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

Snow? I’m over it. Sure, it’s absolutely beautiful when it’s happening and makes for great blog pics, but it also cancels flights and makes you cold and gets grey and slushy on the sidewalks. I head back to 72˚ sunshine in LA tomorrow, and as much as I’ll miss mooching cozy sweaters from my sister’s closet, and as much as I wish I didn’t start class at 8am on Monday morning, warm weather is the be-all and end-all to my happiness (along with açaí bowls and One Direction and 9 solid hours of sleep and window seats and iced green tea, and lots of other things). TL;DR warm weather is better than snow.… View Post

This lil’ yellow backpack was one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year. I have long been a fan of Fjallraven backpacks, and finally bought myself a blue backpack for school this summer. A week after I bought it Fjallraven announced it’s Re-Kanken collection – a backpack collection made of recycled plastic bottles. Not only are the backpacks made from yarn made from recycled plastic bottles, but it’s dyed with natural dyes and is spin dyed, meaning it uses less water, energy and chemicals than normal Fjallraven backpacks. ~swoon~… View Post

I have never been one to dress practically for the weather. I wear dresses and skirts until the cool air turns my legs purple, my outerwear of choice is a flannel, and I avoid pants like the plague (except my mom jeans, of course). Last year’s 65 degree Christmas day was a blessing: no warm sweaters or fuzzy socks were required. This year, however, I woke up to snow flurries on my first morning back from school. It has been a while since I’ve been in snow and, let me tell you, I was not prepared.… View Post