To know there are people who care about the world we live in, the animals who live here with us, and the fact that maybe if something is fast, cheap, or hurts other humans or animals it isn't worth it. I definitely sleep better at night folks. 

It doesn't hurt that the bags they create are gorgeous, classic, and timeless. Now, if only my bank account could get behind this. I'd be a very happy woman. For now, I'll do what I can to promote an awesome company doing something my head and heart can understand. Apparently I CAN have my cake and eat it too! One day. At least I know its out there. 


All the products from are ethically sourced, consciously made, produced in the USA, and are cruelty free. To top it off, no harsh chemicals are used in the process of producing products. 

I can't begin to express how important this process and mentality is to me. In a world where we want EVERYTHING faster, cheaper, and readily available, it is heart warming to know there are some bad ass people out there making a difference. 
Now please. Head on over to their website FREEDOMofANIMALS and swoon like I am!
*All images are credited here and here 

xo- SN

Haunting Features

Beauty has been inspiring the fashion world just as strongly as fashion has for makeup. In my personal and professional opinion, they go hand in hand. You can't have one without the other. Its quite romantic really. The accentuate each other. They bring out the best in each other. Each sets a mood that the other carries whimsically to the next level. What would this collection be without the thought out and perfectly executed hair and makeup design? What would have inspired this look had it not been for the dreamers, the go-getters, and talented clothing designers? Thats where my head and heart are when It comes to this stunning beauty look created for Lisa Ho at Sydney Fashion week s/s 2013 by MAC makeup artists.

Nothing about this look is a perfect accident or beautiful coincidence. Each texture, each shadow, each subtle or bold pop of color is exactly what it wants to be.

Who is this woman?
She's wild, alive, and not afraid to love. She's confidant, adventurous, and she'll take you with her because she wants you and you will want her. She's electric and you can't say no. 

She's humble yet the definition of femininity. She moves around this world unaware of all the eyes watching her natural beauty and grace.

  • Even matte complexion with intense placement of dewy highlights.
  • Subtly filled in brows.
  • Red lips with a candy shine and two-tone fade.
  • Hollowed and contoured eyes with rich golden tones.
  • Subtle black lashes. 

*All photos credited HERE
xo- SN

Distressed. High-Waisted. Short. Light. Dark. D E N I M.

Summer is here my friends. If you haven't jumped on the denim shorts wagon, your bad. 

Being someone who has despised her legs the majority of her life (yes, even when I walked EVERY WHERE for two years without a car and worked out 5-6 days a week) the whole short shorts thing just never sounded even remotely appealing. I woke up one day and said "what the hell!" and cut up a pair of beat up GStar jeans I owned into distressed shorts. Best idea ever you goose. Despite my "go for it!" attitude those shorts have stayed safely tucked away in my closet. Until now...

I'm pushing myself. You only live once and apparently this is as good as it gets so I plan on living it up and purchasing or creating some killer summer shorts. A few of my favorite places to purchase shorts are as follows: Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Nordstrom, Romwe, or I search for brands and styles via Polyvore. I am going to have an experiment soon and thrift for some old levi's that I can cut up and distress on my own. 
Oh boy...

Whether you like your jeans clean and folded or torn up and grungy you can guarantee everyone is going to be loving them. They are just fabulous. In my opinion its a staple piece in anyones closet right now. 


The photo above and this beauty here ------> 
Are perfect styling combinations. How delicious is that sequin sensation (blazer) paired with the high-waisted/pockets exposed distressed shorts? AND a red lipstick just to top it off. In love.
Then you have this perfect modern women meets 90's influence with the low shooting vneck on the white blouse tucked into cleanly folded high waisted jeans adorned by a black belt and topped off with a blush pink shoulder padded blazer. I see those shoulder pads! You aren't fooling anyone. But honey, it looks so good. A killer pair of boots and bun and this girls in.
This article just wouldn't be complete without a tribute to the lovely Alexa Chung. She continuously pairs fabulous pieces together to create killer ensembles that simultaneously scream "oh this old thing?" Alexa, we get it. You don't really even need to try. 

High waisted shorts. Long sleeve printed blouse thats buttoned all the way up. Uncontrived locks. Bold black sunglasses. Sheer dark tights. Matte black high shoes. Iced coffee. Black bowler bag. And a casual grey hoodie because she can. Apparently its that easy my friends. Just take some notes.

  1. Topshop high-waisted shorts 
  2. JCrew polka dot top
  3. Anthropologie sheer black tights
  4. Black wedge booties
  5. Black bowler bag
  6. Oversized black sunglasses
Now I don't know about you but I can't wait to slide into a pair of these babies. And with that I'm off to roam the desert! Happy shorts hunting and please, let me know what summer pieces you just can't live without!

xo -SN
When it comes to fashion, style, and making a purchase I'd like to know who I'm REALLY supporting and why. I'm the same way with the food I eat. I want to know where it was produced, I prefer if its local and organic, and if I can't pronounce any of the ingredients I usually don't buy it. Don't worry, this isn't as drastic as a 'Portlandia' episode but its pretty damn close my friends. Wouldn't it feel amazing to know that the clothes and accessories you're buying aren't being mass produced overseas in a factory somewhere? And that the person creating your piece is being treated with the respect they deserve for their hard work with fair labor, good pay, health benefits, and a safe working environment? I sure know I think about these things and really, I hope you do too. Here is a looksy on a few fashion companies out there aiming to do good things for this earth and the people who hang here.

American Apparel

Head to the link attached to the above photo and read about American Apparels Vertical Integration. Its a pretty rad process if I do say so myself. Design, marketing, accounting, retail, and distribution all under one roof in LA? That's got to be one large building. Not only does this keep/create 5,000 jobs for people in the US, it eliminates the possibility of redundancies in the supply chain, and it contributes millions of dollars to the state and country's tax base, as well as supporting the local economy . Their workers make between $12-$14 an hour (almost double the current minimum wage) and because of this they have strong employee morale and high retention rates of skilled operators. 
Want to know what else American Apparel is all about? FAIR LABOR. Can I get a HELL YES? 
1- Sewers start at $12hr which is $25,000 a year with room to grow!
2- Parking and subsidized public transit
3- Subsidized lunches and free on-site massages
                                                                 4- A bike lending program
                                                                 5- PTO! 
And more importantly, they offer job security and full-time employment. They have an on-site medical clinic and offer their employees company-subsidized affordable health insurance. What makes me smile even more is that as the company grows they are continuously striving to better the working environment  growth opportunities and benefits for their employees. 

Check out a few other things AA is supporting!
1- Legalize Gay and Legalize LA
2- Organic Products 


The beginning of February marked a very important change for H&M. Recycling! Yeah they aren't perfect... but at least they are trying to do some good. That deserves a small shout out. 
H&M now has a recycling program where depending on the shape of your garments and how many, they will offer you an in-store credit when you bring in gently used items to recycle. They up cycle these pieces into  new items such as newer trendy garments, household towels, textiles for damping and insulating materials for the auto industry, and sometimes just pure energy baby. 

Long live fashion indeed. 

find real companies making real change...

Head on over to ECOFASHIONWORLD.COM and find new sustainable fashion companies under the BRANDS section. Here you can find brands that fit your personal style and you can feel good, and I mean really good, about how you are using the power of your dollar. This is our world and we need to take care of it, and most importantly we need to take care of each other. Shop sustainable and if not, at least be aware of what you are supporting and what you're not. 

Last but not least, SHOP LOCAL! For the love. Don't make me slap you. Why wouldn't you want to drive your community and support the business that offer amazing products and ultimately help home feel like home. Whenever I'm home in SLC I make sure to stop by these places!
*photo taken by myself in January 2012


Run by two amazing people, brother and sister, Ian and Helen. They offer trend pieces with the perfect balance of casual meets high fashion. Can you really ask for more? The store is always maintained and switched around for our viewing pleasure and they are continuously trying to find ways to improve their location and offer the best possible products. My boyfriend always stocks up when we are home. I'm a starving artist otherwise I would join in on the spending party. I snag a few killer pieces and to this day they are my favorites. They are one of the fabulous 9th and 9th stops. Check them out!


This place sells high quality pieces without breaking your wallet. Sure, there are some expensive pieces in here but I promise they are worth it! I bought a killer black blazer that was on the sale rack and to this day I still hang it in my "nicer stuff" sections of my closet. You know, the articles of clothing you embarrassingly baby and only bust out on special occasions. They carry lots of different styles and I LOVE their jewelry. 


I remember the days when I was a poor server still paying a college tuition yet I continuously found myself roaming around in Bastille wondering how and when I was going to purchase my next pair of GStar jeans. If you want the best clothes on the planet and aren't afraid of busting your wallet, head here. You won't be disappointed. 

I'll be honest. I've never been here. Sounds like something I need to check out! Who wouldn't want to buy art, get their hair done and snag a new outfit? 

And that brings this weeks Fashion Drunk article to a clothes. See what I did there? Ok ok... to a close. Do you know the power of your dollar? Do you know who/what you're supporting and why? As I've heard many of you fashionistas say "your style tells the world who you are." All I can hope is that through my style you can see (besides being clearly badass and awesome) that I care and that I'm educated and aware. Such a poet.
For the record, I know many of you don't pick up on my dry humor. I'm more of a smart ass than any of those wonderful things above. Thanks for hanging with me today and I'll chat your fashionable ear off next Fri!

*All photos are linked and credited.