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.
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…