Made in USA Monday

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

This weather – both the sunny sun and rainy rain, has me pulling all my hats out now. I also would have never in a million years thought I’d be one to wear baseball hats – but I recently bought two for running and now I’m wearing them all the time, even outside of running. So I literally have hats on my mind! I wish there were more Made in USA options, but many hat specialists are located all over the world, and I’m okay with that too!

Made in USA Monday

Because I’m flexing my fingers (and brain) to challenge myself to write more and get into blogging regularly again, I’d had this idea brewing over some time to create some short posts about within my larger Made in USA theme. Of which, has sadly taken a backseat on this blog, but still VERY important to me in real life. A bigger post will be coming soon about my observations over the years, my accomplishments and failures, and current state of fashion.

In the meantime, I’ll also be doing these smaller themed Made in USA Monday posts! So I’ve kind of been enjoying the jumpsuit look. I’ve recently purchased another one and I’m shockingly into the look and seeing other people wearing them! I may get another…but if I did, I want to make sure it’s something I can layer easily so as to not crash into the overly trendy zone. Which typically ends in falling out of fashion too quickly. I want something classic that I can wear for a long time. These four jumpsuits caught my eye! Best part, they’re Made in the USA!

Holiday wishlist:

It’s been a rough 2016, we all are on the same boat! I’ve been trying my best to feel a little more cheerful about Christmastime and I’m using it as a time to teach others about shopping responsibly! I’m telling people to shop Made in USA and support brands that manufacture in the US. It’s a way to support smaller and homegrown businesses. Here is a small roundup of interesting Made in the USA things I wouldn’t mind seeing underneath the tree.

Spotlight on: Clu + Shopbop Sale!

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 love these posts because many of the brands are actually brought to my attention as I’m thrifting – where thrifting puts you in direct tactile contact with thousands of brands in one swoop. So my first knowledge of Clu was when I bought this dress! It’s comfy and cute, I wear it ALL the time. Clu seems to be that flowy & feminine brand – you’ll see LOTS of ruffles. Contrasts between cotton & chiffon, starched & flowing within the same piece. But yes, you’ll notice that their knit pieces are not made in the USA (where I’ve explained before, knit manufacturing is typically not a specialty of the USA fabric industry.) The cotton pieces, which seem to make up 90% of the merchandise are definitely made in the USA though!

Clu USA

Clu USA

Clu USA

Clu is one of the brands sold by Shopbop, one of my favorite online retailers that heavily carries made in USA brands! They one of my widget sponsors, but I shop there myself all the time. They’re having another big annual sale again for the next few days. Checkout some of the Clu items, but really, they have so much! See details of sale here.