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5 Simple Ways to Help Protect Our Planet (and in some cases out wallets!)

25 Apr

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Fashion, Polyvore

“The geometry issue” by pensivepeacock on Polyvore

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Tube Top: H&M || Skirt: Gap (this was a dress from a clothing swap, ofcourse ūüėČ || Shoes: Gap Outlet Store

Today’s outfit post was inspired by Earth Day (and this Polyvore set), which just passed a couple of days ago on April 22nd.¬†The¬†pictures were taken at my friend’s building’s green roof. They are growing all sorts of wonderful veggies up there and when they are ready to be picked they will be distributed amongst residents and others interested in taking part¬†in their share program.¬†Pretty cool for a building in the middle of NYC, huh?¬†So how can we do our little parts in helping to protect and preserve this wonderful planet of ours? Some things i already do are:

  • Carry¬†a reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable bottles of water .
  • Bring my lunch to work in reusable tupperware.¬†I save so much money by bringing my lunch and coffee/tea to work, its actually one of the tips i often give my clients that i advice financially.
  • Take part in clothing swaps. My readers will already know that this is one of my favorite ways to save money on clothing, but it’s also good for the environment because it keeps good clothing out of land fills.

But, speaking of clothing and textiles, did you know that those should be recycled too?! For some reason this is one thing i had not thougth to do before. We all know that recycling bottles and news papers is a great way to protect our environment and are pretty familiar with how to do it, but i find that clothing and textiles are not as easy to know what to do with. So for my 5th simple way to help protect our environment, which i will have to start to do too:

  • Find a clothing and textiles recycling program near you. According the non-profit organization GrowNYC  ļNYC residents discard 193,000 tons of textiles every year. ļ And thats only one city! GrowNYC has a clothing and textiles recycling program, and according to them these items are either donated to be reused if it’s in good condition, or it is sold to be reincarnated into a plethora of things, such as rags.

So what are some ways you take care of our lil’ ol space in space?

Yours in Inspiration,

Wendy Coral

P.S. The cute dog, location and pictures were all courtesy of my my friend Josie Bisono, whom took the Shop your Closet Challenge a few posts ago :). Thanks for being such good sports, Rocky and Josie!

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An Ode To Audrey

2 Jan

My inspiration for today’s outfit came from one of my favorite instagramer’s new shop, apjshop. Check it out:

 

Inspiration Outfit || Part of instagramer Instapam's new clothing shop, apjshop

Inspiration Outfit || Part of instagramer Instapam’s new clothing shop, apjshop

What i liked about the outfit aside from the fact that i have a very similarly shaped blouse and a tule skirt, is that the shape of the blouse is reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s style. I love the simplicity and elegance this outfit exudes, just like miss Hepburn herself.

 

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My top is Kensie and was part of a dear friend’s donation pile a while back, and she thought it would be perfect on me. The skirt is from Strawberry. It used to be tiered the way the skirt in the inspiration outfit is, but after a while i felt it was too short on me so i had my mother take it apart and sew it back together into the shape you see today. I am lucky gal to have a seamstress at my fingers tips for…well…whenever she feels like helping a sister out. What do you think of my outfit? how well did i recreate the look?

Bisou,

Wendy Coral

 

Ginger Pinks

21 Nov

This week i teamed up with the talented Janese Castro, mastermind behind the online accessories store Ginger Pinks. If you take a look at some of my previous posts you’ll notice i don’t often accesorize. That is for two reasons, 1. i own a limited amount of cool accessories, 2. I’m not always sure what will look good with what. Enter Janese with her amazing talent for picking beautiful, cool jewels that work perfectly with an outfit.¬†When she laid all the beautiful pieces she’d brought¬†out on my dining table i felt like a kid in a candy store:

Jewels: Ginger Pinks

Here are some of my favorites up close and personal:

We had quite a good time trying on jewels before the shoot.

Left: Janese Castro, Right: Mua

I dont think i would’ve ever paired such girlie items like the krystal necklace and bracelet with the chunkier and colorful bangles, but once i had them on they worked! I fell in love ‚̧

 

I feel blessed to have such talented and resourceful people in my life. You may be surprised at just how willing people are to help you look great. So next time you have a style conundrum, all it may take is a browse through your contacts and phone call.

Click here for my outfit Inspiration.

What i wore:

Sweet Romeo knit top via Daffy’s

ApartStyle pleather skirt

Dolce Vita nude pumps via Marshall’s

Louis Vuitton nude bag c/o Janese Castro

 

 

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