Best-tees

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Ooh you make me live! Ooh I've been wandering round... But I still come back to you... In rain or shine... You've stood by me girl. I'm happy at home... You're my best fr-ieeennnd. A good t-shirt is like a good friend; always fits, goes with anything, dependable, solid, and low maintenance. So this week we're paying tribute to not only Queen, but all the besties out there with our collection of the best tees and tanks from Michael Stars. Michael Stars is a Los Angeles-based apparel and lifestyle retail company that offer[...]

Sneaker Head

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A formal definition of a 'sneakerhead' is a person who collects, trades, and/or admires sneakers as a form of hobby. There's a lot that goes into making a sneaker, and sneakerheads know all about the history and origin of their kicks. The Made in the USA Collection from PF Flyers contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. These shoes are an American classic... retro chic with contemporary comfort.

Statement Earrings

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Why do birds suddenly appear... every time you are near? Just like me, they long to be... close to you.... Statement earrings are a big trend, and it seems like the bigger the better. But it aint easy on the lobe to carry anything too heavy so we're loving these literal 'light as a feather' options from Serafina as well as several other eye catching options from a few emerging designers. Make a statement without saying a word. Made in the USA.

Hat Couture

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A good summer hat is the no brainer accessory that keeps you from having to deal with your hair AND protects your face from the sun's harmful rays. DYK that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70? And that more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined? Maybe its time to invest in a great quality sun hat (in addition to the SPF). Check out these beautiful toppers from Janessa Leone, Tracy Watts and Lola Hats, all hand made in the USA by skilled milliners.

Plastic Alternative

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Coming to you in honor of a plastic free July... The mission of this not for profit charitable organization is to build a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling worldwide. Becoming aware of your plastic use is similar to the growing awareness around reading labels and understanding #whomademyclothes. Step 1 is admitting we have a problem, so get a reusable bag or tote that you love and bring it everywhere you go because plastic bags both big and small are simply not in style.

Little Black Suit

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Little black dress, meet your sister from another mother; the little black one piece swimsuit! It's the go to essential bathing suit worth investing in because its always a good choice... stylish and flattering, it can work for all ages AND body types. There are so many great brands manufacturing swimwear in the United States, but we're crushing pretty hard on these interesting yet functional silhouettes from Karla Colletto. #want.

Americana

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Red, white and cute... That's what this Americana fashion collection is all about. It's America's BDAY and we're celebrating our independence just as much as a much deserved mid week break from work. There's a spark in you! You just gotta ignite the light... And let it shine... Just own the night... Like the Fourth of July. 'Cause baby you're a firework... Come on show 'em what your worth!

Rainbow Connection

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Why are there so many songs about rainbows? And what's on the other side... Rainbows are visions, but only illusions. Rainbows have nothing to hide... Happy LGBT pride month friends! This ones for you. Gay pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere. At the heart of it all is a simple notion; love is love. Some day we'll find it... the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Such Great Whites

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They will see us waving from such great heights... come down now... they'll say. But everything looks perfect from far away... come down now, but we'll staaayyy. By now you probably get that I like lyrical references. Almost as much as I like a great pair of white jeans. Shopping for jeans can be overwhelming, but Los Angeles is an epi-center for some amazing premium denim brands, so try one of our local brands like AG, AMO, Citizens of Humanity, Mother or Paige. Made in the USA / Made in LA.

Good Vibes Only

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Been spendin' most our lives... living' in a spiritual gangsta's paradise. Spiritual Gangster is a yoga lifestyle brand known for their good vibe message tanks. The companies mission is to inspire 'positivity, generosity, kindness and connectedness', with a portion of proceeds donated to Feeding America, a non profit fighting the good fight against hunger in America. Not every item is Made in the USA, but there's enough of an assortment here to #raiseyourvibration. Namaste.

I Love You Opal

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Baby Opal is 9 months today, and since my love for this stone inspired her name I thought I'd feature some beautiful pieces of opal jewelry that anyone, not just us October Libra's can enjoy. The name Opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.” Opals come in several different colors, and the play of color comes from opal’s unique formation process. The majority of the world's supply of opal[...]

Color Me Camo

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Camo seemed like the right thing to post on this Memorial Day... It's a personal fave that I view as a tribute trend. There are also endless quips about blending into the environment that one can use when wearing! MONROW is one of my picks for great 'super soft' basics. Its an LA based brand that manufactures in the USA. Thanks for that. And most importantly to all present and past US servicemen and women, thank you for your service.

Keyed Up

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These repurposed vintage keys are handmade in downtown Los Angeles by pay it forward company The Giving Keys. TGK employs individuals who are transitioning out of homelessness, and when the time comes, the owner is meant to give up their key to someone in need, passing along the various messages and words etched into each piece. Now that is key.

Here Comes The Sun

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Do do do do... Sunny days are happier with these sunnies from Oakley. Oakley has resurrected its iconic Frogskins sunglasses for an '80s throwback look that's on trend, totally gnarly and assembled in the USA.

Throw Me a Rope

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When a knot so household object becomes a coveted accessory... Grab on! In fact, you can throw me any of these ropes Made in the USA.

Marigold

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Just one of those colors that make me happy, defined as a plant of the daisy family, typically with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers. Marigold flowers were carried as love charms in the Middle Ages by both genders who wanted to attract someone new. I'm pretty sure you will catch an eye or two in any of these colorful items Made in the USA.

Gingham Style

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Move beyond the tablecloth! Gingham is everywhere and here to stay with so many options Made in the USA.

Senior Moment

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One of the hardest categories to find Made in the USA are shoes! But when you're this committed to the cause you gotta get creative. The San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS) have been dedicated to crafting comfy shoes by hand for over 30 years. The brand is a humble American success story and family owned business so style 'em sassy.

No Hassle Tassle

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Can't get enough of these ornamental threads? You're not alone! Tassel's have been one of the biggest trends of the year across clothing and accessories... call it fringe with benefits.

Ziggy Stardust

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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was the fifth studio album by David Bowie and considered his breakthrough album. Ziggy Stardust was the name of Bowie's alter ego, an androgynous rock star who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings. This song holds the most special place in my heart of hearts for Ziggy was also the name of our beloved rescue pomeranian with one blue eye and one brown. RIP Ziggy. RIP Bowie. Ziggy played guitar... ah ah ah.