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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Second Hand Clothes // What I Am Wearing

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Also Check Out: Second Hand Haul Video

Hello everybody! It has been so long since my last “outfit of the day”, so basic fashion blogger of me I know. However, I met up with amazing Signe from Use Less and we filmed some videos about sustainable fashion together. Now you may not know this, but it is almost like a power stronger than the universe, when two bloggers meet up they have to take outfit pictures, they just have to. So for the first time in a year or what not, I posed for the enjoyment of having my second hand outfit photographed. We actually had an amazing day and I cannot wait to show you the videos we did. In the meantime I want to talk about second hand clothes.

I am wearing a trench coat I found last year, and it has been one of my favourites pieces ever since, even when it is too cold I still wear it out of spite.  Recently it went with me to Malaga and London, in both cases it was amazing. The scarf is my mother’s, she gave it to me because she knows how I like big scarfs, but I remember her wearing it when I was younger. The glasses are a recent thrift find, and I cannot get over how edgy and cool they look.  The layers you can see consist of a skirt, recent thrift find, a grunge looking ruined-on-purpose top which is a piece I’ve had in my wardrobe for more than six years, and a jumper which is an old thrift find. Lastly, my shoes are rescued docs from a second hand site and the tights I always buy second hand. Pro tip: save your ruined tights and send them to Swedish Stockings, they reuse them!

Also check out: My Minimalist Closet video 

Finding your own style and exploring it does not have to mean supporting fast fashion brands, there are clothes for everyone at the thrift stores and everyone can live impact-neutral when it comes to finding their style and exploring fashion.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Zero Waste Birthday Brunch

Hello everybody! Today I celebrated my birthday with my family, it was the first time I hosted the family brunch completely alone, on top of that I’ve been pretty under the weather (flu stuff). In spite of this, I really wanted to make this a no-trash, no-meat party.  I did a similar post two years ago, however at that time, I went to the butcher’s and got meat in jars. I did not do that this year, but if you’re interested I’ve linked it in this post. Here are my tips on how to make a birthday celebration less wasteful.

How To Host A Zero Waste brunch For 10 People

Decorations: I do not bother with waste single-use decorations. I have Danish fabric flags on a string and they go up every time it’s someone’s birthday. I also have a table flag from the thrift store, it is butt ugly, but I love that you can easily see it’s homemade.

Bread: I did not have time to bake, like at all. Instead I went to a baker shop with my own canvas bad, asked for no paper or plastic bags. This is one of the easiest things to do zero waste, just don’t be afraid to ask.

DSC06809Homemade: I decided to make vegan pancakes from scratch, buying items like this finished, typically means paying for a packaged and processed product, and I would never do. I also had some homemade jam, not made by me, but a member of the family, still much better than the store bought stuff.

Store bought: The things you do buy in the store, make sure to go for cardboard or glass. These materials are super easy to recycle. I got some small snacks like raisins, nuts and chocolates, as well as a natural peanut butter spread, organic of course.

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Fruit: It is one of these things that are so easy to find plastic free, select whatever you can find plastic free and let the selection guide you. I got avocado, bananas, lemons, yellow peppers and melon (the blueberries are my mum’s leftovers).

Drinks: I had bulk tea and coffee, so that was easy. I bought some italian lemonade on a glass bottle and made cold lemon water. I also put some orange syrup on the table, it is nice to spice up your water, or pancakes. If you want to make it yourself, I’ve left a link to the post, it’s part of my soda recipe.

How To Make Your Own Soda

Not Zero Waste: I’ll just briefly like to mention the products I used that did contained plastic. I used a plant based butter, as well as soy milk in a carton. Furthermore, I also found some vegan cold cuts which I thought would be nice. As I said before, two years ago I bought package free meat, but this year I thought I would rather take the vegan option. You call this personal growth?

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