Sarah West Ervin is just your average crafty, crocheting, cat-crazed blogger and maker. With a graduate degree in Arts Management and a professional background in business administration and marketing, she runs Westervin, a handmade shop and lifestyle blog, and enjoys regularly collaborating with other makers and creative entrepreneurs. Her work has been featured in Design: Paper: A Seductive Collection of Alluring Paper Designs, The Dallas Morning News, Mollie Makes, and the Etsy blog.
Latest Articles

9 Ways to Feel More Confident

We’ve all struggled with self-esteem at some point. No one is immune to feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. For some of us, though, those feelings are more frequent and harder to overcome. My moments of low self-confidence are very situational — w…
By Sarah West Ervin

18 Ethical Summer Shoes That Are Actually Cute

I think my footsies are ready for a change. They’re tired of trudging around in cheap, uncomfortable shoes that last little more than a few months of steady wear in the heat and muck of summer activity. “Make better choices,” my feet seem to plead. A…
By Sarah West Ervin

21 Ways to Wear a Summer Head Scarf

Bored with all your old tanks and tees? Hankerin’ for a shiny new collection of summer dresses? Well, before you replace your warm weather wardrobe, try refreshing your existing pieces with this one simple trick: summer scarves. Just one craftily tie…
By Sarah West Ervin

7 Ways to Finally Organize Your Life

Your mess = stress. Get yourself together with these few simple rules for organizing some of the most important areas of your life. 1. Your Work Space Even science says that clutter is bad for you. Research conducted at the Princeton University Neuro…
By Sarah West Ervin

9 Ways to Stay Motivated

I used to think I was unstoppable. Just six months ago, I was juggling a demanding full-time job, graduate school, and a blog while maintaining a decent social life and a happy marriage. Then I left my job and started working for myself. I opened an …
By Sarah West Ervin

April Showers Bring... 12 Ethical, Flowery Finds

In this collection of spring-inspired fashions and gifts, you'll find light cotton pieces in rich indigo hues, perfect for weathering rainy April mornings. Mixed among the blues are dainty floral and bright watercolor prints for wishing away the clou…
By Sarah West Ervin

Proof That Kiernan's a Walking Work of Art

Mad Men star Kiernan Shipka has a sophisticated style beyond her 14 years, yet she maintains her youthful creativity through vibrant prints and darling silhouettes. Whether she's channeling her inner rock and roll queen at the Divergent premiere or s…
By Sarah West Ervin

Kerry's Style Paired With Affordable Art

What's more fun than feasting your eyes on glamorous red carpet fashion? Doubling the visual pleasure by matching each look with a complementary work of art. In this new series on Bustle, Who Are You Pairing?, we'll pair our favorite actresses and ce…
By Sarah West Ervin