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Some @patagonia & #SutterLarkin favorites of mine I love to put on when it’s chilly out. The Sutter Larkin fingerless gloves are handmade by me from knit scrapes I had in my studio with found vintage buttons. I’m the second owner to the jacket (a Men’s Topley ) & the leggings (Women’s crosstrek). The sweater is made from a pre-consumer cashmere waste (95%)/wool (5%) blend that’s sorted, mechanically broken down and spun into new yarn, and Fair Trade certified. Pure cuddles on so many levels.

Call me an optimist but I’m pulling out some sundresses; it’s getting warmer and I’m excited. This dress is the newest to my collection. It’s a @patagonia (of course) made with 100% @tencel_global . The fibers are from cotton and wood scraps and it’s a great sustainable solution to synthetic fibers or ones that cause a lot of damage in order to manufacture. And it feels great! The shoes I’ve had for over 15 years. They speak to me and I take really good care of them. The hat is a gift to myself right after I got hired at Patagonia. 📿🧢

Once items someone no longer needed now SO much more. All my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created with materials on their second lifecycle. This shrug is made from a men’s sweater. The top is made with remnants passed along from another designer. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Sutter Larkin is exclusively available at: Retro accessories from my personal collection. Inquiring on purchasing is accepted.

I give cool things another chance: all my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created out of items someone no longer needed. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing.Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Knit wrap & scarf made from sweaters in great condition. Fringe on wrap found in a remnant bin, way in the back of a warehouse.Sutter Larkin is exclusively available at: Mesh top is a Sutter Larkin in limbo: can’t decide if I want to keep it for myself or not. Ralph Lauren brown corduroys are a swap find. Belt from San Francisco’s awesome Goodwill that’s no around.

That first meeting to discuss the potential of a new creative idea: thump thump goes my heart. What I wore: – Down jacket: inner layer of a @patagonia Men’s Tres Parka. – Rust wool jacket: I got WAY back in the day when I lived on Alberta Street in Portland, OR. It’s over 10 years young. – Grey sweater: @akrisofficial . During my SF days I was a stylist at @nordstrom , based in designer. Yup, that WAS fun. LOVED that job. – Black velvet, Donna Karen pants: clothes swap find. – Cuff bracelet: a Christmas present to myself. Handcrafted by NYC’s very own, @rebeldesignsnyc – White, organic cotton t-shirt: @patagonia

Once 2 dresses and a pair of slacks now SO much more. I take the unwanted and turn them into the wanted. Distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces were created out of garments someone no longer needed: a skirt and top with matching scarf. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” .Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. Skirt and top available at:

My newest favorite thing: layering @patagonia down. I like to mix the styles and colors up to create my own vibe. For this look I’m wearing a Men’s Down Sweater under an inside layer of a Men’s Tres 3-in-1 parka. I wear men’s because I like the fit better. Don’t forget that you’re more than a label: wear what you feel good in. The down is either Advanced Global Traceable Down (goose down certified by NSF International from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure that the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked) or Recycled Down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products). . . . . . .Hand-knit scarf is a clothing swap find.

December’s #TreeHuggerChic outfit is all about care and extend the wear for #30wears. Almost every item in this look has been part of my wardrobe for at least 5 years. The exceptions are the necklace, scarf (both are repurposed #SutterLarkin pieces) and the lace top; a recent clothing swap find. Doubling the useful life of clothing from 1 to 2 years reduces emissions by 24%. I purchase quality (secondhand or sale) and take really good care of my things. This will save you . Plus, surround yourself with quality and notice the shift in your self perspective. It’s pretty awesome. Scarf at @filosano_maury

My personal style is #TreeHuggerChic. I keep an earth friendly wardrobe to celebrate who I am and for my deep love for this incredible planet. There’s this myth that being sustainable in fashion means you give up on style or you have to fork out a lot of coin. I’m here to prove that silly notion is not true. In fact, once you learn the tricks you’ll end up saving a ton of cash. Check in with me regularly for tips & ideas. Look great, feel great and save money. Why would you not want to hug trees? PRO-TIP: care, repair and extend the wear. Collect items of quality – things that are meant to last – and take care of them. This will cut down your spending overall and quality always turns up the style dial. IMHO: if you buy cheap (quality), you look cheap. Deets about this Tree-Hugger look:* Dress on its second lifecycle; acquired at a clothing swap. It’s made with which is a earth-friendly rayon alternative made from leftover wood and cotton scraps.* Sweater jacket was once my grandmother’s. It was passed on to me after she passed away. Yeah, she had amazing taste.* Boots by @thefryecompany I got them in 2004. They have been resoled twice while the upper part keeps getting worn in. They are the most comfortable boots ever; only time gets them like this. * Purse by @dooneyandbourke my first purchase for myself as a @nordstrom stylist (oh I loved that job ). I admit that I’m a bit hard on it but the darn thing has held up. Will be taking it in for a clean-up and minor repair soon. Definitely more years to come out of this one. * I’ve had my @rayban Aviators since 2008. I never put them on my head and always store them in their case. They haven’t lost their shape and have no scratches because of this. They are iconic and timeless. I have not purchased another set of sunglasses in the last decade. Back tattoo reads Balancia (balance in Italian).