"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better." I'm unsure if Maya Angelou was specifically referring to sustainable living or environmental consciousness but the lesson here is to empower yourself with knowledge...then be the change. These seven documentaries will be the catalysts. I promise! 1. True Cost … Continue reading 7 Must Watch Documentaries on Sustainability in 2019
CREDIT: KONMARI MEDIA INC. Since the New Year's Day launch, the phrase "tidying up" has taken on a whole new meaning, far removed from a grueling memory of Saturday morning routines with my mom and Kirk Franklin blasting on the stereo. Based on Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, released in 2011, the new hit Netflix series, … Continue reading After You’ve Tidied Up with Marie Kondo, Where Does It All Go?
Hey Community, There is a lot you can do with a pre-loved pair of jeans! Denim is such a universal and sturdy fabric that can be used for so many things, that I just can’t understand why anyone would toss. See the video below to one of my favorite ways to refashion jeans. Materials … Continue reading Upcycle Obsession: Denim DIY
Sunny Sundays in Brooklyn are for bursts of color, people watching and ice-cream. After an impromptu photoshoot and a few Instagram swipes, my cousin suggested we drive to Ample Hills for a few scoops of heaven. We found a parking spot right in front of this vintage inspired ice cream parlor so I knew that we were … Continue reading Mixed Prints & Ice Cream
Weather in NYC has me as confused as a tourist navigating the transit system. A sunny 75 degree morning, promising of a distressed denim look and outdoor brunch date kinda day can quickly turn into an overcast and gloomy 30 degree evening that you can't imagine being outside in. So to always be prepared fro … Continue reading Houndstooth for Brunch
"It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees." -Wangari Maathai Lover of Earth, Planter for the people and Noble Peace Price Winner, Wangari Maathai was a lovely stubble upon in one of my late night falls down the Youtube rabbit hole. An environmentalist in Kenya … Continue reading #MyLittleThing : Wangari Maathai
“There are nowhere near enough people in America to absorb the mountains of castoffs, even if they were given away.” says Pietra Rivoli, a professor of international business at the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University. Annual Textile Waste by decade. She writes that each year Americans purchase approximately 1 billion garments made in China, … Continue reading Environmental Obsession: Textile Waste
The moment you have been waiting for is finally here! ::Drum roll please:: Its On With DeVonne is having a Thrift Swap! In Partnership with Out of the Closet Thrift Store Its On With DeVonne presents Thrift Swap:Summer Edition https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thrift-swap-summer-edition-hosted-by-its-on-with-devonne-tickets-20776294456 "Economic Sustainability is the Goal, Lifting up Community Importance is the Mission" Location: Better Than … Continue reading Thrift Swap: Summer Edition