I rarely leave the house without looking like my best self, and that often means sleek leather handbags to go with my favorite outfits. That said, I also kind of hate leather — not the look of leather, but the idea of leather. I know that my handbags and wallets are yet another product of animal cruelty and leather
Sometimes, fashion-forward means ethics-backward. I’m thinking of leather in particular – leather wallets and purses may be cute and long-lasting, but how many animals had to die for it? And that question doesn’t even consider all the environment-harming toxins involved in tanning leather. Of course, “pleather” exists, but not all faux leather holds a candle
I moved to Buffalo in 2015, and my longtime winter jacket from back in Virginia certainly didn’t keep me warm in double-digit negative temperatures. Since Buffalo was home now, I knew I needed an actual good winter coat, but I didn’t have the budget to spend $1,000 or more on the leading parka, cold-weather brands.
Minneapolis is gorgeous during the winter, but it sure is cold and windy. After I grew tired of having to speedwalk from my car to my office, the supermarket, or a brewery, I decided I needed to invest in a coat that would keep me warm when the temperatures plummet to zero degrees or even