This past March, the moderators behind @selltradslowfashion & @buyfrombipoc hosted the Spring 10x10 Wardrobe Challenge. This one was a little different from past challenges hosted by Caroline of Un-Fancy and Lee from Style Bee, in that there was a focus on highlighting items made by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) makers. Riding the wave of inclusivity brought on by #10x10representationmatters during the Fall 10x10, this particular Spring Challenge was extra special for me, as a woman of color in the slow fashion space. Inclusivity is something I’ve been reading up on, exploring how it applies across different aspects of my life - work, friendships, and now, fashion.Read More
This past year saw a huge change in buying behavior for me. The second half of my year was focused on a more concerted effort in minimalism and conscious consumption. I want to quickly highlight some of my workhorse items that I reached for over and over throughout 2018.Read More
A few weeks ago, Ian and I had ourselves a nice little staycation to celebrate our anniversary. We spent the weekend after Thanksgiving at a new swanky hotel downtown, exploring the new “up and coming” DOCO area around the Golden1 Center, doing a little bit of Small Business Saturday shopping, and stuffing our faces full of some of the best food Sacramento has to offer.Read More
This Aerie sweatshirt wasn’t made ethically or sustainably. It isn’t made purely of natural or recycled materials. I don’t know anything about the founders of Aerie, their factories, or the people who made this sweatshirt.
When I first saw it online, I fell in love with the neutral-colored camo, something I had previously only seen on the likes of a Kardashian. 🙃 At the time, it wasn’t even an option for me to purchase; it was just another fast fashion item that I couldn’t justify so I admired it and moved on.
Then I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Months went by and I was still looking it up online just to look at it. I dreamt up ways I could style it with items I already owned. I tried looking for a more responsibly-made version of it but came up short. The thought of wanting something that went against the wardrobe standards I’ve been trying so hard to achieve was a big struggle for me. Would this set me back? Would this make me a hypocrite?Read More