Save the Planet by Recycling Your Clothes at H&M and DoSomething.org

Got any old clothes you’d like recycled? H&M is currently accepting donations of used clothing- and it’s for a great cause.

Actress Olivia Wilde, in her crime-fighting guise of Princess Layers, has teamed up with H&M and DoSomething.org to urge America’s youth to help save the planet by recycling their old clothes. From now through June 20, teens and college students are encouraged to comb their schools and communities for castoff garments—all brands and all conditions are welcome—to drop off in garment-recycling bins at any H&M store. H&M will bundle off these clothes to a recycling facility, where the fibers will be recovered for export or reprocessing.

“Clothing Comeback” participants who send a photo of themselves depositing their unwanted clothing to DoSomething.org will be entered to win a $10,000 scholarship, on top of receiving a 15 percent discount off their next H&M purchase.

More than 85 percent of readily recyclable textiles land up in landfills every year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That’s 1.1 million tons, or the equivalent of over 70 billion T-shirts.

Spread the word, and help keep clothing out of landfills. Donate to resale or charity shops (like Goodwill!), or for the unwearable, ripped, dirty, or completely un-resellable…bring them to an H&M for recycling and re-use. You can be a SuperHero too!

xo

Carly

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A Dose of Pink Fusion from Reebok Skyscape + Giveaway

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Just like everyone these days, my life is jam-packed. From morning to night, I’m going to the gym, taking my son to school, running errands, scouting locations, meeting my business partner, chatting with the girls over tea, picking up my son, and going to after-school activities (and then maybe out to dinner if I’m lucky!). Basically, my feet are two busy dogs and I usually hit my 10,000 steps daily with little effort needed. With the new feather-light Reebok Skyscapes, I can go from errands to car to walking to running around – all while supported, comfy, and stylish.
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The lace-to-toe molded silhouette and unique design provide amazing comfort (seriously, you have to try these to believe it!!). This shoe is crafted borrowing the materials and soft molding process used to create lingerie, which provides all-around comfort and creates a shoe so lightweight that it weighs only 5.0 ounces. (The soft foam material in the upper feels just like my favorite molded bra – which feels almost like I’m wearing nothing on my feet at all.) I love that the shoe isn’t covered with all sorts of stitching and rubber bits and things that catch and weigh me down: the design is sleek and streamlined and looks like a hybrid between an athletic shoe and a casual sneaker. Inside the footbed the Skyscape features Skyspring technology, which is a unique design architecture designed to help support the foot and provide all day comfort for my on-the-go lifestyle. It’s just like walking on clouds. (“So lightweight and comfortable, you’ll forget you have them on” is their tagline.)
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Perfect for keeping up with the dog: Pudding may have super-short legs, but she can run!
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Plus whilst wearing them I love to coordinate them to my outfit – and they don’t look as if I just walked out of a spinning class or something. (They’re now my choice of footwear when picking up my son at school for the long walk from the car to his classroom, standing around the playground, and then back to the car.) They come in some fun and fashion-forward colors (mine are Pink Fusion!) and cost under $70 for a pair. Reebok Skyscapes are available for online purchase, or at select Kohl’s, Reebok FitHub, or Outlet locations for in-store purchase.

Giveaway

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You can win a YourReebok Custom Card and create your own pair of Reebok Skyscape shoes!
How to Enter: Leave a comment telling me where you would wear your Reebok Skyscapes. To work, on the playground, to school, walking the dog, heading to the gym, hiking, etc.? Where would you rock these babies? Let me know in the comments on this post! (Comments on this post only; no comment within Facebook will be counted.)
Good luck to everyone!
xo
Carly
FTC Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with BlogHer and Reebok Skyscape. I received 1 pair of Reebok Skyscapes for review purposes, and 1 pair will be provided to the winner of the giveaway. The above opinions are my own. To read my full Disclosure Policy, click here.


Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 4/21/2014-5/18/2014.

Be sure to visit the Reebok Skyscape brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

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It’s Swim Season! Cut Out and Fabulous at NastyGal

nastygal_swimwearwishlist1FTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I receive a small commission if you click through and buy something. To read my full Disclosure Policy, click here.

Yup, the weather’s finally warming up and I’m in the market for a brand-new bathing suit. But nothing boring, nothing run-of-the-mill. I want a statement-maker. And Nasty Gal has some amazing options (even some that are more conservative than the usual fare). Check out my picks to outfit you and your unique style this Summer:

Above graphic, top row l-r: Nasty Gal Cruz Bikini Bottom in White   /  Chromat Tri Bikini Bottom  /  Lolli Line Up Bikini Top  /  Lolli Borderline Bikini Bottom

Middle row, l-r: Mandalyn Betty Swimsuit  /  Lanikai Swimsuit  /  Chromat Pentagram Swimsuit  /  Paixoto Alda Bottoms

Bottom row, l-r: Nasty Gal Bora Bikini Bottom – Black  /  Nasty Gal Bora Bikini Bottom – Red  /  Nasty Gal Martine Swimsuit  /  One Teaspoon Superman Bikini Top

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Above graphic, top row, l-r: Nasty Gal Frill of the Chase Bikini  /  Mikoh Seychelle’s Monokini  /  6 Shore Road Push Cart Swimsuit  /  Shakuhachi Heatwave Neoprene Bottom

Bottom row, l-r: Lee and Lani Rio Bottom  / Sky and Staghorn Lottie Crop Top Bikini  /  Lisa Maree Twice Shy Bikini  /  Lisa Maree Night Sea Swim

Anything strike your fancy?

Happy Easter (and the beginning of swim season!) everyone!

xo
Carly

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Spring Clean Your Closet with Goodwill’s Help

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Spring is finally here – and that means Spring cleaning! I always head to my closet first and foremost to do a major purge this time of year. It’s cathartic and frees up my mind to get rid of lots of old junk that has accumulated – and that I no longer wear and enjoy. And what do I do with everything I pull out of that overstuffed madness? I head to Goodwill and donate it all – since I know it creates jobs and helps my community: one of the best ways to create a local impact by investing back into it. (more…)

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Giveaway! Win a Sewing Class from Craftsy

Have you guys heard of Craftsy yet? It’s an online craft video tutorial site – with hundreds of video “classes” ranging from cake decorating, to patternmaking, jewelrymaking, spinning and weaving, knitting, photography, art, and design. craftsyhomepageAll their classes classes are engaging and well-planned-out, and you can master a new skill easily on your own available time, from the comfort of your own home. craftsyclasses2I especially love by their sewing classes, which span a range from intro sewing for beginners, to advanced techniques like draping and fitting. You can learn specific techniques (like Beginning Serging), Tips and Tricks to Better Sewing, or even create an entire garment from start to finish (like a pair of Designer Jeans!). craftsyclassesAnd you can also purchase items through Craftsy, like sewing patterns, yarn, or fabrics, which help get your DIY projects underway that much faster.[line]

This week I am partnering with Craftsy to offer one lucky reader a free sewing class!

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How To Enter is easy; just click on the link below to register with Craftsy to be entered to win a sewing class of your choice from their course catalog (see a full list here)

Enter to win a Craftsy class!

Rules: Giveaway period is open now for 1 week until March 19, 2014, 11:59 PM PDT. Entries received after that deadline will not be counted. Giveaway is open to entrants WORLDWIDE. You must enter through the link above in order for your entry to be counted. Applicants who are not registered with Craftsy must do so in order to enter the giveaway. If you already have an account with Craftsy, just sign in and you will automatically be enrolled in the giveaway. One entry per person (registered account with Craftsy) is allowed. After the entry period is over, the Craftsy team will pick one entry from all valid entries. Winner will be contacted via email; if they do not respond within 72 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
xo
Carly

FTC Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Craftsy and will be compensated per person who registers through this giveaway. The above opinions are my own. To read my full Disclosure Policy, click here.

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