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

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

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