Isabella David

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actress + poet + mommy + blogger 🇫🇷 🇺🇸
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I love the power fashion possesses to transform me from tired mommy to feeling fabulous with a swipe of red lipstick and the donning of a little black dress. However, six years ago the Rana Plaza tragedy made me rethink my light-hearted relationship to my closet. It made me acutely aware human beings create the clothes that give me so much joy. More than 29 brands are connected to that tragedy and some have yet to pay out reparations, although I don’t exactly know how money can repair a loss of more than a thousand lives. Cheap, disposable clothes continue to dominate the landscape today, which means someone somewhere is paying a lot for them. Yes, fashion is fun, but it’s a lot less fun when you consider the real cost of a shirt priced lower than a cup of coffee. The good news is that since the tragedy many people and companies around the world are working to make a difference. There’s a lot you can do to make a difference, too! @natalyelbaz lists several excellent ideas in her post about the tragedy today. ✍🏼 .
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🤗 Well, that’s a brief background and explanation (from a very tired mommy who’s currently in her sweats but really wanted to post today!) of what today is commemorating and why this week is Fashion Revolution Week & also why you might be seeing a lot of bloggers asking their favorite designers for greater transparency in their production methods! You can also join in with the easy first step of participating in the hashtag.🙏🏼🥰 For example, while I love that my orders from @rouje arrive plastic-free, I could not find much on their website about their factories, so I would like to ask my favorite designer #whomademyclothes? 🌊
#ranaplazaneveragain #sustainablefashion #lesfillesenrouje .
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It’s a #fashionrevolution when... you prefer your thrifted clothes to your new ones! I’ll be asking my favorite designers #whomademyclothes this #fashionrevolutionweek! Who will you be asking? #thrifter #lestyleàlafrançaise #sustainablefashionblogger .
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Happy Earth Day! 🌎 It’s strange to be living the days you know you’re going to look back on and long for. So many elderly folks live around Washington Square Park in Philly, and those were the looks they gave us Sunday as our little family walked/ hopped through the park to the Easter Parade: sweet longing for the days I’m living now where I’m the center of my children’s world and they shower me with hugs and kisses. .
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🍃Now forgive a sentimental mommy the need to make metaphors of everything (I’m also a poet with a book you can buy 📖🙏🏼), but I hope that isn’t what happens to all of us in a larger sense— that we  won’t have to look back to these days of spring sunshine and flowering trees in the spirit of nostalgia for the once bounty and sweetness of the Earth, because that’s the fate awaiting us according to scientists if we continue to ignore #climatechange. .
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🌊 On a less dire note, I saw one REALLY positive change happening all over Philly this weekend— all the restaurants in Philly carry paper straws now!! 🙌🏼Someone somewhere is making a difference. 🙏🏼
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✨For other small ways to help, check out my blog post last week about #fashionrevolutionweek2019– also starting today! Together, as one Earth family, I believe we can make a difference! How are you guys celebrating #EarthDay? We’re going to plant a tree in our small garden— either today or ASAP. (See mention of days of loving but demanding small children above.) We fell in love with all the flowering Royal Japanese cherry trees this year! 🌸🌸🌸🌸Slide through for my favorite one in Philly! 🤗#bansingleuseplastic #sustainablefashionblogger #plantatreetoday .
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Happy Easter & Passover! We’re actually in our spring dresses today. (Except for MJ who’s in suspenders. FYI boy clothes are just as cute to play dress up in!) But those photos are on my camera, and we grabbed this shot yesterday on my iPhone on the steps of the @franklininstitute. Also, this shot is on point as my outfit is all thrifted (except the shoes)! A great way to launch #fashionrevolutionweek2019! .
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Also please forgive another iPhone pic... my daughter had school off this week and... 🙏🏼🙈😫😂 Overall, it’s been a fun past week, though, of #springbreak adventures with lots to share on the blog: kid adventures in Philly, restaurant recs for all ages, vegan recipes... (We’re not officially vegetarians, but trying to learn to be by adding recipes to our repertoire.) In the meantime, my last blog post explains a bit about #fashionrevolution. I’ll repost the link to my stories! Will you be  asking your favorite designer #whomademyclothes this coming week? 🧵🙏🏼 #sustainablefashionblogger #thrifter #momlifeisthebestlife .
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Sharing some of my favorite “new” pretty things for spring in honor of #fashionrevolutionweek next week. ✨Been wearing both this “new” secondhand @reformation blouse that came from @eBay with all the tags still attached 🙌🏼 & the “Aphrodite” necklace by @pamelacardjewelry non-stop. (And my vintage engagement ring of course! We found it in a consignment shop as we were walking down the Main Street in Santa Barbara!) More tips for keeping old things new on the blog! #sustainablefashionblogger
#refbabe 
#details
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City girl in... the city, actually! Philly is so beautiful! So excited for all the spring celebrations this weekend, whatever your religion! What are your holiday plans?🌸✨🍃 #gardendistrict #bestofphilly #sustainablefashion .
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Garden-tending weather in Philly. 🍃 This isn’t an ad! I just really love shopping for plants @loweshomeimprovement as we did this morning. 🌱 The prices are affordable & the plants always live vs. the times we’ve shopped at fancier nurseries only to have the fancy planets slowly, horribly die. 😂😫🙈 So excited to get changed now & work in our little slice of garden! It’s so gorgeous outside! It was even a bit too hot for these secondhand @toryburch otk boots earlier. (FYI they came brand-new in the box with all the wrappings. If you’re icked out by the concept of secondhand shoes, keep in mind my experience: so many people miss return windows or never wear a pair of shoes, and you can get BRAND-NEW gorgeous shoes at a steal if you thrift— online especially!) Also, wearing my favorite @reformation dress along with a secondhand @chloe bag that was a steal as well because the seller said it had signs of wear. I couldn’t see any, took a gamble, and it paid off there, too! 🙌🏼More thrifting tips for spotting designer bags secondhand on last week’s style blog. 
#sustainablefashionblogger 
#gardening 
#isabelladavidvintagehome
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Paris on my mind. 🙏🏼🇫🇷 I actually started reading Isabella Hammad’s gorgeous, immersive debut novel the morning of the fire at Notre Dame, little expecting Paris to feature in my day otherwise. To set the mood, I baked a croissant from @freshdirect to go with it. (I have to say their frozen ones are surprisingly delicious! Did you know French people are as snobby about their bread as people in Oregon are about their beer?
And both for good reason in my experience...) .
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Anyway, when I plopped down with my coffee & my baked goodness, I was quickly transported to another time & place. Sometimes I read romance novels, too, because they’re so silly & life-affirming & not very taxing on a tired brain. Other times I long for an author to give words and shape to experiences & then I prefer literature because of the richly hewn details that help me articulate my own feelings & observations. Do you guys read a mix of trash and treasures, too, or am I the only one 😂🙈? Anyway, this book is a gem for sure. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ What are you reading? 
#shelfie
#theparisian 
#coffeeandbooks .
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#bookaholic #bookworm #frenchygirl #pursueprettythings #pursuewhatislovely #carbsarelife #coffeetime #goodreads #books #bookstagram #bibliophile #middleeast #france #israel #palestine #historicalnovel #romance #love #writingcommunity #notredame
Stuck somewhere between spring & winter in Philly today, but I’m still in a spring state of mind overall. 🌸 Does anyone else feel flooded with intense happiness when winter is through? 🥰 (Even if there’s a cold, gloomy day here or there.) I hate being at the mercy of the seasons, though! That’s why I’m like Ferdinand this year, preparing already & collecting colorful impressions and inspirations to keep me warm through this next winter. For one thing, I’ve been doubling down on making our new home as cozy as possible. Check my stories as some new home decor arrives handmade from @etsy, vintage from @ebay, & a couple new things from the @wayfair sale last week! So excited to move things around. I’ve been able to work with what we have to make the home feel brighter with just a few additions. Would you guys be interested in seeing more of the interior of our old/ new house? Also, what do you do to keep your spirits up in the winter? 
#springsummer2019 
#homedecor
#isabelladavidvintagehome .
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The expression on your face when your allergies kick in but you can’t stop cavorting in blossoms. 🌸😫Honey in tea usually cures most of my symptoms, though! Do you guys suffer from allergies in the spring? What are some of your favorite home remedies? 🍯 
#springinphilly 
#allergyseason
#naturalremedies
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*Insert metaphor about spring & flowers & time passing too dang fast here.*/ *Imagine ici la métaphore parfaite du temps qui passe trop vite.* 🌸🌸🌸
#chloegirls #whenthriftersthrift #sustainablefashionblogger .
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My plans for this weekend involve all the leaning against inanimate objects. 🌲 (See above.) 😴 A really busy week! I’m so grateful it’s the weekend! What about you guys?
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Also, featuring a whole lot of recently acquired secondhand items in this look! Tap for deets! I was going to post about these “new” jeans on my blog— I fell two seconds after this shot was taken 😂🙈— and got grass stains across the knees. It was like Newton and the apple under the tree! I got inspired to write a post about nifty ways of removing stains & extending the life of your garments, but this week got away from me. Keep your eyes out for two posts next week! 👀🙏🏼👗👛 #sustainablefashionblogger 
#refbabe #tgif
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