Clearly Eileen and I are having a moment…I’m having pretty good luck with Eileen Fisher this season. I saw these overalls online, and then Gloria left a comment about how great they are (she got a pair), so I decided to try them and see. As I was at Nordstrom picking up my correct-size Birkenstocks (I’d been wearing a size too large all summer last year – they’re for sale on slowre now), so I tried these overalls on in the XS, which was all they had in stock. The XS fit, but was a little snug on me and didn’t just fall like they’re supposed to, but I was interested enough to seek out the small.
I ordered the small, and then they sat in my closet until yesterday, when it was warm enough to wear them. I took these photos after wearing them about 5 hours, and by wearing I mean:
- sitting working at the kitchen table (when I sit, I move around a lot, and often sit with one foot up on the chair, hugging my knee. Yeah, weird. Or I sit on one ankle. I rarely sit like a normal person)
- Making myself lunch, during which I broke a ramekin and had to sweep up the glass, then get down on my knees to check and make sure I got it all
- playing with Dagny – lots of running and chasing in the yard
I am telling you that so you understand a little of what these have gone through their first wear. They have definitely stretched out since I first put them on, the elastic at the waist keeps them from completely losing shape (that’s a nice detail). I had to pee twice, which is never loads of fun in a one-piece, but the side zipper makes it easy to get these off and on; I just have to remember to hold on to them so they don’t pile onto the bathroom floor. Ew. (I do that with my ES Florence pants too BTW).
But the best thing? I’m not wearing a bra. Bet you couldn’t tell! I honestly don’t mind bras that much, and I have a couple very comfortable pairs, but if I can get away with not wearing one, I will always jump at the chance. Oh, and I usually will wear high-waisted panties with loose pieces like this and tuck my tee into the panties to minimize bumps from the tee.
So far, I really love these and am glad I tried them. I wish they were a little longer on me though, which is weird, because I hardly ever wish that LOL. I can’t imagine how cropped they are on someone taller than I am. But then again, many people love cropped pants; I prefer to see only just a little of my ankle, not much of my calf. Anyway…
I have had to get rid of so many things lately I don’t feel too bad about adding to my wardrobe. You may remember that I wanted to give all my money to Elizabeth Suzann this year, but I’ve been re-thinking that a bit. More tomorrow…I don’t want to hijack this post 🙂 I’ll also update my wardrobe audit and talk about my shopping goals for 2018.