Consciously Trending: Spring Things

(tear drop vase $18) Well you wouldn’t really know it’s officially Spring here in NY-gray and actually snowy! But that is not going to keep me from dreaming of Spring things. I just treated myself to the above bud vase to hang over my desk. I think it’s a sweet treat to have a flower just for me in my office space. For Spring I’m mostly craving really pretty fresh colored pastels in unexpected places and fabrics and the other… View Post

Matt + Nat at Project NYC and Vaute Couture at NYFW

A lot has been going on in the past month. New York Fashion Week has come and gone and so have the fantastic trade shows for F/W 2013. I wanted to highlight two events in particular that I made a point to check out, Vaute Couture’s first full ready to wear show at NYFW and Matt + Nat at PROJECT NYC. Project NYC (bottom image courtesy of  ZOÏ Agency) I attended PROJECT NYC last summer and discovered Falling Whistles so… 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

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

Thrift Your Sequins for New Years

Hi friends! I meant to write a New Year Eve’s party dress post, but my life has a been hectic with the holidays and now I feel it’s a bit late. Buuuuut! It’s not too late for you to run to the thrift store and get yourself a bit of sparkle :). (dress available here) Thrifting is a GREAT source for sequins and just to show you what might be waiting for you at your local thrift store I went… View Post

Ethical Evening Wear-The Holiday Office Party

Hi friends! I received a beautiful request from a young reader named Alyssa a few weeks ago. The dear Alyssa is looking for ethical prom/evening wear, a fantastic request since I actually don’t think I’ve done a post on evening wear on made-to-travel! And no better time for ethical evening wear than this holiday season where we’re inundated with holiday occasions….like the holiday office party! The trick for me personally in office holiday parties is you want to look more… View Post

Consciously Trending: Baroque

(image sources top: dolce & gabbana, mcq by alexander mcqueen/bottom: miranda kerr, eugenie niarchos, selena gomez) I think one of the fresher feeling trends for fall is the awesomeness that is baroque. Every September fashion magazine was sporting gilted goodness and I was tooootally drooling over this look. I guess I just think it’s pretty fabulous to walk around looking like a Fabregé Egg :D. I’ve been keeping my eye out on ethical option for this trend for all of… View Post

Consciously Trending-Colorful Scarf

(photo source: harper’s bazaar here) I saw this little vignette in Harper’s Bazaar this past September and immediately ripped it out, for you my friends! I feel fall and winter gear tends to be on the neutral/dark/gray side so the addition of a colorful scarf in a soft fabric makes for a really fresh juxtaposition. There are tons of ethical options for this trend that are friendly to your wallet as well :). Here are my picks! If you’re feeling… View Post

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

Consciously Trending…Shoes…Lots of Shoes

Oy vey friends! I told you I was in my friend’s wedding a couple of weeks ago (here). One of the requirements for my bridesmaid attire was silver shoes which I did not have.  I wanted to buy them ethically but I was in a pinch because of course I procrastinated and made myself a tight deadline. Well, I hit my local thrift stores and found way more than what I was looking for…eep! You can see the actual reason… View Post

Consciously Trending…More Metals

So friends, you may have seen my penchant for gold, well my love of metallics does not stop there! I had been looking for a metallic skirt that kind of had the feel of liquid metal and I happened on this skirt while thrifting at Beacon’s Closet (psst you can shop online). I think adding a little metallic is an easy way to add edge and modernity into an outfit. Something about wearing metal as clothing is straight up hot… View Post

Consciously Trending-Red Blazer

I had been searching and searching for a red blazer since fall! For me the right red blazer can look really sharp and something about it is really classic while being quite bold…and I found a fantastic one! I scored this red blazer at Housing Works for a steal :). My new red friend had shoulder pads (why! oh why!) but I removed the shoulder pads and instantly this blazer had a modern boyfriend fit. Also, please pardon the dark… View Post

Consciously Trending…Bad Girl Bag

Well friends, I have come to terms with the fact that I’m a bit of a bag monogamist. I basically have a rotation of the same 5 bags during the work week but I heavily heavily rely on a go to bag and for me that is a bad girl bag. The above is my now retired bad girl bag. It served me well but honestly not as long as it should have in my opinion. While it looks pretty… View Post