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Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement

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This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

As a creative soul, I have a natural instinct to want to discover how things are made. Not long ago curiosity pushed me to learn how to sew my own clothes, and what I discovered changed the way I shop for garments entirely. Sewing clothes is extremely hard and time-consuming. The whole process made me realized how little I appreciated the pieces of clothing that I was buying from the stores. At that moment I knew that for the future I wanted to become a more conscious buyer. I was craving to get to know more about brands that were making an effort to act responsibly and that care about the process and the people involved in it.

That’s how I found prAna. I already had a few prAna pieces in my closet, but I didn’t know much about the company. Reading through their page and social media posts I discovered how prAna is always in search of sustainable raw materials for their products, such as organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp, recycled polyester, and manufacturing practices, they are really passionate about partnering with companies and factories that have strict guidelines for safety and efficacy. But in the end, I love that they still care about the aesthetics, creating beautiful, functional, and versatile products.

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I love going to the gym and I’m a passionate traveler and hiker, but my love for prAna is mostly because I’m a mom.

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Sometimes being a mom feels like a hardcore workout. I need to crouch down, balance, run, dodge stuff, all while I’m lifting a toddler with one hand. prAna pieces are by far, the most comfortable ones that I have tried since my toddler was born, and I love wearing them every day because I feel pretty and comfortable. They go with me grocery shopping, yoga class, my toddler’s tumbling class, and a walk near the San Francisco Bay to enjoy a beautiful sunset with my boys, and I always feel appropriate and confident.

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This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

After my experience making my own clothes, I started to value every piece of clothing I own. Now I think about them as a reflection of who I am, my values and interests. I wanted them to be durable and versatile, to avoid the need of getting too many useless pieces, but instead investing in great quality and companies that care about their impact on the world.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.

DIY: Decorate your Own Holographic / Iridescent Shoes

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DIY: How to decorate your own holographic / iridescent shoes with this simple technique | Live Colorful

We are obsessed with iridescent everything! Shoes, backpacks, lipsticks, nails and home decor items. So the other day, when I was about to throw away a pair of ugly shoes that I didn’t use anymore, I had the great idea of decorate them with that holographic/iridescent effect that we love so much.

I have been wanted to try a DIY inspired by this multicolored effect, and trying it for the first time in my old shoes sounded like a great experiment. Now they look alive and fun, and they can stay with me for a few more months.

Just as a note, make a pre-test in a small area of your shoe, or in a piece fabric so you can have a better idea of how it’ll look. The iridescent foil works different in each surface and texture, so make sure it works as you want in yours.

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  1. Thoroughly clean the surface of our shoes.
  2. Use a spatula or card and spread the adhesive lightly over the area you want to cover with the foil iridescent.
  3. Cut a piece of foil, that fits in your shoe, and place on top of the adhesive.
  4. Use a clean rag to cover the foil and press with the hot iron for approximately 20 seconds.
  5. Allow the whole product to dry and then remove the layer of foil.
  6. Cut more pieces of foil and apply them until you cover your whole shoe.

I discovered that if you work in small areas the process is so much easier and it looks better.

Find Out What’s Trending This Fall

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Discover the latest fashion fall trends with Macy's Fashion Front Row events | Live Colorful

One of the nicest things about living in California, is the weather. It’s never too cold, and almost never too hot. That gives me the opportunity to play with a lot of layers all year round, especially during fall.

Besides being able to use boots and jackets free of guilt, I love the smells and colors that nature inspires during this season. It’s something warm, cozy but really stylish.

I’m excited to find out more about the newest fall fashion trends this year. Macy’s is hosting this amazing Fashion Front Row shopping party with music, fun and the latest looks from our favorite designers. There will be events all over the country!

I’ll be at Macy’s Valley Fair (Santa Clara, CA) this Saturday September 17th at 2:00 pm, to enjoy the shopping party and catch a fashion presentation hosted by the founder of Girl With Cures, Tanesha Awasthi, and style expert Caroline Rooney. I read that there is going to be a DIY necklace station! If you live near by, come and say hello :) I’ll be sharing more about it through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

I can’t wait to find out more about the trends related to colors and prints for this season. I keep wanting to add fresh earthy colored pieces to my wardrobe.

RSVP to your local Macy’s store to enjoy the shopping party. Find a party near you here. The events are free!