Ethical Secret Santa Gifts Under $50

Hi friends! The famous, or infamous  Secret Santa/Grab Bag gift can be a challenge. The perfect Secret Santa/Grab Bag gift should suit a female or a male but you still want it to feel personal and special. Well I’m here today to give you my picks for an ethical Secret Santa/Grab Bag. A unisex gift  can still be awesome and thoughtful! Recycled Bedside Water Bottle w/ Glass $45: I love the elegance of this gift. Would add luxury to any… View Post
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Ethical Gift Guide for the Men in Your Life

A lot of ethical shopping focuses on the ladies but there are tons of great ethical options for the fellas too! So here is my ethical gift guide for the lovely men in your life :). Gifts for Staying In: I love giving a gift that provides a little pampering and leisure :). Aromatherapy Eye Masks-$35.34 Multi Game Box-$36.00 Recycled Railroad Spike Letter Opener-$54.95 New Orleans Restoration Beer Soap-$5.95/bar St. James Infirmary – Frankincense and Myrrh Soap-$5.95/bar Men’s Shawl Collared… 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

What I Wore-Farewell Flower Pants

(bag-matt + nat; jacket-olllllld; denim shirt & sandals-thrifted via buffalo exchange; pants-thrifted via goodwill; rings-gifted & nissa ring) I took these outfit pictures a little bit ago while the weather still had that sunshiny warmness mixed with the crispness of fall, yeah that’s over. Fall has morphed into the chillier side and I have to stow my flower pants (aka blanche pants) away. While I LOVE these pants they’re nearly translucent and so the material is just very very thin.… View Post

Thrifting Your Costume -The Goodwill NY/NJ Halloween Challenge

Hi friends! You know that I’m a huge crazytown fan of Goodwill! Goodwill is by far one of my favorite places to shop (evidence, evidence), but more importantly I really admire the tremendous good they do in the communities they serve (evidence, evidence). So what is the Goodwill Halloween Challenge?- Find items for your costume for under $30 at any local Goodwill. I LOVE Halloween and love Goodwill so this was really a project made in heaven :). (photo sources:… 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

Fall Fashionista Giveaway-Biggest Giveaway Event EVER :)

Hi Friends!!! I told you on Tuesday to mark them calendars because today is going to be a banner day! Well, let me welcome you to the semi-annual Fashionista Events, All Fashion, Only Fashion Giveaway Event. This is the largest fashion giveaway event on the internet, 115+ blogs offering over $20,000 in prizes Hosted by Still Blonde after all these Years and Modly Chic, with co-host K Squared Glamour. The Grand Prize for the Event is a $1200 (retail) Louis… View Post

Ethical Shopping 101: Small Steps to Being a More Conscious Consumer

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing the process that has helped me become a conscious consumer with this Ethical Shopping 101. If you’ve just started to think of shopping ethically you may feel a little daunted about how to start and what to do! And hopefully this installment of Good Habits will help you on your way. It is massively important that you know I’m not perfect (shocking)! This is the method that works for me and my values and honestly… View Post

What I Wore-Buh Bye Summer

Eep! It has actually felt like summer’s last days for about 2 weeks here in NY. While the summer brings sweltering heat I still miss it when it leaves. If you live in this beautiful city you know that NY has very different personalities with the seasons and summer’s personality to me is definitely relaxed like the city is taking a deep exhale. It’s just too hot to walk super fast, the city empties out on the weekends and all… View Post

Some Highlights from Last Week

Hello my lovely friends, so last week was Fashion Week and now that it has come and gone I wanted to share my 2 fave moments of the week. First off the kickoff of Fashion Week, Fashion Night Out. If you have not experienced the full on frenzy that is Fashion Night Out in NY I would recommend you frolic and have a great experience. But because I’ve really done FNO to the max in the past and am a… View Post

What I Wore-Flower Pants

I wish I  took a million pictures of these faaaaaabulous pants I bought at Goodwill! Alas I was late for work and rushing to get out of the apartment and so my friends, I only have two images to show you. But I do have a fun consilation…. So I wore these fun pants to dinner with some friends and my clever friend Vicky pointed out that they are so totally Blanche from Golden Girls which I wholeheartedly agree with… View Post

Guest Post: Eco-Chic at the Beach by Susan of Instyle Swimwear

Susan is a blogger at Beauty and the Beach, a swimwear blog by  For more information about their styles and brands, visit them today! To celebrate the first days of summer and all of those sunny beach trips to come, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate post than one on Vitamin A Swimwear and Melissa Shoes—two of my favorite eco-conscious beach-chic brands!  Both Vitamin A and Melissa Shoes are doing some pretty amazing things when it comes to… View Post

Guest Post: What Ethical Consumerism Means Today: Interview w/ The Andean Collection

This guest post is written by Mallory Whitfield, a proud resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been blogging at since 2006 and also runs an online shop dedicated to the very best in handmade and eco-friendly gifts. I’ve been following fashionable fair trade brand The Andean Collection since very early on. They work with native artisans in the Andean mountain regions of South America to create beautiful and sustainable jewelry and accessories. The Andean Collection recently became the… View Post