Monday, February 9, 2015

Eco-friendly and Ethical Valentine's Day Style Inspiration

Whatever your style or situation, there are plenty of ways to get into the Valentine's Day spirit while still supporting eco-friendly and ethical companies. Above and below are a few picks from some of my favorite brands that you can click to shop. Included are:

Maybe I should have just called this post "things I would give myself for Valentine's Day." #SELFLOVE is important!

And one more with my faves from Fleur du Mal, Josie Maran, Maison du Soir, and of course, Voluspa. And that's made in Germany using leather and Swaovski crystals by a company called Zenith. I feel like it could be used multiple times per year...masked balls, Halloween, 50 shades of Grey viewings...? ;)

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Monday, January 12, 2015

GILT Clearance Sale {My Fair Picks}

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These made in the USA jeans from 7 For All Mankind and Current Elliot are all majorly discounted (as in $89 down from $199) and work for fall through spring, so they're all safe as wardrobe staples, in my humble opinion. I especially like the pebbled "leather" texture on the tan skinnies, but I could see myself living in the textured black jeans by Cuurent Elliot and my moto boots.

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And for some "stretch" items, I had to include this handmade sweater by Rodarte ($669 from $2990) and the silk jumpsuit (now $319 from $1,650) by Holmes and Yang, which are both majority US-made lines. Holmes and Yang is no longer in bidess, so it's your last chance to grab a piece by Katie Holmes and her stylist, if you're into that.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Meet Gift Guide Guest Curator Amy from the American-Made Guide to Life

Amy from Made in America Guide to Life

The 2014 Holiday Edition of My Fair Gift Guide was a labor of love, and it would not have been possible without the contributions of my fellow eco-bloggers. In the coming weeks, I will be introducing you to some of the guest curators who contributed to the guide. First up: Amy!

Amy lives in New York City and writes about quality items made in the USA on her blog, The American-Made Guide to Life. She loves lip balm, her favorite pair of jeans, hot chocolate, Pilates, and math.

What are your three favorite items from your curated collection and why?

The Tradlands buffalo check plaid shirt is insanely cozy and the fit is perfect. My Bella cashmere socks get a lot of wear in the winter. They're luxurious, soft, and great for wearing with knee-high boots.
But most of all, I love my shearling-lined Bean boots. They keep my feet dry and warm in snowy weather, are reasonably priced, and come with a lifetime warranty.

What is your (latest) favorite ethical brand/product and why? 

 Right now, I'm obsessed with everything from the Faribault Woolen Mill Co. They have gorgeous, well-made blankets, throws, scarves, and accessories. Their recent collection for Target is all priced under $100 without compromising that traditional Faribault feel. They also just launched a small collection of capes and vests that are just divine.

Do you have a go-to or signature holiday gift you like to give? 
I always give my family members a pair of socks and they now request it. The key is getting a pair that is a bit more luxurious or whimsical than the person would get for themselves. There are so many great options in terms of textiles, colors, and patterns.

You can check out all of Amy's American-made gift recommendations to keep warm this winter on pages 24-25 of the Gift Guide: Polar Vortex Prep! 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Fair Gift Guide: Holiday 2014 Edition

gift guide 14 cover page

I gave birth to two babies very recently, and both were late.

Translation: I am pleased to share that the Holiday 2014 edition of My Fair Gift Guide LIVES!

I invite you to peruse hundreds of green gift ideas for everyone on your list, curated by 12 of the kindest, most thoughtful eco-tastemakers I know. This year's guide would not have been possible without the women behind:

Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks to get up close and personal with a few of these fabulous guest curators, and to see even more last minute, ethical gift ideas for them and for you. 

In the meantime, sit down with a cup of hot cocoa, coffee or tea, get comfortable, and click through to peruse 36 pages of ethical items you'll love. Discover new brands, new blogs, and new online retailers who are churning out thoughtful content and products just for you. Shop for him, for her,  or for you, and above all, shop sustainably.  



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