Fashion & Style

A Beginner’s Guide to an Ethical & Sustainable Wardrobe

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For anyone interested in green beauty, once you’ve transitioned to more natural, ethical brands for your beauty and household needs, the next logical step would be to review and refine your wardrobe. I think a lot of us are guilty of supporting and participating in fast fashion without realizing the consequences it has on our environment and the retail industry in general. Thrifting is a great way to still partake in fashion trends and find unique pieces to add to your wardrobe. There are also so many ethical fashion companies that make the transition a little easier. Here are my current favorites:

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Fashion & Style

American Beagle Outfitters – Save & Rescue Campaign

Calling all animal lovers! American Eagle Outfitters is releasing a new clothing line for your furry friends (and YOU)! It’s called American Beagle Outfitters and they’re currently offering a 20% Off coupon for purchases of 3 items or more and $1 from every order will go to the ASPCA (American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals). The collection is designed with the owner andΒ pet in mind. So, you and Fido can wear matching outfits or use individual pieces to create your own individual style. Even if you don’t purchase anything for yourself, they also have E-Gift Cards that you can gift to your animal-obsessed friend(s). $1 from every order will also go to the ASPCA. πŸ™‚

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How cute do these pups look? They have looks for Small, Medium, and Large dogs, so everyone can join in on the fun. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely dressed up my dogs for Halloween, but I don’t know if I would make them wear full-on outfits. However, if they make cute collar accessories (please make bow ties!), sweaters, or raincoats, then I’m definitely on board.

Edit: There are rumors that this is an elaborate April Fool’s Day joke. Either way, as long as they can raise money & awareness for the ASPCA, then fine by me.

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What do you guys think of this new animal-friendly collection? Would you purchase anything from the line? Please share your thoughts in the comments!

Fashion & Style

Vintage Style

I’ve always been a huge fan of peter pan collars, bows, floral prints, lace, tights, satchels, and brogues. I think that they are timeless style elements that are easy to incorporate into your everyday style. The best place to find unique items is your local thrift store (trust me, your wallet will thank you), however, such items can just as easily be found at the following retailers:

  • Urban Outfitters -I usually stalk their Sale section for bargains. You can find tops for as low as $4.99! – $$
  • American Apparel -A good place to find basics, especially tights and hair accessories- $$
  • Forever 21 -An inexpensive trendy indulgence – $
  • Topshop – Although their stuff is generally pricey, they have some AMAZING pieces from time to time. It is good to invest in a piece you know you will really love and wear often Β – $$$
  • ASOS -They have some really good online deals throughout the year. I love that they offer free shipping and have cool runway video clips of their clothing – $$
  • Modcloth – If you covet Zooey Deschanel’s whimsical, retro vintage style, then this is the place for you! Warning: this place is on constant cuteness overload – $$
  • T.J. Maxx – This place is like thrifting for new clothes! They have some really great bargains here from brands such as Free People, Steve Madden, French Connection, and Urban Outfitters. You may have to sift through a lot of clothing to find some gems, but trust me, the bargains are well worth it. I’ve noticed that different locations carry different merchandise, so the shopping experience can be hit or miss. I think my favorite bargain so far was a pair of Steve Madden moto rain boots for $10! – $

*Don’t forget to share your favorite shopping spots below in the comments! πŸ™‚