I’m a bad blogger for keeping these photos on my computer for so long – I took them in Germany back in September! On our last evening we took some beers to Tempelhofer field, which used to be an airport and is now a public park. I definitely took advantage of the warmer weather in Germany by spending a lot of time drinking beer outside in skimpier outfits than I could survive in Scotland. I love this dress from People Tree. I sometimes get People Tree vouchers for Christmas and whilst a lot of their stuff is a too conservative for me, they have some great simple key pieces like turtle neck shirts, cosy jumpers and this side split dress! All of their stuff is fair trade and made with environmentally friendly materials such as organic cotton, which is great and it’s certainly a business model I don’t mind investing in. I think there’s a gap in the market for eco fashion for a younger audience. A lot of “sustainable” fashion brands are minimalist, luxury and marketed towards women in their 30s+, I suppose because they have more money. This just doesn’t fit in with my aesthetic preferences and whilst vintage is great (and should always be the first choice for sustainable shopping!) some things fit better if they’re bought new and sometimes it’s nice to be able to join in with trends. Handmade brands on Etsy (like mine!) are a good option but I’d love to see something more mainstream one day, like an eco Topshop.
Outfit Details: Dress, People Tree (Similar: People Tree) / Jacket, Missguided (Similar: Missguided) / Tights, ASOS / Shoes, LA Moda (Similar: Public Desire) / Necklace, Black Moon / Lipstick, LA Splash/ Sunglasses, Fancy Dress Shop
I had lusted over these boots for ages and when I had the money to buy them they were out of stock. A couple of months of stalking the La Moda site later and they’re probably my favourite ever pair of boots. They’re tall and comfy and I think they’re the perfect chunky 90s shape. When I was last in London the sole fell off one of the boots and I had to buy some new shoes to walk home in! I was so sad, I’m reluctant to repurchase them if they’re just going to fall apart again but I rarely see boots like this for sale. I wouldn’t mind saving up for a UNIF pair but they all seem to be made from leather. Finding good quality durable shoes that I like is probably the most annoying thing about being a vegan. Sigh. Let me know if you have any suggestions!