august AWEAR look

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Latest outfit post for AWEAR // http://www.awear2014.com

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Entire outfit made in the USA (besides the Child of Wild Necklace)

Shirt and jumper from LF La Jolla

Hat by Janessa Leone (made in LA)

Watch by Pandeia

Jewelry is mostly Mermaid by Hand, Child of Wild Necklace

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Photography by my lover Matthew Hickey

Edited by yours truly

 

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lex. weinstein.

I know its not Wednesday, but here is my Woman Crush a day early. Meet Lex Weinstein. This brilliantly creative wanderer currently calls Byron Bay home. She left the 9-5 “stable life” in search of inspiration and adventure. If you follow her blog or Instagram its pretty obvious she has found just that. It has been an honor to watch this beautiful woman’s journey unfold. She has an air of confidence and self love that I truly admire. Here are some photos from her feature in Majestic Disorder Magazine, shot by the also super talented Carly Brown, who happens to be a great friend of Lex’s. (OK woman crush x 2)

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Photography by Carly Brown

http://www.carlybrownphotography.com

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The feature showcases all of Lex’s favorite Byron Bay labels, as a few favorites of my own….see her blog post for all the details!

http://blog.lexweinstein.com

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Feature in Majestic Disorder Mag

http://majesticdisorder.com

awear aloha

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Every wondered where your clothes were made? Or who made them? Those are the kinds of questions Awear is urging consumers will start asking. I’m sure by now you have heard about the Bangladesh factory collapse…If not, please enlighten yourself here (http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/26/these-retailers-involved-in-bangladesh-factory-disaster-have-yet-to-compensate-victims/)and ask yourself, is buying that cute, uber cheap dress REALLY worth someone else’s safety, possibly their life…

Some tips to becoming more Awear when purchasing clothing:

1. purchase USA made

2. shop at thrift stores

3. purchase fairtrade items

4. eco friendly, sustainability, or vegan

5. check out more on the Awear website at http://www.awear2014.com and see how YOU can join this amazing movement 🙂

Our outfit details:

Dress from Aloha Sunday, made in the USA by Wonderland Honolulu

Vintage brass shell purse from etsy

Beachy tee on Matt is thrifted, as well as his jeans

kindred spirits + gypsylovinlight

For at least the past year or so, two amazing women have inspired me nearly every single day. Welcome Helen of Gypsylovinlight and our favorite Junk Gypsy, Belinda of Kindred Spirits (although her perfectly curated collection of “junk” is far from junk. She offers beautiful, globally handmade and fair-trade goods, vintage, & recycled items). Among the masses of bohemian blogger babes and gypsy inspired labels, these two always stand out. Authenticity and a strong passion for what they do is so evident.

I wanted to share this beautiful interview from Belinda’s blog:

Gypsy Lovin Light is all about….

 sharing my inspirations and love of styling, creativity and expression. I love to inspire others to feel free, to follow their heart’s desire, in fashion and life.

Morning ritual….

A simple morning mantra “I love and accept myself just as I am”  Followed by a cup of chai and getting my kids ready for school :)

Favourite meal…..

my husbands fajitas….soooo amazing!

Drink….

I make an awesome strawberry margarita ;)

Jewellery or Shoes….

JEWELLERY!!!! haha! This gypsy needs her jewels ;)

 I  never leave home without….

jewellery. It’s represents more to me than a physical symbol of beauty. It’s my talisman, my protection, a reflection of my mood, my soul’s light.

My own style is…

really a reflection of my inner spirit. Each day it changes depending on my energy and inspirations. It’s being who I am, being authentic, choosing to wear what I like, and loving and accepting myself. That is real freedom. In fashion and in life. One day you’ll find me mermaiding on the beach dripping in shells and crochet, the next day I’m wearing a rocker tee, shredded denim, piled with vintage jewels. I love how free I feel in not defining my style. I let it be what ever I want to be and express. There are no limits.

The year ahead…..

Wow no idea. Just loving the ride I’m on and taking it one moment at a time.

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Thank you Belinda for the lovely interview on our favorite style icon, and Helen thank you for allowing us a peek into your life & creativity  🙂

SEE FULL BLOG POST AND MORE PHOTOS AT http://www.kindred-spirits.com.au/?p=5584

Shop Kindred Spirits here