Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Be Green

I recently started taking courses in patternmaking, and just finished a textiles course, so I've been much more aware of how clothing is constructed and what kind of materials are used. Like, did you know that 50% of all wool used for textiles is recycled from wool garments and unused fabric? I never knew! And, the textile industry has been known to contribute to a lot of pollution and water contamination, so I'm trying to be more environmentally aware when buying new clothes.

So, I decided that from now on, I will try very hard to buy natural fibers, and organic ones when possible, though that is still not very mainstream. There are some stylish options though, and I've culled a few of them to share. Happy early new year everyone! :)

This cute dress by Loomstate is made from 100% organic cotton, and will easily blend in to match your existing wardrobe. I'd wear it with black tights and knee high boots.

I love this EDUN hexagaon dress, made of 100% organic cotton. It's has super cool unusual graphic detailing and is versatile enough for work or for play. Plus it looks really comfy and could take accessories really well - a wide belt or long necklaces would work great.

This 100% organic cotton dress by EDUN is quite chic, and would look great over leggings or skinny jeans. And it's on sale at 50% off to boot- I think it's time for some post-holiday shopping!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Real Luxe

I really love The Opulent Project's latest jewelry creations like their sterling silver Cocktail Ring, below. As you might know, Red Cake sells some of their fab laser cut earrings.

Is it too late to add this silver ring to my Christmas list? It's certainly more affordable than the "real" thing in gold or titanium....And while cubic zirconia may get a bad rap as being a shoddy imitation of diamonds, these resin dipped CZ earrings may change your mind. Happy holidays everyone!!