A GIVEAWAY! + Seasonal Fashion Tips and Trends


Happy winter season, bbs! The changing of seasons always gives us a chance to reset, let go of past expectations of ourselves and start anew. Clothes and personal style can be a great way to signal change. Every season, I love to pack away any seasonal clothing and bring out what I’ve stored for more suitable weather – sundresses for the warmer months, sweaters for cooler – and edit out any pieces that no longer feel like me (Depop is a beautiful thing!)

While I do change up my outfits over time, it’s not economical or sustainable to have a completely different wardrobe for each season. Instead, I’ve learned how to create a core wardrobe of versatile pieces that I love, overlapping pieces across seasons while still updating my look and dressing for the weather. You can learn more about how to create a conscious closet in my blog post here.

Today, I’m sharing some seasonal trends I’m looking forward to most, tips on fabrics and how to make the most out of the clothes and accessories you already own, plus a roundup of some of my favorite brands and designers – some of which are partnering with me for an AMAZING GIVEAWAY! Included in the package (a $1,200 value!) are pieces I adore from some of the womxn-owned brands I wear daily. THREE LUCKY WINNERS will win the following:

  • Carla Colour Lind Sunglasses in FIZZ – The cutest sunnies! It’s important to protect your eyes from UV rays year-round.
  • Mandrn fanny pack (The Remy or The Atlas) in color of choice – My go-to! I always wear mine when I’m walking around the city. Fun, functional and way less cumbersome than a tote bag or purse in my opinion. (And in case you can’t wait to see if you win, use promo code WUHAUS15 for 15% off orders, offer valid 1 year.)
  • Jenny Bird Mega Link Necklace in gold – Never not wearing a Jenny Bird necklace these days. I love the simple sophistication of this one.
  • Zii Ropa Wilfred Top in cream – Gorgeous silk top from a conscious line based here in CDMX.
  • Matisse Footwear Caty Boots in Ivory Snake – Boots from this LA-based brand has definitely elevated my pandemic outfits. Cute, unique, and comfortable for everyday wear


  • Follow @alison__wu, @carlacolour, @wearemandrn, @_jennybird, @ziiropa, and @matissefootwear on Instagram and tag a friend (or several) in the comments section of THIS INSTAGRAM POST to let them know about the giveaway.
  • Leave a comment on this blog post for an added entry!
  • Contest open to residents of the US and Mexico only. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Contest closes at 11:59pm CST on Thursday, December 17th.
  • Winner will be notified by Saturday, December 19th on Instagram.

Know Your Fabrics

Understanding the sustainability and performance qualities of fabrics can help you make informed decisions about the clothes that suit your lifestyle and values best. I encourage you to do your own research from the sources you trust most, but here is a starting point that hopefully demonstrates the depth and breadth of differences among fabrics. In general, I like to buy clothes made from fabrics that are natural, organically grown, and ideally have some sort of certification for ethical manufacturing.


Linen is made from the bast fibers of the flax plant. It’s fast-drying and breathable, though it can shrink and wrinkle easily. Overall, linen is a great fabric when taken care of properly.


Cotton is made from fibers of the cotton plant and is soft, strong and absorbent. When buying clothes that are a cotton blend, be sure it’s made of at least 50% cotton to enjoy its natural benefits. I always try to buy organic cotton when possible; it uses significantly less water and energy to create than conventional cotton.


Wool is made from the hairs of animals, most commonly sheep, goats, rabbits and alpacas. It’s a great fabric for base layers and transitional weather because it is temperature-regulating, meaning it helps keep you warm in the cold and cool in the heat. While animals do not have to be killed for their wool, unlike leather, other issues related to wool include overgrazing and the treatment of the animals. Responsible Wool Standard-certified pieces ensures that the animals and land were treated with respect.


Silk is created from a fiber produced by silkworms. It is soft, strong and effortlessly beautiful, though it does not stretch well, requires extra care and is also one of the more expensive fabrics. Similar to wool, it has thermal stability and can be worn year-round. 

Semi-synthetic – Rayon, Viscose, Acetate

These fabrics are actually derived from natural fibers, like wood pulp, that then undergo extensive chemical processes to become a material. They are often treated and blended with other fibers to emulate natural fabrics and are generally more affordable, but the high demand for them has contributed to deforestation.

Synthetics – Polyester, Acrylic, Nylon

Most synthetic fabrics are petroleum-based and were introduced to the market over the 21st century as more economically affordable alternatives to their natural counterparts. Washing synthetic materials is a big contributor


Tips & Trends


Different Accessories, New Outfit: Accessories like jewelry, bags, scarves and hats can completely transform an outfit without having to change what you’re wearing. I love seeing how many different looks I can get with one outfit just by adding a belt or statement earrings, or even something as simple as tucking in my shirt vs. not. Although I rarely wear makeup, it’s also another element that I occasionally like to have fun with that can change the whole mood of my outfit.

Complement Your Closet: When buying new pieces, always consider it in the context of your existing wardrobe. Buy clothes that go with pieces you already own rather than having to buy a completely new outfit. A good idea is to wear something neutral that you love when shopping, like your favorite pair of jeans. If what you’re trying on doesn’t go with those jeans, consider if there’s anything else in your closet that might work with it.

Think in Layers: To maximize how many clothes you own that can cross over seasons, think of your wardrobe in layers. You want pieces that you can build up as the weather gets colder. Consider where you live and be mindful of how hot or cold it gets, and for how long. If you live in southern California, it’s possible you don’t actually need all those chunky sweaters that your heart desires. And for many places, you generally only need one or two really good winter coats to get through the coldest seasons. Instead, you can put that closet space toward more base layers, light sweaters, and other pieces that could also work in warmer months.

Fashion & Function: Not all pieces you have need to be super functional – there’s always room for pieces that are simply fun! But in general, consider your lifestyle and make sure you have what you need to be comfortable. For example, consider opting for a lower heel, a good sole grip or waterproof boots if you walk around a lot in a city with a rainy season. Sometimes having the right pieces for the natural elements can be life-changing. 


Seasonal Trends

Quilted Pieces – Love a good quilted jacket, including the one-of-a-kind offerings from Psychic Outlaw.
Puffer Jacket – Always a mainstay in the Pacific Northwest, the puffer jacket is having a renaissance on the runway and I am here for it.
Nap Dress – Sold on the name alone. Nap dresses are cute-and-comfy pieces that can go from loungewear to daywear and often come in pre-wrinkled fabrics or other forgiving textiles.
Patchwork Championed by the sustainably-minded designer Stella McCartney, patchwork often (thought not always) uses scrap materials to make new pieces.
Plaid Although I don’t often wear patterns, I do appreciate an occasional plaid piece in my life.
Velvet – Nothing makes me feel more fancy or festive than a velvet suit jacket.
Balloon Sleeves YES! Always down for a little arm drama. Roomy sleeves with fitted cuffs can add such a playful element to otherwise simple pieces.
Fringe – On pants, shirts, jackets. All clothes have the potential to have fringe this season!


More Favorite Shops, Brands & Designers


  • Oroboro Store – NYC-based boutique with rare and emerging labels
  • Frances May – A beloved clothing store in Portland that carries some of my favorite independent designers
  • Lisa Says Gah – Beautiful curation of consciously-minded brands
  • The Frankie Shop – The best loungewear and monochromatic looks
  • Mr Larkin – Copenhagen-based concept store with a house label plus other high-end designers
  • Worn Store – Minimal, beautiful casualwear with a focus on sustainability
  • Sincerely, Tommy – Concept store in Brooklyn with some of the coolest up-and-coming labels
  • na nin – Curated vintage, in house clothing line, hand blended fragrances & selected designs from independent labels

Brands & Designers

  • Hunza G – Amazing, flattering swimwear featuring an iconic heritage crinkle fabric
  • Mara Hoffman – Rich textures and understated pieces that reflect the designer’s personal style and travels 
  • Black Crane – Comfortable pieces with strong silhouettes
  • Mónica Cordera – Spain-based slow fashion label with a focus on natural fibers
  • Zii Ropa – Woman-owned and operated in CDMX. Simple, sustainable pieces handmade with natural fibers 
  • Miha Made – Gorgeous, functional pieces from my dear friend Hannah Aronowitz. Everything is hand-cut and sewn and dyed with natural plant dyes in Oaxaca. You may recognize a model in her SS20 line 😉
  • Rachel Comey – Artful custom prints, modern and unisex silhouettes and playful shoes
  • Ochre and Earth – Neutral, sustainable pieces for women + baby
  • Ilana Kohn – Flattering and simple silhouettes, fun denim pieces and rompers
  • Selva Negra – NYC-turned-LA-based line that celebrates the designers’ Latina heritage with vibrant colors and expressive design
  • Apiece Apart – Each collection from NYC designers Laura Cramer and Starr Hout can be mixed and matched for the ideal capsule wardrobe
  • Paloma Wool – Eponymous label from the Brazilian artist, focused on the art of getting dressed. Collections are a collaboration among artists – inventive, colorful and fun
  • Zulu & Zephyr – Beach-inspired clothing and swimwear from Australia
  • St. Agni – Minimalist leather footwear that can be worn any season
  • Sir the Label – Whimsical, feminine shapes and floral prints
  • Lauren Manoogian – Soft and cozy knitwear and leather accessories
  • Shaina Mote – Modern, versatile styles made with natural fabrics 
  • maryam nassir zadeh – Eponymous line that reflects the designer’s personal style, with nods to vintage fashion and her Iranian heritage
  • Nanushka – Budapest-based sustainable pieces, earthy tones and an emphasis on beauty in functionality
  • Brother Vellies – Handcrafted shoes and handbags from South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco
  • Anna Monet Jewelry – West coast-inspired jewelry featuring precious metals, natural horse hair and natural dyes

All photographs shot by the lovely and talented Caroline Lucia Smagacz.



Kate December 11, 2020 - 3:12 pm

So dreamy, as always!

Sophie December 13, 2020 - 4:33 am

Love it!!

Hellen Cho December 14, 2020 - 5:44 pm

Love this post! Moving into 2021, I’m trying to be more eco conscious not only with food and the products I use at home but also with what I put on my body💕

Susan T December 18, 2020 - 6:46 pm

Loved learning about the fabrics themselves!!! I’m trying to be more intentional about what I adorn my body with!

Mia December 14, 2020 - 4:50 am

Beautiful fashionable items!

Michelle December 18, 2020 - 4:14 am

Absolutely stunning !!! Your aesthetic is always spot on.

Stefanie cooper December 11, 2020 - 3:14 pm

Feeling lucky! Thanks for sharing friend <3

Madeleine December 11, 2020 - 3:14 pm

I’m so inspired by everything you put together, thank you!

Diandra December 15, 2020 - 7:07 pm

Great info! Inspirational.

Stephanie Mossey December 11, 2020 - 3:15 pm

So much great info! Can’t wait to check out these brands!

Margaret Summersell December 11, 2020 - 3:16 pm

Love your style! Fingers crossed for the Giveaway 😘

Diana Otero December 11, 2020 - 3:17 pm

Loving the new vibe Mexico City gives you!

Alexia Garza Gomez December 11, 2020 - 3:19 pm

as a mexican woman and a long time Wu Haus follower/admirer — i love to see you including a mexican artist. and love to see you sharing the beauty of mexico!

Kelly Figueroa December 18, 2020 - 1:50 am

Absolutely appreciate your voice and vision. Thank you for the tips.

Lauren Segal December 11, 2020 - 3:20 pm

I want it all!

Ondriana Bowling December 11, 2020 - 3:21 pm

So excited about this giveaway! yay!

Mia Trost December 11, 2020 - 3:22 pm

Wow what an incredible giveaway, Alison! This one is extra special. 🤞

Barbara Lombardi December 11, 2020 - 3:23 pm

Loving this outfit!!

Jamie December 11, 2020 - 3:24 pm

Love your blog so much Ali ❤️

Melissa Dale Brooks December 11, 2020 - 3:26 pm

What an amazing giveaway! 🪐💫✨♥️

Saury Armenta December 11, 2020 - 3:29 pm

Thank you for sharing these tips!

Haley Erickson December 11, 2020 - 3:29 pm

I love it all SO much. Thanks for being such an inspiration ❤️

phoebe December 13, 2020 - 12:02 am

Thank you! 🙏🏼

Sarah December 13, 2020 - 3:46 am

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You have always been my style inspiration! So effortless and chic and beautiful. This giveaway is a dream!

Stephanie December 11, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Such an amazing giveaway! I would love to win just one of these items!

Cassidy Carmichael December 11, 2020 - 3:32 pm

You are my fashion and life inspo everyday! Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your story! My goal this year and in 2021 is to be more intentional with my clothing purchases and support businesses who I love and admire. Thank you!!

Molly Flaherty December 11, 2020 - 3:33 pm

Thanks for bringing sunshine to my IG!

Natalie Levinson December 11, 2020 - 3:33 pm

I love the brands I’m this giveaway. I actually followed all except one of these brands thanks to your influence:) thank you for being so open, love following you! 💕

Kate Axelsson December 11, 2020 - 3:35 pm

I am so in love with everything here. Thank you for always being so intentional about your style recommendations and for being such an impactful creator!! Much love to you Xx

Lauren Massie December 11, 2020 - 3:35 pm

Love all these brands so much!
Thanks for the seasonal and sustainability tips.

Sarah December 13, 2020 - 3:45 am

You have always been my style inspiration! So effortless and chic and beautiful. This giveaway is a dream!

Fearon Hosmer December 11, 2020 - 3:36 pm

Absolutely adore your aesthetic and soul that comes through in your blog and social media. You are a gem and I am crossing my fingers for this amazing giveaway!

Emily Moonbeam Varnam December 14, 2020 - 3:22 pm

Love all of these tips and beautiful pieces. So intentionally and thoughtfully put together and such lovely brands. Carla color glasses are my absolute fave and so is the founder Carla 💜💜💜

Molly December 11, 2020 - 3:38 pm

I recently came across your page and am in love with style and your recipes! I plan to make of few of your dishes soon and I cannot wait to taste them! Thank you for the inspirational content! XO

Samantha Spector December 11, 2020 - 3:39 pm

The light and airy-ness of this outfit is so dreamy!

Lauren Toker December 11, 2020 - 3:40 pm

I live your style and hope to meet up in Mexico City soon.

Ramsey Lancaster December 11, 2020 - 3:40 pm

Love your style and how it’s evolved!!

sophie pasquiou December 11, 2020 - 3:41 pm

such amazing beautiful pieces! appreciate you breaking down materials and speaking on how important it is to consider ALLL the factors when buying clothing. it’s something i’ve recently held myself accountable for instead of instantly buying things that then just letting them sit in my closet!

Callie Hocter December 11, 2020 - 3:41 pm

This blog post is so informative with explaining how sustainable clothing is made with what materials. I often dream about being able to only buy clothing items made of flax and silk worms. You have been my style icon for about 4 years and honestly a total inspiration. I love the way you hype up small sustainable businesses, I love the way you share your heart, and I love how you go after your dreams! I hope you have a safe, healthy, and glorious holiday season. You deserve it.

Jenny December 11, 2020 - 3:43 pm

I love everything in this! Magical! 💕

Lauren Capritto December 11, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Obsessed! Favorite textures and color palette.

Ashley Strahan December 11, 2020 - 3:49 pm

This is the giveaway of all giveaways! I’m manifesting that I win this one. It’s been quite a year for all of us. This would bring some happiness back into my life

Emily Muhlberg December 11, 2020 - 3:49 pm

Absolutely beautiful! In Texas, I’m all about the linen…sheets, dresses, flowy pants…linen for all!!
IG @em_muhlby

Becca Barhorst December 11, 2020 - 3:55 pm

Love you Alison, and love this giveaway! Hoping hoping I’m the luck of the draw!

Shayan December 11, 2020 - 3:55 pm

Everything in this giveaway is so dreamy

Sarah hissong December 11, 2020 - 3:57 pm

Yay!!! I would Love To win this giveaway! Love your blog, style, and thoughts always. 💕

Katie Hovland December 11, 2020 - 4:03 pm

I’m in love with this look and in desperate need of new cloths. I hope beautiful collection will be part of my future capsule wardrobe. <3

Johanna Parkhurst December 11, 2020 - 4:04 pm

Sustainable shopping for the win!

Madi December 11, 2020 - 4:05 pm

Those sunnies are adorable😍

Ally Hasche December 11, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Love this guide!

ALEXANDRA STRAWN December 11, 2020 - 4:07 pm

Love love all the brands you are featuring here

Lily Enchin December 11, 2020 - 4:10 pm

Wow! Such an incredible giveaway supporting amazing womxn in fashion. Thank you for putting this together!

Vitoria Magno December 11, 2020 - 4:10 pm

as always, love the brand you support, and love the intention behind your blog post ❤️

Elana December 11, 2020 - 4:17 pm

All of these pieces are so beautifully made! It shows you how a couple staple pieces can completely transform your wardrobe. ✨❤️

Christina December 11, 2020 - 4:23 pm

Such a great post! Would love to win those sunníes 🌞

Kalin December 11, 2020 - 4:35 pm


kiki December 11, 2020 - 4:37 pm

Thanks for doing and being and sharing! Living vicariously through your adventures in mx. Im from Oregon and in Portland presently – but I lived in Nayarit for most of 2019 and my heart aches for the magic – soak it up!

Heidi Brecker December 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm

love everything you say and do and share. wishing you a happy holiday season in your new home.

Blair December 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Too much goodness to comment on!! I love it all!

Jessica Knight December 11, 2020 - 4:49 pm

Gorgeous pieces!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

Maggie December 11, 2020 - 4:52 pm

Sounds like amazing women, amazing talent, and amazing products! I’m in!

Kelly December 11, 2020 - 4:54 pm

Love the all the tips and hearing about the stores your loving! Gonna definitely be going through and checking all of them out

Spencer Mary December 11, 2020 - 4:55 pm

Thank you! This is a perfect starting point! ✨

Helena Olmscheid December 11, 2020 - 4:56 pm

Love your style, you’ve turned me on to some great creators!

Holly Edwards December 11, 2020 - 4:57 pm

Love everything in this giveaway 😍

Rena December 11, 2020 - 5:05 pm

So stylish! 🤗

Lisa December 11, 2020 - 5:07 pm

You are such an inspiration, Ali!

Lily December 11, 2020 - 5:08 pm

Love all the ethical fashion brands mentioned. This is a crucial time to shift into buying sustainably and investing in long lasting quality pieces. Thank you for highlighting this sensitive matter so tastefully xo

PdxCha December 11, 2020 - 5:09 pm

So excited for this! Love it!

Hillary Merrill December 11, 2020 - 5:15 pm

Im just in love and inspired by everything you do !

Natalie December 11, 2020 - 5:17 pm

I love how your description on textiles! This is such an important thing to be educated on.

Kassy Windus December 11, 2020 - 5:18 pm

Seriously such a cute combination of lovely.

Ali December 11, 2020 - 5:22 pm

These gifts are so dreamy — especially the sunglasses! Love seeing you happy and radiant in Mexico. Sending you love and happiness!

Rachel Rene December 11, 2020 - 5:26 pm

What a beautiful, thoughtful collection of goodies

Dana Scott December 11, 2020 - 5:32 pm

Such lovely pieces! Would love the chance to win these beauties! Xoxo

Anna Kallett December 11, 2020 - 5:34 pm

Love everything in this blog!

Erica December 11, 2020 - 5:41 pm

Damn gurl, I wanna be twinsies

Stephanie December 11, 2020 - 5:47 pm

You’re without a doubt one of my biggest inspos and I love how mindful you are when it comes to shopping and the businesses you support!! Thank you for sharing 🥰

Giustina December 11, 2020 - 5:48 pm

Love your style & all of these brands 🙂 thanks for the informative blog post! XO

Montana Zion December 11, 2020 - 5:54 pm

It’s the Jenny Bird Mega Link Necklace for me! 😍🌻✨ Forever love your style Ali!

Shane December 11, 2020 - 6:05 pm

What an incredible and thoughtful list. Thank you for putting this together!

Amanda December 11, 2020 - 6:07 pm

Lovely as usual!!💗💫

Maria Lozano December 11, 2020 - 6:10 pm

Love your style Ali! Would love your look 🤍

Jessica C December 11, 2020 - 6:19 pm

What perfect timing for this blog. I have been really focused on letting go of pieces that aren’t natural fabrics and minimizing. Also supporting small business. I already have some Matisse summer shoes and have been eyeing these boots! Thank you!

Celine Whiteley December 11, 2020 - 6:25 pm

all these gorgeous pieces 😍 and thanks for all the tips and tricks!

Candace December 11, 2020 - 6:32 pm

Love this!!

Tara Fae December 11, 2020 - 6:45 pm

Such an amazing giveaway! I never win anything haha but testing my luck, you never know what 2020 has left in store for surprises! Yay!

Nina brito December 17, 2020 - 6:05 pm

Well this giveaway is everything. If I win, do I get to be a little more like Alison?? Coz that’s what I want. Alison vibes all up in here. Ha.

Jacqueline December 11, 2020 - 6:46 pm

Such a beautiful, curated list!

Cienya Constantineau December 11, 2020 - 6:59 pm

Alison Wu you curated such a beautiful collection of gems for gems! Your eye for beauty is something out of this world. You endlessly inspire and you live with your heart. So glad to follow along with you <3

Mariah December 11, 2020 - 7:05 pm

This is GOLDEN! One of the best giveaways with a collection of gorgeous and cherished pieces!✨

Ake Esplanz December 11, 2020 - 7:19 pm

Everything’s so beautiful 🤍 i want to win!

Joyce G December 11, 2020 - 7:26 pm

Love this guide!! Can’t wait to check all these businesses out 💕✨

Haley Oberon December 11, 2020 - 7:35 pm

I love love love your style and all of the conscious + ethical brands you work with! This giveaway is a dream <3 xox

Anna Panzarella December 11, 2020 - 7:53 pm

Beautiful pieces! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

Tarren December 11, 2020 - 8:01 pm

Um, giveaway of the century! Your photos are banging! Really hope you’re settling into your new home after such hard, hard times.

Mar estevez December 11, 2020 - 8:02 pm


Jamaica Muñoz-Lake December 11, 2020 - 8:10 pm

Best giveaway brands ever!!!

Rachel Ellis December 11, 2020 - 8:19 pm

Beautiful!! I love your style, Alison.

Meg December 11, 2020 - 8:47 pm

this giveaway is everything!!! always loved carla colour and your blog but so stoked on this chunky necklace and these boots. keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!!!

Lacey (@artsylace) December 11, 2020 - 9:09 pm

Love these tips and info! I’ve been working to make a more conscious, sustainable wardrobe this past year and I’m loving the process! I’ve never felt so in tune with my own values and sense of style. Thanks for helping expose us all to so many awesome brands!

Madison Wood December 11, 2020 - 9:24 pm

Hope I win 🙂

Jackie December 11, 2020 - 9:25 pm

Love the monochromatic look!

Lizbeth December 11, 2020 - 9:26 pm

I know ziiropa, the clothes have very good design and quality besides being comfortable!
In all, I think the giveaway items are quite a good selection!

Astrid December 11, 2020 - 9:35 pm

Such a beautiful giveaway! I can’t wait. Your taste is gorgeous 💕

Dee December 11, 2020 - 9:36 pm

Yessss to all of this 💕💓

Lia Izenberg December 11, 2020 - 9:39 pm

Amazing prizes!! Thanks for the holiday cheer 🙂

Madison Moss December 11, 2020 - 10:06 pm

What a wonderful giveaway!

Erin December 11, 2020 - 10:29 pm

This list of shops, brands, and designers is really great and I am SO into this giveaway. I own one pair of Matisse boots and they are my go-to’s.

Addie Byrum December 11, 2020 - 11:01 pm

Heayyyyy your styles and colors make me happy 😊

Dani December 11, 2020 - 11:31 pm

Love your style, and your energy, always!

Annie Dewberry December 11, 2020 - 11:45 pm

I love all these pieces!

Jess December 12, 2020 - 12:02 am

Love your style!!

Leah Johnson December 12, 2020 - 12:19 am

Sending you all the lovies 🥖💝

Karah Lee Poth December 12, 2020 - 12:20 am

Thank you for continuing to be a creative & political leader in this wild world. My twin sister, Heidi & I admire you greatly. Also, thank you for your fun giveaways. Never win but it’s fun to try! ✨

Phoebe December 12, 2020 - 12:58 am

Love these various brands. 😍😍😍

Greta McNebb December 12, 2020 - 1:46 am

I am a huge fan of your work and you!! The items of the giveaway are just a dream. Thank you!!

Zoey Belyea December 12, 2020 - 1:59 am


Gannon December 12, 2020 - 2:24 am

Thank you! I feel very much in the midst of a personal transformation and nothing in my closet feels like me…. Winning these items would mean so much. I’ve been dreaming of a few of these brands for over a year! These tips are really helpful too 🌹💫

@natalia__gz December 12, 2020 - 3:33 am

First off, you look fabulous in these pieces – they all look like they were made for you! I also really appreciate this post – there are quite a few shops/brands I am so glad to be newly acquainted with! Thanks! 💛


Sydney December 12, 2020 - 4:19 am

So good!!!

Caroll Lee December 12, 2020 - 4:26 am

I just got a Mandrn Remy and am obsessed. Would love an Atlas and all those gorgeous clothes and accessories!

Cheryl December 12, 2020 - 5:49 am

Such an inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to do what you do.

Alli December 12, 2020 - 6:13 am

I am so in love with the color pallets you choose to integrate into your wardrobe, it’s uplifting and has caused me to reflect how these colors soothe and restore. As a gal who flocks to black, I am so wanting to incorporate these colors into my daily! Also, thank you for sharing these wonderful designers and brands

Alenna Fouts December 12, 2020 - 7:47 am

Such an amazing giveaway!! 💕

Chelsea December 12, 2020 - 8:29 am

What a lovely giveaway!!

Cole Sturges-Andersen December 12, 2020 - 8:37 am

This is so amazing!! Love this post :)!

Haley December 12, 2020 - 12:50 pm

I’ve been following you for years and seeing you take a huge step and move to Mexico is awesome! Then on top of a huge change continue creating and putting out well crafted content!! Very hard to do but I think you’ve close to mastered it!

Eileen Cassidy December 12, 2020 - 1:45 pm

Love the gorgeous pieces you chose for this, and your blog/Instagram in general! ❤️❤️❤️

Anabel December 12, 2020 - 2:42 pm

Love your blog & style, this giveaway it’s grate ✨

Lauren December 12, 2020 - 2:46 pm

These items are all so amazing!!!

Abby December 12, 2020 - 4:03 pm

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you 🙂

Natalie Balgie December 12, 2020 - 5:41 pm

Such a great guide! Love this post!❤️

Alison Frangicetto December 12, 2020 - 5:43 pm


Madison Oie December 12, 2020 - 5:53 pm

such a beautifully curated list! CDMX is my favorite place (got engaged there last year). love seeing it on your feed.

Anna Douglas December 12, 2020 - 5:56 pm

Really loving this giveaway and how creative it is. Also love that all of the brands are sustainable and small. Thank you for keeping it artful and beautiful at all times Alison Wu.

Cindy Garcia December 12, 2020 - 6:12 pm

This all looks amazing, also super inspired by it all. Alison, you are so brave, graceful and empowering- thank you x

Emma December 12, 2020 - 6:17 pm

I love the tips you give for considering your whole wardrobe when thinking about purchasing a new item. It’s a much more realistic way of making your wardrobe last if each piece is intentionally placed so that they can be combined and reworn in different ways! Thanks!

Roberta Barcena December 12, 2020 - 6:21 pm

Thank you so much for the distinctions on fabrics! This post is suuuuper helpful and I love all your recs!

Jessie Baker December 12, 2020 - 7:22 pm

I would love love love to win this giveaway! Those sunglasses are everything❤️

Emilee Poehner December 12, 2020 - 7:25 pm

You and your team are consistently inspiring me! I am reminded to follow my path and continue trusting myself and my inner power. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us!

Autumn Danciu December 12, 2020 - 7:26 pm

Love, love, love Mattisse footwear!

Joria December 12, 2020 - 7:26 pm

I love your style, your vibe, your vulnerability and compassion. I look forward to seeing your stories on IG daily. You are a true inspiration 🤍 hope you’re having a great weekend!

Udodiri O. December 12, 2020 - 7:48 pm

I am so excited about this giveaway!the pieces look amazing. My ig handle is dodo.diaries 🙂

cara pecoraro December 12, 2020 - 8:02 pm

thank you, thank you, thank you! always sharing the best info and shining light on sustainably and small shops. xx

Leah December 12, 2020 - 10:09 pm

Alison, thank you for putting together this super helpful guide to both sustainable clothing and the brands you love. I really admire your style and am so excited about the giveaway! Kind thanks. -@ljsayshey

Emily Fink December 13, 2020 - 1:52 am

Wow this whole shoot is incredible! Stunning!

Allee December 13, 2020 - 2:38 am

Thank you for sharing your style, your stories, your light with us. I am incredibly grateful for your authenticity & vulnerability 🤍

Karolina December 13, 2020 - 3:35 am

I’ve been a Jenny Bird fan since her handbag days! She used to do a sample sale in Toronto every year too — it’s cool to watch her crazy growth! I love that necklace, along with everything else in this giveaway. I’d be thrilled to win it!! Xx

Ashley December 13, 2020 - 5:41 am

YUP ☺️

Calli December 13, 2020 - 8:11 am

This is literally a dream collection!! Also I love that you shared all of your favorite shops and some of your favorite trends!! Thank you for being an aware and authentic influencer ♥️🤍

Callie Gray December 13, 2020 - 2:27 pm

Thank you for prioritizing sustainability!! Also- thanks for the intro to these brands in this giveaway 😍

hayley December 13, 2020 - 5:33 pm

this would be lovely to win, everyone could use a little happiness right now! thank you 🙂

Alisha December 14, 2020 - 3:49 am

Beautiful items 💛 love, love!

Court Lawrence December 14, 2020 - 5:26 am

Winning this would make my birthday dreams come true! Such beautiful items I would cherish forever.

Becca December 14, 2020 - 3:08 pm

truly iconic!! i’m obsessed with everything 🤩

Kara December 14, 2020 - 3:18 pm

Amazing collection of brands and products! I want them all 🙂

Elizabeth December 14, 2020 - 4:56 pm

I want ! 🤞🏼🪄✨

KATIE December 14, 2020 - 8:00 pm

maybe baby!

Zoe December 15, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Gorgeous collection Ali babe♥️🤩

Nadia December 15, 2020 - 1:54 pm

🥰😎 @carlacolour

VALACOSM December 15, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Amo tu cuenta, me encanta tu depa en CDMX y gracias por este post
Valeria Acosta

Katie December 15, 2020 - 3:03 pm

Obsessed with everything about this 😍 fingers and toes crossed 🤞🤞🤞

Grace December 15, 2020 - 3:04 pm

Cream dream! Love it all.

Denise December 15, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Gorgeous pieces, and such a thoughtful post. So many great ideas for creating a really functional, sustainable wardrobe. Love it! ♥️ Thank you for your work!

Rita S-M December 15, 2020 - 4:37 pm

WuHaus has consistently brought my style and life inspiration. I love the minimalistic aesthetic with pops of surprises and color. Thanks for always bringing us quality content 💕

Haley Graves December 15, 2020 - 4:38 pm

Divine! Thank you for sharing these beautiful brands. 💫✨

@hillyrunner December 15, 2020 - 4:39 pm

Ugh I just love everything about you, keep inspiring 💛

Flor Franco December 15, 2020 - 6:32 pm

This is the best giveaway! I rarely participate but this prices are just 😍✨🙌🏼 Fingers crossed!! Thank you!

Kel December 15, 2020 - 6:35 pm

Absolutely gorgeous! Super excited for whomever wins to start a new style & way of life! <3

Camille Farrell December 15, 2020 - 8:01 pm

This post couldn’t have come at a more serendipitous time for me. The sentiment that the changing of the seasons is a chance to reset, let go of past expectations and start anew. Last Thursday I was laid off from my job that I have loved so much over the last three years. I woke up on Friday and could hardly get out of bed – I couldn’t think of a reason to. But I had this thought… aren’t I enough of a reason to get out of bed? Isn’t doing something to take care of myself enough of a reason? I got up, made some coffee, and decided I was going to try making the sweet potato breakfast hash I saw on your IG earlier in the week. I went to the grocery store, got the ingredients, came home, and made the hash just for me. I remember I felt so nourished afterwards, and it totally changed the trajectory of my day. Instead of spending the whole day in bed grieving I made the choice to show myself love and compassion, and just take some time to really take care of me. I spent the rest of the day listening to music, did some yoga and meditating, danced in my kitchen, and by the end of the day I felt this small sense of peace. Maybe sometimes it’s just about the little victories in life. Feeling inspired to make yourself some food that is good for the soul. Taking care of your body and your mental wellness. Embracing little victories. Little by little. It’s funny how something as simple as seeing a recipe you want to try can be the catalyst that changes your whole day, and your outlook that day. Even if I don’t win, I just wanted to say thank you. It’s funny the way even a stranger can touch your life in these random ways.

Madeleine Ditto December 15, 2020 - 8:26 pm

Winter white! Loving this article and loving this giveaway!🤍

Marisa Nack December 15, 2020 - 9:30 pm

Amazing collection of brands and products, thank you for the information!

Eliza December 16, 2020 - 1:33 am

Do you give yourself a budget to spend on new pieces each year? Would love any tips on how to manage reasonable consumption (for your wallet and the world) with the desire to purchase new goodies!

Whitney December 16, 2020 - 5:58 am

Crossing my fingers!! I’d love to have these beauties in my wardrobe ✨

Felicia December 16, 2020 - 11:05 am

Such beautiful and uniquely collected pieces! Thank you! 🙏

Erin Howe December 17, 2020 - 7:28 pm

Love the palette and shapes shown here <3

Anna Monet December 18, 2020 - 12:40 am

Babe, absolutely gorgeous photos and curation! Thank you so much for including Anna Monet in your favorites list. Sending so much love your way always.

Brynn December 18, 2020 - 12:43 am

So excited for this giveaway! Great blog post to encourage people to read and comment! 💜

Victoria December 18, 2020 - 12:43 am

Love it 💛✨

MEW December 18, 2020 - 12:56 am

All so lux!! Fingers crossed

Carley Jagger December 18, 2020 - 2:31 am

You… Mandrn… all the dreamy vibes!!

Julien December 18, 2020 - 2:33 am

What a beautiful collection!

Aneta besecker December 18, 2020 - 3:42 am

I love your taste. You inspire me. Thank you for all that you do. @anetacapturesit 🤟🏼🤟🏼

Liz December 18, 2020 - 4:06 am

So excited for this giveaway! My 2021 goal is to minimize the excess in my life, so I love the idea of adding multi-seasonal pieces!!

Isabel Ureña Nuñez December 18, 2020 - 4:24 am

Amazing content. Organic and stylish Aesthetic. Love it!

Zhiela December 18, 2020 - 4:27 am

You are endlessly inspiring and my favorite person to follow! Thanks for being your true self!

Melanie Lagalo December 18, 2020 - 5:01 am

I’ve been digging that Jennybird necklace since you’ve been wearing it!!!

Haley Gillia December 18, 2020 - 5:06 am

This post definitely saved me so much time researching – always trying to make informed choices. Also these pictures are really gorgeous especially the color and texture combo…

Jody bunda December 18, 2020 - 5:12 am

What a dreamy giveaway💜.

Lisa Hopkins December 18, 2020 - 5:16 am

Such beautiful pieces!

Chelsea December 18, 2020 - 5:16 am

Love it!! So bright fir the winter months and that link necklace is 100%!!❤️

Filippa December 18, 2020 - 6:51 am

I wish all merry g
Holidays. It js really great how you have chosen to go with your blog. Supporting small businesses and empowering them is a must do for all. ❤️❤️


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