My Nail Polish Detox

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5-free? 7-free? 8-free? Cruelty-free?

Yes please!

Hi there friends, and happy Monday! As I’ve become more interested in natural and cruelty-free cosmetics, I’ve done a bit of research on nail polishes. Nail polish is one of my favorite things, and it was interesting to learn a bit more about the ingredients of each brand that I used. I put my nail polish collection through a bit of a detox, and today I want to talk about some brands that have remained favorites in my collection. Let’s go!

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The Weekender // No. 20

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Cheers to the Weekend!

Happy weekend friends! As I looked back through my blog post archives recently, I noticed that the last time I published The Weekender was back in April! This summer I’ve struggled to keep up with normal routines, but as we approach fall, I’m ready for routine again, starting with blogging routines. If you’re new around here, The Weekender is a weekly collection of my favorite links from around the web as well as a little catch-up on what I’ve been up to over the past week.

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5 Tips for Thrift Shopping for Your Wardrobe

5-tips-for-thrift-shopping-for-clothingThrifty Finds

If you have been a reader of Chic Éthique for a while, you will know that I love thrift shopping for my wardrobe. It’s an economical way to fill out a wardrobe while being conscious of the environment, ethics, and charitable causes all at once. Growing up, my mother shopped for me at thrift shops and garage sales, and as a teenager, I didn’t like wearing thrifted things or visiting thrift stores. As I learned more about the fashion industry, however, I fell in love with it, and was so grateful to my mom for showing me how it was done, even if I didn’t appreciate it at the time. I often get asked if I have any advice for thrifting, so today I’m sharing five thrifting tips. Find them below in both written and video forms, and let’s get thrifting!

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Fair Fashion at Anthropologie

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Anthro Style

I remember when I first started incorporating more fair fashion into my life being overwhelmed at the prospect of changing everywhere I shopped. So many ethical brands operate exclusively online or in Europe, and I cringed a little at the thought of not being able to walk into my favorite shops and try on pretty things. Thankfully however, many mainstream retailers are beginning to stock a variety of ethical brands, and one of my favorites is Anthropologie. I’ve loved shopping at Anthropologie for years for their uniquely detailed pieces, and I was curious to research what they carried in more detail. Today I’m excited to share some wonderful fair pieces with you.

 

My search began in the fall when I fell in love with a vest on the rack at Anthropologie. I assumed it’s label would say “made in China,” but decided to take a peek. To my pleasant surprise, it was made in the USA! That label sparked my curiosity, and I’ve found so many great fair brands since then. The great thing about Anthropologie, is that their buyers source products from independent companies and artisans. Not everything they carry is what I would term fair fashion, but they have some wonderful options. Ethical favorites like Veja and Baggu are available, as well as some smaller independent brands. Below I’ve compiled some of my favorite pieces from the current collection. Click on the image to shop!

Do you have any suggestions for others stores you’d like to see in a post like this? I’d love to hear!

 

Travel Diary: Paris, France

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As the song in Funny Face says, “We’re strictly tourist, and we couldn’t care less!” I remember the first time I visited Paris being surprised that it was just as beautiful in real life as it was in the movies, and I was thrilled to get to go back! From Versailles to Ladurée, our time in Paris was so fun and magical, and I’m so excited to share it with you. Get ready– this is a picture heavy post!

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