How To Go Vegan

Hello!  Happy 2018!  I’ve been gone for a little while but now I’m back.

Toward the end of last year I felt very unmotivated and uninspired to do much of anything.  But then I really thought about what I wanted for myself in the new year and I think what resonated with me most was creating.  Doing things for myself and hopefully inspiring others.

When I first started this blog I wanted it to mainly be about vegan fashion.  However the longer I’m vegan the more I want to figure out how I can further reduce my carbon footprint.  Up until recently I had no idea how much waste was produced in the fashion industry, especially in fast fashion.  “Globally, levels of production and consumption are forecast to increase as fashion waste becomes an environmental crisis to rival plastic pollution in oceans.” That’s pretty scary.  So one of my resolutions for this year was to consume less, do more shopping that thrift stores and only support ethical fashion brands that align with my lifestyle.  Brands that are doing their part as well to reduce their carbon footprint.

So the focus of this blog is shifting slightly but hopefully for the better.  I want to connect with more of the vegan community and help those who are interested in any facet of veganism in any way possible.  Some people just want to learn how to supplement more vegan meals into their lives, or are looking for dairy alternatives, etc and so I made my first youtube video to kick things off.  There are going to be a lot of great things on the channel this year so please subscribe if you’re into that kind of thing 🙂

xo

J

I’m on Youtube!!!!!

Guys, I’m super excited to announce that I have officially launched my youtube channel!  I’m going to be taking you guys all over Los Angeles to my favorite places as well as trying new food products (or just products that are new to me), reviewing beauty products, showing you fashion stuff and so much more!  So be sure to subscribe if any of that stuff sounds interesting to you!

xo,

Jessica

Color Block Sweater

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Every year at Christmas, my dad and stepmom go to Kauai to escape the harsh Chicago winters.  Some years I’m lucky enough to tag along, this year being one of them.  If you’ve never been to Hawaii, I highly recommend you go at least once.  It’s really a stunning group of islands with such different topography than what we have on the mainland.  Lush, green, tropical…it really needs to be experienced.

This year was much milder than previous years.  I didn’t bring anything “warm” because it was Hawaii but I had thrown in this cute color block sweater (not a warm sweater more like a sweater you wear in California when it’s 60 degrees kind of sweater) that I got from SheIn just before I left.

I’ve been super into solid colors lately, especially white, so when I saw this online I had to get it.  It’s cropped, it comfy and so versatile.  I rocked it with shorts one day as well.  I had also brought along my new, snazzy (do people still use that word?) flats from Gunas, who primarily make hand bags but they did a limited run on shoes and I was lucky enough to get in on that shit before they ran out.

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Side note: I was too scared to put all of my weight on that vine because I was afraid it would have broken.

Sweater

Jeans: Mossimo

Shoes: Gunas

 

Wraps and Flares

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I went home to New Mexico a few weeks ago.  Fall is one of the best time of times a year to go because the weather is cool, people are roasting chile on the side of the road and leaves are changing.  I always go to Santa Fe to get my shopping on.  The plaza is a great place to buy turquoise and silver at a good price.  There is one store off San Francisco street that I always go to get wraps.  Of course like an asshole, I don’t remember the name of it, but I will try and find it.

Wraps are perfect of fall and living in Southern California, year round.  They are cozy but not quite as heavy as a jacket.  Oh, and they are the BEST on airplanes because they double as a blanket.  This one perfectly represents the southwest with the patterns.  I also love the colors.  And lastly, its 100% acrylic!  No wool and no animals harmed in the making of it and costs a whooping $35.  What a steal.  I will find out the name of the store for you guys…

Wrap: Store on the plaza

Top: Forever 21

Jeans: Mother’s Denim

Shoes: Lulu’s

Photos: Becca Murray