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!
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This Orla print dress is just perfect, I still love wearing it as much as the day I bought it
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My beautiful Orla scarf that I wear…oh, almost every day!
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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

Orla Kiely dressed up

I have this strange affinity for anything Orla Kiely. If I could, I would buy anything and everything in an Orla Kiely print. But my wallet disagrees with me. It’s also quite difficult to find in the US. So I’m collecting pieces little by little! (I’m mildly obsessed with this UK based shop’s Instagram because they love & sell Orla Kiely!)

This outfit a little wackier than usual for me, but it’s fun! Stay tuned to see how I flipped this outfit from work, to a more casual affair.

Item From Made in… BUY
Orla Kiely scarf Uniqlo.com China -
Orla Kiely top Uniqlo.com China HERE
Maeve Anthropologie skirt thrifted China HERE
DKNY tights Nordstrom.com - -
Orla Kiely Clarks shoes Ebay.com China -

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Thrift Eye, style blogger, Orla Kiely outfit, Orla Kiely shoes, mixing prints

Spolight on: Rachel Pally

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

While looking up information for my previous post, about one of my swim separates, I realized Rachel Pally, her style and brand are exactly the kinds of labels I need to feature more on here! What’s really awesome, and unique too, is that if you browse the site, you will see dedicated collections for maternity, plus size, bridal on top of the regular collections. That is an amazing feat!! As her website states ‘to follow women through all stages of their lives.’

RACHEL PALLY’S STYLE HAS BEEN DISTINGUISHED BY HER ABILITY TO BLEND THE “EASY AND ELEGANT” WITH THE “CHIC AND CLASSIC.” FROM THE INFAMOUS CROPPED GAUCHO TO THE COVETED CAFTAN DRESS, RACHEL PALLY’S DESIGNS HAVE LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK ON THE WORLD OF WOMEN’S WEAR. HER ABILITY TO FUSE SIMPLICITY WITH GLAMOUR HAS CONSISTENTLY RESULTED IN A COLLECTION THAT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL ON EVERYONE. 

Here are some of the beautiful images of this awesome Made in LOS ANGELES brand!

Rachel Pally, made in USA, made in Los Angeles, sustainable fashion

Rachel Pally, made in USA, made in Los Angeles, sustainable fashion

Rachel Pally, made in USA, made in Los Angeles, sustainable fashion

Rachel Pally, made in USA, made in Los Angeles, sustainable fashion

Rachel Pally, made in USA, made in Los Angeles, sustainable fashion

Rachel Pally, made in USA, made in Los Angeles, sustainable fashion

Rachel Pally, made in USA, made in Los Angeles, sustainable fashion

Is this a brand that has been on your radar or do you have a piece in your wardrobe?

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