People Tree has been a pioneer in ethical fashion for over twenty years, and they're one of the ethical fashion brands that I have the most respect for. While more and more brands are labeling products as "eco-friendly" for marketing value, People Tree cares about the things that no one will ever see and has created lasting change in the communities they work in. They are deeply committed to both people and planet in every step of the process - from cotton farming to fabric weaving to manufacturing. It takes a lot of dedication, perserverance, and time to build the kind of ethical supply chain that they have, and they are an inspiration to many. Since there is so much to say about this amazing brand, I've put together a little list of the top 10 things I love about People Tree.
1. People Tree was the world’s first clothing company to receive the World Fair Trade Organization Fair Trade product mark. They aim for 100% of thei...
Cape Town, South Africa is one of those cities that has everything. Amazing food, a great fashion scene, stunning scenery, gorgeous wineries , the ocean and the mountains- everything I need in life! And it just happens to have my best friend too (well, she lives a bit outside of Cape Town). Vanessa and I grew up together in California and then were roommates until we were in our mid-twenties, when she met the man of her dreams and moved to South Africa. I miss having her so close, but thankfully I get to see her a couple times a year, and we skype a lot. We did a girls trip slash work trip in Cape Town last month with just the two of us and it was soooo fun!! I can't wait to go back.
L.A. is one of my favorite places on earth! I know a lot of people think it's terrible, with all of the traffic and everything. But something about it feels like home to me, and I love getting to go back and see friends and go to my favorite spots. I lived in Santa Monica during college with a few of my best friends, and it's a time I always look back on fondly. Was reliving those days this summer... :)
striped crop top // jack henry (an oldie) // made in USA // $
floral skirt // vintage // from oona's boston // $
bucket bag // baggu // made in usa from vegetable dyed leather (they have great vegan bucket bags too!) // $$
shoes // swedish hasbeens // made in sweden from eco-friendly materials // $$$
crop top & skirt // eva franco // made in usa // $$
Slight delay on this post.. My 30th birthday was a couple weeks ago, and Blake (my husband) rented my dream house in Palm Springs with a bunch of my best friends! It was so wonderful. Being around such amazing people made me feel like turning 30 wasn't so bad after all!
We ate a lot of food, layed out by the pool, danced a lot (to the Yoga song by Janelle Monae) - basically everything I want to do every day but never actually do. :)
I spent some time alone in the mornings, just thinking about my 20s and what I had accomplished, and what I would do differently if I could go back. All in all, I felt happy that I followed my dreams wherever they took me whether it was working for a non-profit in California with some of my best friends, moving to Spain and then traveling Europe, or studying fashion at Parsons in NYC - I didn't hold back. Not to mention getting married to the love of my life last year, that was pretty awesome. :) All...
I've been quite the nomad, living in 10 cities in the past 12 years. Born in California, that's where my heart is - and I hope to be back there one day. But for now, I am on the east coast, in Boston where my husband's job is based, and I'm learning to love this city (especially in the summer)!
Boston is such a historic place, and there are so many quaint and beautiful corners that just blow me away. I love the row houses and the vines that grow on the walls, the old cobblestone streets and the community gardens. This city really comes to life in the summer, and I try to be outside as much as possible to enjoy it!
Weekend in NYC! It was so nice getting to hang out in my old neighborhood on the Upper West Side. Blake and I went to our favorite coffee shop, had brunch with old friends, and ate a lot of good food.
I’m so excited to be wearing summer clothes, though I still am not quite ready to wear shorts yet. I’m loving maxi skirts, because they are comfortable and stretchy, and I don’t have to worry about winter white legs. :) I've been thrifting lately and I found this maxi skirt I found at Goodwill for $5! I sometimes forget how good it feels to find things you love, that don't break the bank, and help give discarded clothing new life. I'm going to try to go once a week to see what treasures I can find! I also want to share a list of my favorite online vintage stores, so stay tuned for that!
Hope you have a great week!
lace crop top // urban renewal // made in Philadelphia from repurposed vintage fabric
First, may I say that I'm so excited it's spring I can barely contain myself! I want to roll around in the grass and hang out with plants and eat icecream, which is basically what I did all weekend and it was absolute perfection.
I'm so excited to share with you a new American made handbag collection that I recently discovered. Well, actually, this is one of the first brands that I didn't find first - they found me! They reached out to me and I fell in love with their bright colors, contemporary design, and most of all their commitment to American manufacturing.
Campos is a handbag line made in Brooklyn that is a collaboration between leather craftsman Roy Campos and Hayden-Harnett Creative Director Toni Hacker. I did a short interview with Toni and it was really interesting to hear about their impact on NYC manufacturing - read on for all the details!
I went to Miami for the first time for a winter escape, and I loved it! For some reason I thought it would be a little cheesy/touristy, but actually it’s a really beautiful, classy city. I loved the Art Deco architecture, the food, and (of course) the 80 degree sunny days. We stayed at the Standard, which is in this retro hotel that’s been restored, and it was the perfect relaxing getaway.
It was fun mixing and matching some of the pieces I have worn through the winter with some of my summer clothes. For example, my favorite everlane black bag that you’ve seen me wearing all winter. It’s the perfect size, and black is always in season.
Now I can’t wait for the Spring and Summer to come to the east coast! It’s getting close!!!
robe // zinke // made in usa
striped t-shirt // ALC // made in USA (from a few years ago)
navy striped bag // mar y sol for j crew // made by artisans in madagascar from sustainable materials with a commitment to promoting families’ financial indepe...