Elizabeth Suzann Silk Florence pants (gift to review) | Size large, short – OLD SIZING
Ilana Kohn Phoebe top (purchased w/credits from Garmentory) | small, bone
No6 clogs (link goes to similar, mine are sold out)
Transience Swing Bag (gift to review from the designer)
(sorry for the creepy smile! I can’t open my mouth very wide…)
I’ll post a full recovery update tomorrow, but basically I feel great, normal even, except for all this shit in my mouth!
I did wash my hair yesterday finally, and went out to the post office and Whole Foods, and am going out again today – to treat myself to a manicure. I’ve basically worn my Florence pants most days for the last week or so. I think I washed them when we came back from our road trip, but they’re not dirty, so I haven’t washed them again. I said in reply to val on Instagram that I think these are miracle pants (I guess it’s the silk); they don’t seem to get dirty or show anything at all. I’m not particularly careful when I wear them, but then again, I won’t wear them if I’m cooking or working outside…
I ordered the Ilana Kohn shirt a while ago to have a light, short, boxy top to wear with these pants, and other pants/bottoms that need a shorter top. I love it, and am very pleased by the quality, fit, and style. It’s my first real Ilana Kohn piece (I’ve had some come through slowre) and I like it a lot. It’ll be in the 70’s today and sunny (thank goodness!) so I’m excited to wear it.
I’ll have a full review of the bag for you next year, along with a nice deal, and the clogs – I haven’t worn them out of the house yet, it’s generally been cold here and I don’t default to clogs like I used to, I default to sneakers, so it’s rare I choose to wear these. I don’t know why I got them, honestly. I mean, I do, I LOVE THEM, but I’m not sure I’ll keep them long term. I’ve had a lot of No6 clogs over the years, and I wore the hell out of most of my pairs, but in the last several years they’re just not my thing anymore.
It makes me really happy that every piece of my outfit is by a small, independent female designer. Honestly, one of the things I set out to do with Grechen’s Closet in the very beginning was showcase small designers, and I’m really pleased that I’ve been able to do that.
(what I wore yesterday, before I washed my hair and the sun came out)
Elizabeth Suzann Silk florence pants
Elizabeth Suzann wool harper sweater (gift to review) | no longer available
AllBirds wool loungers
I don’t normally do the wide over wide silhouette, but tried it with this outfit and think it works – it doesn’t look as bad as I thought it would! I’ll take another shot of this outfit the next time I wear it, not in front of a dirty mirror and with more light 🙂
Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot about the Everlane post yesterday, and what I said about the “cult” of Everlane. It might have been a rather unfair characterization. I felt like I was sort of in a cult, the way I was treating the brand, and honestly I see that many others treat it the same way, but I also acknowledge that it really works for a lot of you, and I appreciate that.
The moment I wrote that though, the “cult” thing, in my head I thought, “well, what about Elizabeth Suzann? She has a somewhat manic following too.” And it’s true, I was stunned that the grab bags sold out so fast, and I know that many of the pieces will end up for sale because of the huge resale market. Not a bad thing, just interesting.
I was SO TEMPTED by the grab bag, I’ll admit. I thought it would be a great way to “treat” myself to a fun surprise after all this, and was really thinking about ordering the dresses/jumpsuits one, but talked myself out of it. I have my eyes on quite a few ES pieces for next year (I’m budgeting to add one piece a quarter – more on that later) and I’d much rather use the money for the grab bag on that – on one piece I know I want – rather than three that may or may not work out.
Anyway, I’d like to discuss this later, in another post all its own, but it’s true that fashion items, brands, and designers very often appeal to our inherent tribal nature and we end up segmenting ourselves into said tribes. I don’t think that’s a bad thing (it’s natural to do that), but it is interesting to think about why we do it. Definitely some of us are more prone than other to it LOL – I’ve belonged to the tribe of James Perse for more than a decade! It’s hard won, though, because I pretty much know that any JP item I buy will work for me and be in my wardrobe long term. Which is also true of Elizabeth Suzann. For me.
Happy Thursday 🙂