Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lighten Up

The weather this spring has been a bit bipolar. It's hot and summer-like one minute, and then cold and rainy the next. Time to lighten up what you've got on your bed. This linen quilt is the right weight for such weather.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

American-Made Sunday Links

Some news from the Made in America Movement over the past few weeks: U.S. steel, cars, electric buses, solar panels on the White House, 'Made in USA' labeling, what American manufacturing really looks like, Chinese consumers, U.S. production costs, a new store where everything is made in the USA, the Made-in-USA revival fallacy, the White House's message to the U.S. Spanish speakers, and more.

Here are 15 articles and videos you need to see if you haven't already:

Friday, May 16, 2014

American-Made Things Loved Today

Five American-made things I've been loving lately: a bath mitt made of honeycomb material, a leopard calf-hair belt, a Pinot noir from Oregon, a trio of eyeshadows, and espresso gelato.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

White Hot Chicago

Today's post is from my friend, Xochil. She's got a killer fashion sense and is deeply committed to American clothing manufacturing, especially in her hometown of Chicago. She has some great insight as an insider in the fashion industry and will likely be contributing every now and then. 

Chicago finally saw a couple of beautiful sunny days this spring, after enduring one of the longest, roughest winters in history. It felt like a great day to walk around the city, and enjoy the sites of Millenium Park before all the tourists start to over take it for the summer. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

From Head to Toe: The Little Black Dress Outfit

In general, you can't go wrong with a black dress. But you really can't go wrong with a little black dress in a drapey jersey that can be dressed up or down.