Take care of your shirt and the earth + link up

August 18, 2015

“Take care of your shirt and the earth wash cold and hang to dry. Take care of yourself eat good food and make time to rest sometimes” these were the instructions on the tag to washing one of the most comfortable tees I think I have ever had the pleasure of owning.


This tee comes from a brand and line called ONNO t-shirts that produces t-shirts in friendly work places in China with a focus on bringing work to the people as well as customers t-shirts from organic cottons, hemp and bambo fibers. The particular shirt I am wearing is 70% organic bamboo and 30% cotton and is probably the softest material in clothing I have had the pleasure of wearing.
When I first tried on this tee I could tell it was not your Wal-mart and Hanes type of t-shirt, no the quality is just down right amazing and much stronger than any I have had the pleasure of wearing. It even beats the quality of my past maternity tees I swore by from Motherhood Maternity years ago when I was pregnant (gasp!). You need this tee in your life and if you haven’t checked out or heard of ONNO then you can do so here. I will also be styling a hemp made tee for you on the blog tomorrow so come back tomorrow to check that out.

I wore this tee recently on a day that our AC in the house went out for a day in a half. Turned out we needed to have cleaned out our AC unit outside and a part of it went out but our cousin fixed it right up again. While the AC was in preparation of being fixed we were cooking in a house that sat at 80 degrees, heck it was cooler outside so we spent the day outdoors until the AC was checked. This outfit kept me cool while my family and I took the day to take a walk, sit in Starbucks and just enjoy each others company.

Oh and before I forget these sandals in this post are 50% off for $9.98. These were all the rave last summer as well as this summer so snag them up before they are gone again. Who knows if Target will replenish them.

Have you worn clothing with bamboo fibers before?

*ONNO t-shirts provided me with this tee in exchange for a review, however all opinions are 100% my own and not that of ONNO t-shirts. The opportunity was selected from WHATSABLOG blogger/brand partnership.

Outfit details: Tee: c/o ONNO t-shirts, Bamboo tee in black// Shorts: Old Navy (same here)//Sandals: Mossimo via Target (same here on sale for $9.98, that’s 50% off orignal)//Purse: Michael Michael Kors (similar here)//Necklace with bar: Shop Pumps and Pushups, sold out but check out more here//Cross necklace: H&M (sold out)// Ring: c/o Gorgana via Rocksbox (similar here)//Beaded stackable bracelet: c/o My Arm charms “Fairy Shimmer” use code GARAY to get 20% off a purchase of $15 or more from subtotal.

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog


Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your guest co-host Nicole of Highlatitudestyle.com


Nicole Mölders is married, has one cat, no kids, and is a fashion, dance and science enthusiast from Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the blogger of High Latitude Style – an Alaska fashion blog with science bits for the stylish 40+ woman. She shares how to dress stylishly on trend and ageless without looking like a fashion victim.

You can follow Nicole by visiting her blog here and following her via wordpress button on sidebar.

Now on to the featured five from last week and link up:


Lanae shared a post of different ways to style chambray in 11 different ways using inspiration from actresses and other fashionistas and collages to share her style tips. You can check out these tips here. I know I was inspired by these tips for styling chambray for the fall and year round.



I was inspired by Katie’s story on how this outfit came about or how rather certain items of this wardrobe survived certain almost “disasters.” I just love the pattern mixing too. Read the post here.


While I don’t homeschool like Sarah who linked up this post here, I found the tips useful if I am trying to help one of my children with homework and with three toddlers I felt some of these tips will allow for a smoother and more enriching time for time with my 6 year old when she comes home from school and needs homework time.


Sarah linked up a post on 3 ways to style a graphic tee. This picture above is probably my favorite and I can’t wait to try a graphic tee with a pencil skirt now. See post here for more style tips.



The men in my family and the men in my husbands family LOVE anything peanut butter, so of course I had to PIN and share this recipe that Andrea linked up. While I had a cheesecake very similiar to this Sunday, I can’t wait to try this recipe out and make it for my “men,” just as Andrea had done.

I hope you enjoyed those featured, now on to the link up. Remember to follow the rules below, follow your host and co-host and enjoy being inspired.

*Want to guest co-host some week on “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me?” Guest co-hosting is a great way to gain more exposure and meet new people, while being inspired and having fun blogging and interacting with other bloggers. If you are interested in doing this just drop an e-mail at rachel.garay@me.com and please be following Garay Treasures blog in some way to be considered for this. Thanks!
Now it is your turn, just follow the link up rules below:
1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all.
Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4).Depending on how many link up I will feature 5 bloggers and their posts for my next “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link-up or series.

5). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking up!

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

Garay Treasures


Linking up with: Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie

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  • Claire August 18, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Adorable look!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  • Sheree August 18, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Sometimes all you need is a good plain white tee! Have a great week Rachel!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Amanda C August 18, 2015 at 12:35 am

    A comfy tee? Sign me up! You look lovely as always Rachel and can’t wait to see tomorrows post!
    PS- That peanut butter cheesecake pie? YUM!! I can’t wait to make it myself <3
    Xo Amanda | Sans Scrubs

  • Happiness at Mid Life August 18, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I don’t own any tees with bamboo but hear it makes it really soft. And so bummed that I can’t wear these sandals because I have been wanting jeweled sandals – such a steal!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • irene August 18, 2015 at 1:16 am

    i always hang things to dry, it’s the best thingsince there is not much ironing to be done. Love the link up Rach!Thank you for hosting

  • Anna Shirley August 18, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I have one bamboo eco friendly t-shirt and I love it. It is soft and tender to the skin. And I like the idea, that production of this product was eco-friendly too.


  • Mademoiselle Coconath August 18, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Love the outfits! Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl) August 18, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me in today’s post! It sounds like you found a high quality tee that promotes the environment and its workers. I am always on the look out for a good basic tee. I’ll have to check them out. I should probably wear more tees given my messy eating habits 🙂


  • The Gifted Gabber August 18, 2015 at 2:15 am

    The simplicity of your layered jewelry is beautiful. It’s trendy yet still has a classic vibe to it. The graphic “Take Me to Paris” look above is sooo chic, too. Thanks for hosting! — Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

  • Tiina L August 18, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Thanks you so much for inviting me to your link-up! You seem to feature not just outfit posts, so I also linked a post from my other blog, http://dilettanteartist.blogspot.fi/, I hope that’s OK.
    On the subject of t-shirts… I live n them, and comfort is so important. I’ve never had a t-shirt made out of bamboo (only underwear) but I can imagine how soft it must be.

  • Samantha August 18, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Hi Rachel,
    I love your bag..and your fabulous bargain shoes (I love a bargain too).
    The ethos of your t-shirt is a good one…take care of the earth and yourself, add the people you love and I think we are done!
    Great post and thank you for a fab link-up.
    Fake Fabulous

  • Jill August 18, 2015 at 5:53 am

    I’m always on the hunt for the perfect white tee and this one sounds like just what I need! I love their mission statement and that the fabrics are organic cotton! I’ll have to check them out!

    Doused In Pink

  • Andrea Nine August 18, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Aww girl, tickled pink to see my PB Cheesecake Pie featured! Those men of yours are going to love it!!! Thank you for the link up! Always fun to see the inspirations. And BTW you look cute as a button in your white tee!!!

  • Carrie August 18, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Thanks for sharing about this tee, Rachel!

  • Katey August 18, 2015 at 7:14 am

    You can’t beat a classic white tee especially one that is incredibly soft! I’ve never heard of ONNO but I’m excited to check them out! I can relate to no AC! We came home from vacation Sunday to the house at 85 degrees. It was crazy hot! Luckily they came yesterday to repair it and it’s nice and cool again! XOXO
    We’d love to see you at our Tuesday Fashion Party Link-Up!!

  • Amy @Amy's Fashion Blog August 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

    You can never go wrong with a great t-shirt. So going to have to check this brand out.


  • Shannon August 18, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Such a cute casual look! You can never go wrong with a basic white tee!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes August 18, 2015 at 8:01 am

    These tees look so comfy and high end! I may have to buy one. Thanks so much for the link-up and for featuring me! You are so sweet!


  • Celia M. High Heeled Life August 18, 2015 at 8:05 am

    A good white-T is a summer staple in my wardrobe – this one looks fab! Sounds like you made the best of a no A/C day … glad that its been fixed for you … here in Toronto the days have been crazy HOT. Thanks for hosting, Celia M. HigHHeeledLife.com

  • Ada August 18, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Love Katie’s Midi Skirt Look and the one with the Neutral Pencil Skirt and Graphic Tee. =)

    Happy Tuesday, Rachel!

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles August 18, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Can’t go wrong with a basic white tee for a crisp Summer look!


  • Laura August 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

    That tee sounds so soft! What a great closet staple!

  • Megan August 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

    That’s a great tee! I love that bag too!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom August 18, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I could live in comfy tee’s! I loved Nicole’s outfit, too!


  • amy August 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Such a fun and interesting tag on that shirt! Love your sandals!

  • Whitney 'Nic' James August 18, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Nice comfy and cute look!


  • Tatiana August 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Cute and comfy summery look!
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  • Samantha August 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    A basic tee can get you far in life! PS–I started following you on Facebook and I liked up! 🙂



  • Anja August 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my page – loving your blog as well! Thanks for the invite to link up!

  • Kathrine Eldridge August 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    This is the perfect tee! Thanks for sharing this brand. 🙂


  • Cielo Fronteras August 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Sometimes all you need is a white tee! You look great!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Betsy Burleson August 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Every closet needs at least one perfect white tee. Sounds like this one could be it. I love anything soft and comfy!
    Thanks for linking up with us.

  • Lisa August 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    So beautiful XO!! Love the little white Tee!

    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/08/linkupwithlisa-30-pemlum-top-with-skirt.html

  • the color palette//abril August 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    thank you for letting me know about your linkup!! I was already following you on twitter. By the way I love those shirts. I have one I received for review purposes and it is so soft I want to touch it all the time
    The Color Palette

  • Antionette Blake August 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    There’s nothing like than a cozy casual cotton t-shirt and if it’s for a cause that makes it better.

  • Lizzy August 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you so much Rachel for inviting me to the link-up. I am now following you on Instagram and Twitter.
    I love this simple look, particularly because of the ethos behind it. I’m enjoying reading through your blog archive, love Liz xxx

  • Sherry August 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    nothing like a basic white tee you looks cute. thanks for the link up

  • Carrie August 19, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    A basic white tee with purpose is so exciting to me. Thanks for sharing this Rachel. Glad you linked up with Whitney, Casey & me this week. ~Carrie

  • Susan August 20, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Thanks for the introduction to this company! I love a great tee! This is my perfect summer outfit! I have those sandals too and love them! Susan

  • Tina Bradley August 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Nothing says “summer” better than a classic white tee paired with denim shorts! Love the accessorizing, too, Rachel! Thanks for hosting this link up, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  • Jennie August 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I Love a great white tee and sounds like you found the perfect one! I love it paired with your denim shorts and sandals. I enjoyed reading the washing instructions for your tee -sounds like a great company!

  • Jessica August 23, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    What a cool tee! I love the instruction on the tag!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Emily from Something Gold, Something Blue August 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Style Saturday link-up!! I love this idea for a link-up – and highlighting some of your favorite link-up posts! This is great!! I will definitely stop by again for this link-up!!

    xx, Emily
    Something Gold, Something Blue

  • Michelle August 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I love basic tees, especially ones that come with happy messages on the tags 🙂