Elizabeth Suzann Florence pants in Silk | Medium, short (gift for review from Elizabeth Suzann)
Everlane muscle tank | medium (made in the US)
Beek Finch sandals | size 8, trure to size and SOOOO good
Kara midi tie tote (black) | “nude” at Kara
Reader Christine M asked me to share a picture of the Elizabeth Suzann Florence silk pants, even though I mentioned that they didn’t fit me well (too tight at the hips). Always one to oblige reader requests, I tried the pants on again, more earnestly this time, and obviously, they grew on me; I wore them ALL weekend.
I do wear them a little lower than at my natural waist, because if I pull them up, they do look a little ridiculous, and they’re quite short. That’s my body type though, which is why I didn’t really like the pants on me at first. That, and I still have that voice in my head that says I can’t wear ankle-length wide leg pants because they make me look wide(r) and short(er). Exhibit A:
They don’t do me any favors, really, in terms of being “flattering,” compared to slimmer pants and a more fitted look overall, but when have I ever let that stop me?? And in a very interesting turn of events, my husband actually LIKES this outfit on me, which never happens. I think it’s because it’s super-chic and “grown-up” looking – and there’s no jersey fabric to be found LOL. The silk also takes the outfit up a notch, as it were. Little does anyone know, I literally feel like I’m not wearing anything, or at the most maybe like I’m wearing pajamas; this outfit is so ridiculously comfortable.
And the silk is a lot less intimidating than I thought it would be, once I started wearing the pants. At my friends on Saturday night I sat on the floor, with my feet under me, crossed, every which way, and never felt scared of ruining my pants. And when I got up, they still looked beautiful and smooth, like I just put them on. I’m a convert.
Getting back to the fit though – If I wear them at my natural waist, they’re not as comfortable (they’re tight), but if I pull them down 1.5 inches, they fit better, feel better and look better in my opinion. I’ve always had to do that though, with wide leg pants, because of my small, high waist, and wider hips/thighs. And I had no idea, but silk does “give” a little with wear, so they became even more comfortable and loose with wear. They didn’t stretch, really, but they did loosen up, if that makes sense, so I don’t think I’d want to go up a size, because then there would be just too much fabric for my short legs.
I’m so excited to have had the opportunity to try these (thanks Elizabeth Suzann!!) and now, have no idea how I could have ever lived with a pair of silk pants. Do you have silk pants? Do you have a pair of Florence pants? They also come in linen, which would be wonderful too, but I really love the silk, as a more season-less pair of easy pants.
And now let me say something about the Everlane muscle tank: I ordered a few tanks from Everlane recently to review, since I really hadn’t tried any besides the ‘regular’ Ryan tank (which I love and wear all the time). The muscle tank is a medium, and I wouldn’t want a smaller size (hips), but it’s too big under the arms/at the bust as you can see. As I did with the Everlane linen tank, I could have it taken in just a bit there under the arms, but I’ve never done that with a t-shirt, and I’m not sure how well it would turn out. I might try a small, and/or I might try and dry it, and see what happens, but generally, I love the tank, and how it nicely skims over my hips, although obviously it could be better at the bust.