After “modeling” these last week, I decided to buy them for myself and proceeded to wear them all weekend (mostly with just a PACT organic cotton camisole, I’ll be honest). I never thought I was a “flax linen” person (a little too hippie for me?) but it turns out I love the lighter color. After trying the ultra-white Kamm pants, I’ve been finding lighter colored bottoms appealing; I can wear them with all of my black tops. I’m not great at monochromatic dressing…
Anyway, the medium, regular is the right size for me. The elastic waist is very comfortable, but I wouldn’t want it any smaller, especially when sitting. Testing out garments while sitting is so important and something we often overlook…but as I’ve finally come to terms with, looking good, and feeling good while standing in front of a mirror can be deceptive! It’s sitting for sometimes hours at a time, or getting up and down and moving around in a garment that REALLY determines how much wear it will get in my own wardrobe.
My problem now, is that I have a pair of these in black on order at ES. I have no doubt I’ll love those too, but now I no longer feel like I want them, or need them; I’d rather have something else. No problem, I can return them, or sell them, and get something else, but that means waiting another 6-7 weeks. UGH. Elizabeth Suzann would have ALL MY MONEY if there wasn’t such a long wait time.
Anyway, I have also decided that I’m going to use the gift the company sent me recently on the Andy Trousers in Black silk, size medium, regular. I haven’t seen a whole lot of reviews/outfits with the Andy Trouser around, so I feel like that would be a great use for such a generous gift. And I have wanted a pair of those since they launched; I find the slightly narrower leg very appealing.
I have decided that it’s time to sell my silk florence pants, and I lived in those all fall/winter last year, so I definitely need a smaller replacement, and I’d rather try the Andy trouser than getting another pair of florence pants. I’m also considering selling my linen harper top – I just don’t wear that very much because I have to pair it with slimmer bottoms, or leggings and I don’t wear either of those much during the summer. I’m glad I have it in my wardrobe, but I’ve been thinking about the things I have and keep, and determined that I want a main qualification for my keeping an item to be : if it wore out, or I lost it, or something happened to it, would I want to replace it with the same thing? If so, it’s a keeper. If not, maybe it’s time to let it go. I don’t think I’d replace the harper tunic with another one if something happened to mine…
I am so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to try so many Elizabeth Suzann pieces – they really can be workhorses in a wardrobe, but it’s a little challenging to find the right sizes/styles. Hopefully these posts help a little? Your input and comments do as well.
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