Why did we choose Boulder, exactly? It’s the perfect, central location between Denver and the Rocky Mountain National Park and it’s a smaller, more walkable city boasting TONS of healthy eateries, outdoor adventure and sustainable initiatives.
It’s time for the final five of the Summer10x10: that’s 10 pieces, 10 days and 10 different summer combos! I started out the challenge completely uninspired by my limited summer attire, but just a few days into WEEK ONE had me full of ideas!
My relationship with fashion has only recently moved into the ‘serious’ category. I couldn’t commit to a certain brand, only shopped when I had to, and looked for cheap thrills in all the wrong places.
Just in time for Earth Day, I’m wrapping up my sustainable kitchen series, and although there is much more to cover in this journey, I hope you’ve discovered a few techniques to implement on your way to creating a more sustainable kitchen and ultimately, lifestyle.
So we’ve organized our pantry and kitchen space in part one, sustainably shopped in part two, and today’s post is all about sustainable storage.
In part two of the series, we’re focusing on sustainable eating AND shopping.
In this four part blog series, I’ll discuss how I’ve created a more sustainable kitchen, reduced food waste, saved money and positively impacted the globe. BONUS-you’ll definitely eat healthier as well. Part one tackles kitchen organization and inventory.
I have a confession. Until a few years ago, I had no interest in fashion-except for the thrill of thrifting and occasionally scoring a designer label for pennies, although it probably didn’t pair with anything else in my wardrobe. I despised retail shopping and the thought of spending my hard-earned money towards a label literally pained me. I still don’t have it figured out, but I’ve discovered a whole new fashion world I can relate to. Sustainable. Ethical. Slow. It’s fashion that isn’t harmful to the environment nor the individuals that work to produce the clothing. I’ll save the details for later, but today, I’m sharing my final thoughts on the Winter10x10 challenge I’ve been participating in. The object is to wear 10 articles of clothing for 10 days in order to create 10 new ensembles. You can see Week 1 details here. I’m not the least bit excited about the challenge ending, although adding color back into the rotation will be an appreciated change. My creative energy is flowing and I’ve connected with so many fabulous ladies, all passionate about minimizing excess …
I’m not entirely certain that current conditions in Nashville can be classified as ‘winter.’ A few snow flurries leading to climbing temperatures in the low 70’s leaves faint hope of a winter wonderland anytime soon. I’m not entirely sad about it. We’ve reached midpoint of the Winter 10×10 challenge hosted by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee and Caroline of Unfancy, two minimalist minded fashion bloggers I recently discovered and now absolutely adore. For 10 days, I’m curating 10 different ensembles with 10 articles of clothing, (including shoes and one coat) to inspire responsible fashion consumption and reloving your current threads. I have looooved every single second of the experience, from selecting my 10 items to coordinating looks I would never have previously imaged! The best part-80% of my items were either thrifted or purchased at recycled fashion shops around Nashville. My 10 days exclude the weekend; naturally all of my ensembles are Monday-Friday office inspired. My 10 include: Cognac Lucky Brand booties (recycled fashion) Leopard print/black flats (recycled fashion) Marc by Marc Jacobs trench (thrifted) Everlane oversized wool sweater (recycled fashion) Madewell silk white blouse (recycled fashion) Black/White …
Thrifting has always been a guilty pleasure, but lately it’s become more of a passion with a purpose. Shopping retail budget fashion stores for the latest trends may provide a few extra dollars in your bank account, but it’s ultimately harming the environment and potentially those laboring to produce the goods.