Christmas season is upon us, and if you're anything like me you've been attempting to soak up the season in all it's glory... when in reality, you've been running around like a mad person trying to buy gifts for everyone on your list, decorate, look at lights, make gingerbread houses, bake cookies, etc, etc...
Before you know it, it's your company's holiday party and you have NOTHING TO WEAR, so you run to Target and buy a cheap dress you'll never wear again because it was only $20. Right?
Special occasions do NOT require a new outfit when there are so many ways to dress up something you already own!
I am beyond excited to share today's post with you. I've partnered with Chic Made Consciously to bring you a dressy holiday look, complete with a 100% sustainable recycled black clutch that's sure to be a conversation piece when you shock your friends by telling them them what it's made from!
As an ethical fashion blogger, I come across many consciously-minded fashion brands, and it is rare to find products that are made from such unique recycled material. Cue Chic Made Consciously!
Chic Made Consciously was founded by Cassandra Ciarallo in 2014, when she stumbled into an artisan's shop in Bali, Indonesia. The darling little shack had tires stacked up outside the front, and inside she discovered stunningly unique jewelry that had been created from those very tires! Yes, you heard that right... tires. Cassandra was blown away by the artisan, Dana, and her ability to create beautiful pieces from such unusual materials. Dana invited Cassandra to work with the material and learn to make the products herself. Dana shared how tires are dumped into the landfills, polluting their beautiful island of Bali and it's waterways. This is what drove Dana to put this tire "waste" to good use.
Chic Made Consciously carries a wide variety of products including jewelry, bags, and belts. Every product is made from tires, which gives them a unique, almost leathery look. I have been searching for an all-purpose clutch for quite some time, and was looking forward to trying this one out. The "MOD" clutch is classy with an edgy flair due to it's metal studs and blue stitching.
A clutch is a fabulous accent to any outfit, but can often be a nuisance to carry. I love that I can carry this clutch with ease due to the conveniently placed handle.
A few more of their beautiful jewelry products:
This holiday look is completely second-hand!
The Dress | Anthropologie purchased on ThredUp, an online consignment shop!
Heels | Sole Society from Poor Little Rich Girl Boutique, local to Phoenix, AZ.
Necklace | An oldie but a goodie! A little extra sparkle is never a bad idea during the holidays.
Clutch | $70 | "MOD" clutch from Chic Made Consciously | Use STYLEMEFAIR15 for 15% off your order!
I hope this look inspired you to dress up the LBD hanging in your closet for this holiday season. Also, if you are wanting to give a unique gift this season I highly recommend anything from Chic Made Consciously. The perfect gift for anyone who supports Fair Trade, is eco-conscious, or loves edgy products with a purpose!
Don't forget to use "STYLEMEFAIR15" for a discount, and make sure all orders are in by Monday, December 18th if you'd like it to arrive before Christmas!