Reformation will leave you eco-breathless!/ Esta marca los dejara sin aliento...ecológicamente!

This dress and brand are one of my favorites. I’m sure you have all heard of Reformation? If not, this is a sustainable brand you might want to check out. Especially for wedding and cocktail dresses, as well as every day boho looks. They have made it their mission to follow practices that are as “holistic as possible, taking into consideration water input, energy input, land use, eco-toxicity, greenhouse gas emissions, human toxicity, availability and price.” Which means that every piece is not only fair-trade but also made with materials that are kind to your health and our planet, like recycled fabrics, tencel (eucalyptus fiber), organic cotton, linen and others. PS: they also have some great sales at the end of the year….every year! :) If you live in Miami, they opened a store in Design District. They also have some in NY, CA, TX and DC.

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Este vestido y marca son unos de mis favoritos. Estoy segura de que todos han oído hablar de la Reformation? Esta es una marca sostenible que les va a fascinar. Especialmente para vestidos de bodas y cócteles, así como para el look boho diario. Reformation enfocó su misión en seguir prácticas que sean lo “holísticas posible, teniendo en cuenta el consumo de agua, el consumo de energía, el uso de la tierra, la ecotoxicidad, las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, la toxicidad humana, la disponibilidad y el precio”. Esto significa que cada pieza no solo es de comercio justo, sino que también es hecha con materiales que respetan nuestra salud y planeta, como telas recicladas, tencel (fibra de eucalipto), algodón orgánico, lino y otros. PD: también tienen buenas ofertas al final del año ... cada año! Si viven en Miami, abrieron una tienda en Design District. También tienen otras en NY, CA, DC y TX.

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Biodegradable is better!

Barefoot everywhere (but we already know that)✔️
Organic coffee✔️
BIODEGRADABLE and ethical fashion✔️✔️✔️
Yes! You read right. Bio and fashion in the same sentence! I’m wearing a 4-way top made of banana fiber and organic cotton by Milo & Nicki, and my favorite shorts made of flax fiber by Vegan Resort Wear (use code “waterthruskin” for discount”). Both vegan, fair-trade, eco-friendly, and made with plant dyes! Didn’t see that coming, did ya? Like I’ve been repeating for 3 years now, sustainable fashion can be anything you choose to make of it!

In case you wonder, the hoop earings are made with sustainably sourced crystals by Krystle Knight.

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ESPAÑOL

Descalza por todas partes (pero eso ya lo sabemos) ✔️

Café orgánico✔️

Moda BIODEGRADABLE y ética✔️✔️✔️

Sí! Leyeron bien. Bio y moda en la misma oración! Tengo puesto un top que se puede usar de 4 maneras, hecha de fibra de plátano/banana y algodón orgánico de Milo & Nicki, y mis pantalones cortos favoritos de fibra de lino de Vegan Resort Wear (usen el código "waterthruskin" para obtener un descuento). Ambos veganos, de comercio justo, ecológicos, y hechos con tintes naturales de plantas! No se lo imaginaron, verdad? Como les he estado repitiendo durante estos tres años, la moda sostenible puede ser cualquier cosa que ustedes quieran!

En caso de que se pregunten, los aretes están hechos con cristales de origen sostenible de Krystle Knight.

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Sustainable Bohemian Style

As you guys may have already seen on my Instagram feed or my blog, I'm all about that bohemian vibe! Like... if I could walk barefoot 24/7, I would be that happiest soul alive. Seriously! But, I'm also a social entrepreneur who is always on the go, which is the perfect opportunity for me to find ethical bohemian brands and give them with a "ready for everything" twist. This look is probably one of my all-time favorites. Eco-friendly, vegan, fair-trade, charity-oriented and sustainable. Doing good is as easy as choosing the brands you shop and support wisely! 

Skirt by Stormie Dreams: This is a sustainable maxi skirt made with reclaimed fabrics gathered from large companies that would have discarded them. Also, all designs that don't sell get cut into children's clothing and donated to nonprofits Stormie Dream works with! I have this skirt in black and peach, and love them! Light, eco, fair-trade, comfortable, sexy and beautiful. Use code wtrthrskn20 for discount.

Vegan Leather Gladiators: I've had these babies for over 3 years now and keep rocking them as if they were new. They are made with vegan leather by....wait for it.... FREE PEOPLE! Yes, Free People is coming up with vegan designs that are to die for! Go check them out!

Vegan Leather Backpack by OceansEnd: Designed in Hawaii and made with vegan leather. I received this backpack a few days ago and have been wearing it every single day! It is light, kind, ethical, gorgeous, and big enough to carry my daily essentials!

Crystal Necklaces by Joanne Stone: Besides ethical and sustainable fashion, crystals are another passion of mine, and there's nothing that makes me happier than being able to carry them 24/7 as jewels! For this look, I layered three different necklaces made by Joanne stone with raw crystals, gold, and a cotton cord. I'm wearing the following crystals with their healing purposes:

1) mini-kunzite: awakens the heart to unconditional love. Encourages self-expression and creativity, and has the power to connect intuition, intellect and inspiration. 

2) light smokey quartz: relieves stress and negative emotions, and promotes pragmatic thoughts.

 3) clear quartz point: most powerful healer and energy amplifier. It cleanses the soul deeply and protects from negative energy. 

Sustainable brands for the Summer!

Dressing sustainably is getting easier by the day! This look is charity-oriented, comfy, vegan, eco-friendly and chic. What's your excuse? Think about it! 

Skirt by Stormie Dreams: Sustainable maxi skirt made with reclaimed fabrics gathered from large companies that would have discarded them. Also, all the fabric that doesn't sell gets cut in to children's clothing and gets donated to nonprofits Stormie Dream works with. Use code wtrthrskn20 for discount.

Shoes by Turquise: fair-trade, vegan, charity-oriented and comfy. For each pair sold, Turquise donates 10% to different charities. To make the design even more fashionable, each pair comes with different pins. From smily faces to ice cream cones. I have both :). You can shop the shoes at Nomad Tribe (online or in Miami).

Necklace by 31Bits: It is made with recycled paper and vegetable glue by women in Uganda. 31Bits created programs in Africa to educate and empower women, and help them rise above poverty.

Sunnies by Wuudz: I've talked about this brand before, as well. The sunglasses are made with bamboo, wood and plantbased acetate, and the box they come in is eco-friendly and has the following encrypted  at the front: "Avanza con los pies en la tierra y la mirada en el infinito" which translates to something like: "Grow with your feet on the ground and your sight on infinity". Handmade and fair-trade too!

On The Run With Clothes That Do More Good Than You Imagine!

This outfit! It is everything! It is comfortable, fashionable, boho (my essence), but it also helps me step on this earth kindly and consciously! 

Black Dress: Softest and most comfortable dress I've worn in a while! I liked it so much I wore it for two consecutive days! (Don't tell anyone though :p) It is made with natural fibers and organic cotton sustainably-harvested from beechwood trees from Austria, and provides fair benefits to everyone involved in the manufacturing process (from living wages, high workplace standards, workers rights, to social fairness). Plus, this dress was made in Austria and France, which means that it traveled less than 800km from raw product to finished dress! And, as if that were not enough, with each purchase, "Les Sublimes" provides 1 month of education to girls in need worldwide! How wonderful is that? Use CODE: SUBLIMEWATERTHRUSKIN10 for discount!

Gladiators: vegan leather!! I purchased these babies 3 years and wear them still! It was love at first sight! 

Bag: I've talked about this brand before, and will do it again because each of BigBubbleBag's designs are unique, sustainable and flawless. Fair-trade and made of recycled plastic and bubble wrap. You can now get them on Amazon and Sawgrass Mall (for my Miami soulmates!) Use CODE: WTS15 for discount!

Sunnies by Wuudz Sunglasses: I've talked about this brand before, as well. The sunglasses are made with bamboo, wood and plantbased acetate, and the box they come in is eco-friendly and has the following encrypted  at the front: "Avanza con los pies en la tierra y la mirada en el infinito" which translates to something like: "Grow with your feet on the ground and your sight on infinity". Handmade and fair-trade too!

Jean Jacket: I bought this one at a vintage store, washed it, saged it, and then painted mandalas and more things on the back of it. Great way to bring an old recycled jacket to life. 

And some people think sustainable fashion isn't cool?!

Let's start 2017 with some eco-friendly and cruelty-free fashion choices, shall we? I'm absolutely obsessed with this look. Head to toe! Especially my heels! After going vegan and leaving the Private Banking world behind for a life of consciousness and passion, I sold and donated all my designer shoes. The Christian Louboutins  (yes, I had those red soles!) hurt me the most. Not only because of the price I paid (I know, I had my mind somewhere else at that time!) but because the nude pumps I had made every outfit look beautiful. Until, I found these vegan heels! There's honestly NO EXCUSE, people. Dressing consciously should be an everyday thing. There are sustainable alternatives for every single product in your closet! Here are the details of this look.

Nude Heels by Cult of Coquette: vegan leather, fair-trade, handmade 5inch heels!!! 

Animal Print Clutch by Big Bubble Bags: made from recycled bubblewrap! Doesn't get more eco than this! Let's reuse the bubblewrap other companies throw away! Use CODE: WTS15 for 15% discount!

"Let's Stay Together" Tee by Thinking Mu: made with organic cotton and fair-trade! Use CODE: NTVH for discount!

Jeans by Gap: Yes!! Gap is taking new initiatives to reduce water use and pollution and is part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition where companies are evaluated on material types, products, facilities and processes based on a range of environmental and product design choices. They are also planning to add measures for labor and social standards. Read more about Gap Inc (Gap and its affiliate brands) here

Sunnies by Wuudz Sunglasses: This brand is everything! The sunglasses are made with bamboo, wood and plantbased acetate, and the box they come in is eco-friendly and has the following encrypted  at the front: "Avanza con los pies en la tierra y la mirada en el infinito" which translates to something like: "Grow with your feet on the ground and your sight on infinity". Handmade and fair-trade too!

Eco-comfy look for a rainy Miami day!

Today's conscious look! I wish we could've taken better pictures but it has been raining nonstop in Miami and it was impossible, guys! (I think my messy hair explains the weather perfectly!) :p Nonetheless, this outfit is one of my favorites! Mindfulness and comfort head to toe!

Let's start with the recycled plastic sneakers. I've been looking for a pair like these for so long! Ones that are comfortable, chic, eco-friendly and vegan. Melissa Shoes has done it again! These shoes are not only made from recycled plastic but Melissa also reuses 99% of water, waste, and unsold stock from previous collections!

Jeans by Good Society: These babes are fairly made with vegan materials, organic cotton, and recycled accessories (buttons, labels, and tags). Plus, the process of designing and producing these jeans is carried out without the use of chemicals. As if that were not enough, GoodSociety supports reforestation projects through "Treedom" to increase CO2-absorption. Did you guys ever think a pair of jeans could do so much for our world?! You can get yours at beadandreel.com

"Let's Stay Together" Tee: This tee by ThinkingMu says it all. WE ARE ONE. Nature, animals, humans. You simply can't separate us and ThinkingMu is taking that to the next level by designing fair-trade clothes in Barcelona made from organic cotton, natural fibers and biodegradable dyes. Their entire line is mind-blowing! I'm obsessed! You can get yours at Nomadtribeshop.com. Use code WTS15 for 15% discount. 

Cross-body Bag: Gray on the outside, blue on the inside. Made with vegan leather by PixieMood

Maxi Dresses Make Everything Brighter...Especially the Conscious Ones.

As promised guys, here's the look I posted today on IG. This style to me is everything! It is incredibly easy to style, wear, and rock! Not to mention how comfortable it feels! Plus, these two brands are very much worth the shout out. 

Symbology Clothing Dress: Handmade, hand-stamped, fair-trade and empowers female artisans in India. This dress is not only beautiful and flawless but it's also by women who practice the art of block-printing. An art that has been passed down through artisan families for centuries. 

HempBlue Eco-friendly Jean Shirt: I've recently discovered this brand and LOVE IT! They stand for everything I try to promote through the blog: sustainability, social consciousness, ethical labor, fair competition, and good earth stewardship. Their entire line is made with hemp and cotton. 

Photos captured by Christine Michelle.