Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Follow Chloé’s journey to a simpler, greener and happier life.

Worn #5 / The Future is Female

The Future is Female Look by Conscious by Chloé

Last Sunday, I attended a late brunch with the one and only Sara Britton of My New Roots. The first time I saw her was actually half and hour before the brunch, when I saw her at one of my favorite Portland shops, asking about a boob print shirt.

This may not seem relevant at this point of the article, but the title might have already given you a hint.

As soon as I got in for brunch, a guest walked up to me to compliment me on my t-shirt (I get that a lot, thanks!), inquire about where I got it (Field Trip) and ask me whether I had seen the SNL skit about it the night before (I had not).

Long story short, feminine and feminist t-shirts are all the rage now and a fantastic conversation starter. Discussions spark with a little anecdote and can then lead to more profound exchanges about the current social and political climate and the uncertain future of female reproductive rights.

I am happy to report that I have now watched the show and decided that, in celebration of International Women's Day tomorrow, I would post this outfit which includes my beloved "The Future is Female" t-shirt.

The Future is Female Look by Conscious by Chloé

The Future is Female Look by Conscious by Chloé

The Future is Female Look by Conscious by Chloé

The Future is Female Look by Conscious by Chloé

For those of you who are curious about the meaning of this historic t-shirt, here is a reminder. And don't forget to take action!


Worn #5 / Raincoat: Similar available via Everlane (made responsibly in VietNam), Bandana: Kiriko (made in the USA, printed in Portland, OR), T-shirt: Otherwild (made in the USA + 25% of sweatshirt sale proceeds donated to Planned Parenthood), Pants: American Apparel (made in the USA), Sneakers: Similar available via NeedSupply (made responsibly in the Brazil).


Unless provided, the origin of the items showcased in my looks will not be disclosed as I may no longer share the values of the brands from which I purchased them. I highly recommend you to look for an alternative in my shop, look for similar items in second hand shops or, if you're talented and/or motivated, make your own!

Photographs by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Worn #4 / Pompom

Pompom Look in the Snow by Conscious by Chloé

Weather alert. It snowed in Portland!

Pompom Look in the Snow by Conscious by Chloé

The mountain kid in me laughs a little at how the whole city comes to a stop at the first sign of white flakes. Snow day, closed schools, stranded cars in the middle of the road.

Pompom Look in the Snow by Conscious by Chloé

But I get it. It does not happen often, all cars are not equipped with the proper tires, and, mostly, drivers are not trained to deal with icy and slippery roads.

Pompom Look in the Snow by Conscious by Chloé

We, freelancers, are lucky enough to work from home and not care about being stuck at home, since it's all we ever do. So Octave and I put on our hats and gloves and took a walk in our silent neighborhood on a snowy morning.

Pompom Look in the Snow by Conscious by Chloé

My goal for this season was to find a pompom beanie. It was the one purchase I wanted to make for this winter, not a pair of snow boots, nor a rain jacket, a pompom hat. I found it, I'm now never not wearing it.

Now, about my pin collection. I've had a couple for quite a while, but never found the right jacket to put them on. So when I was gifted this sample piece, I knew it would be the perfect item to display the awesome pins from my friends Amy & Jen (PS: I may have also gotten an iron-on patch and added many more in the back of this jacket, Insta Stories followers, you know what I'm talking about).

Worn #4 / Hat: Similar available via Lord & Taylor (made in the USA), Jacket: Similar available at Neiman Marcus (made in the USA), Sweater: Everlane (made responsibly in China), Leggings: American Apparel (made in the USA), Socks: Similar available via Need Supply Co., Shoes: Danner (made in the USA), Pins: Odds and Sods (made responsibly in China).


Unless provided, the origin of the items showcased in my looks will not be disclosed as I may no longer share the values of the brands from which I purchased them. I highly recommend you to look for an alternative in my shop, look for similar items in second hand shops or, if you're talented and/or motivated, make your own! Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Worn #1 / Keep your chin up

Keep you chin up look by Conscious by Chloé

Keep you chin up look by Conscious by Chloé

Keep you chin up look by Conscious by Chloé

Keep you chin up look by Conscious by Chloé

Keep you chin up look by Conscious by Chloé

I have this thing with Portland murals and might end up shooting all of the future looks in front of one of them!

Mural: Keep Your Chin Up
Created: August, 2013
Location: NE 21st & Alberta Street
Artists: Blaine Fontana, Zach Yarrington & Jun Inoue.

Forest For The Trees is a non-profit project dedicated to the creation of contemporary public art. In the last two years, it has been behind the creation of 35 new murals in various neighborhoods around Portland, almost entirely created within two weeklong painting sessions. These murals have become landmarks that are embraced by the local community and visitors alike, contributing to Portland’s reputation as a creative cultural destination.

The project brings together local and international artists in a collaborative setting and provides them with the creative freedom and resources to create lasting works in environments that are freely accessible in the Portland community. Furthermore, the organization educates the public on the artwork, intent and process through workshops, panel discussions and classes.

Worn #1 / Beanie: 5207.5 by Krochet Kids, Glasses: old, Shirt: Poplin Long-Sleeve by Everlane, Sweater: old, Pants: Slouchy Wide Leg Pant by Everlane, Watch: old (it's mechanical!), Bracelet: Family made, Sneakers: old.

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Unless provided, the origin of the items showcased in my looks will not be disclosed as I may no longer share the values of the brands from which I purchased them. I highly recommend you to look for an alternative in my shop, look for similar items in second hand shops or, if you're talented and/or motivated, make your own! Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Autumn Coffee Run Look

This is my ideal coffee (or tea) run look: Cute high-waisted jeans, a white top, a cozy cape, my new favorite pair of men's boots (always check out the men's section), a statement bangle, a hat, just because, my trusted balm to protect my lips from the autumn winds and a cup with its matching cozy for a zero waste coffee run!

Autumn coffee run photo collage and calligraphy by Conscious by Chloé

  1. Fedora hat, made in the USA (Long Beach, CA)
  2. Alpaca cape, made in Peru
  3. Silk tee, made in the USA (New York, NY)
  4. Cup cozy, made in the USA (Portland, OR)
  5. Denim, made in the USA (Nashville, TN)
  6. Brass bangle, made in the USA (Portland, OR)
  7. Lip balm, made in the USA (Portland, OR)
  8. Boots, made in the USA (Portland, OR)

The products I present in my looks and selections come from either local, sustainable, ethical brands, or from brands whose values I share. Feel free to send me other product ideas or recommend brands to me, especially ones using salvaged and/or organic products. The more info, the better. Thank you!