January 17, 2024: Raquel Allegra

What I Wore

January 19, 2024

woman in tie dye dress and wreath on head stands in living room
woman in raquel allegra dress and garlands throws pine needles in air
woman dusts pine needles out of hair

Shake dreams from your hair, my pretty child, my sweet one.
Choose the day, and choose the sign of your day,
The day’s divinity
First thing you see.

-Jim Morrison

woman in coat throws pine needs into air

Outfit Notes

It’s the middle of January, and we just took down the Christmas tree a few days ago. I’ve been away from my home for over 7 nights due to a couple of trips, and some of the holiday decor remains. Oops.

But I’m having fun with it, which is certainly a choice.

Dress – Raquel Allegra super sale for $45. I can’t find the super sale on the Raquel Allegra website–the link sometimes follows me around on Instagram. I am wearing RA’s Size 2 in this dress, since it looked pretty form-fitting. I normally would wear a 4-6 in a dress.

Necklace – Gifted, probably from my mama.

Coat – Patagonia’s Down Sweater Hoody in Size Medium. After 18 years, I finally purchased new ski wear, and this hoodycoat will be used under my shell on super cold days, if I can stand the hood sticking out.

Socks – Smartwool, which are the best for keeping my feet warm on Colorado winter days and nights. And they were founded in my favorite Colorado town: Steamboat Springs.

Garland – I believe I purchased this on sale from Target. It is most likely not sustainable in any way, shape, or form. But I know I will use if for years and years to come.

Wreath – Gifted, from my mama, from LL Bean.

Nutcrackers – Gifted, after years of collecting by my mom and grandma.

Are these companies environmentally-sound/good to support/etc?

Raquel Allegra From her website: “With the exception of some of our knitwear, we manufacture and dye everything here in Los Angeles. Each one of our tie dye pieces is individually hand tied and dyed. We are also proud to support the Canopy Style campaign to protect ancient and endangered forests during our fabric choice selection.”

Patagonia I should hope so, what with earth being their only shareholder. Read more from Yvon Chouinard himself, although even after reading this multiple times, I don’t 100% understand…is he saying that all profits are being reinvested in environmental causes?

Smartwool From their website: “We’re committed to transparency, sustainability, and getting out there…We believe that taking care of the planet is just as important as equipping you to explore. That’s why we’re constantly striving to improve our Merino wool supply chain, reduce our environmental impact, and work with our advocacy partners to help protect wild places and increase equitable access for anyone looking to spend more time outside.” They also have a whole page on their site talking about their dedication to circularity, and will give you a gift certificate after your old gear sells on Thredup through the Second Cut™ Resale program. I am going to let you figure out these details.

Related Post

Visit What I Wore on November 25 to view more RA super sale items.

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