James Perse linen blend pants (couple years old)
James Perse slub crewneck tee
Birkenstock Arizona sandals (mine are secondhand via slowre) |
EVA/plastic version (great for summer!!)
Marsell 4 Dritta bag
This is what I wore yesterday. It’s a little too “James Perse” to me LOL. And the pants are frustrating; they fit beautifully when I first put them on (as seen here), but by the end of the day they’re falling down my waist/hips and just too loose overall. Not that I mind slouchy, but only when the fit is right at the waist you know? I don’t like to wear pants I have to wash every time. The same is happening with my Raquel Allegra easy pants I bought secondhand when they came through Slowre. I wore them to Atlanta last time I went and they were just so messy looking after that wear that I couldn’t wear them again on the trip, which is a HUGE no no for me when I’m traveling. Ugh. Another clothing mistake.
I haven’t received my sale James Perse dresses in time for this post (haha…see below!), but I’ll be sure to talk about them next week. Did anyone get anything good during the Shopbop sale on sale? It’s still going through today: use code SCORE18 for an extra 25% off sale items. My Rag & Bone cardigan (outfit) is still available in a few sizes and would be $240 after the code. And one of the JP dresses I ordered is still available in sizes 0 and 1.
Edited to add the JP dresses:
This is the skinny wrap tuck dress in black, size 2 – it’s very good. Deep v, and I’m not wearing a bra ATM, but you’d have to wear a pretty minimal bra for it not to show IMO. And it’s probably not work appropriate. But date-night appropriate for sure 🙂
This is the high twist jersey deep v dress in carbon, size 2. The top is more loose on this one and both sides are ruched (the other one is the “tuck” style which is similar, but not quite the same as the traditional ruched dresses). I’m still not wearing a bra with this, but it’s also deep, so it’d have to be a minimal one if you’re going to wear one. Both of these dresses are TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT on me. I’m glad I didn’t go for the 1’s!!!
ETA again…I just discovered something weird/wonderful about the high twist jersey dress: it has straps inside attached to the “skirt” which help to hold the skirt up and really give the top a more blous-y fit. I am NOT wearing it that way in the picture. When I do wear the straps on my shoulders, the dress is shorter on me, to just at my knees. Not a bad thing. I’m not sure what would happen if you cut the straps out, maybe nothing. Anyway, FYI.
I really like them both, but I guess I’m more inclined to keep the second one because it’s slightly more casual and interesting. FYI, I am wearing a spanx-type boy short underneath these. I pretty much always do with JP dresses or skirts because they are tight, and getting the bottom of the dress down over underwear or even a thong with out getting them all bunched up is always a pain in the ass, so I avoid that by wearing long boyshorts. They also help smooth everything out. AND, especially with a thong I feel like it’s just giving a BIT too much away, you know??
Finally, I received the most wonderful gift this week from Elizabeth Suzann. I am so grateful and humbled for it and always amazed that companies/women whose work I admire want to send me items to review and trust my voice. Anyway now I have to decide what to use my gift on! I am trying to be rational, and maybe even wait a bit, but I have been thinking about the linen Clyde jumpsuit for a little while. Or the Clyde dress. I need a smaller pair of silk florence pants too, and I am definitely planning on ordering the Clyde culotte in clay, size 6 regular at some point. But with this gift, I really think I want to use it for something I might not “normally” buy, you know? Something “special.”
Does anyone have any recommendations?? (she asks knowingly LOL)
I’m reading Lincoln in the Bardo because Bill Gates’ recommended it. Haha, not really, but sort of? I have another George Saunders book in my wishlist and heard a review of Lincoln in the Bardo on NPR when it first came out so I was already interested before it appeared on Bill Gates’ summer reading list. (FYI, watch the video, it is beyond cute!!).
Anyway, when I started the book, I was like, WTF? It reads more like a play and I was confused in the beginning, having no idea what was happening, and the format took a while to get used to. But it is truly one of the most beautiful and moving books I’ve ever read. It’s hard to explain how impactful, meaningful, and touching it is, but it really is all of those things and more. At it’s core I think I’d describe it as historical fiction, but not exactly. If you’re at all intrigued, I highly recommend picking it up. It’s a very easy and entertaining read, but it will stick with you.
Finally started watching the Handmaid’s Tale and am really into it. I didn’t care for the book much when I read it years ago, but I don’t think I like her writing style much? I’ve tried to read other things by Margaret Atwood and wasn’t impressed. The TV show is really well done though. It’s disturbing, but entertaining.
Trying to avoid being outside for too long……….
I hope you have a great weekend!!