Storq maternity caftan (size 3) | Gift from Storq
Ace & Jig X Keds sneakers | Hope colorway is sold out,
Marine is still available at Nordstrom
(These are made with excess/waste material from Ace & Jig)
I bought a couple pairs of “active” maternity leggings for Pure Barre (both are mediums): Ingrid & Isabel and Beyond Yoga (I got these when they were 40% off earlier this week!!). I go 4-5 times a week and have just been wearing and washing every 2 days my VERY old high-waisted Alo leggings until now, but they’re getting more and more uncomfortable as the weeks go on. I have worn the Ingrid & Isabel leggings quite a bit, walking in the mornings, and to Palo Duro canyon. They’re good, but not amazing. And I’m wearing the Beyond Yoga leggings for the first time today to Pure Barre. I’ll report back on how they hold up after wearing more often. I really prefer VERY compressive leggings and neither of these are that, but I guess that’s okay during pregnancy…
Oh, and in case you missed it on slowre, the entire site is 20% off through the weekend 🙂 Use code EARTH – all sale/clearance items are eligible for the discount, but they will be final sale. Everything else is returnable for store credit!
How sustainable are these “eco-friendly” brands? spoiler: Everlane and Cuyana ARE NOT. Ethical, maybe, but there’s little evidence that they are “sustainable.” (something I’ve been saying for a while. Ahem). Anyway, I’m so glad Maxine Bedet is back with the New Standard Institute! If you don’t recognize her name, she started Zady with her partner several years ago and then had to shut it down abruptly (it’s hard creating/running a sustainable clothing brand), but now she’s back providing science-based information and research on the fashion industry. Maxine also introduced me to Elizabeth Holmes who interviewed me for the WSJ article years ago, and for that I am forever grateful and honored.
Recycling is just an excuse to legitimize consumption – I “discovered” this quite a while ago myself. I realized that since we are lucky to be able to recycle a lot in our community, I was using that as a reason/excuse to continue buying things in packaging that perhaps wasn’t necessary. I specifically stopped buying body care items in plastic, preferring glass that is more easily re-usable, and using bar soap as much as possible for my face/body. The problem now is how to re-use all the glass containers I have piling up??
7 “Greener” alternatives to conventional sneakers – I haven’t “thrown away” sneakers ever – I keep old pairs at my mother’s house and my dad’s house to use there, I give them to my niece, and/or I use them for outside/gardening shoes, but if we’re concerned about plastic in our clothing, so too should be think about the amount of plastic used in our shoes (says the person who just purchased a pair of “conventional” keds. ugh.) I’ve wanted to try the Adidas X Parley sneakers for a long time, and I hope you know how big a fan I am of AllBirds. I’ll pass on Everlane’s tread sneakers, and I have tried three different pairs/styles of Veja sneakers and found them more uncomfortable than anything I have EVER put on my feet so I’ll pass on those as well…
Have you tried any of the sneakers on their list? What did you think of them?
I started watching The Act on hulu after hearing an interview with Patricia Arquette on Fresh Air and it is very good, but frustrating. Of course it’s a TV show, and dramatized, but it’s sort of hard to watch, and I also know there is some controversy around the portrayal of the characters. Patricia is amazing in it though…
Hopefully it will stop raining long enough to do some yard work this weekend. And by that I just mean pulling a couple tall weeds and spreading enough mulch to try and choke out the remaining ones LOL
What are you up to this weekend?