Photos by Megan Weaver
3×1 The Principle high-rise cropped jeans | size 28
Everlane striped shirt | size small
Everlane cashmere cardigan | size medium
Everlane street shoes | gift for review from Everlane
As promised, here are some more of the “professional” photos I’ve had taken recently. As you know from the outfit pictures I took earlier this week in our hotel room, in front of the mirror, I’m not giving up on my own fine photography skills just yet, but I do want to use Megan more often to photograph interesting outfits, and items I’ve received to review, so that you can get a much better look at details, and fit than I just can’t capture standing in front of my garage door.
On to the outfit. I’m sort of ‘meh’ on it, actually. I’ve worn this exact outfit outside of just for photographs, but never realized how much the cropped shirt poufed out in the front until I saw photos of it…it’s like it’s stretched out a LOT in front, so it’s very swingy now, which I don’t like at all. It works a little better alone, and with my Eileen Fisher slouchy pants, where the swing has more of a dramatic effect, I think. In this outfit, the shirt just looks much too big. I do like how the cropped top balances out the longer cardigan & the cropped jeans though. That’s a good proportion on me. Or one I like, anyway.
This is my second cashmere cardigan by Everlane (they sent me one to review last year) and I love it. This year’s version is a teeny bit different, just a couple of details are more refined, and the cashmere is just yummy. I took this with me to Austin this week and wore it over my James Perse maxi dress on a cool morning, and yesterday with these jeans and a Rag & Bone sleeveless turtleneck tee. It’s so versatile, soft, and affordable for cashmere. I highly recommend it. (any of Everlane’s cashmere really…)
Now the jeans. You’ve seen them a couple times before now (here + here) but I haven’t said much about them. Well, surprise, surprise, they didn’t turn out to be THE MOST PERFECT AMAZING JEANS EVER, and honestly, I’m sort of wondering how they passed muster to begin with. Maybe it’s just the bad lighting in my bedroom? Don’t misunderstand me, I like them, they’re ridiculously comfortable (the rise is SO high!!), and they’re pretty much exactly what I was looking for as far as shape, but they are really stretchy, and don’t hold me in at all, which frustrates me TO NO END; I want compression! I even went down to a size 28. It’s that super-stretch denim…it doesn’t smooth things out as much as I like. Gah! Why do I like denim so much when it seems to just not work for me???
I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures! What do you think of Everlane’s cashmere? Shoes? In general? What has your experience been lately?