photography by Brooke Helstrom
First, I apologize for my accidental month-long hiatus from T&T – life has been crazy, and after Balloons and the Grand Canyon I’ve been cooped up in different rooms across campus working like a crazy woman. But here I am, back and better than ever!!!
In my month off from blogging I’ve found a new favorite website – ThredUp. It’s functions in a similar way to Poshmark but it’s a website (while Poshmark has a website, it is meant to be used on the app). ThredUp will buy clothes you aren’t wearing anymore and will sell them on their website. That way, there’s less hassle on your side as you aren’t dealing with trying to sell your own items, and it’s a better online shopping experience. It was the first time since deciding to shop sustainably last January that I felt like I had a real online shopping experience, scrolling through pages and searching different brands and styles and colors, while still knowing that I was doing something good for the environment. In case you forgot (because I’ve been m.i.a. for so long,), buying clothes second-hand is one of the best ways to lessen your impact on the environment. The “reduce, reuse, recycle” saying is, in fact, meant to be used in that order – reduce first, then reuse what you already have, then recycle. If you don’t want to reduce the amount of clothes you have, then buy and sell your clothes secondhand. I found this gem of a dress on ThredUp as well as a beautiful blue top, and there is always an extra discount available on the site – there’s a Zara romper I’m eyeing and there’s an extra 40% off sale happening right now.
I’ve also turned a new leaf on Spotify and have started my winter playlist. Take a listen HERE; it’s super calm and acoustic, it’s good for happy feelings and sad feelings and everything in-between, and it makes 88 degree November days in LA like today feel a little cozier. My favorite song on there is “Make This Leap” by The Hunts. And with the supermoon happening tonight/tomorrow morning, the lyrics are quite applicable; “We were young / I used my paper telescope / To show you the stars and then win your heart.”
Glad to be back. xx