Winter is coming – so is a big sale

I have no shame anymore, after living in San Francisco for 7 years, admitting that I get cold easily. I take a jacket EVERYWHERE! So as every Winter approaches, I take time to analyze the coats I’ve been wearing and those I have not. Some don’t fit anymore, some have gone out of style, some are just so worn after a winters wear, that they really aren’t good to wear another year!

So I was daydreaming over at Shopbop the other day when I got the good news that a sale is starting! This retailer is one of the few sponsors I do accept because of their commitment to carry, feature, and mention brands that are made in the USA – unlike a vast majority of e-retailers, that do not mark where the clothing they sell is made, nor what country they came from. Which is why you see something marked as “imported” on other websites. That’s unacceptable and lazy! So I will sing the praises of Shopbop any day 🙂 And look at all these awesome coats I found – just a few of the many! Outerwear that is made in the USA is more difficult to find than clothing (but probably easier that Made in USA shoes) because of the materials used. But this is good too because it means that while more expensive, most items are made of greater quality cotton and wool! Instead of synthetic polyesters.

These tiered sales are just amazing, take full advantage of building of your Winter wardrobe!!

Find me on Poshmark

Let it be known, 2017 is the year I really decided to simplify my life. I feel like I donated about 1/4 of my home goods. Clearing out the clutter lifted a weight off my shoulders that I cannot explain. I got rid of belongings that complicated my home and disturbed my peace.

Now, I have to face the fact that I have to make room in my closets too. So I’m turning to Poshmark to sell my things! And hey, maybe you want to take a look 🙂 Or maybe you sell on Poshmark too? Send me a note to follow you. I’m ready to send these things from my closet to yours!

West Coast Craft Summer 2017

Well hello there! I didn’t mean to take such a long break. But *SIGH* the world news got depressing and overwhelming. Then some behind the scenes bits from my website broke. Now I’m back up and running and feeling more motivated to post 🙂

I’ve shared my love for the West Coast Craft fair many times before! (see tagged posts HERE)

I absolutely love going to this show because it features artisans and makers that are based out of the West Coast (as the name explains) and it just so happens that MANY of them also happen to be out of the Bay Area/San Francisco! So as a new one quickly approaches the week of November 18th, I thought I would reminisce over some photos I took of WWC over the Summer break! Seeing the artisans is quite inspiring for me to even create the things I have in my own mind. From fashion, to ceramics, jewelry, art, candles, etc. this craft fair is just so beautiful!

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

I don’t know what to say

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I started this little blog when I lived in Las Vegas. It was my home sweet home for five years. I started this blog there because I felt lost in a world where it was difficult to find friends and I was trying to find a career that fit me. I found blogging and I was able to build a tiny community of it, and it helped me appreciate and LOVE living in Las Vegas. So I’m still in a staggered sense of shock to have heard the devastating news about the massacre that happened at that concert and Mandalay Bay. I USED TO WORK AT MANDALAY BAY! Back in the beginnings of this blog, I had also started working at (the now shuttered) Fornarina store, and it was helping me explore global fashion. I spent countless hours and evenings at the Mandalay Bay with locals and tourists. I don’t know where I’m going here with this. I’m sad. I’m mad. I wish this wasn’t the reality we live in. I’m grateful that none of my friends were injured, but so many other people were and that’s nothing to be grateful about.

I had just returned from Mexico and I was feeling invigorated to blog again, and then the hurricanes happened. Then the earthquakes happened. And now this shooting has happened. As I type this, homes are being burnt to the ground less than 50 miles from me in Sonoma/Napa counties! Something else will happen again. I don’t want anyone thinking because I don’t address these things frequently on my blog or social media, that I don’t think about them. They weigh heavily on me. I will be searching for some places to make donations to this week and hope you all can too if it is something you can afford.