Deux Lux Vegan Bags

One of the nice things about being a vegan blogger is discovering new companies.  There are so many amazing companies out there who are not only making great products but also helping the environment and animals in the process.  I find most of them via instagram, but every once in awhile one will reach out.   I recently had someone from Deux Lux send me an email and I immediately fell in love with their bags.  They asked I would like one and DUH of course I did 🙂

As some of you may or may not know, this year my goal is to only support companies that align with my vegan lifestyle, buy less stuff in general, thrift a lot more and to stop buying any fast fashion (the stuff I already own I will continue to wear until it falls apart but won’t be purchasing anything new from said stores).  With wanting to consume less, when brands reach out I really have to ask myself “Is this something I will actually use or wear?” If the answer is no, then I politely decline the offer.

One of the many things I love about Deux Lux is that it’s not only vegan + cruelty free, PETA approved, but it’s also “proudly woman owned” company.  Their story via the Deux Lux website

“Inspired by art, architecture, movies, vintage jewelry, the runways, and (our favorite muse) color, Deux Lux strives to bring grace and whimsy to every collection in a way that is accessible to all women.

Deux Lux bags are always designed with the word “happy” in mind and their universal appeal is the reason they can be found the arms of women from Tulsa to Tokyo.

Deux Lux is carried in boutiques and stores across the country and internationally, and has been featured in blogs, television shows and magazines from Oprah to Lucky to InStyle. Stay tuned…”

Also…they can monogram your bag, which I think adds such an awesome personal touch.  Monogramming is great for gift giving as well.  I got the Annabelle Tote and I love it!  It’s a pretty big bag so it’s perfect if you want to throw your computer in your bag, pack all your clothes for the weekend or use it as a beach bag.  It also features a cute little coin bag/wallet that can be detached.  Be sure to check out their website here.

Polka Dots

I love me a cropped onsie, especially when it’s got polka dots and ruffles!  Perfect for summer and you can dress up or dress down depending on where you’re going.

Jumper: Princess Polly

Jacket: Blank NYC

Shoes: Aerosoles

Necklace: House Of Harlow 1960

 

VEGAN LEATHER JACKET

I’ve been looking for a vegan leather jacket for awhile but hadn’t been able to find the right one.  I’d known about Blank NYC but had never really perused their catalog.  Guys!!!! They have such amazing stuff and it’s  all their “leather” is vegan!  Hooray.  And aside from those, they have a ton of other great clothes.

I love supporting companies who share the same vision as me.   I get stopped so often in Los Angeles by people who ask about my bags, or my shoes, or clothes and more than half the time they are shocked when the find out their vegan.  I feel like if I can help one person to stop supporting the harming of animals, then I’m doing my job (though I’d like to reach a shit load of people).

I never preach at people, I find that has an adverse effect on them.  I just share when people ask, and educate people at how easy it is to be vegan.  My mom just came to visit for a week and she at vegan the whole time and was blown away at the food she was eating.  So much so that she, the woman who swore she would never give up half and half, ordered Nutpods off amazon to have when she went back to New Mexico because she loved it so much.  So that is one small victory.  Starting at 69 is never too late.

Jacket: Blank NYC

Skirt: Olaf Design Studio

Shoes: Lulu’s

Necklace: Kendra Scott

Olaf Design Studio

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One of the things I love about the internet is that it connects you with people that you never knew existed.  I am constantly discovering new clothing lines via the inter web,  and I especially love ones that share the same values as me, which is why I was stoked to discover Olaf Design Studio.  Their mission statement: “Build a wardrobe of beautiful, flattering essentials and feel good getting dressed every morning. Vegan. Sustainable. Ethical. These are the cornerstones of what we’re all about. A Brisbane based label where everything is designed and made under one roof, using fabrics that are friendly to animals and the environment. They look better, feel better and wear longer. Simple, classic staple pieces that never go out of style. It is my hope that by creating and consuming mindfully, we will discourage the pervasive view of clothing as disposable.”

The line is so airy and feminine.  It’s perfect for the Southern California weather.  One thing I love about smaller, independent clothing lines are the personal touches.  When my package arrived there were cute little hand written notes on how to wash the clothes.  Now, that might not sound exciting, but the fact that someone took the time to make them means they care.  This such an awesome line and I love supporting it, oh and 10% of all sales are donated to Animals Australia…HOW COOL IS THAT!?!

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Pansy Shirt in Ocean Washed Crepe

Yarrow Skirt in Black Cotton Twill

Boots

Necklace: House of Harlow 1960 and Warrior by Naomi