For quite some time now I’ve been trying to convert my minimal wardrobe to items that are eco-friendly and sustainable. Of course if you already have and love an item, the most sustainable thing you can do is keep it! But if your items wear out and you find yourself in need of a new one like I have lately, finding a feel good brand to get it from is a great option. If you read often, you know that I’ve always been a big fan of Everlane and their new denim launch had me doing the happy dance…
Something that is always on my mind when I’m planning a party is trying to make it as Earth friendly as possible. For me, this means serving food that I would normally buy for our home, creating as little waste as possible, choosing a theme that isn’t too detailed, and keeping a small amount of entertaining essentials around. No matter how I go about being eco-friendly with my entertaining, with Earth Day coming up I thought I’d take some time to share some ways that I try to host a more Earth friendly party.
Growing up in California my whole life has had it’s perks. I know that I’ve been afforded the ability to purchase very readily available fresh produce at my fingertips. Now that I’m an adult and raising children of my own, it’s very important to me that not only do my kids appreciate what they have available, they realize that not everyone in the world has access to fresh food. Part of making sure they appreciate what they have available is by showing them where their food comes from. We keep a Summer garden, and often take trips to local farms and U-Pick places. In these photos, we made it out to a U-pick strawberry farm just before the end of Summer.
While at the farm, I made sure to remind them how lucky they are to be able to do this, and how for many people, access to fresh produce is very limited, if they have any at all. I don’t feel like it’s commonly known that nearly 30 million Americans live in such food deserts, without access to affordable, quality, fresh produce. Today I’ve partnered with Naked Juice to share an easy way for you to help these people. They are partnering with Wholesome Wave to provide fresh produce to people in food deserts through their #DrinkGoodDoGood campaign. On top of a 250,000-pound starter contribution, Naked Juice is donating an additional 10 pounds† of produce to communities in need when you post a fruit or veggie selfie with the hashtag #DrinkGoodDoGood. To learn more, visit DrinkGoodDoGood.com.
Happy Friday! Today’s outfit is a mix of a little feel good, and a little late Summer. It’s casual enough for running errands or grabbing coffee withe the girls. It features my favorite boyfriend shorts from Lou & Grey, and my new favorite slides by Melissa (they’re waterproof!). It also has a little social good in it via the This is Not a Sweatshirt sweatshirt I’m wearing.