A Sucker for Jumpsuits
Linen & Organic cotton x organic indigo dyed detail - Remuse
Headwrap - Purchased from street vendor in Ghana
Phillip Lim boots - Thrifted
Purse - Purchased from street vendor in Ghana
Vintage top & bottoms - Grandma’s Closet
Organic Cotton & Fair Trade Socks - Kind Socks
Head wraps - Souks of Morocco
Heels - Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange
Makeup by: Asari Duke
Green Spaces In The Concrete Jungle
Top- Pima Organic Cotton by Known Supply
Blazer - Thrifted in Oakland
Slides- Purchased in a market in Bangladesh, India
Scarf Turned Headwrap- Urban Outfitters
Out Here Livin’ My Best Life Before Winter Fully Hits
Thrifted WESC dress
Scarf/Turban - Via Moroccan Souk
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!
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.
It's Always Fun to Mix & Match
Top - Thrifted from Crossroads
Pants- Stolen from sister's closet
Hat - Thrifted from Beacon's Closet
Indigo Slides - Studio 189
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
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'm finally excited about farmer market season now that Spring is in full bloom. Shopping at farmer's markets, local grocers and Trader Joe's are my top places to invest in healthy food options.
Especially with the weather nice there are two "must do's" on my list when I'm grocery shopping: 1) dress comfortably cute and 2) bring my own reusable shopping bag and/or produce bag. The amount of single serve plastic that's wasted during grocery shopping is astounding. I've particularly been loving the bagE Pack, which consists of a washable reusable shopping tote Bag and Set of 3 premium reusable mesh produce bags.
I know it's Earth Month, but to me every month is Earth Month! It's extremely important that we start to make better environmental decisions that become part of our lifestyle. And I'm going to continue to use and support brands who invest their time and energy in the triple bottom line: people, planet & profit.