Today's Everyday Fashion: Mixing Fun Fluff and Deep Thoughts

Inspiration:  ASOS

Inspiration: ASOS


Most days when I come here to blog, I prefer to keep it light. I'm all about fun "fashion fluff!" After 7 years and a couple thousand blog posts though, I really started to crave going deeper, and having a more meaningful conversation. Which lead to writing a book, as well as some more in-depth posts lately: why work attire really matters, wear what you wantfair trade vs. fast fashion, and an open letter to the woman wearing the $10,000 purse on Instagram. I've been loving your responses and hearing your stories! So I wanted to ask: with what regularity would you like to see these types of posts? And are there any issues or topics you would like to tackle? What scenarios or dilemmas hold you back most from enjoying getting dressed? (You can email me at <j at> if you prefer to talk privately!) I don't think I'll ever stop doing fluff - in fact, the thesis of my book is that we should feel totally okay with fluff, there's no need to explain ourselves or justify our actions - but I'd like to do some deeper posts, as well. Would love to hear your thoughts.

About today's look: can I get an amen and hallelujah for a fair trade outfit (top + skirt) that is actually fun and colorful?!! I've worn the top before, and the skirt is part of ASOS' Made In Kenya collection, which apparently has been a thing for awhile but I recently stumbled upon it. This is exactly what I was talking about in my fair trade post, in wanting to see more variety, color, and affordability from fair trade brands. I would wear this outfit for an event, or switch to a ruffle sleeve blouse to make it work appropriate!  

Top: Everlane c/o, price varies (fair trade)
Skirt: ASOS, $38 (fair trade)
Shoes: Saks Off Fifth, $60 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: boutique c/o, old (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Necklace is 5 years ago. Shoes are 3 years ago. Purse is 2 years ago. Top is 1 year ago. Skirt is new.

Midi skirts on a budget

Nordstrom  /  Asos  /  Asos  /  Amazon
Modcloth  /  Nordstrom  /  Asos  /  Amazon
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