Dress – Oxfam Online
Boots – Toms
Bag – What Daisy did (upcycled leather)
This year as in previous years I ignored Black Friday in favour of Green Friday which is basically no different to any other Friday.
I have started to think about Christmas shopping but I already know what I want to get so have no interest in tempting myself to buy any more with discounts.
I am trying to scale back Christmas this year buying a lot less. With the presents that I do buy, I am trying to buy ethical, sustainable, minimal packaging and from local small businesses. I want Christmas to be about the experiences more than the presents so I am hoping we can have lots of fun times with family and friends instead of accumalating more stuff that we don’t really need. That said, I couldn’t not buy a little something for my family.
Here are some of the places that I have shopped online for Christmas presents.
- Seasalt Cornwall – some lovely accessories including scarves and socks
- Rapanui – organic cotton t shirts and hoodies as well as lots of other surf inspired clothing
- Ethical Superstore – a fantastic range of home wear, clothing, accessories, food, you name it!
- Luva Huva – beautiful lingerie and night wear
- Etsy – so many beautifully handmade items!
I am also venturing out to the Christmas market in Bath in the hope of finding some nice handmade and unique gifts and locally made foods if I can cope with the hoards of people. I will let you know how I get on!
The picture above is my work outfit on Friday. I used to think dressing ethically and sustainably for work was difficult but I have now completely changed my mind. Oxfam online shop is my first port of call for amazing shift dresses. Which means I have been able to top up my work dresses even though I am on the non new clothes for a year challenge.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? where will you be shopping?