At my internship I came across a quote that really made me think: “purchasing is always a moral act” – Pope Francis. He’s right. Although buying your favorite cookie butter at Trader Joes or buying a Starbucks coffee on your way to work may not seem like a moral act, it is. By purchasing something you are supporting the product itself as well as the systems in place to produce it. If you buy the most beautiful looking apple from the supermarket, you are supporting the idea that food must look good to sell. That purchase decision tells the supermarket that they are correct in thinking that they should only purchase perfect produce from farmers. That message travels down the chain to the farmers, who then throw out perfectly good produce if it does not look good, and that contributes to the ever growing issue of food waste. This principle is also true in the fashion industry.… View Post

I’m back with another AC(TEE)VISM post and I’m super excited about these tees. Tees For Bees is the company behind these funky shirts all about saving the bees. Their shirts are ethically made in the USA (can I get a whoop, whoop) and they donate 10% of their sales to – you guessed it – saving the bees.… View Post

I have been in Vermont for the past month and a half working as a camp counselor at a girls sleep away camp (hence the lack of posts and increasingly green Instagram photos). This is my ninth summer at camp, the same camp where I have been a camper, where I trained to be a leader, and where I have been able to lead my own cabin for the last three summers. Although I love the opportunity to unplug each summer and spend my days beneath pine trees and on the shores of Lake Champlain, being among such strong women has been the most incredible part of going to camp each year.… View Post

A little over a month ago I found myself in a real pickle – I needed a nice-ish dress for a sorority formal, but I also had a ridiculous sunburn that was beginning to peel and desperately needed to be covered up. I also got it in my head that I wanted to wear a red dress, and I needed it fast, so I went right to Poshmark (as I often do). This dress was originally listed for $26 on Poshmark, but through using the offer button I got the price down to $17! Read more to hear some tips about making offers on Poshmark.… View Post

I’m back with the second post in my series AC(TEE)VISM – tee shirts with a cause! The first post focused on Reformation’s Action Tees, which featured funny sayings, cool graphics, and supported causes like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Environmental Defense Fund. Each shirt was $50, but $30 from each shirt was donated to one of those causes. As much as I love Reformation and love their Action Tees, I was not down to spend $50 on a tee shirt. Everlane’s 100% Human collection still supports great causes in a stylish way, but at a much lower price point. Read more to shop all three of Everlane’s 100% Human collections (including one that just dropped today)… View Post