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Fall ’15 Eco Fashion Picks

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I’m going to start sharing some sustainable/ethical fashion picks again! These are clothes and accessories I’ve found while checking out the new collections from brands that I follow. I hope they help inspire your fall style and maybe introduce you to some conscious brands you haven’t heard of.

This comfy, casual, minimalist outfit was inspired by one of my favourite things to do in the fall- go for a walk and look at all the beautiful trees.

Fall '15 eco fashion picks 1



  1. Copper Shield Necklace by Laura Lombardi. Made in the US from vintage and re-purposed materials.
  2. Keisha Knitted Dress in Winter White* by People Tree (UK). Fairtrade and knit from organic cotton.
  3. Leggings in Feather Mono by Antiform. Made in England from deadstock/reclaimed fabric.
  4. Brave backpack in Gravel by Matt & Nat (CAN). Vegan leather and recycled plastic lining.
  5. Berlin Zip-UP Bootie in Burgundy by Bhava (US). Vegan suede and organic cotton lining.


In the fall I always want a comfortable and cozy outfit. This knitted dress is such a simple but lovely piece, it could definitely be dressed up or down. The burgundy colour of the booties is so autumnal and I really like the stylish backpacks that are now available, this minimalist vegan one is another great versatile piece, perfect for fall walks.



Fall Capsule Wardrobe

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It’s autumn!

After a less-than-successful summer capsule wardrobe I’m really excited about this fall one. I think I planned it well, taking into account both variable weather and holiday events/parties that happen during the season. My capsule has 32 pieces and I will still be adding in another pair of shoes and probably a second scarf. I also decided after my first year of Project 333 that because of all the extra layers I wear during fall and winter 35-38 pieces is probably a more comfortable number for me during these seasons, so I’m going to see how that goes this time around.

My capsule contains:

  • 3 tanks
  • 2 short-sleeve tees
  • 2 long-sleeve tops
  • 1 blouse
  • 2 button-up shirts
  • 2 sweaters
  • 1 cardigan
  • 1 skirt
  • 1 pair of black pants
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 2 jeans
  • 2 tunic dresses
  • 2 longer dresses
  • 1 more formal dress
  • 4 jackets
  • 2 boots
  • 1 scarf
  • 2 bags


So far the weather has been gorgeous so I hope we’re going to have a lovely fall here, and I hope you have one as well!



Minimal Natural Makeup Collection

This is the current result of my cosmetic declutter and detox. My makeup collection is not complete, there are still a few products I’m looking to replace/add, but I’m happy with around this amount of makeup. I think it still allows me versatility to create different looks without having a lot of products. I also like the fact that I use all the products regularly and am actually using them up.

I try to use non-toxic, organic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free beauty products and so far I’ve been very happy with the result and performance of a lot of the brands I’ve tried.

My natural makeup collection currently consists of:
Luminous Primer* – 100% Pure
Arrowroot Powder (can find it in grocery stores)
‘Un’ Cover-up Concealer & Foundation in 01 – RMS Beauty
Brightening Concealer in creme* – 100% Pure
PurePressed Blush in awake – Jane Iredale
Lip & Cheek Tint in strawberry* – 100% Pure
Pigmented Luminizer* – 100% Pure
Eyeshadow Trio in no.3 – Sante
Eyeshadow in cravin’ cocoa – Sappho Cosmetics (colour no longer available)
Eyeshadow in no. 007 – Couleur Caramel (love the eco packaging!)
Eyebrow Powder Gel in taupe* – 100% Pure (I forgot to include it in the video)
Mascara in blue – Dr. Hauschka
Eye Pencil in basic black – Jane Iredale
Lip Creamstick in perfect naked pink* – 100% Pure
Lip Glaze in cabernet* – 100% Pure
Lip & Cheek Stain* in cherry – 100% Pure (love this, but FYI it tastes terrible)
Lipstick in deep plum – Beauty Without Cruelty (I am looking to replace this lipstick as I find it kind of drying)


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Summer Capsule Wardrobe

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Wow so I’ve already been doing Project 333 for a full year! If you haven’t seen my recap/look back at the year you can watch it here.

Going into my second summer capsule I had a much better idea of the pieces and outfits I wanted, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. All together I have 31 items (I like to leave a couple open if I find there’s something I need to add in) and like in my previous capsules, I didn’t including jewelry.

My summer wardrobe has:

11 tops – 4 tanks, 1 crop top, 4 t-shirts, 1 lace top, and 1 button-up shirt
6 bottoms – 2 skirts, 3 shorts, and 1 pair of pants
2 light layers – 1 cardigan, and 1 jacket
5 dresses
3 shoes – 1 pair of flats, 1 pair of sandals, and 1 pair of heels
2 bags
2 accessories – 1 belt, and 1 hat


Hope you’re having a lovely summer!



Green Fashion & Beauty Summer Favorites

We’re almost into the summer capsule wardrobe season, so I invited some green fashion and beauty bloggers to my channel to share their summer must-have item. I hope this helps inspire your mindful summer style!


Alden Wicker from EcoCult

Remade sheer wrap jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters’ Urban Renewal line
Earrings from Indelust
Bra and panties from Only Hearts


Natalie Smith from Sustainably Chic

White dot swing tee by New Normal Apparel


Elizabeth Stilwell from The Note Passer

Vintage embroidered caftan


Kendall Benton-Collins from Kindness by Design

Coral top by Veryan
Upcycled skirt by Cassandra Pons


Jennifer Nini from Eco Warrior Princess

Thrifted maxi dress


Jacqueline Parker from Beauty Reawakened

Lip balm by Malaya Organics
Facial wipes and scrub by Rooted Beauty


Thank you to these bloggers for participating in the video!
What is your favorite summer item?

Tank from a Skirt DIY

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Today is Fashion Revolution Day! I am taking part in the HAULternative movement which instead of traditional hauls of cheap, fast-fashion clothes, people create hauls of vintage, second-hand, DIY, investment, rented, or swapped clothing. I created a video of garments I updated and customized.

One of the items was a skirt which I turned into a tank top.Skirt to tank DIY

I found this skirt at a thrift store and really liked the fabric, so I made it into a flowy, adjustable-strap tank. Here’s how I did it:

1 – You need a few measurements to make the pattern:

  1. Your bust + 3-6 cm ease – I used 4 cm (you have to be able to pull it on over your head)
  2. The length you want it along the side (armhole to hem)
  3. How high you want the neck (from the bottom of the armhole)
  4. The distance between the straps (it’s good to measure a tank that you already own that’s not very stretchy)

2 – Lay your skirt out flat and folded in half and the hems even. Using fabric chalk or markers (make sure they erase) measure up from the hem the length you want your tank to be (measurement #2) and go around the hem.


3 – Divide measurement #1 (bust+ease) in half and measure and mark that distance along the line you just drew. From that point draw and angled line to the hem (the more angled the more volume it will have).

Skirt to Tank DIY

4 – Take measurement #3 (neckline height from bottom armhole) and do the same as step 2 measuring from the dotted line you drew.

Skirt to Tank DIY

5 – Divide measurement #4 (distance between straps) in half and measure and mark that along the new line.

Skirt to tank DIY

5 – Then you can create the neck line and armhole shapes. Draw a gentle curve along the top line, going above slightly where the strap mark is (you can play a bit with the neckline shape), draw straight the width of your strap and then make a sharper curve down to the second line for the armhole (use a tank you already have for reference on the shape of the curve.


6 – Then add a seam allowance (whatever you prefer using, I like 1 cm) all along the edge you drew. You can then cut it out and this is what mine looked like at this point.

Skirt to Tank DIY

7 – It’s also good to cut out a smaller facing for a clean finish at the top of the tank so I just traced off the shape again but with half the length.


So that is the basic tank pattern and here’s how to sew it:

You will need your tank and facing as well as 2 long strips of fabric or ribbon for straps and 2 smaller strips or ribbon pieces for the loops in the front.

1 – Sew the back seam together on the tank and facing. measure how far apart you want your straps and the back and make a mark on both sides, equal distance from the back seam.

2 – Sew together the facing and tank (right sides together) leaving a gap for the front and back straps.

3 – Create 2 little loops out of fabric or ribbon and sew those into the 2 holes for the front straps.

4 – Measure out 2 long lengths of fabric or ribbon (should be able to go from your back to the front and behind your neck with plenty of extra to tie into a bow.

5 – Sew the long straps into the 2 holes that you left open for the back straps.

6 – It’s a good idea to understitch along the top edge of the facing to prevent it from rolling outward or showing.

You are done! Take the long straps from the back, run them over your shoulders, through the loops and tie behind your neck at the height you want.


Please let me know if you have any questions or if you try this yourself!


Spring Capsule Wardrobe

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So happy it’s spring!! I’m really looking forward to this season and a new capsule wardrobe!

This one was more difficult to plan, I’m not sure what to expect for weather so I hope there will be enough options for warmer or cooler weather. I’m excited to wear more dresses and I also included some more prints which I think will be fun to play with and create outfits around.

I have 30 items and am planning on adding 3 more. Here is what’s in my spring capsule:
(most of my pieces are older or thrifted, but if the item is currently available then it’s linked)

1. Black org. cotton tank   – The White Briefs
2. Dark green draped tank   – DIY
3. Grey cotton draped tee
4. Beige org. cotton oversized tee   – Stewart+Brown
5. White chiffon & jersey top
6. Cream silk blouse   – Amour Vert (and dyed by me)
7. Grey org. cotton knit top  – People Tree*
8. Plaid men’s flannel shirt   – secondhand from my brother

9. Black and grey silk tank dress
10. Brown ombre wool knit dress   – Obakki
11. Purple draped wrap dress   – Obakki
12. Black floral flared dress   – made with a retro Butterick pattern

13. Red chiffon maxi skirt   – thrifted
14. Black flared skirt   – Obakki
15. Mustard velvet shorts
16. Blue ikat print silk pants   – Amour Vert
17. Dark-wash denim   – Naked & Famous

18. Beige cotton cardigan
19. Black bamboo wrap cardigan
20. Red plaid hoodie shirt   – DIY
21. Denim jacket
22. Green oversized sweater jacket   – designed and made by me
23. Light grey button-up sweater   – thrifted

24. Brown braided belt
25. Rusty orange scarf   – craft market
26. Black vegan tie-dye bag   –Matt & Nat*
27. Beige vegan cross-body bag   – Angela & Roi

28. Grey vegan lace-up boot    – Vegetarian Shoes
29. Beige vegan wedge booties   – Novacas
30. Grey vegan lace-up sandals   – Bhava

I will likely also be adding a pair of flats, a hat, and a chambray shirt to complete my 33 piece capsule wardrobe.


Interested in creating your own capsule wardrobe? The Project 333 Dress with Less Microcourse* is a great guide to help you build it!

Also you can watch a recap of how my winter capsule wardrobe went here.

Hope you have a wonderful spring! :)


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Everyday Natural Makeup Routine

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Last year I began detoxing my makeup and now I feel like I have a routine and simple selection of natural, cruelty-free products that work well for me. I don’t usually like to spend a lot of time getting read in the morning, so I’ve created a makeup routine that generally takes me about 10-15 minutes to do.

I like the look, it’s fairly clean, light, and natural looking with the soft browns and pinks but accentuates the eyes – perfect for spring!


The products I’m using are:

1. 100% Pure Luminous Primer… (vegan)
2. RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-up in 11…
3. 100% Pure Eye Brow Powder Gel in Taupe…
4. Arrowroot powder (add raw cacao, cinnamon, cosmetic clays or other ingredients to make it darker, google different recipes!)
5. Sappho Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Craving Cocoa… (this colour is no longer available)
6. Jane Iredale Eye Pencil in Basic Black… (vegan)
7. Honeybee Gardens Mascara in Espresso… (vegan)
8. Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush in Awake…
9. 100% Pure Luminescent Powder… (vegan) (I believe this is the same one, I think the packaging is just different)
10. 100% Pure Lip Creamstick in Perfect Naked Pink…


Hope you enjoyed the video! I’d love to hear what you think of the look or what your favorite natural beauty products are! :)


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