The Extra Report — vintage RSS



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...

Continue reading



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...

Continue reading



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 🎁🛍️🎀    

Continue reading



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...

Continue reading



We'll take you to the candy shop

It's Halloween time, so naturally, we need candy (vegan if you're really dope;) and could think of no better place to find it than the aisles of a local convenience store. Me + a couple of the babes + one videographer took a little trip to Des Moines' East Side to help with to a little candy shopping -- and help our girl film a dance video of course 💃      

Continue reading