Sunday, July 26, 2009

Get Tanked

Yesterday a woman asked me where I got the tank I was wearing. Well, I shared with her and since I love it so, I will share with you too. I was wearing the Amelie from Americas Basics in Brooklyn.

Tanks in the summer time are a staple. AB has a variety but I like mine fairly plain. For all you other sassy ladies, there is a wide variety of options. I have several and they are all that yummy cotton/lycra combo so they fit (and look) great on a variety of body types.

America's Basics in the brainchild of Lauren Mishaan, a young, hip, working mom of two darling daughters. Having dabbled in the fashion industry for years, she launched her own gig last year. And she is putting out some great t-shirt and tank options for women. And you can not beat the rock bottom prices. Plus, she is fun and I hope her company continues to grow leaps and bounds.

I am all for supporting any great business, and especially those owned by women.

My mom started a business in one bedroom of my parents house while I was in college. Her company grew, and grew, and grew until my mom had a formidable roster of clients including the United States Coast Guard. It was a great reminder to me that your Mom is so much more than your Mom. And I had never seen my Mom so kick-ass and phenomenal until the first summer I worked for her. She was successful, respected, and taught me some very great lessons. And chatting with Lauren last week, I shared my view because someday her daughters will say the same thing about her.

Now, check out her site, because next to a cocktail, a tank is the next best way to keep cool in the summer.

53 comments:

Joy said...

Kudos to you for the shout-out for American Basics! But where the heck's the photo of you in that adorable tank? Tsk tsk...

Stopping over from SITS roll call! :o)

Beth in NC said...

Thanks for sharing! Coming over from SITS to say HELLO.

Have a great Sunday!
Beth

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

I was just about to say, "Where's the pic" also!!??

So, where's the pic?

(I'm sure they're great...)
Hope all is well.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Say no more, I'm on my way.

xxx

Simon said...

‘…a tank is the next best way to keep cool in the summer.’

I agree. An armoured personnel carrier can get pretty stifling at this time of year.

Laurencita said...

thanks for visiting. Nice knowing you.

Jules said...

You're not the first person to mention AB. I've looked at their site so many times and haven't ordered anything. Maybe it's time I do.

Sunshinemeg said...

I can't wait to check them out! I'm always looking for good classic pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Just_Aimee said...

Love the American Basics site...thanks for sharing it. That sale they are having 3 for $10--amazing. Will be having to get a tank or three.

Monkey's Momma said...

They do have great prices! I may have to feature them on my blog as well!

Thanks!

jen said...

Here in Ireland it's jeans, jackets and wellies for summer. Oh, and don't forget your wetsuit for braving the Atlantic.

Veronica Lee said...

Thanks for visiting. I love your lovely blog.

Andrea said...

Thanks for stopping by. Love your blog! How on earth do you find time to post everday?

The Peach Tart said...

I heading there. I need to replenish my tank top collection.

Lee said...

Love shopping tips...going over there now!

stepfabulous said...

I LOVE AB. Yeah. I can shop to my hearts content for my daughter. Those cute fitted polos are to die for! Loved the shout out to your mum, it was incredibly sweet. My mum was a policewoman then a detective so I admire her in a totally different way - I guess that's where I learned it's okay to bust balls and to not let people push me around perhaps? Um, something to ponder, who knows it could very end up a post.

confused homemaker said...

Thanks for sharing. It's great that you were able to get that experience with your Mom too.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Sunday! I am making way through all of the comments I received when I was featured on SITS. It really is a great SITSahood.
Thank you so much for visiting me and have a blessed day!

Pink Links said...

Nice and useful site:) Thanks for sharing it.

Interesting memories!

Deborah Godin said...

Thanks for the tip, they're very nice-looking clothes. And I'm tired of buying cheap crap from Walmart that falls apart after a few washings!

ladytruth said...

I'd love to go to the website and screen shop the lovely tank tops, but it's so cold here right now I'm afraid I might just get frost bite looking at the clothes :)

Enjoy your Sunday!

WhiteSockGirl said...

Some lovely tanks on that site,.. but it is too darn cold in my part of the world to fully appreciate them.

Now a cocktail, that is something else. Would warm me from the inside out!

Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog!

Unknown Mami said...

Love the strong women!

Congrats on winning the Suze Orman book!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I've never heard of American Basics, but I love their site, love it even more because it seems affordable! Thanks for sharing!

Helen McGinn said...

Me love me a tank! I shall check it out and hope they ship to Scotland! x

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Thanks for the tank tip! I just might get tanked!!

You rock!

Hugs!!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Your mom sounds like an amazing role model. I am a full time stay at home mom with a part time party planning/design business and my kids think I rock!!! It is so important to have something that fulfills you so your children can see how happy following your bliss can make you. I'm off to visit the site now. thanks for posting such an inspiring story.
bunny

Simply Mel said...

YES! Finally someone who understands the importance of NOT just being a MOM! I love what you said about respecting the other side of your mom's life and supporting women business owners. I just launched my business this year and always think about how my now 18 month old daughter will eventually see that I can do more than just wipe her bottom, feed her food, kiss her boo-boo's, snuggle with her all night, and dance to 'all around the mulberry bush' like nobody's business!
And I will soon do all of this in more in the cute little tanks you just introduced me to...thanks!

leggy said...

i love tanks..ill def check it out.

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

Thanks for sharing!!! I'll check it out next time I am in the area :)

Memento - Terri said...

What a great post. I love your last paragraph. It helps to realize as a mom things that I am (hopefully) teaching my daughter and son. Thanks for stopping by and for the wish for a better day. Thankfully it has been a great rest of the week! Only 1 or 2 cocktails were needed for relief the others were for sheer enjoyment!

Tricia L Chaves said...

Jenny!
Glad you found me via the blog hop! Just stopping back to tell you your blog is adorable and I'm glad to have seen it!
Tricia
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Savvy Mode SG said...

thanks for sharing. will go check them out.

ps, i was debating if I want the muse bag for a long time and went with the downtown instead. now i am trying to decide if i want the muse or muse 2.

Jamie said...

Who doesn't love a fab tank?!
... I'm heading over now!

Keith said...

Hey there. That sounds fantastic. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Cheers!

Dutch donut girl said...

Oh I loooove that first tank top with back detail.
Thanks for sharing.

strokeofliving said...

I wasn't familiar with American Basics. Thanks for sharing such a reasonably priced and cute line of fashions.

JenJen said...

Thanks for the link!

Eli's Lids said...

Loved the clothes at American Basics. I'm sure I'll be getting stuff soon! Thanks!

Emily said...

love what you said. And yep, nothing keeps you cooler in the summer than a cocktail and a tank!

Kimberly said...

I have to agree, I love my tank tops! Working moms definitely don't get the credit that they deserve! I always think that men would be shocked if they ever really put it together everything that it takes to be fantastic on both fronts, personally and professionally, all at once!

Dee said...

Hey tell us some more about your mom. Sounds like a great lady.

I love tanks and camisoles.

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Ooh, those look very comfy, not to mention gorgeous! You are one classy lady, JennyMac :) Now I just have to figure out if they ship overseas...

Alicia said...

oohhh i'll have to go check her out! that's so great you're supporting her!! your mama taught you well :)

This Heavenly Life said...

3 for $10? Crazy sale indeed...even me and my cheap cheap buying habits can appreciate that :)

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Mama Kat said...

I do enjoy a cozy tank!! The question in are they long enough?? That's always first crieteria for me. :) On my way to check them out!!

rhubarbwhine said...

A tank, over here, is something used in the army. I need a translator :)

sassy stephanie said...

Love the longer lengths and the prices! Yummy!

And how true about your mom. I remember the day I discovered my mom had 'another life' outside of housework and homework.

Thanks for stopping by Our Piece of Quiet!

Mommy Mac said...

Let's see a stay-at-home mama starting a business from the ground up out of her home....hmmm....sounds familiar.


Lauren and your mom bring me much for which to stay inspired and hopeful.

I'm checking this tank situation out stat.

.mac :)

Bradi Nathan said...

How I love a mompreneur! I only hope that my two children have the same respect for me, having started my own business, that you have for your mom!

MammaDucky said...

Sweet Jebus, I'm in love. I'm buying them out and when my hubs looks at me like I've killed his puppy (or spent all of his money) I'm going to blame you, mm-kay?

UPrinting said...

Aww, their tank tops are so pretty. They're very simple. But the colors are so striking that it's very noticeable. Plus, they are very sexy too... :D

Country Girl said...

Wow, those tanks are cool. The Amelie sounds very French . . . I think it's great that you posted the link.