Heritage and Sustainability With GANT

Monday, September 30, 2019

Heritage and Sustainability With GANT

GANT Shirt c/o (sold out, similar) | Veronica Beard Jeans with Frayed Hem (sold out, similar) | Cuyana Work Clutch | Sam Edelman Black Pumps | Chan Luu Gold-Plated Pearl & Crystal Earrings (sold out, similar) | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses

Oh hello Fall! I mean, seriously, how is it already the last day of September?! As October appears tomorrow, Seattle is full swing into fall (winter?!) mode. The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, the temperatures have dropped and everyone is sporting fall fashion on the streets of the City.

Although it's crisp and cold, the sun is shining in Seattle and it's definitely feeling like coat weather is on the way. For now, it's time for button down shirts, sweaters, denim and closed-toed shoes. Sandals season is by far my favorite, so it's a bit hard to see that go in place of sweater weather, but I do love fall fashion!

For a recent neighborhood walk, I reached into my closet for a beautiful button-down shirt from GANT. This button down shirt is just the softest, as well as the prettiest blue, and one I have found I reach for quite often. Tied in the front (a french tuck would have also been perfect) and styled with jeans, classic black heels, a Cuyana Work Clutch and my go-to aviator sunglasses, I already know this will become an outfit repeater!

In 2019, GANT celebrates 70 years of innovation and shaping modern American sportswear. Seven decades after this iconic brand's beginnings, the GANT button-down shirt remains a preppy icon. Committed to sustainability, GANT believes the conscious, sustainable approach to designing beautiful products is the future of good business. That climate should never come second to fashion. And in taking responsibility and real action towards creating a more sustainable business. Yes, yes and yes!

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Sustainable Fashion with Amour Vert

Friday, August 16, 2019

Meaning 'Green Love' in French, Amour Vert is a sustainable fashion brand on a mission to revolutionize the fashion industry to make the world a more sustainable place!

Sustainable Fashion with Amour Vert

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I am also currently on a mission to make my closet as sustainable as possible! This means loving and wearing the clothes I already have, purchasing secondhand clothing at thrift and vintage stores instead of new, repairing clothing instead of tossing and when a new item is truly needed, purchasing it from a sustainable brand, like Amour Vert!

According to the Green Strategy, "Sustainable fashion can be defined as clothing, shoes and accessories that are manufactured, marketed and used in the most sustainable manner possible, taking into account both environmental and socio-economic aspects."

With beautiful, versatile, sustainable and thoughtfully designed clothing that's both good for you and the planet, Amour Vert is all about being effortlessly sustainable. I love to shop at Amour Vert when I need a new item in my closet! Green Love! Love! Love!

Amour Vert Marianna Dress c/o | Cult Gaia Cupola Tote c/o Farfetch | ST. AGNI Henni Slides | Chan Luu Earrings (sold out, similar) | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses

As a huge proponent of sustainable fashion, I was so excited to learn that Amour Vert was opening a store (now open!) at University Village in Seattle. I was honored to receive an invitation to the grand opening and the store is absolutely worth a visit (you can also shop online!)

In addition to stocking the Amour Vert in-house brand, Amour Vert also carries a handful of other sustainable brands in line with their mission, such as Veja and Machete. From silk midi dresses to the softest of  tees to an exclusive denim line with AGOLDE, each piece at Amour Vert is absolutely sustainable-closet worthy!

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Summer Vacation Packing List

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summatime!!! It is officially summer this weekend with summer solstice this Friday, June 21! I am so excited for the start of the sunshine season. Not only does summer equal sunshine and ice cream and days at the beach and time spent outdoors, it also means summer vacations!

Summer Vacation Packing List

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Summer Vacation Packing List

Last summer my husband S and I spent two weeks in the Greek Islands for our honeymoon and yes, it was incredible (stay tuned for travel guides!) This year we are staying closer to home for the summer with lots of Pacific Northwest adventures planned. Seriously, PNW is best in summer!

We've already been to Whidbey Island for wine tasting and the Gorge Amphitheater to see the Dead & Company. We have an end of summer trip to the Hood Canal on the books for our anniversary and we are currently in the midst of planning for the rest of June, July and August. Any suggestions? We are contemplating Mt. Rainier, the Washington Coast, another island visit to Whidbey (or another island or 2 or 3), the Painted Hills in Oregon, Portland (OR), and a few other fun spots!

Do you have any fun trips planned for summer? If so, you're in luck! I've rounded up some of my favorite items to add to your summer vacation packing list. From cotton voile tops, to gauze-y wide leg pants to leather sandals, each of this items is absolutely worthy of a summer vacation suitcase or weekender addition!