Winter Slow Fashion Purchases

This slow fashion journey has really been going well for me. I’m not shopping mindlessly anymore. In fact, I’m about to sew up my own little black dress to wear well…all the time. I’ve been looking for a specific style and for some reason, I can’t find it. Luckily I know how to sew on a sewing machine!

Anywho, I did buy some clothing items over the last two months to pretty much get in the habit of buying slow fashion items. Of course, I didn’t buy a whole bunch of clothing because that would be pretty expensive and defeat the purpose of my curated capsule wardrobe.

So, now I’m going to show you all the items that I’ve gotten over the past two months. Some items you have seen and some you have not! Let’s get to it!

Before I start I just want to apologize for the way some of these photos are taken. I really wanted to capture the items without having to actually put them on. If you blog, then you know the struggle of taking pictures of yourself…even with a shutter release. After reviewing the photos, I thought it would be a good idea to get a mannequin so I can show my clothes in a better-looking way. Also, it fits the aesthetic in my room so that is definitely a plus. Look out for that in the next few weeks.

I’m sure most of you have heard of Everlane if you’re interested in sustainable and ethical fashion. I purchased two t-shirts – one long sleeve and one short sleeve. The long sleeve one is made out of Pima cotton and the short sleeve is made out of 100% cotton. I wore the long sleeve already and I’m pretty sure I like it so far. Of course, I tried on the short sleeve and I really like where it stops – right above my hips. I’ll be sure to showcase these two in another blog post.IMG_2869.jpg

You guys already know about my love for cashmere…just read I’m So Wild About Cashmere and you’ll know for sure. I’m wearing the sweater as I type this post and is probably my favorite piece out of all of the items I have purchased.

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I just had to get another pair of winter leggings. They’re so comfortable, thick and so on sale that I couldn’t resist. I’m pretty sure American Apparel will be going out of business soon so I will be taking advantage of that if they are.

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Ahh, my oversized sweater-coat! I have fallen in love with this coat over and over again. Every time I put it on, I feel so fabulous and fashionable. I initially had conflicting feelings about it, but now I think it is a must have staple in everyone’s closet. Read my post about How to Rock a Sweater-Coat.img_2727

 

I’m pretty sure you all have seen this Madewell lace-up cropped sweater before. This was probably the only impulse purchase that I made since fully switching to slow fashion. I have to say that I haven’t worn it that much and I think that is because it hasn’t been that cold lately. This sweater is so thick it literally (yes literally) makes me sweat if it isn’t cold enough.img_2859

Last but not least, my South Moon Under purchase. On Christmas, I received a gift card from my parents. I saw this gorgeous bag in the store when I went in one day and had to have it! I was so excited when I got the gift card knowing that I was going to then purchase this bag when I got the chance. When I went online to purchase it, the whole store was having a 50% off sale. Oh, what luck! Now the bag is mine and I shall wear it on my nights out to make the ultimate statement!

That’s all of my slow fashion purchases you guys. I think I’m done shopping for winter since I have all of my essentials now. It may even be time to move on to some spring purchases. Thanks for reading as always!

ChelsiKay

 

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Winter Slow Fashion Purchases

3 thoughts on “Winter Slow Fashion Purchases

  1. The sweater coat might actually be my favorite! All of the pieces are great though. I am just beginning to venture into the “slow fashion” world, but also am currently downsizing my wardrobe to just keep items that I truly love. I have a feeling I will need a few extra pieces to supplement what is left after my purge. I really love Everlane, but do you have recommendations for other ethical clothing companies too?

    1. Thank you! The sweater-coat is my favorite too! Well to start, theres Madewell, Reformation and LaCausa. If you’re not wanting to spend too much (under $100) try Ethica. Also consider looking into local small businesses, they more often than not make/source their own clothing. 🙂

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