I got these Nili Lotan pants a while ago from TheRealReal using some credit I earned when I purchased my Golden Goose sneakers and promptly put them up on slowre to sell because they were too small. Fast forward several weeks and now they fit. They’re a little tight in my thighs but with wear they’ve softened and loosened up nicely. Still a little snug, but I really love the fit/shape on me, so I’ve decided to keep them.
I’d always wanted to try Nili Lotan pants, but was concerned (rightly so as it turns out) that they would fit very small in the legs. They do. These are a linen/cotton blend, so they stretch enough to be more comfortable, but now that I’ve tried these, I think I’ll pass on trying more. And her clothes are SO EXPENSIVE. Probably (mostly) justified, because they’re beautiful and utilitarian, and I’m certain fit some body types impeccably, but I’ll stick to trying to find them secondhand.
Speaking of too small, I put my Vince warren platform sneakers up on slowre today, and may end up putting these Vince oxfords up too. I just got both pairs too small I think. These seem to fit better than the Warren sneakers though, so I’m still trying to wear them while I can. I just would have been better off going with my true size (8) in the Warren sneakers. The sales associate at Vince when I bought them mentioned that she’d seen most customers take their true size, but I ignored her. Ugh. I still make more shopping mistakes than I’d like too because I’m rather too emotional about shoes/clothes/etc.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the alpaca Zady sweater I’m wearing is 40% off now with code WINTERSALE. All the colors seem to still be available only in L and XL, but I highly recommend it. I’ve had it for a couple years now and I always take it when I travel because it’s a great not-too-warm but warm-enough layer, and very easy to wear. It’s a very “classic” style which makes it pretty much a no-brainer in terms of how to wear it; basically with anything and everything.
Finally, a word about the James Perse MINI canvas tote I’ve been carrying every day for a while. I love it. I got it around Thanksgiving last year because they finally came out with this smaller version; I’d kept thinking about the small tote, but every time I tried it in the store, I just found it overwhelming for something I wanted to use everyday.
The bag is partially structured, but still soft and sort of slouchy. I carry it most often by hand, or in my elbow, but it’s super-easy to sling over my shoulder too (the straps are long enough). When you set it down, it mostly keeps it’s shape, even when empty, as you can see here:
(I literally dumped it out on the floor to take this picture. Obviously.)
I recommend it highly, either for an everyday bag, or for a beach bag, or summer tote, or whatever. Yes, it’s expensive for canvas, but totally worth it IMO, especially if you’ll carry it daily. I haven’t found that it’s gotten dirty enough to clean yet, but you’re supposed to just spot clean it with a damp cloth, and I would probably use a mild detergent if needed also. I’m thinking of getting a darker color for next fall/winter, but for spring/summer coming up, I love this lighter color.