My New Sunshine Necklace from Mata Traders

  Isn’t she a beauty?!?! I just ordered this gorgeous ray of sunshine from Mata Traders. All of Mata Traders’ items are made in India using fair trade practices. You can read more about Mata Traders’ fair trade practices here and see where they manufacture their items here. Reading the stories of the women they’ve touched is so inspiring. Not only does Mata Traders’ cooperatives provide these women with jobs, child care, and health insurance they are also creating career… View Post

I Heart the Internet

Friends, this week’s Words for Your Week comes from one of the most iconic pioneers in American history- Neil Armstong who passed away this Saturday at 82. In 2005 Armstrong gave a commencement speech at USC, his alma mater and he had these wise wise words to give. “You can lose your health to illness or accident. You can lose your wealth to all manner of unpredictable sources. What are not easily stolen from you without your cooperation are your principles… View Post
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Consciously Trending-Neon Dress

(sunnies-karen walker via opensky; dress-american apparel via goodwill; bag-omybag; jewelry-see below sandals-thrifted via buffalo exchange) Well, you know that I’m ethically shopping through my wanted list and on that list was a neon dress. I was completely ecstatic to find this wonderfully easy dress by American Apparel at Goodwill on west 8th street during the crafting event I attended a couple of weeks ago. I think I still may want a short neon number, but as far this neon dress… View Post

I Heart the Internet

Words for Your Week: “Decide that you want it more than you’re afraid of it.” Bill Cosby found on swissmiss. Hello my friends! I’ve been chipping away at my reader and there are some darn good readings on the internet since I’ve been away. The above quote from Bill Cosby is so inspirational, no? Take it and run with it, friends :D. Now please enjoy some of the reasons I Hearted the Internet last week. Love this list of ethical… View Post

Catching Up!!!

Hi friends! So time for a little catch up! I know I have not been around or posted in a little bit, but my dears I have a great excuse… I was off to the Dominican Republic for BFF wedding celebrations. I didn’t take many pictures mostly because I got caught up having a wonderful time, but I did manage to snap this fuzzy beauty as the gorgeous couple came into the reception. Our trip was really days full of… View Post

Falling Whistles

(image sources: Rhianna, Jon Stewart, Beyonce, Gwenyth Paltrow, Ciara) Rhianna, Jon Stewart, Beyonce, Gwenyth Paltrow and Ciara…these celebrities were all spotted supporting the beautiful cause that is Falling Whistles. I have to tell you friends, the first time I heard the story  behind Falling Whistles I completely cried. I like many are familiar and saddened by the practice of recruiting and abducting small children making child-soldiers, but the whistle blowers were a cruelty I did not know of until reading… View Post

I Heart the Internet

Words for Your Week: “Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.”  -Epictetus found on EcoSalon. Hi friends! I think this is one of the truest quotes on style. I firmly believe you should dress like yourself and that first begins with knowing yourself…and also loving yourself. Now dears please enjoy some reasons I heart the internet. Above-jaw dropping list of hot sustainable shoes. LOVE this! The amazing gymnast Gabby Douglas’ gold medal journey in GIFs! Gawwwwsh, mosquitoes… View Post

Humans of New York-The Crowd Has a Face

I read very very few street photography blogs, not because I don’t love photography I actually really do, but I interact with a lot of  imagery at my day job so it really takes something exceptional in a street photography site to catch my eye. Something like Humans of New York. The photography is so lovable but what I really enjoy about this site is Brandon Scott’s interaction with his subjects. The tagline for Humans of New York (HONY) is… View Post