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Fair OOTD | Summer Strolls

OutfitsNatalie Kay
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When I first found out I was pregnant, I began thinking about the many things I would need as new mom - crib, car seats, baby clothes, etc - stroller was one of the items I thought wasn’t as necessary. Boy, was I wrong!! Strollers have easily become my favorite baby item. Since I’m home even more so with the baby, it’s been nice to go on morning and evening walks around the neighborhood. Fresh air really does the body good - and Elliott loves how bouncy the Riverside sidewalks can be {those tree roots are making new homes}! 

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2-in-1 Stroller, Greentom $699

**use code SustainablyChic10 for 10% off**

Not only is this the greenest stroller in the world, it’s probably one of the lightest, too! At only 16 pounds, you won’t have any troubles moving this frame from house to car {I was always worried about being able to fold and pack them up for adventures far from my home!}. The carrycot and reversible combination travel system is perfect for the conscious parents who are trying to keep their footprint low with the many items you need for baby. This frame can hold multiple chairs for your little one so you never have to buy a completely new stroller based on their size. Pictured is the carrycot, which is great for newborns up to six months. The mattress is super soft & made with 100% organic cotton, flax and wool. No wonder Elliott has enjoyed so many naps in here over the last few weeks! & can you believe this carrycot fabric saved 31 plastic bottles from the landfill? Plus, they are keeping your child’s skin safe with 50+ UPF built in, too! 

 

Elodie Reversible Vest, Kaeci $149
I feel absolutely regal wearing this stunning piece. It moves so elegantly with you, and the print is stunning. Made from 100% Lenzing Modal, the Elodie Reversible Vest is as chic as it can get. And we all love designs that are reversible!! This eco-friendly fashion & lifestyle brand not only wants to clothe us in beautiful things, but they want to share, inspire, educate, and build together. Consciousness and transparency while creating is extremely important to Kaeci, as well as diversity. Therefore, sustainable production and the mixing of cultures within design are key to their foundation. Kristiane Charrier, the founder, is a true talent {you will be mesmerized by all her prints} and is inspired by her roots in Brazil, Cameroon & France. Even the name of the brand radiates so much beauty, and is derived from the words “AneKA” which means ‘Diverse‘ and ‘CInta‘ which means ‘Love’ - they define ‘Kaeci’ as ‘The Love of Diversity’. 

 

Odessa Ruby Necklace & Thetis Ruby Ring, Rebecca Mir Grady $250/210

**use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC for 20% off through 8/31**

 

Journey Moss Gold Sandals, Third Oak $35

**use code Chic10 for 10% off through 7/31**
 

Fair OOTD | Self Love & Green Kicks

OutfitsNatalie Kay
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It’s July, which means the hot hot hot summer weather is here to stay for the next 5 months.. haha, kidding.. or am I? I like to spend a lot of time outdoors {before noon and after 6pm} with Elliott. We go on long strolls and explore so comfy shoes are a must. 

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Neven Low Sneakers, Yatay $222

*use code CHIC20 for 20% off through 8/15*

Something I’ve found rather difficult to find within sustainable fashion are conscious sneakers. It’s a category I can't make a long list in so it’s exciting to come across the Italian brand Yatay. They are pretty darn conscious {not to mention, comfortable!!} all the way down to the packaging. Made entirely out of eco-friendly materials, this minimalistic shoe marks everything off our sustainable list, and for my vegan friends, they are Peta-approved! The upper part of the shoe is created out of a non-woven fabric made from recycled raw materials and BioPolyols {from vegetable oil}. The lining also takes advantage of waste and uses a recycled polyester and water-borne polyurethane, and the sole is made up of two green bioplastic cores derived from industrial waste. I absolutely love the use of hemp for the laces, and think it adds such a unique touch. The simplistic design makes them timeless and wearable season after season. I’m rocking the Neven Lows in Slate Black {find them in 5 other colors}, but you can also find a High style. & what’s also interesting - their website is on a green hosting provider! Pretty cool, huh? 

Bucca Sunglases, Woodsi $97

*use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC for 10% off through 8/31*

Remember the Yamba’s from last week? Well, this is another awesome pair of shades from the same brand, Woodsi! These lightweight sunnies are hand-crafted from sustainable FSC certified ebony and rosewood, and come with a charcoal grey foldable recycled card eco-case. Plus, each pair purchased will plant a tree! 

Self Love T-shirt, Palabra $32

August Birthwood Ring, Simply Wood $265

Ayurvedically-dyed Shorts, Sustain by Kat $86

Fair OOTD | Sunnies & Trees

OutfitsNatalie Kay
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Happy to be starting my Fair OOTDs back up after a pretty long break. These are the perfect way to show you sustainable fashion can be just as beautiful and trendy as the rest. 

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Yamba Sunglasses, Woodsi $97

*free shipping plus 10% off with code SUSTAINABLYCHIC through 8/31/18*

A pair of sunglasses responsibly-made AND plants trees? Yes, please! With each purchase of a pair of Woodsi sunglasses, a tree will be planted. Not only is the shape of the Yambas rather appealing, they are extremely lightweight and hand-crafted out of sustainable FSC certified ebony wood. The lens are dark grey and polarized so they work great for the blaring summer sun, and they come in a foldable recycled card eco-case! Each style of Woodsi sunglasses are named after a town in Australia’s region of New South Wales. I did a little google mapping and saw that Yamba is a beautiful coastal town! It’s now on my bucket list to see one day - I’ll make sure to bring these awesome shades with me ;)

Leja Choker, Brave Leather $40

2nd-Hand Dress, Swap Society

Alexander Black Lace Nursing/Transition Bralette, Azura Bay $100

The Meg Handbag, Central Crazing Co. $449

James Oxfords, Nisolo $134
 


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Fair OOTD | Endless Summer

OutfitsNatalie Kay
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featuring Sustain, MyFight, LEIZUU & Oliberte

Here in Florida it feels like the summer never ends, but I'm not really complaining {although I love fall time}. For now, I get to keep wearing my cute warm weather clothes ;)

 

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Selene Collar Necklace, My Fight $35 {use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase}

My Fight empowers women artisans to break free from poverty, and helps support sustainable livelihoods. The Selene Collar Necklace has been one of my favorites to wear the past few months. It's super lightweight, elegant and unique. The beautiful Art Nouveau Design compliments any outfit! 


Ainou Raw Silk Blouse, LEIZUU $141

Ethically made in Ho Chi Minh City, this stunning blouse has authentic ethnic fabric on the collar and cuffs made in the villages of Vietnam. This piece is truly a piece of art! LEIZUU's boho-inspired designs are giving back to communities and supporting a more sustainable fashion industry - an easy brand to get behind <3


Ayurvedically-dyed Shorts, Sustain $108 

The most practical summer shorts you will ever own, these lovelies are dyed with over 20 medicinal herbs on organic cotton. Who thought there would be clothing that actually benefits your health?!? Also, this fabric is even more special because it is hand-dyed and hand-loomed, making each pair of shorts a little different than the next. Plus, the notions are thoughtful with natural tagua nut buttons & a YKK undyed, natural cotton zipper. & of course, they are very comfortable with a great fit! 

p.s. their Kickstarter has begun!! 


Serani in Light Grey Brushed Wax, Oliberte $125

One of the first Fair Trade Certified shoe brands, Oliberte is making a positive difference for Ethiopian makers. Their shoes are in a league of their own, and built to last you wear after wear. This is my second pair, and I have to say - I'm obsessed! 

 

 

Hope you have a wonderful {& somewhat cool} October! <3

Fair OOTD | The Abby

OutfitsNatalie Kay
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featuring AKIRA MING

My favorite part of my job is coming across new sustainable clothing brands I find will truly resonate with you - brands I think you will be excited to learn about, and hopefully, one day wear! As I'm sure it is to you, aesthetics is extremely important to me. My style is quite feminine, and I love brands who can put as much 'sweetness' into a garment as 'eco-mindedness'. AKIRA MING's romantic & luxurious vibe does exactly this! The way their fabrics flow, the embroidery & the designs make this Indian brand one of my new favorites. 

AKIRA MING is a fashion label for women who are creative and compassionate for people & the planet. All their designs tell a story from start to finish, from the rich heritage of handcrafted yarn in India to the textures and weaves of traditional master craftsmen in remote villages. AKIRA MING only uses 100% natural and hand-woven fabric making these pieces truly unique and wonderful. Their silk, called Ahimsa, is incredibly interesting in that it is sustainably produced so silk worms are not harmed during the process. They also plant 5 trees for every garment sold! 

The Abby Top {I'm wearing in this post} has a beautiful embroidered yoke {all done by hand}, and the tab sleeve detailing with a raw neckline give the top so much character. It is made from a handspun and handwoven textile called Malkha, which is made in Andhra - an initiative that supports local farmers and weavers. Even the yarns are vegetable-dyed to keep the carbon footprint low. It truly is a piece of art!! 

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Abby Top, AKIRA MING $131

Decor Fashion Ring, Ella Stein $129

 Tammy Pencil Skirt, Sancho's Dress $53