5 things I learned when I gave up makeup for #lent - It was late February and Lent was quickly approaching. Lent is a season of fasting and deep reflection that mirrors Jesus' 40 days spent fasting in the desert in anticipation of the hardest test of his time on earth: his radical, self-sacrificial death on the cross. For many Christians, the practice of giving something up is meant both to remind us of the immensity of Christ's sacrifice and to keep us rooted in spiritual disciplines that help us let go of material things and focus on what matters. I had been feeling guilty about a few recent expensive makeup purchases and had some eye irritation as the result of a new eyeshadow, so makeup was on my mind. It seemed like the natural thing to give up. I've never worn a lot of makeup, not because of any moral stance but more out of a sense of lazy-ness. I also have easily irritated eyes, so heavy eye makeup is out of the question. When I told a few friends I had given up makeup for Lent, the response was mostly: Do you even wear makeup?...read more on the blog today.
The most aggressively bright shoes I've ever owned, and I don't mind at all. I'll review them on the blog once I have a chance to wear them more. Oh yeah, these are from @everlane
#ootd up on the blog, featuring this #thrifted silk square scarf.
I hit the #thrifting jackpot when I found these jeans, but it took 2 years for the world to catch up. These wide leg cropped #ralphlauren jeans were just waiting to make their comeback.
There are very few low impact, low maintenance raw materials in this world. Plants like wood and cotton will regenerate by themselves to a point, but it can take years of proper nourishment and appropriate weather conditions to create a thriving plant, not to mention tons of water and vigorous pest control. So, while it's undoubtedly true that planting trees and tending to organic cotton are good, necessary things for the health of the fashion industry and the planet, it's even better to seek out ecologically sound alternatives that require fewer resources during their cultivation. That's why I'm really excited about The Fourth Gentlemen's line of bamboo and cork accessories...See why cork and bamboo are sustainable materials and read my review of @thefourthgentlemen Women's Watch on the blog today. ⌚️