Start Small

Necklace: Mata Traders | Dress: Thrifted | Slides: Deux Mains Hey there and happy Monday! I’ve decided to do more outfit posts around here (awkward, nervous smile). I usually stick to outfit posts when showcasing ethical brands to keep the focus off me. If you […]

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Keep It Simple

T-Shirt: My Sister Org | Jeans: Thrifted | Slides: Deux Mains Buuusy. It’s a word we love and hate all at once. Consistent commitments can be life giving! Overwhelming obligations are simply draining. Busy doesn’t always need to make you cringe, but time is valuable […]

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Not Perfect Linen

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to take a class devoted to understanding and identifying textiles. Though I changed majors several months after completing this course, I still value the hours spent analyzing fabrics, investigating their quality, and learning how they are sourced and […]

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Our Journey to Debt Free!

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” I’m sure we’ve all heard this saying. Well, we were swimming in $50,000 of debt. That’s a whole lot of lemons, my friend. And at the end of the day, we didn’t have the money to buy the […]

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Zero Waste: The Baby Steps

Well, let’s just get straight to it, shall we? I am a wasteful person. A waste-filled lifestyle is not something I set out to master, but as I’ve looked back on this past year, I was quite in shock at how much I waste I […]

Hey, color!

Dress and top: thrifted.  In case you haven’t already gathered this from my blog or Instagram feed: I love color! Now, I’m not encouraging wardrobes that resemble a bag of Skittles (let me rephrase: if that’s your thing, own it!) You see, I find it […]

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Walking in the Jungle

There’s this one particular children’s song I’ve often played for my students throughout this year. The main lyrics are, “Walking in the jungle, walking in the jungle; we’re not afraid, we’re not afraid.” I let this song play a bajillion times and only made a […]

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Deuter Packs

As a newly engaged couple, we were giddy and ecstatic. We carefully began our check list for the wedding, which included setting up a gift registry. Unlike most engaged couples, our situation was quite unique: we would be moving across the world two weeks after […]

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The Chelsea Boot

When it comes to shoe shopping, I am a minimalist. Truthfully, I’m not an intentional shoe minimalist. I just don’t own a whole lot of footwear, and the pairs I do have are usually worn to the sole. Boots have consistently been a  wardrobe essential […]

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Effortless Denim

Boyfriend jeans. Mom jeans. Worn and comfortable. High waisted, straight leg, loose fitting. We’ve heard it all. This effortless look feels nostalgic and seems to always pair best with a crisp, white tee. I’m a huge fan of this style, but the truth is, I’ve […]

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Considering Color: Your Palette

I’m curious: What is your thought process when you go shopping? The reason I ask is because, for a while now, I have never had much of a plan when it came to buying new pieces. Of course, I would consider ethical standards and closet […]


The Barely Bra: Patagonia

Honesty alert: I am not consistent with working out. This summer, I miraculously jumped into a regular exercise routine of running + Pilates several days a week, while continuing to eat vegan. Once fall rolled around and I attempted to pumpkin spice everything in my […]

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