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 #3 / Fashion Revolution

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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

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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.

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.