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the moral wardrobe: '70s vibes with ash & rose


Online ethical retailer, Ash & Rose, sent me a few items to sample and I'm extremely excited about it! The shop offers a curated selection of fair trade, eco-friendly, and sustainable brands, including some of my favorites like Tonle, Mata Traders, and Synergy. I believe that variety is the spice of life, so I love being able to shop a ton of great brands in one place (unlike middle school me, who only wanted things in the same brand with the same fiber content - I think I was going through something).


I decided to experiment with back lighting since I walked outside right as the sun was sinking below the houses. It's hard to balance shadow and light when the light is behind the subject, but I think it really suits my vintage-inspired ensemble, so I'm calling this shoot a success. I think I'll spend more time shooting in this direction as the days lengthen and see if I can improve on it.

Ethical Details: Lattice Top - Ash & Rose, ethically produced by Echo Verde; Audrey Hat - Ash & Rose, handmade in Ecuador; Teardrop Earrings - Ash & Rose, handmade by Hannah Naomi; Jeans - made in USA via ModCloth

You guys! I think spring is here! I had the most glorious weekend contra dancing, eating good food, cat sitting, exploring the local reservoir, and taking a day trip to groovy Richmond with friends. And with Daylight Savings, the days are long and full of sunshine. The best thing about winter is that it really makes you appreciate warm, sunny weather. 

the moral wardrobe: nomads shrug and lariat necklace



I love this natural stone lariat necklace I received from Nomads. The beads are made of Amazonite, a mineral that is found in limited quantities in parts of Russia and the U.S. It goes with everything. All components were ethically sourced, then assembled in the UK. I paired it with Nomads' jersey shrug, a nice layering piece for chilly days. It has pretty ruching details on the sleeves and shoulder. This piece will also work well over sundresses (alas! all my tights were in the dryer when I got dressed today, so jeans had to do).

Ethical Details: Shrug - c/o Nomads Fair Trade; Jeans - made in USA via ModCloth; Eva Lariat Necklace - c/o Nomads Fair Trade; Top - Everlane

You probably noticed that I went back to a proper pixie. I always debate growing my hair out, then someone goes and asks me if I'm in high school and I promptly chop off my hair again. I don't mind looking young, but high school is a little too young. There are perks to looking like an adult.

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the moral wardrobe: snowed in

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There's no better time for a blog update than today, because we're snowed in (by snowed in, I really mean we can't drive anywhere without shoveling out the whole road first; we could certainly take a walk outside).

I wore this earlier in the week. I almost always pair these jeans with moccasins for a truly vintage feel. I like that they verge on costume; I can pretend I'm a cool girl in the late 70s.

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

  • Top - People Tree, fair trade

  • Jacket - secondhand

  • Jeans - made in USA

  • Moccasins - secondhand via ebay

  • Earrings - American Apparel


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