Fashion, Travel, Poetry

Landon Lacey – Handmade Jewelry in Chicago

Season: Fall/Winter
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NECKLACE – Landon Lacey (c/o — use code JOULES15 for 15% off your order)
DRESS – asos (similar)
LEGGINGS – Lululemon
BOOTS – Earth (similar)
EARRINGS – old (v similar)
LIP – W3ll People (Nude)

In the last few months I’ve found myself desiring to make some ideological changes to my wardrobe, moving toward a more ethical way of shopping and dressing. Those who have known me for a long time know that I used to be quite a hippie in my college years, and those ideas are still a… View Article

Fair Trade Fashion: Mata Traders

Season: Fall
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Mata Traders is a fair trade retailer that produces gorgeous dresses, skirts, tops, accessories, and jewelry. As soon as I perused their collection I fell in love with their block prints, screen prints, and embroidery. Their jewelry is handmade as well, and right up my alley. Have a look for yourself and you'll see what I'm on about. The best part? As a fair trade retailer they don't employ any child labor and they provide a stable income for everyone who works on their garments.

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)

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)