Made in USA Monday

Welcome to Made in USA Mondays – where I’ll be exploring trends that caught my eye in small doses, but supporting sustainability and Made in USA!

As this post is being published, I’m on my way back home from a very long week driving up and down California! One of my stops was in Palm Springs – you may find it funny that the one thing I forgot to pack for this trip was a bathing suit! Ooof…I had to make a quick stop at my sister’s house to borrow one before I drove to PS. Lucky for me she had one that was recently purchased for me to borrow. The suit was a low plunging one-piece with lots of straps and I really liked it! It now has me dreaming of other one-piece suits. Luckily, there is actually a very large industry of making bathing suits in the USA to choose from. I’ll post my bathing suit photos soon enough so you can see the one I wore!

Bay Area Outfit

I don’t know what’s going on with me – I think I may have been living in the Bay Area too long. Or maybe I’m getting older. Or maybe I’m feeling the trends too much right now. Maybe it’s just a combination of it all! Some days, I feel like I’m still recovering from being a former Las Vegas gal and the wardrobe that comes with it…I’m not quite sure that means! Some days I’m still figuring out the balance of being comfortable, age appropriate but also fun & youthful, not too trendy, work vs. play! I think that’s why I don’t have one specific style and my look is constantly evolving.

Lately, I’ve also been attracted to adding loose linen pieces to my wardrobe. Why? I’m enjoying how the earthy and organic colors come out. Plus, I’m barely (duh to me) figuring out how comfy they are! They also tend to be made in USA. Win, win, and win! So this loose and billowy top in this mellow yellow color really spoke to me at the thrift store! Part of me is worried that I’m turning into some stereotypes…but honestly, I’ve never cared 🙂

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage linen top thrifted USA
Elizabeth & James mesh skirt thrifted China HERE
Swedish Hasbeens Suzanne Shopbop.com Sweden HERE
Salt Optics prescription glasses Saltoptics.com Japan HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style

Made in USA Monday

Welcome to Made in USA Mondays – where I’ll be exploring trends that caught my eye in small doses, but supporting sustainability and Made in USA!

I’ve been wearing my Shashi pieces SO much lately. The stud earrings and ring are in heavy rotation for me right now and I’m loving the rose gold color. I’m totally considering adding some more of their pieces to my small jewelry collection because they’re made in New York!

Donate stuff. Create jobs.

As a devoted Goodwill Industries lover, I’ve had many special moments while shopping there by myself, but also with family and friends. When I remember the afternoon I crooned to the oldies with an older employee there, it brings a smile to my face. So this just happens to be #GoodwillWeek with this short (and unpaid) message that when you donate to Goodwill and many other thrift stores, you are funding opportunities for many people to be employed or better prepared for the workforce.

Find your nearest Goodwill store HERE. The Goodwill about page states “Maximizing the value of your donations is important to us. In 2015, we used 85 percent of the revenue generated through your donated stuff to support and grow programs that result in significant social impact for your community members in need of work.” Their page that connects you to those job and career tools is HERE in case you know someone that may benefit from their services.