I’ve started to wear hats more often in an attempt to protect my skin and hair from the sun… and am enjoying the fact that hats also take away the need to brush my hair (or wear makeup, when paired with big sunglasses!) I think this new habit may carry itself nicely into the fall…
Felicia Sullivan is one of my favorite follows on twitter (she shares the best articles each morning… such a great way to start the day) and the author of the blog Love.Life.Eat. Between incredible recipes and workout stories Felicia shares her life story, good and bad, sad and happy, and I’m always so inspired by how open and thoughtful she is.
Check out Felicia‘s amazing American made picks and be sure to follow along! Thank you, Felicia!
Swimsuit shopping is absolutely my least favorite thing to do…the only good thing is that American made swimwear is readily available – and also pretty fantastic.
Curious as to why swimwear is made domestically? I asked around and learned:
– Special sewing machines are needed to handle typical swim fabrics (Spandex, Lycra) – these machines are still commonly available in the US which leads to more production capacity.
– The traditional swimwear season is quite short. Brands have no option but to manufacturing during peak production times, which can drive up manufacturing costs and limit traditional manufacturing discounts. Similarly, the brief amount of in-store time gives designers less time to react to sales and reorder from overseas manufacturers; domestic production allows brands to maintain consistent inventory levels and drive sales.
My swimsuit shopping rules: 1. Order online (from a retailer with a good return policy!) 2. Order multiple sizes 3. Try on in the morning, ideally following a great workout (and shower!) 4. Start with the largest size first! 5. Be nice to yourself! (Your body is far more valuable than a clothes hanger.)
Hitha Palepu is the New York based blogger behind Hitha on the Go, my go-to resource for travel stories and reading recommendations. We’ve bonded over our shared love of travel, packing in a carry on, and Veronica Mars, and I was so excited to discover some new American brands via her picks! Rosé candles? Yes, please.