Monday, June 27, 2022

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights.

Are you mad? I'm MAD. The news last Friday about Roe V Wade being overturned felt like a gut punch and I've been reading everything I can to figure out what to do next, where to donate, what organizations to support. Today, instead of a list of shit to buy, I'm giving you a list of links to check out to help spread useful information in the fight for reproductive rights. (Note: there are no affiliate links in this post.) Here we go:

ALCU's list of reproductive freedom sites

10 Abortion Rights Organizations Accepting Donations to Support Their Fight

Fashion brands that support abortion rights

THE OUTRAGE is on a mission to raise $1 million for organizations that fight inequality. (Progressive apparel, 100% of net proceeds are donated.) 

How Fashion Brands Are Standing Up for Reproductive Rights

Lululemon, Fenty Beauty, Goop and Glossier Voice Support for Abortion Access

7 Organizations to Donate to as Roe v. Wade is Overturned

Where to Donate to Support Abortion Access Right Now

The growing list of companies covering abortion travel costs*

*I have serious privacy concerns about this trend, but at least it's showing which companies are pro-choice. Maybe. 

Please feel free to post other useful resources in the comments! 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Weekend Window Shopping: PNW Beach Vacation.

Y'all, I'm so dumb. We rented a beach house for the week on the coast and I thought I'd need a new swimsuit. Hahahahaaa. I didn't even end up packing one! The coast here is cold and windy and has absolutely the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. We spend the week walking miles of windswept beach, hunting agate and laughing at how freaking cold the water is. I am very, very glad I kept those EVA Birks, by the way! They are perfect beach shoes. 

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to post a few of my MVPs from this trip (and also the returned swimwear which would have been great... if I'd needed it) even though a few of these are things I posted about recently. It happens. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): This Madewell Sale I Can't Ignore.

I've been trying to lay off the Madewell but I can't ignore this sale. Currently Madewell is offering 30% off, including sale items, with code HEATWAVE. Here's what I'd get if I wasn't trying to be good:

Friday, June 17, 2022

Weekend Window Shopping: H&M Home

 Okay, this is good. Did you know that H&M sells home items on the website? I had no idea until my youngest sister gave me some excellent cloth napkins and told me about H&M's best kept secret. So, today, let's explore H&M Home, shall we? 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

BUY THIS (Because We Already Did): Warm Weather Favorites.

Summer seems like it might actually start any day now here in the PNW (LET'S GOOOOO) so I thought I'd talk about a few of my favorite warm weather favorites:

Okay, first of all I want to thank all of you who enabled (some might say bullied) me into keeping my red EVA Birkenstocks. You were right, okay? They're pretty great. I wear them before and after bike rides and will be taking them to the beach next week where they'll come in very handy if the temperature gets above 60. (HEAVY DRAMATIC SIGH.) Anyway, they come in a bunch of colors and the red ones are on sale at Dick's right now which I'm telling you even though I've never had a good experience at Dick's Sporting Goods but a sale is a sale.

I also want to remind  you that this packable hat from Madewell is a really good thing for summer and it's 30% off right now! You can crush the hell out of it and shove it in your carry-on and it'll be fine, I promise.  

Also, I finally got to wear my cute tie neck top from Madewell and it's so good! It looks especially cute with my black and white Birks, just saying. It's sold out in a lot of sizes but this one is pretty similar and is also dang cute. Did I mention the 30% off sale?

If you want a reasonable, inexpensive swimsuit cut for an adult body, this one from Target is quite good. It's not too mumsy but it keeps everything where you want it and it's under $50. It also comes in a fun print, but I'm boring and got the black one. 

I'm not normally one to push an expensive t-shirt, but this one from Wilt is really freaking good. The high-low cut is super flattering and it hangs beautifully. I've been wearing mine for several years (here it is last year) and still love it. 

One from Marianne! She told me about this cute little summer tunic dress from H&M that they make every year in a variety of colors and patterns. It's inexpensive, loose n' breezy and hangs just right. It's short, but is longer in the back so don't worry about it. Perfect with flat sandals! 

Are you wearing your sunscreen? Every single day? Please wear your sunscreen. This is my favorite one for my face (a combo of mineral and chemical). It has no cast and no smell. I'm on my fifth bottle of so you know it's a good one. 

Listen, I know I've talked about this little belt bag already (outfit here) but it's JUST SO GOOD. I use it all the time and I am really, really trying not to buy it in another color. They keep coming out with new colors! It's quite rude. Anyway, it's under $40 and is the cutest, most convenient thing ever. Just get one and thank me later. 

You know how body lotion is the worst chore ever? Like one more stupid thing you have to do everyday to keep from drying up like a husk? Well, listen. If you feel like skipping it occasionally, this is the way to do it. Get this amazing Almond Shower Oil and you will be clean AND soft after your shower. And! It won't make your shower a slip-and-fall hazard. I'm not sure why it doesn't, but it doesn't. Also, it smells nice (but not as nice as the Kiehl's Coriander body wash that I can't find anywhere. I will burn the store down to the ground if they've discontinued it, I swear to GOD. Okay, not really. I will send a mean email, though.) 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Review: AGolde Parker Long Short.

Hi! So, here's the thing. Y'all know I love a bargain but sometimes you just have to throw money at a problem to find a really good solution. I posted recently about trying on fancy denim cut-offs at EVEREVE and really liked the AGolde Parker Long Short (more sizes here) but they didn't have my size. I went ahead and ordered a pair because they seemed like they might be perfect. Well, guess what? They are freaking PERFECT:

This is my super-casual look. I'm wearing the AGolde Long Parker with my favorite Vuori pullover (seriously the best lightweight layer) and my checkerboard Vans. These shorts are a perfect length: long without being too long so they make your legs look longer! And they have a higher waist with a button fly which I find surprisingly flattering. They're made of non-stretch, medium weight denim so they seem like they'll hold up well and will eventually stretch just the right amount without bagging out. For size reference: these AGolde shorts run true-to-size and I'm wearing them in a 29, which is my usual size for jeans.

Here's how I dress up cut-offs! Just a pretty top and a fun sandal with a bit of heel and you're suddenly dressy-casual, right? Totally. My top is by Apiece Apart and I'd rented it last summer and loved it but couldn't find it anywhere online to buy. Marianne magically found it for me and I bought the last one in existence, it seems. I love this brand, though and I'm always keeping an eye out for good sales. Like, how pretty is this topMy sandals are Lotta from Stockholm and they're a great and not-too-expensive clog sandal. 

My top also looks cute with a lil tuck-in and now you can actually see the dang shorts. I didn't take a pic of the back but I promise they don't do terrible things to your rear view, which I know can be An Issue with cut-offs. 

Now, I know theAGolde shorts aren't in everyone's budget (I had a birthday* discount which helped off-set some of the cost) but sometimes a wardrobe staple is worth spending more if you know you'll get a ton of use out of it. AND YES, cut-offs are a summer staple for me! I still love and wear my Joe's shorts (review here) but they're made of thin, soft denim, which makes them feel a mite fragile two years later. 

ALSO, Just because I like to give options, Marianne has and loves these cut-offs from H&M and I've had good luck in the past with Old Navy cut-offs

*My birthday is in January but I'm afraid to tell EVEREVE.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Weekend Window Shopping: Boden is Good Right Now!

I've always liked Boden for the crazy prints but sometimes they lean a little (or a lot) too twee for my taste. Right now, however, they're balancing it perfectly. Here's what I love: