Your Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

avoid black friday shopping

As we are approaching Thanksgiving weekend along with Black Friday sales, I decided to post a week before the shopping frenzy begins. One of our contributors wrote an excellent Holiday Shopping Survivor Guide. I enjoyed the read and could sign under each word! Hope you enjoy it, too! Written by Emily Heaslip I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again. Every single year, no matter how old I get, the holiday season is so magical. The season change...

Where to shop for sustainable clothes

sustainable online shopping guide to the ethical fashion

What’s a next garment are you looking for? When I was on the hunt for a pair of sustainable pumps that are not only eco-friendly but also feminine and beautiful, I spent several hours to just researching what brands carry something close to what I was looking for. Then, when I realized my wardrobe was missing shorts, I had to start all over again. It is not like shopping common brands when you go to the mall and know that...

Why We Should Aim to Buy Clothes Made of Organic Materials

organic cotton yarn

Written By Katherine Dixon What is ethical fashion? Fully organic garments have been gaining more traction in the fashion industry lately, which is a good thing. Celebrities and fashion brands participating in the green carpet challenge have brought a lot of attention to the issue. For instance, Emma Watson has reached over 2.9 million people with information on organic, sustainable clothing on Instagram, where she has an entire page dedicated to her conscious clothing practices. In an interview with Coveteur, she...

How to Add Colors to Your Outfits like a Pro, Even though You Have no Idea About Color Theory

easy way to use color when dressing

Looking at your wardrobe, what do you see? Does it have vivid colors or does it mostly consist of neutrals and basic muted hues? Or maybe it has one accent color that repeats throughout your wardrobe? Are you afraid of using colors? I was recently shopping for slip-ons with my mom-in-law. I was looking for a fun and colorful pair of shoes, yet something that would create many outfits with the clothes I currently own. As I was trying pair...

Fall 10×10 Challenge Recap

fall outfit -jeans graphic tee and a shirt

After I first participated in the Summer 10×10 challenge hosted by Lee from Style Bee and Caroline from Un-Fancy, I started counting the days till the next one. It was so much fun! A couple of the outfits I created were not my usual style, maybe even little out of my comfort zone. Nevertheless, I actually loved them, so they will be definitely go-to outfits. For example, here is one of them, where I wore a graphic t-shirt underneath a dress...

Go Green (But Don’t Go Crazy)

green fashion

Reducing your fashion footprint isn’t as hard is it seems. You don’t need Gwyneth Paltrow’s absurd budget, nor should you feel compelled to retire your favorite dress in favor of a potato sack (*sigh of relief*). Going green means being educated about sustainable fashion and making small shifts that reflect our personal values. You don’t have to check off every box on the sustainable shopper check list; start by checking the boxes that matter most to you! Start with these...

My Fall Wardrobe

Fall capsule wardrobe

It has been warm here in New Jersey, so I felt reluctant to pull out my Fall clothes as I wanted to stretch the summer a little bit further. However, the cooler weather is just around the corner, and I finally pushed myself to switch my wardrobe. Smooth transition from Summer to Fall I am not completely switching to a Fall wardrobe though; I prefer to transition from hot to cooler and then from cool to cold weather. With this...

Why Should You Consign Your Clothes

Why to consign and buy second hand clothes

I usually don’t post on Mondays, but today is a really great reason. October 2nd (or the first Monday of October) has gotten a new proclamation – it’s National Consignment Day! The United States throws away about 15 million tons of textiles per year. That is 80 pounds of used clothing per American. This approach has environmental and economic consequences. Waste clothes take up land space, take hundreds and hundreds of years (for synthetic fabric) to biodegrade, chemicals used in...

Art of Contentment: Living in South Africa

South Africa- Art of Contentment

Written by Laurrel Allison When I left the United States in 2014, I wasn’t prepared for what would transpire. I wasn’t expecting to become an expat, whittle my belongings down to one suitcase, or meet my soulmate. But I did each of these things over the course of the following three years. Between 2014 and 2017, I visited nine different countries. I traveled around Africa and Europe. In early 2017, I moved to Taiwan. But I definitely spent the majority...

11 Sustainable Denim Brands Who Are Redefining the Fashion Industry

When it comes to your fall denim, I have one simple question. Why buy more jeans when you can simply reuse the old ones? Sustainability, one of our planets most important causes. Yet when it comes to modern fashion the ugly truth is that most of the materials used to produce our garments aren’t recycled for future use at all. But instead thrown away as waste. Owning jeans that are both fashionable and sustainable is a growing epidemic. Yet here...