**Just so it’s SUPER CLEAR, this is a sponsored post. I’ve talked about and worn EILEEN FISHER for years though (since 2013) and while the company did send me some linen pieces to review several years ago, I have never done a direct, paid collaboration with them, so when I saw this opportunity, I didn’t think too hard about taking it. I have received gifted product and will be compensated for this post and for a few social media posts. I wasn’t told what to say, and nothing was approved before posting. This is 100% my opinion.**
As I mentioned, I’ve been wearing EILEEN FISHER for years, and consider the brand my go-to for ethical & sustainable basics. I’ve also converted my mom, step-mom and sister to EILEEN FISHER which I’ve found very rewarding. Funny story: my mom was concerned about what to wear to my nephew’s graduation ceremony because she knew that she, and both my sister and step-mom would be in head-to-toe EILEEN FISHER and she didn’t want them all to be too matchy. It was cute, and yes, they did all sort of wear a variation of black slouchy pants and a silk tunic or striped sweater LOL.
And I probably don’t need to work very hard to convince you guys how wonderful EILEEN FISHER is either, but humor me for a second 🙂
Why EILEEN FISHER?
In the beginning, it was the harem pants. Remember the harem pants? I fell hard for those and wore them until I just didn’t want to wear them anymore. Then they went to a new home. Eventually, they came back to me via slowre and THEN went to another new home! That’s how great they held up over the years.
But what drew me into the brand first, was that style of pant. It took awhile for me to find many other styles that appealed to me though; the brand did have, shall we say, a certain demographic appeal with which I wasn’t quite ready to be associated.
It was when I started reading more about the brand and Eileen’s commitment to sustainability and ethical production that everything started to click for me. That, and I started to find more and more items I’d be happy to add to my wardrobe – I do think she started a concerted effort several years ago to widen the brand’s overall style appeal, while still staying true to her ideals to create timeless pieces that would work for every body type and lifestyle. I got older too haha.
Today, if I identify a hole in my wardrobe (there aren’t many…), I try to fill it first at EILEEN FISHER. I wanted a grey long sleeve t-shirt: EILEEN FISHER. Jeans: EILEEN FISHER (although I didn’t end up keeping my EF jeans – I found them way too stretchy). Black slim pants: I have my eye on this organic cotton pair by EILEEN FISHER.
I start at EILEEN FISHER because I know I will find something that is ethically made, sustainable, and high quality. Fabric is also very important to me, and I appreciate that the brand uses recycled fibers as much as possible, in addition to quite a bit of organic cotton. And it’s accessible; I can go to my local store (luckily, I have one near me!) or Nordstrom and try things on and see them in person. Plus, although I’ve decided not to add any new animal fibers to my wardrobe, I would make an exception if I needed to for EILEEN FISHER’S responsible wool, recycled cashmere, or alpaca because I trust the source and commitment of the brand.
I do sincerely hope that if you haven’t looked at EILEEN FISHER lately, or not at all, you will whenever you need to add anything new to your wardrobe. The one thing I will say that is tough about the brand though is sizing; I find that I usually need to try on multiple sizes before I find the right fit. Generally I’m a small, and even though I’m only 5’3″ I don’t normally buy petites. Some pieces require a lot of trial and error to get right, but when you do, it’s worth it.
So, on to my new, gifted items:
Eileen Fisher Recycled cotton twill sweater (small) | GIFT from the brand
Mother Denim The Thrasher 100% cotton jeans
Hansel from Basel socks (the specific ones I’m wearing seem to be sold out)
Nicora vegan clogs
Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Fluff Boyfriend Cardigan (small) | GIFT from the brand
Eileen Fisher Organic cotton slub melange shirttail top (small) | GIFT from my father 🙂
I haven’t had either of these sweaters for very long (they just arrived yesterday), so look for more outfits/information about them in the coming weeks. So far, though, I’m very happy with them and they’ll fit quite nicely into my wardrobe. (plus they’re both on sale…).
Thank you for reading this sponsored post, and supporting the brands I choose to work with; it sustains me, in more ways than financially 🙂
Oh, and I’m going to do another story today on instagram if you’re interested in seeing my awkward social media/video skills.
Now…just for fun, what is your oldest EILEEN FISHER piece?? I bet a lot of you have me beat – five years is baby years for the brand!! What is your favorite EILEEN FISHER piece? What’s the story behind it?