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Quince: Affordable Cashmere & a Game-Changing Business Model

Quince: Affordable Cashmere & a Fascinating Business Model For the past several months, I’ve heard quiet buzz about Quince (pronounced kwins). In most advertising, I see it offered as an alternative to Everlane. So, I just assumed they were a middlingly transparent, direct-to-consumer model like most brands advertised to millennials these days. Quince offers a …

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Unlocked Hoops: Ethical Jewelry & Joy

Unlocked Hoops: Ethical Jewelry & Joy The shrinking of my world due to the pandemic has left a vacuum of opportunities to experience the highs of joy. I’ve cried more – and more regularly – than ever before. But without outdoor excursions, social events, and random run-ins in the hallways, scrounging up elation is more …

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Daria Day Gemstone Jewelry: This Too Will Pass Pendant

This post was sponsored by Daria Day. Read on for a discount code. This Too Will Pass I associate the phrase, “This too shall pass,” with Lord of the Rings, but many assume it originated in the Bible. In reality, it’s a Persian adage that made its way into the English-speaking zeitgeist in the mid-1800s. …

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Sustainable Small Hoop Earrings Guide: Jewelry to Wear with a Mask

Earrings You Can Wear with a Mask In the grand scheme of things, finding the right kind of earrings to wear with a face mask is low on the list of crises. But what we wear creates a narrative about who we are. It can make us feel more powerful, more safe, or more prepared …

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Is Hemp a Sustainable Textile? Half the Footprint, Twice the Durability

Today I’m sharing a sponsored guest post written in collaboration with 8000Kicks, an upcoming Portuguese shoe brand that manufactures waterproof, hemp shoes. Edits and citations provided by me. Why Hemp is a Sustainable Textile What is Hemp? Hemp comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant and dates back to 8000 BCE, first cultivated in Taiwan for …

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Thoughtful Style | Puffed Sleeves & Sela Designs Review

Who Wore It Better? I grew up watching the Megan Follows version of Anne of Green Gables at least once a week for what seemed like years on end. There is much to love about this adaptation – Gilbert Blythe played by the late Jonathan Crombie was my first crush – but among them are …

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Why Lab Grown Diamonds Are Sustainable

Why Lab Grown Diamonds Are Sustainable Mined Diamonds The world of diamond mining and manufacturing has historically been fraught, to put it mildly. From the prevalence of child workers in the world’s unregulated mines to conflict diamonds – often called “blood diamonds” – harvested in the midst of political violence, to false marketing claims about …

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Ana Luisa | The Bride Wore Recycled Fine Jewelry

Recycled Fine Jewelry If there’s one category that has seemingly been reluctant to take up the mantle of sustainable production, it is jewelry. Among jewelry connoisseurs, there’s still this idea that the “finest” jewelry must be made with virgin gold and diamonds hewn from rocks hidden deep below the earth. Of course, there has always …

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