guilty conscience fashion blog

May 2017

My Husband is Everything

Miami, Florida

In case you don’t know this about me yet, I’ll preface the post by saying that I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with my husband . Like the Bella Swan, Twilight, Robert Pattinson sort of creepy obsession. Not only is he the man behind every photo on this site, but he’s the world’s greatest partner in business and most importantly in life. Cue the cheese. So today with our third wedding anniversary approaching and while wearing a very appropriate Prabal Gurung shirt, I thought I would sing his praises to you.

The man I married has a very specific set of skills, just like Liam Neeson, only he has an endless supply of them. Just last night the dude decided he was going to make me sushi for the first time. Don’t fret, no food poisoning will ever occur on his watch even when consuming raw fish, as he is quite literally the best home cook I’ve ever witnessed. The man has technique.  After concocting some Nobu sticky rice, he followed by serving me one piece of nigiri after the other at our kitchen bar as if it were omakase. The hand rolls were pretty bomb too.

In case your jaw isn’t on the floor yet, let me continue listing all the things he is good at. He’s an incredible photographer, master editor, savvy business man, expert do gooder, knowledgable car dude, and is good at every sport, or skill he decides to pick up really. He is a caring daddy to Mickey and Eve, and an even more thoughtful and giving partner. For the past few days he has decided to write me a little hidden love note every time he leaves the house, detailing the reasons why he digs me. Also, he’s given me things I never dared to wish for, like the very bag in this post and the baby blue vintage car of my dreams. I wasn’t kidding when I said he was giving…mama didn’t just mean the adorable priceless things in life.

He accompanies and drives me to things no man should have to do, from manicures to meetings just to spend a bit more time with me. He also always make sure I’m well fed, which is a point of contention in our relationship, but he loves me just the way I am, so sure, fatten me up I don’t care. He indulges me in video games, trips to Disney and Universal and accompanies me to nerd cons just to see me at my happiest. He holds my hand through all the tough moments we face, and loves me in a way every woman should be loved. For that I don’t think he’ll ever be able to understand how truly grateful I am. Did I mention he’s also a total babe?

Peter Reid, you are a hero. I love you.

Saint-Laurent sunnies, Prabal Gurung tee, vintage Levis jeans, Hermes Kelly bag, and Christian Dior shoes.

Close The Loop

Los Angeles, California

H&M has been a brand close to my heart for a long time. From designer collaborations to conscious sustainability efforts and taking action against animal testing, they make style with substance, and as an avid fashion consumer I am happy to support a business that can do both. This is why I was so happy to hear they wanted to collaborate on their sustainable fashion effort.

I recently did a closet purge on my YouTube channel, which put into perspective just how much clothing I was holding onto. It’s a lot btw. Pieces I would probably never wear again were piling up in my dressers, serving no purpose but to take up space. I donated 8 bags, and felt about 8000 pounds lighter. Not only did I no longer have clothes busting out of my closet where space was becoming a hot commodity, but my unused garments were off to live second lives, and serve a better purpose.

So, when H&M approached me with their global garment collection initiative I was pleased to hear that they were furthering their sustainable fashion effort in such an accessible and tangible manner. Here’s how it works. Bring garments you no longer want, from any brand and in any condition, to your nearest H&M, drop them off in their collection box, and they’ll make sure they get a new life. They’re not kidding around when they say any condition. From a lonely sock to a stained dress, even ripped sheets are welcome.

Oh, and if you need more incentive than closet space, H&M will be giving 5 dollars off your next purchase for every bag of clothes you bring in. If you want any more details as to where your clothes are going after donation, do not hesitate to check out HM.com!  Every piece counts…besides it’s spring, isn’t it time to clean out your closets?

Saint-Laurent sunnies, HM crushed-velvet camisole and pants, and Alexandre Birman sandals.