Top, left to right:
Linen v-neck sweater | $198 at Nordstrom
Ankle pant in silk georgette crepe | $228 at Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher flat thong sandals | $132 with FANDF code for 20% off at Bloomingdale’s
Eileen Fisher silk shirtdress | $258 at Nordstrom (I love this, but would wear it with leggings, or something a bit slimmer on the bottom)
(They also have a good selection of Eileen Fisher at Bloomingdale’s and they still have 20% off with code FANDF through 4/7)
So, by now you know I am drunk on the Eileen Fisher Kool-Aid as Val would say; I can’t get enough of the overall look, and my harem pants will follow me everywhere. Granted, EVERYTHING Eileen Fisher isn’t amazing, a lot of it is quite conservative, and a bit “old” for the 40-something lady (in my opinion), but I am definitely beginning to see the appeal of her clothing. I have always appreciated her minimal-chic designs, as well as her work with organic cotton & hemp, AND that most pieces are made in the US, but I think now that I’ve hit 40, I just “get it.” Eileen Fisher fits right in with my general aesthetic anyway, which has always been casual-chic, with a slight edge, but now I see her designs as kind of a grown-up version of James Perse. Not that I’m ditching JP anytime soon, but you know what I mean.
I’ve always loved the ladies in her ads, and I was absolutely taken with the SA at the Eileen Fisher store in Winter Park, FL, where I bought my harem pants. She was older, with magnificent long silver hair, and wearing cropped black pants, basic black clogs (dansko style) and a white linen tank top; I feel my style evolving in that direction in a decade or so. I also love Eileen Fisher’s “tipster” section – especially Rebecca; her look is perfection.
What do you think of Eileen Fisher? Do you appreciate her aesthetic?