I have been in need of rain boots for what feels like a majority of my life. I’m extremely picky; I don’t like big patterns, I don’t want super bright colors, the boots can’t be too tall, and they have to fit my incredibly high arches. After soaking through two pairs of sneakers in one of those endlessly rainy January days in LA, I became so desperate I almost Amazon Prime-d some rain boots. As I was perusing the shoe section of Marshalls over Spring break I came across these little rain boots. They slip right on, are not a ridiculous color and are normal enough that I would actually wear them in the rain. Even better? Emblazoned on the side of the box was “sustainable footwear”.… View Post

Even before I arrived in Los Angeles for college almost two years ago, I’ve been so excited to explore this city. Now I’ve been here for three and a half semesters, I have finally crossed visiting LACMA off my bucket list. God knows how long it would have taken me to go to LACMA had my sister not specifically request to visit.… View Post

As if I haven’t ranted and raved about them enough, Reformation is really upping their game. Reformation has nailed the jumpsuit, makes the softest sustainable tees I know, and now has released a line of “Action Tees”. When I first saw the tees, I immediately fell in love. The on-trend colors (like sunflower yellow!) and catchy, tastefully politically charged slogans caught my eye right off the bat. The $50 price tag, though, gave me a bit of a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” moment – “I’m like, Yo that’s fifty dollars for a Tee-shirt” is right. The thing is, though, Reformation donates $30 for each shirt sold to three different incredible and important organizations. ~ Read this first post in a new series called AC(TEE)VISM. ~… View Post

Corduroy is making a huge comeback and I’m loving it. Not only is it perfect for this in-between weather we’re currently having in LA, but it brings me back to my elementary school days where I would sport bright green corduroy pants on the regular (but don’t get me wrong – I’m happy that the trend has manifested in something other than pants). Corduroy skirts and jackets are all the rage, and for the first time in a long time I feel ~trendy~. Normally I feel like shopping sustainably has prevented me from participating in some of the newest trends, like bell sleeves or embroidered everything, because (a) those kind of pieces aren’t always available second-hand and (b) slow fashion stores are called slow for a reason – getting a quick turnaround for a trendy piece isn’t as important to these stores as fast fashion chains, and for good reason. I guess I’ve just lucked out with finding this vintage corduroy skirt at Melrose Trading Post and swiping up an American Apparel corduroy jacket before it sold out online.… View Post

I’ve been back at school for a week now but it didn’t take long to make it back to my favorite place in LA — Melrose. Starting at our favorite tea place in the world (Alfred Tea Room), carbonated iced “keg tea” in hand, my friend Mary and I happened upon a local farmers market, walked around Melrose Trading Post, and ended our day with some shopping at American Apparel.… View Post