The Cardigan I'm Living In + The Jumpsuit I Thought I'd Never Wear

If you've been following Selflessly Styled for a while, you've probably picked up on the fact that I adore the brand Miakoda. I fell in love with them when I first tried their oversized hoodie (you can read more about their ethical sustainable manufacturing practices in this review), and it ended up being my most worn item of 2017!  When I heard they were coming out with a new cardigan and jumpsuit, I was over the moon with excitement to try them!

Actually that's only half-true.

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A New Method for Exploring Personal Style Without Breaking the Bank (or the planet)

We can pin all the pins on Pinterest, but we have to explore items on ourselves and observe how we feel in them to truly understand what types of clothing best express our style. Sure, we can read style blogs and follow the helpful formulas that stylists have created, but at the end of the day, we've got to get the garments off the screen and onto our own bodies. How do we do this sustainably... and on a budget?

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7 Portland Shops with Ethical Apparel Options

Spring has sprung in Portland which means loads of cherry blossoms (yay!) and loads of raindrops. Since we moved downtown, I have been loving the ability to walk to so many places, and my Alice + Whittles boots have been getting used more than ever. No, this post isn't sponsored, but it seems like the perfect opportunity to mention that the boots I first reviewed over a year ago are still a major staple in my wardrobe. I wear them to the dog park, to work, out shopping and just today I was asked by two separate individuals where they're from! I love sharing about the brand, especially after having the privilege of interviewing their founders

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What a Healthy Relationship with Your Clothes Looks Like

Have you thought about the relationship you have with your clothes? 

It affects you more than you may realize. Whether you consider yourself someone who is "into fashion" or not, you have a relationship with your clothes. You put them on every single day (at least I hope you do!), and they speak on your behalf to those around you before you even open your mouth. 

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Guest Post: What Grandma Taught Me

It’s 6am. My steaming cup of green tea is warming my hands after the quarter mile walk from my husband's childhood home to Grandma’s house. The cup is small, porcelain white with a hand painted peach on the side. It’s an old cup, but you won’t find a stain from use or time. Grandma puts the toast in the toaster, apologizing for not having something home made for us. We tell her toast is just fine, not to worry.

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Jillian: talented teenager with ethical style

You know that I always get excited to introduce you to other ethical fashionistas, but this one is extra fun for me! Jillian is a junior in high school who is deeply interested in ethical fashion and design. It is rare for me to meet someone so young who has such an awareness and beautiful articulation around issues of conscious consumerism. Interviewing Jillian gives me such hope and anticipation for the future of fashion...

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