Della & Ethical Fashion


Nothing is better than buying a dress that you feel great in and knowing that your money is supporting social justice.

Della is a socially responsible fashion line that provides jobs, education and skills training to women and men of Hohoe. Not only does Della do good, but they create beautiful clothes and accessories. Urban Outfitters has taken notice, and is now selling Della on their website and in their stores. If you're in Arizona, you can head on over to their location in Scottsdale and shop their products.


I fell in love with this super comfy button up tank dress. It's linen and very breathable for the hot Arizona summers. You can wear it cut offs underneath or with skinnies like I did. I think it would be the perfect beach cover up too!


Photos by Amy Frances Photography

*This post is sponsored by Della.*



High-waist pencil skirts, jeans and maxi skirts are everywhere, and you usually see tops tucked into them. If you're looking for something a bit different from your usual styling technique, try untucking the top and adding a belt to define your waist instead. aveblog1

Get the look: tank from Urban Outfitters, skirt from Off Fifth, earrings from Old Navy

Photos by Kym Ventola

Sunday Life


This blog has always been a place for sharing fashion inspiration and my latest projects, but with this relaunch I've decided to share more about my personal life. Part of that is a look into my home life with Ryan and Elle. 2005-01-11 18.26.33

This past weekend was very relaxing and I got to do quite a bit of cooking. I started out as a terrible cook, but since the launch of Pinterest in 2011 I have been a decent one. Yet, another thing I owe to the great social inspiration tool.

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While I cook Elle usually plays with her toys in the kitchen. I love our home so much, and the kitchen is really the place where we spend most of our time. Even when guests come over we all congregate there. Although, I suspect it's food that draws us there more than the space itself.

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As far as what I wear on the weekends, you can count on me living in jeans. I found this cute, comfy t-shirt at Urban Outfitters (you can get 2 for $24) recently, and I paired it with a J.Crew cardigan and polka dot oxfords from GAP. They don't sell the oxfords anymore, but they do have amazing polka dot pointy flats. I also wore a special Kate Spade necklace Ryan got me a couple years ago. I wear it A LOT! (Now I'm obsessing over this KS necklace, click here).

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How do you spend your weekends? What do you typically wear? I'd love to hear!

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Summer Sales - Where to Shop

We just celebrated the 4th of July, and according to the fashion world summer is officially over now. Yep! It's over. Stores are putting all of their summer gear on sale, getting ready to bring in fall transitional items that will make you wish you were going back to school just so you can wear your new clothes for the first day.

By early September (just two months away), you'll start to see fall looks in full swing.

When you're sitting in 110 degree heat this seems absurd, but for the fashion lover like me I count down to this time of year. haha. It means MAJOR sale time, and a preview of the beautiful, autumn fashions to come.

First things first, where should you be shopping these major sales?

1. URBAN OUTFITTERS - They are having a crazy sale right now. I've never seen shoes SO cheap. This sale is happening in stores AND online. So, don't worry if you don't have a store close to you.

2. MADEWELL - This store along with J.Crew is my favorite of all time. It's just my style down to the T. So, of course, I'm super excited that ALL of their sale items are an ADDITIONAL 30% off when you use the code SALEAWAY. Right now they have some super adorable shoes on sale, as well as some sweaters and dresses that I've been eying for awhile.

3. ANTHROPOLOGIE - Ah yes, the store that has so many beautiful things at high prices...Well, now you can finally get your paws on the summer styles that you've been wanting without breaking the bank. Score colored denim, sequined skirts and silk blouses for under $100 with Anthro's summer sale. It's an additional 25% off the lowest price!!!

Go out shopping and stock up! Colored denim, button down shirts, exposed backs will all remain popular next year.

All photos from Anthropologie.

Floral Pants

Who doesn't like getting flowers? They're pretty, colorful and smell wonderful. They even make great prints. But have you ever worn a floral printed pants!? Sure, skirts and dresses, but pants? Well, this spring and summer it may just be your first time, as well as mine, because these floral patterns are springing up all over the place in stores like Anthropologie....


And Urban Outfitters...

So, what do you think? Are you bold enough to sport this print from the waist down?

Top image from B. Jones Style