I’ve been meaning to post about this since our time in Querétaro two and a half weeks ago, but between being sick and having very sparse access to the internet, I’ve been a bit behind in my content creation, so I apologize! Robin and I spent about a week and a half in Querétaro, Mexico, and discovered all kinds of beautiful places and things, and I was able to wear some really fun outfits during our time there as well. The locals either wore tee shirts and blue jeans as we do in the USA, or they were wearing brightly colored maxi dresses with ruffles or suits with fringe. I loved seeing all of the bright colors and unique patterns, and I felt like I fit right in with my colorful, frilly clothes, like the outfit featuring a PrAna skirt and red ruffle blouse I’m wearing here!
If you saw my last post about Mary Frances Handbags, you’ll know why I love her work so much! Everything is handmade, intricately beaded, and therefore completely unique because no two are identical. Her elaborate designs feature motifs from the everyday like avocados, apples, and every manner of foods and drinks, shoes, flowers, and cars or cameras to Holiday themes like present boxes, candy canes, and everything under the sun. This time, I was given a gorgeous Taco Truck purse! Yes, it’s a Taco Truck (one side says “Hola”, and the other says “Tacos”)! I’m seriously so in love with this handbag, it’s not only completely unique, but it represents one of my favorite things to eat: tacos! I told you her work was unique. If you like carrying bags that stand out from the crown, you can explore her world here, and shop this look below.
While in Mexico, I was also able to work with a brand called PrAna, which is a sustainable company that creates beautiful, quality clothing and workout wear for men and women. Many of their items, like the PrAna skirt I’m wearing here (and here) are made from organic or recycled fabrics, which further reduces their impact on the environment. The white Kara skirt I’m wearing above is made from organic cotton, and it’s SO soft, plus it’s stretchy for the perfect fit (I would recommend sizing down on this one). It’s so important to me that I make good choices when I purchase clothing. Roughly 1/4 of what ends up in landfills is clothing, and every year the average American throws out 81 pounds of clothing each year – that’s horrifying!
I love supporting brands that help alleviate this pollution problem by recycling clothing, and I only buy solid pieces that will last me for years to come. Instead of tossing out old clothing, try donating it to friends, family, or charity, trade clothes with friends to refresh your wardrobe, give them to a woman’s shelter, or repair them if they’re damaged. Keep an eye on my blog to read more about how I’m making a difference with my clothing. Check out more from PrAna here, and keep an eye on my Instagram for more sustainable fashion!