Friday Finds: Shorts!

Friday finds, on a Saturday. I’m in vacation mode and I don’t have my computer with me so it’s bloggins on the fly — and I’m also taking care of 3 kiddos too. We are still having some great warm weather here in Seattle (actually I’m in Vancouver but it’s relatively the same!) and I found some cute shorts from One Mango Tree:

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Cute eh?  They are on sale from 36 to 21.60.  Act now! They’re a cool fair trade fashion line and have great colour and patterns to their dresses and tops.

I also came across some usa made men’s shorts which are great for the outdoor dude:




From a Colorado based company called Topo Designs. Nice clean simple lines. This one is a cotton/nylon blend so it probably dries quickly. Good length for men. All their stuff is made in the USA.  That’s vey cool indeed.  This kind of wear and look should be made in Colorado, right? I love all their backpacks and bags. It had me thinking about a backpack that I used to carry in my elementary and high school years. It was the same brand over the years because it was such high quality and at the time made in Japan.  When I saw their stuff, it reminded me of my school back pack I carried.

For the kiddos, I would check out Winter Water Factory for short pants.  I love their stuff. Meira has a couple of dresses from them.  Fun colours and clothes that are hip but they still look like a kid, you know?  I love clothes that are comfortable for play for a kid, stylish but not overly grown up. They are having a Fourth of July sale so hurry, it ends tomorrow!



Summer is here: Made in the USA Swimsuits

paxsummer-1Phew, it was hot this weekend for Seattle!  90+? Yeah, that’s hot for us.  Our pale skins got a wee bit of a tan while we spent some time visiting the Museum of Flight this weekend. It got me thinking of beach summerwear for the family. It’s so expensive to buy bathing suits in the first place and I’m sure it’s difficult to find USA made or even fair trade bathing suits but since the 4th of July is coming up, I thought I would research and find USA made bathing suits for everyone.

Here is the best of what I found online:



After two kids, I rather have a one piece.  This is cute and flatters the body.  Although — I do like the two piece in the sense that I could get different sizes since I have the smaller upper body and bigger lower body thing happening so if there was a two piece that covered my belly, that would be key. Company is called Tara Grinna from South Carolina.  Nice stylish suits for women.

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From a company called NoNetz in NYC.  Chafe free for the boys in your life.

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From Bella Bear Wear — they were funded by kickstarter and the special thing about their suits is that it snaps right off so it’s convenient for mom/dads to change their kids diapers quickly and snap back into their bathing suit.  Their suits also have a skin protectant. I really like the idea of this for my wee babe — and I like this plaid pattern.

Gotta jet — Happy Canada day to my fellow canadian friends. It’s so hot in the house that my kids are a little crazy so I think I need to get them out and cool them down somehow.