Everlane Cotton/Linen sleeveless top | $40 (size small, purchased with credits from Everlane)
Eileen Fisher harem pants | sold out, plus-size at Nordstrom
Robert Clergerie Frazzia sandals | some sizes on sale at La Garconne
Admonish curved zipper tote
Margot Wolf necklace
So, this Everlane cotton/linen top isn’t one of their new arrivals, but I just now ordered it with my large modern backpack (which is amazing, BTW). I’m making an effort to add in more “blouses” & “shirts” to my wardrobe FULL of t-shirts and v-necks lately, so I decided to give this one a try. I’ve tried all the other Everlane shirts with not-so-great results (too big up top and too small around my hips), so I had mixed expectations for this one. I ordered a small, and am very pleased with it.
However. I will have to take it to my new BFF (my tailor) and get the underarms/sides taken in a bit because it’s still too big there. But since this one fits well around my hips (as opposed to the other Everlane shirts I’ve tried), I think it’s worth it to make that small alteration; it should make a big difference in the fit.
Finally. A couple of hits for Everlane. I’ll write a separate post on the backpack, but at first glance I like it a lot. I was worried the large would be much too big on me, but it’s not. The slimmer silhouette makes it not so bulky looking, while still able to hold a ton. I will primarily use it as a carry-on for traveling, but I’m not averse to using it to carry my laptop & extras when I go work at my local coffeeshop.
And in case you didn’t see, Everlane launched new “micro-rib” tees today. Eh. I was intrigued, but honestly, I can’t think of why I would need one of these right now. They look nice and lightweight, and I appreciate the longer length, but I am really concerned about how well they’d hold up to wash/wear.
Which leads me to another point I’ll also elaborate on later, but I’ve been thinking a lot about reviews, and my responsibilities as a “reviewer.” I use online reviews all the time to make decisions, and I know that one of the most important services I provide here is giving my honest opinion of items I buy or have been given to review. BUT. I am frustrated that it seems like most of the “reviews” I read are posted in the euphoric moments after a person has just tried their piece on for the first time. You know that moment; when you try something on and you’re convinced you’ve found THE ONE. Finally. Everything is perfect.
And don’t even get me started on bloggers who receive things and review/wear them once and use phrases like “the perfect ________” Or roundups of the top five best whatevers according to whoever based mostly on initial fit and or just seeing a piece online. How do we know how the item holds up to wear? How long will it last? Do we ever see those items again?
I know I’ve done it too. I’m not immune to getting caught up in the euphoria of the “find.”
I’d like to do better though. To that end, I’m going to be posting “year-later” reviews, or years later, in some circumstances, of some of my favorite things and not-so-favorite things, featuring honest looks at fit, wear, and how they hold up to washing. Coming soon 🙂
Incidentally, if you’re interested in more Everlane reviews, this post has a LOT of reader comments on what they’ve bought and quite a few comments on how pieces have held up to wear, etc., It’s a WEALTH of Everlane information! Please read through them and add your own if you have any.
Happy Monday!! Hope you have a beautiful week!!!