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the moral wardrobe: here we go again

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Ethical Details: Tunic - c/o Nomads (Fall '14); Cardigan - Seamly.co; Jacket - secondhand via Thredup; Boots - thrifted; Earrings - locally handmade by A Pocket Novel

We got hit with another snowstorm Sunday night and the snow is still falling as I write this on Monday. I don't think we'll hit blizzard level this time, but I'm pretty sure it's going to mess up work scheduling. A lot is shifting and changing at work due to employee health issues and a general need for improvement to the building and store displays, so I'd rather just get back to work. Snow always insists that we slow down and I'm not in a slowing down mood!

I put this outfit together in my head last night. I like playing with lengths when layering and the cardigan and jacket together provide just enough warmth for a brief foray into the white wilderness. After over 3 years trying to make smarter, more ethical purchasing decisions, I'm finally starting to be able to pull together looks comprised of almost entirely ethically sourced things. 

It's important to use what we have regardless of where we got it, so it's not a huge accomplishment, but it's nice to see how items purchased from various fair trade and secondhand shops work together to create a wardrobe that is distinctly me. I don't feel limited at all!

the moral wardrobe: no end in sight

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I have never felt colder than I felt this morning on the brief walk from my car to the downtown coffee shop where I work. At 8:30 this morning, it was about 7 degrees outside, which may be nothing to those of you who are used to it, but it's incredibly low for temperate Charlottesville (and for me, a fairly recent transplant from Florida).

Anyways, I've been relying on my thrifted Bean boots whenever a walk through the snow is called for. With temps under freezing, the snow is hanging on.

Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.

  • Collared shirt - thrifted

  • Sweater - old Delia's

  • Jeans - BDG

  • Bean boots - thrifted


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