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the moral wardrobe: community

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This week has been inexplicably stressful. Maybe it was the weighty theological discussion that went on too long. The flea bites from petting a couple outdoor cats. The allergies. The people, ugh, people everywhere - asking questions, ranting, confused.

But the funny thing is that all the annoyances are just small parts of the beautiful life I get to experience. Dinner on the porch; affectionate neighborhood pets; flowers and green leaves; enthusiastic customers and thoughtful friends. A community enamored with the opportunity to linger outdoors after a winter that lasted too long.

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

  • Top - H&M

  • Skirt - secondhand via thredup

  • Shoes - vintage Minnetonka

  • Earrings - handmade via etsy


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the moral wardrobe: primarily patriotic

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I've always liked primary colors together; when I saw this shirt at the thrift store, I noted the nice colors and interesting cut, but didn't really notice that it screamed The Fourth of July until I put it on at home. I considered adding yellow to the outfit to move it away from the Team America feel, but in the end decided it was fine to look a little too patriotic for the day.

The past few weeks have been consistently good. Sure, there have been ups and downs (including a health scare that was quickly resolved), but I'm having such a good time at the coffee shop, hanging out with friends, singing in the choir, maintaining Platinum & Rust, and learning how to use twitter. I also had the opportunity to attend an interfaith community organizing rally on Monday and feel really encouraged by the work they're doing to improve the Charlottesville community for everyone. To top it all off, my boss gave me the go ahead to set up an informational booth for World Fair Trade Day this Saturday. I'll be serving samples of Equal Exchange coffee and answering questions about the fair trade process.

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

  • Top - thrifted

  • Dress (worn as skirt) - H&M

  • Shoes - vintage Minnetonka

  • Lip color - Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunkiest Chili


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the moral wardrobe: snowed in

high waist flare jeans gr6bell bottoms

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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