I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Hello friends, happy Monday! Review of the Week: I had the great pleasure of seeing Eclipsed at the Public Theater last week and I know this is a super local recommendation but I had to share it! Eclipsed’s story revolves around 4 abducted women and their personal journeys during their captivity in the last days of Liberian rebellions in 2003. It’s a STUNNING play that is so completely riveting and arresting. The billed star is Lupita Nyong’o but the play is totally… View Post
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Let’s Go Mets – Ethical Blue and Orange

It would be completely remiss of me not to somehow mention The World Series and our beloved beloved NY Mets. Friends, one of my earliest earliest memories is watching a Mets’ game around a teeny t.v. with no remote control (so old!), making a kind of Met totem, wearing Mets’ pajamas and cheering cheering cheering. Today is so exciting because the Mets come home to play the game 3 of  The World Series at Citifield, bringing Citifield it’s first World Series Game… View Post

Transition #4: Lace Dress in Fall

Well, officially COLD in NY which makes this end to my mini-series on transition pieces very aptly timed! I love a little lace, since I dress on the urban side, a little lace adds femininity and sexiness and for Summer it’s a natural choice. But I have to say I LOVE lace during the colder months too–lace brings a dreamy unexpected texture to fall outfits that I really really dig. So here are some ways to rock a lace dress… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Hi friends, happy happy Monday! Review of the Week: Last weekend my dad and I went to The Natural History Museum and saw the exhibit Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species, where I met this cute little axolotl. This exhibit is all about the literally extraordinary and varied characteristics animals have for survival and life—everything from cloning to surviving extreme temperatures to being super duper fast–life is truly amazing. If you’re in NY, make your way over, it’s… View Post

Costumes from Your Closet

ZOMG! Halloween is only 2 weeks away! Can you believe it?! If you know me you know I love a reason to be in costume–time to have fun, stretch those creative muscles and wear something you can’t wear in real life–sign me up! But I hate to be wasteful and I don’t like spending a lot of money on Halloween hence this yearly post on Costumes from Your Closet…you’re welcome! Plus you’ll see my costume from my closet last year!… View Post

Transition #3 Culottes in Fall

We’re well into the Fall weather in NY and nearly done with my mini little transition series. I know culottes are not for everyone but I happen to love a good culotte and think that worn right they’re a super versatile item. Culottes were a big trend for the Fall 2015 runway shows but I actually think they’re not really a trend item. Culottes can look super classic while being a little fashion forward and they can be breezy in the… View Post

Colorado Vacation

In August the BF and I went to Colorado to visit his sister and spend some time with his family. The first couple of nights we spent it away from the fam out at the foothills of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado, a short 45 minute drive away from Denver but a totally different world. We stayed at the most beautiful and peaceful airbnb, I’m a big fan of COMPLETE unplugging at least once a year and this cottage in the woods had… View Post
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Ethical Plus Size Clothing

(Vaute Couture Swing Coat $250) In the few years I’ve been writing Made-to-Travel I’ve received numerous reader requests for plus size ethical clothing and honestly even just 3 years ago this realm of ethical clothing was super non-existent. While the options for curvy girls are still limited–ahem, not just in ethical clothing, but clothing in general–I’m happy to share  five ethical brands doing plus sized ladies right! Vaute Couture is a darling of the cruelty free fashion world and for good… View Post
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I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Happy Monday, friends! Review of the Week: Tashi and the Monk is an HBO documentary that tells the story of Jhamtse Gatsal: a school and home of 85 orphaned and neglected children. The documentary focuses on troubled five-year old girl Tashi, a new addition to Jhamste Gatsal who comes with baggage from a family with substance abuse, poverty, abandonment, violence and neglect. Tashi lashes out and isolates herself and Lobsang, the monk and father figure who runs Jhamtst Gatsal, refuses to give up… View Post
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Transition #2: Shirt Dress Outfits for Fall

The shirt dress is probably my most favorite item of clothing–bold statement, I know (!)– but I’ve been dying to share shirt dress outfits for Fall! A shirt dress is just such a great piece for all seasons! In Summer it’s breezy without being super casual or exposing and I think a great shirt dress can be dressed up or down and is modern, subtle kind of sexy and totally classic. Now(!) here’s how to layer a shirt dress to carry you into… View Post
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Good Habits: Fall Fresh Starts

(print available at PartyInked) Hi friends, happy Fall Equinox! Autumn even more than New Year’s for me always reminds me of beginnings and fresh starts. And while if you know me, you know I’ll totally miss the warm weather of Summer, I really also do love Fall for this very reason. The environment is changing and so is an opportunity for us to do the same :). To celebrate the Fall Equinox I thought I would share some Good Words on starting… View Post

How to Help the Migrant Crisis in Europe

(photo via NBC News) Hi friends, so I had my usual link post scheduled for this past Monday, but after endlessly reading and watching the migrant crisis unfolding in Europe I really wanted to share how you can help. The trek for the Syrian refugees is a terrifying distance and I honestly can’t imagine the fear, courage, heart and love people have to decide to take this kind of risk for your family. Like Salma, pictured above who traveled over 1500 miles… View Post
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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