FF#4: Shop-Free Styling Diet: Who am I really doing this for?


#Confessionoftheday:  I am seriously addicted to clothing, footwear and accessories.  In that order.

Now, how do I deal with this.  So, a big part of accumulating these loves of mine has to do with shopping.  I’ve worked on refraining this part quite a bit.  In fact, since before Christmas, I’ve been on a serious shopping hiatus.

The real reason for this though has become deeper than just to keep my shopping addiction at bay.  I’m seriously- and have been for awhile- considering the tragic effects that fast fashion is costing our planet.  As a fashion teacher, I definitely have to set some sort of example as I am teaching the designers and students of the future how to create more sustainably! 

Last week was the anniversary of 2013’s catastrophic industrial and historical event that happened in Bangladesh.  To sum it up,  I copied this quote from the Take Action page of Fashion Revolution.org link here

“Fashion Revolution Week happens every year in the week surrounding the 24th of April. This date is the anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse. Rana Plaza, a building in Bangladesh, housed a number of garment factories, employing around 5,000 people.The people in this building were manufacturing clothing for many of the biggest global fashion brands.Over 1,100 people died in the collapse and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. The victims were mostly young women. Thats when Fashion Revolution started.”

I participated by choosing my mom’s gorgeous top which was part of the gown she wore as Mother-of the Bride. It has such a special meaning to me- and that’s what Love Story is about. You pick a garment that has sentimental value to you and make a Love Story around it.

This fabric…
And the workmanship…made 34 years ago!

This is how my Beautiful Mamma wore it 34 years ago on my wedding day. It was worn with a beautiful long satin golden-amber skirt.

If you watch my youtube video (scroll down)- I explain the whole story behind this top…as well as my mom’s own contribution and love for fashion and design.

Here is how I styled this beautifully tailor-made- top that means the world to me!

See that you don’t have to wear it all dressed up for a special occasion anymore!

I’ve created my own Love Story video for Fashion Revolution 2020 – and its #haulternative. Watch it here:

If you want to create your own Love Story video, or letter, or haul…Check out Fashion Revolution and download the How-to section and use the hashtag: #haulternative

If you do go to their site, you can download all sorts of guides to be part of the movement to make fashion more sustainable and raise awareness.  I encourage you to go check it out.  Yes, the event is passed but the movement must never stop!!

Linking time!

I love reading other great blog posts- so I thought to include some really good ones for you to check out! They have linkup parties where you can link your own posts. Go check them out and show some love. Have a good one!


Glass of Glam

Mutton Style

Pocket Full of Polka Dots

Sharing a Journey


Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels

The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash


Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Anne in Residence

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama


A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink

Good Random Fun



Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

19 thoughts on “FF#4: Shop-Free Styling Diet: Who am I really doing this for?

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  1. Oh Lucy! This Love Story is so special! In fact, I put a link to this post on my Insta story! Your mamma…what a gorgeous gem and what you did with the dress is exquisite and lovely! Such a treasure!

    1. Thank you Andrea!! I love that you posted it in your stories- you’re such a nice person! This top and what it means, really is a treasure to me:)

  2. Loved this post – what a special Love Story. The top you created is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing at #WowOnWednesday.

  3. What a fantastic idea! And such a lovely top with so much meaning. I have been shopping so much less in the past year or so for all of the reasons you have stated. And I have just have way too much. Like an embarrassing amount of clothing and shoes. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!


  4. I remember that tragic event in 2013 and try to shop more sustainably because of it. Your top is lovely and what a beautiful love story behind it! Love the photo of you and your mom!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    1. This photo is so precious and especially the top! I’m happy that I was at least able to contribute to awareness for sustainability in my own small way. Thanks so much for reading xx

  5. I think that it would be the best adventure to come play in your closet with you!! Your remixes are so fun, change ups etc. FUN! You make me want to experiment more.

    1. You my friend are welcome to do so any time! And yes, do experiment (what do we have to lose?!) Thanks xx

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