Underwear Thesis: Patagonia Review

My unbiased and unfiltered review of Patagonia underwear including the athletic underwear and bikini underwear! tips and tricks from a textile designer and fabric expert to help you be a more informed consumer and better shopper. Full review including washability, inclusivity, fit, sustainability and ethical practices.

For this series, I am pretty much exclusively focused on cotton and natural fiber underwear. But I received so many requests to review Patagonia underwear that I knew I had to include it in my Underwear Thesis! As a rock climber and avid hiker, having good athletic underwear is important to me. Plus, I’ve always been a fan of their sustainability efforts. So because of that (and a few more reasons I’ll get into), I made an exception. Let’s dig into the latest installment of Underwear Thesis: my Patagonia underwear review!

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Underwear Thesis: Allbirds Review

My unbiased and unfiltered review of Allbirds underwear including the athletic hipster underwear and bikini underwear! tips and tricks from a textile designer and fabric expert to help you be a more informed consumer and better shopper. Full review including washability, inclusivity, fit, sustainability and ethical practices.

Welcome back to another day of Underwear Thesis! Today’s underwear review is all about Allbirds, a brand most well-known for their footwear. They’ve ventured into a few other categories as of late, including underwear. Naturally, a few people reached out to know my thoughts on them, so I picked up two different underwear styles and have a LOT of thoughts… Let’s dig into my Allbirds underwear review!

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Underwear Thesis: Auden from Target Review

My unbiased and unfiltered review of Auden underwear from Target including the bikini underwear! tips and tricks from a textile designer and fabric expert to help you be a more informed consumer and better shopper. Full review including washability, inclusivity, fit, sustainability and ethical practices.

Welcome back to Underwear Thesis! I’m so excited to make some updates to this series and share some fresh undie reviews with you. The biggest change is that Underwear Thesis will now be a twice annual event in September and March. This week there will be 5 different brand reviews, one per day! I’m going to do my best to make sure each event has a mix of small and large brands, as well.

So to kick things off this time, I’m sharing my thoughts on truly one of the most requested brands of this entire project: Auden from Target! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked to review Auden. So I’m really glad to finally have this review published — you’ll have to let me know what you think of this Auden underwear review!

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Tips for Choosing the Right Artwork for the Home

Tips for Choosing the Right Artwork for the Home. how to pick artwork, how to style artwork, where to buy affordable art, interior design tips and tricks

Having some trouble figuring out what artwork you should bring into your house? I totally get it! After all, your house is a reflection of you and your personality. Everything from the colors you paint the rooms to the flooring you choose — and everything in between — is part of who you are and what you want to present to people who visit your space. Choose what’s right for your style and that helps to bring out the charm and beauty of your space. So today I rounded up some of my best tips for choosing the right artwork for your home — I hope you find them helpful and inspiring!

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My Favorite Checkerboard Pattern Home Decor Finds

18 Chic Checkerboard Pattern Home Decor Finds, fall 2021 home decor trend. Checkered and checked rugs, lamps, towels, pillows and more

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the biggest home decor trend right now is checkerboard pattern. It is literally everywhere. Whether you’ve embraced cottagecore and have a checkerboard floor in your kitchen or you want accents of it in your living room, I’ve rounded up the best of the best of this trend. Plus, a few tips on how to incorporate this trend in your decor… without feeling like Beetlejuice.

Image source: checkerboard shaggy rug from Urban Outfitters
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How to Use Pinterest to Design Your Home

My best tips & tricks for how to use Pinterest for design inspiration while renovating and decorating your home!

I literally LOVE answering your home decor questions. Seriously, you all pose the most interesting questions and they always inspire some of my favorite blog posts. Today is a great example. I was recently asked how to use Pinterest to design and decorate a home — and naturally I’ve got loads of tips and tricks to share with you! I know it can feel daunting to constantly see picture perfect homes and then not know where to start… but I swear it’s super easy and you can do it!

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Basic (But Not Cheugy) Home Decor for Any Home

Basic (But Not Cheugy) Home Decor for Any Home: pillow, throws, decorative objects, rugs, lighting. What is cheugy + definitely of cheugy decor and how to avoid it

We’ve talked so much about how to make your home feel like it has more personality and how to make it cozier. But what about if you’re just starting out in a new home or are a renter or recent graduate? It can feel so daunting to undertake decorating a home on top of all the other life changes (and even the dumpster fire that is our world right now). So while I was brainstorming posts that I thought would be most helpful for you, I realized that I should put together a list of all of my favorite basic home decor pieces that can work in pretty much any home — but basic in a decidedly not-cheugy sort of way! Let’s dig in.

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