Ethically Chic #1

Dress: Mata Traders | Bracelet: Savannah Chic | Bag: Urban Expressions | Shoes: Big Buddha
Lipstick: Wet n Wild | Nail polish: Ulta | Earrings: Jill Golden

I need to wax lyrical about this dress from Mata Traders! Isn’t it so sweet? It reminds me a lot of that gorgeous Erdem dress Michelle Williams wore to the premiere of Blue Valentine. It has a very similar aesthetic, but I like it even more because it’s practical, and versatile, and on sale… Basically, it’s sitting pretty at the tippy-top of my wishlist. I’ve been wanting to be a bit more of a conscious shopper for a long time, so I thought it would be fun to occasionally share some styling ideas with more ethically-minded pieces from around the web; keep in mind that I’m not an authority on this sort of thing, though. I’m just a girl who wants to feel a little bit better about what she chooses to wear and how she spends her money! Anyway, everything here is compassionately made (fair trade, handmade, or cruelty free) To speak to the versatility of the dress, by the way, I could totally see this look made a touch more casual with a denim jacket or dressed up by switching out the crossbody for a clutch. Can red lace be a new neutral? I’d wear it all the time.