What I Wore- Purple Impression

  Friends, I want to introduce you to a wonderful new ethical brand called Purple Impression. While visiting San Francisco I had the pleasure of meeting Drakshan and Afshan Khan the lovely, smart, passionate sister duo who founded Purple Impression from their desire to give Pakistani women an opportunity to use their craft steeped in tradition as a means of empowerment and independence. It is very traditional for women in Pakistan to be confined to their homes–a staggering statistic from 2008: only 21.8%… View Post

Steals & Deals-Ethical Winter Sales

(jacket–$180 $90 // skirt–$95 $55) It is FRIGID across the US…and I mean SUPER DUPER CRAZY COLD! But I take solace in knowing the end is near…hopefully! The end of winter approaching means a great time for ethical winter sales! Here are my favorite ethical steals and deals on winter.  scuba sweat shirt– $73.37 $36.68 // twist front sweater– $78 $39 // plaid coat– $165 $110  // silver necklace– $29 $14.50  // red jacket– $149.90 $59.99// hemp tote– $40 $32//… View Post
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I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

  Happy Monday, friends. If you’re in the US you may be enjoying some extra time off for President’s Day and if you’re in the Northeast in the US you are surely freezing! So I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Winter solutions Waxelene. Review of the week: Waxelene (9oz $10.15), I bought this stuff last winter as an alternative to petroleum jelly. I have SUPER dry skin and lips in the winter and Waxelene by far has… View Post

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s day, friends!! This card from Hello!Lucky is the card I got my boo for my fave holiday 🙂 and I wanted to virtually give it to you too! I know I’ve been sappy for Valentine’s Day, but here’s a little extra sap–I’m so thankful for this space and I’m so thankful for you reading it, I can hardly believe you’re real! Make someone smile today–your mom, your sib, your friend!—or YOU! Treat yourself and love yourself today (and everyday!)–that’s really… View Post

Site Shoutout-StyleStories

I was catching up on some blog reading the other day and Julia from Fair for All Guide, who is part of the Ethical Writers Coalitions, shared a post on their new tumblr: StyleStories. StyleStories, is run by the Ethical Writers Coalition, a group of ethical fashion writers based in the US–and in light of the upcoming Fashion Week the Ethical Writers Coalition wanted to showcase some real ethical style. I totally love this! I completely enjoy seeing fashion on real people, so it is great to see ethical… View Post

Sweet and Free Valentine’s Day Printables

My gawsh! The choices of sweet and free Valentine’s Day Printables are actually endless! So many good things on the internet (I HEART YOU INTERNET!), but I wanted to share my absolute faves. I think these printables are great little gestures for friends, coworkers or neighbors, whoever! Spread that love around with something super simple like a little card. From the Crafty Cupboard, these adorable foodie printables are so punny! Bonus if you gift a pair of pears or a great grater… View Post
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Smile File: Quotes on Friendship

Okay…so I have no really great verification (I searched endlessly online) that February is International Friendship Month, but I liked that this possible international celebration falls into the same month as Valentine’s Day…all about L-O-V-E February :). (photo via IMDB/quote IMDB) For your Smile File, here are some wonderful quotes on friendship… share one with a friend :). (quote sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) This last one made me smile :). I am constantly sending random texts that remind me of friends…I… View Post