I’m SURE you all know by now that I’ve been on a Fast Fashion Diet for the last 5 months.
If not, here’s my original blog post about my decision and my rules for myself.
Welp, it’s been a while,
AND I MAJORLY OWE YOU ALL AN UPDATE!
So, without further ado, I give you…
MY FIRST VLOG!
Here it is LOL
Btw, please excuse the shaky camera (I was in bed), the bright light on my face (I have no idea about lighting), and for the lengthy video (there was a lot to cover).
What do you think about Fast Fashion?
Was I too overzealous in trying to do this for a year? Or is it easier than I make it out to be?
What are your thoughts on the video?
Should I do more?
Or do I need to just stick to writing????
LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!!
Love the video!! I agree & think that fast fashion is defintely a problem with a very difficult solution. I don’t think boycotting fashion week is the answer but doing things like promoting small, hand-made designers is a great place to start. Thank you so much!!
Carrie thank YOU!!! I appreciate the comment and am always open to any ideas my readers have. I definitely need to promote small brands more. This is a goal of mine. Comment with some of your favs I should share if you have time!! xx
I love your honesty Dana. It IS a hard one to battle and I think you’re doing a good job combating it. Slip ups happen but raising awareness is powerful! :) Keep fighting the good fight!
Love you so much babygirl!!! Proud of you. Thank you for supporting me always, even from day 1 <3
Great VLOG, Dana. We all do and say things we wish hadn’t been–but as you said “LIFE HAPPENS”
Aww Grandma, I love you SO MUCH!! Thank you for always being my #1 fan and supporter. I miss you!!!
I think you’re off to a good start! I’ve been going through this for the past few years, it gets easier! eBay is also a great place to purchase second hand (a lot of stuff is NWTs too! Something that I’ve been working on is just wanting less. That really is at the heart of this. We don’t need much to live on, we don’t need closets bursting full of clothes. Wanting less, purchasing second hand and saving up for beautiful hand-crafted pieces is hard but it’s so rewarding! Keep at it, I love that you’re open and honest and that you’re promoting something that needs to be in the spotlight
Aww thank you so much Liv!! Appreciate you taking the time to comment. The video took a lot of time but I’m glad I put my truth out there. Appreciate your support!!!!
I never expected that you would go 100%. Don’t take that the wrong way. I assumed that there would be emergencies or times when you could not find a slow fashion source for something you needed. Being honest with yourself is a part of any life change. Accept that you may slip occasionally. Just don’t let one “mistake” be a reason to throw in the towel. I bet you are doing a great job. Had you not started this diet, how many fast fashion pieces of clothing do you think you would have purchased in 5 months? Would it have been significantly more than a suit, some work-out clothes, pants and a belt? Maybe it will take more than a year to really get your feet and feel comfortable and confident that you can handle any wardrobe disaster without having to fall back on old habits.
Also, if it helps, stop thinking of yourself as a fashion blogger. You are a style blogger. You don’t have to feel bound to what is current. Love what you love and share it. Isn’t that how fashion becomes “in” anyway? Who knows. Maybe you’ll lead the way. :)
And the video was fun. It is nice to hear your voice.