Goldsign Virtual high-rise jeans
Everlane linen tee | purchased with credits from Everlane
Everlane street shoe | sent from Everlane for review
MM6 Maison Martin Margiela perforated tote | purchased with credits from Forzieri
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I got the Everlane street shoe yesterday (Everlane sent them to me as a gift to review). Here are my first impressions, and also a review of the short sleeve linen tee. Add your own review and ask questions on this post if you have anything to add!
The Street Shoe
– I have a size 8.5, which is a 1/2 size larger than my “regular” shoe size. They fit well, although when I first slipped them on, I was sure they were too big. As I wore them, they seemed to stay on my foot better (the left one slipped off my heel at first), which is weird, because it’s usually the opposite. Maybe, because it was hot and humid yesterday, the (ahem) moisture (ahem) on my feet kept them on better?
I wore them around the house for a couple of hours and then out to run errands yesterday. A little while in, I noticed that the left shoe was rubbing against my left big toe knuckle (if that’s a thing?), not where the toe bends, but at the “beginning” of the toe, if that makes sense. I’ve never had a shoe rub there before, not even the Everlane loafer, which fits similar to these. It was irritating, and honestly, I wouldn’t have been able to wear them much longer without some moleskin or blister block, of which I had none. Thankfully I was finished.
Next time I wear them, I’ll blister block that part of my foot, and/or use some moleskin, because I don’t think it’s a fit issue; they fit fine, and they’re comfortable, generally, other than that rubbing issue. I do think they’ll stretch a little more there with another wear, and then be perfect.
The shoe is so cool, I’m actually tempted to order the white pair, because I REALLY want a white pair of shoes, although now that I have these, I don’t know why. I know the pointy toe is a point of contention for a lot of you because it makes the shoe very narrow, but I think it’s such an interesting, flattering shape, for me especially, given my larger calves. I can wear these with short skirts/dresses and the point elongates my legs. As much as is possible, anyway!
I definitely recommend these, but think they’ll take some breaking in, like the loafer did. Order a 1/2 size up, but prepare to wear them quite a bit around the house at first, to get more a feel for them, before wearing them out.
The linen tee
– I’m wearing a medium, and I wouldn’t want it any smaller. I have rolled up the sleeves a bit because they were sort of wide, if that makes sense, and I didn’t like them on my upper arms. I know a major problem for a lot of you with the linen tees or even the ryan tees is that they’re sheer, but I don’t find them so at all. Maybe I have a higher tolerance for opacity, but I’m wearing this with just a bra underneath (my new favorite t-shirt bra!) and don’t think it’s sheer at all. I would even wear a black or other color bra underneath if I had one. Just for fun…
I love it – BUT – I wish it had raglan sleeves so it was a bit more casual and maybe a rounded hem. I guess I’m looking for a less expensive version of the Joie linen top I love so much (this one – I had one years ago, but accidentally dried it and shrunk it…). Still, it’s a great linen tee, and I recommend it. I hope you enjoyed the side and rear views!
I don’t have any photos yet of the long sleeve linen tee (I got graphite in medium), but the fit is nearly identical, except the neckline is wider (which I like), and of course, it has long sleeves, which I typically wear folded up at my elbow. It’s actually in the laundry right now since I’ve worn it so much, so I’ll let you know next week how it washes.