This is Not a Sweatshirt

Casual sweatshirt outfit

Wearing: Cuyana Carryall Zipper Tote, This is Not a Sweatshirt ℅, Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses (similar by Illesteva), Michael Kors Astor Pavé Bracelet, Michael Kors Pavé CrissCross Ring, Lou & Grey Boyfriend Denim Shorts (similar by Current/Elliot), Melissa Sauce Sandals

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.

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Ethical Baby & Kids’ Clothing

Neve | Hawk in San Anselmo, California

Photos by Kate Skogen for Neve | Hawk.

When I began to care, to really care where clothing comes from and how it was made, was when I was pregnant with my second child, Søren. It was different for me at that point. I thought more about the fabrics that would touch his tiny body and if they contained chemicals or bad juju of any sort and strived to buy only baby and kids clothing that makes me feel good about shopping, that made me feel good to have those near my baby.

Needless to say my thoughts on feel good clothing have since expanded to include my wardrobe, and dressing my older son as well. It’s a process, a particularly long process, but along the way I’ve discovered so many small and heartfelt feel good brands for baby & kids made by small companies and makers all over the world and today I’d love to share my favorites with you.

Shop Feel Good Baby & Kids:

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Ethical Shopping, Your Suggestions?

Buy less, choose well, make it last. - Vivienne Westwood

More and more lately I’ve made it a point to put thought into my buying habits, where I vote with spending my money, and how ethical my purchase is. It could be called intentional shopping. On top of being conscious about whether an item brings me joy or is something I actually need, I’ve been drawn to making more ethical shopping choices. I constantly find myself being pulled to products that not only make me feel good, but do good by the companies and people who work for them as well as contribute to a better planet for us all.

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Minted Local, A San Francisco Pop Up Shop

Minted Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco, California

Minted Pop-Up Shop in San Francisco, California

Not too long ago I had the privilege of attending the grand opening Minted Local, a new pop up shop from Minted in San Francisco, California. The night was full of wonderful people and beautiful things, a perfect embodiment of Minted’s brand and lifestyle feel. The shop features art, home goods, and stationery from Minted’s community of independent artists and designers. There is even a special area dedicated to California-based artists and offers original art and one-of-a-kind items (my favorite section!) Minted Local will also host workshops, artists-in-residence programs, styling services, as well as interactive crafts and complimentary mementos to keep children entertained while you’re shopping.

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