no, I’m not actually wearing this – it’s back in the upper 90’s again here 🙁
Everlane square mockneck (medium)
6397 Shorty Jeans (100% cotton, size 28) | from last year
No6 Clogs | via Garmentory, purchased with credits I earn
(if you use my referral link to sign up for an account you’ll get a $20 account credit and so will I)
I received my Everlane jeans yesterday (I ordered the mid-rise skinny, ankle length, size 29 – which is my “normal” denim size) and at first glance, was sort of impressed by how thick they were, but alas, I could not assess them any further because I couldn’t get them over my calves. So, back they went. Reason number 5 million why I’m sticking with 100% cotton and only straight legs and from brands I know work for me. Mona left a comment on last week’s post saying she loves the pair she got though, so I think people are really liking them and they’re worth a try if you’re looking for more sustainable denim.
The boyfriend style seems to have been the most popular, but I wasn’t interested in that style since I have THE BEST PAIR of black boyfriend jeans EVER, which I’m wearing above. They’re 6397 Shorty jeans in 100% cotton and they could not be more perfect on me.
I did also receive the square mockneck top in medium I’m wearing above and love it. The neck is a bit big; I wish it was available in a v- or crew-neckline, but otherwise, I love that the shorter length and swingy style.
THE ENTIRE BOTTOM LEFT OUTFIT PLEASE!!!!! Ugh. Why does it have to be so good. And what are those pants??? I’ve been looking for a sweater/kimono just like the Rebekka since I got rid of a similar one by Zara a few years ago. I wore the heck out of that thing. My issue with the ES version is that it’s cotton/linen so not very warm for winter. Warm enough, I guess, for fall and spring, but I do sort of wish it was alpaca or a wool blend.
Anyone getting something from the Elizabeth Suzann knits release next week? What do you have your eye on?
Nothing says “relaxed rich person” like a T-shirt from LA’s James Perse – whatever *rolls eyes*. Maybe, but I’ve been trying, and I can’t find a better t-shirt out there.
Eco-Friendly Vegan leather made from pineapples – In case you weren’t already aware, most “vegan” leather is not very eco-friendly (it’s plastic basically), so brands and companies who care are always trying to find alternatives. This is very intriguing. I’d like to see/feel it in person.
Leah does it again…and this time she tackles the “A” word. I don’t talk about politics or current events much here; I just don’t really feel comfortable with it, although I have very strong opinions and usually never tire of making them known. Until recently. I had to stop watching the news and discussing politics with my husband leading up to and now after the election because we had/have such different perspectives/opinions. I am of a different “opinion” than the rest of my family also, and most of Texas TBH. Haha.
Talk about not fitting in.
I can’t say I’m grateful for the 2016 election, or the outcome, but I have tried to use it as a teaching opportunity, and a way to push myself to realize that we all come from different perspectives and backgrounds and that while yes, there are some people who are just WRONG (ahem, white supremacists, neo nazis, etc.), most Americans are just trying to do what they think is right for themselves and their families in the best way they know how. (you may remember I posted this article from WANT a while ago, and it was instrumental in making me realize that there are actual people, with stories, behind movements).
Anyway, Leah articulates this better than I can, especially around such a fraught subject, something I very easily get worked up about. It’s worth a read, and keeping in the back of our heads when we start to get angry with people who disagree with us on the topic – or any topic, really. Thank you Leah for writing this.