This post-holidays period is the time of the year when I've had enough of winter yet I know spring is still far away, so my sartorial dreams have been filled with looks that fit within a fine balance of warm and comfortable but also ladylike and in either light or bright colours - to compensate for the dark days that refuse to let us see the sun too often.
The people at Brilliant Earth contacted me recently to ask whether I'd like to participate in their Personality Style Challenge and, after giving it some thought, doing a bit of research and falling head over heels with both their jewelry pieces and their sustainable ethos, I realized that I would really enjoy to take part in it. I was already aware of the company, but didn't know much about it other than the fact that they are the experts when it comes to ethically-sourced engagement rings and diamonds. Now I've loved learning more about them and, as a business school graduate, I can appreciate a great mission statement, so their mission to "transform the jewelry industry one diamond at a time...through sustainability, transparency and compassion" honestly sends chills down my spine.
At first, I wasn't sure what personality I would fall under, so I looked through some of my favourite Earth-conscious online shops - the one thing that I did know was that I wanted this outfit to be entirely eco-friendly. Picking items that caught my eye here and there, I was hoping that something would come together naturally and, funny enough, that is exactly what happened with this look: the drop waist silhouette of the dress, the classic plaid coat and the rib knit cardigan were all details that I really loved and I thought they matched perfectly with the vintage-dress-and-thrift-store-shopping kind of girl described in the challenge.
Disclaimer: I was contacted by Brilliant Earth to be a part of the Personality Style Challenge. However, I am not being compensated for this post, and all creative freedom and opinions are my own.