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Ebay Seller Spotlight: Mousevox Vintage

I stumbled upon this Ebay shop a little while back and have been saving it for Earth Day because, as we all know, shopping for vintage clothing and accessories is eco-chic to the max. Mousevox Vintage stands out from the crowd with their incredible selection, great prices and stunning model (who I discovered is the owner/seller after reading her blog.) She makes everything look good!

Here's the shop's description: "sustainable apparel for nostalgic fashionistas - featuring a hand picked selection of one-of-a-kind, fashion forward vintage wearables from the 1950's - 1990's for the ladies. we love 60's mod, 70's bohemian, 80's new wave, 90's revival, street style and DIY."

Here's a sampling of the fabulous items you'll find for sale at the Mousevox Vintage Ebay store. And if auctions aren't your thing, check out Mousevox Vintage on Etsy (mousevox.etsy.com).



Vtg 60's MOD Floral CROCHET LACE Empire DOLLY Dress XS, Starting bid: $12.99


Dig 'N' Swap: The Eco-Chic Way to Build Your Wardrobe




Clothes swapping parties have become increasingly popular as women look to renew their wardrobe without breaking the bank. Now, a year-old start-up called Dig N Swap (dignswap.com) is looking to complement the real-world parties by creating an online community where fashion-conscious women can communicate, share insights, and trade clothes and accessories.

How it works: Users list items they are looking to trade and accept or decline trade offers from other users. It looks easy enough, and while I haven't tried it yet, I have a couple items I hope to post soon.

Why it rocks: Perfect your wardrobe without putting a strain on our planet's resources. It's an eco-friendly, fashionable way to reuse and recycle!

Check it out: www.dignswap.com

Are you a fan of any clothes-swapping websites?

The Look for Less: Madewell for Shopbop Denim Skirt



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The Madewell for Shopbop collection is undeniably casual-chic, but you can't help but wonder whether you're paying for the label or the garment. The Madewell for shopbop Station Denim Skirt shown above is a whopping $130 at Shopbop.com.



Forever 21 at ShopStyle


Here's a novel idea: Consider getting this H81 Frayed Denim Skirt for just $19.90, and use the money you save to buy more clothes!

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Marisa Miller’s Eco-Friendly Earth Day Tips

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Marisa Miller’s Eco-Friendly Earth Day Tips

Got this in my inbox, and thought I'd share in honor of Earth Day! Are you doing any special to celebrate?

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Marisa Miller’s Eco-Friendly Earth Day Tips
  • Use cleaning products that aren't full of chemicals. A clean house should smell like nothing—not yucky chemicals scented like lemon or pine forest. Remember, you are inhaling all these products and the air in your house can become even more polluted than the air outside.
  • An easy one that’s often overlooked—recycle and buy recycled products!
  • Use a Kleen Kanteen or Sigg bottle for water instead of plastic bottled water. I bought a pitcher filter for drinking water at my house and I fill up my Kleen Kanteen when I leave the house.
  • Buy organic food whenever possible. It can be more expensive, so buy seasonal or go to a local farmers market. Or just buy the produce that is most important to get organic, like those where you consume the skin (i.e. berries, apples, pears, spinach and lettuces).
  • Be conscious of the products used in your beauty routine. Always look for 'paraben free' products. Victoria's Secret just came out with an incredible line of products I'm obsessed with called "Naturally Victoria's Secret." I love the Grapefruit, Lime and Mint body wash and Acai Berry and Magnolia body lotion. Another favorite is PINK Body by Victoria’s Secret which uses organic and vegan ingredients with eco-friendly packaging.