Elizabeth Suzann Cecilia pants (gift to review from ES) | size 6
Sundry oversized chambray shirt | sold out
The Reformation surplus leather jacket | I bought it on sale last summer
Vince platform oxfords | size down at least a 1/2 size, I went down a full size
Jas M.B. bag
Elizabeth Suzann clyde work pants (gift from ES to review) | size 6
Rag & Bone/JEAN turtleneck
Vince warren sneakers in technical weave (nylon) | size down 1/2 size
I was really inspired to wear more of my Elizabeth Suzann pieces this week after receiving the clyde jumpsuit. I don’t know why I don’t wear my Clyde pants more often; they’re a great weight for cooler weather, and look great with fitted tops. And the cecilia pants are a challenge sometimes, to be honest, because I don’t normally reach for slim black pants on a regular basis. And I wish they fit a little differently and were a teeny bit shorter. I may have the knees taken in a little because that bunching back there sort of drives me crazy (Laurie, did you do that too? Who did that?). But both pants are crazy comfortable, and I always appreciate how great they are whenever I wear them.
And I am really trying to wear my leather jacket. I love it, but it’s really out of character for me; I’d rather wear a sweater or cardigan.
Nada. But Everlane is sending me a pair of their cropped wide leg pants to review for you in advance of their 2/14 launch.
I watched Santa Clarita Diet. It was okay. I liked the husband much better than Drew Barrymore’s character though. Parts were funny, parts were too much. It was entertaining though, and a decent diversion. Haha…can you tell I was rather lukewarm about it? I’m not really into watching TV/movies lately. Mostly because I sit down, and fall asleep!!
Eleanor Snare tried to not buy clothes for a year; here’s how it went. I admire her resolve, and love that she used it as a push to develop her sewing skills, but what really struck me was her statement about how she found new ways of experiencing fashion – comparing shopping to visiting an art museum: you can view and appreciate the “art/fashion” but can’t bring it home with you.
Leah put together a great ethical capsule wardrobe recently. I take issue with the use of the word “capsule” here, because it’s just a smaller, more cohesive wardrobe, but I definitely understand the appeal of “capsules” and appreciate why she used it (the smaller wardrobe is meant to provide a stepping off point). But you know me…I’m anti-capsule 😉 Leah is a fabulous resource for ethical fashion brands that are accessible, and I also loved her posts about ethical fashion brands that are better than Forever21 and Old Navy.
Hope you have a marvelous weekend!
My husband and I watched Santa Clarita Diet over the last week. It was cheesy and funny in a way I didn’t expect. I told my husband that a show about a suburban lady who eats people is the perfect distraction from the Trump administration. 😀 Did you ever watch Deadwood on HBO? Timothy Olyphant was amazing as the sheriff.
And Eleanor’s post was incredibly interesting! Now that I shop ethically, I don’t go shopping in real life much at all. I like the idea of going to look at clothing like it’s art.
I have not had any alterations done on my Cecelia pants. I haven’t noticed the knees bunching but I’ll look out for it. I wore my Clyde and Florence pants this week. I also wore my leather jacket when it was warm enough this week!
I love both of the posts you linked to. I don’t do a lot of bricks & mortar shopping any more except at thrift shops but I do appreciate the fashion as art concept. And I love the list of ethical suggestions. I’ve been looking for a replacement for my fitted black skirt and the one she’s chosen looks perfect!
I did pull the trigger on the white Marlena tank! 🙂
So what sizes did you get of each of those Vince shoes?
Grechen Reiter says
i got a 7 in the oxfords and 7.5 in the warren sneaker – i sort of think i should have stuck with 7.5 in the oxfords though…
i usually wear a size 8 and 7.5 in both my vince blair sneakers
Love you in colour!
Thanks for reading and sharing my post Grechen, and I’m glad you found it interesting. That part was the most exciting for me too – where I realised I could love fashion, take part, and then not have to buy anything!
Thanks again for sharing and PS those khaki pants look great 🙂
Grechen Reiter says
haha! yes, i found myself laughing out loud a few times each episode. mostly when the husband pointed out that she eats people lol – i knew i loved him, but i didn’t recognize him from deadwood. loved that show so much.
Grechen Reiter says
even the knees bunch out on the model’s pants – someone got them taken in, i don’t remember who, and it’s too much work to look back over the archives! i probably won’t do it because those kinds of alterations always make me really nervous…
i’m still interested in the florence pants – i gave my pair to my sister, because they just didn’t fit right; i think i needed a large short instead of the medium. i think they would have been amazing if they fit me better…
It’s weird that the short length is too short for me. I’m 5’3″ and long waisted! I find both the Cecilia and Clyde more versatile in the regular length because I can wear them rolled for a more cropped look and unrolled for less.
I bought the Florence at a sample sale so prior to the release of the different lengths. They hit right around my ankles I think and are perfect. It’s like wearing very glamorous pajama pants!
Hi Grechen Happy Friday!
The striped sweater and khakis is very modern garconne to me, youthful and sweet without being too girly. Perfect fit and looks so comfy- excellent!
Bloomingdales was having 50% off on Wacoal so I bought the short and the grandma pantie w control panel – Thank you! Love knowing that I have these in my drawer for dresses and anytime I need help with moving bits. Bought a new Wacoal bra too, I needed a new black, and just adore when they are ‘freshies’. I’m waiting until it gets warmer and then I would like to get the ES V neck box top, the tunic w the big pocket and the skinny pants or one of her dresses.
I can’t wait until this Invasion of the Body Snatchers ie menopause is over!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend, enjoy the weather by you, it was in the 20’s in NY today.
Thanks for sharing my post! To be honest, I used the term “capsule” because of its appeal right now, but the original title was “starter wardrobe.” I don’t use the capsule concept myself. I’m hoping some if the worst parts of the fad (like the strictness and inadvertent overconsumption) are over now.
Oh gosh, do I hear you about the menopause thing, Gena! I was getting ready to go over and sit with my sick friend today, so I told my husband I was going to take a quick shower first. Well, I overheated so bad after the shower that I had to sit downstairs where the heat was turned down to 60 and cool off with an ice-water! I felt like I needed another shower. 🙁
And as for the “moving bits” part, I had Physical Therapy this week for my Achilles (which has affected my back. Big boot = Off balance = Pain), and my therapist had me work on core exercises. She kept saying “Pull in your belly,” to which I yelled “My belly IS pulled in as far as it goes!!!” 😉
Grechen I really love the styling of outfit #1. And I’m not usually a fan of white shoes. I’m confused about which pair of pants you think are too long…the green ones? (I don’t speak EZ!)
Have your Clydes stretched at all, especially at the waist? I also ordered size 6 and my waist is 29 inches and it’s just too snug. It sort of fits but after a few hours I wish they were a size bigger. You mentioned before that your waist is 31 inches… I wonder if mine were cut too small. I did order a short and not regular because I wanted them cropped like on the models but should’ve gotten a regular because the rise is also shorter and I feel like I would’ve done better with a bigger rise, so I’m looking to order a new pair but confused about the waist measurements. I’m afraid size 8 might be too big in the hips.