sam edelman

the moral wardrobe: mud

turquoise cashmere sweater personal styleGreenheart Shop Ikat crossbodymonochrome outfit thrifted and ethical
Ethical Details: Tee - Everlane; Plaid Top - thrifted; Cardigan - J. Crew Sample Sale; Boots - thrifted; Purse - c/o Greenheart Shop

Winter sunshine - what a treat! But the downside of an unseasonably mild, sunny winter is a very muddy yard. It rains, then the ground freezes, then the sun turns everything into sludge. As a result, there's mud caked onto all of my boots now. One of the benefits of choosing better quality clothing and accessories is that I don't have to worry as much about how well things will hold up, so I can stomp through the yard as much as I want!

In other news, I'm feeling really good about 2016 so far. Realistic expectations paired with confidence that I can accomplish anything with hard work and the proper resources has changes my perspective. I'm not overwhelmed. I'm excited and I'm ready to take on whatever comes my way.


fall favorites '14

fall favorites featuring mata traders, thredup, and everlane


I'm suddenly really into Dusty Rose, which is essentially mauve. I'm noticing it everywhere, but especially at the thrift shop, where we seem to get in another Dusty Rose item every day. The volunteers always ask me if we should save it for spring inventory, but I insist that it's totally in for fall. Am I making it up?

My closet is well packed with clothing, but I envision my alternate wardrobe with soft Everlane basic shirts paired with muted prints, cozy tights, and cognac loafers or boots.

I've hit this point in my fair trade journey where my style has had to change to suit the ethical options available to me. Things have gotten a bit more hippie and I don't mind, but I'm having a hard time even defining my personal style within the constraints. It's likely not normal to be so worried about it, but I'm learning that I'm an extreme perfectionist that has to have everything sorted out and defined.