When you think about it, the bridal gown industry can be pretty wasteful. A lot of time, money, labor, and materials go into these stunning dresses, which are worn for one day and then shoved into a box under someone’s bed for several decades. Stacia Wilson of Raleigh, NC, has a solution to this problem.… Read More
When I first got into ethical fashion, jeans were not at the top of my shopping list. Because jeans tend to last longer than other clothing pieces, I find myself shopping for them less frequently. But since they are more of an investment piece, I try to be extra thoughtful about my purchase when I… Read More
Happy holiday weekend, belles! Whether you’re off on a fun adventure, lounging by the pool, or getting cozy with your couch, I hope you’re having a lovely one! Here are all of the little things I’m grateful for lately: 1. A new (to me) consignment shop! If you’ve read any number of posts on this… Read More
It’s true: This Southern girl loves her some Lilly Pulitzer prints. But how do I reconcile the manufacturing practices of Lilly Pulitzer with my ethical fashion principles? Read on to find out more about how I stay true to my ethics while still getting to wear my Lilly!
One of my biggest challenges when I first started shopping for ethically made clothing was finding business casual attire. Low backs, distressed denim, and cute yoga pants are great, but they aren’t always office-appropriate. So, I’m thrilled that today’s ethical outfit inspiration is both trendy AND office ready!
Y’all, it is almost officially SPRING!! The air is a tad warmer, it’s staying light longer, and flowers are starting to bloom. It has given me such a mood boost, and I have found myself drawn to fresh, light clothing that matches the approaching season! Last weekend, I had the opportunity to take my mom… Read More
How in the WORLD is 2017 already coming to a close?? This year was jam-packed full of life, and you know what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun! To celebrate another great year of blogging, I’ve pulled the top five most frequently visited blog posts on Fairly Southern in 2017. Starting with number… Read More
Real talk: Finding an ethically made cocktail or semi-formal dress is HARD, all caps. Earlier this fall, I came up dry when trying to find a new dress to wear to semi-formal weddings. Many ethical fashion brands are on the casual side, and I just didn’t find anything I loved in my size at my… Read More
I don’t know about y’all, but I was personally shocked at the price tags on wedding dresses when shopping for my own. Yes, I can appreciate that many dresses use premium, expensive fabrics and that sewing on beading is truly a labor of love. But spending upwards of $5,000 on a dress I would only… Read More