Everlane cotton sweaters review: I ordered the Cotton v-neck in small and medium and the Cotton mock neck in small with credits I earn when new customers make a purchase via my referral link. I sent the two small sweaters back and kept the grey sweater in medium; it just fit me more like I wanted it to – sort of slouchy and not too long. I really liked the color and the style of the green sweater, but the neck was WAY too tight. I’d consider getting another style in the green color, in medium, but I’m not in a hurry. The cotton is nice, and moderately warm; good as a layer in not-so-cold weather, but it’ll stretch a lot with wear/use and I’m not sure how it will hold up over time.
I will give the gray one a try for a while first and see what happens. Overall I think they’re good sweaters and worth the price. The sleeves are too long on me, of course, but the body of the sweaters are nicely cropped, so they’re not too long, which I appreciate. The v-neck on the v-neck sweater is pretty wide, which I like generally, but it’s harder to hide bra straps, or layer the sweater over a tee with such a wide neckline.
Did anyone else order one of the new cotton sweaters? What about the new colors of the wide leg pants? Once I found the right size (10) and got mine hemmed (outfit), I was happier with the fit of the wide leg pant, and look forward to wearing them once the weather permits. Oh, and the day heel relaunched in pretty fall colors, who ordered a pair of those (here’s my review)??
Elizabeth Suzann shoes – I took my mules to my cobbler last week to have a zip sole put on after Cheryl mentioned her experience falling down carpeted stairs in them (ouch!) and my own feeling that the sole was quite slippery. I’d never done this before to a pair of shoes, but after having multiple pairs of Sevilla Smith shoes come through slowre, and seeing the way the bottoms of the shoes wear, I thought this would be an excellent way to preserve the shoes, as well as make them more safe. I still haven’t worn them outside of the house yet (too HOT), but I’m planning all sorts of outfits with them once the weather cools down, and I’m really pleased with the work my cobbler did (she ALWAYS does amazing work and especially loves it when I bring in a pair of Sevilla Smith shoes – she is endlessly impressed by them).
Lo & Sons Hanover backpack made from recycled polyester – I am going to order this for travel since I’ve been looking for a backpack to carry on and use at my destination. I put my Tumi m-tote up for sale because I just can’t do a tote for traveling anymore; I prefer a backpack. I was going to get another Tumi backpack, but then I found this recycled polyester one by Lo & Sons. It looks very good, and I like that the insert is removeable. Has anyone tried anything from Lo & Sons? What do you think of the quality?
Acne Studios campaign with Kordale and Kaleb ; “instagram famous” gay dads and their kids. I love this campaign SO MUCH, and it makes me love Acne Studios even more than I already do. It matters the companies we choose to support and buy from, and there’s so much more to it than where clothing is made and who makes it (although that is VERY important). It’s about company culture and ideals, and this is a company culture I can totally get behind. It helps that Acne is very transparent about supply chain and CSR.
Style is having a middle-age renaissance – Celine Dion FTW. Her outfits are not my style, but I applaud her for not giving a fuck and wearing what she likes. I’d wear that Titanic vetements sweater tho…
We finished watching Ozark and I sort of miss it. It was SO DARK, but oddly satisfying.
Uh…we’re moving in a couple months. Not very far, although in DFW 30 minutes away is “far” enough that it’s almost like we’re moving a city. We’ll be moving into a larger house with a YARD, and I’m ridiculously excited about that. Both for Dagny’s sake, and for mine – I hope to plant a raised garden or something once we get settled in, and I want to start composting. I’ll also have a permanent place for photographing items for slowre instead of having to get the backdrop and everything out of the closet in my office every time I need to use it. That should increase my productivity immensely.
We’re not buying yet, still renting, for many reasons (still have the condo in Atlanta for one) but this will be a big change for us and we’re pretty excited.
What are you doing this weekend?? I would love to go and see Glass Castle – I read the book many years ago and loved it.