Hi, my dear readers ♥
According to my outfit posts it may look that I wear only skirts and own absolutely no pants. But the truth is that ever since I moved to small town, started to travell everywhere with a bike and now that I go for a dog walks two times a day...I wear pants all the time =D
For a long time I was always telling everyone that I hate wearing pants, because they are so tight and uncomfortable. The reason for this resentment was that everyone around me was wearing either blue jeans or cargo pants - which are both totally ugly and uhhuuggghh >_<
But then the leggins trend appeared and I slowly started to actually like wearing pants... later I also discovered the magic of harem pants and now I don´t think they are a bad thing at all - BUT STILL NO CARGO PANTS AND TIGHT BLUE JEANS ! =D
Leggins are great, but when the weather gets chilly they are not as warm as you need. So I started to look for something thicker and decided to take a look in my favourite Chapati in Nürnberg and maybe buy a pair of winter harem pants...
...and after a few minutes I walked out with these amazing, warm, red, boyish, winter pants *o*
I like them so much ! They are so comfortable for travelling, bike and everyday wearing ♥
So this is basically what I am wearing the most of the time since I got them as a Christmas gift in December =)
The funny thing about this look is that appart from my pants and shoes all things I´m wearing are my boyfriend´s clothes =D He was cleaning up his wardrobe and I found some great pieces there !
The hat was one of my first knitted beanies, but it´s too big for him so I took it back. Over-sized grey cardigan is must-have in mori/strega wardrobe and the Black Sabbath t-shirt was my gift for him when we started dating, but it shrinked over the time so now it fits me perfectly =D I got quite a lot of band t-shirt like this, they always shrink so much !
I´m really happy about all of this, because I finally sorted out my wardrobe to that point that almost everything I wear is fair-trade, bio-cotton, handmade or recycled ♥
And you know what? Last month I collected totally full huge Ikea bag of clothes which I absolutely don´t need and gave them to an institution for drug addicts and homeless people =) I´m proud on myself, I have to say =D it felt great and now my wardrobe looks so much emptier !
In case you live in Prague and have the same problem with way too many clothes which are still in a good shape, but you don´t wear them anymore - tell me and I will give you contact for the institution - they will appreciate everything weareable. I used to throw all my unwanted clothes in those green containers, but then I found out that just a minimum goes to charity and most of the clothes are being washed and sold in huge second-hand stores ...
OK, stop talking for a while, here are some photos ! =D
Speaking about ethical fashion, in case you haven´t seen it yet - Norwegian TV Aftenposted did a great short (just 5 episodes) "reality-show" with three bloggers, who went to Cambodia to see where are their "sponsorship gifts" and other cheap clothing made
>>WATCH IT HERE<<
I already talked about it on tumblr and FB, because I think there is still sooooo many people who think this is all fake. That it´s just an urban legend their nice pretty clothes from sales were made by poor people who are starving and slowly dying while sewing it ... one of those people who don´t want to believe in it is, for example, my mum. Last time I was telling her not to buy things made in Bangladesh, she told me "That´s not true, you know ! It can´t be ! I don´t belive it and I will buy it anyway, I don´t have money to buy fair-trade clothing and I don´t have time to look at tags and search where it was made" ...and how about not buying it at all at the first place? Her wardrobe is already full of clothes which she doesn´t have time to wear... it´s like a sickness of modern age to buy clothes everytime we are sad or just bored. And we do so much damage by supporting all these brands ! I´ve been aware of what I´m buying for more than one and a half year and it´s great - not only I saved a lot of money, did good things for other people and environment, but most importantly it feels so much better ! Helping and caring is actually great thing to do =D
What do you think about it? Would you like me to write more on this topic? Maybe some shopping guide and tips how to dress ethicaly? Tell me ♪
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥