As soon as the temperature dips below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, my knitting needles magically find themselves in my hands. I know, neat trick.
a sustainable and ethical (life)style blog
Category: Fair OOTDs
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.
Nothing says summer like not even being bothered to wear a real shirt, and tying on a silk scarf instead! Here are 3 ways I love wearing a scarf as a top, including that one shoulder scarf top you may have seen on my Instagram.
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!
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.
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)!
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!
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.
Thanks to everyone who’s been sending me screenshots of the Girlfriend Collective website, with MY FACE on it! I truly appreciate the love!
For those of you who don’t know, I was lucky enough to hang out with the team that makes my favorite leggings ever, along with some fellow Girlfriend fans. Here’s how it all happened.
When I think about shopping more consciously, I’ll admit that my electronics and tech don’t top my shopping list. I’ve happily given up my fast fashion addiction to embrace slow fashion, but taking a more conscious approach to the gadgets that power my life, my career, and this blog is mostly uncharted territory for me.
This is partly because I find shopping for clothes fun and do it on a regular basis, but rarely buy new electronics. It’s also because, compared to the overwhelming selection consumers have when it comes to fashion, there are narrower options when it comes to the electronics we buy.
I recently learned about Nimble, a company that takes a more thoughtful and conscious approach to consumer electronics and tech, and I’m thrilled to partner with them to share their story with you.