Spotlight on: Shoshanna

You’ll be able to follow all of these spotlight posts here, but also keep up with my Made in the USA series here.

I have vacation on my mind, I’m overdue for one *but have none planned* so I’ll daydream from the internet instead. Shoshanna is a Made in the USA brand I’ve had my eye on for a while (I currently own one dress by the brand!) So it was pleasant to see that their bathing suits are also manufactured in the US. As someone who follows this industry closely, it’s refreshing to see – many brands that once used to manufacture in US factories have slowly started to move some of their production overseas. First banking on their ethical popularity, and then all of a sudden switch gears to another song when profits outweigh consciousness. So we must continue to encourage brands to be as ethical as possible.

Shoshanna and her brand are known for stylish dresses. So these bathing suits are just as cute. If you can’t tell, I’m a sucker for a one-piece swimsuit! All these photos were borrowed from their 2016 swim lookbook. Click on the images to head on over to their site.

Shoshanna, Shoshanna swimwear, Made in the USA

Shoshanna, Shoshanna swimwear, Made in the USA

Shoshanna, Shoshanna swimwear, Made in the USA

Shoshanna, Shoshanna swimwear, Made in the USA

Shoshanna, Shoshanna swimwear, Made in the USA

Shoshanna, Shoshanna swimwear, Made in the USA

And because Shopbop is my favorite online store stocking Made in USA clothing (they’re also one of my ad sponsors you see in my blog sidebar) I wanted to let you know they’re having a big sale until the 7th, which includes Shoshanna merchandise and so many more Made in the USA brands I love!

Shopbop sale

Spotlight On: Black Halo

You’ll be able to follow all of these spotlight posts here, but also keep up with my Made in the USA series here.

I learned about the brand Black Halo a while back when I was researching my list of brands for my Made in USA page. Back then I had never heard of them, but now, I see Black Halo everywhere! I would consider it one of those go-to classy brands for formal wear. They should be official ambassadors for guests looking for a wedding outfit! I have my own Black Halo dress that’s my go-to for weddings. It has a sexy silhouette in a bright color, which seems to be their signature look! Oddly, they don’t seem to highlight that they’re making their clothing in the US!

Black Halo clothing, made in USA brands, Black Halo Made in USA

Black Halo clothing, made in USA brands, Black Halo Made in USA

Black Halo clothing, made in USA brands, Black Halo Made in USA

Black Halo clothing, made in USA brands, Black Halo Made in USA

Black Halo clothing, made in USA brands, Black Halo Made in USA

Black Halo clothing, made in USA brands, Black Halo Made in USA

Black Halo clothing, made in USA brands, Black Halo Made in USA

Luckily, Shopbop is having another tiered sale – they are my go-to online store for Made in the USA clothing! Don’t miss out!
Shopbop Sale

These are some of my favorite Black Halo pieces available at Shopbop!

Spotlight On: Velvet

You’ll be able to follow all of these spotlight posts here, but also keep up with my Made in the USA series here.

Happy Friday! I love highlighting brands for the Spotlight, especially when they’re brands I support through my own wardrobe. I have been lucky enough to replace old crappy tees with some awesomely soft and durable Velvet ones! They’re one of those brands I love to support! Their about page states

It began in 1997 as an aspiration to create fashion forward tee shirts that embodied the laid-back luxe of LA style. Today it has evolved into full collections recognized for their meticulously crafted, clean elevated staples. Helmed by Creative Directors Jenny Graham & Toni Spencer, the collections are created using only the finest fabrics and are manufactured primarily in the United States.

So I noted, as the quote does, they seem to be making more items overseas. Mainly synthetic knits in China and woven pieces in India, where those items are primarily made now (where cotton items typically USA made, hence why you see more cotton basics and denim made here.) I guess it’s a bummer, but just the way it is. This is why I always reiterate to check your tags before purchase, because the brands you know as hardcore Made in USA just don’t seem to be sticking to that 100% anymore.

P.S. You may also know Velvet by their other name, Graham & Spencer! Here are some images from their resort collection!
Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA

Velvet Tees, Graham and Spencer, made in USA brands, velvet tees made in USA
All images from Velvet Tees

Hoping I can get this brand on your radar if it wasn’t already!

Remix: Orla Kiely

It has just been a week of all things Orla Kiely over here! So I thought I’d finish up by posting a remix of the few Orla Kiely items I have.

Per usual with these remix posts, click on the image to see the original post.

This was my birthday outfit! This chartreuse dress is simply the dress of my dreams!
Thrift Eye

This Orla print dress is just perfect, I still love wearing it as much as the day I bought it
Thrift Eye

My beautiful Orla scarf that I wear…oh, almost every day!
Thrift Eye

Have you ever seen this dreamy Orla Kiely dress? I found one at a steep discount a few years ago. I had my mom mend it to my size, but have never, ever, ever, ever found any fitting event to wear it to! It’s almost too beautiful to wear. So for now, it sits in a closet…gotta remedy this! At the moment, this is the only picture I have of it!

A photo posted by Eli Perez (@thrifteye) on

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