fashion

Flow Like The Wind

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Fluidity

Black dress- Thrifted from Monk Vintage

Necklace- Hand made by Kenyan artisans via Kaleidoscope Beauty

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Linen Meets Organic Indigo

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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

“Thought is powerful in all phases. Even in my  career , even in my life, things end up exactly how I visualized them.” –  Nipsey Hussle

“Thought is powerful in all phases. Even in my career, even in my life, things end up exactly how I visualized them.” – Nipsey Hussle

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A Splash Of The 70's

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Vintage top & bottoms - Grandma’s Closet

Organic Cotton & Fair Trade Socks - Kind Socks

Head wraps - Souks of Morocco

Heels - Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange

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Makeup by: Asari Duke

PHENOMENALLY INDIGENOUS!!!

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A Chill Autumn Day

Phenomenally Indigenous tee - Urban Native Era

Tencel pants - Vetta

Vintage Duster (San Francisco)

Socks- Hotsoxco

Thrifted Heels - Out of the Closet (LA)

Thrifted Hat - Beacon’s Closet (Brooklyn)

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A Fall Day in Brooklyn

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Out Here Livin’ My Best Life Before Winter Fully Hits

Thrifted WESC dress

Vintage suitcase

Scarf/Turban - Via Moroccan Souk

Tennis Shoes

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When Minimalism Clashes With Architecture To Create Street Style

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Palais De La Bahia

White dress- Thrifted

Top - Bias (IKKIVI) Cotton jute yoke and cotton crochet body

Shoes - Adidas

Necklace - Purchased in Moroccan Market

Head wrap - Purchased in India Market years ago

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In Living Color!!!

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! 

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Prints x Solids

Floral Pants: Mara Hoffman

Thrifted Top: Out of the Closet LA

Duster: Hack With Design

Thrifted Heels: Out of the Closet LA

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It's Starting To Feel A Little Like Autumn

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Nature Lover

Upcycled Top - Nathalia JMag

Organic Cotton Pants - Kowtow

Thrifted Hat

Wear What Makes You Glisten

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. 

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A Staple

Dress - Chan & Krys (woven with 55% hemp & 45% organic cotton)

Marble Necklace - Jewel Posse 

 

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100% Botanical Dyes Out Here

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Naturally Dyed With Flowers

Botanically dyed Two piece by Earthly

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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

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Strawberry Shortcake

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! 

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A Kiss of Pink

Vintage Slip Dress 

Socks - Hot Sox 

Shoes - Chucks 

A minimalistic look with a touch of sass! 

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Saturday Farmer's Market with bagE

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Boho Vibes

Sweater top - Trove

Wide Leg pants - thrifted

Fedora - Thrifted

Reusable Tote - BagE

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. 

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