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Fur Feb

Fur is back! *VINTAGE* Fur that is, and re-upping a few key points on fur before we get into a few of my faves for the flurry months that make vintage fur so fab: I’m vegan *about 90-92% of the time* (full-time vegetarian though!), and it all began because of animal rights and cruelty. In no way, shape or form do I support purchasing new fur and just want to get that out there. There are a lot of options when it comes to purchasing fur, and also conflicting opinions when it comes to what is most ethical and sustainable. I found a great article from Refinery 29 “Faux Fur: Good For Ethics, Bad For The Planet?” if you want to read...

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Going green: AS SEEN ON YOU

2020 is here, and that means so are all the resolutions we're attempting to fulfill (I'm right there with you, more on resolutions another day:) but for now - IMO, the simpler we can make it all, the happier we'll be. And that goes big time for going green(er) - a resolution many of us made for the new decade 💚 I get asked a lot about how to make sustainability a part of everyday life, and this question often comes with a little fear and a nervous undertone - followed by the 'what if I can't do it all' mentality that so many people have. My answer to that: F it and don't worry! Anything is something and a fabulous start. Do...

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You don't need that 💩

You don't need that 💩and neither do I. Said 💩we're talking about: Black Friday deals/doorbusters/blowouts/etc. I know the 'how low can you go *in price*' game, please know I played it for many years, and days like Black Friday bring out our most competitive sides to win that game. Although I've always loved the second-hand life, cheap, cheaper, and cheapest was my other ♥️ It's STILL hard to pass up a killer deal. BUT, I really do stop and think about the need for [insert cheap item] and what impact (environmental and other) its creation has had. There will always be a time when we have to buy new, but my challenge to you - and to myself - is to really, really think...

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FW19

If you haven't already started getting 'save the dates' for all the holiday parties, we're sure they'll be coming soon -- and we want you to be ready. ASOME Holiday '19 has arrived and we can't wait for you to come shop it all: What: ASOME + Yelp + AC Hotel Promenade Party  When: 11.22.19 | 5-9 (or later!) Where: AC Hotel East Village Des Moines Coats, dresses, tops, pants, skirts, accessories - casual and non, for you or for gifts - we'll have it all + wrapping for you 🎁🛍️🎀    

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Happy *sustainable* Halloween 🎃

It's Halloween Week! We really love this holiday, but know it can get pretty scary out there trying to find the perfect costume... and one that won't make the planet scream😱 We put together few ASOME ideas + places to shop that won't scare the 💩out of the 🌎 for your final frightening Halloween fiestas!   First stop, your closet! You'd be amazed how much is in there (or borrow from a friend!) that can help you create the perfect look. Example: grab some black, some glasses, a few friends and you've got yourself one helluva an eclipse 🌑 Or grab your fave shoulder-padded top, add 1 tiger and you've got this magic:   *And if you're like me, you probably have some headbands or...

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