Civilization

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Top: American Apparel Factory Flea Market | Jacket: Thrifted (similar) | Skirt: Thrifted (similar) | Sandals: H&M | Sunnies: Thrifted

photography by Kathryn McSherry

I know in my last post I said my outfit (minus my shoes) was completely sustainable, but I can actually say this time that my outfit is completely sustainable — including my shoes. This jacket is one of my favorite thrifted purchases, and while it took me a year to actually wear it, I love it. This tank top is from the American Apparel factory flea market, which is probably one of my favorite places in LA. I surprisingly got this skirt at the street fair I shared photos of in my last post. It was in a little thrift stand and it was $5. It’s great. These sunnies were also thrifted from Melrose Trading Post, my actual favorite place in LA. And these shoes are from H&M — a company that is transparent about its factories and has its own sustainability department.

It’s cool to finally feel good about what I’m wearing — it feels as though it took me a long time to get to this place in my conscious consumer career, but it’s worth it. Knowing that I’m not hurting the environment or affecting factory workers around the world by wearing certain clothes just feels good, and if I can get to a point where I feel good about wearing everything in my closet, that would just be incredible.

These photos are from my last day in civilization. I arrived up at camp late last week and will be living on the shores of Lake Champlain through the end of August. The first few days at camp have been incredible as always — the stars are insanely bright, the sun sets right behind the mountains, I witnessed a huge lightening storm, and I’m constantly surrounded by trees. I’ll be updating T&T every once in a while in these 9 weeks and then will be back to normal in September!

Tunes

Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog) by Brett Dennen — this song was on one of my playlists but it deserves a post of its own. It’s so catchy ugh I love it.

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