LOST DESERT

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The majority of my closet happens to be bodycon clothing, but I'm starting to collect more flowy swing dresses after realizing how amazing they are for the summertime. It's basically like wearing nothing—you really can't wear anything more breathable! Today's look features a lot of wonderful brands committed to ethical production and also giving back!

Read on for full outfit details and to learn more about each brand! :)


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Tan Swing Dress c/o Stormie Dreams
Thrifted Crystal Cuff from Crossroads

+Use code sustainablesiren for 10% off at Wanderkarma!

 Photos by Karla Jones

The Jewelry:
The necklaces I am wearing are both from a sustainably jewelry brand called Pimelia! Pimelia is designed and made in Australia from high grade and sustainably-sourced Birch, and then laser cut using 100% green power. Might I add that I really applaud when brands extend their initiative to be sustainable into choosing clean energy for their production processes!

The pieces are then hand painted and finished with vintage and reclaimed materials. The shorter necklace I am wearing is the "Nalani" style and the longer one is the "Leda" style!

The Dress:
This flowy dress is by Stormie Dreams, an LA based clothing company that makes all their pieces in the USA. They believe in making luxe clothing that isn't just high quality, but also sustainably sourced and ethically made. In addition to that, for every single purchase made, Stormie Dreams donates clothing to underprivileged orphans in Africa through their partnership with the nonprofit organization, the Penny Jar Project.

I am wearing the lovely Sienna Dress here. It's such a great summer dress because of how loose and flowy it is, but the shirring in the front and back help to keep it from looking too much like a sack. Did I mention that this dress even has pockets? :D

The Bag:
This colorful bag is a handwoven Wayuu mochila bag from Wanderkama! Wanderkarma carries artisan jewelry and bags from around the world, focusing on fair trade rather than mass production. Every product they sell also gives back to a meaningful cause—for example, for each of their Wayuu mochila bags sold, $5 is donated to support water and nutrition systems for the Wayuu women and children who inhabit the desert of La Guajira Peninsula, which borders Colombia and Venezuela.

Due to climate change, they have been affected by severe drought that has hurt their food and clean water supply, and caused malnutrition to their children and animals. With each bag sold, you not only help to provide clean water, but you also help to support the Wayuu tradition and art of weaving. I love that every bag is completely unique—they all tell a different story in the variations of colors, patterns, and shapes!

The Shoes:
These vegan sandals by Bhava are made of beautifully hand-painted cork. All of Bhava's pieces are ethically handmade in Spain by talented artisans and utilize both natural and recycled materials. You guys are probably tired of seeing these shoes on me all the time, but the good news is I have a new pair of Bhava sandals to style into upcoming outfits which I'm excited to share as well!



Until next time! Thanks for stopping by! <3
xo, Jennifer




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

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress!


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  2. I'm really likin' that bralette! looks great with the flowy dress and necklaces :)


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  3. Nice:) xx
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  4. Beautiful, love the necklaces ❤

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  5. So beautiful!
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  6. love the bohemian style!

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  7. Loving the vibe! You're so beautiful <3

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  8. You can feel the passion all over ur blog. That's amazin!

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  9. Such a beautiful outfit!

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    Enjoy :)

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for sharing with me! :)

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  10. Nice dress, match with the desert theme perfectly.

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  11. This outfit is simply dreamy, love that you support small sustainable businesses :) http://alessandrajourdan.com/

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