|Blazer & Pants- Thrifted; Boots- Aldo; Knee Highs- Gap; Ring- Fashion Museum of Bath, UK; Earrings- Nia Kaia; Nail Polish- Midnight Sky by Sally Hansen|
Sometimes an outfit starts with an item of clothing but more often for me I start with an accessory and build the ensemble around a pair of shoes, a hat or a piece of jewellery. I bought this pair of earrings back in December at a launch party for local jewellery designer Leah Clement. They are part of the Nia Kaia line, sustainable jewellery that is designed to make women "look and feel good without harming people or the planet". I've been waiting for the perfect outfit in which to incorporate these earrings and decided on my bright red vintage blazer (complete with shoulder pads- my homage to Super Bowl Sunday!), a pair of skinny black pants and my favourite boots. I wore this yesterday for a delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, followed by a breathtaking performance of The Walk, an Ottawa play about women being trafficked into the sex industry.
For someone that is an ethical consumer when it comes to food, I find it important to wear sustainable clothing (hence my love for thrifting) and jewellery when possible. My Nia Kaia earrings are made from recycled cardboard, handmade paper created from renewable sources and gold beeswax paint.
Do you enjoy wearing sustainable clothing (thrifted, vintage or eco-friendly pieces) or would you prefer to shop retail?