What I Wore-MarketPlace India Catalog

Hi friends! I was really happy to be a part of MarketPlace India’s Autumn/Winter Catalog. They loaned me a Vani Drawstring Jacket to style in a fall look and I was thrilled at their selection because the great neutral gray tones of this jacket totally lends itself to lots of color combinations. (jacket-marketplace india; scarf-thrifted via beacon’s closet; jeans-thrifted via housingworks; shoes-thrifted via buffalo exchange; bag-omybag) Tee hee…so fun to see myself in print :D. Thanks for having me MarketPlace!… 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

Made In the U.S.A

Yesterday we celebrated U.S independence, today as a belated celebration I wanted to share a couple of new found sites to me that promote small businesses that are proudly grown in the U.S.A. Made Collection   Made Collection is the first flash sales site to be dedicated to premium American made products. I read about this new site on Ecouterre and immediately joined. I received the below email on fun features of Made Collection.   I’m pretty excited that you’re… View Post

Guest Post: Ethical Travel Essentials!

Hello dears, it’s Madison (Lady of Fashion) from Fashion Tales. I am elated to be guest posting over here for the lovely Jamillah during her relaxing holiday. She’s one passionate lady with an eco-heart and sincere desire for helping others. She’s also become a genuinely close friend of mine in the blogsphere.  Traveling is something that I’ve done since I was an infant really and, by getting older, I’ve certainly developed my own tips and tricks when on-the-go. However, this time I wanted to share with you a… View Post

Last Minute Gifts-Don’t leave home to find the perfect gift!

  Oh friends! I hope you are not hustling like me to finish off your list! BUT in case you are here are some wonderful gift options that you can get without leaving the comforts of your home.   Give a gift that gives MORE! I love this from Global Girlfriends. Give the gift of giving back to your loved one. Whether they are an animal lover, a breast cancer survivor, or have a passion for education this gift is… View Post

A Gift That Gives Back…for the Reader

I’m a big believer in buying gifts that give back so instead of getting your bookworm friend/mom/sister/brother/dad a Barnes & Nobles gift card this year how about a gift certificate to Better World Books. Not only does Better World Books support high impact literacy projects in the U.S and around the world but for every book bought a book donation is made to someone in need. Other awesome things FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING and in case you’re worried about your carbon… View Post

In Honor of World AIDS Day-Housing Works

In honor of World AIDS Day I wanted to share with you one of my favorite local thrift stores, Housing Works. “Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.”-From the Housing Works website. The 3 pillars of Housing Works, as stated on their site, are: Advocacy, Services… View Post

Shop Small Business Saturday

The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday is tomorrow Saturday November 26th. If you love where you live (like I do!) tomorrow is a day to support your community by shopping locally. Here are 5 reasons to shop your independent local shops from Money Talks News. Get free money. For Amex cardholders, shopping local on Nov. 26 can net a $25 credit on a $25 purchase. Check out the Small Business Saturday Facebook page for details on how and where. (FedEx… View Post

Shop for MORE Treat-Meet THE Ethical Bella

This Shop for MORE edition is a treat indeed because I am bringing you one of my most favorite bloggers on everything ethical, the Finnish born beauty Annabella Asvik from the blog Ethical Bella. I approached Annabella for an interview because I think her taste is flawless and her ethical finds fantastic. I was delighted to find that Annabella is 1) literally a ray of sunshine and positivity and 2) more beautiful in life…inside and out. Despite the soft launch… View Post

Fathers Day Finds at Miss Malaprop

So Father’s day is nearing, friends. How that happened, I do NOT know! So it is no accident that my Shop for MORE feature this week has wonderful options for the daddies that make the world go round. Mallory Whitfield is the wonderful woman behind Miss Malaprop and I can not tell you how thrilled I am to feature her shop here. Long before I was blogging I was an avid blog reader and I have loved Mallory’s blog for… View Post

A Groupon Service for Ethical Products?! YEP! Meet blissmo!

It’s no secret that I have a love for ethical brands (see all the love here). I really believe in the potential of people and their goodness and it is one of my goals through this blog to bring you ethical brands that you can be excited about. Well, I am not alone in wanting to spread the wonderful world of ethical shopping. Friends, please allow me to introduce you to blissmo. I found blissmo on twitter. They started following… View Post

My Fave Mothers Day Gifts

So Mothers Day is May 8th, right around the corner(!) and because my mamacita means the entire world and universe to me I wanted to share my favorite Mothers Day gifts with you. I posted this guy in Valentine’s Day gift ideas (V-Day gifts: here and here), but I’m going to make one for my mamacita for Mothers day this year. These compliments are really awesome but the lovely Kind Over Matter (wonderful blog name, no?!) have also made a… View Post

Happy Earth Day!

Some Earth Day inspiration for you :). All images linked to their sources, have fun! I heart Cri de Coeur makers of HOT vegan accessories. The Museum of Arts and Design in NY had an exhibit called Second Lives. I didn’t get to go and I totally still regret not seeing these things in life :(. Ooooh I saw these market bags from Artecnica at Sustainable NY and they are so so pretty and modern, would be lovely for a… View Post