Entireworld recycled cotton tee (gift from Entireworld) | large – I REALLY REALLY love this tee
Eileen Fisher Organic cotton stretch jeans | I can only find them in stock at Eileen Fisher, in size 0 or 12P 🙁
I’m wearing the size 4
Birkenstock Arizona sandals
I am so happy with all of my recent purchases, and now, I am finished for a while. I do feel like I am entering uncharted territory here though, adding so many colors and prints to my wardrobe! Most of my clothes are still black and grey, but now I have some pieces that don’t necessarily “go” with everything else and I will have to be more thoughtful about styling them. And also about not adding too many other things to “go” with the new things. Ah…the vicious cycle of consumerism. I am obviously still not immune.
I’m excited about this development though. I feel like I’m having more fun with my clothes and accessories lately. These prints and colors make me smile (and I always need to smile more). I love my mustard Nili Lotan pants, my AC x ES Plum marlena dress, and I’m really excited about getting the secondhand pair of clay cotton canvas Andy trousers today 🙂
Oh, and I did order the new Everlane form bag in green yesterday with some credits I had leftover. I am very intrigued by the style, and REALLY love the deep green color (which I think will go nicely with my houndstooth skirt, as well as clay and mustard pants). I am telling myself that anyway; you know I’m new at mixing colors LOL.
(I’m still rather soured on Everlane’s clothing – for me anyway – but I see they are making a small effort towards more sustainability and revamping their silk offerings by manufacturing in an LEED certified facility and Bluesign certified dyehouse.)
Anyway, I am writing an “essay” about this – my shift away from so much black towards more color and patterns. I wonder if my recent decision to laugh, smile, and enjoy life more influenced my recent clothing purchases, or the other way around. I’m actually inclined to think the two are going hand-in-hand rather than one coming before the other. Nevertheless, I’m quite pleased with the outcome.
Finally, has anyone bought anything worth sharing from Eileen Fisher recently? I’m interested in some things, as I mentioned last week, and I think this washable wool cardigan (I mean…it’s more of a blazer…) is beautiful and reminds me of ES’s rust color, but haven’t bit the bullet on anything yet. Honestly I don’t need anything else this year for fall/winter except a coat. After living in north Texas for several years now, I have finally come to terms with the fact that I need a coat. It gets very cold here. I LOVE this alpaca coat, but I’m not quite ready for navy plaid. Yet.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I usually read 2-3 or more books at a time. I usually have one “real” non-fiction book (usually about Buddhism) by my chair in the den area to read randomly, and then I have a fiction and a couple other non-fiction books going on my Kindle at any given time.
Right now I’m also reading No One Tells You This, a memoir of being single, 40’s and childless. I am enjoying it and will probably have a lot more to say about it later.
Some slowre new arrivals tomorrow – I have some summer-y linen items that just came in that I want to get up before everyone stops buying for warm weather!