*FFB is a new series documenting my journey to breakup with fast fashion. To learn more about my why, checkout re/make to meet the makers. 

Back in November of last year, I was invited to an intimate bloggers brunch hosted by re/make. Going in, I had no idea how the conversations with a group of intelligent and impeccably stylish women would affect my shopping habits. This was where I decided I was done with fast fashion.


As mentioned in my last post, I’m not stranger to the impact fashion has on the world, both positive and negative. With our environment in dire straits, we cannot continue to dump chemicals into our rivers, streams, and oceans to make our clothing. We’ve known for years that this industry has taken it’s toll on mother earth and there are designers and companies making strides to lessen their carbon footprint.


However, this is far beyond an environmental issue. We’ve lived far too long wearing blinders to the women and men who actually cut, sew, dye, and print onto the clothes we buy en masse. I cannot sit with the thought that my t-shirts were made at the expense of  a child’s wellbeing. There are millions of women being paid very little for their incredible skills. My decision is a statement to support a child’s right to a childhood and a woman’s right to fair treatment, compensation, and a safe working environment.


Wearing my values is a personal mission to help eradicate a system of fashion supply that is completely corrupt and broken. My dollars now go to companies who treat their employees fairly; to brands that have sustainable working practices; and to labels who’s values mirror my own. Putting a face to the once invisible workforce behind the fashion industry prevails over the desire to be ‘on trend’.


Ready to wear your values? I hope you’ll join me in my mission and if you’re wondering how you can help end fast fashion, please start here at re/make. Don’t forget to subscribe or follow along! I’ll be posting updates on my Fast Fashion Breakup that you won’t want to miss.



Blog Crush

There are so many inspirational bloggers I have to thank for firing all of my blogging cylinders. I wanted to thank them by featuring a special blogger in this segment I’d like to call Blog Crush!

Keiko Lynn has been a go-to of mine for outfit inspiration and makeup tutorials for quite some time now. I just love the way she seamlessly pulls everything together in a quirky sweater or a loud jacket! Keiko is quite the layering queen!
The most stylish woman I have ever seen @Keiko Isayama-Visser Lynn with Candy Wrapper Coats(source : Keiko Lynn )and what horses we rode through what somber fieldskeiko lynn: snow bunny

All images courtesy of Keiko Lynn.

How do you dress like a Keiko Lynn? It’s really a lot easier then you think! Just think quirky layers, vibrant colors, and prints with punch! Top off the whole look with an adorable pair of spectacles.



<3, PJA


NYFW: Organic by John Patrick

I’m always a fan of ethically produced clothing. Especially when they come in a pastel rainbow of mint, blush, and a pop of eggplant and mustard. John Patrick’s Spring 2014 ready to wear mixes structured skirts and jackets with loose tops and pants making getting dressed a little easier.

All images curtesy of Style.com

<3, PJA