What We’re Reading: Our staff's favorite blogs (this month)

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The Note Passer
New York-based writer Elizabeth muses on her blog, The Note Passer, about subjects ranging from eco-friendly skincare, to ethical fashion, to sustainable textile production, to shifting societal standards of beauty. The best part: no matter your interests, all of the content she puts out is easy-to-digest, compelling, and interesting!

Our favorite recent posts → The Ultimate Dry Shampoo Review // Chic or Not, I Choose Bare Nails // How to Talk to your Teen about Ethical Fashion

The Jungalow
LA-based Justina Blakeney is the interior decorator, artist, and all around cool-girl behind the blog The Jungalow. If you love bold colors, funky patterns, and abundant plant life, you need to read this blog. We love: Justina’s unabashed sense of self, the unique prints and designs she shares, her honest take on motherhood and relationships, and her collaborations with one of our favorite LA-based fair trade brands in the past.

Our favorite recent posts → Tips on Remodeling & Decorating as a Couple // Plant-o-pedia: Elephant Ear // Textile Treasury: Rebozo

Sustainability in Style → 
Katie Roberts, who lives on Australia’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast, isn’t your typical blogger - she’s an ethical fashion-obsessed environmental scientist… who happens to love to write! We love the personal challenges she takes on from time-to-time (like a wardrobe spending freeze!), shows us how she styles the new-to-her pieces from her local thrift shops, and shares her environmental knowledge with her readers in a compelling (read: not overly academic) way.

Our favorite recent posts → Being Stylish: Not Exclusively for Developed Nations // Synthetic & Natural: What’s the Diff? // Earth Hour: Switch off for Love

Minimalist Beauty → 
Okay, we admit: We’re addicted to eco-lifestyle blogs! Dawn, who blogs at Minimalist Beauty, is a dancer, environmentalist, and writer who’s on a mission to transform her lifestyle from one of over-consumption to minimalism. (She even took on a zero-waste challenge recently!) If you’re looking to embrace a simpler lifestyle and live more sustainably, you’ll want to add this one to your blogroll.

Our favorite recent posts → The Beauty of Bulk Zero-Waste Groceries // 5 Ways to Use Glass Jars for Zero-Waste // Emotional Decluttering is Necessary

A Mighty Girl
If you have a daughter, you definitely want read this one. Actually, even if you don’t have a daughter (or any children), we still say you should read it. The team at A Mighty Girl serves up a daily dose of inspiration, featuring stories of real-life female trailblazers, powerful female characters in books and movies, and more. We love their overall “girl power” vibe and that you can’t help but leave the site feeling inspired, empowered, and more knowledgeable than before. (Pro tip: Follow A Mighty Girl on Facebook, too, for daily feminist updates in your news feed!)

Our favorite recent posts → Telling Her Story: 40 New Books for Women’s History Month // The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess // I Love my Hair: Picture Books about Mighty Girls and their Hair