Aren’t the holidays fun? I hope you guys have been digging these fun giveaways and that they’re getting those gift-giving juices flowing! Next up is ONE OF MY FAVORITES (which I know I say all the time, but seriously, guys). One of the best curated, most ethical online boutiques on the planet. Everything’s vegan, sweatshop-free, eco-friendly, and stylish. And it’s run by one of the coolest people on the planet. Walk with me, will you?
Get to know bead & reel
A lot of times, you scour the internets for a place to buy eco-vegan clothing and accessories and you find shit that looks like a Burning Man costume or something you’d wear in a commune. I mean this with affection and respect – that crunchier stuff is cool sometimes, but when you’re a professional, stylish, polished person and you also have ethics, you need something more. Thank goodness Bead & Reel is here to give you more. Oh, you need a gown for that sexy soiree? Or a classic pump for dominating the Boardroom? Or you want a jacket that’s going to get you through a blustery winter without feeling like a shapeless, sexless dumpling? The answer to all of these style dilemmas is Bead & Reel.
Sica, the founder of Bead & Reel, has major style and design chops. A longtime Hollywood costume designer and ethical vegan, Sica knows how to pull looks together that SLAY. She doesn’t fritter around with the non-functional, non-sleek stuff. Everything in her shop pairs beautifully together and gleams on its own. One peek and you’ll see that she really knows her stuff (and is the nicest person on the planet). Read Bead & Reel’s Mission to learn more and check out the ultra-impressive Ethics tab to see that Bead & Reel means business. Every item is tagged with ethical symbols accordingly so you can shop with complete confidence.
Why you should give bead & reel all your money now
B&R was cool enough to give away a $150 gift card to one (1) lucky winner. If you’re wondering what to spend that or all your money on, please allow me to help you with the foxiest picks for 2016. Behold, just a few of my favorite pics from this ethical wunderkind. Bead & Reel truly has something for every occasion and I basically want to make sweet, sweet love to the place.
To Give This Season (or anytime)
The Ethical Starter Kit Gift Set, $50: (Seen above) Soft and sexy organic cotton undies, a sustainable tote, and eco-friendly laundry care tucked into an affordable, beautiful, and indispensable gift for any of the gal pals on your list. Perfect for those who need a little nudge in the greener direction.
Set of 12 Postcards by Supra Endura, $15: These gorgeously hand-done postcards give back to various charities. And they’re so chic looking that I’d slap these babies in a frame and give them as the ultimate gallery wall-starter for your stylish pals.
Triangle Pave Necklace by Rachael Ryan Jewelry, $48: Forget giving the ladies in yo’ squad trashy, classy jewelry they’re never going to wear. Go classic and give this indispensable, goes-with-anything necklace that also benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Anena Beach Bag by The Catrinka Project, $80: Sure, it’s freezing out, but I’m already thinking of warmer weather by staring at this gorgeous blue bag. Reversable, fair-trade, and damn-near perfect with a breezy white button down, skinny jeans, and sandals.
For NYE (or any other time you want to look smokin’)
Vegan Classic Heel with Pointed Toe by Melissa, $145: Oh, hai, sexy on wheels. These are perfect for work, but damn they’re right for a night out under the mistletoe or champagne fountain. Just be sure to kick your leg up, Old Hollywood-style when you get that electrifying smooch.
Persephone Colorblocked Dress in Merlot by La Fille Colette, $416: Guys, this isn’t just a dress. This is a mother-truckin-show-stopping-hubba-hubba-gown. With strategic cutouts, juicy color blocking, and swishy, made in the USA construction, this frock will get you noticed on NYE, Valentine’s Day, and beyond.
Angular Cat Cuff by Natalie Frigo, $115: Show your suitors you’re a little elusively feline with this adorable cuff. I like that it’s cute without being kitsch. MEOW.
For Your Inner #GirlBoss
The Pencil Me In Skirt by Mata Traders, $62: An indispensably chic pencil skirt for all of your professional moments.
The Grace Wedge by The People’s Movement, $69: Running for the bus, chasing down a taxi, or hustling up the stairs at the office, the wedge on these kicks makes ’em comfortable with a style that’s totally meeting appropriate.
Andrea Oversized Tote by Angela & Roi, $110: A fresh year of rocking your goals calls for a badass bag to carry everything you’ll need for a supercharged day. This is the very same bag I use religiously because it’s sleek, lightweight, and can carry a laptop, running shoes, lunch, books, booze – ya know, all the things you need for a successful day.
Also, check out my pal, Caitlin’s picks from Bead & Reel from her (now expired, but still relevant) giveaway post. She’s a beaut with great style.
Win Bead & Reel
Feeling lucky? Well, first, go to Bead & Reel and salivate over everything and spend all your monies. And then, enter to win a $150 gift card. Entry’s easy and because it’s a gift card, it’s open to all you international folks, too (just ensure B&R ships to your home country).