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

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

What I Wore-I’m a Winner!

So friends, I told you about my deep affection for the ASOS Africa collection here (well and here and here too) and how my favorite dress in the collection sold out in just 2 short weeks. But(!) thank you 2012 because I tweeted the folks at SOKO Kenya, the fair trade cooperative where the ASOS Africa collection is made (you can read about them here) and was disappointed to hear that they weren’t making more of my dress :(. However… View Post

What I Wore…as the Birthday Girl

So friends most of you know I celebrated a birthday recently… That is right! I turned the big 3-0 :D. I was really looking forward to turning 30; the journey of my 20’s has really felt long (in a good way). Graduating college, trying out lots of media fields, and then slowly working my way to become a professional, and confident in what I do. There were just so many changes, I felt I lived two lives within my 20’s;… View Post

I Heart The Interent-I’m Baaaaaaaack :D

Hi friends!!! I’ve been in such a happiness whirlwind for the last 2 weeks! Between vacation, celebrating my birthday and attending my friend’s wedding I desperately needed the time off from made-to-travel. But, I have to say I missed it and YOU! The above picture I took on the Sunday drive back from Buffalo, NY where I attended a dear friend’s wedding. I love love love the sentiment of this quote. I think it’s a succinct way of reminding me… 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

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

So It Begins…Ethical Swimsuit Season

So friends, the beach is totally on my mind because I’ll be going on vacation pretty soon 😀 and with Spring break around the corner for schools marking the beginning of swimsuit season I think this is a great time to take a look at some ethical swimwear. I’m actually really overwhelmed by the amount of really good, fashion forward ethical swimwear this season so let’s get started! Vitamin A and Vitamin A Silver first row (l-r): eco nomad; onyx… View Post

Jeffrey Campbell Eco Collection :)….Just in time for Spring!

Jeffrey Campbell is what I consider to be the darling of fashion bloggers and just straight up fashion lovers because of the fresh and fun designs that give a little nod to the glamor and boho style of the 70’s. Well friends, I’m happy to share that just in time for Spring this innovative and beloved shoe designer has started an eco collection :D.   Right?!?! Ahhhh-maaazzzzing! I kind of die for the whole collection. Soooo here are some more… View Post

Where the Goodwill Goes Tour

Friends, I was incredibly lucky to be invited on a tour to the Goodwill NY/NJ headquarters in Astoria last week and it was profound! This tour truly made me love Goodwill even MORE! I learned so many things about the amazing work of Goodwill and what WE do to help their very worthy mission. Lesson 1-Nothing Goes to Waste! DONATE! DONATE! DONATE! I was really under the impression that there are certain things that should NOT be donated. I would… 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

Shop for MORE-Future Standard

On this Shop for MORE I would like to introduce you to the impressive Future:Standard; a boutique that not only is gorgeous with a really modern aesthetic but also a place where they put ethics first. “We do not compromise on style and do not think our values should get in the way of looking great.”  Future:Standard about page. Future:Standard is an online boutique that sells eco-friendly, fair trade, and locally made clothing and accessories. I really am super selective… View Post

Shop for MORE-Free the Nations

I am soooooo excited to share with you the amazing Shop for MORE this week!!! You’ve actually had a little peek at their wonderful goods as I was obsessed with my latest purchase from them, but I would like you to formally meet. Friends I’d like to introduce you to the gorgeous jewelry of free the nations.   I have no idea why I did not know of this beautiful shop and I was delighted when Sarah Hale founder of… View Post