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the moral wardobe: henna and layering

mata traders dress
blue knit sweater
mata traders
Ethical Details: Dress - Mata Traders fair trade; Sweater - thrifted; Boots - thrifted; Necklace - handmade via etsy; Belt - thrifted

I've been trying to figure out how to make this Mata Traders sundress work for winter ever since I bought it on sale late in the summer season. I'm pleased that this ensemble seems to really work. I like all the textures and shades of blue running up against each other. 

You may not be able to tell, but I dyed my hair with henna. I used the shade, Persian Mahogany, by Rainbow Henna. It comes in a screw top plastic container, which makes it easy to scoop out what you need for one application and store the rest. The application process is never a simple one and it smells pretty grody, but I learned how to keep a clean work area from last time, so it wasn't so bad. I like the subtle dark red tint it added and the way it evened out my partially natural, partially dyed hair color. I'm kind of a hair dye addict, but I am trying to keep things a bit more natural in terms of both color and processing. Henna is time tested and all natural.

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: everyday

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This is my favorite skirt. It's a weird length and a crazy pattern, but it works with almost everything I own. I'm just so happy I can go bare-legged again (sort of - today it's cold and raining)! It hasn't fully sunk in that the dark ages of winter are over for a time.

The fashion show I'm participating in is this weekend! I have to go back to the salon for a touch up, get contacts, and attend rehearsals throughout the week. I'm so glad I have the opportunity to check modeling off my bucket list and maybe get some awesome action shots of myself walking the runway.

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

  • Top - J. Crew

  • Skirt - thrifted vintage

  • Sandals - MIA


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