🌿Eucalyptus lasting board
🌿90% cork, 10% sisal backing midsole
🌿Organic cotton + pineapple upper
🌿100% natural latex lactae hevea outsole
🌿Cotton/linen footstock with kenaf + corn felt insole
🌿100% organic cotton laces
Out Here Livin’ My Best Life Before Winter Fully Hits
Thrifted WESC dress
Scarf/Turban - Via Moroccan Souk
Just your average day
Overalls (Silk-like cotton/viscose blended crepe fabric) - Abacaxi
Heat tech turtleneck -
Slides - thrifted from Monk Vintage
Leather Jacket - thrifted in LA
Teal Coat- Thrifted in Paris
Fedora- Urban Outfitters
As much as I love solid earth tone colors, I can not get away from being vibrant and colorful. Learning more and becoming increasingly connected to my ancestral roots, means that colors play a special part in my identity and livelihood. Mixing prints and solid makes me feel alive, sophistical, bold and ready to take on the world!
A basic tee-shirt should NOT be $50, $60 nor $70, and this is the first line that needs to be drawn in making sustainable fashion affordable and accessible. No matter your geography, style sensibility or ethnic background - a basic white (black or grey) tee shirt is more than likely a staple part of any wardrobe.
This is the perfect place to start your sustainable fashion journey when you’re ready and able to take that first step in purchasing something new.
Most people don’t know the basic lifestyle of a tee shirt. The material phase alone includes farming, irrigating, fertilizing, harvesting and ginning. Understanding the time it takes just to make a tee but also the waste that’s created when using conventional cotton will make buying that first sustainable tee extra special.
One brand we love has a mantra of “accessible-luxury”. Truth Alone Clothing is a basic tee brand specializing in Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton, as well as Peruvian Sourcing & Production. They work to keep everything as local as possible, from raw material to finished product, but their our photography, stylists, models, and locations are also Peruvian. “We believe in giving back to a culture that puts so much love into everything they do, and that’s the truth.”
Here are some looks in my Truth Alone tee shirts:
- Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton White tee - Truth Alone
- Thrifted Mustard Overalls
- Indigo Dyed Slides - Studio One Eighty Nine
I've worn this dress once before ... but of course part of being sustainable is wearing it again! (See previous feature). I love the quality, simplicity and most of all the women behind this ethical brand. Chan & Krys make sure great fluid pieces that you can keep forever and still pass down to your next of kin.
Outfit by - The Conscious Life Shop
"Our loungewear speaks to the brand mantra because it is especially curated for the modern sexy meditator. Our whole vibe is creating a space for meditators that don’t fit the traditional idea of what it means to meditate. You don’t have to be boring, or draped in Indian garb. You can be your chic sexy self, and have a meditation practice! Our Sacred Loungewear offers pieces that you can meditate and chill in, while feeling comfy and sexy." - Tiffany Shelton, The Conscious Life Shop
Conventional dye are extremely toxic for the artisan, the consumer and the environment. Residuals from the textile manufacturing and dyeing process are of the most toxic industrial products that filter into our oceans. There's so much toxic runoff that goes into our water ways that ultimately cycles back to human consumption.
Using plants instead of synthetic dyes supports products that cycle right back to the earth. It literally eliminates a whole toxic process that completely changes the narration of fashion production.
Although there are levels to natural dye, much like anything else, walking in that direction is better than not. Let's support brands that are connected more to the earth and are healthy for your skin. We begin to create habits where we invest in more meaningful processes and start to create connections!
Here's another naturally dyed brand that I love - MIXED COLOR
I just don't think you can go wrong with an all black swim suite. A backless one piece that hugs your hips is so sexy but also a classic. I'm absolutely in love with my UND one piece! UND Swimwear is a 360° sustainable and ethical brand: all of their swimwear is made with recycled fabrics in Rimini, a small town by the sea in Italy. The label was created respecting the highest quality standards and all of the principles of slow fashion.
Less is more! A white vintage slip dress with a pair of white beat up chucks is simply perfection! Top it off with some fun socks and it's a look!
I love wearing all black these days! But nothing says, "Hello Spring" like a vintage blazer on top of that black panther ensemble.
This was literally just a casual day for me. I love comfortable clothing, especially if I have a busy day ahead of me. The weather in NY is still pretty cold so layering up is a must. All solid and earth tone colors - and again, I love to mix textures! You don't have to be stunting every single day - sometimes keeping it simple is the key! : )