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Sustainable Jeans VS Fast Fashion Jeans

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Is it possible to be stylish and sustainable? Yes, it is. Case in point, the white jeans I linked in this post. I want you to take a look at the jeans I’m wearing, then at the ones I linked. They’re nearly identical, except the ones I’m wearing are from a fast fashion brand and the ones I linked are from a sustainable, environmentally-friendly brand.

Sustainable Jeans from Outer Known

I purchased the jeans I’m wearing back in March for $15 without much thought as to who made them or what conditions that person was working in. Since then I’ve educated myself on sustainable fashion. One of the first sustainable brands I learned about was Outer Known. I purchased a few shirts for Marc as a gift for Father’s Day. The quality and design blew me away! Co-Founded by environmentalist & world surfing champion, Kelly Slater, Outer Known also offers clothing for women. While their price point is much higher than the fast fashion brand’s sticker price of $15, they’re worth every penny. Here’s why.

The white jeans I linked in this post are made from 100% organic cotton, which is far more eco-friendly than conventional cotton. The denim comes from Milan, Italy and they’re cut and sewn in Saitex Vietnam, the world’s leading sustainable denim factory. This means the manufacturer takes great precautions in not wasting natural resources or polluting the earth. The jeans are also guaranteed for life; if they become worn out, Outer Known will replace them for free.

Why Quality Matters

Greater quality jeans, like these, will last for decades so you’ll only need to buy a handful of pairs. The alternative is buying low quality $15 jeans every few months that won’t hold up very well and will need to be replaced frequently at an additonal cost to you. Frequently replacing clothing means creating more demand for fast fasion and creating more waste, as the majority of fast fashion textiles end up in landfills were they take hundreds of years to decompose.

Lastly, when your Outer Known jeans are ready to be retired, you can send them back to Outer Known where they’ll be upcyled into something useful, like house insulation. Outer Known is really changing the fashion game and creating a truly sustainable and stylish model for future brands.

P.S. My handbag is made from vegan leather, quality canvas, and fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. This brand offers a wide variety of styles. It’s hard to pick just one so I ended up purchasing three my first time!

Click on the image below to shop.

Snake Print Shirtdress With Vegan Leather Wedges

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This snake print dress is one of my favorite recent purchases. I’ve been telling you guys for a little while now that animal prints are going to be a huge spring/summer trend. This dress is a great piece to add to your wardrobe to be right on trend. I LOVE a versatile piece. The snake print makes it pretty neutral so you can wear it with just about any shoe. It’s still a bit cold here in Las Vegas, so I’m planning on wearing it with tights and over the knee boots. It can also be paired with booties and a cute hat, or sandal and belted at the waist for summertime. I also really love that it buttons all the way down which means that you can also wear it open like a bathing suit coverup.

Moving right along to this oversized extra large wide brim hat which I’m totally obsessed with. I love this piece because it instantly elevates your beach style. I’ve had this hat for years, since like, 2014. Quick story, back in the summer of ’14, I was coming back from a trip to Mexico. I was driving into Las Vegas and called Marc (my baby’s dad) asking him to meet my family and me for lunch. He said he was busy working; it was Memorial Day weekend. It was a little annoyed that he preferred to work instead of meeting up with us but this was typical of him so I said I’d see him later at home. When I got home, he told me that when I called him earlier, he was in the middle of auctioning off a website he’d been working on for the past six months. While we were having lunch, he sold his site, for quite a bit of money too! He decided to celebrate by taking us to Hawaii. This hat was the first thing I bought for that trip, so it holds quite a bit of nostalgia for me.  I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it.

 

Casual Style With My Favorite New Espadrille Sneakers

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Here’s the casual look I wore this past Sunday while volunteering downtown. I love how cute these canvas espadrilles sneakers are. It’s such a flexible shoe, they’re going te be perfect for spring and summer looks. The top and insoles are made of canvas. The outsoles are rubber and the platform is a beautiful espadille design. My guess is that your’e going to see them everywhere come summertime. They are super comfortable and are available in three different colors. Click the links above to shop them. You can also see a close-up video of these shoes and this sweater in my Instagram story highlights under the “style” tab.

Eyelet Wrap Top & Woven Round Handle Tote

Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here & here) | Bag: Boutique (nearly identical one here) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker (sold out, similar here & here) | Shoes: Forever21 (similar here & here) | Scarf: Anthropologie

I had of lot’s questions about the details of this outfit when I posted it on Instagram last week and I’ve been dying to share it. This wrap top has the prettiest eyelet trim detail all around the neckline and sleeve. I bought it specifically to shoot a sponsored campaign, which by the way you should check out on my Instagram because we’re doing something awesome to help those in need. I needed a lightweight top that is easy to take care of but with lots of pretty detail so I went with this wrap blouse from Anthropologie. I think it was like, 114 degrees the day we shot this and we were outside for quite some time so naturally, the blouse got soaked in my sweat and wrinkled. So glamorous, right? Lol. Anyway, it doesn’t normally wrinkle that easily, it’s super pretty, and perfect for summer—such a good find!

I’m also obsessed with these little kerchief scarves from  Anthropologie. They’re made of cotton (they have silk too but let’s keep our style cruelty-free) and they’re perfect for wrapping up your hair or around your purse like I typically do. Ok, last style obsession for today, these sunglasses. They’re sold out BUT, I linked two very similar pairs from the same designer. Which pair do you like best? I have to go with the gold-rimmed pair, the gold glimmers so beautifully in the sun! I’ve been wearing these non-stop because they go with everything and I love the oversized look!

ICYMI everything I wear and all the products I use are now and always will be vegan.

By the way, I linked some cute bow espadrille shoes that are similar to the ones I’m wearing and the linked options are made of vegan leather. In case you don’t watch my Instagram stories, I decided a while back to eliminate all animal products from my life. This includes shoes, handbags, and accessories that are made with animal products. So now everything I link is 100% vegan and cruelty-free! If you’re curious as to why I went vegan, there’s a post about it and you can read it here.

Ok you guys, today I have a special guest for you all.

Miss Athena Esmeralda joined me for the sponsored shoot we shot right before these pics. She wasn’t supposed to be in these outfits pics but she kept walking over to me, standing right in front of me staring, then asking me to pick her up. Lol, it was so cute. Her nanny Taryn, kept trying to entertain her to get her out of the shot but she just wanted mommy. So I thought I’d include some behind the scenes with Athena today. 🙂 I can’t handle that cute little face!!!

 

Casual Weekend Outfit – Off the Shoulder Blouse & Skinny Jeans

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Top: H&M sold out (similar here and here) | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: Target | Hat: H&M | Bag: Francesca’s (similar here)

This off the shoulder blouse trend has been around for a while and it’s still going strong. I found this top at H&M and it was too cute to pass on. Apparently, everyone else thought so too because it already sold out. But I did link two very similar ones. This off the shoulder blouse has summer written all over it. It’s lightweight, casual, and effortlessly chic. Wear it with jeans or tucked into a skirt, either look is perfect for summer. Also, I have to talk about this hat again. It’s the perfect summer accessory and it’ll keep the sun off your face—so practical! And it’s under $20!

Las Vegas Summer Style in James Perse

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Dress: James Perse | Jacket: H&M (under $40!) | Shoes: Target (under$40!) | Sunglasses: H&M (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Those following for a while know that I love James Perse dresses! They are so comfortable, stretchy, soft, flattering, breathable, and versatile. It’s going to sound like and ad (it’s not) but you can wear them all year ’round and style them a variety of ways. The breathability of these cotton dresses is fantastic. I even wear my midi length dress during the Las Vegas summer and I don’t feel like I’m going to pass out from heat stroke. They really keep you cool.

As for this jacket, didn’t I say I was obsessed with it? I’ve been wearing it practically every day. It’s the best denim jacket I’ve ever found and it’s under $40! There’s still a good selection of sizes so grab yours while you can! It’s also breathable and the material is soft, stretchy, and stays cool. I’ve been wearing it in 100-degree weather to keep my arms and shoulders from being charred. So far, it’s been a success.

Lastly, I have to mention these wedges. They’re so comfortable! And they’re under $35! Whaaat? Yep. If you want to make your legs look longer, these are the perfect espadrille wedges for you, my friend. Also, these wedges go with everything! They’re perfect for summer.

Skinny Jeans & Boyfriend Blouse

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Top: Denim & Supply (on sale!) | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: Target (under $35!)| Sunglasses: Tory Burch (old, similar here and here) | Bag: Francesca’s (old, similar here and here)

This is one of my favorite go-to outfits when I don’t know what to wear or am too lazy to pick out an outfit. I like it for a few good reasons, 1) it’s comfortable, 2) it looks put together, and 3) it’s easy to throw on.  You just can’t go wrong with a white blouse, skinny jeans, and a good wedge. These jeans are in constant rotation in my wardrobe. I wear them almost every day. They are seriously so comfortable and they go with everything!

Another item heavy in my wardrobe rotation is this pair of wedges. They are so cute and they also go with everything. Don’t you just love it when you find an item that you can seriously style 100 different ways? The best part though is that these wedges are inexpensive, they’re under $35! They’re perfect for pairing with summer dresses, shorts, jeans, skirts. Really, they go with everything— I love it!

Casual Outfit with Joe’s Jeans and Gold Wedges

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Zipper ankle jeans—yes please. I love love love this denim pair of Joe’s Jeans. They are soft, stretchy, and I absolutely love the raw hem and zipper detail. I’ve been wearing them with casual tops and sandals for a casual, everyday outfits but they look equally cool with dressier tops and heels. This is one of the more comfortable pairs of jeans that I’ve ever purchased. They’re currently on sale for 70% off!

Top: Cloth and Stone (similar) | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: Catherine Malandrino (similar) | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (similar) | Handbag: Stella McCartney (and here)

Summer Sandals and Wedges

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1. Faux suede toe ring sandal (under $20!)

2. Jolie toe ring sandal

3. Barre espadrille wedge

4. Eden Sandal

5. Gold espadrille wedge

6. Bestow ankle tie espadrille

7. Bernice sandal

The Barre espadrille wedges (#3) are the exact ones I bought and showed on my Instastories today. They run true to size and are pretty comfortable. Pink is a big trend color right now and it’s just so pretty that I had to grab these. The tone is pale which will be flattering to a lot of skin tones and will help give the appearance of elongated legs if you’re skin tone is more on the fair side.

The Eden sandals (#4) are basically identical to the ones I purchased and showed in my stories today, they’re just a different brand. This is such a great summer sandal. I love the toe ring design and they go with everything. Definitely a great go to sandal.