Live Q&A with Courtney Carver

This Monday (January 18th) I’ll be hosting a live Q&A with Courtney Carver, creator of Project 333 and the simple living blog Be More with Less.

Courtney has inspired me and people all around the world to downsize their wardrobes and simplify their lives. I’m so excited to chat with her and to give you the opportunity to ask some questions!

 

Thanks to everyone who tuned in and for all the great questions!

 

 

Holiday ‘Shop your Closet’ Lookbook

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This year why not shop your closet before buying a new holiday outfit?

The holidays are a time where unfortunately a lot of clothes are bought which only get worn once, maybe twice. This is not very environmentally friendly and also creates unnecessary clutter in your closet.
I’ve joined some other capsule wardrobe youtubers to create holiday lookbooks without buying new clothes, check out their videos for a variety of styles!

Alli Cherry
Inspiroue
Mademoiselle
Melissa Alexandria
Samantha Lindsey

 

My holiday outfits include:

Outfit 1 – Office Party

  • People Tree check tunic *
  • Obakki black flared skirt
  • black heels

Outfit 2 – Cocktail Party

  • thrifted grey chiffon dress
  • black heels

Outfit 3 – Dinner & Drinks

 

Happy Holidays!!

 

 

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Fibres & Fabrics Series

The materials you choose are pretty important, they affect the comfort and performance of a garment, how you care for it, and also have an environmental impact, some much more so than others. There are a ton of different textiles available, all with different looks, benefits, and sustainable/ethical issues. I created this series on My Green Closet to talk about common fibres and fabrics, what the pros and cons are, and what different options are available if you’re trying to make more responsible purchases.

Part 1 – Pros & Cons of Common Materials

Part 2 – Animal Materials & Vegan Synthetics

Part 3 – Recycled & Upcycled Materials

 

 

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

 

Items:

  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?
 
 

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