Rag & Bone Camden top (small) | birthday gift a couple years ago
Han Starnes knit pants (m/l) | via Garmentory (use my referral link for a $20 account credit when you sign up)
Birkenstock Madrid EVA sandals
With Raquel Allegra top at Slowre | size 2, $44
Elizabeth Suzann featured some independent designers Liz loves on her instagram last week – of course, I ate it up (I love recommendations from people I respect). I am well aware of most of the designers she mentioned, but had forgotten about Han Starnes until she mentioned the new collection. I’m not super familiar with Han Starnes, besides having a piece come through on consignment to slowre – but after seeing the new pieces, I am hooked.
I particularly loved the knit pants from the moment I saw them. Mid-weight knit, drawstring waist, slightly dropped crotch, wide leg…something I’ve been looking for FOREVER and never thought I’d find. I remembered seeing Han Starnes on Garmentory (seriously, it’s such an amazing resource for independent designers), and I had some credits there (I earn $20 whenever someone buys something via my referral link for the first time), so off I went. And I found these pants from a previous season on sale for $100 off . Sold! I got the last pair of pants, but there are still a few spring/summer sale items available, like this beautiful organic cotton jersey dress.
As I do, when they arrived in the mail yesterday I put them on with what I was wearing at home and wore them the rest of the day. In fact, I’m wearing them now, the next day. I’ll probably also wear them tomorrow.
I ordered the m/l because that’s what was left, but I probably would have ordered this size anyway – just to make sure they’d fit my hips. I’m on the fence if it’s the right size for me. I could definitely do with the 1″ shorter length of the s/m, and I think they would fit my hips/legs in the smaller size, but I’m not sure. I’m very happy with the way these fit on my legs, so maybe the m/l was the right choice? (overthinking of course!!) If you have slim legs and are straighter at the hips, definitely the s/m will fit MOST sizes well. They have a true drawstring waist, so it’s VERY ACCOMODATING. Of course, they stretch and give with wear, and I have to re-cinch the waist every once in awhile, but man, these are such wonderful pants, for lounging at home, of course, but I will absolutely wear them out with sneakers once it cools off outside a bit.
69-year old model Maye Musk is now a CoverGirl – I “discovered’ her last year when she did a campaign for James Perse and I’ve been following along ever since.
Everlane…….Kim France posted a link to this article from The New Yorker and I agree with her favorite quote:
You do not get laid in Everlane
That’s via the CEO, Michael Preysman, on the more “basic” styles offered by Everlane; pieces for daytime, work, or running around, for example, not for “going out” or getting laid, as it were. I don’t really care about that. What I do care about is their continued transparency (which, I think, is somewhat lacking), and the way things fit. As you probably know, Everlane is very hit or miss for me, and most of my “hits” are several years old – I haven’t had many recent ones. Have you?
Packing!! Moving on Monday/Tuesday. I am working on some “5 questions” posts for next week, probably no outfit posts (haha…not that you’d want to see that!), but I don’t think I’ll disappear altogether. We’ll see how overwhelmed I am…
Love everything about this outfit!
Everlane has been hit/miss for me too. I feel like I’m constantly using and re-earning back the same credit over and over! My favorite pieces have been the modern loafer (which I had to replace the heels after three months), the luxe wool crew sweater, the pajama tunic, and a black silk tank (not the cami). Bye to their t-shirts and pants.
I WANT to like Everlane, because it’s actually affordable and I like a good basic, but I have to agree with the article. Their big winner for me is their cashmere; I have a charcoal crewneck and am thinking about getting a navy V-neck for this year.
I too was obsessed with Liz’s recs! I promptly looked up Han Starnes and am eagerly awaiting a restock of their oatmeal mockneck sweater. I also ordered a sample of the Smoke perfume that she talked about too.
Grechen – you look so stylish and comfortably slouchy. I feel when I do a look like that, I just look fat and slovenly. Eek. Traveling to WI the see newest niece (and rest of her family 😉 and maybe shop for shoes. And check out the thrift stores….Good luck with your move! Oh, a design blog I read posted online secondhand or sample furniture sites yesterday – I wanted to share with you in case you wanted to look for your new place. Maybe an online estate sale wouldn’t be so weird for you?
Everlane’s basic tees work pretty well for me, but I’m getting kind of tired of the whole “square” thing. I realize a square shirt with dropped shoulders is cheaper to produce than a traditionally made shirt, and that’s probably why they have a butt load of square tops…but it’s just getting really boring to me. That style looks good on some people for sure, but for me, with my short torso and wide hips – it just looks like a frumpy sack. I love oversized, roomy tops, but I have to be really picky about the proportions of them, and generally anything “cropped” just does not look good on me.
I did just get the micro rib half-sleeve scoop tee in black and I like how “French” (ha ha!) it looks but it’s a bit too low cut for my workplace, so I am debating whether or not to send it back. It’s very soft though, and I like the long length.
I really like your outfit! I’ve been wanting some pants like that as well. They look so soft!
Han Starnes: yet another company I have been lusting after and can’t afford! ;-(
Everlane: I love it. Love the square. (It’s so flowy!) Love the fit. (For once, I’m not the one who has to get tailoring to make it fit!) And I CAN get laid in Everlane. lol. It’s not Kim Kardashian sexy (I have no idea if I’m spelling that right) but would I want to go to bed with a guy with so little imagination? Not to mention a penchant for a weird fetishised female aesthetic? I don’t think so!
That said, other than the babouches, I haven’t dared to try their shoes!
BTW, my husband and friends tell me I’m sexy…..”but in my own way”…..ha ha ha.
Like Amy above said, the square/cropped thing… not for me. I do LOVE their true basics – my cotton v-neck tees and tanks. I think they’re playing around too much with synthetic fabrics, though. Those luxe drape shirts went almost straight to choose what you pay, and the thought of wearing triacetate in the summer gives me the sweats. I’m wearing my linen button-down today, because I love it also. I got both the linen shirt dress and the oxford shirt dress and like those a lot, but have been underwhelmed with most of their other offerings lately. I bought a pair of the modern loafers several months ago and they are going to take forever to break in, if they even ever do.
I will admit I’m tempted by the fanny pack, and will certainly go to the Pop-In at Nordstrom since they logically chose Chicago. Do NOT get me started on their shipping practices since they moved their wearhouse to Illinois, though… it takes almost a week for me to get a package from 40 miles away.
As I live in Canada, I find shopping at Everlane a challenge, due to shipping, etc (they now no longer offer your duties and taxes back if you return items (!!)), so it’s been over a year since I’ve purchased anything from them. It’s just too risky given the fact that they don’t offer any reliable fits. That said, my interest has been piqued again now that they are doing a pop-up shop at Nordstrom through till November 12 — and one in my city! The offerings that they seem to have (from previewing on-line) seem a bit uninspiring, but I’ll check it out nevertheless. I want to try the donegal cashmere sweater, and their jeans.
Ok. This is another “WOW” – Top 10 outfit! I think the pants are perfectly sized on you because the first thing I noticed was the incredible drape and how they skim so easily over the body. Plus, I’m sort of sick of cropped and these are a really nice length for a wider leg, IMO. I’ve never heard of Han Starnes. Beautiful stuff…like that long cardi!
I was SO excited to see Maye Musk as a new Cover Girl model. Could it be that America is finally starting to come to terms with ageism??? Nah…it’s that baby boomers have a lot of disposable income! Money drives everything!!! But she IS stunning! I forgot about the JP campaign, but I found her looking for haircut pics of older women on Pinterest. (That bone structure!)
As for moving, it sucks, but it will be done soon and then you can kick into “get settled mode”…everything will feel better then (albeit exhausting!). XOX
Love the lounging outfit – the color of the pants is so great!
Regarding Everlane, I used to purchase so many items but not anymore. The pants and shoes have never worked for me. I used to like the Ts but now that I’ve gained weight I’ll probably have trouble with going a size up. I find Everlane’s non Tshirt pieces to be generally designed for the straight body type 5’4″ to 5’8″ that has a strong shoulder line and a smaller bust. Although the chest measurements are roomy on some styles like the square, doesn’t drape right on a bust and looks like a tent. I wear many oversized pieces from other lines (many found on Garmentory) and don’t have that issue. I am 5’1″ and have rounded narrow shoulders, am busty and a curvy butt so I’ve given up on even trying many of E’s styles.
I don’t use any of my pieces I do have anymore with the exception of anoraks (navy and black) and cashmere. Love the cashmere! I have one vneck in one size too big for a BF fit and the dress. I could live without the dress but the vneck is a staple for me during winter/late fall travel. I used the Petra market tote quite a bit but took it to consignment when I bought a LV Neverfull. I’m tempted by the waist bag too but I don’t need another so I passed.
I also have found Everlane to be hit and miss over the years. Their t-shirts and cotton tanks look so good but they aren’t of a quality that works for my daily life (two small kids, lots of holding them, them yanking on my clothes, shirts rubbing against my pants while I stand at the kitchen counter etc). All the shirts I’ve bought from them have shredded at the waist very quickly. BUT I just got two pairs of their jeans (high waisted skinny, blue and black) and I really, really love them. Also their boxy striped long sleeved tops in the thick cotton are great. I have two and they wear really well and I always get compliments when I wear them.