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.

My Favorite Vegan Makeup

Hey Guys!

Today is exciting because we are talking about vegan cruelty free makeup!  When I first went vegan it took me some time to slowly transition everything, besides food, to accompany my newly vegan lifestyle.  I wasn’t sure if I should throw away all my non-vegan makeup or just use up what I had and then replace it with vegan cruelty free stuff when I ran out.  I ended up doing a combination of the two.  I don’t really wear that much makeup so I probably was holding on to stuff that should have been thrown away a long time ago and also I’m an all or nothing person.   If you are making the transition to vegan or just wanting to switch to cruelty free products, I think it’s totally fine to use up what you’ve already bought and then just replace it with vegan/cruelty free when you need new stuff.

I can’t remember exactly how long I’ve been vegan (3.5-4 yrs) which is crazy because honestly it is one of the best things I’ve ever done.  But I’ve tried a lot of different products over the years and I’ve compiled a very very small list of the things I like and use on a daily basis.  I made a video for your viewing pleasure.  I’d love to hear what some of your FAVORITE vegan products are!  I’m always on the hunt for new products.

xo

Jessica

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

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