Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Feeling All Grown Up + Giveaway

How to Style A Maxi Dress For Fall
Long Necklace || Urban Outfitters, Toronto
Chunky Black Wrap || Closet swapped ;)
Closet swapping is essentially trading fashion apparel or jewelry items with others. Doing this allow you to freshen up your closet without having to spend money, purchase unnecessary items, or throw things away! This is also a fun activity to do with a group of friends.
Olive 5 Way Maxi || Seamly.Co via c/o #insideout
I love this company because they (1) began as a crowdfunded startup to create versatile clothing, (2) are made of recycled remnant USA fabric, (3) are fully produced in the USA, (4) are women-run, (5) use eco friendly packaging, and (6) are based in Denver... which is such a beautiful city haha. 
Leather Brown Boots in Wide || Clarks

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This past weekend I had the beautiful opportunity to fly across the country to photograph a wedding in Niagara Falls. While I was there I also booked sessions with families and even a pageant girl! I feel very blessed and successful because my photography has come to a point where I am traveling to share this talent with others. It is exciting, but also a bit scary because it means that another set of doors are opened. What is a gal to do when God closes two doors and opens 3 more?


Feeling All Grown Up,
Christine

Runs through 10/23/14 at 11:59pm PST. 

P.S. I received a comment on my Spring 2014 Eco Ethical Fashion Haul and am now compelled to create a Fall 2014 Eco Ethical Fashion Haul video for my Youtube Channel. So be on the look out for that! This dress will be included. hehe.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mid Fall: Styling Fashion For Good

Bandero Statement Necklace | 31 Bits
31 Bits empowers women in Uganda to rise above poverty through above sustainable living wage employment and education. The beads on their jewelry are all made from recycled magazine material!
Grey Side Slit Maxi Dress | Threads for Thought via Seed People's Market
Threads for Thought is high quality sustainable eco fashion company with a commitment to safe and fair labor manufacturing. Seed People's Market is a collective in Costa Mesa, California which sells all social good products (I personally consider it to be my glittery fairyland).
Black Cardigan | H&M Conscious Collection
H&M's Conscious Collection came about as a reaction to the results of the Bangladesh Factory Fire and there after, their integral participation in creating the Bangladesh Accord. Although... their line does not seem to be growing in stores or selling off as well as I would liked it have to. 
Silver Freedom Bird Bangle | Relevee Jewelry benefiting Made By Survivors
This is one of my favorite jewelry companies (tied for first). All of their jewelry is created in India and sourced locally in India. Their pieces are all made by survivors of human trafficking as a way to not only help break the cycle of sex trafficking of women in India, but to break gender stereotypes by training women as goldsmiths! 

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"Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. In thanksgiving, I'll be a living sancturary for you."
- Sanctuary lyrics by Vineyard


The past week, plus some, has kept me one busy bee! At my internship with International Princess Project I have been shooting lifestyle photoshoots every other day with local bloggers. The blogger collaborations are a lot of work, but so much fun!  For these photoshoots, I actually contacted other social good fashion companies in the area and ended up collaborating with them. Woop Woop! Although, it wouldn't have been so successful without the email structuring advice from my PR queen-of-a-mentor! I am so blessed to have a mentor that believes in me and is willing to help me become my very best. :) Every day I realize how blessed I have been to have people around me that are willing to push me to my very best. As my trips to Ecuador and Peru approach, I feel like I am looking in to my life and wondering, "who is that lucky chick and how did she get there?" All I can say is that I have seen how God gives and takes away.


Feeling Beyond Blessed,
Christine


What do you feel blessed about in your life???