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Vegan Versions / Iridescent

1 May

STELLA MCCARTNEY // Iridescent Sequined Top$877.48

Though we’re still pretty early into spring, one big trend you can expect to see a lot of this season is iridescent. Iridescent doesn’t necessarily mean sequins and shimmer, but more of a holographic type look which if you ask me is WAY cool!

Vegan’s don’t have to miss out on all the fun. Here’s some of my favorite pieces out in stores that are vegan friendly and rock this trend HARD. Even vegan designer hero Stella McCartney has several items in her spring line which make being vegan and on-trend totally lust worthy.  I kinda want every piece in her shoe collection right now.

Here’s some great high and low budget items to work the trend.


FOREVER 21 // Iridescent Crescent Necklace $6.80

CHARLOTTE RUSSE // Clear Heel Iridescent Lace-Up Bootie $54.50
 
 
 
 

TOUCH UPS // Tammy Loafer  $37.99


BCBGENERATION // Rockie Dress Sandals $89.00

STELLA MCCARTNEY // Mirror Prism Pump $760

STELLA MCCARTNEY // Faux-Snake Flat Ankle-Wrap Sandal $445

STELLA MCCARTNEY //  Silver Irridescent Snake Print Ballet $395
 
 

What do you think of the iridescent trend?

 
 
 
 
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Jill Milan Luxury Vegan Handbags

24 Apr

Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch
Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch $2,500

How sexy is this clutch?  Did I mention it’s vegan?  I wish I was famous and could attend red carpet events just so I could carry it for a few hours.  If my wish came true, I wouldn’t be the only starlet to grace the red carpet with this clutch.  Anne Hathaway (my vegan fashion girl crush BTW) and Kerry Washington have both had this bag on their arm working the carpet, and oh is it fabulous!

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This particular bag is a Jill Milan Art Deco clutch, and one of many evening, day and business bags the vegan luxury designer makes. They are truly a luxury brand, with all their pieces crafted in Italy. All their pieces feature the highest quality PVC-free and cruelty-free faux leathers and patents, velvets and ultrasuedes.

One reason I’m crushing on Jill Milan’s pieces is not only are they gorgeous and luxurious, but their pieces aren’t accidentally vegan. They are a luxury brand 100% focused on working with vegan materials. In fact, the company supports several organizations furthering the protection of animal welfare. They’ve also been a sponsor of The Genesis Awards, which is an event hosted by The Humane Society of the United States which honors members of the media and entertainment industries for works promoting animal welfare. If that isn’t the most beautiful definition of glamour and philanthropy I don’t know what is.

If money was no object, I’d have all of these in my closet or on my arm. How amazing are these?

Jill Milan Soho Oversized Carry all

Jill Milan Soho Oversized Carryall $1400Jill Milan Hollywood Hills Crossbody

Jill Milan Hollywood Hills Crossbody $650Jill Milan Newbury Street Portfolio

Jill Milan Newbury Street Portfolio $800

So if anyone would like buy me a Jill Milan Art Deco clutch and fly me out to LA for the next Genesis Awards so I have a fancy schmancy event to wear it to, I’d totally be game.  Just sayin’.

Loving This Deux Lux Bag

18 Apr

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So a few weeks ago I ordered this Deux Lux bag via a Gilt sale and OMG I am so glad I did.  I love it so much I just wanted to share.

That is all!

Colored and Patterned Jeans for Spring

3 Apr


JUSTFAB Signature Skinny Ombre $39.99

Over the past few weeks I’ve been completely uninspired to get dressed in the morning.  When I tried to figure out why, the answer was simple.  I hadn’t cleaned out my closet in over a year (where I usually do it every 6 months) and much of what I had I simply didn’t like anymore or didn’t fit.  I thank Crossfit for that.

So I finally did a big purge a few weekends ago and sold off most of what I was getting rid of, which then gives me some funds to buy new stuff!

The thing I was needing the worst to complete my wardrobe after I cleaned it out was new pants.  None of my pants fit properly anymore because of Crossfit.  I couldn’t get anything up over my quads anymore.  So first thing I decided to shop for was some new jeans.  Luckily my job is business casual, so I can wear jeans so long as they aren’t standard blue jeans.  Colored and patterned jeans are totally acceptable in my office, which is awesome because this spring that’s exactly what’s on trend so there are tons of options!

These are some of my most recent additions you’ll see on the blog soon enough.  I can’t wait to wear them all!

JUSTFAB Signature Skinny Printed in Black and White Snake $39.95

hmprod2H&M Slim Regular Jeans $29.95

Can’t wear these to the office, but they’re great for weekends.  I’ve been wanting ripped jeans for a while and these were inexpensive enough to try the trend without breaking the bank.

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H&M Ankle Length Pants $34.95

I actually got these in a super cool black colored lace overlay version.  Couldn’t find it on their website.

NYDJ Alina Tuxedo Stripe Jeggings $130.00

What’s your favorite denim trend for spring?

Compassion Couture Earth Month Sale

1 Apr

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I’ve been having some tech issues getting photos of my camera, which means a delay in blog posts on my end.  Luckily I heard from Jill at Compassion Couture with news of their awesome sale I can share with you instead!

In honor of Earth Month, Compassion Couture is having a HUGE sale – 7 Days Only! From April 1st – April 7th.  Receive 20% off full priced items with code EarthMonth20 and 10% off already reduced items with code EarthMonth10. It’s perfect timing to spruce up your cruelty-free wardrobe!

They’ve also recently added a bunch of new vegan/eco brands such as CoraLlei, Krze Studio & Ella Vickers.

So do yourself a favor and stock up on some cute sandals for spring.  And get a pedicure.  Spring is here!

forAnima

20 Mar

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forAnima is live!

I’ve been hearing rumors about forAnima, the all vegan online marketplace for a while now.  forAnima is essentially an all vegan online shopping experience.  All the businesses are vegan focused, as well as the products.  A compassionate Etsy if you will.

I’m not going to lie.  When I first heard of the concept I was a bit skeptical.  In general I don’t find very many vegan focused fashion products aside from a few brands very appealing being they lean more towards a boho aesthetic.  So I wasn’t quite sure of what to expect from forAnima.  I’m actually pleasantly surprised!  There’s a ton of stuff on here I’d totally wear from brand’s I’ve never even heard of.

Here’s a few examples.

Royal Turq Diag Dress $95

All the tees, tanks and dresses by Royal Bitch Couture $30 and up

Love Capri Leggings, perfect for yoga or Crossfit $65

Orange, Green White and Woven Cuff by Amanda Bess $12

They also have categories for shoes and handbags, men’s, children, beauty and health, food items, pets and home decor.  It’s really an all-inclusive, vegan shopping experience.

What do you think of forAnima?

DISCLOSURE: This is NOT a sponsored post.

Vegan Versions / Leather Vests

13 Feb

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I’m not sure why lately but I’ve been craving a faux leather vest for my wardrobe. I love the idea of throwing one over a blouse and a pencil skirt to wear to work, or on over a tee shirt and skinny jeans for the weekend.

Forever21 currently has a ton of options. What do you think? Which should I get?

Vegan Winter Coat Roundup

12 Nov

This post originally appeared last week on my column Vegan Vogue I write for I Eat Grass. If you haven’t stopped by I Eat Grass yet, be sure to do so!

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Vegan winter coats have come a long way. It used to be the only warm options out there were synthetic filled puffer coats. While warm, it’s sometimes hard to feel chic and sexy when you’re all puffed up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  Now with advances in fabric technology, vegans have many more options when it comes to selecting a coat to keep them warm all winter long.

While selecting new coats for myself, I had been on the lookout for a while for a vegan dress coat, as well as a warm, casual parka.  For my dress coat, I’ve fallen head over heels for my Vaute Couture Belden coat (shown on me above, $430.00).  The parka I eventually found and purchased is the Topshop Faux Fur Trimmed Parka below.   Mine is all black (from last season) and absolutely adore it. The faux fur interior keeps me super toasty.

During the Fall 2012 runway shows this past February it was all about big, boxy coat silhouettes. Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t participate in this trend, there are tons of options!  Here are some of my favorite vegan friendly coat picks currently in stores.

Topshop Faux Fur Trim Parka $196.00

Topshop Neoprene Oversize Boyfriend Coat $230.00

ASOS Neoprene Coat $86.23 (currently on sale)

Topshop Petite Check Cocoon Coat $180.00

Topshop Faux Leather Trim Baja Coat $110.00

Old Navy Women’s Long Belted Frost Free Coat $95.00*

*Edit: When I first put this round-up together, the Old Navy coat was listed as being 100% polyester and had no mention of down in the product description at all, which landed it a spot on this list.  Looks like after this post was written, an upset vegan customer posted a negative review on the coat on Old Navy’s website stating they received the coat and were very upset that on it’s label it listed goose down as a material.  This was is extremely misleading based on the website description. Old Navy since has updated their website and it’s safe to say this coat is not vegan.  Sorry for any confusion!

What vegan coat are you wearing this winter?

Vegan Vogue is a lifestyle and style column focusing on all things in vogue and vegan. More tips from Corrie Feld can be found at her website Brooklyn Bliss. Follow her on Twitter @CorrieFeld

Shopping for Sandy

7 Nov

Artists and Artisans are taking Etsy by storm right now and featuring a ton of goods with proceeds going to Sandy Relief.  Here’s some of my favorites.

Limited edition print by Yellow Heart Art $20

New Jersey State Outline Platter by Art Smith Studio $40

Handmade Slouchy Crocheted Beanie (various colors) by Cheloftheseaa $15

I Survived Hurricane Sandy 8×10 Eye Chart by CJ Prints $12.99

New Jersey (and New York, not shown) Personalized Location Pendant by Sprout1World $38

 

Handmade Customized New York or New Jersey Map Pendant Necklace by Cheloftheseaa $10

Rainbow Quatrefoil Bracelet by Small Blue Things $18

Hurricane Sandy Adopt Tee by rctees $23.00

Original Hurricane Sandy Relief Mixed Media Ink Drawing by Nicole Emond $75

 

Vaute

6 Nov

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What I’m Wearing / Vaute Couture Belden Coat / Old Navy Tee (similar) / Mavi Jeans / JustFab Avoca Boots / Husband’s Beanie

It’s election day!  I got out to vote first thing this morning before work. If you haven’t voted already, be sure to do so!  It’s an important election and your vote counts!

It’s finally getting pretty cold here in NYC, and this week has been my first chance to finally wear my brand new Vaute Couture Belden coat.  If you’re unfamiliar with Vaute Couture, they are a vegan specific brand that has been making gorgeous dress coats since 2009. In particular, vegan dress coats are exceptionally hard to find being wool is a prevalent material used in them.  I’ve honestly been wanting a Vaute Couture coat for years now, and have loved the Belden style because of its classic shape as well as it’s multifunctional three-way collar.  I’m really excited to have finally pre-ordered and gotten mine this year!

Besides being 100% vegan, Vaute Couture’s coats are also eco-friendly and made of high-tech fabrics that are 100% recycled.  They are also produced by workers making a living wage or above.  I can tell you now that I own one, that their coats are much lighter, softer and warmer than any wool dress coat I’ve ever worn.  Wool is freaking itchy and scratchy.  These are not.  Plus it helps that it’s a stunning coat when worn.  I’ve received so many compliments on it since I’ve gotten it.

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Considering it’s election day, and Vaute Couture is pronounced like “Vote” Couture, it’s reminded me how important it is we also make sure we vote with our dollars for causes that are important to us.  Though Vaute Couture’s pieces aren’t cheap, considering what they produce and what they stand for, it was important for me to save up for some time to purchase one of their coats over other brands.  You vote every time you purchase something, from the type of produce you get to the clothes we wear.  The more people purchase eco-friendly and organic options, the more demand there is and therefore the costs will eventually go down.

I thought it was also especially fitting to talk about eco-friendly fashion this week following Hurricane Sandy.  I’m not going to kid anyone, I’m probably one of the only vegan bloggers who’s posts don’t have a heavy eco-friendly, sustainable slant.  Though I purchase the majority of clothing second-hand, I still like mass retailers for shoes and such.  That will probably be changing for me now.  It’s pretty obvious at this point we have a major global warming problem.  By being selective on what products you buy and how they affect the environment, you can do you part to help this large global issue.  That’s going to be a focus of mine in the coming weeks.

How do you vote with your dollars?

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*This is not a sponsored post.  I’m just a really big fan of the brand.