Sunday, October 3, 2010
Top: New York & Co.
Dress: Ann Taylor
Boots: Nine West
Earrings: Street market in Buenos Aires
Bracelets: gift from my mom
This was my last day of You've Got This Week sponsored by Iris over at 260 Days, No Repeats. I decided to revisit camel and pull out this ruffly flannel shirt. I wanted to wear it with a denim skirt, which I don't have, so I put it on over my denim dress, tied it at the waist, and belted it in place. Voila. Denim skirt and plaid flannel.
For my last day of checking labels with Lorena of Lorena's Every Day Wear, I went heavy on Asia. I couldn't even tell you where all my food was from that day since I went to a friend's place after work for a fundraiser and snacks. I will say that my hair products (shampoo and conditioner and POSSIBLY my gel) are made in the US. I wasn't expecting that to be the case.
I also found myself thinking about the "where" of purchasing a lot this week. I bought those earrings in Argentina at a n artisan's market. So it was like shopping local while on vacation. I bought clothes in Vietnam that were made there as well - again, local, but global. I also got some stuff in Guatemala that was made in Guatemala but they were kind of like factory seconds - the stuff that wasn't good enough for export to the US. I don't know if the "where" makes a difference, you know? Supporting local economies is important to me, and I guess I'm doing that when I travel and shop a little off the beaten tourist path - or even on the tourist path, I guess. But then I think that I'm not knowledgeable enough about international labor laws and conditions to make really educated decisions about those things....
All that to say I still don't know how I feel about globalization and the fact that most of my clothes were NOT made here in the States. I do, however, know that I like camel pretty well. I do so well with the shallow things.... But y'all should check out Lorena's recap post here.
I also quite enjoyed doing the trend thing for a week. I sometimes get so overly analytical when I do challenges, and it happened to me again with the trend week, but I did it! And I'm proud of myself for it. And I'm going to go ahead and say that I've been thinking about more trends that are already sitting in my closet. I'm so going to pull those pieces out in the weeks to come.