Why & How to Rent Prom & Formal Dresses

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Special event dresses are expensive and often only worn once or twice – what a waste! Here’s why renting your next formal, prom, wedding, or party dress is a wonderful idea for your budget, style, and the environment, plus how to make sure you get a great fit.

What Your Unworn Clothes Can Teach You About Personal Style

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Those unworn clothes hiding in your closet? They can teach you A TON about your personal style and what types of clothing actually work for you. Many women around the world only wear about 20-35% of their wardrobe (but believe it’s a lot higher). This discrepancy has a lot to … more

Clothing isn’t “Zero Waste”

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Did you know that basically all clothing generates plastic waste? Even if you buy a garment in store it likely still came shipped in an individual plastic poly bag.⁠ Many sustainable brands even use them and there’s a good reason – they protect the clothing from getting damaged since shipping … more

4 Things to Know This Black Friday

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Black Friday and the whole sale weekend can be chaotic and oxytocin-fueled. If you are looking to snag some deals these are a few things you should be aware of to approach the next few shopping days more mindfully. A lot of sales aren’t actually that good. Companies are known … more

How Quality Saves you Money

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Since trying to live more sustainably and consciously I’ve had to re-learn the way I view price and budgets. Before I would go with whatever the lower-priced option was but now I’ve learned that it’s not always actually cheaper. This post is in collaboration with BuyMeOnce who has an incredible, … more

How to Tell Good vs. Poor Quality

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One of the best ways to shop more sustainably is by buying good quality pieces. Not only will they last you longer and save the waste, energy, and resources needed to replace them, but even if you stop needing the item someone else can use it as well! I’ll be … more

Clothing Fits…. Who Exactly?

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A few months ago I posted a video about measuring and sizes and it included a link to a survey. I wanted to get some insight into the mystery of clothing sizes and fit and have actual data on what sizes and shapes people are. By far the most common … more

10 Ways to Change your Shopping Habits

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Changing your shopping habits can be really difficult. We often shop for fun, as a reward, to de-stress, or to spend time with friends or family but bad shopping habits typically result in impulse purchases, unworn clothes, a cluttered closet, and spending time and money on things you don’t love. … more

I added up how much I spent on Ethical Fashion this year

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The number one response I get when talking about ethical/sustainable fashion is that it’s too expensive. I get it, the price tags are a lot higher when you compare them to fast fashion, but a big part of shopping consciously is also buying less. For the last few years it … more

Foundation of a Sustainable Wardrobe

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  The 4 areas I consider to be the basics of building a sustainable wardrobe are:   Wear – make sure you’ll actually wear and get a lot of use out of your clothes. When buying something new, commit to at least #30Wears and ask yourself questions before buying it … more

My love of Linen

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Linen is an amazing fabric: it’s not only wonderful to wear, but is also the oldest known fibre, as well as one of the most sustainable! Linen comes from the flax plant. The plants go through a process called “retting” to help separate the fibres. Flax is a bast fibre, which … more

Affordable Sustainable Fashion

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Ethical and sustainable fashion brands are more expensive but building a conscious wardrobe doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. Shopping secondhand is not only incredibly sustainable but can also be very affordable. Buying locally from thrift stores or online re-sale sites means you can still buy the brands … more

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