Saturday, November 19, 2016

value village's runway reimagined!

eco fashion week took place in seattle a few weeks ago - november 1st-4th -
and it was an inspiring success, as per usual.

i've attended the value village fashion show in years past;
unfortunately, i was unable to attend this year, but i greatly enjoyed looking
at the unique (and thrifted!) creations depicted in these gorgeous photos by 
photographer, peter jensen. 
the 'rethink, reuse' campaign encourages consumers to 
recycle unused closing and household items instead of throwing
them in the trash. sadly, the average american produces 81 pounds of textile
waste each year! the runway reimagined fashion show demonstrates 
how thrifted (or unused) clothing and textiles can be refashioned to create gorgeous, 
trendy outfits.
^^^ i want this outfit for work! ^^^

this year, designers were presented the challenge of using 81 pounds
of textiles and clothing from value village and putting together a runway 
collection - their creations are incredible! 

local designers and stylists for the 2016 challenge include: 
(designers) fair weathers clothing, boho republic, recycle runway, 
klad apparel and house of 1000 corsets;
(stylists) heidi valencia, jason pillay, mark humphreys, jerome insorio 
and tannya bernadette.
^^^ a plaid jacket is on my fall // winter wish list this year! ^^^
photos by peter jensen

you can read more about eco fashion week and runway reimagined 
here. thank you value village for sharing these photos, 
and i look forward to attending the fashion show next year!
now, i'm ready to go thrifting (!!!).

Thursday, November 17, 2016

the perfect gift for anyone on your list from ankit!

happy thursday, everyone! where has the week gone?!
my new job has kept me especially busy (i shared the details
of what i'm doing now here) - commuting downtown, learning as much as i can about
the finance industry, and studying for an upcoming exam
has left little time for blogging; when ankit reached out to me 
for a fun collaboration, however, i knew i had to say yes!
shop: mug // iphone case // headphones

returning to the corporate workplace has certainly 
been an adjustment. there are days when i have to remind myself to stand up,
stretch, and simply take a break from my computer screen.
i typically strive to go for a walk each day during lunch, not only as a means
of staying active (as i'm no longer spending my days chasing after
toddlers), but also to relieve stress. my walks are often 
accompanied by music and coffee - my new marble, noise-cancelling 
headphones are perfect when i'm in the city and on-the-go!
the 'wonderlust' mug seemingly holds just the right amount of coffee (or tea!)
and is kept on my desk.

sweater & tank: nordstrom (old), jeans: american eagle outfitters (exact here),
bracelets: alex and ani

as a girl with a ridiculous sweet tooth, i couldn't resist 
this adorable donut iphone case! 
phone cases are essential for me. i tend to be a bit rough 
on my phone, and this case is both lightweight and protective.

and ankit might just be my new favorite online shop -
a marketplace with everything from art and jewelry trays to pillows 
and tech accessories; there is something for everyone.
i'm currently lusting after this water bottle these adorable pizza lights.

with the holiday's fast approaching, ankit can help you cross items off 
your shopping list (with gifts that are unique and fun).
i know of a few things that my mom, girlfriends, and co-workers
would enjoy! you can also find ankit on instagramfacebook, and pinterest.
happy shopping!

**this is a sponsored post.
a very special thank you to ankit for 
providing me with the mug, phone case and 
headphones in this post. all opinions are my own!

Monday, October 24, 2016

stylish fall jackets with boohoo

fall is in full swing in seattle - the leaves have changed colors and begun to fall,
pumpkin spice lattes are prominent in my 
favorite local coffee shops, 
and dressing in layers is key; it is relatively warm and sunny 
one day, with rain and cooler temperatures the next. 
i try to keep a rain jacket in my car and an extra sweater in my desk at work.
that way, i'm always prepared!

while practical (i wear my black rain coat more often than i'd like to admit),
rain jackets aren't always the most stylish.
this year, i wanted to find a khaki or army green bomber-style jacket.
i found this cute and very affordable bomber jacket on -
the hood is a great addition, as you never know when you'll need it.

with the changing of seasons, i always like to clean out and
organize my closet. it makes putting together outfits and 
getting dressed before work each morning (especially at 5:00AM) 
an easier task. getting rid of and donating items i no longer wear
always makes me feel productive. i like knowing that someone else can 
enjoy pieces i'm not wearing! i said goodbye to a denim jacket, floral 
raincoat, grey blazer, and other miscellaneous tops, pants and dresses. 
in return, i welcomed a cargo-style jacket, gifted by my aunt, 
maroon blazer, and this adorable bomber jacket to my fall wardrobe! 
not familiar with boohoo? they're an online global marketplace
with men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories. 
items are both trendy and affordable, with new pieces available daily
and a new collection online each week. additionally, boohoo is committed 
to helping others by supporting a variety of local and nationwide charity programs. 
over the next twelve months, boohoo will donate to 'teenage cancer trust,'
'ditch the label' and 'world vision.'

with a passion for social justice, i couldn't wait to collaborate 
with a brand that helps our community at large. 
and selecting a few pieces to style on my blog was easier than ever - 
i wanted so many things! 

jacket: c/o boohoo (exact here), dress: nordstrom rack (similar here). 
boots: c/o boohoo (exact here), choker: urban outfitters (exact here)
socks & purse: urban outfitters, rings: old navy

i decided to keep the rest of my outfit relatively simple and opted 
for a black dress, leather wrap choker, and black socks.
i love how the ankle boots and bomber jacket tie this look together.
as the weather continues to cool off, adding tights and a chambray 
top or flannel will provide warmth, while keeping this outfit stylish.

are you a fan of the bomber jacket trend? how do you style yours?
a special thank you to boohoo for sponsoring this post!

**this is a sponsored post. 
boohoo graciously provided me with the jacket 
and boots pictured in this post. all opinions are my own!