“I am 100% the worst environmentalist on this trip.” I sent that DM to one of my besties after landing in the Philippines as I looked in shame at the plastic ziplock bag that held my toiletries.
To be honest, the idea of a zero waste trip was incredibly intimidating to me. While I am working towards educating myself and taking steps towards sustainability in my everyday life, I’ve always been extremely open about the fact that I got into ethical fashion from the human rights perspective and that the environmental implications have had a much higher learning curve for me.Read More
Before I left for the Philippines, I shared exactly what was in my backpack and now I’m sharing exactly what I wore each day! This was not a "fashion blogger” trip and I wasn’t focused on capturing daily outfits as much as I was being present in our experiences. Fortunately, there were some awesome photographers in my group that took more photos than I realized! So here you go!Read More
I’ve been home from the Philippines for nearly two weeks now. Within that timeframe, my framework for this blog post has shifted at least dozen different times. I’ve started multiple posts with contrasting viewpoints, I’ve lost sleep (ok, that part was mainly jet lag) while typing out rants on my iPhone notes, and I’ve tried to process the best way to articulate my experience not only to you, but also to myself.Read More
Earlier this year, I had my first facial at Echo Natural Beauty in Portland. My only previous experience with a professional facial of any kind was when I was about thirteen and my mom took me to the dermatologist. I remember being in a sterile office with lots of bright lights while I had a facial steam and microdermabrasion. It wasn’t a bad experience, but it was very…Read More
It's no secret that I truly and deeply believe that a good grasp of personal style is essential for moving towards true "slow fashion" and conscious consumerism. I am beyond elated to introduce you to Alison Knox. Alison is a personal stylist who works in both Portland and San Francisco. I've been lucky enough to become friends with Alison over the last several months and am in awe of the skill she has for helping both men and women discover their true style, and in many cases, their true identity.Read More
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?Read More
I joined hundreds of other women in a style challenge this spring and only wore ten items of clothing (including shoes) for ten days! See the items that I chose and how I turned them into so many different looks!Read More
Hats. They come in all shapes and sizes and colors. As far as practicality is concerned, they're one of the least necessary items in your closet, and yet I would argue that investing in the right hat is one of the biggest stepping stones to embracing and rocking your personal style.Read More
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.Read More