Friday, August 27, 2010
Day-to-evening dresses should always be part of a versatile career wardrobe, especially if there is a lot of travel involved. And if you thought eco design only offered black T-shirt dresses, think again.
This stylish shirred cowl neck dress from Jonano is made of eco-friendly soft viscose of organically bamboo blended with organic cotton and a hint of spandex. The result is an A-line dress in bittersweet red with an extremely flattering fit and miles of style. Plus, it looks so much more expensive than its $75 price tag at www.jonano.com.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
If you feel the need to wear stilettos for a special evening out, you can really make an entrance in this pair from Chinese Laundry. They're the height of fashion two ways. First they are a striking gloss + matte exotic animal print and second they have 5in. heels offset a little by a 1/2 in. platform. A cushioned footbed and a nonskid outsole are a thoughtful part of the design.
These shoes are not part of the Chinese Laundry vegan line, but they do have manmade uppers. And the price of these skyhigh heels is fortunately not skyhigh. Get them for $99 at ChineseLaundry.com.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
One shoulder tops are top fashion now and work well for casual evenings into the fall wth a jacket or wrap. This ruffled top by Genux not only delivers on fashion it is made of a beautiful soft, eco-friendly modal fabric with just a touch of spandex.
Pair this eco design top with a simple pencil skirt, a long print skirt or jeans and you have a perfect pair-up for traveling. Price is $40 Canadian [about $38 US] from Mudsharkstreetwear.com
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Whether you choose simple, sophisticated eco fashions or mix them up with vintage and upcycled pieces for a boho chic style, this is a necklace that goes with more than one outfit. It goes with your life. Simple yet sophisticated this 18 in. necklace made of recycled silver featuring smaller spirals and a central spiral. Each is set with an 8 mm white, freshwater pearl. All are suspended from a recycled sterling silver chain. Price is $90 from Eco-Artwear http://www.eco-artwear.com.
Monday, August 16, 2010
No, all eco bags are not made of recycled candy wrappers or pop tops [although they are cute] they're not for every one. So for the latter group we suggest stylish bags made of recycled leather such as these from Amerileather. This eco design features an all over leafy design that is a new take on the recent fashion trend to adorn handbags with ruffles, scultural flowers and pleats.
These fashionable eco bags feature a roomy main compartment with a cell phone pocket, an accessory pocket and a zippered pocket to keep items neatly in place. They also have leather handles and a longer removable leather shoulder strap. With dimensions of 17 in. L x 15 in. H x 5 in. W its roomy, but not so gigantic that you need to wheel it around. And for $74.99, what a deal at http://www.amerileather.com.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Okay, you've seen this familiar silhouette, but did you know that it is available in eco-friendly fabrics? Well it is and absolutely nothing is lost in the translation. The top is 100% modal jersey spandex and the skirt is 55% Hemp, 45% organic cotton lightweight indigo denim. Lining is silk. This classic interpretation of the dirndl skirted dress has an edge that looks expensive. And while it isn't inexpensive at a price of $215 divided by 52 weeks in the year and for $4 a week its a great deal in a dress you can wear frequently, layer differently and enjoy! Available at http://www.kgracedesigns.com.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Need a little black dress than has a little something extra? This eco-friendly dress by Kelly Lane has exactly that with a geometrical belt [no two are alike] that turns this sexy black eco design halter dress into something special. And you’ll love the comfort of the 92% Tencel and 8% Lycra fabric. Change the belt, add a jacket and its an ideal day to evening combination to add to your eco clothing collection.
Kelly Lane eco fashions are made in the USA with a strong comittment to the environment and sustainability. They are limited-run, very high quality, with hand-crafted elements. Each item is made in Pennsylvania by a small group of women sewers. Catch this dress on sale now at Jute and Jackfruit for $198. http://www.juteandjackfruit.com.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Summertime and the Living is Easy. Big hat. Big shades. All you need is the perfect bag to pull it all together for a day at the pool or a weekend at the beach. That's where Black Tangerine, the indie handbag line from the UK, can give your look a little sizzle with this Paradise Cove beach bag. Created from eco-friendly jute, this bag is 21 in. wide and 12 in. tall, so it also works great as a handbag. Image it with retro inspired sunglasses and sundress you can see yourself being dazzling even in the shade while sipping your eco friendly vodka or rum drink. See, you're already there, just place the order [under $16 US]at http://www.blacktangerine.co.uk.
Monday, August 9, 2010
What a beautiful, romantic organic cotton denim skirt by Couvert. Swirls of bias cut panels give it a flattering fit close to the body at the waistline and swooping out toward the bottom. Each panel is perfectly acceented with a rosette at the bottom.
Waist up tp 32"; Hips up to 37"; and Length 37". Other sizes available for custom order. Price $97. http://www.couvert.etsy.com
Friday, August 6, 2010
When you find a top that has this much style you just know you’re going to enjoy it for a long time. It’s the Dorothy top from Sublet clothing! It’s so simple yet so stylish and adds just the right amount of volume to balance out all of the narrow fashion bottoms. Add a black pencil skirt and the party is on. Add skinny jeans and you’re off to have a latte with friends. Designed using a hemp/cotton blend with organic cotton details. And right now it is on sale for $74 at www.greenwithglamour.com.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Classy on both sides. Cri de Coeur’s Hannah present a sandal view from one side and an almost boot view from the other. The result is an extremely versatile pair of sophisticated, earth friendly eco shoes created using a cool ultrasuede material made from recycled plastic. These eco shoes are stilletos with a 3.5" heel with a 1/2" platform, which means it only feels like a classic 3 “ heel. They’ll set you back $280 and are available on http://cri-de-coeur.com.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This fashionably long cowl collared tunic from Raw Earth Wild Sky knows no season. It's perfect in warm weather and really makes a statement over pants, skirts, leggings or jeans. Toss it over white linen pants now and over leggings with a cardigan later. The collar can pull up and be worn as a hood for a sporty look or draped as shown.
The fabric is 100% organic cotton dyed with low impact dye. [Color show is Tarnish. Also available in white]. Best of all, your timing couldn't be better. It's on sale for $118.40 at BTC Elements. Online visit http://www.btcelements.com.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Okay, no doubt you already have leggings, but if you just decided to go green you may not have a stock of eco leggings. However, that oversight is easily fixed with these Nixxi leggings made of 66% Viscose from Bamboo, 28% Organic Cotton, and 6% Stretch. You can catch these and other eco clothing items on sale now on Nimli.com. And they won't break the bank; these nixxi eco leggings are just $40.
Leggings will definitely be around another season and you'll want to expand your eco clothing selections to include this most versatile of fashion items to layer under tunics, shorts, skirts and dresses. Stock up. http://www.nimli.com