Can you mix animal prints in one outfit? Seeing spots? How dare I wear leopard with more leopard! But look how I made it work – I wear two different color combinations of leopard print, and I separate the two with a solid, neutral color (my shorts). Click here to see how the fabulous Laura of LollieShopping.com conquers the look!
April 27, 2011
Top 10 Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts (GreenHouseofFashion Guest Post)
Via our friends at GreenHouseofFashion.com:
You green your wardrobe, you green your makeup, you green your every-day life, but do you green your MOM?! Well it’s time to start—goodness knows I have. Mother’s Day is just around the corner (on May 8th -write that down), so hopefully you are preparing adequately and by that I mean, planning on getting her an eco-friendly present. After all, we should take care of Mother Earth on this annual holiday as well, shouldn’t we?
I know this day can sneak up on a child. You turn around and WAM- you didn’t get a gift and your having brunch with the madre in two days and you’re screwed. So let this serve as a reminder and a source for easy, one-two-click suggestions, for great eco-friendly Mother’s Day Gifts.
My Top Ten Picks:
1. A pair of original Tom’s Shoes, $44, Toms.com: Though I’m sure you’re familiar, these kicks are part of the One for One Movement, where one pair purchased (by YOU for your MOM), means one pair given to a child in need. They’re super comfortable and great for any mom to slip on for errand-running, walking the dog, walking to work or even just to throw a little eco-style into the mix.
2. It’s a Small World Diaper Bag, $119, Nordstrom: Does your mom/wife need to schlep around a ton of stuff all day? Maybe you need a gift for a mom of an un-potty-trained youngster? Not only is this really freakin’ cute (and could totally be used as a regular tote sans diapers), but it is crafted with eco-friendly organic cotton. It has loads of pockets for bottles, cell phones, diapers, wipes, you name it, and multiple straps for various carrying positions.
3. Sheila Fajl Quartz Necklace, $270, Endless.com: This gorgeous pendant necklace is handmade by artisans in Brazil using responsible, eco-friendly manufacturing processes. A stylish mother can don this gorgeous necklace every day as it goes with virtually any outfit-casual, fancy, corporate, you name it. She’ll love it (and you even more), for sure.
4. Sprout Watch, $64, Amazon.com: Sprout makes a seemingly endless array of chic eco-friendly watches. They use corn resin, which is 99% biodegradable to carbon dioxide and water within 365 days, conflict free diamonds, organic cotton, bamboo and more earth-friendly materials while remaining constantly aware of their environmental impact. If you don’t love my pick below, you’ll definitely be able to find one that suits the mom you’re buying for, so check out the full collection.
Want more suggestions? Click through to GreenHouseofFashion.com for six more fabulous suggestions!