Consciously Trending: Baroque

(image sources top: dolce & gabbana, mcq by alexander mcqueen/bottom: miranda kerr, eugenie niarchos, selena gomez) I think one of the fresher feeling trends for fall is the awesomeness that is baroque. Every September fashion magazine was sporting gilted goodness and I was tooootally drooling over this look. I guess I just think it’s pretty fabulous to walk around looking like a Fabregé Egg :D. I’ve been keeping my eye out on ethical option for this trend for all of… View Post

ASOS Africa

Before I left for vacation I told you I had marked my calendar for ASOS Africa. The lined dropped on April 30th and did not disappoint me EXCEPT my most wanted piece is now out of stock (two short weeks, sad). So be sure to get the things you want otherwise you will have regret…like me! 🙁 I love that this season ASOS Africa is really doing some bold print mixes and super modern lines Visit ASOS Africa HERE. Read… 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 MissMalaprop.com 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

What I Wore-Two new faves!

Hi hi friends! I have not done an outfit post in quite a while, mostly because during the holidays all I’m thinking of is giving special gifts so my posts and mind have really been in the giving mode. BUT I have gotten a few additions to the wardrobe that I’m super excited about and wanted to share. (sweater-thrifted target; shirt-unknown, sorry it’s from college; boots-miz mooz; scarf-sustainable nyc) So my first new favorite thing is this fantastic green scarf… View Post

Shop for MORE-Same Sky

Friends, you know that I am a constant partaker in the arm party so when the fine folks at Same Sky contacted me and introduced me to their beautiful bracelets I was ecstatic. Not only am I crushing on so so many of their gorgeous items the work of Same Sky is truly commendable. Same Sky first partnered with Gahaya Links a company that employs HIV+ women, all survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Same Sky’s success has enabled them… 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

What I Wore-Outfit Flurry!

Hi friends! I present my outfit flurry! Last week was pretty much a blur of activity and I thought best to sum up everything in one post for you. I gave you a sneak peek of my outfit for the Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Conference well here is the whole shebang :D. jacket-thrifted via goodwill; dress-thrifted via out of the closet; boots-urban outfitters; ring-made her think; necklace-free the nations It was rainy  hence the jacket and boots (gawsh! can’t believe I’m… View Post

Summer Time With Proud Mary

I mentioned last week in the Afia post I had the pleasure to meet the owner and founder of Proud Mary Textiles, Harper Poe. Have you heard of Proud Mary? You might have seen Proud Mary before they have been featured on Design Sponge,  Martha Stewart Weddings, Marie Claire, and more (press here) and that is because Poe is doing beautiful work in a beautiful way. ” We create unique, handcrafted patterned goods that are made in a socially and… View Post

Afia-The Perfect Pieces for Spring & Summer, Ethically Made

A couple of weeks ago I read about Afia on Ecouterre and instantly fell in love with them. Afia is a fair trade sustainable line founded by Meghan Sebold. When I read Sebold was launching Afia at a pop-up shop in New York I knew I had to visit! So I tweeted with dear Ashley of Ashley4Emergy and off we went (more on sweet, sweet Ashley another day, PROMISE). On a trip to Ghana in 2006 Meghan Sebold was inspired… 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

Crushing on Osborn Shoes

I came across Osborn Design in an old vendor highlight from Brooklyn Flea. I think they’re shoes are just extraordinary. Beautifully and highly designed but really really practical for my walking life. Now the shoes left my mouth agape but the philosophy and fair trade practices of Osborn Design is what I find most inspiring. Co-founder Aaron Osborn’s family runs one of the largest orphanages in Guatemala and after meeting an unemployed cobbler in 2007 he was inspired. Aaron with… 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