This outfit is totally SLOW FASHION

If you are reading my blog for the first time you’ll find out immediately that I support SLOW FASHION. In a world filled with cheap, throw away, fast fashion–which is bad for our environment and even worse for the garment workers–we can each do our part to help.

Thrifting is one way of helping to keep clothes out of landfills and save money. Then we can spend the money saved to support small businesses that sell quality, eco-friendly and fair trade clothing. Thus, I bought this new necklace from a small boutique while visiting Fort Erie, Ontario.

This top has an asymmetrical, abstract design with black sleeves: makes it look like a vest and goes great with black pants. These ones bought at least 12 years ago. The shoes are from a clothing exchange party, making this outfit completely SLOW FASHION.

Top: Thrifted
Necklace: Village Boutique in Fort Erie
Pants: Le Chateau (12 years ago)
Shoes: Maggie’s clothing exchange party

Compassion for people, animals and our planet.

 

 

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69 Responses to This outfit is totally SLOW FASHION

  1. Leif Price says:

    It’s super cute, Carmen! I actually love those kind of outfits.

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  2. vamshi1999 says:

    Fashion is an art and I too support slow fashion👍.

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  3. such a cute look!!

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  4. prachi joshi says:

    This is so inspiring , stylizing your old clothes and creating a trendy look. Please check some of my work as well.

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  5. indistilling says:

    I’m so glad to have come across your blog, I too don’t support fast fashion and am obsessed with thrifting! Loving this outfit!

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  7. lorraineanne says:

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  8. Mehak Jain says:

    I loved your post Carmen.

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  9. Love the outfit, and being completely sustainable is awesome! Keep up the beautiful content and eco message! Much love

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Jasmine! That’s our message: looking fsahionable while being mindful of how we shop–ethical and eco-friendly! 🙂 One person can make a difference and together we make a HUGE difference! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

      Like

  10. BriN says:

    Nice top! And thrifting is so fun sometimes!! And most of them at big outlets are really as good as new ! XX

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    • carmen says:

      So true! Thrifting is more than just shopping, it’s a fun treasure hunt, with many things like new. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

      Like

  11. V fashion says:

    This is excellent stuff! Great work 🙂

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  12. Riya Narula says:

    Wow this is amazing 🌼

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  13. Campusfashionblogger says:

    Beautiful work of Art

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    • carmen says:

      I agree! Your compliment goes to the designer of this artistic top! That’s what I love about fashion, people are so creative. Thanks so much! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

      Liked by 2 people

      • Campusfashionblogger says:

        I’m also a designer but I’m in Nigeria
        I recognize a unique work and creativity when I see one, this is astonishing and outstanding………..my respect to the designer😍

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  14. moragnoffke says:

    I am glad to have found your blog. I try to practice slow fashion too.

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  15. i think slow fashion is so much nicer than fast fashion is as well as a brilliant and harmless concept❤️ love this post!
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  16. radiosarahc says:

    Great read! I’ve recently changed my shopping habits in a big way and on the look out for tips so thanks for sharing xxx

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  17. Debby Winter says:

    You look divine in that outfit! I’m an SEO consultant and could use something similar, not overdressed and not too fashionable either. You have a great taste 😉

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Debby! Such a fine compliment because I like simple style. I do like to look fashionable as opposed to frumpy, stylish as opposed to outlandish, as you put it–not TOO fashionable because I don’t want to look overdressed or ridiculous. Simplicity suits me best! 😉 Having said that, I prefer being a little overdressed rather than tattered BF jeans and an old T-shirt. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!
      ❤️carmen

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  18. helen felix says:

    Hey, Good outfit. I loved
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  19. Great read keep it up 🙂

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  20. Anabella.B says:

    Love this post ! X recently wrote about Lucy and yak as they are a perfect example !!!

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  21. You never know what you will find when you sift through an aisle of clothes in a thrift store Carmen! This top is unique and gorgeous on you. Always nice when it can mimic a two piece. I hope you are in good spirits, sending you big hugs, Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Terri! it can be time-consuming to search through all the racks full of clothes (my husband has more patience than I do) but it’s so fun to discover that special item and buy it for a song.

      I thank God for health. Hope you are keeping well.
      Blessings!
      ❤️carmen

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  22. Oh, you look lovely and this post cheered me up. I am a supporter of slow fashion too, meaning I never buy new clothes and I simply utilize a core wardrobe of timeless classics (I hope!!). I only buy if I need to replace something, which probably sounds boring to most people. Anyway, right now I really needed cheering up so I ordered two new dresses online. They arrived and I’m so happy. They are in the pink and floral family and have lots of lace. I look forward to wearing them when I can leave the house again.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Jane! I’m so glad my post cheered you up. And I am so very happy that you are also a slow fashion supporter! I hope you’ll have an occassion to wear your lovely new dresses soon. Pink, lace, florals–sounds like something I’d love! ❤️ In the meantime, why not wear them to one of your tea-for-two parties with your husband?

      ❤️carmen

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  23. josep-maria says:

    A very nice look, with a beautiful top. You know that I love your fight for solidarity, it is wonderful that in a fashion blog the protagonist is such a person committed to improving the world. You are beautiful in the photos.

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    • carmen says:

      This is something we share, to make the world a better place for everyone. As much as we love beauty and style, we know it must not be at the expense of others who suffer needlessly. I’ll always remember your post when the Rana Plaza building collapsed and so many workers died. This is a tragedy that can be avoided if we all care about who made our clothes, and buy from ethical companies who provide good working conditions and fair wages to their employees. I was very happy that these matters were important to you and I feel the same. This will remain our message! 🙂

      As always, I appreciate your comments and support so much! 🙂
      ❤️carmen

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  24. utesmile says:

    Always stylish and beautiful, great with slow fashion. I am still wearing some of my mum’s, which are probably 20 or more years old. Found a lovely vintage handbag, a find fit for a Queen- style. I will use it one day. 🙂
    Do stay safe Carmen. Many safe hugs from me. ♥♥♥

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  25. Excellent Article !
    Thank you very much for your hard work. Great share dear!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you for your encouraging comment! If we’re ever in Florida, we’ll be happy to explore your thrift shop! Another excellent reason for shopping at thrift shops is to help charities who have very good causes! It’s a win-win! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  26. purpleslob says:

    You go girl!! But slowly, Carmen! lol ❤

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  27. Jodie says:

    I love how slow fashion is becoming such a thing. It’s good for all of us.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  28. Carmen, I never heard the terms slow or fast fashion before. But it makes plenty of sense.
    Happy to see you flashing that fabulous smile. In these times of darkness, we need the brightness
    of your gorgeous smile.

    Be safe Carmen.

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  29. Maggie says:

    Another great blog , I like that you promote thrift shopping, it help to keep clothes out of landfill and save money , glad we share the same concept. It’s like treasures hunting for me, I always find nice stuff every time I go , getting a bit addicted now ,

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your encouraging comment Maggie! You really are my inspiration! You have a keen eye for discovering the treasures in thrift shops! It’s a good addiction! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  30. Yeah for slow fashion! Well done Carmen!

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  31. cindy knoke says:

    You have a good eye for style, and slow fashion is a progressive concept. Good on you Carmen!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Cindy! It’s a concept that is growing and will make a huge impact on caring about people and the need for taking care of our planet. 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  32. So very cute and such a great idea!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Valerie! 🙂 Fashion is fun and it’s a huge industry that employs millions of people. Fair trade, ethical and eco-friendly should be something everyone who wears clothes should think about. All we need is compassion to care about who made our clothes and be good stewards of this beautiful world God made for us. That means we have a responsibility.

      ❤️carmen

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