No More Fast Fashion

My fashion-without-fast-fashion journey has begun!

Lately, I’ve been watching (and reading) quite a lot about consumerism and fast fashion, and I know that even though I’ve made a lot of changes to what and where I buy things, I still tend to go for fast fashion the few times I buy clothes. 

So I decided to do something about it! As February came around, I decided that I’m going to go a full year without buying new clothes. 

Buying second hand is allowed, and creating my own clothes by knitting or sewing. The only exception to the rule is underwear, but those should be bought by environmentally friendly and conscious brands like Organic Basics. 

I’m also going to clean out my closet once more and sell or give away the clothes that I no longer use or fit into. I’ve found that I tend to give myself a really hard time when I try on clothes that are too small, so I decided it was time to remove some of them to spare myself from mini meltdowns whenever I try to get myself ready for a night out or a family dinner.

So, my big project for the year is to change up my closet to a collection of clothes that makes me happy, not outfits that make me wish for a different body than the one that I have. 

And I’ve found that the older I get, the more I fall in love with colorful clothes that stand out from the crowd. 

And I’ve already found a couple of second-hand gems. I plan on sharing this journey in some videos throughout the year, but I thought I’d share my first second-hand buy of the year with you guys!

And it is this beauty:

I found this rainbow purse on Tise and I’m absolutely in love!

Stick around to follow my fashion-without-fast-fashion journey, and feel free to jump on board and give yourself a similar challenge 🌈

If you want some more insight into the industry and pollution of fast fashion, I recommend these two documentaries:

The True Cost


London 2019 🇬🇧 Book Haul

Where I show you the books I bought on our last trip to London📚

Links to all the books:

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

Frostheart by Jamie Littler

Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar

The Binding by Bridget Collins

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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The Trumpets of Jericho by J. Michael Dolan 📚 BOOK REVIEW

My review of The Trumpets of Jericho by J. Michael Dolan.

I read a digital edition of The Trumpets of Jericho that I received for free from Reedsy Discovery in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Historical fiction

Publisher: Bookbaby, under the imprimatur Monochrome Books

Originally published: July 22nd, 2015

Pages: 552 (paperback)

Synopsis by the publisher:

Imagine the horror that was Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest and most lethal of the six Nazi annihilation camps.
Imagine it 1944 and a prisoner uprising at this terrible place, the rebels blowing up one crematorium, damaging another, and killing many of their SS masters.
Imagine it Jews leading this revolt, a people those same SS thought incapable of fighting.
Now imagine one of those leaders a 22-year-old girl, arguably the fieriest Jewish heroine to come out of the Holocaust.
Finally, following the revolt, imagine her and three other young female inmates tortured for weeks by the Gestapo without giving up a single fellow conspirator.

Imagine all that and more and you have The Trumpets of Jericho, the only novel to tell this extraordinary, true-life story in its entirety.

My thoughts:

When I was a little girl, my father told me about my family heritage. That we came from Jewish descent and because of the Holocaust that is why a lot of our family now lives in Sweden. He got me to read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, and ever since then I’ve been fascinated by the stories of World War II. 

So, when I saw The Trumpets of Jericho up for review, a story of an Auschwitz revolt that I had never heard of before, I knew I had to read it. 

Little did I know what I getting myself into. 

The Trumpets of Jericho is a chunker of a book, but to tell the story that needs to be told, it has to be. 

It’s a story of people with hope for freedom, an underground community seeking justice, true heroes, pure evil, excruciating pain, death, and love. 

We get to see Auschwitz from the view of those who are seeking justice, those who run the camp, and those who are merely trying to survive. 

The Trumpets of Jericho is a hard book to read, but for all the right reasons, and it’s even harder to put down. It’s hard to read because we know that it’s based on true events. Knowing that the cruelty and evil that is told in this story really did happen makes it into an absolutely heartbreaking story. 

It is not for the faint of heart as it tells a very graphic tale of war, torture, and death. 

There are some truly remarkable characters in this story. People who did everything in their power to get justice for their people and their loved ones, and I’m so grateful for Mr. Dolan to give these heroes a spotlight and a voice that they truly deserve. 

The Trumpets of Jericho is an important book, and the work and research that Mr. Dolan has put into it is remarkable!

Highly recommend, but it comes with a warning; it will break your heart, over and over again. But it will also show you the strength of love, and the power of hope.

It is a must-read for the readers who enjoyed Mila 18, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Diary of a Young Girl.

It is a story that will stay with me for a very, very long time.

Click on the Reedsy Discovery logo below to get to know more, maybe get your own copy, and let me know what you think of it💛