I'm loving this Panama style hat from Cuyana. The perfect summertime accessory to tame your mane and protect your skin from getting too much sun. Eco Creds: Handwoven in Ecuador with 100% Toquilla Straw.
This summer has proved to be a very busy travel time for me (being 'home-free' might have something to do with it... hehe) and as a result I find my skin needing some travel TLC. These products are the beauty essentials I would recommend to anyone logging more travel hours than spin cycle classes to help keep your skin in tip top shape.
IN TRANSIT SPRAY ON MOISTURE, This Works Skincare, 18 GBP. A lightweight moisturizer in spray on form that is perfect for summer and easy to reapply throughout the flight to keep skin hydrated.
TIRED EYES TOPICAL MARINE TREATMENT OIL, Marie Veronique Organics, $200. The price is hefty but so are the results! By increasing the formation of collagen, this miracle treatment creates thicker, younger and brighter skin with noticeable results in just three months.
BLUE CLAY SPOT TREATMENT MASK, Herbivore Botanicals, $18. Stale airplane air really wreaks havoc on my skin and I rest assured that I can fix any blemishes that pop up with a treatment mask. This one is especially great because you travel with it in the dry form and add water when ready to use. Do an all over application and leave on for 10- 15 minutes, or use as a spot cream overnight.
TEA TREE LIP BALM, Swanson, $1.99. If you haven't tried tea tree lip balm yet, you are in for a treat! Not only is it wonderfully refreshing (imparting a slight tingle), it has natural antibacterial properties that help ward off germs floating in the flight cabin. Double trouble in the best way!
SILK SLEEPING MASK, Lovarti, $18.29. Splurge on a silk sleeping mask as the silk fabric helps fend off wrinkle marks and protect your delicate eye area as you snooze. This one is handmade from an Etsy maker in Poland.
My good friends at Amour Vert are hosting yours truly for a book signing for Wear No Evil this Saturday (July 26, 2014) from 12- 3pm PST. If you are in the Bay Area, I hope you will stop by and say hello and check out the eco chic offerings from one of my favorite brands.
Is there anything better than an easy, stylish jumpsuit? How about a couple of separates that look like a jumpsuit (it makes visits to the restroom much more convenient- believe me). I was lucky enough to sport this two piece 'jumpsuit' by the talented Daniel Silverstein (whose label is made in the garment district of NYC using a zero waste design method) on a hot summer day in New York City.
Lightweight and flowy, I felt like a an autumn leaf swept along the sidewalks by the breeze. If you have yet to try the wide-leg-high-waisted trend, I can't recommend it enough. Such a great summer staple! Pair with a matching top or a contrasting color for a bit of color-blocking.
Ahh summer. A relaxed time of year when (with the right pieces) you can 'grab and go' and be ready for an afternoon in the park, a stop by to a friend's bbq party, or even a poolside cocktail. Here are the five key pieces to make your summer living (or traveling!) effortlessly chic.
MADE IN AFRICA TOTE, Sass & Bide, $140. This standout shopper tote was handmade in Kenya as part of the United Nations ethical fashion program.
LEATHER WALLET, Cuyana, $120. Handmade in Argentina from soft pellet leather. This classic style delivers function and fashion for years to come.
CHAPEAU, Master & Muse with Patachacuti, $47.60. This eco-friendly hat, certified by the World Fair Trade Organization is made from straw with contrasting textile appliqués. Made by weavers and craftsman in Panama and Ecuador.
CASTA SANDAL, Kayu, $133.40. Natural leather sandals with toe ring & metal plate detail are perfect for a boho chic look. Upper leather & rubber sole.Handcrafted in Greece by third generation shoe makers.
STONE WASHED BLUE TOWEL, Hammam 34, $78. Spun from 100% organic cotton in a deep shade of indigo, the Stonewashed towel can be used as a scarf, sarong or a beach blanket. Hand woven in Turkey from 100% organic cotton.