Eileen Fisher crepe ankle pants | size medium petite
Sundry chambray shirt | similar tie-dye version on sale at Shopbop
Zara cocoon sweater | several years old
Robert Clergerie Gavale sandals | on sale at Amazon
Everlane large modern backpack | purchased with credits from Everlane
Well, I survived Bar Mitzvah weekend. Quite well, actually, it was really nice, and a lot of fun. I might have even danced a little. Although I don’t think there’s any evidence of that, so I can deny it if I need to…
I thought this morning I would write about the amazing things that happen when you go outside your comfort zone, but it turns out I’m still recovering from the food coma/non-stop moving from one event to another and don’t have it in me to be so profound; the gluten/sugar brain fog is real.
So I’ll save that for another day, because I do have a lot to say about it, especially with regard to sartorial choices, and whether or not we should always dress according to conventional ideas of what’s most “flattering” for our body types. Of course, I’ve said plenty on that topic before; if you’ve been reading for a while, you know I don’t care very much about wearing what’s conventionally flattering for my short torso, short legs, wide hips and thick calves. But it does seem to be very important to many women, and it’s always something that comes up in comments here and there, which means it’s always worth touching on again.
But moving on for now – I will also deconstruct what I packed for the trip and what I wore for the Bar Mitzvah events over the weekend, including a surprise pop of color (see…WAY outside my comfort zone!!!!!) this week.
I will say, right now, that the Everlane backpack performed relatively admirably over the weekend (I used it as my carry-on bag, taking a smaller purse for the events) with one minor issue:
I contacted Everlane as soon as I noticed the problem and they responded within an hour or so by putting a new one in the mail to me and sending me a return label for me to send this one back so they could examine the problem. As usual, excellent customer service. I hope this isn’t a widespread issue with the backpack, but if you got one that’s doing this, contact them ASAP and they should resolve it quickly.
Overall, the backpack worked very well as a carry-on, it has more than enough room for everything I needed, and was easy to carry. The front pocket is admittedly a little difficult to get into in a hurry, and then zip back up (it would be better if it had a zipper pull on each side), but that’s a rather minor problem. Actually, I will probably spray the zipper of my new one with a little wd-40 to make it easier to slide.
That’s it for now, though, I promise once I’ve detoxed a bit today with a TON of greens, lots of water, and a trip to Pure Barre, I’ll be back to 100% for the rest of the week.
Happy, happy Monday!!!!!