I'm in need of a new upscale clutch for weddings and other fancy shmancy events in my life--this recycled leather envelope clutch from Again NYC might be just mean my hunt has reached its end. Whuddya think?
My Dear Hubby,
Y'know how our friends Alex and Paul recently got engaged? And Paul presented Alex with that gorgeous ring from jewelry designer Sarah Perlis? And, um, also, y'know how Christmas is just around the corner?
Well. You're a clever guy so I bet you know where this is going. I know I don't need to connect all the dots for you. It's probably enough just to send you this very subtle letter with a picture of the hammered stack rings, made with 20k recycled gold, from Perlis' socially responsible "In the Rough" collection, and let you draw your own remarkably insightful conclusions.
In closing, you are incredibly smart and handsome.
Your adoring wife,
Who thinks you're the cat's meow,
And the most delicious thing since sliced organic bread,
Ok, so in San Fran they're more like a year-round fave accessory, but the point is I'm a huge fan of the whole scarf look. Right now I'm digging this red and fuchsia dipped scarf by Peace Treaty, an organization that employs skilled artisans in areas of socio-political strife to create ethically produced, hand-loomed scarves.
Wanna join me (and Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie, etc) in rocking this look? Dying to see 9 more eco chic scarves I love? Aching for some scarf styling tips? Check out my article over at Sprig.com!
What's not to love? These ridiculously cute Gloucester "Oneseas" are 100% organic unbleached cotton and feature sassy sea creature one-liners that'll put a smile on the face of even the grumpiest grump out there. Plus, a portion of each sale benefits The Ocean Project, a global network of zoos, aquariums, and museums dedicated to educating visitors about how they can help protect and conserve our oceans.
I know that I've babbled here before (ok, more than once) about my deep and lasting love for letterpress stationary, but don't think I'm anywhere near finished yet. Does the world need yet another letterpress line? Oh, YES, PLEASE! Smock to the rescue. Designed by Amy Graham Stigler (founder of Snow & Graham), Smock is the first print shop in the US to offer printing on bamboo paper. Plus they're run with wind power and donate 1% of sales to environmental causes!
I tried my very best to pick out a couple of Smock's many social, holiday, and wedding designs to share here...but as you can see, I fell in love with too many to pick just a few. These are my faves, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the site for goodness galore.
Gothic is back with a super sexy twist this fall, as evidenced by the parade of peek-a-boo lace and romantic ruffles in all the fashion mags. For a slideshow of the 10 hottest eco-friendly lace-and-ruffles looks (including this Minna dress), check out my article on Sprig today! Lemme know what you think!
First recycled necktie dog collars, now this! Laura Skelton's delightfully playful "pearl" necklaces, made with colorful, recycled ties, are now at the very top of my wish list. And at $20, they have a good chance of making it off the list and onto my neck even in this economy. Working in New Orleans' 9th Ward, Skelton wraps vintage neckties around recycled Mardi Gras beads -- genius!
These necklaces are the exact accessory I need for those days when my fashion brain turns to mush and all I can throw together is a pair of jeans and a black tank. One of Skelton's chunky, no-brainer necklaces would take the look from pulled-from-the-laundry to pulled-together pronto. Love 'em!
With the holidays just around the corner, you're probably on the hunt for the perfect accessory to make your pooch look his very best in your annual holiday photo. These reclaimed tie collars from The Good Life should do the the trick! Just don't blame me if your pup starts requesting caviar to be mixed in to his kibble.
Today is Blog Action Day, when a whole bunch of willing bloggers write about one issue, and this year's topic is poverty. How can you fight poverty and go green? Well...
I don't know about you, but I'm getting to that point of realizing I have a bunch of unused stuff lying around my house and clogging up closets, the garage, and our basement. Rather than doing a big sweep and tossing these perfectly good items in the trash, I'm gearing up for a garage sale. I've never had one before, and it's high time. And I'm planning to donate the first $25 the sale earns to Heifer International, a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance & sustainability. Clean, green, and charitable -- garage sales could really help the world! And, y'know, your clutter issue.
Looking for a bowl to hold all of your Halloween treats? Or just to look pretty on your coffee table? This pink and stripey bowl is made with recycled materials including sardine can labels (who knew sardines could look so cute?)! The bowl is made through the Wola Nani organization which teaches skills to women in South African communities hard hit by the HIV crisis. Lots of sizes and styles available at BlueDango.com.
OK, that's not a picture of me above, but that is the top I'm wearing right now! The folks at Spun were kind enough to send me a the super comfy, super flattering 3/4 sleeve top above and I have to say, in all honesty, I love it! Made with organic cotton, as all of Spun's clothes are, it's the quintessential goes with anything black blouse...as perfect for date night as it is for Sunday brunch or lounging on the couch. The line, launched by Sara Seumae, features fashionable basics in very reasonable price points. Check out the entire fall line on Spun's site!
I adore everything about this sparkly lil' Splendour number. Love the tunic shape. Love the tuxedo vibe. Love the rich, seasonally chic color. Love that it can be worn as a mini (by 14-year-olds and Giselle) or over jeans (by me). Love that it's fair trade and handmade in Bali by artisans using recycled leather sequins. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that it's on sale for $89 (from $289!) at Envi.com.