It’s here! The Garment travel pop-up! If you’re not familiar with Morgan from The Garment, she curates amazing online pop-up shops that feature ethical makers from around the world. It’s a great way to discover ethical brands and get a discount on any pieces you might be eyeing! One of my favourite things is that every pop-up has a photo shoot with real models (aka regular women) wearing the items, so you can get an idea of size and fit based on their measurements – and yours. To top it off, one of my beautiful friends was featured in this pop-up. Look for Britt R – she’s a babe!
As an added bonus, the coupon code for The Garment pop-up works for any items on the brand’s site – so if the featured pieces aren’t fitting your needs, you can always grab something else and save 10%. The goal here is not to shop for the sake of shopping. It’s to curate a wardrobe that works for you with ethically produced, quality items that will last. If your wardrobe doesn’t have any gaps, you’re golden! If you’re not sure, I encourage you to head over to Encircled‘s website, sign up for their mailing list, and they’ll send you the minimalist wardrobe workbook. I went through it this weekend and it helped me get really clear on my style, what I actually wear, and what’s missing from my wardrobe. Look for more about that in next weekend’s capsule wardrobe post!
While Morgan always has amazing picks, I’ve gone through the featured makers to share some of my own favourites! A few of these will definitely be heading to my wardrobe. Some are items I don’t need at the moment but are beautiful nonetheless (and hey, maybe they’re on your list!). I haven’t shared anything from Tradlands or Les Sublimes because the featured items are exactly what I would be after – so make sure to click here to see what they’ve got! If you do pick anything up, don’t forget to use code COMMUNITY10 to save 10% and share your purchases on Instagram with the hashtag #garmentcommunity.
While the featured Weekender Bag and Garrison Carryall are beautiful, I’m not in the market for any bags at the moment. But what I have been looking for is a way to store my makeup brushes when I travel. Enter the Winter Session Waxed Pencil Roll-up ($55). I’m definitely picking one of these up.
The dressy sweatpants are a definitely on my list to pick up during this pop-up, but one of my favourite things about Encircled is their multiway clothing. It’s amazing for travel or minimalist/capsule wardrobes in general. I also think these pieces can’t make a great gift for moms, sisters, basically any lady in your life. Here are two of my favourites:
The Chrysalis Cardi ($138 CAD) can be worn 8 different ways and comes in a variety of beautiful colours. Get it in a neutral or add a pop of colour! It’s one size fits most but they do have a petite and a maxi option for smaller and larger frames. The variations are held together by hand sewn snaps, making this piece worth the investment.
The Sleeveless Revolve Dress ($148 CAD) can be worn 6 different ways as a dress, tunic, or top. Another great way to get a lot of different looks with minimal clothing. I love the look of this as a pop of colour under the chrysalis cardi!
Zuzii shoes are made in LA from sustainable sourced raw materials. Everything is made to order which allows them to cut down on waste and produce only what is needed. Pretty neat! Their classic clog was the thing I was coveting from this pop-up, and a pair in honey will definitely be coming to my closet. While I won’t be picking up these other two designs, they were just too beautiful not to share. Maybe in a future wardrobe update!
Can we talk about these Slide Clogs in Mauve ($210 USD)? The colour is soft and pretty while still being neutral enough to go with just about everything. It took every ounce of restraint not to order a pair of these.
I could see the Closed Toe Clogs as a great transition shoe from summer to fall, especially here where the weather doesn’t get too cold. This stone colour is a nice alternative to black or brown. It’s different enough to add a little interest but still goes with just about everything.
I’m not in the market for any swimwear at the moment – I have all I need for the time being – but I will definitely be looking to Nettle’s Tale when the time comes. Not only are they a responsible maker but their suits are made in Vancouver with 10% of the proceeds going to charity. Each suit is named after the model who inspired it and you’ll see them modeled by everyday women doing things that one might actually do in a bathing suit (how refreshing!). Here are two of my favourite suits from their 2018 Collection.
Nettles Tale The Kelsey Pink and Charcoal (10% of proceeds to the BCSPCA) – $154 CAD
Nettles Tale The Misty Black and Floral (10% of proceeds to the Silva Forest Foundation) – $154 CAD
JAMIE + THE JONES
This Silk Crepe T Top in Black ($220 USD) gives me all kinds of Meghan Markle vibes. I love that it can be dressed up or down and that it comes with the option of a longer length. It’s made of silk crepe but can be washed and dried at home. While I won’t be picking it up right now, it’s definitely on my radar.
I’m in love with this Staple Basic Split T in Blush ($208 USD). I seriously lack light coloured items in my mostly black and grey wardrobe and can see this piece being dressed up for work or worn with jeans and a cute pair of heels for a girls night out. I love the flowy fit and flattering cut. I haven’t decided if I’ll definitely be purchasing this, but it’s on my short list.
TWO FOLD CLOTHING
It’s my opinion that every summer capsule wardrobe should have a pair of linen pants. I already have a pair in my rotation, but if you don’t, check out the Isamu Wide Leg Pant ($240 USD). These pants have a wide, cropped leg and come in a variety of beautiful, natural hues. I love this cool, dark colour. They also have pockets, which is key in my books.
I’m equally enamoured with the Misako Wrap Top ($145 USD). It can be worn crossed in the front or in the back and would look equally beautiful paired with dress pants for the office or skinny jeans on the weekend. The flax colour is pretty, versatile, and definitely on my wish list.
I hope you enjoyed my picks and I can’t wait to check out your ethical finds!