the moral wardrobe: ’70s vibes with ash & rose

Online ethical retailer, Ash & Rose, sent me a few items to sample and I’m extremely excited about it! The shop offers a curated selection of fair trade, eco-friendly, and sustainable brands, including some of my favorites like Tonle, Mata Traders, and Synergy. I believe that variety is the spice of life, so I love being able to shop a ton of great brands in one place (unlike middle school me, who only wanted things in the same brand with the same fiber content – I think I was going through something).
I decided to experiment with back lighting since I walked outside right as the sun was sinking below the houses. It’s hard to balance shadow and light when the light is behind the subject, but I think it really suits my vintage-inspired ensemble, so I’m calling this shoot a success. I think I’ll spend more time shooting in this direction as the days lengthen and see if I can improve on it.
Ethical Details: Lattice Top – Ash & Rose, ethically produced by Echo Verde; Audrey Hat – Ash & Rose, handmade in Ecuador; Teardrop Earrings – Ash & Rose, handmade by Hannah Naomi; Jeans – made in USA via ModCloth
You guys! I think spring is here! I had the most glorious weekend contra dancing, eating good food, cat sitting, exploring the local reservoir, and taking a day trip to groovy Richmond with friends. And with Daylight Savings, the days are long and full of sunshine. The best thing about winter is that it really makes you appreciate warm, sunny weather. 

Looking for more? Shop 100+ sustainable and ethical brands with my Sustainable Brand Directory.
If you found this post helpful, you can Buy Me a Coffee.


  1. Leah Wise
    March 16, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Thanks. I really like these jeans, too; they have more of a trouser cut, which is something I don't wear very often. I do love my skinny jeans, but I try to balance them with looser fitting tops. Best of luck to you in your pants-wearing journey.

  2. Rebecca Young
    March 16, 2015 / 9:51 am

    You look great in those jeans – I like the style. I have never worn jeans – in fact I only started wearing trousers (pants) some 15 months ago after being a skirts/dresses only person. I now enjoy wearing trousers after getting used to them but am not sure about the image of jeans. I still like to dress modestly so I think they would need to be comfort style rather than skinnies if I did buy some

  3. MB
    March 12, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Thanks! 🙂

  4. Leah Wise
    March 12, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Yeah! I just found them a couple weeks ago, but I love their selection and prices are really reasonable.

  5. MB
    March 12, 2015 / 6:58 am

    Outfit works really well with the hat, as demonstrated by the final photo. Would it be possible to see a close-up of the tear drop earrings?

  6. Catherine Kowalik Harper
    March 11, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I love this look and your photos look great! Ash & Rose is such a wonderful store. I found a Mata Traders top there that had been sold out on the store site. 🙂

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: