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Tag Archives: shopping
springfaves by fracturedradiance featuring leather bags Charlottesville had its first taste of spring last week and now I’m totally and completely over winter. I’ve been enjoying watching wildlife reemerge and birds take flight, flocks zig-zagging across the sky hypnotically. I … Continue reading
Posted in Styleboards Tagged conscientious consumerism, everlane, fair trade, favorites, people tree, polyvore, sandals, seasonal, shopping, spring, toms, wishlist 2 Comments
12 months, 12 goals: shop secondhand
It dawned on me, as I flipped and flipped through endless blouses at a local Goodwill on Monday, that thrift shops will never run out of items for me to add to my closet. Sure, there are a few items … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged 12 goals, consumerism, ebay, essay, ethics, etsy, goodwill, recycle, secondhand shopping, shopping, thrifting Leave a comment
FYI: retail theater
Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images A recent Washington Post article acknowledges and further explains what I’ve begun to notice over the past year: retailers manipulate their starting prices to account for discounts and store sales, leading the customer to believe … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged black friday, cost, discount, price manipulation, retail theater, sales, shopping, washington post 1 Comment
fair trade federation style guide
The Fair Trade Federation, a community of North American fair trade organizations, just released its Fall 2013 Style Guide, full of ethical (and stylish) products for your wardrobe and home. The best part is that the catalog is shop-able; if you … Continue reading
Posted in Retailers Tagged catalog, conscientious consumerism, fair trade federation, fall 2013, magazine, resources, shopping, style guide 1 Comment
the moral wardrobe: ahoy
I’ve been on the hunt for wide leg pants ever since my last pair fell apart 5 years ago. But every pair I happened upon at the thrift store was too big – until yesterday. These fit perfectly and they … Continue reading
radical : of, relating to, or proceeding from a root I started this blog with a specific reader in mind. I wanted to encourage young women – my peers – who were already reading personal style blogs to take an interest … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged addiction, brand ambassadors, consumerism, counteract, essay, ethics, fair trade, haul, materialism, morality, over spending, second hand, shopping, spending, style blog, thoughts 1 Comment
This slouchy backpack by Sabrina Tach offers many of the season’s trends in one piece: tassels, soft leather, and stripes. I want to curl up in this vintage poncho from Blue Grass Vintage and stay put until spring arrives; I … Continue reading
Posted in Retailers Tagged cat ring, clogs, etsy, fair trade, fashion, favorites, handmade, leather and canvas backpack, list, online shopping, poncho, second hand, shopping, treasury, vintage, water color Leave a comment
Happy February and happy shopping. I’m so excited about the stuff I listed today over at Water Lily Thrift, especially those Oxblood Aigner Loafers.
Posted in Retailers Tagged aigner, cape, capezio, etsy, leather, sale, shoes, shop, shopping, update, vintage, water lily thrift, womens clothing Leave a comment
develop a plan
– and stick to it! I found last year, as I sought to undertake my Second Hand Year, that setting general guidelines for selection and spending hurt more than it helped. Though that may sound counterintuitive, it turned out – … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged conscience, ecclesiastes, essence, ethics, fair trade, fashion, goals, guilt, human rights, humanity, labor, materialism, meaning, reason, resolution, second hand, shopping, standards, style blogging, thrifting Leave a comment