Elizabeth Suzann silk florence pants (size large, short, previous generation) | gift from ES to review
Elizabeth Suzann linen harper tunic (one size minus) | gift from ES to review
James Perse v-neck tee
AllBirds wool loungers | have you seen the new colors??
Eileen Fisher organic cotton jeans (size 4)
James Perse slub crew neck tee
Mongolian camel hair vintage cardigan (secondhand via slowre)
Vince Warren sneakers | quite a few colors on sale
Marsell Dritta 4 bag
In case you have forgotten, or are new here, I am not a fashion blogger; I’m just a person who wears things and talks about them 😉
I don’t do photoshoots, or staged outfits. Everything I post is what I wear IRL.
Do I mention this again to “excuse” my boring outfits, or wandering discourse on them? Maybe. After Friday’s post, I wondered: who wants to read my dysfunctional thoughts on getting dressed? Am I using this blog simply as a diary?
Sort of. But that’s how it started, and where I’ve chosen to stay: Grechen’s Closet is a chronicle of what I wear and my journey through life and all it’s ups and downs through personal style and getting dressed. I write A LOT about getting dressed…
Onto what I wore this weekend:
I wore the first outfit on Sunday. I didn’t leave the house. I had all the laundry to do, lots of cleaning, and a ton of work to catch up on, so I planned to stay home all day and enjoy the quiet house with everyone gone (Leo is out of town). To be honest, I don’t normally just wear my ES florence pants around the house, but they need to be washed and I thought I’d get another wear out of them beforehand, so…speaking of washing silk, these wash really really well, and don’t “look” dirty at all. I just wore them on all my plane trips recently and at my mom’s so I think they need a wash by now.
And Saturday I wore the outfit with the jeans on a couple trips to the airport + errands and around the house.
If you read my Friday post where I proclaimed that I didn’t want to spend my money on anything, and anyway I don’t want anything, you’re probably thinking…new jeans? Yes, well. I am human, after all! I took my niece to the mall on Friday because it was stormy and cold, and I stopped in Eileen Fisher to see if there was anything interesting I should try, and fixated on these jeans. I found them appealing right off, and knew I wouldn’t have any problems fitting my calves in them, but didn’t think they’d look great on me. I haven’t liked or had very good luck with any Eileen Fisher jeans in the past.
I tried on SO MANY SIZES and finally settled on the size 4. Which is so weird. I’m not a size 4. But Eileen Fisher is super-hard to fit correctly. Amiright?? I even tried the petite version, but the rise was shorter and uncomfortable on me, and they were a little shorter than I’d want. For reference, the 8P was a little small on me. WTF. I could have gone with the size 6 in these and still been comfortable, but I wanted them to be a little more fitted than big if that makes sense.
Anyway, I’ve worn them a few times already and will do a more thorough review later this week, but so far I’m happy with them. And yes, they have some stretch in them, but they are 98% organic cotton and made in the US. They do have $25 off this week with code POWERMOVES so that made them a little more palatable, but overall I think these jeans are a good value.