Esby Evie oversized top | size small, purchased w/credits at Garmentory
Miranda Bennett paper bag skirt in raw silk | one size, purchased w/credits from Garmentory
Admonish Custom leather bag | sold out, similar, more slim style
Beek Finch sandals | true to size, purchased w/credit from Shopbop
Without entirely realizing it, it seems my entire outfit was “made in Austin;” both designers Esby and Miranda Bennett design and manufacture in Austin, and before my friends from Admonish moved to Dallas, they lived in Austin. So, shout-out to my previous hometown…
This Esby top is part of my latest order from Garmentory (with credits I earn via my referral link – if you sign up with my link you’ll get $20 to shop and I will get a $20 credit when you make a purchase). I wanted a casual, shorter linen top with an open neckline, and NOT black. I like the top a lot, but it is a bit more feminine than I would usually choose. It did go nicely with my hair up/cinched waist skirt yesterday though.
I’ve had a lot of issues with this Miranda Bennett skirt, but I’ve come to terms with them, and have worn it pretty frequently since I got it. I wish it had pockets and the waistband still frustrates me, but overall, it’s a valuable addition to my wardrobe and it should fit in nicely for years to come.
And hair. Funny, I got it cut the other day and promptly put it up (again). No, I have to put it up for Pure Barre and just left it all day yesterday. I like it a lot, and if you follow me on Instagram, you already saw a picture of it down.
I’m still getting used to the layers. And often I find it sort of Rachel-from-Friends-ish, but I love that it’s so much lighter and quite a bit more interesting than it was. I like it up more now, because I get pieces falling and framing my face. Next, I have to decide what to do about color, I’m a little bored with it as-is, and the cut removed a lot of the blonde…
GREAT haircut!! Truly. In both the pictures with it up and down, the face-framing layers are very soft and sexy — they make you look even younger. Perfect length for you, I think, and the color is lovely too.
I WISH I could wear that pretty Esby Evie top, – it looks like such a perfect piece to wear in the encroaching heat. But I’m afraid it wouldn’t look as delicate on me as it does on you. I’m too self-conscious that my large chest and short waist would make me appear too busty and top-heavy. I love it on you, though — the fabric and slightly gathered trim on the v-neck and armholes makes gives it such a fragile yet earthy look. And that color is genius. Totally neutral without being boring. I bet you’ll get a ton of wear out of it this summer.
Have an awesome weekend!
How is the sizing for Esby? I’m looking at their Banks silk dresses and their size chart says I’m a medium (I’m 36B in bra size) but it’s loose cut and their measurements for the dress says 38.5″ for the chest so I’m thinking I should size down? (I’m size 2 in James Perse). Its final sale in Garmentory so I’m worried about getting the wrong size. Thanks!!
Grechen Reiter says
i haven’t tried anything but this top, and it’s definitely oversized – i mean, the small fits well, i certainly wouldn’t have wanted a medium…
i’m a 34b/36c something like that –
i would size down, i think we’re about the same size, give or take an inch or so 🙂
Christine M says
I’ve had a similar cut so I know what you mean by Rachel-ish. But yours is not that, really. And anyway I think more modern (less poufy) variations on that Rachel cut are classic. I’ll probably go back to face-framing layers after I get tired of what I have now (long bob). I do miss being able to put it up and having the shorter pieces fall out like that. Looks great on you.
Thanks Grechen, really appreciate your advice! (I tend to want to size up on everything so it’s great to get your feedback.)
I lo-lo-lo-looooove that top on you!! It looks so good! I think it’s the color, and the shape is gorgeous too. Is it too light to wear in cooler weather? You’re making me want it!
Grechen Reiter says
no, i don’t think it’s too light for cooler weather, it would be cute with a cashmere cardigan 🙂