Thursday, October 8, 2015

FASHION WITH IMPACT: An Ethical Fashion Event Presented by Bought Beautifully

silver bangle set

This week I'm super excited to be participating in a very special ethical fashion event. It's an online fashion show sponsored and organized by Bought Beautifully, a non-profit retailer whose products promote ethical practices in every step of the supply chain, from safe working environments to fair wages, to production transparency. All this week on Instagram, 10 bloggers, including me, are modeling pieces from Bought Beautifully. Each day, two bloggers post their outfits on their blogs and on Instagram. At the end of the week, the show will culminate in a giveaway for a $50 Bought Beautifully gift certificate to use in their online store.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How One Innovative Artist is Helping the Environment Through Art

I've recently had the pleasure of getting to know Charleston, SC folk artist, Deane Valentine Bowers. Deane's work is wonderfully whimsical and vibrant, and there's something extra special about it...Her pieces are created almost entirely from found, repurposed materials. That's right, it's eco-friendly art!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pollinators in Peril: The Monarch Butterfly

The Monarch is the most famous, most iconic, and most beloved butterfly in the insect kingdom. Its image is synonymous with summer and the wonderment of childhood, especially for those who have witnessed groups of them flying south to their overwintering sites in Mexico. Sadly, this phenomenon may become a thing of the past. Did you know that over the past 20 years, Monarch populations have decreased by a staggering 90%?