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Valentina  Sustainable fashion | healthy food | green beauty + more #H4wife Homo #mthfrc677t 📷 at @ValentinaBayPhotography Find me at @theminimalistwardrobe 👇🏻

I love masks so much, I love seeing my face covered with a color 😝 also, I love when I feel a mask being active on my skin and this one certainly is! It tingles a little bit and helps cleaning your pores and brightening your skin; I really like using it after the shower when my pores are open and ready to be detoxed. It doesn’t dry the skin as other masks do and it’s 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free. This is just one of the products I’m using by @clariseaskincare - I’ll show you the other in the next days - but so far so good (and I even have a big favorite!).
Btw, you can find this and more products by the brand on SALE in 300 CVS all over California until the 28th, I’d take advantage of it 😊
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Collaboration with @joinpalm #bayareablogger #bayareainfluencer #naturalbeautyproducts #nontoxicbeauty #toxinfreebeauty #charcoalmask #palmbffs

Made the banana cake by @naturalmentebuono - with some little changes that probably are the culprits for the wrong consistency. And btw all my cakes come like this, short and dense - Marta thinks I may be mixing the batter too much, next time I’ll try paying attention to it! Here I used a homemade cashew-brazil nut butter and red bananas instead of almond butter and normal bananas - so next time I’ll try to stick to those too, even if I can’t find peeled almond butter and not even organic peeled almonds here 🤦🏻‍♀️ #help
But the taste is amazing and it’s such a great yogurt topper 😜
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#bayareablogger #bayareainfluencer #bananacake #grainfreebaking #grainfreecake #lowsugarcake #noaddedsugar #breakfastcake #coconutchips #paleocake #vegancake #feedfeedvegan #feedfeedglutenfree

A little flat-lay of my outfit from yesterday - you can still watch it on myself in my stories! I love this outfit, it’s so simple and comfortable and soft on the skin...
Hat: 100% wool from a small store in San Francisco
Long sleeve tee: @everlane
Denim: @madewell
Hoops: @shopmachete
Watch: @rosefieldwatches *
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#acetateearrings #machetejewelry #shopmachete #everlane #everlanewomen #madewelldenim #woolfedora #bayareablogger #bayareainfluencer #sustainablefashionblogger #sustainablefashioninfluencer #minimalwardrobe #capsulewardrobe #capsulewardrobeblogger

Do you remember that a few weeks ago I tried to go grain-free? Well, it didn’t really work for me. It completely messed up with my stomach and bowel. I was quite miserable 😅 so back to grains and I’m slowly going back to my normal state. And this is one of my favorite dinners: forbidden rice, roasted salmon and kabocha squash and some avocado - and a little olive oil in the rice.
Do you eat grains? Which is your favorite? *
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#roastedsalmon #roastedkabocha #forbiddenrice #balancedmeal #risovenere #blackrice

For a long time I tried to jump on the trend of dainty jewelry. I watched many YouTube videos where gold coins and delicate chains were shown, small earrings too, and I never bought anything because of the price. And thanks god I didn’t! Because working on my own style I realized that dainty jewelry is not for me at all! I like bold necklaces, in brass or darker metals, wood and stone. I think they suit better my dark tones and broad shoulders. And for weeks I’ve been wanting a pair of big hoops and I finally decided to splurge on these beauties by @shopmachete. They’re lightweight, made of cellulose acetate - which is a natural and renewable material obtained extracting cellulose fibers from cotton and wood pulp - and available in so many different variants... You’ll find something you’ll want for sure!!
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#ecofriendlyjewelry #sustainablefashion #sustainablefashionblogger #sustainablefashioninfluencer #sustainablejewelry #shopmachete #hoopsearrings #largehoops #acetate #acetateearrings

Happy Monday everybody! Since there are some new followers here I thought a little introduction was needed 😊 Maybe through a 5 facts about me?
1️⃣ I look younger than I am and I’m turning 30 next month (wtf? 😭)
2️⃣ I also feel younger and it took me 29 years to understand what I want to be as an adult: a wedding photographer - you can see my work at @valentinabayphotography
3️⃣ I moved from Italy to the San Francisco Bay Area almost 3 years ago because my boyfriend - now husband - got a job here and a working visa, but my visa as wife doesn’t allow me to work, so my photography business is not active, I’m just shooting for free (and sometimes couples offer me gifts to show their gratitude).
4️⃣ A few years ago I was fluent in French and now I remember nothing! It makes me so sad and I’d love to retrieve it.
5️⃣ I love too many different things - I’ve always had since I was 20 - so that’s why my feed is a mess 😅 I love healthy food, I love sewing even if it’s just a new passion, I love sustainable fashion, I love bold jewelry and non-toxic natural beauty products - also because I discovered last winter that I have a genetic mutation that makes my body able to detoxify only the 10% of that shit that enters 😬 and this world is pretty toxic!
BONUS: I made the dress I’m wearing!
I’d love to know more about you now! Write in the comments a little bio so I can remember about you 😊
Have a wonderful week!
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#bayareainfluencer #bayareablogger #minimalistintraining #sustainablefashion #greenbeautyinfluencer #sustainablefashioninfluencer #sustainablefashionblogger #gettoknowme

You may know - if you follow my stories kinda regularly - that I wanted to add some blush to my wardrobe color palette. But I wasn’t ready to commit to a full blush tee or a blush bag, so I went with earrings. And since I’m crazy for earrings, I bough a couple pair more 😬 aren’t these beautiful? I wanted the entire @shopmachete store but the budget was what it was 😅
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#sustainablefashion #minimalistintraining #boldjewelry #earringslover #shopmachete #acetate #acetateearrings #bayareainfluencer #bayareablogger

Do you capsule? If yes, why are you into a minimal wardrobe? Less stress? More cohesive garments? Or because your closet is that big? 😅 I honestly love having less but higher quality and more sustainable clothes for many different reasons, but with only a 24inches large closet and 2 drawers I wouldn’t have any other choice 😁
Ps: have you checked @theminimalistwardrobe? It’s really helping me discovering new brands and minimal fashion influencers I didn’t know yet! *
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#bayareablogger #bayareainfluencer #sustainablefashionblogger #sustainablefashioninfluencer #minimalwardrobe #capsulewardrobeinthemaking #capsulewardrobe #minimalistintraining

I’m a minimalist with my clothes. I like simple clean lines and neutral colors - most of the time at least. And as jewelry, I love bold and rustic looking stuff. Stones, bones old coins, wood, copper and brass. This necklace is a new entry in my new collection from @etsy. The cord is in leather and the stone is a pretty agate. It’s the only short necklace I currently own. And I like it so much - and isn’t the latch the cutest thing ever?
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#artisanaljewelry #handmadejewelry #agate #bayareainfluencer #bayareablogger #minimalistwardrobe #sustainablefashion #shortnecklace #agatestone #copperjewelry #boldjewelry

My only hat, my new necklace, my bold ring, some ceramic cacti, a couple of perfumes and a book about plants - I’m trying to learn.
What’s the view from your bed?
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#minimalistdecor #bayareainfluencer #minimalistintraining #warmtones

Did you put your stones and crystals under the moon light last night? 🌝💛
Ps: my live video about how to make your own capsule wardrobe visual board is available now for the next 24h! *
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#bayareainfluencer #sustainablefashion #sustainableclothing #capsulewardrobeinthemaking #capsulewardrobe #crystalhealing #crystaltherapy #healingcrystals #healingstones #sustainablelifestyle

My Kielo dress is done!
I used a hemp + organic cotton jersey from @stonemountainfabric which comes in many different colors but since black is my base and I’m not ready to wear a (light) color from head to toe I went with it.
In the first 3 pics you can see the dress wrapped on the front, than open, then closed on the back (last 2 pics, one from the front, one where you can see the effect from the back). It’s not a difficult project, but if you’re a total beginner like me you may have a few wtf-moments 😅
Loving the dress and can’t wait to wear it out 😍 thanks so much for all of you who voted sleeveless on the poll in the stories...I maybe just wanted the sleeves to avoid the bias taping of the armholes 🤣
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#sustainablefabrics #sustainablefashion #sustainableclothing #sustainablelifestyle #crafting #homemadeclothes #imadeit #organiccotton #hemp #jersey #kielowrapdress #bayareainfluencer #capsulewardrobeinthemaking #sustainablesewing #sustainablefashionblogger

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