Sustainable and ethical fashion is a narrow yet growing market, but something that is often left out of the sustainable fashion conversation is plus sizing. Many small ethical brands claim that accommodating sizes beyond XL or 12 is often too costly for them, which creates the same issue for plus sized customers in the sustainable fashion realm as it does with fast fashion: very few options.Read More
My current aesthetic inspirations.Read More
Summer is my favorite season to dress for - I always have more fun getting dressed and being creative with clothes in the summertime. These are my wishlist picks from ethical brands for this summer!Read More
Over the last year, I’ve become very careful about where I buy new clothes. I’ve done a lot of research into clothing companies to make sure they have ethical practices, but with the large amount of greenwashing (when a company pretends to be more eco-friendly than it is) present in the fashion industry, it can be hard to trust a company’s website. A few months ago, I found out about the app Good On You, which has totally changed the game for me. Good On You helps me learn more about brands I like to shop (or used to, since I have been mostly avoiding buy clothes brand-new for the last 9 months) and discover new ethical fashion brands.Read More
There are a lot of tees with feminist messages out there, but most come from brands that are fast fashion and don’t walk the walk. If you want a great activist tee that has actual action behind it, I suggest some of these brands.Read More
Thrift shopping is my favorite way to get new clothing. Giving new life to piece of clothing that still has years of wear left in it is a great way to update your closet while staying sustainable. One great way to start secondhand shopping is with some of the many apps, websites and instagram shops out there. Online thrifting is an especially great way to shop if you don’t have access to a car or live in an area without many good thrift stores. I especially love Poshmark and Depop.
However, shopping online or with an app presents a major problem for many of us: you can’t try the clothing on! And with many apps and sites, you can’t return or exchange items. As a seasoned online thrifter, I’ve rounded up some tips for how to find great pieces that will fit you well even if you can’t try them on.Read More
Ethical fashion is awesome, but the one downside is that it be expensive. If I had no limit on my clothing budget, these are the ethical/slow fashion pieces I would buy right now.Read More
While most of us will probably never get to attend a major awards show (sob), we definitely can channel these stars at the most formal events in our lives. Some of these looks are still a little pricey, but definitely way less than a couture gown.Read More
Thrifting, while both trendy and affordable, is extremely time-consuming. Some people don’t want to spend the time going through endless Goodwill racks, some feel like they never strike gold at the thrift store and some say the thrift stores near them are far and few between. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck, because there are others who have done all the hard work for you.Read More
I love thrifting. I’ve worn thrifted pieces to major events, like my college graduation and my best friend’s father’s wedding. More than half of my closet is thrifted, and I’m trying to get it to 80-100% thrifted in the near future. Some of my favorite items of clothing are the ones I had to dig for in a secondhand or consignment store.
In this post, I’m going to talk about how I thrift, my tips and tricks, and what I wish I knew starting out, as well as answer some questions I got on Instagram with the help of a few friends!Read More
Thrift shopping has gotten more popular lately, but for some people, it’s not just a buzzword or a way to get the most trendy clothes, but a hobby. Hardcore thrifters are dedicated and they thrift often - because truly successful thrift shopping is about patience and strategy. The hunt of a thrift trip is exciting, especially if you’re passionate about fashion and style, like my friend Lucy. Lucy’s approach to thrifting inspires me because she is a very smart thrifter and plays with fashion in a creative way, mixing thrifted designer pieces with graphic tees from Target.Read More
You know how sometimes you put an outfit together and then a whole concept comes into your head? First came the dress (thank you, Madewell sale), then I saw the location on Instagram, and the bag brought it all together.Read More
I recently saw Harry Styles in concert, and it just reinforced what I already knew: the man has mad suit game.Read More
I saw this shirt at my favorite local thrift store and immediately knew I had to have it because of who it reminds me of: Tan France from Queer Eye and Hayley Kiyoko. It was the perfect Pride Month thrift find - and it was only $9! NINE dollars.Read More
Ever see a dress and go, “Okay, I HAVE to have that”?
When I saw this dress at Forever 21, I decided that no matter what, it would be mine. Not only because I’m a sucker for dresses, but because of the pattern.