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Valentine’s Date Night Inspiration

February 14, 2016

Hi lovey doves,

If you’re still searching for some last minute Valentine’s Day inspiration- I’ve put together some of my top picks at the moment for a romantic date night look that’s sure to make you look and feel like a total knockout while still keeping it ethical and conscious with your clothing and accessories choices, of course! Hover over each item for the direct links to shop. All details below.

Moving clockwise starting at the top:

Handmade Healing Crystal Bracelet by Lea Spirit – The red stone that you see is Pink Ruby, and among many other healing properties that it carries, the one that I loved the most was its ability to deepen a couple’s relationship and commitment to each other. It can help restore and maintain passion in the relationship and is even known to increase the chances of conception! Woah! The white crystal is Angel Aura Quartz, a stone that helps one recognize their spiritual purpose, aids in recognizing beauty from within and in others. Super powerful stones that not only look Valentine’s Day festive but will have positive affects on your loving relationship as well. Handmade with love by a lovely Etsy shop owner. $69.99

Sweetheart Cutout Whiskey Dress by Reformation – With the sweetheart cutout detail of this fun and flirty dress, it screamed Valentine’s date night to me. You can dress it up or down depending on how fancy you need to be, and most importantly, its made with all recycled fabrics! Reformation is one of my all time favorite reclaimed fashion brands and they are about as transparent as it gets. If you follow the link you are able to see exactly how much H2O and CO2 went into the making of this garment in comparison to industry standards. $198

Quartz Hoop Earrings by Adam Rabbit – I knew an awesome statement earring would have to go with this dress. Not only are these a cool and trendy spin on the classic hoop, but the quartz stones have healing properties as well. As included in the item description, “quartz is a stone of clarity which dispels negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is also powerfully protective and enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom.” I’m sold! Handmade to order by a lovely Etsy shop owner. $20

Brass Statement Ring by Made – Made is one of the few sustainable brands that ASOS carries, which makes me one happy eco babe. All of their pieces are handmade from brass in Kenya. They teach their employees new skills and provide them with sustainable opportunities. $25

 Water Based Nail Polish by Acquarella in “Livid” – Your V-Day look would not be complete without freshly painted paws; hold the harsh toxins, please! It can be hard to find truly natural nail polish, since at the end of the day, it is still paint. But Acquarella is the cleanest I’ve ever come across, with only 3 ingredients and does not contain any of the following: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resins, toluene, DBP, polyurethane, camphor, or FD&C lake dyes. $16 (on sale for $14!)

Vegan Patent Leather Pumps by Cult of Coquette – It can be hard to find “intentionally vegan” shoes, especially pumps. But Cult of Coquette is one of my go to vegan shoe brands, with incredibly well-made sexy pumps in every color you could possibly need. I have these in nude and they instantly make any outfit instantly sexier. They are the vegan Loubs in my opinion! $195

Handmade Lace Bra and Panty Set by Helen Kukovski – Of course I couldn’t neglect what was going on underneath this cute outfit! Handmade bra and panties that put your Victoria Secrets to shame? Yes please! I don’t know about you guys, but all of my Victoria Secret stuff is always falling apart and is just super crappy despite the overpriced tags. I’d rather spend my money on a handmade brand with superior quality that doesn’t sacrifice style. Helen Kukovski also sometimes incorporates organic cotton into her designs which is how I came across her heart-eyes-worthy lingerie on Etsy! $95

Zuzu Luxe Vegan Lippie in “Galaxy” – It can be hard to find lipsticks that meet all of my requirements: vegan, organic, free of artificial dyes, and actually works. Seems almost impossible, right? Enter Zuzu Luxe. Phenomenal vegan AND gluten free formulas with an insanely wide color range (no FD&C dyes included!) – what more could I ask for?! Perfect shade to smooch up your valentine with! $19

Vegan Chain Crossbody Bag by Angela Roi – I have this bag in black and it is my go-to going out bag. Perfect size to fit your phone, lipstick, credit cards and ID, and a pack of Xylitol gum. I absolutely love the red color to make this outfit more festive for V-Day but still perfectly practical, elegant, and cruelty-free. Angela Roi’s bags are made from vegan materials that are responsibly sourced and manufactured. Depending on which color bag you choose, 5% of your purchase goes to a specified cause. Red bags donate to KeepAChildAlive.org to provide HIV and AIDS treatment and care.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day lovies!

Lots of ethical love,

Ashley

 

Featured Image Photo Credit: Helen Kukovski Etsy Page

 

 

 

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