My dip into ethical and sustainable fashion hasn’t been a hit the ground running sort of thing. I’m looking to change habits and aim for longevity here, so I didn’t throw out everything I own, or give myself strict rules. Rather, I decided to slowly learn more and more each month, and start to think about each purchase I was making and how I could improve. All to say: I still buy clothes from large corporations, where ideally I’d purchase from a ‘green’ brand.
Is this a lot of crap to haul with you just to work? I don’t know at this point. Commuting is hard, and the thing is I always feel like I’m a mess (hence the constant carrying of first aid stuff) and with some time before work I might as well use the makeup I have you know? Here’s what I’ve got:
This time of year feels so exciting; Getting to layer, buy new autumn clothes, and have that back to school/new year kind of feeling. I’ve been looking forward to this since early August.
Sometimes something that you’ve had forever becomes lucky later on. Apple picking is such a quintessential fall thing. I can’t remember a year where I didn’t enjoy at least one fresh apple. With social media and a renewed love of fall, it seems everyone wants to head out to a farm and pick some fruit.
I’m honestly eager to say goodbye to summer. It’s been a bit intense, and I’m ready to be wrapped in a blanket all day, and put my layering skills to good use. Summer wasn’t all bad though, it’s leaving some cool favorites behind.
Number one on my to-do list this summer was to visit a garden or greenhouse. I don’t have much of a green thumb (I kill most everything I try to grow honestly) but places filled with greenery, plants, and flowers feel so peaceful, and are a beautiful show of the season. I may have waited until the last minute, but we made it.
This time around, there wasn’t a clear book that pulled ahead for me. They were all enjoyable, but middle of the road. As I thought about it more though, themes of the past, nostalgia, and how imperfect life really is tied these two books together.
Now that August is almost through, I’ve been thinking a lot about the parts of summertime I want to squeeze in before it’s gone. I think it’s a little better than simply waiting for fall to arrive, and a lot more fun. While I’m gathering my friends together for one last nice, summer day, I’ve also been thinking about the summer clothes I’ll hate to pack away. This led me right to this lace Aerie Bra (again) and my good old Teva’s.
At the first thought of attending a wedding I was all for recreating a characters’ look. There are so many dramatic dress reveals in sitcom and movies alike, and my mind went to all the flounces and bustles and bows and patterns in the world. Then I remembered it’s August. So, that means instead I had to find a costuming moment that met the perfect summer wedding guest dress in my head; mainly lightweight, church appropriate, and rewearable.