Elizabeth Suzann linen harper tunic (OS-) | gift from Elizabeth Suzann
James Perse shirred tube skirt | I’m wearing size 1
Birkenstock Arizona sandals | (mine are JP exclusive, two-tone, and sold out)
I’ve seen a gif or something go around social media about black clothes: I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color. Sounds about right. I don’t normally choose to wear black separates together, I like to wear white with black to show contrast, but I’m certainly not opposed to it. And in this case, support it wholeheartedly.
This outfit is one of those things I put on and just sigh immediately with satisfaction. It suits me and my lifestyle perfectly and makes me ridiculously happy. I’m actually wearing it today, as my mother and I drive from Atlanta to Bowling Green, KY for a memorial service/family get together (I’m not wearing this for the memorial, just for the drive – for the memorial service, I’m wearing my Elizabeth Suzann Marlena dress…).
Speaking of black: I did decide to keep the Ulla Johnson overalls, BUT one of the things I thought about when I thought originally to send them back was that I’d probably prefer them in black. So when they popped up at Shopbop yesterday in black, I bought them immediately – before they sold out. When I get them, I’ll weigh my options and decide which pair to keep. Since they seem to be sold out everywhere, I’ll offer the pair up I decide not to keep here for anyone who might have missed them and is still interested.
And now, speaking of linen, I’m going to be putting together a comprehensive “linen” post soon, with reviews of different pieces, different brands, and my favorites over all. Most excitedly, I received a few organic linen items from Eileen Fisher to review from you, and I’ll talk about those as well 🙂
A quick tip for linen though, if you’re interested: in between wears, if you hang the item up and spray it with water until it’s wet, but not too, the wrinkles/etc. will fall out beautifully (no ironing…as if I’d iron…). Of course with wear, the wrinkles will come back almost immediately, it’s linen after all, but it does tend to look a little better for a while anyway.