where’s Dagny? 🙂
In case you didn’t see on Instagram…I’ve been posting daily outfits there, as well as here this week, what do you think? I’ve enjoyed it, but will add in more “shopping” posts going forward, and maybe go back to three outfit posts a week? And put the rest on Instagram?
Besides using my store credit earlier this week at Tenoversix, I haven’t bought anything fashion-related this week. Yay! I haven’t even used my $20 off $50 VIB “gift” at Sephora or 20% off at Ulta.
Andrea has a really good post on Grana this week, looking into their ethics, etc. I have been very hesitant to qualify them as a “sustainable” or ethical company, and still am (along with Everlane, incidentally, I’m not entirely sure they qualify anymore either, there are so many MORE ethical/sustainable companies out there), but I appreciate the “inside” look she provided. And I love the cashmere cardigan on her…
Thank you thank you thank you to Leah from Stylewise blog for featuring SLOWRE as one of her “Five Innovations that Make Ethical Shopping Easier.” I am beyond honored to have been included in such a great list.
I binged on Rectify’s latest season last weekend and early this week (I’m all caught up now) and can’t recommend it enough. I cry during EVERY. Single. Episode though, it’s that powerful. Then again, I am quite an emotional person, so take that with a grain of salt. I finally finished Narcos and am also watching Luke Cage. Tried to pick up The Fall again – I didn’t realized there was a new season – I thought it was over? – and am finding it tough to get back into.
I’m reading The Sympathizer and really enjoy it, although it’s slow-going since I haven’t had a lot of time to just sit and read lately.
When I do read…and my latest Lindsay Hampton mug (featured in my Not a Gift Guide)
I started a 2000 piece puzzle last weekend (hence the binging on Rectify) and I’m no where close to finishing. It’s a beast and takes up my entire dining room table…
I made the molasses cookies I talked about last week via Goop, and they are really GOOD, but not so much a cookie as a gloopy mess; they taste wonderful, but don’t look very pretty. And they’re very fatty (from the olive oil and almond flour) which makes it hard to eat very many at a time – a good thing.
I also made this Brussels Sprouts Alfredo (vegan & gluten-free) recipe via The Minimalist Baker this week. It was excellent – even my husband liked it! I would use a lot less arrowroot than she calls for (mine was sticky/goopy), and I did use regular cheese since I already had some (we’re not vegan all the time) instead of vegan cheese. I’m absolutely going to try more of her recipes. Thanks to Andrea for turning me onto her!
This is REALLY it for the wardrobe audit/Everlane giveaway guys!! I will close the entries on Sunday, December 11th and choose a winner for the clutch. It will take me a little time to consolidate all the answers and publish the results, but so far, I’m finding all of your audits/comments VERY enlightening and interesting.
Also, please welcome Only Child as a sponsor/partner of Grechen’s Closet!! I love Haley’s designs (simple, versatile, easy) and that she uses deadstock fabrics (recycling FTW!). She also designs and sews everything herself in Oakland, CA. Take a look at her most recent pieces – this Madelyn coat is amazing, and even better that it’s named after my niece (haha, not really, but I’ve never seen another Madelyn spelled that way!), and I’m intrigued by the Reeves vest with large pockets. Show Only Child some love, and if you sign up for her email newsletter you’ll get 10% off your first order.