When I began my crash course in sustainability, I could not have imagined how much it would change my life or how welcome those changes would be. To my surprise, a sustainable approach has improved to and added to my quality of life. And in ways I never even imagined when I first made the decision to embrace a different, greener, less anxious, and slower lifestyle. For example, instead of being about me sacrificing, my life has transformed for the better-- my clothes, whether secondhand or sustainably made are nicer. Green beauty treatments have left my skin clearer and brighter, and many of the products are as simple and cheap as investing in a jar of coconut oil.
Basically, my outlook is all around brighter.
One of the most surprising aspects of my sustainable adventure is how much fun it's been learning to cook! (If you know me at all, you know I'm a terrible cook. I have done the impossible and burned water. But if you want to be a vegetarian and don't want to subsist on pizza and bagels, learning to cook is a job requirement.) In that spirit of gratitude and a desire to share what I'm learning, I recently gave away two free meals on Blue Apron on Instagram. [edit: giveaway closed.] Blue Apron has delicious vegetarian and pescetarian recipes and meal kits are a great way to feel more confident about making recipes more complicated than: open oven. Pop in frozen pizza. Try not to burn it.
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"For every pound of beef you don't eat, you help save anywhere from 2,500-5,000 gallons of water."
This plaid top is a big trend for spring, but it was definitely inspired by similar apron tops from the 70s! There are a few left on sale at Bloomingdales, but I found a bunch of similar, vintage options online as well as a super cute, pre-owned option by J.Crew. The Pinterest boards below offer aspects of my outfit in a range of sizes from size 0- size 16 and prices from $10-$2,000. The original outfit was copied from Lauren of @discodaydream, because she is my style goddess and I love creating sustainable, affordable versions of her styles.
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A Slow Fashion Diary