It’s Earth Day: Wear Your Recycled and Vintage Items!

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While vintage shopping and thrifting has become more of a popularity statement than a money saving or environmentally conscious act, we really do tend to forget the act of shopping at Goodwill and our local vintage shop is really doing a lot of good for our environment.

Did you know that approximately 12 million tons of textile waste is generated each year in North America– amounting to approximately 68 lbs of waste per household per year! (eartheasy.com)

The fact that we’re throwing away a medium size child’s weight size in clothing a year is ASTOUNDING folks. But by recycling and reusing old clothing, vintage clothing and donating our unwanted clothing, we can help bring this ridiculous amount of waste down.

So for this Earth Day I’m celebrating by wearing my favorite thrifted items:

– Nasty Gal Crop Top from Buffalo Exchange $13

-Vintage 1960’s Maxi Skirt from Blue Velvet Vintage $23

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Spring Trend 2015: Red Alert

Monochromatic Red

One of the most fascinating times for new trends is during Fashion Week every spring. We see new trends through designer’s collections on the runway and many make predictions as to what will be the next look for the upcoming season.

Some of the best inspiration comes from what fashion bloggers and street style artists are wearing to events that really brings in the chatter.

This year we saw a lot of monochromatic red – a bold move and strong fashion choice, these fashionistas took to the streets clothed head to toe in the timeless and sexy color that calls for attention in a great way.

Check out Harper’s Bazaar Top 8 Street Style Trends: Spring 2015 for a glimpse at these crimson beauties.

If you’re fearless enough to rock the red on red trend, take a look at some of these great fashion finds – all for under $50!

photo credit: DIEGO ZUKO  Red by well-drest 

Zara stripe long dress
$20- zara.com

Zara red tee
$9.90- zara.com

H m jacket
$45 – hm.com

H M beading jewelry
$30 – hm.com

H&M metal frame glasses
$9.00 – hm.com

NYX red velvet lipstick
$6- sleekhair.com

Your Ultimate Guide To (cheap!) Spring Denim Trends

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Boyfriend. Flare. Distressed. Skinny. High waisted. Cropped. Wide leg.

There’s no denying that denim is a hot trend this season as well as the types of styles, washes, finishes and hem lengths. It can get a bit daunting, not to mention pricey- once you start looking at all the amazing options that are out there this spring.

click on the photos below for some amazing new looks that won’t break the bank.