Good news! Today's New York Times reported on a bunch of clothing retailers joining their forces to form "Sustainable Apparel Coalition", which will develop a database that tracks down and rates the environmental impact of their garment manufacturing processes. According to the article, "the coalition hopes to produce a label that would share some version of [sustainability] score with shoppers, giving them a much more detailed view into the supply of fabrics, zippers, dyes, threads, buttons and grommets that come together to form the clothing they buy, as well as what impact the creation of that clothing has on both people and the planet." In the coalition are, among others, J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart, H&M, Timberland and Patagonia.
These great Fluevog lace-ups are so sturdy that they almost have the same feel as ice-skates or skiing boots. I went with the ski theme, braided my hair like an Alpine Heidi, wore a men's sweater (I am really feeling men's sweaters these days - the sleeves are long enough!) and the Diesel trousers that kind of look like ski pants. And then some florals and lipstick. Okay, so my style references are all over the place. What do I care, the sun is out!
Men's sweater: Kohl's
Blouse: second hand Cacharel, Salvation Army
Lace-ups: John Fluevog
P.S. Paging commentator Jane W.! My sister-in-law Dana thinks she might know you from her senior year in college; you might have lived on the same floor with her, but back then you would have been called Jane O.