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ABLE | Quality in Design, Promoting Quality of Life

I received complimentary products in lieu of monetary sponsorship due to total product value. This post contains affiliate links. Happy almost Galentine’s Day! When I saw ABLE’s spring lookbook, I knew I wanted to put together a look that was appropriate for this season of love without being overly romantic. I don’t think it’s anti-feminist …

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Thicket: The Cast-from-Nature Earrings I Wore for a Month Straight

This post is sponsored. Editorial direction and opinions are my own. Blackberry thorn. Lemon seed. Cardamom pod. Birch bark. No, these aren’t ingredients for a tincture – they’re inspiration for a collection of straight-from-nature jewelry by local designer, Becca, of Thicket Jewelry. Becca has an MFA in Poetry, and it’s evident in the attention to …

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Ethical Lab-Grown Diamonds: the Best Option for Eco-Friendly Jewelry

Sponsored and written by MiaDonna Diamonds with my editorial approval The Best Option for Eco-Friendly Jewelry In recent years, consumers have begun to understand the devastating effects of diamond mining. On top of the damage to individuals and economies in mining communities, this practice has serious environmental consequences. Approximately 150 million carats of diamonds are …

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Ethical Jewelry: The Top 9 Places to Find Minimalist, Everyday Jewelry

This post contains affiliate linksYou might think I’m not a jewelry person, but you would be wrong.  I believe in a good jewelry, but I also believe in not overdoing it. Coco Chanel is credited with saying that you should take one piece of jewelry off before leaving the house. Well, if I did that, …

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Something Old, Something New: The Benefits of Buying a Secondhand Engagement Ring

This post was sponsored by Catherine Trenton Jewellery. Wedding photos by Lindsey Pemberton for Leah and Daniel Wise. Daniel and I got married eight years ago this July on a sunny day in Lakeland, Florida.  Looking back on our wedding day, there are very few things I would have done differently. I had just discovered …

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Gift Guide: For the Accessories Fiend | Statement Bags & Jewelry

This post was co-sponsored by some of the brands listed below and contains a few affiliate links. All selections and recommendations are my own. For the woman who has her wardrobe game sorted out, but likes to add accessories that are sure conversation starters, all the more so because they’re ethically produced.  This is my …

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Sharon Z Jewelry: Simply Good Design (That’s Child Labor Free)

This post was sponsored by Sharon Z Jewelry and I received product for review. Over the past few years, I’ve spoken with several jewelry designers who strive for ethics in their production process and they unanimously agree on one thing: it’s very difficult to trace raw materials.  If you purchase a conventionally made jewelry item …

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I Found Ethical Nose Rings! Ananda Soul’s Balinese Designs + Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Ananda Soul and I received a nose ring for review. Scroll down for the giveaway. When I got my nose pierced two years ago, I wasn’t really thinking about where to find ethically produced piercings. I was more concerned with avoiding infection and mean comments from my ever opinionated thrift …

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