Tag: Vegan fashion

My 10 Must-Haves For December

December is such a festive and beautiful time of the year. For me it is all about Christmas Parties, Dinners, Family, Friends and of course Keeping warm in style! I think is also a time of the year when we all love to shop that much more. There is always somewhere to go and a new outfit to be worn. So if you are thinking about ‘ What To Wear’ you have come to the right place.

In this blog post I am sharing with you my ten must-haves to get you through this month. So instead of over buying and spending lots of money you will need just these key items that you can mix and match to create looks that can dressed up or down.

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  1. A Statement Coat Is my top must have fashion item because a pop of colour breaks up dark winter colours perfectly. I love wearing Navy blue, black and grey so a coat like this would look beautiful and feminine over a simple polo neck and jeans; This is my go to look for winter so Classic and simple. If you want to wear this coat to an evening out, just wear a pretty sparkly dress and nude heels. This coat is from Romwe.com; I think I need it in my life.
  2. Since i gave up wearing leather I have fallen in love with this Stella McCartney  bag in Black with gold chain details. I have this bag in blue and love it so much. I admire her for making cruelty free designs that are so high fashion. I think this one is going on my Wishlist! So lets talk about other bag options. I am loving tassel bags at the moment and here is one from Nasty Gal. As I mentioned in my last outfit post, I am designing my own line of bags because I feel it is hard to find faux bags that are good quality and chic. I am so excited as the time is coming closer for my online shop to be complete. It really is a dream come true for me and it would not be possible without my readers and followers so Thank you!
  3. I am obsessed with Polo Neck Top’s this winter. They look chic, you don’t need a scarf because they keep your neck warm, and they are so elegant. I usually wear my hair down and a red lip. A polo neck with jeans and over the knee boots is the perfect look this season. I wore this look with a sleeveless camel coat a few weeks ago.
  4. I LOVE a red lip. This one is ‘Organic Glam’ which is completely natural and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. I love Organic Pharmacy because their products are 100% cruelty free. I am going there next week, to try on their foundation and blushers. I was browsing their online shop earlier and I love everything about this brand. Do have a browse and tell me what you think.
  5. The only shoes you need to get you through this winter are Faux over the knee boots. There are so many options for those that do not wear leather or suede. I found these on Nelly and there are other options on Missguided and Asos. I love wearing my boots with jeans, or a cute skirt and oversized jumper.
  6. Everyone needs a Christmas blouse! They are perfect if your hosting a Xmas dinner at home, because you want to look festive but not overly dressed up. I would wear this blouse with Dark blue jeans and nude heels. You can wear pretty earrings and black eyeliner to complete the look.
  7. If there is one colour you need to be seen in this season, it is Camel. I love this sleeveless coat and you can find a nice one everywhere at the moment. I like to wear them with jeans and a nice warm top. Try asos or missguided for one that fits your budget. I got mine from Misguided I would love one in black too.
  8. A Black sequin dress is something that can be in your closet forever. A bit of sparkle is perfect for this time of the year and all you need are a nice pair of black or nude heels. Buying a dress like this would be an investment because you could wear it every year.
  9. The last thing on my list is a pair of really nice dark blue jeans. I love dark jeans for winter they are definitely a wardrobe essential. A Girl can never have too many jeans.

P.S. Now I’m back in my office for more work and planning for next week. Have a lovely sunday my amazing readers xoxo


 

 

 

You can’t love your Dog and wear them too

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I want you all to meet Scarlet! She is the cutest little Westie and lives with me in London. She brightens up my day every morning and snuggles next to me before bedtime. I love her so much for the unconditional love she shows me and for the beautiful memories of having her with me since she was a tiny puppy at 4 months old. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t kiss her 10000 times just to show her that she means the world to me. To show her she is cared for and protected and I will be there with her through everything. She is a part of me and I am so thankful to have her. I think she is a natural in front of the camera don’t you?

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Who says an outfit needs leather or suede? I am wearing a beige sleeveless coat and over the knee boots from Missguided. I adore these Faux suede boots because they are so perfect for the cold weather in London, and they only cost £45. The Polo Neck Top and jeans are by Zara. This cute ASOS Mini Saddle Cross Body Bag With Studs did not cost me £1000’s and an animal was not skinned for making it. That makes me so happy and If enough people understood the pain of these animals so many would be saved from being made into a bag, or a jacket. Leather is not an animal byproduct and cows, pigs, lamb and calf are not the only victims of the leather trade. In China, dog’s are used for cheap leather and once this leather has been treated with toxic dyes (that are very harmful for the environment) it looks like any other animal skin. They export this to other countries in Asia, Europe and USA. YES Dogs are also made into bags and shoes. With the growing demand for leather, exported dog leather is often sold as ‘lamb’ skin. So please do your research on the leather industry. Stella McCartney exposed the leather trade a few years ago and she said ‘As a designer I like to work with fabrics that don’t bleed; thats why I avoid all animal skins. I want to tell the world that I won’t ever wear the skin of a cow, snake, alligator, seal or rabbit or any other animal. I pledge that mine is the only skin that I’ll be seen in’.

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Ignorance is bliss and many do not want to see a disturbing videos or read the facts but that is the reality of thousands of animals all over the world every single day to keep up with our demands for more ‘it’ bags and ‘must have’ shoes. We love our pets at home but forget that other animals in the world are just as special and important. They were created to share this beautiful planet with us but it seems people love to destroy everything beautiful. The past few weeks I have become vegan ( I was vegetarian all my life) and the things I have seen in videos of animal torture for leather, meat, beauty products or just cruelty for no reason at all has really inspired me to become a voice for those who cannot speak.

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Now I want to share the thoughts of some of my close friends who have so kindly contributed to this Blog post, expressing their feelings about what animals mean to them.

Neha Chawla

” It would be a lie to say I have been aware of the harm caused to animals because of my selfish fashion habits.
Looking through my wardrobe yesterday I realized that 70% of the accessories I own are made of leather. Expensive leather. It is unfortunate that when the new “it” bag is advertised, the behind-the -scenes of how it got to that big black box with the white ribbon on it, are left unseen. It is easy, for me, at least, to get lost in the big bad world of unethical fashion. Lather handbags are an obsession for many women, including me. I have always been aware of the torture animals go through for the prosecution of leather, however, I have always chosen to be oblivious to it. The fashion industry, like the food industry, has been able to brainwash me to believe that I must have new shoes/bags every season but It has taken me years to realize that not only does this cost me a lot of money but more importantly, it is costing lives.
After yesterday, I have decided to make more conscious decisions and stop buying leather products.
Fur, on the other hand, has been another story for me.I have always been repelled by the idea of fur. The idea of killing an animal and using its fur to keep me warm is primitive to say the least. In a world full of fancy fire-places, heated car seats and heated homes, I find it disgusting to believe we need to kill animals for their fur.
If only we realized the domino effect we are causing to the world by selfishly killing animals, we would actually save our planet. I believe that animals, like us, are created by the universe. We are wrong to believe that we have the power to kill them. They deserve a happy life and it is our responsibility to ensure they have the freedom to live.

The only good thing about furry animals is that they make the best cuddle buddies =)
Hopefully we can all spread the message of love. Killing, harming and torturing animals is never in fashion.”


 

Lily

” True friendship is not only between people, Animals are our real friends too. Every person who has these four-footed friends knows how faithful, grateful and loving they are! They make our lives brighter!
My name is Lily and I can’t imagine my life without my true friend, my lovely cat Richie. He is very smart and understands everything. He always feels my mood, and when I’m sad he always tries to soothe me. This is so touching! He is funny and makes me laugh so often. He is so curious and he looks so cute when he plays. He completes my home and I always miss him so much when I’m away. He is really very special and I am happy and lucky to have him in my life.
The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals. It’s a well known wisdom and it’s important to remember these words! Let’s always stay real Humans – caring and kind to animals.


This last picture is Scarlet meeting a new friend between our photoshoot. We had to stop and capture the moment. How cute do they look!

I hope this Blog post helped people understand why i am vegan and why I will only promote brands and products that are cruelty free on Love And Blossoms. I am only one person but I want to do everything I can to make a difference for animals. Here are some touching words i found on Pinterest to end this post;

 Dear Animals,

I am sorry that you were skinned alive for boots, painfully slaughtered for meat, and enslaved for our entertainment. I’m sorry that you have lost your homes, and your family that have been taken away from you. I’m sorry for the human race not thinking you are important. YOU ARE. We see you, we are trying to help.

From a very small portion of the human race.

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