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4 Ethical Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

Happy Memorial Day!

May we gravely remember and honor those who offered the greatest sacrifice to protect our freedoms.

I hope your weekend has been restful and spent in good company. I started the weekend feeling a bit feverish and under the weather. It’s been a tough allergy season for me.

We had our first guests over to the new house for pizza and beers, and it was so fun to host and entertain in this space! We also partook in our share of housework–I finally painted our guest bedroom.

On Saturday we attended a beautiful wedding. We had a steamy, humid weekend, so I opted to don this cold shoulder dress from Pac Sun.

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

cold shoulder dress for wedding

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

The cold shoulder style seems to be here to stay for the foreseeable future. I loved that this dress was in one of the main colors of my capsule wardrobe–blush. Also, I loved the sort of handkerchief print on it. While this could be worn in a more casual setting, I dressed it up for the barnyard wedding with classic strappy black heels and an envelope clutch.

I typically don’t wear a full face of makeup to work or for daily activities. Since we’ve been so wrapped up in the house for the last month, I can only think of one other occasion on which I went all out on the makeup front.

I went for a dewey natural look to compliment the blush dress, and I used mostly natural and cruelty free products to get this look (namely Tarte, Bella Mari, and Fresh).

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

Since we are entering summer, I thought I’d share some ethical cold shoulder dresses, all under $40!


Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

My blush cold shoulder handkerchief dress–shop here 


Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

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I hope you find this guide helpful for any weddings or events you may have coming up!

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40

Cold Shoulder Dresses Under $40



Fashion · Fashion & Beauty

Breezy Cotton Wrap Dress

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend, friends? Ours was simple, relaxing, chill. We mainly focused on cleaning up the house, bringing more over to the house from the apartment, enjoying the weather, and receiving our new couch. The couch was probably the highlight of sweet Benny’s weekend. He picked it out and has been anxiously awaiting  its arrival. We did our fair share of lounging.

I loved the sunny, breezy weather. It officially feels like my favorite time of year. Warm spring–everything is green, and there is just a touch of humidity hanging in the air…truly Southern, that aspect. An essential piece for this weather is a classic light cotton day dress. Coincidentally, this is also a great staple piece for those pursuing an ethical capsule wardrobe.

I love this organic cotton twilight grey wrap dress!










In addition to this dress being perfect for this Southern weather, I love a great wrap dress. Wrap dresses are so feminine and dreamy. This dress is so soft, it’s to die for. It’s made by one of my favorite brands contributing to sustainability.

Get my dress here


How was your weekend? How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?


Fashion · Fashion & Beauty

The Best Basic White Tee

Hi, friends!

Is it just me, or has this week flown by? It’s been a busy one for me, so nothing new there. However, it has been exciting, and tomorrow I’ll be updating you on a new adventure my little family is taking, so stay tuned in to my Instagram!

In my quest to establish a high-quality, ethically-made capsule wardrobe, I spent much time deliberating on which plain white tee I’d select. You see, this may see simple, but really it is quite challenging as the plain white tee is a truly foundational piece to any wardrobe! I’m quite pleased with my selection.


In celebration of the beautiful spring weather Huntsville has been experiencing, I styled my new tee with some colorful skinnies passed down to me, my favorite pair of sandals, and some beautiful hand-made jewelry I purchased from an Etsy artist!

I am extremely pleased with the quality of this shirt. One of the things I was concerned about while exploring my options was too thin of a white shirt. I hate when white tees are too transparent. This one is extremely opaque and sturdy, yet light and breathable. It is made of organic cotton, and it is only $15!

Get my look

White tee (I ordered a Medium to allow room for shrinkage)



Pants (some similar ones in a pretty blush color)


What’s your favorite basic white tee?


entertaining · Fashion · Fashion & Beauty · Living

Easter Eggs and Flowy Pattern Mixing

Hey, y’all!

Happy Monday, and I hope that you had a Happy Easter! He Is certainly risen, and this is more apparent in my life than I give credit! Alleluia!

The weather yesterday, and the whole weekend in general, were amazing! We spent most of our weekend being productive…towards the exciting things we have brewing, which I will share later this week.

Easter was particularly great because we combined our Easter gathering with a surprise birthday party for my nephew, who is a tax day baby. We of course went all out with the egg hiding, including a super duper prize egg that my brother and sister sunk at the bottom of the pool for one lucky kiddo to discover!

I wore a breezy little number that I’ve had hanging in my closet for some time. I love the two pieces together, or separate. They are from Target, and more on Target ethics are below.


A word on Target fashion ethics… If you’ve been following along, you know I’m pursuing a journey to a more fair, sustainable, and ethical wardrobe. I am exploring and sharing brands I find and love. I’m also trying to support brands I already love that are working to improve their manufacturing practices.

Target carries quite a few brands, and while I do not consider these to be participants in slow fashion, I do want to point out that Target has and continues to take initiative in more responsible practices. Here is Target’s webpage addressing its initiatives and projects. I have researched the Higg Index that the webpage mentions, and I support this project, as well as Targets progress towards more ethical manufacturing and practices.

With regards to my Easter outfit, I love the mixing patterns and the light flowy feel to both pieces. I think the top would look great with high waisted jeans, and the bottoms with a plain white tee. I love versatility, and I find these to be fun and interesting pieces to include in my functional capsule wardrobe.


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How was your Easter?



Fashion · Fashion & Beauty · Wednesday Wisdom

Fun and Fair Mesh Leggings Perfect from Workouts to Out & About

Hey, y’all!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone is feeling refreshed after the weekend. I sure am! Life can get so crazy all at once, and sometimes all it takes is a few days to breathe and remember what is actually important.

Today  I wanted to share a really fun twist on a classic black legging: ALO Yoga’s Epic Legging. ALO Yoga prides themselves in creating athletic wear that can easily transition to streetwear, and with this pair of leggings, they definitely accomplished just that!














I think the mesh detailing is so fun! In the two weeks that I’ve had these leggings, I’ve worn them everywhere from teaching Pure Barre, to taking walks, going grocery shopping, and grabbing a quick bite! They are very supportive and opaque, yet extremely comfortable. They also come in several colors besides black.

I was hesitant to purchase these leggings at first because I struggled to find factual information on ALO Yoga’s manufacturing. I’d read a few blogs claiming they are made in the U.S.A., which is erroneous. Finally, I broke down and e-mailed ALO Yoga because I really wanted these leggings, but I just couldn’t make the purchase without knowing more about the origins of the garment.

They responded within an hour of my inquiry:

Thank you for contacting us at Alo Yoga!

Our items are made both domestically and internationally depending on the style. Goddess Ribbed Legging specifically are made internationally.

We have the same fair labor requirements for all of our vendors and factories no matter where they are located. As our Ethical policy explains (attached), our company goes beyond the “mission statement” and requires vendors to sign contractual agreements prior to working with us.

In addition to the contractual requirements, we are also working with a third party non-profit organization that audits our factories to ensure people and working conditions come first.
We were recently awarded the Platinum Certificate, which is the highest rank by the WRAP Certification Board.

Please feel free to visit their website and let me know if you have any further questions.

I dug around the WRAP website, and I found that many other reputable ethical clothing lines work with WRAP. It was great to find out that ALO Yoga is taking great measures to ensure the ethics of their clothing, and maybe they will include this information on their website in the future.


Get your ALO Yoga Epic Leggings here

What’s your favorite athletic piece to wear out and about?


Fashion · Fashion & Beauty

Delicate, Fair Trade Tagua Necklace

Hello lovelies, and hellloooo Thursday!

Full honesty: it’s been a bit of a hard week for me, but it’s all a breeze from here, and the piece I’m featuring today really puts a smile on my face. Amano Artisans was kind enough to offer me a discount, and I’m in love the necklace I selected.

Check out this beautiful, fair trade necklace

Amano Artisans hosts a darling selection of jewelry and timepieces crafted by Colombian artists. I chose the Milda Tagua Neclace because I love the statement the Tagua hexagons make while simultaneously creatinng a simple, polished touch to a look.

This necklace comes in two other colors. I chose the black, grey, and white because it best matches the essentials in my 5-Piece [W]IT GIRL Fair Fashion Capsule Wardobe.

Get my look:

Milda Tagua Neclace here

White V-Neck here

What’s your favorite artist-made jewelry piece?