Weekly Rundown

the Weekly Rundown: Kate Middleton’s 3 Pound Per Day Dress + Life Lessons From Your Dog

April 17, 2016

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After a wonderful discussion last week on the merits and intentions of H&M’s Conscious Collection (you guys are awesome!), I’ve made my way through Alden Wicker’s interview with H&M’s sustainability manager. She pulled out all the hard-hitting questions and got some surprisingly candid answers. >>read it

Apparently Kate Middleton wore a bohemian-style dress on a trip to India (the dress was made in Mumbai), and she almost broke the internet (okay, not really) when everyone found out where the dress was from – because they wanted to buy it. But that’s not the story here. The person who made the dress gets paid £3 per day, which is commentary on today’s fashion industry, according to this writer: >>read it

Just in case you haven’t gotten the memo, the 90’s are back. And menswear-inspired dress is very ‘of the moment.’ But what about extra baggy clothing? >>go see

Lee the Style Bee is at again with another 10×10 outfit challenge! She’s creating 10 looks from 10 items. As always, I continue to be inspired by her, and I love the items she selected this time around. >>take a look (And watch for my 10×10 coming tomorrow!)

Admittedly, I am not the dog person I once was (too many kids), but if this list is accurate, I’d say dogs have a pretty good outlook on life. Especially number 10. I am literally taking notes from a dog right now. Ten Life Lessons From Your Dog. >>check it out

Hope your weekend was lovely!


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  • Katherine Rose April 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I really liked the article about Kate Middleton’s dress. I had an opportunity to visit a garment factory in India run by an NGO. Despite meeting the women workers face to face I felt a world away from them and I’m sure they felt the same looking back at me. Since then it’s been important to me to ask that question #whomademyclothes. I love reading your posts, in part, because you advocate for ethical fashion and share articles like this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • Andrea April 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Wow, that must have been an incredible and very different experience! I love that it left a lasting impression on you. Thank you so much Katherine for your comment! :)

  • Kate April 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    This 10×10 challenge sounds super interesting! Excited to see your picks!

    • Andrea April 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Kate! I think it’s going to be a good exercise in contentment for me! :)

  • Andrea April 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

    This article really digs into the ‘environmental’ side of H&M (hint, they are mostly about marketing themselves as being environmentally friendly, but their recycle and buy more cheap-slightly better made stuff isn’t really helping the issue).


    • Andrea April 18, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Good points! I’ll have to check this article out, thanks for sharing Andrea!

  • Alden Wicker April 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

    So glad you enjoyed my interview! Thanks for linking to it. xo

    • Andrea April 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Keep up the great work Alden! :)