Everlane Linen Shirt Dress Worn as a Duster

I like being able to wear clothes in multiple ways. That’s why I’m a big fan of my Everlane shirt dresses. Sure, you can wear them as a regular dress, but you can also wear them as a long tunic over pants, and you can wear them all the way open as a duster. It pretty much makes this whole outfit. Man, I love a black and white outfit!

One thing that I am struggling with in my quest to be a better citizen of the world and buy ethical/sustainable fashion is the lack of stylish “toppers”. I like to wear light cardigans, jackets, or blazers during summer at work. For one reason, bare arms are not considered to be appropriate work attire. Also, I tend to freeze in the air conditioning. I’ve found some that are on the earth muffin side of the spectrum, but that is not the look I’m going for.

You’d think that an ethically made summer weight cardigan wouldn’t be hard to find, but alas, it is. Frankly, I’m really surprised that Everlane doesn’t have any. I’ve been to consignment and thrift stores to see if I could find a blazer or interesting jacket and that was not successful. The thrift stores were chock full of crap. I know that thrifting is hit or miss. I get that. I’ll keep at it, but I think that I may have to accept the fact that it may not be possible to buy 100% ethical/sustainable clothes. Blergh. Best laid plans and all that…

(It was super windy when we took these pictures, so my hair has all sorts of floofers.)

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Thank you for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

PS: These Everlane Modern Loafer Mules have broken in nicely. I adore them! I’ve been wearing them to work a bunch.

On My Radar Lately

Happy Friday, friends!

I’ve rounded up some items to share with you that have hit my radar lately. All of these items are from ethically minded brands or artisans. I hope you enjoy my finds:

On my radar
  1.  All I want to wear are dresses and it seems as if my love for black has returned in full force. I’m in love with the simple chic style of this black dress from Everlane.
  2. I’m in need of a new summer hat. I don’t like to be out in the sun without one. It is incredibly hard for me to find a hat that fits because I have a pea head. This Panama hat from Cuyana comes in a bunch of sizes, so I’m inclined to think that they just may have a size small enough that will fit.
  3. These earrings from Rebecca Mir Grady are gorgeous! I have very, very, very sensitive ears and can’t wear anything other than gold or platinum or they will rot. Hence, why you have never seen me embrace the big earring trend. I’ve been looking for some bar type earrings in gold forever. I am totally smitten with these. (Dear husband – hint.)
  4.  I love the big gold buckle on these sandal from M.Gemi. Is is just me, or do they have a cool 70s vibe? The dark brown color really speaks to me, but they also come in black and nude.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

XOXO,

Ashley

Go Red For Women #sizehealthy

I was so honored (and amazed) to be asked to participate in the latest Go Red For Women campaign. You guys… This whole thing was WAY outside of my comfort zone. We were on video. Video? What??? Have you seen my Instagram stories? I am not comfortable in front of a video camera. So many derpy faces. GAH.

Why did I say yes? I said yes because it’s for a really good cause and I wanted to be a part of something positive to help raise awareness about heart disease. Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? One in three women die from heart disease. One in three! I know many people who have been personally affected by this disease, and I’m sure that you do too. I don’t want to be that one. I want to be around for my kids.

As women, we are so concerned about our dress sizes, when we really need to be focusing on our blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and BMI numbers. Those are the important numbers. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to visit your doctor for your annual check-up. Get your wellness screening! Once you know your numbers you can make modifications to improve them, or keep doing what you are doing if they are good. The point is to know what they are. Ignorance is NOT bliss in this case. It could be deadly.

The Go Red For Women website is a great resource for information. Not sure what your numbers even mean? Are they good? Are they bad? They have you covered. Want to improve your numbers? They have ideas. Want heart healthy recipes? They’ve got that too!

My biggest concern is my blood pressure. High blood pressure runs in my family and I know that my work/life induced stress has a huge impact on it. I always have my annual check-up in January which just so happens to be my insanely busy time at work. My blood pressure is always elevated at that appointment, but fine at other times through out the year. Because I know that, I can take extra care of myself during that time period to help to bring my blood pressure numbers back into the happy zone.

Yes, these are my real blood pressure numbers.

Have you had your annual check-up yet this year? If not, when are you going to make that appointment? You owe it to yourself, your family, and friends. You take care of everyone else, but don’t forget to take care of you too.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are my own. (As well as the nagging.)