the moral wardrobe: flowers

Ethical Details: Top – secondhand via thredup; Necklace – c/o Greenola Style; Sandals – thrifted

I almost missed my chance to take photos of our backyard tree in bloom; by the time I got home today, nearly all the flowers had been replaced by bright green leaves.

This morning, I stopped downtown at the coffee shop where I used to work to redesign their chalkboard menu in exchange for some free drinks and a gift card. The whole thing still feels like a family operation and I’m just one of the kids. Seriously, that place was so good to me. I had no idea what I wanted out of life, I had no friends, and I knew nothing about Charlottesville, but they took me in and made me feel at home in this town, and in my own skin. While working on the menu today, I eavesdropped on a very important conversation between a local author and a production team that wants to buy the rights to adapt his newest book into a film set in India!

*Thanks to Greenola Style for the necklace. More info and a giveaway to follow shortly.

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  1. Leah Wise
    April 18, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    Yeah; they didn't pay too well, but I still love them.

  2. jesse.anne.o
    April 13, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I like that shirt! It's so nice to hear of jobs like that.

  3. Leah Wise
    April 8, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    I've had decent luck, though I have received a lot of stuff that didn't end up fitting very well. It's best if I'm shopping a brand I'm familiar with. They used to offer free returns if you ordered from the mobile app, but now it looks like you can either return for store credit or return and pay shipping charges. If you order through the app Mon-Wed, you get a 10% discount on your total order.

  4. Julia | Fair for All Guide
    April 8, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Have you had good experiences with ThredUp? I have looked there a little but never purchased anything. Is that the one where you can return items if they don't fit?

  5. Catherine Kowalik Harper
    April 6, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Your necklace is lovely and that top is great, too. What a sweet post, and sometimes overheard conversations are the most interesting. 🙂

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