Conscious by Chloé

Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion coming to you from Portland, OR.

The Conscious List

Bramble Workshop Shibori Face Mask Covid-19 Coronavirus for Conscious by Chloé
Picture by Bramble Workshop

Happy Friday!

How are you? This week has been pretty busy and time has flown by. I'm looking forward to sleeping and catching up on... nothing! Oh I might finally start my seedlings! Here are a couple links to things that have caught my attention or kept me busy this week:

  • My artist friend Jessica makes the most beautiful shibori face masks (and totally needs support during these trying times).

  • I'm trying to convince Octave to let me cut his hair. He's been saying no for years, but recently sent me this.

  • I finally decided to journal.

  • Shred videos make be laugh so, so much. I recently listened to I'm A Believer by The Monkees, and thought it would be so, so good shredded, and the Internet had, of course, made it. Also, my ultimate fave!

  • How to get going: an all-comics edition.

  • God Bless the USPS!

  • For some reason, I currently have a hard time reading, but if I didn't, I'd join this book club.

  • I don't know anything about Italian music exept for 80s hits, but this song caught... my ear.

  • Hold your sub! This is so silly to think about how to look good in pictures right now, but this guy's energy is something! Remember the squinch?

  • I have to get the ingredients to try this Oatly Barista Milk alternative!

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Did you buy a mask? Did you make your own? Do you wear one?


Make the Switch - Reusable Silicone Bags

Stasher Zero Waste Reusable Silicone Bags for a Zero Waste Lunch by Conscious by Chloé

Before it all happened, Octave and I spent a day on the coast, foraging for food and resting on the beach for a moment to enjoy a low waste lunch I had packed in the morning.

Stasher Zero Waste Reusable Silicone Bags for a Zero Waste Lunch by Conscious by Chloé

The trip wasn't exactly planned, so I grabbed what I had on hand and put together an unfussy lunch to recharge our batteries in the middle of an intense beach day.

Stasher Zero Waste Reusable Silicone Bags for a Zero Waste Lunch by Conscious by Chloé

How wasteful was our lunch?

  • Peanuts in a jar - straight from the bulk aisle to our pantry and our picnic basket - zero waste

  • Bagels - sold packaged in recyclable plastic film - recyclable, not curbside

  • Hummus - homemade from ingredients sold in bulk - zero waste

  • Avocado, apples - compost (skins) + trash (sticker)

  • Greens - sold in bulk - zero waste

  • Not pictured: a beer in a can for him, a kombucha in a glass bottle for me - recyclable curbside

Stasher Zero Waste Reusable Silicone Bags for a Zero Waste Lunch by Conscious by Chloé

Stasher Bag review

I stored our bagels in 2 reusable and dishwasher safe silicone sandwich bags and did not think twice about a potential hummus leak in our picnic basket. Once we got home, I washed the Stashers with my usual diluted Dr. Bronner's dish soap (we don't have a dishwasher) and left them to dry on the counter.

Stasher Zero Waste Reusable Silicone Bags for a Zero Waste Lunch by Conscious by Chloé

Now that road trips and beach days are out of the question, I'm planning on giving my trusted and homemade bee's wax wraps a break and replacing them by Stashers of various colors and sizes. I'm especially excited to use them to conveniently stack meals and summer fruit flat in the freezer for quick dinners and smoothies.

Stasher Zero Waste Reusable Silicone Bags for a Zero Waste Lunch by Conscious by Chloé

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Stasher Zero Waste Reusable Silicone Bags for a Zero Waste Lunch by Conscious by Chloé


What do you use to pack your snacks?

The Conscious List

Dalgona Coffee by Mayur for Conscious by Chloé
Picture by Mayur

Happy Friday!

How are you holding up? I've been watching so many Youtube videos I'm thinking about launching my own channel considering the amount of home decor DIYs I want to try out. Here are a couple links to things that have caught my attention or kept me busy this week:

  • Be honest, have you been thinking about making a Tik Tok coffee aka Dalgona coffee? I know I did!

  • I 100% would wear this high rise, mid length skirt.

  • This book I borrowed from a friend months ago (sorry Vanina) is giving me wanderlust.

  • Chloe Ting has been kick my b* tt for the past 17 days but I'm only getting stronger ;)

  • Who else wants new bedding? This neutral palette coverlet is on my wishlist.

  • Get 2 compostable phone cases for the price of one thanks to Pela, who encourages you to alternate and wash them regularly.

  • This home tour made me so calm. I just love Amanda's style!

  • Le Creuset is having a 20% off sale and I might finally get a Dutch Oven for all the bread making experiments.

  • I attended Dance Church online last week and had so much fun!

  • Will you judge me if I tell you that I am now the proud owner of a fanny pack (as you might have seen in my Insta Stories)?

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So, Dalgona coffee or not, what's your favorite drink order?


Make the Switch - The Bidet

Tushy Classic White Silver Bidet by Conscious by Chloé

I never thought I would show you pictures on my bathroom, and especially not of my toilet, but I guess there's a first for everything.

As half of the world is experiencing some form of confinement, I am reminded of the benefits of having changed or adopted a number of habits along my journey to a low waste lifestyle.

Tushy Classic White Silver Bidet by Conscious by Chloé

Reading news of people panic-buying insame amounts of toilet paper, I felt a sense of relief, knowing that if we ever came down to our last roll of toilet paper, we still have our bidet.

Tushy Classic White Silver Bidet by Conscious by Chloé

Because yes, we still use toilet paper.

I personally mostly use it to pat myself dry after using the bidet. It's how I do it for now - but I would happily switch to family cloth (aka bum towels) should my significant other also agree to make the switch.

So this is our set-up for now and I'm happy with it. We buy recycled toilet paper in bulk once a year and are never really concerned about running out, because we know we always have an alternative.

As for traveling and camping, I usually "do as the Romans do", but I also gave the travel bidet a try during a camping trip and liked the feeling of freshness and the freedom from having to pack out dirty TP.

Tushy Classic White Silver Bidet by Conscious by Chloé
Bidet c/o Tushy (5% Off with code 5OFFTUSHY)

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Have you made the switch yet? What's your setup like?

Capsule Wardrobe - Monochromatic

Nisolo Reina High Top Sneakers in Bone by Conscious by Chloé

I've been going on long walks in my neighborhood and keeping a mental note of the cool walls and backdrops for future photoshoots.

Nisolo Reina High Top Sneakers in Bone by Conscious by Chloé

I thought that this beautiful green garage door would contrast well with the accidental monochromatic outfit I put together after Nisolo kindly sent me a pair of their new Reina High Top Sneakers.

I'm not 100% sure I would wear this combination again (I might switch the pants with a pair of sage colored ones), but I find it fun to get out of my comfort zone and experiment during this physical distancing period during which I spend a lot of time playing dress up in my bedroom.

Nisolo Reina High Top Sneakers in Bone by Conscious by Chloé

Outfit Details:

Trench (OS) - Only Child
Shirt (S) c/o Everlane
Bag - Baggu (similar)
Chino (4)- Everlane
Sneakers (7 1/2) c/o Nisolo (get 15% off with promo code "NOT ALONE")

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Nisolo Reina High Top Sneakers in Bone by Conscious by Chloé


Which color would you choose for a monochromatic outfit?