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the moral wardrobe: backlogged

Ethical Details: Earrings - handmade by Hannah Naomi; Top - thrifted; Sandals - Sseko Designs


I started this post, uh, like a month ago and forgot to post it!

This morning, I dropped off Daniel at school, then headed over to Albemarle Baking Company, a Charlottesville staple. I dreamed about their chocolate croissants last night, so I was determined to get one. When I got to the counter, I ran into my old boss from Java Java! The male attendant complimented me on my Sseko Designs sandals, handed me my croissant and hot tea, and I settled into an outdoor table with a magazine for the next hour or so. 

I'm not very good at taking time to just breathe. I spent a lot of time at home dawdling and reading blogs, but my mind's always preoccupied with the next task, so it was nice to really settle into leisure time this morning. 

the moral wardrobe: flowers

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the moral wardrobe: flowers
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Ethical Details: Top - secondhand via thredup; Necklace - c/o Greenola Style; Sandals - thrifted

I almost missed my chance to take photos of our backyard tree in bloom; by the time I got home today, nearly all the flowers had been replaced by bright green leaves.

This morning, I stopped downtown at the coffee shop where I used to work to redesign their chalkboard menu in exchange for some free drinks and a gift card. The whole thing still feels like a family operation and I'm just one of the kids. Seriously, that place was so good to me. I had no idea what I wanted out of life, I had no friends, and I knew nothing about Charlottesville, but they took me in and made me feel at home in this town, and in my own skin. While working on the menu today, I eavesdropped on a very important conversation between a local author and a production team that wants to buy the rights to adapt his newest book into a film set in India!

*Thanks to Greenola Style for the necklace. More info and a giveaway to follow shortly.

the moral wardrobe: sandals' last stand

free people tunic outfit boho outfit, personal style on stylewiseguide.comtattly tattoo outfit, stylewiseguide.comOutfit Details: Top - secondhand; Jeans - AE; Shoes - Sseko Designs, fair trade; Fake Tattoo - tattly

You can tell fall wants to show itself, but the temperature's still hovering at 75. I put on my sandals as soon as I got home; might as well sun my toes while I can.

Being an ethical style blogger is stressful sometimes. While I've gotten much better at buying things through more sustainable channels, I find that some things are awfully hard to find on the secondhand or fair trade market. I finally just gave up with jeans and bought a couple pairs that fit me well. My logic is that dark wash, good quality denim will last through several seasons, so at least I'm not succumbing to a trend. It's not a perfect justification, but it is what it is. It's something I'm living with, but not celebrating.

the moral wardrobe: invisibility (hair) cloak

tr3 tr7tr5Look! My hair is practically invisible! The first half of this week was one long downpour and I enjoyed the opportunity to spend afternoons indoors reading and getting work done. I also enjoyed wearing my very favorite American Apparel cape every day. I had this on my wishlist for almost 2 years before Daniel decided he should get it for me. It's the perfect layering piece.

Though I enjoy the spring weather immensely, I've spent a bit too long soaking it in to the detriment of Platinum and Rust in particular. I'm working to get back on track with photographing and listing. I also need to hunt down some swimsuits to add to the shop.

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

  • Cape - American Apparel

  • Top - secondhand via thredup

  • Jeans - American Eagle

  • Boots - Target circa 2012

  • Earrings - fair trade Quill Earrings c/o Mata Traders


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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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