Posts tagged Etsy

the best eco-friendly sundresses

As the temperature keeps rising, the only thing I want to put on these days is… nothing at all, really. Once the forecast hits 85 degrees, it just seems damn near impossible to keep cool, no matter how little clothing one wears. So, I’ve been wearing the only item that feels close to going around in the nude: the sundress.

This sweet little design was practically made for those sweltering days when the most you want on your body is a slight piece of cotton. And, fortunately for us eco-friendly fashionistas, you don’t have to look too hard to find a sustainable version of this item of clothing. There are plenty of places to find sundresses made from organic, recycled, or sustainable materials, such as the four adorable options below.

1. American Apparel that bastion of simple cotton wear, now offers their classic summer dress in organic cotton and multitude of colors. You can’t see it, but it has an adorable criss-cross back.

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burning the wick at soy ends….

Girls love things that smell delicious — perfumes, oils, good cooking and, of course, candles. Candles can set the tone, change a room, or create a fresh-scented atmosphere. But do you ever wonder just what you’re breathing in while they’re burning down? Is it just a sweet scent or it could be icky chemicals?

The remedy? Soy candles. I recently purchased these amazing soy candles from Etsy in an effort to refresh my living space.  Perfectly scented, dye-free, and 100% soy, they’re filled into rustic 8 oz. Mason jars.  These candles are made in small batches and hand-poured. Did I mention that they’re Vegan friendly? Check out my faves below.

Pink Sangria


Pink Sangria is a thirst quenching fragrance, made with Spanish sangria, Valencia orange, and tropical pineapple slices garnished  with  a Maraschino cherry on top.

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meet amanda judge


Photos Courtesy of Untamed Petals

In 2009 Amanda Judge was working as an Ad Sales Executive at MTV Newtworks, living with her boyfriend in a small apartment in Astoria, Queens and, as a creative outlet, making beautiful, handmade headbands in her spare time. By May of that year, her boyfriend (now husband) Nick convinced her to list one of them on Esty, just for fun. And from that one little leap of faith, Untamed Petals — now a top bridal accessories company specializing in chic, feminine one-of-a-kind pieces — was born.
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