Konnichiwa!!! We're back from Japan and we had a blast! I'm still dreaming (day and night) about our experiences and just can't wait to go back again and this time for a more permanent vacay ;)

After 1 year 5 months of keeping my shopping to a bare minimum, I finally went shopping in Harajuku. Except for the bag and shoes, all the clothing I bought were second-hand.

Shot location is the Arashiyama bamboo forest and surrounding gardens in Kyoto.

What I'm Wearing:

Shirt: ZIBtextiles from Etsy  
Jacket (red/black): 100% cotton, second hand bought from Rag Tag Harajuku
Jacket (blue) : Borrowed from hubby 
Slim belt: Vegan 
Tights: 95% cotton bought in India
Shoes: Vegan and ethical from Cri de Coeur
Bag: Vegan by Issey Miyake Bao Bao Collection


Do you put away your summer clothes in winter? I don't. This way I have more items to play with and mix and match. I use light summery clothes to layer and to add print to my outfit (most of my summer clothes are printed). Here, I winterized my cotton jumpsuit by adding a bulky sweater and tights. 

These geeky tights were love at first sight!  I ripped four of my tights this winter and I was looking to replace them with some graphic tights. These have become a conversation starter as I've had many people ask me if I've scanned the barcode (and some even whipped their phone out to try and scan it!). Love 'em!

The bulky vintage nordic sweater replaced two 4-year old GAP sweaters. The GAP sweaters just got so visibly bobbly! Not cool. 

What I'm Wearing:
Sweater: 100% acrylic; Vintage from ShopIndie
Jumpsuit: 100% cotton; Bought in India
White tights: Handprinted silkscreened tights made in NY from NylonJournal
Over the knee socks (worn short): 80% bamboo from SockDreams
Sandals: Vegan and ethical from Cri de Coeur

Vegan XO

Quite literally... it is xo for vegan couture!

Last Fall, I was on the lookout for a winter coat that was warm, sustainable, ethical and vegan. The search was going to be tedious, had it not been for Leanne from Vaute Couture. I met Leanne last year at Vegan FNO and fell in love with not just the coats she made, but her enthusiasm for cruelty free fashion. All the coats are made in New York City fashion district with 100% recyclable polyester fibers. The coat liner is 100% recycled and recyclable fibers. This tag makes me happy.

Anyhoo, I invested in a Vaute winter coat, that I see myself wearing for many winters to come; and I wore this winter coat to New York Fashion Week to support Leanne and Vaute. Some photos below. But before that -

What I'm Wearing:
Jacket: Vaute Couture (Vegan, ethical, sustainable)
Collar: ZIBTextilesEtsy 
Shirt: Basic black from Uniqlo
Shrug: Bought at a crafts market, India
Skirt: Bought eons ago in India
Socks: American Apparel
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa (Vegan, Made of recycled plastic, 100% recyclable; Ethical company)

...and they were rescue dogs on the runway, up for adoption! so cute, no?


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