Shop Conscious

Have you heard of Veja sneakers?  They first popped onto my radar three years ago (I first wore them with a fancy maxi dress, here) and they had that sort of understated cool vibe I love.  These sneaks are made in Brazil, and are produced using environmentally friendly materials (and an ethical manufacturing process).  Additionally, Veja takes Fairtrade very...
We've been having a glorious time in Greece. We started in Athens (more on that later, but we loved it), and from Athens flew to Rhodes, a Greek island close to Turkey. The old city of Rhodes is a World Heritage Site — it's one of the best examples of an ancient city that has been really well-preserved. The...
There's something about a really great dress. The kind that as you slip on, you....transform, ever so slightly. I find myself standing up straighter, my glances flirtier, a happy spring in my step. A truly great dress — which I define as both beautiful and comfortable — is just pure, unadulterated, sartorial joy. Money can't buy happiness, but I'll take...
It's both a blessing and a curse that as editor I get to review most of the posts, and as a newbie on The Mom Edit team, I'm also doing my fair share of studying all things TME. So, Saturday morning, while doing a little of both with the Memorial Day Sales posts—an exercise that led to a phone...
This summer my love of ‘all things straw’ has reached a whole new level thanks to my latest obsession with raffia footwear. Like wicker, straw, and rattan, raffia is a natural fiber that's made from woven or braided African palm leaves and they are EVERY. WHERE. THIS. SUMMER. They're the perfect summer shoe: they’re breathable AND durable, with a...
Earth Day (yeah, yeah, I know that was a while ago) got us thinking that we needed to take another look at some eco-friendly brands.  And while adult eco-friendly clothing get a little more complicated (and I know you guys want us to do better here - us too)...we thought we start with soft ball:  kids' clothes.  So I...
I'm so excited to introduce you to Voloshin, a line of ethically-made clothing designed by Philadelphia local, Amy Voloshin.  I had a chance to tour her gorgeous studio in Fishtown last week (some of you may have caught it on my IG stories - @shanachristine) and I was blown away.  Her collection is gorgeous.  Each piece has been designed...
Remember the NinoBrand Livy dress that both Shana and I love?  My sister-in-law, Anne, loves it too.  The versatility of this dress is insane.  I mean, not only can it be worn as a shirt or maxi dress (or even a mini dress), but the fact that it has been flattering on my sister (a size zero, straight body...
Zack and I recently celebrated our five year anniversary (woot woot)!  Shana and the fam were in town and they know how to celebrate.  They had us over for drinks and apps before dinner and when we walked in they had champagne and wine (from our favorite, Everyday Wines), gourmet meats and cheeses, crackers and olives, sea salt caramels...
maxi dresses for women
I've been wearing the heck out of the Livy maxi dress this summer.  The Livy, if you recall, is our special collaboration with NINO Brand, a local Philly designer.  We challenged Bela to turn one of her insanely amazing creations (a top that turns into this maxi dress) into something more affordable....while keeping the durability and machine-washability.  (NOTE:  I...