Sustainable Style Bras + Undies

It used to be that the only reason I would go to the Mall was for bras and underwear. I buy my clothes at thrift stores or consignment shops and I buy my shoes at local boutiques.

When I discovered Pansy at Folk in Kittery, Maine, I no longer had any reason to go to the Mall. Woo Hoo! Pansy products are made in California from 100% organic, USA-grown cotton. No padding, no underwire. Just cotton & elastic.

Now obvi, this kind of bra is not what you want to wear if you need serious lift but these are great if comfort is a priority for you and if you are okay with your boobs resting a little lower on your chest. Maybe we should just get over that whole push-up thing.

At some point in the last year, I started following Etain, a lingerie boutique in Portland, Maine, on Instagram. I love their body positive messaging. They recently had a fabulous looking fashion show. I missed it because of work. So bummed about that. #nextime

impersonating-a-bodyIt was through Etain that I learned about Brook There.  Brook There also offers organic cotton lingerie made in the USA. I especially love their blue marble set. You can learn more about the company through Brook’s blog.

bt-blue-marble-brabt-blue-marble-pantiesThe thing that prompted me to write this post was an email from a company out of Barcelona called Lov . On their website, Lov says they want to reshape what it means to be sexy. They want to offer products for women who define themselves through what they want and NOT how they look. They explicitly state that their images are not photoshopped.lov-three-ladies

It’s nice that there is a clear alternative message rising to the top in terms of women’s lingerie. It is brands like these that I want to support. Brands that promote body positivity, comfort, and empowerment.

xo jam

The Family Room Podcast

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Hey Locals, you should totally subscribe to this podcast by Peter Squires. It seriously is a great way to learn about your friends and neighbors. Peter interviewed me recently about blogging, Style Queue magazine, and random life stuff. Click on the image above to take a listen.

Speaking of interviews, Peter was just interviewed on the Five Spot on Seacoastonline. Follow the link to learn more about Peter, like his favorite color for instance. 🙂

Peter Squires 4077 Photography
Peter Squires – 4077 Photography

I am currently enrolled in an Intro to Photography course at UNH. I am finally learning what all those buttons mean on my camera. I love this photo of Peter by 4077 Photography. So well done! What is the positive version of the word jealous? — That is how I feel about this photo.

Maine Airbnb Roundup

Unique charm on a small private farm

As a mom, I spend a lot of time planning summer activities for my family, specifically my two boys. If I could choose a vacation for myself it would be very different. Here is a roundup of Airbnb rentals in Maine that I would go to on my own, or with just with one other person, like my husband or a girlfriend.

⇓ Handbuilt cabin overlooking pond ⇓

⇓ Exquisitely Modern Country Cottage ⇓

Rustic, cozy vintage Maine trailer

Waterfront bunkhouse at Long Point 

Frye Mountain Camp ⇓

The Sunhouse ⇓
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Sun-filled old farmhouse meets loft 

Check out the stairway wall in this house.

Which is your favorite? I think I’d go with the handbuilt cabin overlooking the pond or the Sunhouse. Those hammocks are calling me.

xo jam