Exploring the stories behind our clothes, like how they were made and who made them, in order to better understand the impacts of the things we wear and the impacts of our consumer choices. We can no longer afford to be complacent with our garments, so for the sake of our earth and the people who make our clothes, always ask yourself ethical questions before you purchase something.
Owning your own business is exhausting. Physically, mentally, emotionally. Exhausting. There’s always something to do, whether that be replying to e-mails, posting on Instagram, adding products to the website, book keeping, or worrying about book keeping (after all, you’re in charge of your own hustle). And I’ve found a way to balance all of this by shutting down for a few hours when I’m home and playing video games. But this has consequently resulted in negligence on my part to work on videos and creative projects I find truly inspiring. I’m in no where saying that I don’t love what I do, but I just wanted to be frank with you, because I owe a lot to the people who’ve bothered following this blog for the past 5 years. I’m not saying this blog is going anywhere for the mean time, but I’ll always try to do better and keep making content that I love, and hopefully you do too.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not sad that there’s no snow in Edmonton, but considering that it’s high time that there be at least three feet of snow outside my door, you can bet that dressing for this weather is still confusing. After all, it’s not often that we actually get to experience autumn weather in Edmonton.
There’s nothing better than doing some online window browsing to fuel productivity and efficiency in the workplace. But jokes aside, Shopbop’s BIG sale has just started and it’s been hard to not scroll through their endless catalogue while thinking of my dream wardrobe. But if you’re in the mood to actually realize your dreams, all you need to do is use the code GOBIG16 to take 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+ (for up to 55% off of already marked down pieces). The sale ends Nov, 29th!
2. Style Mafia Ruby Dress, $80.00
3. Marc Jacobs Camilla Ankle Booties, $237.00
4. Edit Turn Up Culottes, $270.00
5. Denim x Alexander Wang Light Indigo Flip Jeans, $295.00
6. Clare V. Alice Tote, $199.00
7. Ganni Marietta Georgette Dress, $180.00
8. Rachel Comey Bevi Booties, $495.00
10. Jacquemus Babydoll Dress, $
11. Sara Battaglia Jasmine Shoulder Bag, $1025.00
12. 3.1 Phillip Lim Zipped Bomber Cardigan, $1095.00
13. Edit Long Sleeve Pleat Side Midi Dress, $460.00
14. Tibi Nora Booties,
15. MSGM Long Sleeve Ruffle Pullover,
16. Tibi Off The Shoulder Shirt,
Celebrating girl power has never been so easy, appropriate or literal with one of my favourite tees from Glorious PJs. Although this t-shirt is currently out of stock, I’d recommend following them on Instagram for new release updates should you be interested in grabbing one of these tees for yourself and supporting a small business!
I’ve been finding it difficult to muster up the time, inspiration and energy to create videos, but have resolved to lift myself from this lackluster slump by starting a YouTube series designed to explore the stories behind our clothes. Clothing is so much more than what we wear. On a personal level, our clothes are a reflection of who we are. But much deeper than that, it’s also a reflection of our choices and how we choose to respect where our clothes came from and who made them. After all, how can we understand the impact of our purchases (whether it be an $8 or $80 t-shirt) if we never ask ourselves, “who made my clothes?”.
There are so many things I’ve been wanting to do over the past few weeks (like make videos and catch up on sleep), but not enough hours in a day to get through it all. So if you’re feeling just as uninspired as me, here’s a little moodboard and song to help you get through the weekend. x
It has been uncharacteristically warm this November, which means that puffer coats and skirts have never been a more appropriate combination. But, you know, as they say in Game of Thrones, a long summer means an even longer winter. Sigh.
I’ve been brainstorming a lot recently about my efforts to promote sustainability within fashion, and have come to the conclusion that I need to be doing more than just changing the way I shop. 10% of our world’s total carbon footprint comes from the fashion industry, and not enough people are aware that each purchase they make can either have a positive or negative impact on the world and the garment workers involved in the supply chain. We need to always be asking ourselves “who made our clothes?” and “how were they made?”. Because it’s only until we understand the impacts of our own choices, that we make that we can start to make a change.
This is why I’m proud to be wearing Coltrane—a swiss-based designer brand ethically designed and crafted in Switzerland. With clean and simple cuts in mind, Coltrane works with biodynamic and certified organic, natural fabrics in order to craft timeless, quality pieces that will last in your wardrobe for many, many years to come. So let’s make our own contribution to a less wasteful society and start investing in our clothing. After all, who said clothes should ever be disposable?
Want to learn more about the impacts of fast fashion and what we can do to make a difference? Head over to New Classics’ newly revamped About Page!
Wearing Coltrane sweater ℅, vintage Levi’s jeans, secondhand Prada heels
Not really t-shirt weather, but close enough given that Edmonton has been allowed us a few days of Autumn before everything is gobbled right up again by the snow. Also, I know I’ve been a little MIA on the blog and YouTube channel (do I even have one at this point?), but I’ve been finding it increasingly difficult to find the time or energy to keep up with everything. But with that being said, I’m hoping that after playing enough Gears of War 4, my soul will be replenished and I’ll once again rediscover the vigor and motivation to keep producing content that I enjoy. Until then, see you on the ‘gram (which is basically a collection of photos of this Danielle Foster tote at this point).