This is the first of many beach shoots that will be coming to the blog this spring and summer! My wonderful photographer friend, Nate, whom I have known for 8 years now, and I have been collaborating a lot as of late, and we had a lot of fun traveling to Pescadero, CA for this outfit shoot!
We shot at Pigeon Point beach, which has some pretty cool tidepools as well, and lots of ladybugs (yay for tons of good luck!) Read on for full outfit details and sustainability points for each piece!
Handmade Tracery Ring c/o Andronike
Organic Cotton Maxi Dress c/o Synergy Clothing
Photos by Nate Bernardo
This ring, which reminds me so much of Game of Thrones, is from Andronike! Andronike is designed and handmade in New York, and they use 100% recycled and re-refined precious metals for all their jewelry! Additionally, all their packaging is also recycled.
I am wearing the romantic and striking Tracery Ring, which is made from .925 sterling silver. It reminds me of a princess crown for your finger! The Tracey Ring is one of the more statement-making pieces but they also have tons of simple and timeless designs.
I know people will spend much more when they decide to buy a high-quality piece of jewelry they intend to wear quite frequently, so I think we should also make sure that our investment is eco-friendly and was ethically-made. Andronike gets my vote for that :)
This graphite maxi dress is an organic cotton design from Synergy Organic Clothing. Synergy is a sustainable and organic, fair trade clothing line that is ethically made in Nepal. They are based in Santa Cruz, CA and run by husband and wife team, Henry and Kate. You may have seen their clothing in your local Whole Foods too!
Organic cotton really is a lot softer, making this already comfy and loose maxi dress, even more luxurious on the skin. And of course, it's better for you and the environment because it was grown without toxic chemicals and pesticides.
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Also each time I go to the beach now, I've been doing a 2-minute beach clean which is exactly what it sounds like. Take just 2 minutes to pick up any litter you find on the beach. You'd be surprised (and also angered) by the amount of trash you can pick up in 2 minutes. I think this is a great and easy way to say thank you to our Mother Earth and to help keep the beach beautiful and safe for all species!
Thanks for visiting Sustainable Siren! :)
*All items marked "c/o" were received courtesy of the brand for review & promotional purposes