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Sunday, July 31, 2016

organic fashion
Today's look is another activewear meets streetstyle outfit! I've been really obsessed with the look of arm warmers and arm sleeves lately—they show off your arms in a flirty, yet powerful way. Did I mention that I made them myself too? :)

Keep reading for all the photos from this shoot and for full outfit and sustainability details!

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Dainty Star Necklace c/o Katie Dean Jewelry
Secondhand Crop Top from Crossroads
Handmade Arm Warmers

Photos by Carson Hay


The Necklace
This star necklace is from Katie Dean Jewelry. All her pieces are handmade in Los Angeles!

The Crop Top
This striped crop top/sports bra was a secondhand find for $13 from Crossroads—I guess you can say it's quite the score since it was also Lululemon which I know so many people are pretty crazy for!

The Arm Warmers
So over the years I've collected quite the stockpile of over-the-knee socks but having grown out of the style of some of them, I didn't really know what to do with them for the longest time. And generally most places only take new socks as donations and I didn't want to throw these all away.

A lightbulb went off in my head when I realized I could easily turn these into armwarmers! All you do is cut the tip of the toe part off and then on that same end, cut a small slit running down the length of the arm warmer just big enough for your thumb to fit through. The finished end of the sock I like to wear on the upper portion of my arm. In less than a minute, you now have some brand new arm warmers :)

The Leggings
These printed organic cotton leggings are by Pact Apparel. They are also sweatshop-free, and GOTS as well as Fair Trade USA certified. Here I've worn them with the waistband rolled down as I wanted more of a low-waist look but these naturally run mid-rise.

Aside from their website, you can find Pact at your local Whole Foods and also I was super happy to see that Target now also carries Pact! :D A great, accessible option for anyone wanting to start their sustainable fashion journey.

The Sneakers
My sustainable Converse alternative are these recycled Ecoalf sneakers! They are made in Spain using recycled nylon for the body, used tires for the soles, and recycled plastic bottles for the laces. Ecoalf is also having a sale on these sneakers right now making them even cheaper than Converse!



Have a happy day! :)
xo, Jennifer




*All items marked "c/o" were received courtesy of the brand for review & promotional purposes

14 comments:

  1. Your clothes look very comfortable and still stylish!

    Mallieams.blogspot.com

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  2. super:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  3. beautiful outfit and really great body, love the smile

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  4. That's a gorgeous necklace! I used to make arm warmers like this in my emo days, yours look a lot chicer haha.

    xx
    scarlettandgiselle.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad to hear about some more love for arm warmers! :D Thank you!

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  5. I lovvve your blog! Who takes your images?! They are stunning!!! Any advise for an aspiring ethical fashion blogger? I'm often feeling stuck getting started. xoxo

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    1. Aww thank you so much! Either a photography major friend, my younger sister, or one of my friends will take my photos! I think some important things are having a good camera, posting as consistently as possible, and also making sure you do good research to make sure something truly is sustainable and/or ethical to your standards! x

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