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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
I decided to kick off my 2018 holiday gift guide series with this post highlighting a few really cool custom gift options from do-good brands. Custom takes time, so don’t delay if you want to create something personalized to have under the tree!Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
When I heard that one of my favorite ethical brands was creating a tencel romper I was so excited to learn more.
Then I found out it was a faux romper which creates so many more styling options.
And then... I found out it's actually a three piece set comprised of a tank top, a pair of shorts, and a cropped pant. Glory hallelujah.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
I've said it before, I'll say it again: I've got a big 'ole crush on Vetta. Whenever I hear they're coming out with a new capsule, I get those giddy little butterflies in my stomach and count down the days until it's released. Am I revealing my ethical fashion nerdiness? Whoops.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Back in September, Everlane introduced their first line of denim... and it was BIG. I mean, maybe I noticed it more since I pay attention to ethical fashion, but I felt like everyone was talking about it. Ethically made jeans for $68? Sounded almost too good to be true.Read More
As 2017 draws to an end, it's a natural time to pause and reflect on the year. Some of these reflections are deep and weighty, others are light and fun, while still others are simply practical evaluations. Today I bring you a very practical reflection: the items of clothing that I've worn more than any others over the course of the year.Read More