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I Wore 11 Items for a Full Month

During November, I challenged myself to only wear eleven items (including shoes) as a way to foster simplicity and contentment in a month that can be prone to becoming a bit chaotic. To be honest, the whole challenge felt rather anticlimactic once it was done. While it was four times longer than the 10x10 challenge, it was distinctly simpler than my challenge last year of wearing only five items for a full month.

What made it so easy this time?

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An Earring Capsule: The Creative Minimalist's Dream

I was introduced to Jewels & Aces over a year ago and was drawn to the thoughtful styling and crafts(wo)manship that founder Grace Wong has brought to life with her jewelry.

In the world of fashion, it’s rare to find a brand that’s doing something completely original and outside the box. Coming up with a new concept that’s instantly timeless sounds nearly impossible, but that’s exactly what Grace has done with Jewels & Aces earring capsules.

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"Being a Social Media Influencer Made Me Start a Factory"

This guest post from Hannah Theisen gives you a behind the scenes glimpse into the backstory of the factory she’s opening in the Philippines. I personally got to visit the building this factory will inhabit, meet the filipino women who are working alongside Hannah, and see the garments in person when I visited the Philipines this year. This brand is doing everything right.

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I Tried Three Different Styles of Everlane Jeans

Nine months ago, I reviewed my first pair of Everlane Jeans after being intrigued by all the buzz the #damngooddenim release was generating. While I still wear them (often), I’ve ended up purchasing two other pairs to fill very different uses in my wardrobe. While they all boast an extremely affordable price tag of $68, I find the three of them to be pretty unique, so I’ve put together a comparison of them below:

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Vetta's Edgy Capsule Blazer + Sweater Review

If you’ve been following Selflessly Styled for a while, you already know that I’m really enamored with Vetta as a sustainable and ethical brand. From wearing only their 5 piece Minimalist Capsule for 30 days straight to styling their casual pieces on the road, I’ve had the privilege of trying many of their designs and watching the brand grow and grow.

A few weeks ago, they launched their latest capsule: The Edgy Capsule. To be honest, while I was excited (as always) about another Vetta reveal, I was a little unsure A few weeks ago, they launched their latest capsule: The Edgy Capsule.

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Three of my Ethical Blogger Buddies Styled Nisolo's Latest Collection With Me

How many ethical fashion bloggers does it take to review a new shoe collection?

In this case… four!

Back in the spring, I had the honor of sitting beside three of my fellow local ethical bloggers on a panel at the Sustainable Fashion Forum. While I’ve seen each of them on separate occasions, this was the first time all four of us got together since then. Thank you, Nisolo, for giving me another reason to get together with these fabulous and thoughtful women!

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What I'm Packing for 10 Days in the Philippines

As I type this, I am literally just hours away from hopping on my flight to the Philippines for an incredible adventure! (Follow along on my social media if you want!) 

I'll be on the ground for 10 days and am only bringing a large backpack and a purse. Whew. Never thought I'd get to this level of streamlined packing! Stay tuned for the verdict on whether I overpacked, under-packed, or got it just right.

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A Match Made in Sustainable Style Heaven

I'm excited about every brand that is featured on Selflessly Styled, but I won't pretend that I don't have favorites. If you've followed me for any length of time, you likely have picked up on the fact that I really adore both MATTER and Miakoda. These brands exist on quite literally opposite sides of the world (MATTER based in Singapore and Miakoda operating out of New York), and yet, as if by some magical force, they have partnered up to create a small collection together. 

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Ethical Outfit Options for Event Season

Event season is here (hooray!), and if you find your refrigerator growing increasingly covered with invites to fancier affairs like weddings, bridal showers, graduations, etc. it can be the cause of both excitement and perhaps a little anxiety about what to wear. 

If you're striving shop ethically and avoid supporting fast fashion, there can be an added level of stress to this season of celebration.

My hope is that this post will give you some ideas that help you stick to your budget, stay true to your ideals of the types of brands you want to support, and allow you to head into your upcoming events with a spring in your step and an outfit you feel great about! 

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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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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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