Shopping responsibly and conciously links

Links posts are a dedicated space here for a roundup of links (that don’t fall into my normal post categories) that are sharing information about Made in USA, and as the title mentions, shopping responsibly and consciously.

I recently found this super-sweet gorgeous gown while thrifting – it reminded me of how much beautiful clothes is out there with nowhere to wear it to!
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Get Your Money’s Worth

I loved this segment on This American Life about money and LL Bean wrestling with the consequences of its “no questions asked,” lifetime return policy! As someone who frequently sees LL Bean while thrifting, this kind of made me question a lot of things.

Sometimes Saks Fifth Avenue Is Cheaper Than The Outlet

It doesn’t take a genius to figure this out. This happens all the time with collaboration pieces too. You can always find the real thing even cheaper, used! So now, not only is it cheaper at the Main store – you’re also swindled by believing outlet store things were originally in the main stores. Most outlet stores manufacture clothing especially for the outlets!

FAST FASHION IS CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS

How many times do we have to repeat this news? “84 percent of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into either a landfill or an incinerator.” That’s just horribly insane figures!

Dear Everlane…

This open letter to Everlane is kind of bananas! Their reply back is just hilarious.

At home with monsters: Guillermo Del Toro at the LACMA

In the midst of all the other billion museum posts, I run off to LA for a long weekend and visit yet another museum! I had to visit this Guillermo Del Toro exhibit, which proved to be the deliciously dark exhibit it promises! If you happen to find youself in the LA area, I would highly recommend visiting before it’s gone. GdT is an artist with a fantastic eye for the realm of film – so the exhibit was a beautiful blend of pieces from his movies, but also art that inspired it.

It was one of the more perfectly curated exhibits I had ever seen in my life! The pictures I took and share here, do the whole thing no justice – as I mostly only photographed the clothing and a few art pieces. But there was so much to see by so  many different artists! All things bugs, steampunk, goth, horror, spooky, macabre, ghouls, torture, fear, nightmares, morbid, but with a twist of humor thrown in.

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

LACMA Guillermo Del Toro

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

Remix: Vince Nina flats

I simply love these Vince shoes! They have been my literal go-to shoe for the last few years because you just slip them right on and run out the door! The grey color has also proved itself to be beautifully versatile and necessary for my wardrobe.

Find affordable options HERE.

Per usual with these Remix posts, click on the image to see the original post.

With a little blue dress
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Still loving this cute bright outfit!
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With white denim
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And then holy cow, with white denim previously!
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