Category: Fair OOTDs

How can fashion practice cultural appreciation, not cultural appropriation? (ft. MATTER Prints)

How can fashion practice cultural appreciation, not cultural appropriation? (ft. MATTER Prints)

Alright, it’s time to talk about the elephant in the figurative fashion industry room: cultural appropriation.

I haven’t written about cultural appropriation on this blog yet because everything that could be said on the topic has been said, and, well, it’s exhausting as a person of color to explain to someone why cultural appropriation sucks.

But as an ethical fashion blogger, I’d be remiss if I didn’t tackle one of the most controversial issues in the fashion industry! Even sustainable and ethical brands end up appropriating, but we can—and have to—do better.

Cupro: The magical sustainable fabric you’ve never heard of

Cupro: The magical sustainable fabric you’ve never heard of

Being into sustainable and ethical fashion has made me into a bit of a textile geek. After all, there are so many cool sustainable fabrics! Who knew you could make fabric out of recycled water bottles and fishing nets?

So when I found out about Cupro fairly recently, I was surprised that I didn’t already know about it. Girlfriend Collective sent me a couple of their new Cupro tees, and I immediately fell in love with the miraculously soft and eco-friendly fabric…so much so that I had to learn more about Cupro and share what I’ve learned about this magical fabric with you all!

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!

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!

What I wore in Hawaii & what to pack for a tropical getaway! (LOOKBOOK)

What I wore in Hawaii & what to pack for a tropical getaway! (LOOKBOOK)

Guess what? Your girl is making her YouTube debut!

As you probably know from last week’s blog post and my gratuitous vacation pics on Instagram, I went to Hawaii a couple weeks ago. I’ve put together a short video of the sustainable and ethical looks I wore on vacation, plus a packing guide.

Whether you have a getaway to somewhere warm planned, or are just fantasizing about summer already (I definitely am), I hope this gives you some inspiration!

Learning how to travel more consciously

Learning how to travel more consciously

Although I, like all American travelers, am inextricably tangled up in U.S. imperialism, I’m trying to figure out how I can be a more conscious and thoughtful traveler.

Through my experiences traveling and conversations with friends and people affected by the tourism industry, I’ve come up with some guidelines for how I can travel more consciously.

How I stay cute and cozy in the winter!

How I stay cute and cozy in the winter!

Winter me is at least 70% less cute than summer me. My skin transforms into a dry, flaky desert, I’m seemingly always in the process of catching a cold, and I kind of give up on looking cute because my number one priority is to stay warm and alive so I can make it through this terrible time of year and see the sun once again.

But this year, I’m challenging myself (and you!) to fight the frump. Winter means more layers and clothes, which means more possibilities for creating cute looks!

Here are four tips to take your winter outfits from “I am doing my best to not just be a human popsicle” to “I am embracing life’s challenges and THRIVING!”