Um, hi, I know summer for most of the northern hemisphere is long gone – but it’s the hottest time of year here in the Bay Area so I’m gonna tell myself that to excuse how late this favorites post is!
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No matter what trend forecasts say, there’s always one clothing item that will remain a wardrobe staple: the classic white tee. It’s the most basic of building blocks for so many outfits, which makes a white T-shirt a worthy investment.
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.
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!
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)!
Beat June gloom by catching up with my favorite things from this spring, including my current signature scent, a fiercely funny and feminist TV show, and a pair of earrings that never fail to garner compliments.
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!
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!
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 🙂
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.