Fall Expectations: Cruelty-free Beauty & Sustainable Fashion

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Sustainable fashion and cruelty-free beauty…those were the highest requested content you asked for in my recent polls on Instagram.

As we usher in fall, I wanted to share with you guys what to expect in terms of the direction of this blog and my content across all of my social media platforms. If you’ve been a long-time reader, you already know that what I create is straight from my heart. So when it comes to products and brands, I only share what I believe in and love.

It’s important to me to always provide value for you guys. My overall goal is to help you step into your identity with confidence so you can truly live your best life. On top of that, I’ve always believed that true beauty radiates from the inside out. However, there’s nothing wrong with loving things that enhance your outer beauty too.

With that said, I wanted to talk about two topics you can expect more of from me this fall season:


In terms of beauty content, you guys have asked for more cruelty-free beauty. What you ask, you shall receive! As a sustainable living advocate, I am totally on board with your requests! Since I have a deep-rooted passion for the environment, one of my goals is to bring great cruelty-free beauty brands to you such as Charlotte Tilbury.

However, I also want you to know that I’m slowly adding beauty brands that are focused on helping our planet, to my own beauty drawers. As I try out products and learn more about brands in this arena, I will make sure to share them with you like you have asked.

Whether a company recycles their packaging like L’Occitane or focuses on philanthropic endeavors like endangered species like Chantecaille, I want to take you with me on this journey!

So, consider this an informal invitation to come along for the ride!


I love fashion. Let me say that again. I LOVE fashion. Take me to the most beautiful places in the world to shop and I’m like a kid in a candy store. I get all giddy and clap-happy, haha!

However, after moving a lot over the last decade, I’ve learned how scary it can be for one person to own so much stuff. So, several years ago, after moving for a third time, I read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and cleaned up my own closet.

Purging my own wardrobe opened my eyes on how much I had spent during my college years to fulfill a void.

I was an emotional shopper and added to landfills in the future without even realizing it.

Well, after watching a few episodes of her Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, last year, it was shocking to see the amount of clothes from other people. Imagining their clothes and mine from my college years sitting in a landfill somewhere, solidified my decision to buy better, not more.

As for fashion content, I’m going to bring you sustainable fashion. Aside from giving you ideas on how to restyle your wardrobe, I’m going to take it a step further. One focus will be brands and products that are upcycled, sustainably-sourced, or ethically-made. As long as brands are helping people and our planet from an integrity standpoint, it’s all I care about. Those are the credible sustainable fashion brands I want to make sure to bring to you.

As I discover environmentally-focused companies, I will be linking to their mission statement pages and any initiatives they’re focused on. This is just to provide you easy access to articles for a reference if you’re looking for one.


If you’re interested in these topics, keep an eye out for my monthly sustainable living series called The Cut. Every month, I publish one post full of resources, companies, and products that give back to our planet. And those I feature are either ones I’m already a consumer of or newly discovered brands with a fantastic mission.

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Speaking of sustainable fashion, let’s talk about these jeans!

If you’re looking for a pair of high-quality jeans for fall/winter that hugs you in all the right places, this pair is IT. Get the leather look without the hefty price. Trust me when I say, these sustainably-made jeans are will be the pair you’ll reach for time and again this season. And it’s the pair you’ll be seeing me style on rotation this fall.

I’m sharing with you a brand I’ve loved and used for years. My first pair of designer jeans were, you guessed it, DL1961.

They were the softest jeans I had ever owned at the time. And I called them my baby butt jeans. They were that soft, haha!

Oh, and don’t mind my face. I was doing the squat test. It wasn’t the jeans. Just my old age. 😉

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Aside from the fact that they’re made with our planet in mind, I love the rose gold button detail on them! How do you like my outfit?! Take a look at the MHxDL1961 collection and let me know what you think!

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I’ll be showing you multiple ways to style these jeans as well as this cheetah print silk shirt! And when I say ‘multiple’, I mean, you might get sick of seeing these pieces.

But, my hope is that you don’t get sick of them. Instead, I hope you can recreate each of these looks!

Consider this your first sustainable fashion post! What do you think?

Outfit Details:
DL1961 x Marianna Hewitt Leopard silk shirt | Cami (old; love this sustainable silk black cami) | DL1961 x Marianna Hewitt High-waisted coated skinny jeans | Brian Atwood lace heels c/o Clotheshorse Anonymous (similar lace heels) | Balmain Sunglasses (sold out)

Makeup details:
NARS Concealer in Ginger | Too Faced Liquid lipstick (mixed Sell Out with Cool Girl) | MAC Lipliner in Spice

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