Eco Glam Inspiration: Memorial Day Picnic

I love Memorial Day weekend. A day to remember our troops and to spend quality time with your loved ones. Also the extra day off has infinite possibilities: Road trips! Beach parties! BBQs! Pastoral picnics with apple pie!

The holiday, which also marks the beginning of summer, is also a great opportunity to green your summer wardrobe and add pieces that are much more earth-friendly. Living in New York City, I often celebrate Memorial day at a picnic with my family or taking a trip to the Hampton's seaside. Keeping with the all-American feel, I tend to gravitate towards vintagey classics and hits of red and navy (but no flag tees, promise!). Click through some of my favorite eco-conscious looks for inspiration. Happy Memorial Day Everyone!!
Eco-friendly Memorial Day Picnic Outfit

Eco Glamourista's Pick: Eco-Chic Style

Gone are the days of limited eco-friendly fashion choices. Between organic cotton, recycled silk, fair trade and handmade products, you'll never have to worry about compromising your style to be conscious.

This look was put together in celebration of Earth Day by of the coolest websites Polyvore and I love it!  The plaid shirt reminds of the 90's grunge but with a more updated eco-chic twist. it really shows that with a little creativity and eco-consciousness we can all show off great environmental style!

Shop This Eco-Chic Look

Plaid Check Dress
$80 $64 -
Nancy's Gone Green! eco boutique - Search results for: 'vest'
$86 -
Wood platform lace-up heels
$475 $359 -
Hemptress + Mona Satchel
$175 -
Alkemie + Stingray Bangles
$130 -
Fedora Hat:
LiViTY Outernational + Don Mon Straw Fedora
$40 -
Natural Makeup:
Nourishing Lipbalm | Mineral Makeup from Alima Pure

Eco-Fashion Exhibition at NYC's Museum at FIT

The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment.  By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green provides historical context for today’s eco-fashion movement.

Going Green exhibit shows that, contrary to popular belief, fashion designers have long been interested in sustainability. The revealing exhibition features over 100 garments, accessories and textiles from the mid-18th century to the present. Defining what qualifies as "eco-fashion" while highlighting how each stage of fashion production has environmental consequences are the two main principles upon which the exhibition is built. The display features beautiful designs by contemporary designers such as Edun, Bodkin and Fin alongside centuries-old creations like a silk brocade gown from 1760.

As a fellow FIT recent graduate and Alum, I know all about this museum and its amazing shows throughout the years. If you are in the NYC area be sure to check out this one-of-it's-kind eco-fashion exhibition!

On View at The Museum at FIT in New York  May 26 Through November 13, 2010

See their Press Release

Venue Information:Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Full Name:Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York City, USA
Opening Hours:Tue-Fri 12pm-8pm; Sat 10am-5pm
Address:7th Ave at 27th Street 10001-5902
Directions:By Subway: to 28th Street.
By Bus: to 23rd Street.
Contact Details:Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Phone:+1 212 217 7999
Other Information:Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Website:FIT Website

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Green This Look: The Little White Dress

Sure, it looks great against summer-bronzed skin, but the little white dress has continually taken a backseat to its black counterpart for seasons on end. Now now it's time for the LWD to hop in the front seat and drive.  Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon stood out this spring with elegant and ladylike white and cream shade dresses.

I absolutely love this versatile must have for spring. It can take you anywhere – from the grocery store in flops to a summer wedding in heels. It's the perfect recession-proof piece that you can wear and pair all summer long.

Green This Look

Stewart+Brown Camellia Dress, $168 at
I love this dress! it features beautiful pleating and draping all around, very eco-chic. Is made of 100% organic crepe cotton.

Sublet Clothing Alison Dress, $150 at
This is a very easy to wear dress that allows to go from day to a night out. It has a stunning shape and an elegant neckline with dramatic pleating throughout the front and back. Is made with organic cotton and bamboo.

Nina Dress, $200 at
This Nina Dress is a 100% Organic Cotton knit jersey dress with inverted pleats at waist to create side drapes. Fitted bodice with large open keyhole back---almost fully backless! Sweet, sexy and super cute for spring!

Doie Sunset Dress, $ 96 at
This very pretty dress is made from organic cotton. Style it up with boots and a belt or keep it simple with flip flops. Great for those summer days!

Eco Glamourista Tip:  Get a travel sized on-the-go stain remover to throw in your bag and wear that sexy Little White Dress worry free!

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