My mom told me last night that I'm layering too much in my outfits, and looking too casual for work. I hope she knows that some of the really casual pix are taken on the weekends. I still think she might have somewhat of a point, so I wore my nicer jacket today, but I didn't really feel like myself. Nothing is worse than making art and designs when you don't feel like yourself! Well, yeah, there are a lot of worse things actually, but still..
Anywho, today despite my stringent budget, I decided to wander over to Ross at lunch, and check out the stock. I don't think I've ever actually bought clothing at Ross before, but for the sake of research, blog material, and retail therapy, I thought I'd look but not buy. Dubious plan. Well, I didn't inspect everything, but I found a few American made shirts, a skirt, and lo and behold a pair of "Ninety" brand nice black pants! They even had them in a variety of sizes. So far, I've pretty much had all the basic clothing staples Made in USA, but I've been missing a pair of black pants. No longer! For $14.99 I couldn't pass up a spiffy pair of Made in USA black pants! Now, my wardrobe is ready for (almost) any occasion! Yay!
Well, now that the top secret Brian birthday surprise is behind us, I can say that my Made in USA clothing held up quite nicely on some of America's craziest rides at Six Flags! Up and down, loop through loop, hill after hill, my shoes and clothes stayed comfy, intact and didn't venture to fly off (even on Tatsu, the "flying" ride). All in all it was a lovely day with Brian, though all the head banging started to hurt my brain by the evening.
NOTE: A good tip for going to Six Flags is to go a day that it's supposed to rain. It rained in the morning, but cleared up, and NO ONE was there! Even for the most popular and newest rides, we got to zip to the front of the line! Yes!
On the Made in USA front, I read another article about Wal-Mart dedicating $50 Billion to buying American made products. The article made a good point saying that since American manufactures don't normally get such large orders as Wal-Mart would place, a good thing for Wal-Mart to do would be to "nurture" the companies into gradually allowing them build up the quantity of product they would make over time, instead of straining themselves all at once. Regardless, I am curious to see how this $50 Billion investment will play out. $50 Billion is a LOT!
On a different note, I was all jazzed about making cut out numbers for my daily Made in USA sign, but then when I stuck them on the piece of cardboard, I realized they kinda made me look like a hobo holding a road side sign. Not too stylin'. Hmmm....I need to find a new backer.
*I'm not sure that the Made in USA Forever 21 shirt I'm wearing today has much "classic craftsmanship quality". It's pilling a lot, and you can see lil' white fuzzies all over the black fabric!
Hello! I'm a 30 year old gal with a liking for doing year long projects. I've done a year without any form of chocolate, a year without coffee shops, and 5 years without gum (and I LOVE chocolate, coffee shops, and gum)! A year wearing only American Made should be the hardest yet, though*.