Everlane Style

This a story about Everlane & me.

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

A few years ago when I adopted my sustainable shopping rules, my relationship with clothes and fashion completely changed. Thus, my relationship with this blog changed too. I couldn’t just shop anywhere, how could I when that meant I was supporting brands that were directly responsible for killing people? Now, I had to do research to find and connect with brands that were doing better (for people working there and the planet.)

My biggest change of course, was a self imposed rule that if I bought new clothing, it would have to be made in the USA. This pushed me away from trends and pushed me towards a closet of quality. I won’t lie, Everlane has been one of those brands that kind of stumped me. They don’t hide where their clothing is made (both countries and their factories,) but the brand braves itself on being radically transparent and paying their employees fair wages.

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

So when Everlane launched a real store in San Francisco, I had to go in and try things on in person. Buying online never lets you get a better feel of items. I already own a trench coat & few tops from their brand. But I had heard so many raving reviews of their pants. Over here in my closet, I’ve been sick of my skinny jeans…so much that I’ve been wearing the same dresses and skirts more, even with sneakers, just so I don’t have to wear jeans to work. I tried on the wide crop leg pant and I’m in love!

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

But I didn’t buy the pants on this visit. I mulled over the price. I made up my mind to go later in the month and buy them. And then I found the same pants, in another color, second hand at Wasteland. I would still like to come into the Everlane store at some point. I would like to get the pants in another color and maybe another fit. What I did purchase though was a pair of underwear, which recently launched. So far, they fit well and feel good! Hooray for sustainable underwear too!

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

This old house again

Many moons ago, I dreamed of a project in which I could wear my designs. I don’t know why, but I had imagined (and I have a very vivid image in my head from that Eureka moment) where someone (me) would wear a t-shirt tucked into their pants, and their top half showed a design from a Victorian San Francisco house. I wanted to make this happen. Then I did. Then I wore it. And I have been wearing it. Probably not as much as I should. Then I got caught up in other things and never really told anyone. Oops!

I’m currently having all the designs and materials hosted through Society 6. Because they manage the printing and design components. They turn my uploaded images into other products too, even though my overall goal was for apparel! I’ve bought this shirt and I really love it. I need to get one of the other designs ASAP because I can’t keep wearing this one on rotation. It’s really fun to have people point at your shirt and ask where it came from, and then be able to respond that I made it!

Here is a link to my Society6 store and a link here to all my Society6 shirts!

Item From Made in… BUY
 San Francisco T-shirt  Society6  Mexico  HERE
 Cheap Monday jeans thrifted  Bangladesh  –
 Swedish Hasbeens clogs Shopbop.com  Romania  HERE
 Casio watch flea market  China HERE

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye

I can’t remember why I was experiencing so much resting bitch face in these photos, haha!

West Coast Craft Summer 2017

Well hello there! I didn’t mean to take such a long break. But *SIGH* the world news got depressing and overwhelming. Then some behind the scenes bits from my website broke. Now I’m back up and running and feeling more motivated to post :)

I’ve shared my love for the West Coast Craft fair many times before! (see tagged posts HERE)

I absolutely love going to this show because it features artisans and makers that are based out of the West Coast (as the name explains) and it just so happens that MANY of them also happen to be out of the Bay Area/San Francisco! So as a new one quickly approaches the week of November 18th, I thought I would reminisce over some photos I took of WWC over the Summer break! Seeing the artisans is quite inspiring for me to even create the things I have in my own mind. From fashion, to ceramics, jewelry, art, candles, etc. this craft fair is just so beautiful!

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

West Coast Craft 2017

From the sidewalk

You guys, I’m astonishingly surprised and proud of myself in a way I may have never been before. I never imagined that my ideas about taking pictures of homes would bloom to what it is now. Not only have I had a blast taking photos of all these beautiful homes – getting outside to find them is another amazing challenge! Also, the fact that I get to have these made on Made in USA merchandise feels very good!

Here are just a few of the things you can get, I’m still working on more designs!

VIVA Amiga

VIVA Amiga

VIVA Amiga

VIVA Amiga

VIVA Amiga

VIVA Amiga

VIVA Amiga