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!

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!

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!

I did the BIGGEST load of laundry ever this weekend. It made me realize one thing – I own several what could be considered “luxury” tees and tanks and…I hate them. Many years ago, I was able to buy several Alexander Wang T’s at a very discounted price. I own 4 different ones and guess what? They suck. They’re just poorly made and after many wears and washes, they basically turn into these wide shirts that shrink. So it looks like you’re wearing a box. All these shirts have been banished to pajamas now. I would hate to be that person that paid full price for these tops. If you asked m, is buying these really expensive shirts worth your money? I would definitely say no, a very large no!

What has held up though? My moderately priced Made in USA tees! I feel like they’re such great investment pieces. They’re more expensive than you’d want to pay for something on the high street shops, but those fall apart immediately. And I can see that the really expensive ones aren’t worth it in the long run either! Spend a little bit more, but not too much, and you’ll end up with some pieces that will live in your closet forever! (or just about) and won’t end up in the shame pile.

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!

Back when I went to Tokyo in 2015 (which is PS never stop talking about in person, I tell everyone I know to go!) I kept seeing all the gals wearing these (then) kinda funky dresses that had an extra set of sleeves wrapped around the waist to mimic tying a sweater around your hips. It was really cool and I would always look for that trend in the US, but no one really knew what I was talking about! Here we are two years after my trip, and this trend has finally made it’s way over! Now I finally have a tie-front dress of my own (I wear it all the time, but it has yet to make a debut here.) Here are four picks I found extra cute!