Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Conscious by Chloé is a lifestyle blog focused on Zero Waste, Sustainable Living and Ethical Fashion written by Chloé Lepeltier.

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 #3 / Fashion Revolution

Ethical look by Conscious by Chloé

A month ago, in honor of Fashion Revolution Week, I had planned on posting a quick vintage/ethical/sustainable look. But time flew, I had to prepare my month long trip to Switzerland and took longer than expected to select and edit the pictures of this session. But better late than never, right?

I usually work from home, so I tend to value comfort over... anything else. And layering is a part of it.

When I'm not working on my laptop on the couch in the living room, I sit/stand at my desk, and get cold pretty easily, so I have a cool collection of ponchos and cardigans or even a blanket, a look Octave rightfully nicknamed my Game of Thrones look.

Ethical look by Conscious by Chloé

But on that day I felt like showing you a couple of my latest acquisitions.

I got this pair of (mom) jeans on sale at American Apparel. They were made in the USA, the brand's motto is "sweatshop free".

I had been looking for a pair of Swedish clogs for some time, but did not want Swedish Hasbeens. I had been following Johan on Instagram for some time and finally showed up in Portland's cutest secret shop one day after a ceramics session. I met Laura there, tried on many items and came back home with a complete summer wardrobe, all vintage, except for the clogs which are individually made by fifth generation shoe makers in Sweden!

Finally, I got this top on sale too as a treat for my birthday at my friend Kara's shop, Field Trip. It's handmade by Aubrey Vandals in Encinitas, California.

I'm feeling pretty good about the impact of the production of these items, the brands and people that create them and, last but not least, how they all work together.

Ethical look by Conscious by Chloé

Side note: My resolutions are going strong, I haven't dyed my hair for the last 6 months #willpower

Also, I'd love to hear about your favorite artists, ethical & green brands and, of course your favorite shops featuring local goods, wherever you live. Please share them in the comments!

Worn #3 / Top: Aubrey Vanvels, Jeans: American Apparel (similar), Clogs: Nina Z

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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.

Worn #2 / Perfectly imperfect

Perfectly imperfect look by Conscious by Chloé

Perfectly imperfect look by Conscious by Chloé

Perfectly imperfect look by Conscious by Chloé

Perfectly imperfect look by Conscious by Chloé

Perfectly imperfect look by Conscious by Chloé

Perfectly imperfect look by Conscious by Chloé

In between two rain showers, I dragged Octave out of our house to shoot yesterday's look, which I assembled for a project I'll be sharing in the coming weeks. Portland shops, I'm coming for you! Be prepared!

Pardon my French perfectly imperfect hair (this is a joke, look at what my t-shirt says), but I (once again) decided to stop highlighting my hair with chemicals. Let's see how long I can bear it this time (I bet on 2 more months). Truth is, I like myself better as a blonde rather than a strawberry blonde. Plus, grey hair is showing up, I'm getting old you guys. Anyways, if you have a solution for me, hit me up. I'm not super confident in the efficiency of spraying lemon juice and chamomile to highlight my hair naturally. Maybe I'll try something totally different with henna. Do you picture me as a redhead?

I'm pretty proud of this outfit, besides the fact that it looks good (I'm so humble, I know!): a vintage military surplus jacket, a San Francisco made t-shirt, jeans made in the USA, shoes made applying sustainable and responsible practices.

OK, now your turn to tell me something, what's your favorite piece of clothing, is it new, is it vintage? Mine is a pair of vintage Levi's 501 I got at the flea market 2 weeks ago. I've kinda been wearing it non stop ever since (gross!), except for today, but they're so, so comfortable!

Worn #2 / Jacket: Out of stock, similar by Urban Renewal, T-shirt: Perfectly imperfect by Bridge & Burn, Jeans: Elizabeth by imogene + willie, Shoes: Avalon by TOMS

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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.