StyleWise’s Super Epic 5 Year Anniversary Giveaway: Over $400 in Ethical Goods

Five years ago last January I sat down to write my very first post on StyleWise. What a ride it's been so far. I started StyleWise hoping to find community as a blossoming "conscious consumer." I had heard of maybe two fair trade brands ever (Ten Thousand Villages and Mata Traders) and didn't really know…

Gift Guide: Entertaining | Ethical Loomed Goods for Home & Her + Giveaway

I was compensated for my time writing this post by MayaMam Weavers.  The Holiday Season is about so much more than frantic shopping and gift giving. I was reflecting on this last month and came to the conclusion that I actually prefer Thanksgiving to Christmas because it isn't so fixated on commercialism. If done correctly,…

Giveaway: Win a Pair of Fair Trade Mawu Lolo Sandals

This post is sponsored by Mawu Lolo Sandals. Mawu Lolo sent me a pair of their fair trade, Ghanaian made Suborsubor Sandals in March. It was still too cold in Charlottesville to wear them, so I took them with me to Florida for a couple of shoots. I liked them then, but I couldn't have…

Simply Wood Birth Flower Ring: For Mothers & Mother Earth + Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Simply Wood Rings and I received an item for review. Scroll all the way down to enter the giveaway. To kick off Earth Month's eco-friendly brand features, I want to orient the discussion around our planet in the broadest sense.  I'm interested in coming to understand the way we've anthropomorphized…

Soul Flower Makes the Leggings I’ve Been Looking For + Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Soul Flower and I was provided an item for review. Scroll down for a giveaway! I have a high tolerance for impractical garments, but when it comes to everyday essentials, I am as scrutinizing as a mean girl. My t-shirts, socks, and leggings need to be particularly sturdy, because they're…

Ember Boutique: Nature and Nostalgia + A Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Ember Boutique and I was offered products for review. As much as I love my basics, a departure from plain t-shirts feels really good, particularly when it's a shoulder-baring top and the weather is unseasonably warm.  When spring blows in, I become almost unbearably nostalgic for all the spring seasons…