Site Shoutout: Of Another Fashion-An Archive of Fashion of U.S. Women of Color

I discovered Of Another Fashion one late night while trolling the internet and I could not bring myself to leave this site. I was just so captivated by the beautiful photographs, the immigrant stories of hope and achievement, and the personal sentiment and statement behind each of these pictures. Of Another Fashion is an archive curated by the Minh-Ha T. Pham. Pham is an academic from Cornell University her research focuses on the convergence of fashion, race, gender and media.… View Post

I Heart the Internet

(image source) Gawsh, it is cold!!! All I’m thinking about is being on a beach!!! Also if someone can tell me where the weekend goes, I would greatly appreciate it! I feel like I lost this past weekend and would love to find it :). Please do enjoy some reasons I deeply hearted the internet last week. The most successful techniques to waking up early! These are brilliant. Picture above is from the story of H&M making some flippin’ GAME CHANGING… View Post

Ethical Riding Boots and How to Wear Them

(image source, text added by me) I am a firm believe in buying good boots. Even inexpensive boots are relatively expensive so investing in a great boot that will last you seasons makes complete sense to me. Also having a great pair of boots really makes dressing way easier because a good pair of boots can be worn in a variety of ways! I typically wait till around this time of year to shop for my boot needs because towards… View Post

Fall Into Good Habits: Organize Feeds with Bloglovin’

So I mentioned that I was going to make Fall Into Good Habits a recurring theme on made-to-travel and I meant it! And the first good habit I wanted to share in my new year is near and dear…reading blogs! I have to confess until very recently I would not give up my Google Reader. But opening my Google Reader always felt very overwhelming to me, I think this was because it’s naturally text based and I subscribe to nearly… View Post

What I Wore-My New Statement Ring

Do you see my new Nissa Wings Ring?!?! I mean I guess it’s pretty hard to miss. But I absolutely love it! I know it’s a mega statement piece and maybe not for everyone, but I love wearing a piece that just completely stands out. (bling details: bracelets and watch gifted; silver ring: nissa ring via opensky; new wings ring in gold-nissa available here for $28) Besides being the perfect statement ring my new Nissa Wings Ring is made in… View Post

I Heart the Internet

(photo source) Well happy week friends! I hope you all took a moment to watch the inauguration yesterday. I think the combination of Dr. Martin Luther King day and the inspiring unity that was displayed, plus the inspirational words of our President really got me emotional. If you missed President Obama’s speech you can watch it HERE. Now please enjoy some of my hearted items from the wonderful internet :). BIG round of applause for not just the youngest and… View Post

Smile File-Six Word Memoirs…of Kids

I’ve gotten quite addicted to reading TED Books on my commute. My latest read is Things Don’t Have to Be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World.  The inspiration of the Six-Word Memoir comes from the combination of Larry Smith’s grandfather (Smitty) and the legend that Ernest Hemingway was once asked to write a novel in just six words…according to this legend Hemingway’s response: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Larry Smith joined forces with a… View Post

Ethical Finds in Pantone’s Color of 2013

100% Recycled Binder from$5.50 available HERE  Proud Mary Bag 60% off!-$27.50 available HERE Fair trade scarf from SERVV-$22.00 available HERE Fair+True Pleat Print dress from Fashioning Conscience-$102.33 available HERE Oka B. Taylor Vegan flats, made in the U.S.-$42.00 available HERE Fair Trade hand painted plates from GreenHeart Shop-$19.95 available HERE Komodo Fair Trade Floral Blouse from Fashion Conscience-$55.30 available HERE Priti NYC nail polish in Peporomia, on sale!-$9.45 available HERE Melie Bianco Vegan Kim Bag-$104 available HERE Handmade Ring from Given Goods Company-$225 available HERE Fair Trade… View Post

I Heart the Internet

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I haven’t done a link round up for quite some time so I’m super excited to share my most recent hearted links with you this week :). Please enjoy! Above- This gorgeous image is just one of the 10 of the most stunning images brought to us by NASA this year. Get ready for Valentine’s day with this list of made in the U.S.A lingerie. BRILLIANT solution to laundry in a small apartment or on the… View Post

My Favorite Ethical Finds of 2012

One of my favorite things about writing made-to-travel is researching experimenting, reviewing and being inspired by all kinds of new ethical products that I share with you. 2012 was a GREAT year for discovery, so I’d like to reintroduce you to some of my favorite new ethical finds of 2012. 1. Compassion Couture-a fantastic  shop for ethical shoes, bags, and jewelry (seen here) 2. Osborn Shoes-the gorgeous collaborations Osborn did with artists was just amazing (post here) 3. EcoSwim-ethical swimwear… View Post

My Fave Posts of 2012

(make your own banner here) Happy new year friends!!!!! I hope you all rang in the New Year in a way that made you happy and excited about 2013! To start off 2013 I thought I it would be nice to share some of my favorites of 2012. So please enjoy a little look back. -January- The Difference a Day Makes I don’t really get political on made-to-travel, but it was really impossible for me not to share my marvel… View Post