Summer is officially over in the northern hemisphere, and so is Slow Fashion Season. Along with 14,486 other people, I pledged to buy no new clothing from June 21st to September 21st. The purpose of this campaign was to help make the fashion industry more sustainable and reduce the amount of pollution created by the … Continue reading Recap: Slow Fashion Season
No Spend September is Back!
September has arrived, and I'm committing to a shopping ban for the entire month! I began what I call "No Spend September" last year, because I think it's a great way refocus on what really matters in life, like spending time with loved ones and helping other people, so I've decided to bring it back! … Continue reading No Spend September is Back!
Thrift Shopping in Sun Valley, Idaho
I had no idea before visiting, but apparently the Sun Valley, Idaho area is a thrift shopper’s paradise. I was in town for a conference, and I learned that it’s quite a wealthy pocket of the country. Apparently lots of rich people have vacation homes in the area, or simply frequent the Sun Valley Resort … Continue reading Thrift Shopping in Sun Valley, Idaho
10 Reasons to Choose Slow Fashion
Once upon a time, I bought all my clothes at Forever 21, Old Navy, and anywhere else I could get the latest trends for rock-bottom prices. I remember how excited I was when an H&M opened up near me, because it meant an even bigger selection of the type of clothes I liked and could … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Choose Slow Fashion
Recap: My Month of No Shopping
My month of no spending has come to an end, and I’d say it was pretty successful. During the last week of the month, I traveled to Montreal for a conference. Since it was quite a bit colder there, I had to dig my fall/winter wardrobe out of storage for the occasion. It’s always tempting … Continue reading Recap: My Month of No Shopping
No Spend September: My Commitment to Stop Shopping for a Month
Building on the momentum of my last post, I decided to challenge myself to go a month without shopping. I have spent far too much time lately browsing my favorite sustainable fashion websites, buying pieces here and there, and then ultimately returning most of them when they don’t fit. This is such a waste of … Continue reading No Spend September: My Commitment to Stop Shopping for a Month
8 Things To Do That Will Make You Happier Than Buying More Stuff
Let’s face it: “stuff” is the enemy of a healthy planet. As we buy more and more stuff, landfills grow fuller, the earth becomes more polluted, our homes get more cluttered, and we become less happy. I recently posted on Instagram about how moving out of my apartment made me acutely aware of just how many … Continue reading 8 Things To Do That Will Make You Happier Than Buying More Stuff