Blogger Tartan Brunette shares how she dresses up her ethical fashionI haven’t shared an outfit post with you since Christmas time so it’s about time I shared what I’ve been wearing. I wore this simple navy dress to an event last night. Before I talk about the dress I need to tell you all about the event. We went along to a luxury networking evening held at the Lamborghini showroom in Edinburgh. Sipping gin surrounded by supercars isn’t a bad way to spend a Thursday evening. Whilst the cars are way out of my price range (seriously they cost over £200,000) I still had a great evening at the showroom. Alongside the cars there was plenty of gin from Firkin Gin, cooking demos and the chance to have you phone etched. The event was organised by my friend’s company Of One Mind and as usual was a great night. If you’re ever in Edinburgh whilst they have an event on I highly recommend going along.

Photo from of one mind eventBut back to my outfit from the evening. The *dress is from ethical and sustainable fashion brand Know The Origin. Know The Origin work to make sure that our clothes have a positive impact from the cotton fields rights through to purchase. As you all know I want to purchase more ethical and sustainable clothes. One of the challenges is finding clothes which fit my personal style. I like simple minimalist clothes which can be tricky to find from ethical brands. However, Know The Origin have a great range of simple basics which will work for most styles. I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of their pieces to try and this dress is one of them.

Blogger Tartan Brunette wears navy shift dress from ethical brand Know the originStyle + Fit Notes

Shape: The body-con fit of this dress is very unusual for me. I normally prefer looser fitting clothes and tend to avoid anything figure hugging. However, I really like the fit of this dress. Yes, it does show off my lumps and bumps but I still felt comfortable in it. I didn’t feel as exposed as I thought I would and quite enjoyed showing off my figure for once.

Length: Like the fit, the length of this dress is an unusual choice for me. Being on the petite side I tend to stick with shorter length skirts to try to make my legs look longer. However, I think I may be converted to the midi length. It doesn’t make my legs look shorter like I thought to would. It also helps to keep the dress looking casual. If this had been a mini dress the body-con would have been way too much whereas it works with the longer length.

Accessories: This *colourful bag is from another ethical and sustainable brand What Daisy Did. The bag is made using offcuts of leather which would otherwise have ended up in landfill which makes them very sustainable. What Daisy Did also work closely with workers in India creating well-paid sustainable jobs.  Using offcuts means that every bag is different. It’s such an easy bag to style especially with blue. I love the way the red and bright green really pop against the navy dress.

Sexy navy dress from ethical brand Know the Origin

Can you dress sexy and still be ethicalStand Out Piece

The stand out piece here has to be the dress itself. Although the length and fit are a slight step outside my comfort zone I loved wearing it. I didn’t feel self-conscious or uncomfortable showing my body off in this. Being 95% organic cotton the dress was super comfortable to wear and was essentially like wearing a t-shirt. And you can’t get more comfortable than a cotton t-shirt.  Making ethical fashion sexy isn’t always easy but if I do say so myself has been achieved here. I love pieces like this which are so easy to wear. Just add a red lip and your good to go.

If getting dressed up isn’t your thing Know The Origin have a great range of basic tees and sweatshirts. Perfect for lounging at home (or for the morning after). I was sent this cute *black cropped sleeve sweatshirt which is has found a home in my loungewear capsule. It’s so comfortable but at the same time looks great with jeans if you do need to pop out. I know I’ll be getting plenty of wear out of this during weekends hanging out at home.

Ethical loungewearShop My Outfit

Dress – Know The Origin (exact)

Sweatshirt – Know The Origin (exact)

Bag – What Daisy Did (exact, colours vary)

 

*Disclaimer: Items were sent to me for review. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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