Slush Survival Guide

Spring is coming slowly, but it is coming! Here in New York, the snow has now turned to slush, and I find myself swimming my way to work rather than walking. On top the unusually flooded side walks, I find myself caught in some extremely unpredictable weather conditions. At one moment, it is raining, the next---hail and the next---a bit of sunshine. To combat this unpredictable weather, I have put together the ultimate socially-conscious slush survival guide for my gals all over battling this messy stuff!

Socially Conscious Slush Survival Guide

1. Roma Boots: Plum Rain Boots

Rain boots are essential when walking or swalking (swimming/walking) your way through the slush. For every purchase you make of these adorable wellies,  a pair is donated to a child in need.

2. Pura Vida: Hair Ties

With unpredictable weather comes unpredictable hair. Always be prepared with hair ties by Pura Vida Bracelets. Pura Vida Bracelets  employs artisans in our favorite country, Costa Rica!

3. Burt's Bees: Tinted Lip Balm

 Combat this chilly air with a little color for your lips with Burts Bees tinted balm. Besides their soothing and yummy all-natural products giving us dry skin remedies, they give back to the community through their Greater Good Foundation.

4. Krochet Kids International: The Lily

Krochet Kids International is an FFB favorite and great way protect your long locks regardless of the weather. Krochet Kids International aids in the process of helping women in Uganda and Peru to become completely self-reliant.

5. Terra New York: Moma Trench Coat

This double-breasted trench coat will keep you fashionably dry all day long. Terra’s raincoats are PVC-free; they're also made from solvent-free and biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane, which breaks down in a landfill after 15 years of nonuse.

6. Aveda: Style-Prep Smoother

 Before you go out into this hazy weather, style your hair with Aveda’s smooth infusion style-prep smoother. Despite the success of Aveda, they still manage to stay true to their mission of social and environmental responsibility. As stated on their site, "our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society."

7. Aimee Kestenberg: Alexis Crossbody

The Alexis Crossbody has to be the perfect bag to accompany any outfit regardless of the weather. Bonus: it will not get sopping wet in the rain, snow or slush. Designer Aimee Kestenberg does her part to give back to various charities. Like she always says, “Giving back is always in style.”