Sweaters are arguably one of my most favorite clothing items. I've always felt they carried more emotion than any other item; maybe it's the association with being warm in a cold season and cozying up with people you love. My sweaters tend to carry a lot of good memories, so editing down and getting realistic about which ones I actually wear on a regular basis was difficult. But I managed to do it. Below is my edit:
- Alexander Wang cotton nep sweater
- H&M cotton crochet knit sweater
- Eleven Six alpaca boucle sweater
- Tibi cotton sleeveless sweater
- Vince wool/silk/alpaca fine gauge sweater (this one has a hole in it that needs repairing, so I guess I'll be learning how to do that...)
Owning so few sweaters isn't without it's challenges, as sweaters tend to stretch, pill, and sometimes unravel. Stay tuned for more specifics on how to keep your sweaters in good shape.
Disposable menstrual products contribute a staggering amount of waste to landfills each year. As menstruating people become more aware of the waste problem facing the world today, many of us are switching to reusable menstrual products, which, in addition to being less wasteful, are often better for our bodies and lighter on our pocketbooks in the long run.
One of the challenges of international travel is that it can leave you looking tired, dehydrated, and generally ragged. I don’t care who you are, flying through the night is hard on your body, your immune system, and your skin. But with a little preparation, you can help mitigate the bedraggling effects of trans-Atlantic travel.
The Norse razor is sleek, lightweight, easy to hold and maneuver, and its shape virtually eliminates the risk of nicks, even in the trickiest places. I don’t even feel the blade when I use it, and don’t have to worry about using too much pressure, as the design naturally protects my skin from heavy-handed strokes.
After dragging my feet for a long time, I finally made the switch to 100% natural skincare products. The transition process was not easy, but I ended up finding some natural products that my skin loves and that are environmentally friendly in both their ingredients and their packaging.
Anyone who suffers dry skin like mine will understand - when your skin is dry, cracked, and red in the cold winter months, you’re willing to use anything that works.
OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag. I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point. This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.
When I first decided that I wanted to start working towards zero waste, one of the first things I did was to swap my plastic toothbrush for a natural, compostable, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush. An easy swap, and I don't think anyone will argue that bamboo toothbrushes are just better looking than their plastic counterparts. Double win.
Before my therapist even put any needles into my skin, I felt a huge weight lifted, just having talked to someone whose job it was to listen. Answering her questions helped me to connect the dots between my physical and mental well-being.