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 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!

As you’ll see soon, I have the Summer of Love on my mind. The anniversary of that one unforgettable Summer is upon us and it’s EVERYWHERE I see in San Francisco! And I’ll have more of it coming soon!

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.