Honestly, when a blogger introduced me to the idea of cash back sites, I thought they were the scammiest thing in the world. Ebates’ YOU JUST WON THE SWEEPSTAKES! logo font certainly didn’t help matters.
But they really, legitimately do pay you money for clicking through their sites to shop. Why? Because, essentially, retailers are paying for the exposure.
One of the things I feel crankiest about is that most basic clothing made today (especially women’s clothing) is flimsy, thin, and poorly stitched together, so that we’re encouraged to replace it every season or supplement it with more junk clothing. Besides being personally annoying, it has a terrible effect on the environment. So I’ve tracked down a few companies that make basic t-shirts that are way, way less likely to just fall apart on you, and way, way more likely to be comfortable for a long time.
The ‘basic, unadorned t-shirts’ part is a little reluctant, since weird asymmetrical shirts are my favorite, but I don’t expect them to be everyone’s. And I want to help!
I used to own one or two pairs of shoes at a time. Big, clunky, super-comfy shoes, sandals when I could get away with it. I wore them until they gave out entirely. Then a previous job made me hyper-self-conscious about appearance and social signals, so I changed.
For about a year, I wore just plain old ballet flats that you could buy at any shoe store. Then I noticed a large, soft bump developing at the top of my foot. Turned out ordinary ballet flats are both too narrow and not supportive enough for my feet.
I want people like me to be able to easily find arch-supportive flats. So here are my personal favorites, along with other options that might work for you.
I started this blog because you’re not alone in your search for:
- skincare that actually works and is scientifically proven
- beautiful, comfy clothing that fits and won’t fall apart after three wears
- shoes that are supportive without being hideous
- more ethical options in clothing, accessories, shoes, and skincare
I don’t promise that I’m on-trend. I do promise that I’m a giant nerd about everything I recommend.