Sorry it's been so quiet around here. I went on a business trip to San Fran the beginning of this month, and came back with a lovely case of the flu. It was awful! I seriously felt like I was dying. Today is the first day I feel human in over a week.
Luckily I'm feeling better just in time to learn about Compassion Couture's Holiday Online Sample Sale!
Our friends at Compassion Couture (a one-stop e-boutique for the most stylish and high-quality vegan and eco-friendly handbags, shoes & accessories) are hosting their Holiday Online Sample Sale – 7 Days Only! This is their biggest sale of the year - Up to 70% off! From November 26th – December 2nd, items will already be marked down BELOW WHOLESALE PRICES. No coupon codes required.
It's great to have a one-stop shop to buy gifts for the stylish vegan gal in your life, so be sure to check it out.
By the way, if anyone feels like getting me an early Christmas gift, these Beyond Skin Danni Ankle Boots and Cri de Coeur Annie Boots are totally up my alley. Just sayin'.
I've been in need of more flat shoes in my life, and when I spotted these all over Pinterest months ago, I've been longing for a vegan pair. I love how they're kind of the badass love child of a cowboy boot, moto boot and harness boot all in one.
Lo and behold, I found this version on JustFab just the other week. Also looks like Forever21 is making a version as well. Grab them while they're hot!
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.
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!
I'm kind of obsessed with all of Alexander Wang's pieces. They are so simple, minimal, chic and tough. It's just a shame he uses so much real leather and that his line is so freaking expensive. A girl can remain inspired though.
I fell in love with these Noemi sandals a while back. I love the mesh sides and that they're kind of a cross between a cage heel and a boot. So sexy yet tough at the same time.
So I was beyond excited to find a pair that looks almost EXACTLY the same on JustFab, and they're VEGAN!!!
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.
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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?
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!
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
On weekends lately, I'm not going to lie it's been a battle getting dressed. After such a stressful work week and long hours at the office, last thing I want to wear is anything constricting. Luckily we've officially entered sweaters and boots season here in NYC, which means my legging collection can start it's rotation once again.
I can't help feeling though that leggings are so "last season". I know it's all in my head. It's more of a been there, done that type of thought. So I started searching Pinterest for inspiration on some alternatives that still look polished but feel like pajamas.
I came across a pin of slim, modern sweatpants paired with a simple tee and a blazer and felt like I hit the lottery. That's what I need! Sweatpants! So started my search for sweats.
Below are some of the ones I'm considering, all of which are vegan and way sexier than standard sweatpants. I especially love the faux leather trimmed ones.