the moral wardrobe: on being (sunburnt) with American Nomad

Ethical Details: Dress – Mata Traders; Sandals – Betula; Hat – thrifted; Necklace – c/o American Nomad
The weird thing about blogging is that I feel obligated to tell you that my mother-in-law just left town after staying a week at our house. Her side of the family is rooted in Baltimore, so we spent the last two weekends road tripping up for surprise parties and backyard BBQs, getting hugs from people we’d never met, and eating more than we normally would in a week, including steamed crabs covered in Old Bay seasoning (a regional tradition). Fortunately for me, my mother-in-law did the driving (fun fact: Daniel doesn’t drive) and I sat in the back reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawende (I highly recommend it!). 
We dropped Kathy off at the airport in Richmond on Monday and decided to meander through Carytown for a little while before heading home, which is how I got my first sunburn of the year; I forgot to bring my sun hat, too!
On to my outfit: Michelle, the founder of fair trade accessories brand American Nomad, contacted me a few months ago to connect and see if I’d be interested in writing a guest post for the American Nomad blog. We both got distracted by other things, so it took awhile to work out the details, but the post is up now! She sent me this beautiful necklace as a thank you and I love it because it’s modern and reminds me a bit of honeycomb. Thank you, Michelle. 
I encourage you to check out American Nomad online. The shop is well curated and the graphic design and photography work is stunning!

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  1. Leah Wise
    July 6, 2015 / 1:55 am

    Thank you!

  2. Leah Wise
    July 6, 2015 / 1:55 am

    Thank you. I would love to see the picture of Sasha Obama you're referencing!

  3. Michelle Wolfarth
    July 2, 2015 / 12:11 am

    Love the outfit Leah! Says "summer" perfectly.

  4. Catherine Kowalik Harper
    July 1, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    This is such a pretty outfit and I love your necklace. I saw a picture of Sasha Obama recently, and I thought she might have been wearing a Mata Traders' dress that looked very similar to this. Maybe? I'm glad you had a nice visit with your MIL and extended family. I am living in my Mata Traders' cotton skirts this summer.

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