I received my “dirty white” Levi’s wedgie jeans and am sending them back. I sort of like them, and I think I’d like to have a pair of light/white jeans, but they need to be WAY more loose on me, like my shorty jeans. I was trying to find a more affordable version, but I think I’ll hold out for this Chimala pair when/if it goes on sale (they’re 20% off this weekend at Mill Mercantile…)
Andie swimsuits – I don’t know how I overlooked that all these swimsuits are high-leg, which makes them a total no-go for me, so I sent them all back. The suits in general were very nice, high quality, and thick – they would have been perfect had the leg not come up so high on me. I recommend trying them if you’re in the market for swimsuits.
Beklina swimsuit – I ordered the medium and it’s wonderful, although more like a body suit than a swimsuit, BUT I really don’t like the shorts style on me, I just need a regular leg-style. Ugh. And I can’t return it for a refund, only store credit, so I will either keep it and try to wear it anyway, or sell it. We’ll see. I love the halter top, and could wear it with a linen skirt or something (if I had one…)
Tradlands – I received the Tourist Jet, the JJ and the Catt in chalk to review for you this week! I settled on smalls in all the tops and they are WONDERFUL. I’m going to wear them this next week and during our vacation to Costa Rica the week after and be back with more comprehensive reviews of each, but my first impressions are very good; the quality is superb – the buttons even are substantial, and there is NO GAP at the bust. And the t-shirt is opaque, and simple, but well-fitting. More later!!
Everlane linen – I received the dress in black (size 8) and the white collarless shirt in size 6. I haven’t worn them yet, but I do love Everlane’s linen shirts, not so much the linen t-shirts. You may remember I got last year’s dress in the blue color, but gave it to my sister, because…blue. This year’s is the same I think, and nice, but sort of overwhelming on me. It’s not too big, because of my hips/butt, but I swim a little in the top part, and wish it was more open. And the white shirt is good and a nice shape to wear with high-waisted pants, or with jeans – I’ll post an outfit next week. Out of all Everlane’s linen, the relaxed linen shirt is one of my favorites; it fits really well, and is great for a nice relaxed, easy look for summer.
What about recycled polyester? – following on our discussion of washing polyester/synthetic fabrics, here is a nice look at the eco-friendliness of recycled polyester. Still, the microfibers-in-the-ocean problem from washing said garments persists though.
Also, take a look at the hierarchy of shopping for fabrics she mentions:
1. 100% organic, natural fibers.
2. 100% recycled polyester.
3. Blended organic and recycled polyester.
3. 100% natural fibers.
4. 100% polyester.
5. Conventional blended.
I have always put any “natural” fiber (cotton, linen, hemp, etc.) above synthetic, but if it is NOT organic, perhaps that’s a mistake. Ugh. I’m trying. But I know I should do better about forgoing conventional cotton.
And…I did not forget, just late in choosing winners for the Everlane giveaway. Carolsue won the shoes and Gillian Leonard wins the $50 gift card! Look for emails ladies, and thanks for playing 🙂