Good Morning and Happy Tuesday – It’s another installment of Trifecta Tuesday where I take my passion for fashion, design and baking and choose three top picks of the week for each category. Have a local company you love that fits into one of those categories? Send them my way for a chance to be featured!
Here are my favorites of the week:
I first found Amour Vert through a facebook ad, which goes to show that those marketing dollars are probably paying off with my click through. I love the tops, dresses and pants that they had in their ad. Once I clicked through and got to see what they’re all about, I liked them even more. If you don’t know who Amour Vert is, they are a company who makes their clothing all of their clothing in the U.S. and uses sustainable fabrics, non-toxic dyes and has a zero-waste policy. Some of their clothing you’ll find will be made to order as to not have any waste. I love and admire their philosophy and by looking at their clothing you’d never know they’re doing such amazing things. These Sara Pants have been on my wish list for awhile now. I love how they’re just simple organic cotton – no icky polyester where all you do is want to sweat them off. And the front tie bow around the waist is a great slimming detail. Pair these with a fitted tee or tank top and a pair of wedges and it’ll be one of the cutest outfits you own with minimal effort.
After I moved away from Atlanta 2 years ago, I realized there are several things I still miss; one of them being Crafted Westside. Crafted Westside is a local artist store where you can find anything from stationary to candles to baby clothing and everything in between – all done by local artists/companies. It was my all-time go-to place for finding gifts for any occasion. I’m still looking for an alternative option here in Arizona, but so far with little luck. But, with all that being said, I still check back often online to see which designers are selling their items currently and that is how I came upon Emma Louise Bell. Her peonies jumped right out at me with those striking pinks and bold brushstrokes. I have really been into buying art from small batch artists lately, and I know that one of these will be a future purchase. Think how pretty a gallery wall would be with a bunch of small batch/local artwork. I like to throw in some found objects (mirrors, letters, etc.) and then a couple actual images, but the whole look makes for quite a statement and I think these Pink Peonies would be the star of the show.
From time to time, instead of doing a pick of a baking item, I like to incorporate some food/drink items that I enjoy as well. And this week, it’s tea. I am an avid tea drinker (I get that from my mom). I have probably 2 cups at least a day. About a year ago I had gotten my mom one of those loose leaf tea holder that just floats in your mug as the leaves steep. When I went home a month or so ago, she mentioned that she couldn’t find anywhere that sold loose leaf tea. I sometimes forget they live in a small town (where I grew up) and they don’t always have the same items that you have when you live in smarter cities. But, with that being said, I was determined to send her some loose leaf tea. I wanted to find really good tea, that was highly talked about and had normal flavors. I was going to send my mom a sampler pack so she could see what she liked, and then I stumbled upon samples of their loose leaf tea. I’m talking LOTS of samples. They’re individual loose leaf tea packs and I have never seen such an amazing idea. I probably sent her 20 different varieties I was so excited to find them. What a great idea. That way you’re not wasting money on a container you don’t like. Ugh – pure genius. So excited to see which ones she likes. Now, I need to order some and do the same! What a great find on my part, so I just wanted to pass it along to you as well.