Everlane waffle knit tunic | size small, purchased with credits from Everlane
3×1 The Principle cropped high-rise jeans | (size down)
Veja marble sneakers | sustainable, organic cotton lined, low-chrome leather, wild rubber
I mentioned Friday that I was thinking about returning/exchanging this sweater. I didn’t. I still think the sleeves are too big for the sweater; I wish they were slimmer. And it’s a little large on me up top – while fitting well around my hips, etc. But I like it well enough, and my husband liked it (it’s not as huge on me as some of my other “tunic” sweaters), so I decided to keep it. I layer it over a long sleeve tee-shirt and it’s warm enough for mid-50’s, although I don’t think it’s as warm as the chunky knit.
This waffle knit sweater is SO SOFT though, and I like it better than the chunky knit, honestly. We’ll see how it pills over time, and it does stretch out a little with wear (I took these photos after a day of wear), but so far so good.
As you can see, I also got my Veja sustainable sneakers late last week. I wore them around the house for a little while when I first got them, and they were okay – VERY stiff. Then I wore them out with my James Perse hoodie dress to run around with a friend and I was not comfortable. They come up quite high on my foot, the tongue cuts into my ankles (or cankles, as it were…) a little, which was annoying to say the least.
After that, I was really disappointed, and wondered if I’d even be able to wear the shoes again, but I gave them another chance yesterday, and was fine. They’re still rather stiff, but I can tell they’re loosening up every time I wear them. I also didn’t tie the laces as tight, which helped. They are a teeny bit wide around the toe box, but definitely not enough to size down (anyway, they don’t offer half sizes). Again, though, I don’t wear socks, or they are VERY VERY thin if I do, so if you wear regular socks, then that would probably alleviate some of the wide-ness.
Overall, I do recommend these shoes, but they absolutely take time to break in, and the fit is a little “off”. The leather is VERY stiff – it almost doesn’t feel like leather at all – and takes time to loosen up. They’re not the most comfortable sneakers ever (Vince takes that honor), but I can tell they will become better with wear. As I said, I wore them yesterday to run errands and hardly noticed I was wearing them…
And, I love the marble grey/white now, but at first I was a little disappointed because I thought I wanted more white than gray. But the more I looked at them, the more I appreciated that they’re a more “interesting” white sneaker, not gray, and not white…Now, I love them.
Did anyone else order a pair of Veja sneakers? What did you think? What about Everlane’s waffle knit sweaters? Who ordered a piece of their new “street fleece?”