Elizabeth Suzann Clyde culottes (size 8, short) | holiday gift from my mother
Elizabeth Suzann mules | sold out
Ilana Kohn Phoebe top (small) | Use my referral link at Garmentory and get a $20 account credit 🙂
I. Love. These. Pants. They’re noisy, and might be hot this summer, but I just love them.
That is all.
But speaking of Elizabeth Suzann…who ordered a piece from the Alabama Chanin collaboration??
I wasn’t going to. You may recall I mentioned that I wasn’t too excited about it, but that was before I saw the items modeled. Gets me every time. And yes, I was glued to Liz’s instagram live for the try-on sesh and discussion about the pieces. That kind of stuff really gets me excited to spend my money at Elizabeth Suzann LOL. Not that I feel like it’s a “marketing ploy,” I think it’s just excellent PR and customer outreach, and works naturally with the ethos of the company, and Liz herself. I get a big kick out of the connection I feel with Liz and the other ES employees on Instagram, and she knows that; it’s part of the brand. And it’s working EXTREMELY well for her BTW.
I ordered the Marlena midi in ochre, size medium. I know, color! I love the Marlena shape, and my raw silk marlena dress in black, so was really curious to try it in the cotton jersey.
I am a little conflicted though, because I’m trying to get away from buying much more cotton. Even organic cotton (and Alabama Chanin’s organic cotton has pristine ethical and sustainable credentials) uses a lot of water to grow compared to linen and silk. I do love cotton though…so organic cotton is better than conventional. At least there’s that.
Did anyone get anything? I know that it all sold out almost instantly and a lot of people are frustrated about that. I was ready, and logged into my account before launch time and just checked out as soon as I could, so I guess I was one of the 300 lucky ones…I’m surprised it sold out so fast I guess, I would have thought more people would wait since it will be available year-round starting in May. But then again, there’s nothing like the idea of “scarcity” and “being first” to get people to hit the buy button. It’s not pretty, but it’s true. And I fell for it too!!