Ethical Spring Basics

It’s finally starting to feel a little like Spring! Yay!! Tulips are springing up and trees are in bloom, makes me so happy! Time to get ready with some ethical Spring basics to add or forage in your closet. Spring Colored Tote (pixan tote $56): Even if you’re wearing all black this lovely tote from Global Goods Partners will add Spring to your outfit! The Perfect Necklace (double bar necklace $29): I love that this necklace can be worn 2 ways!… View Post

Ethical Personalized Gifts

  So if you know me, you know I love a personalized gift! And we’re still in that time frame where you can get some wonderfully unique and super duper personalized gifts that are also handmade and ethical for your loved ones. Nothing like giving something that is completely made for your special someones ! Here are some of my most favorite ethical gifts that you can get personal on! Custom Paper Portrait ($120-$240): ZOMG I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Also get… View Post

Ethical Spotlight: Global Goods Partners

(Sisal and Brass Drop Necklace from Global Goods Partners $22) September’s Ethical Spotlight is a wonderful ethical boutique– Global Goods Partners (GGP). GGP is a nonprofit enterprise dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice. Founders Catherine Lieber Shimony and Joan Shifrin, while traveling around the globe as international developers were inspired to find effective income-generating opportunities for women and their communities thus in 2005 Global Goods Partners was born. GGP is a carefully curated shop of fair trade accessories and home goods handmade by artisans in… View Post

It’s Still Warm! Let’s Have an Ethical Picnic!

While the warm weather is still with us, friends let us picnic…and even better let’s have an ethical picnic! I love to be outdoors when the weather is warm and eating/reading/relaxing/straight laying outside on a colorful mat is high on the list of my happiest things to do. So in honor of my picnicking past time here is everything you need to carry, bring, and lay on to enjoy the great outdoors and have a great ethical picnic :). carry:… View Post

Ethical Spotlight on Victoria Road

I have a really exciting introduction for you, friends (plus a discount-code below!). Victoria Road is a gorgeous ethical boutique born from a philanthropic venture in Pakistan by co-founder Shannon Grewer and grew to become a beautiful means for artists in emerging markets, like Pakistan and India, to uplift each other. By connecting established local designers and emerging artisans with local ethical manufacturers, Victoria Road helps these artists get over the hurdle of manufacturing, giving them an opportunity for their designs to be shared and ultimately… View Post

Happy Earth Day…Spring Blooms

Hi friends, I know it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted. Truthfully, I felt a little uninspired and in need a bit of a break. Hope you all don’t hold it against me! But I am now truly inspired by SPRING! Yay! Although the April showers are definitely in NY, Spring is blooming  and on this Earth Day I thought an ethical round up of some sweet blooming ethical fashion is appropriate :). floral backpack- $52.50 // silver leaf… View Post

Ethical Winter Accessories-Hats! Gloves! MORE!

The temperature has dropped DRAMATICALLY across the US so I have broken out all the winter gear and maybe it’s time for you too! Here are some faves in ethical winter accessories to keep you bundled and warm :). (L-R: pom pom hat w/ ear flop-$35 // mixed yarn beanie-$48 // the sofia hat-$29.95 // cable round visor cap-$45 // tassel beanie-$40) (1st Row: large weave cowl-$35 // cat scarf-$34.90 // layer scarf-$48 // 2nd Row: bora scarf-$32 // hooded scarf-$60 // crocheted… View Post

Ethical in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Two of my favorite women in the whole wide world are breast cancer survivors. They are marvelous women who have inspired me in so many ways, but their love and strength and goodness is second to none and one day I hope to be the women they are. So in honor of them I thought I’d share some ethical pinks to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (L-R: glass studs –$9.95 // candy slant shoes – $75 //… View Post

What I Wore-Ember Arts

(shirt-old urban renewal // jeans-current elliott via nordstrom rack // bag – cri de coeur // bracelets – gifted and Poplar Bracelet c/o Ember Arts // necklace –Willow Necklace  c/o Ember Arts // shoes-thrifted via red cross) If you know me, you know that I’m a jewelry addict and by far my favorite kind of jewelry is the kind that also does good. When the wonderful people at Ember Arts asked me to try out some of their pieces I was totally… View Post

Ethical Summer Hats

(fedora rafia hat – $89) Well, mid summer time! I actually hate when summer ends, I just love it so much. One thing that I’ve been a little obsessed with this summer is hats! My gawsh! I don’t know why I didn’t wear summer hats before…they provide some great shade and shield you from summer showers, and the right one instantly can make an outfit! So in honor of my new found love here are some of my fave ethical… View Post

Starfish Project Summer Sale

Hi friends! The Starfish Project works with at risk women in Asia to make beautiful jewelry while making a new life for themselves. While in the Starfish program, women are provided shelter, receive counseling, receive access to healthcare, get work training, and are provided a job. You can read some of the harrowing stories of these women here. Buying a piece of jewelry from Starfish Project makes lasting changes in women’s lives. So when the Starfish Project contacted me to share their GREAT summer sale… View Post

Ethical Picks for the 4th-Red, White and Blue

With the 4th of July next Friday and the US playing on Tuesday in the World Cup, I thought no better time to pick out some ethical patriotic gear you can be proud to wear all summer long :). L-R : proud mary cap -$85 // alternative apparel flag dress-$102 // alternative apparel shirtdress-$112 // white charm bracelet-$15 // melissa heart flip flops-$55 // lace pants-$54 // blu marble bangles-$20 // white and blue clutch-$19 // chiapas bazaar blouse-$49 // mata traders… View Post

Trending: Ethical Pastels

I have to say I think pastels are having a huuuge moment in fashion! Go pastels! I secretly have always loved pastel colors. I don’t have a very sugary style, but I like that pastels make me think of soft served ice creams and sorbets 🙂 and now that they’re more in vogue than ever a nice variety of pastel items are popping up everywhere and they are definitely more in my style wheelhouse. (L-R: blush tee dress-$68 $36.99 //… View Post