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QOTD

"Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it."  - Unknown

H&M | Garment Collecting Initiative

Another great option for disposing of garments and clothing items, in addition to giving them to charities, is taking them to your nearest H&M where they will be recycled. Over 95% of garments that end up in landfills can be recycled, so with Zero Waste being the goal, the items that are to worn and torn to be reused will be recycled and turned into raw materials and new products. 






They even donate to local charities for every 2.2 pounds they receive. This is why I throw my money at H&M and other similar retailers because of initiatives like this. Visit Long Live Fashion for more information.
-Desi






Fashion Ed | Sustainability and Fast Fashion

Because today is Earth Day, I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about Sustainability in the fashion industry. So what does sustainable mean:
Sustainable - of, relating to , or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.
Sustainable Fashion - also called eco fashion , is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmentalism and social responsibility.
Ecouterre.com or Eco Fashion World are great resources to learn more about sustainable fashion and the textile industry. With that said, you can not talk about sustainability in the fashion industry and not mention the fast fashion culture and the  stigma that surrounds it. 
Fast fashion is the production of garments, designed similar to those seen on fashion week runways and magazines, manufactured cheaply and quickly so that the consumer can tak…

Weekly Chat | 2

Hey ya'll!  Happy Easter!
So hmm what has happened since my last chat. Well I have started working out and tweaking my diet. I have lost 5 pounds!?! Most of that is probably water weight or maybe not but I couldn't be more happy. I have gotten into making smoothies and I feel that having at least one a day is making the difference.
We are celebrating Fiesta in San Antonio and there are many events/concerts/festivals that you can attend. One of the big four events, is Oyster Bake which consists of mostly fried food on sticks, cotton candy, a carnival and free concerts.
I was able to see the rock group Chevelle which was amazing and they happened to be the very first concert I have attended...ever! I know that is sad but at least I can say that I have seen one now.
I wish that I had taken more photos but Fiesta doesn't end until the 27th so I have time to get some good ones.
Earth day is on Tuesday so I am working on a Fashion Ed topic that I feel is important for any fashi…

A lil obsessed | Zara Printed Slip-ons

Did I ever tell you that Zara is my favorite store. They can never do wrong in my book. I know I've wrote about slip on sneakers before, but I am in LOVE with this beautiful pair from Zara. Just when I finally buy an amazing pair of slip-ons you have to release these with your April look book! These are just too perfect. Not only are they leather printed, but they have the track sole  and they come in sea green! In the shopping cart they go...till I click process order...a week from now.
-Desi

Weekly Chat

Hi y'all!
I know it has been a while since I have posted. A lot of things have been going on as of late and I just haven't had time to post. Today I just wanted to talk about whats been on my mind.
Well lets see...
My mother and my momsie (grandmother) have been in and out of the hospital and rehabilitation. As of last week my grandmother was finally released and was able to go home. She has been in the hospital since the first week of January. I could not be more elated because she has technically been in the hospital since November with just one week of being out in January. My mother is in rehabilitation to regain strength in her legs. She has Multiple Sclerosis and so it is pretty much a guessing games when it comes to her symptoms and whenever she relapses.
With this I have been thinking about my health....like a lot a lot. Along with my dad having Type 2 Diabetes and my sister being recently diagnosed as being pre-diabetic, I am beginning to get worried. My younger sist…