I realized I never reblogged this because the link was down for a while, but now they are back up. And out with a new Spring 2013 line.
As you know, Dobbin is 100% manufactured in the USA, specifically here in NYC’s Garment District. American manufacturing allows small companies like us to make high-quality product in small quantities and still sell them at fair prices. We’re so lucky to have access to the best pattern makers,…
Black and white and khaki all over #MadeinUSA Outfit details: Carol Little black and white print top; unlined khaki cropped jacket from Juicy Couture (from the days when they actually were “made in the Glamourous U.S.A.); black skinny jeans by True Religion;“Sela” short boots by Calleen Cordero
This an easy casual outfit for a “nothing special” day, put together from a few favorite pieces. The black jeans go with everything and have just a bit of stretch so they are super comfortable. The short jacket gives the outfit shape and a little layer of warmth.
The top is something I bought many years ago and I had no idea how much use I would get out of it. The company is no longer in business, but the top has traveled to many places with me and has been worn many ways. It is light, breathable and washable and does not wrinkle even if wadded up in the tightest corner of a suitcase. And it looks just as good with jeans (black, white, or blue) as it does tucked into a skirt for a dressier occasion. And there’s no need for a necklace with the lovely tulle flower detail along the collar.
I just love when I can do head to toe made in America looks like this. I wore this outfit last week to dinner with Governor Hickenlooper at the Governor’s Mansion, and I liked it so much I repeated it this week. Glad I was able to get some better photos of it!
I noticed on The Pleated Poppy’s WIWW post that her children took her photos and it made me wonder how many of us might be doing the same. My lovely daughter snapped these shots of me. So I decided to add my link to the list.
Here is the same dress, worn two ways. The dress has kind of a retro feel to it, but at the same time it mixes prints in a very modern way. Today was gorgeous and I wore it with a light jacket for work and some orange sandals. The dress is so amazing that it really doesn’t need anything else.
And here’s how I wore it this past Winter. I added a black long-sleeved blouse, black tights and black boots to keep warm, but I knew it was much more than the dress called for. I feel like I will wear it more now that it has finally warmed up here.
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This is an example of a versatile outfit for my unpredictable days as a mom. First, I did some work from home, then drove to an appointment in town, ran some errands, came back home to pay a few bills, took the kids to the grocery store for cookie-baking ingredients, came back home for a bit until it was time to ride our bikes to the Awards ceremony at the High School, then we rode to dinner and later home to watch the finale of American Idol. Whew!
Spring has finally sprung here. And I thought this bright green tank top from Hot Mama said it all. But they have a zillion colors, one size fits most, and they are the perfect underpinning for my jacket collection. The question is which color to get next.
No outfit makes me feel more comfortable than a pair of jeans, a print top and great jeans. Here is an example using a new made in USA top that I scored at Nordstrom Rack the other day. And it’s getting warmer here (finally) so I cuffed my skinny jeans to show of the bright orange CC sandals. Good to go!
The revolution that has swept the food industry is expanding to retail: origins matter. “In the clothing industry, everybody wears it every day, but we have no idea where it comes from,” said Michael Preysman, Everlane’s chief executive and founder. “People are starting to slowly clue in to this notion of where products are made.” Read more from NYT article, here.
Happy Mother’s Day! #MadeinUSA Outfit details: blue print dress by Blue Rain from Francesca’s Collection; custom leather belt (just the skinny piece); Vintage Coach “Willis” purse from eBay; tassel necklace, self-made, from vintage beads; “Missy” frame style sunglasses from Kala Eyewear;