND + SQUARE

Empowering Women and Girls with ROUND + SQUARE

As I’ve said many times before, the main reason I started exploring ethical and sustainable fashion was because I see it as a feminist issue. Most garment workers are women, so supporting ethical labor practices in the fashion industry is an extension of my own values.

So when ROUND + SQUARE, a sustainable and ethical brand dedicated to gender equality, reached out to me, the collaboration felt like the perfect fit for my blog!

6 Tips for Buying Less and Reducing Impulse Shopping

6 Tips for Buying Less and Reducing Impulse Shopping

Buying less for me isn’t just about sustainability (although of course that’s a huge reason); it’s also about saving money and reducing the clutter in my home and trying to minimize my addition to the endless cycle of consumerism that distracts me from the more important things in life.

BYE, GEMINI SEASON | a summer #ethicalootd

BYE, GEMINI SEASON | a summer #ethicalootd

I haven’t posted just an #ootd on this blog since the very early days, but this shoot was too good to keep to myself. Enjoy this summer ethical #ootd and a bunch of my word-vomited feelings (no better way to say farewell to Gemini season)!

Winter 2019 Eco & Ethical Edit

Winter 2019 Eco & Ethical Edit

Winter is all fun and games until after New Year’s when all the festivities are over and the only thing to look forward to are more rain, numb toes, and chapped lips.

That being said, wintertime is the best time to slow down and cozy up with that book you kept saying you’d read and that knitting project you forgot about amid the holiday rush. Here are some things this winter that sparked joy for me; enjoy!

Girlfriend Collective LITE vs. Compressive leggings review

Girlfriend Collective LITE vs. Compressive leggings review

Hi friends! It’s been a long time coming, but after extensive testing I’m excited to finally share my thoughts on Girlfriend Collective’s LITE leggings.

The LITE leggings are the softer baby sister of Girlfriend’s classic compressive leggings. Made out of recycled fishing nets rather than recycled water bottles, the material is thinner and more breathable for higher impact activities.

The website has mixed reviews, so I was apprehensive myself about springing for a pair—but Girlfriend generously offered to send me a pair of LITE leggings to test out since so many of you were asking about them!

Black-owned ethical brands to support this Black History Month (and every month)!

Black-owned ethical brands to support this Black History Month (and every month)!

I believe that conscious consumerism can be even more impactful when we approach it with an anti-racist and intersectional feminist lens. Shopping BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color – more context here) and woman-owned brands helps supports these communities in a world where wealth and power are mostly centralized in the hands of white men, while supporting more ethical practices.

This Black History Month, I’ve curated a list of ethical and sustainable Black-owned brands that you can support any time of year! Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference 🙂

Dear Reformation, stop commoditizing my culture // On cultural appropriation in “ethical” fashion

Dear Reformation, stop commoditizing my culture // On cultural appropriation in “ethical” fashion

In their first drop of 2019, Reformation kicked off the year with a new style they’ve dubbed the “May dress.” According to the website, the dress is “a tight fitting, mini length dress with a mock neck collar, frog closures and short sleeves.”

According to Chinese people, that’s a qipao (also known as a cheongsam)—a traditional dress most often worn for formal occasions.

As one might expect, when Ref posted a photo of the dress on a white model on Instagram, the comments section blew up in outrage. And as one might, sadly, expect, Reformation hasn’t issued any statement in response, or pulled the dress off their website; in fact, the dress is on their front page.

I KNITTED THIS SWEATER IN ONE WEEK

I KNITTED THIS SWEATER IN ONE WEEK

Yup, you read that right. One whole sweater, in seven days, with my two hands.

You might be wondering if I have knitting machine hands or something, but the secret is simple: Big yarn and big needles. Not only are extremely chunky knits the very definition of cute and cozy, they also knit up super quickly.

I reached out to Wool and the Gang to try one of their chunky sweaters, and they sent me their Eden Jumper kit.