Vacation Packing List – Styled Snapshots

You guys have been asking for some summer finds, so I thought I would share a few items I packed for our Florida trip. Comfort is key, but I did toss in my new pair of sandals (also come in a lower heel) for one date night out Matt and I had planned. The wind has also been strong, so I have been wearing this pullover a lot until the sun warms things up, very happy I packed it for this trip! A lot of these dresses could cross over as a summer wedding guest dress option as I know I have been seeing a bunch of requests for this as well (will try and work on a Reel). Each one below is under $100, I always find that Nordstrom carries a wide variety of affordable dress options. Will do a full try-on when we get back home!


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What shopping in the metaverse might look like

What shopping in the metaverse might look like

Imagine our world, then picture it fully digital. For many, it looks like the metaverse, an immersive virtual space where we can log on to meet friends, shop, work in virtual offices, and even buy virtual real estate. Offering an estimated $800 billion market opportunity, the metaverse is eyed by online game creators, social networks, and various tech leaders who are looking for the next game-changing technology platform.

Although social media companies see it as a way to capitalize on revenue, building the metaverse is not exactly cheap. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, lost more than $10 billion in 2021 alone just to work on building its own vision of the metaverse. Such losses prove that companies like Meta are investing astronomical amounts of money to discover their next growth stage.

In the metaverse, making purchases is possible through crypto wallets. They

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‘We all want to feel good in the clothes we wear’

It’s not every night that a New York Fashion Week-styled show comes to Sioux Falls. And it’s not every night that show is inclusive of all bodies, abilities and experiences.

The “Style Show: A Runway to Empower,” hosted by Rare By Design, brought together the year-long vision of executive director and founder Kendra Gottsleben to have people with disabilities be visible in the community and to know they have a place within the world of fashion.

“Ultimately what I’m hoping people gain from this event is what seeing what true diversity looks like,” Gottsleben said. “So often when we talk about diversity, it’s always race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and people with disabilities are not often in that conversation. People with disabilities are the biggest minority group because it can cross all minorities.”

Kendra Gottsleben, the founder and executive director of Rare by Design, smiles as her fashion show comes to an end on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Kendra Gottsleben, the founder and executive director of Rare by Design, smiles as her fashion show comes

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Fashion trends are costing the environment

Fashion faux pas: Fashion trends are costing the environment
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From balaclavas to cowgirl hats—and even the return of low-rise jeans—whatever the latest trends, they’re sure to fly from catwalks to consumers the moment that models leave the stage at the Australian Fashion Week next week.

But before fashionistas spend up big, University of South Australia researchers are encouraging buyers to reconsider flighty purchases and take a moment to better understand trending of “fast” fashion and its impact on the environment.

In a new study led by UniSA Ph.D. candidate Erin Skinner, researchers explored Australians’ knowledge of fast and slow fashion, finding that general consumers not only lacked an understanding of the issues, but were also averse or unable to change their buying habits to support more sustainable options.

With Australians overrepresented as one of the largest consumers of textiles globally, UniSA researchers say government and the fashion industry have an obligation to better educate consumers about the

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