Fashion, Travel, Poetry

Fair Trade Fashion: Mata Traders

Season: Fall
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DRESS – Mata Traders
EARRINGS – Mata Traders
KNEE SOCKS – old, similar
BOOTS – Earth, similar
BAG – Rebecca Minkoff
LIP – Burt’s Bees (Ruby Ripple)

I’m big on finding excuses to play dress up, so when the Lyric Opera invited me to the opening night of their current show, Die Walküre, I jumped at the opportunity. First, of course, the question was what to wear. I rather enjoyed wearing a full-on gown the last time I went to the Lyric,… View Article

Opening Night of Die Walküre at the Lyric Opera

Season: Fall
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I’m big on finding excuses to play dress up, so when the Lyric Opera invited me to the opening night of their current show, Die Walküre, I jumped at the opportunity.

DRESS – Eliza J (red version, pink version)
RING – family heirloom (similar)
CLUTCH – vintage (similar)
EARRINGS – Nordstrom Rack (similar)
BRACELET – Charming Charlie (c/o, similar)
SHOES – (v similar)
LIP – Burts Bees (Sunset Cruise)

In my forays into beauty, I’ve always kept my distance from skincare products. In general I think that they’re mostly the cosmetic equivalent of snake oil. In fact, The Beauty Myth, which I’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog has an entire chapter on how dangerous and insidious the anti-aging industry is with their product’s unsubstantiated… View Article

Three Skincare Upgrades

Season: Fall
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In general my skincare routine looks something like this: when my skin is dry, I slap whatever lotion happens to be around on it. When I go to bed a put vasaline on my lips. That's about it. Now, having said that, there have been three skincare products that have made their way into my life that I thought were worth mentioning.

I always envy people who are very into one thing. As a bit of a lifelong chameleon, I find something admirable in a person knowing themselves well enough to be able cleave to one specific style, hobby, or way of living without ever changing. I have a coworker whose sense of style is like this…. View Article

Witch Dress

Season: Fall
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DRESS – BeachLunchLounge
SANDALS – Vionic
RINGS – Many Hands Trading Company
EARRINGS – Charming Charlie (similar)
HANDBAG – StyleWe (similar)