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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

5 Ways to find Sustainable Clothing that Suits your Style

Fast fashion is quickly getting cancelled


It seems like consumers are more and more concerned with how a product is made and how a company treats its people and not only the products that are produced.

Cheap and cheerful, fast fashion brands can you get whatever is trending, for less. Hard to not love that and I totally understand the appeal! 

I will admit I have a love for Shein, but am not ordering from them anymore. Goodbye Fast Fashion, Hello Sustainable Style.

Unfair pay, insensitive messaging and replication in fast fashion brands have many of us blowing them farewell kisses and embracing more sustainable clothing and style options. 

I'm going back to my roots of discounted designer items and finding unique pieces from thrift stores.  

Care to join me?

Here are 5 ways to find sustainable clothing that suits your style.

Thrift Stores

Many of my favorite clothing items are from thrift stores. You will be able to find bold statement pieces that are unique and can express your personal style. Since you are buying pre-loved pieces you are recycling! 

Did you know that if it is cheaper for a brand to throw away a returned item, they often will toss it rather than access, repackage and resell it? *facepalm* 

Reselling Platforms

From easy everyday wear to high-end luxury items, there is a platform for it all. 

Etsy, Poshmark, Depop, Facebook reseller groups (yes, this is a thing!), The Real Real, Fashionphile, and Tradesy can all get you started. 

OPC (Other People's Closets)

I have been saying the 90s have never left and I fully stand by that. Raid someone's closet (your mom, dad, grandmother, older cousin, you get the point!) to find some interesting pieces that they aren't wearing anymore. 

Have fun styling oversized items to make the garments relevant to your current style. 

Rent it! 

Renting clothing is an awesome way to find a piece that you need for just a short time. From active wear to gowns, they have it! I love this option because you can rent a gorgeous designer gown and pay a fraction of the price to wear it.  

Shop Ethical Brands

If you are not into renting clothing or wearing clothing from consignment, don't worry. 

Many brands are taking responsible approaches to producing their pieces so you will be able to to purchase new clothing with confidence. 

Here are a few resources:



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cottage Core in a Secret Garden

Captured a moment in a secret garden.

Well, more like captured this moment in my back yard in Georgia at my mom's house. But the mystical and romantic feeling translated well in this image, don't you think?

I spent some time at home in Georgia with my mom recently and decided to take advantage of the big backyard to shoot some content I wouldn't have the opportunity to shoot in NYC. 

Since cottagecore and fairycore aesthetics are buzzing, I hopped on the bandwagons to mix up my style and Instagram Aesthetic a bit. 

And so, I walked barefoot through the grass and found a spot to lay my crisp, white sheet and handful of whimsical props and glasses to set the scene. 

The end results, although very different from my normal chic-girl-in-the-city-style, did not disappoint. 


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Summer Swim

Summer isn't over just yet and there are plenty of beach days left in the horizon.

I have always wanted a resort-wear-worthy bathing suit and this year, I finally bought one and let me tell you, it did everything but disappoint. 

My basic two-piece bathing suit will always still be a staple for summer but the one piece from Riot Swim is on another level.

The genius one piece looks like a long piece of fabric upon opening the package. Once I stepped into it and tied it properly, it hugged and contoured in all the right places. 

Given all of the travel restrictions, I didn't make it to a resort this summer *sign* but I made it to Rockaway beach in Queens and strutted around the board walk in my new swimsuit. 

Low-key, basic but still chic is my black 2-piece bikini. I have learned that "cut is key" when it comes to a flattering bathing suit. High-cut and strappy made this simple style really work. 


Friday, August 7, 2020

Islands US Travelers Can Currently Travel To

Me trying to remain calm after reading that the EU is opening boarders but will not allow US travelers

Not sure about you, but I am aching for an international adventure! 🌎

Even though I would love to skip off to Amsterdam or Berlin to scratch my travel itch, it’s just not realistic in the foreseeable months. As unfortunate as this news is, I understand because the pandemic is still not under control in the US.

Even if the US was allowed entry, it’s questionable how comfortable I’d be on a plane with recycled air for a long international flight. What about you?

Laying low or ready to fly internationally to Europe as soon as we’re permitted?

I am still waiting for the moment when the EU will allow US citizens back in but if you are bold and just can't take it anymore, here are the islands that are currently allowing (and not allowing) US Travelers! 

(I found the above charts on Jet Blue's website on August 5th #notsponsoredbutwouldlovetobe) 

Stylishly Conscious

Being socially conscious will never go out of style.

Since this year has been absolutely bananas... ahem... my relationship going up in flames and because we're living through a global pandemic accompanied by racial tension, I’ve refocused my messages on my Instagram to voice the beauty as well as the challenges within in my community.

It absolutely makes sense for me to reflect on these challenges in my blog!

Yes, there will still be how-to articles and fabulous places to go write ups. There is no way I am giving up sharing my style tips and favorite places to go places around New York City or around the world. 

However, I finally feel like the world is actually listening and receiving the messages the black community has been expressing.

And so, now more than ever is the time to speak up, get involved, join a protest, support black businesses, and have uncomfortable conversations.

This is not just a trending moment. This is a movement and this is everyone’s fight. Not just the black folks.

This space is for people in all walks of life. Non minority friends and allies, I’m here and open if you ever would like to have a conversations or have questions.

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