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Ways to reduce plastic waste in the ocean with adidas

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wearing: adidas x Missoni jacket (love this! I wear it all the time!) / black leggings / adidas backpack (also makes a great carry-on for travel-laptop fits perfectly inside!) / recycled adidas Parley running shoes (they fit perfectly! My favorite pair ever!)

One of the big environmental topics of the moment is the amount of plastics we are finding in our oceans. As you know, this is a huge problem which affects the entire global population. Our sea life, sea creatures, and oceanic health are at stake; and we cannot sit around doing nothing. We have to act!

There are so many ways to keep plastics out of our oceans. Aside from cleaning up our current mess, we need to ensure we are not adding to it. As a world, we need to come together and keep plastic waste our of our waters, and ensure we are acting responsibly with the plastic we have in circulation.

As you know, I am huge fan of adidas. Not only are they a responsible company who works hard to make fashion sustainable, they are using technology and innovation to reduce our plastic waste, recycle the plastics we have in circulation, and contribute to the clean-up of our oceans. Love that!

I am honored to partner with adidas this month to help spread the word! We all need to be aware of the importance of reducing our plastic waste and recycling the plastics we have in circulation.

Ways to reduce plastic waste in the ocean

  • Re-use plastic items such as bags and containers.
  • Bring your own bags shopping so that you won’t need a plastic bag when you go shopping.
  • Recycle unneeded plastic items.
  • Try to not purchase goods packaged in plastic. Looks for good packaged in paper, or reusable containers instead.
  • Bring a trash bag to the beach, anytime you go! Wear gloves, and pick up any plastic you see and put it in a recycling bin.
  • Find an organized beach clean up activity, and join in!
  • Purchase products made from recycled plastic and materials.
  • Get artistic! Create artwork with plastic items and display your art in your home, or donate it to a local museum or school. Or, sell your artwork and donate the proceeds to charities who focus on recycling plastic or ocean clean ups.

adidas has an entire collection in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans aptly named the adidas Parley collection! Parley for the Oceans works hard to address environmental threats to our oceans through plastic pollution. Through this collaboration, the adidas Parley collection creates sustainable footwear and apparel which are recyclable and made from recycled materials. Love!

I’m in love with my adidas Parley running shoes. Not only are they a fabulous shoe for running, walking, and working out, I can feel comforted knowing my purchase of them helped Parley for the Oceans address the plastic pollution problems our oceans face.

You can learn more about this amazing partnership and product line online at adidas.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by adidas, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Earth Day 2016

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Pictured: Globe

Happy Earth Day 2016! Today is the day we remind ourselves to be kind to our planet, not just for ourselves, but for future generations.

Take a moment today to evaluate how you are helping our planet in your daily life. Are there ways you can use less water throughout your home? Are there lights on in rooms which are empty? How can we all save energy, water, and reduce our carbon footprint. Can you walk to the post office instead of drive? Can you reuse a plastic bottle instead of throwing it away?

We are always looking for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in our home. I know I need to do better when it comes to my plastic bottle usage. I would also love to find out more ways to conserve water; especially since El Nino is over, and La Nina is approaching! Yikes!

If you would like some ideas about how you can help on Earth Day, please visit EarthDay.org.

If you are feeling charitable, please take a moment to look at my favorite environmental charity, The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also know as “Keep Tahoe Blue.” You can find them online at KeepTahoeBlue.org

Since this is a fashion, style, and beauty blog, I thought I would share a few fabulous products with you which use recycled parts to make them beautiful. I hope you love them!

What are some ways you are helping our planet today? Please share your activities and ideas in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy


Hailee Steinfeld wears Jill Milan at VMA’s 2015

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Pictured: Hailee Steinfeld walking the red carpet on August 30, 2015 at the MTV Video Music Awards. She is wearing a spring Stella McCartney jumpsuit and carrying a Jill Milan clutch from the spring 2016 collection.

Hailee Steinfeld was spotted on the red carpet Sunday night carrying a fabulous handbag by Jill Milan. Hailee’s handbag was a golden clutch know as the “Disc Clutch.”

The Disc Clutch by Jill Milan is part of Jill Milan’s spring 2016 collection. The clutch is not yet available for sale, making Hailee Steinfeld’s VMA look extremely exclusive.

“Hailee looked wonderful Sunday night, and the Disc Clutch was a great complement to her Stella McCartney jumpsuit,” said Jill Fraser, founder and CEO of Jill Milan. “The Disc Clutch’s clean look went well with the lines of the rest of her outfit.” Ms. Steinfeld was styled for Sunday’s event by celebrity stylist Karla Welch.

Hailee Steinfeld’s Disc Clutch by Jill Milan is handmade in Florence, Italy. This beautiful handbag is made entirely from fully recyclable Italian stainless steel. The clasp is also the Jill Milan logo; offering a discreet closure. Love that!

As with all of Jill Milan’s handbags, Hailee Steinfeld’s spring 2016 Disc Clutch is 100% vegan. This makes her entire ensemble vegan friendly. Stella McCartney is also known for her animal-free designs.

Jill Milan’s Disc Clutch will be available for sale in the spring 2016 season. The formal, evening box clutch will be priced at $1700. When it is available for sale, Jill Milan’s Disc Clutch will be online at JillMilan.com.

Also spotted on the red carpet:

Iggy Azalea was seen at the 2015 VMA’s wearing a sparkling ring by BaubleBar with her all-white look while performing with Demi Lovato. This fabulous ring is priced under $50 and offers a gold-tone metal with sparkling details. Iggy Azalea’s VMA ring can be found online here.