blove: seasons + salt

February 17th, 2017
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So remember when I wrote about starting a capsule wardrobe? I discovered so many wonderful bloggers whose sites were devoted exclusively (or mostly so) to this concept.

And today I’m sharing one of my very favorites – and the story of how her site evolved from writing about a capsule wardrobe, to sharing her commitment to ethical fashion.

Allow me to present Andrea Hartman, of Seasons + Salt (all images courtesy of Andrea Hartman)!

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Like me, Andrea’s a mom of three, and I really love her style. It’s fresh, classic, and that just-a-bit-different to set her apart from the pack.

I’m SO excited that Andrea agreed to share her story here (and I’ve shared some of my favorite outfits) – let’s take a look!

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About Seasons + Salt:

“Seasons + Salt is a blog about simple, ethical style. I love to study the anatomy of an outfit, and share my favorites. I also talk a lot about trying to find contentment with what I own and doing more with less.”

How did you get into blogging?
I have a background in writing, specifically journalism. After I stopped working to have kids I picked up photography. Blogging was a natural step for both of those passions!

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What were you doing before you started blogging, and are you still doing it today?
Before I started blogging I had a portrait photography business. It was really fun, until I started blogging and realized I loved that much more. And thankfully I still get to use my photography skills for Seasons + Salt. Prior to blogging and photography I worked in TV news as a producer, and also in tourism and travel marketing.

What – if any – changes to your blog have you made since you started?
Initially when I started blogging (almost two years ago) I set out to write about and share my capsule wardrobes. Very quickly I stumbled into the world of ethical fashion, and all of a sudden I couldn’t scrub my mind of all that I had learned about the apparel world. There are a lot of sweatshops, even child labor, that go into keeping our clothing prices cheap. Not to mention the environmental toll from the rate we go through clothing. A few decades back clothing was saved for, spent well on, and treasured. Today we treat clothing as a disposable commodity. I recently read a statistic that said “3/5 of all clothing produced ends up in landfills within 1 year of being made.” (source: @ecofashionweek). Needless to say, my blogging focus has shifted! Though I still advocate for a small wardrobe, it’s just easier and more stylish.

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My favorite thing about blogging is…
My favorite thing about blogging is connecting with the community of women who blog and read blogs. It has been amazing! I have built some wonderful friendships.

My least favorite thing about blogging is…
My least favorite thing about blogging is when I have to stay up late to meet deadlines.

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What are your top 3 favorite blogs?
My top 3 favorite blogs are… goodness, I barely have time to read them anymore, but when I do I love reading A Cup of Jo (their ‘a week of outfits’ posts get me every time), Becoming Minimalist and Style Bee.

Which of your own posts mean the most to you, and why?
I wrote about the obstacles most people face that keep them from making the leap to shopping ‘ethically-made’ items. This came out of my first year of shopping ethically-only, and I learned a lot about what took me so long to get there.

Another, called my Baby Steps series, that is an easy introduction for how to approach building an ethical wardrobe.

And I love this post because it featured my family. They usually don’t appear on to my blog and it was really fun to share them with my readers.

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I love Andrea’s Instagram feed; it is a constant source of outfit inspiration as well as new-to-me clothing and accessory lines.

Thank you Andrea! xo

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