James Perse top | many many years old
Eileen Fisher viscose slouchy pants | size large petite
Beek Finch sandals | true to size
Marsell Bag | I bought mine on super-sale via Totokaelo; no longer available
Yesterday while talking to my mom on the phone, she mentioned that she’d received her Eileen Fisher slouchy pants (yes, I convinced her to try a pair too – you may recall, my step-mom bought some recently). One of the first things she asked me, is why don’t you wear these all the time? She basically wants to live in hers, and even after only having them one day, is already considering a second pair.
My answer to why don’t I live in these was that I have too many clothes, so I don’t wear individual pieces that often. Which is partially true (I do have a lot of clothes…), but also, I tend to “save” these for traveling. I wear/bring these when I travel, because they’re the most comfortable pants I own for sitting on the plane, and then for still looking good when I get off. I don’t think to wear them otherwise, so today, here they are.
My mom ordered two pairs from Nordstrom and is keeping the size small petite, but before she returns the medium petite, I’m having her send them to me with my sister (who is coming on Monday for work) to try. The large petite still fit me fine, although they’re getting a bit bigger in the waist, but I wanted to see how the medium petite fits on me since they’re easy to try; and I could actually stand for them to be an inch shorter (I have them rolled up here).
But I did also encourage her to live in the pair she has for a while before ordering a second pair. The reviews on Eileen Fisher’s site aren’t great for these, I don’t know if the material is different than mine, or if people got a “bad” batch, but I’ve been really happy with how mine have held up the two years I’ve had them. They do stretch with wear, but they’re not falling apart or wearing thin by any means, which is what some of the reviewers mentioned on the EF site.
Anyway, now I know where I get my desire for multiples of things I love LOL – my mother. But since I unpacked some of the emotional issues I had with shopping and buying so many multiples, I’ve resisted the urge quite well. Not that it’s not worth it to buy multiples if it turns out that you do, indeed, wear and love a thing enough to get enough use out of it, but I have found that if I wait and don’t immediately buy a second pair, that desire usually passes.
Now, I just need to get my sister in a pair of these slouchy pants, and all the women in my immediate family will have a pair 😉