Rachel Comey slim legion jeans | size 10
Black Crane print b boat neck cotton top | small
Birkenstock Birko-Flor Arizona Sandals
I ordered this top by Black Crane (and the green one) when they were on sale via Garmentory – I got them both in small. They fit well, but tighten up at my hips, which means they bunch around my waist. Unless I tuck them in. Which is really how I planned on wearing them in the first place. But I’ve been thinking about getting them hemmed so they would fit like they’re “supposed” to on me. Whatever that means…I guess so they look like they do on the models, which never happens LOL. If I’d gotten the medium, they would be too long, and too big around the waist, although they would look nicer “out”. Anyway, I think I’ve decided to leave both of them alone, and just wear them tucked in with these jeans, or layered under my Eileen Fisher dress.
Has anyone taken a look at Nordstrom’s anniversary sale catalog? You probably know I don’t get overly excited about the anniversary sale; I don’t generally buy much, or anything at all, besides a bra. It is a good time to get UGGs on sale if you wear them, or running shoes, and of course, stock up on bras and panties. Otherwise, I’ve never found anything clothing during the sale I couldn’t live without. Doesn’t mean I don’t get sort of excited when it launches and I can shop it early…
I’ll write more about my “beauty regimen” (if you can call it that) next week, but lately my hero item is Thayer’s Witch hazel, which I bought after watching a video on face shaving Adrien posted in the comments awhile ago. I also started using the mad hippie vitamin c serum after watching that BTW; her skin looks SO GOOD.
Luxury brands are buying supply chains…ugh. I have been conflicted for years on the topic of leather, and eating meat in general honestly, and am more inclined than ever to avoid buying new leather at all. We’ve always assumed (although I questioned it recently after learning that in some cases skins are more valuable than meat) that leather is simply a by-product of the meat industry, and we must use it or it will “go to waste,” but now, since meat consumption has dropped globally, luxury brands are seeking to secure their supply chains by buying farms, thereby insuring their supply of calf leather for bags and shoes without relying on the meat industry. This means, of course, that the leather will NO LONGER be a by-product at all, it will be from animals specifically raised to be turned into handbags or shoes.
Guide to essential oils – by reader/blogger Catherine at Walking with Cake.
Misconceptions about conscious consumers – also by a fellow reader/blogger. This is very good – especially the part about how “we think individual actions can change the world.”
Skinny jeans backlash (via WSJ, behind the paywall) – so weird how we follow “trends” without knowing it. I swore off stretchy denim earlier this year because, honestly, I’ve always hated it, but now it seems like it’s a “thing.”
A lot of work this weekend, and next week to get ready for “vacation” the next week. I’ve got some amazing new arrivals going up today on slowre and next week, and launching a membership option for early access to new arrivals (yay!) as well.
What are you doing this weekend? any fun July 4th plans??
This outfit looks great on you!
Thank you for the mention! I also like Thayer’s Witch Hazel and make a toner with it and a bit of lavender oil. Have a great weekend!
Really love that green top! I too struggle with shirts like that being too tight around the hips. I have small shoulders and usually fall between an xs and small in most tops, but my hips are wide (relative to the rest of my body shape, i guess). So if it fits my shoulders/chest, it’s usually too small for my hips. It’s kind of frustrating!
We’re headed to the Lake Tahoe area where my fiance is from for the 4th. SO excited to get out of town and enjoy the sunshine & jump in a lake.
Jean trends are fascinating to me. When I was in high school and aware of clothes for the first time it was all about the low rise bootcut jeans. I was actually quite taken with 100% cotton jeans then because I’ve always had a thing about natural fibers. I had a couple of excellent thrifted pairs of cotton levis that I lived in.
It took me a long time to get on the skinny bandwagon, but now that I’ve been wearing them for a few years, I don’t think I’ll be giving them up. They’ve really become a core part of my style. I am over designer skinny jeans though after the pair of pricey paige jeans I bought lasted only one year. After that they bagged out in weird places. I think the high percentage of stretch and polyester were to blame.
After lots of experimenting I’ve realized I like heavyweight denim that is 98 or 99 percent cotton. Plus you can still get a comfortable skinny jeans fit. That little bit of stretch makes them so much more comfortable and helps them keep their shape for me. Plus they seem to hold up quite well even compared to the 100 percent cotton ones.
Can you post a link to the face shaving video?
Grechen Reiter says
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1SQvO8twcM – sorry, meant to do that…