no, I’m not actually wearing this – it’s back in the upper 90’s again here 🙁
Everlane square mockneck (medium)
6397 Shorty Jeans (100% cotton, size 28) | from last year
No6 Clogs | via Garmentory, purchased with credits I earn
(if you use my referral link to sign up for an account you’ll get a $20 account credit and so will I)
I received my Everlane jeans yesterday (I ordered the mid-rise skinny, ankle length, size 29 – which is my “normal” denim size) and at first glance, was sort of impressed by how thick they were, but alas, I could not assess them any further because I couldn’t get them over my calves. So, back they went. Reason number 5 million why I’m sticking with 100% cotton and only straight legs and from brands I know work for me. Mona left a comment on last week’s post saying she loves the pair she got though, so I think people are really liking them and they’re worth a try if you’re looking for more sustainable denim.
The boyfriend style seems to have been the most popular, but I wasn’t interested in that style since I have THE BEST PAIR of black boyfriend jeans EVER, which I’m wearing above. They’re 6397 Shorty jeans in 100% cotton and they could not be more perfect on me.
I did also receive the square mockneck top in medium I’m wearing above and love it. The neck is a bit big; I wish it was available in a v- or crew-neckline, but otherwise, I love that the shorter length and swingy style.
THE ENTIRE BOTTOM LEFT OUTFIT PLEASE!!!!! Ugh. Why does it have to be so good. And what are those pants??? I’ve been looking for a sweater/kimono just like the Rebekka since I got rid of a similar one by Zara a few years ago. I wore the heck out of that thing. My issue with the ES version is that it’s cotton/linen so not very warm for winter. Warm enough, I guess, for fall and spring, but I do sort of wish it was alpaca or a wool blend.
Anyone getting something from the Elizabeth Suzann knits release next week? What do you have your eye on?
Nothing says “relaxed rich person” like a T-shirt from LA’s James Perse – whatever *rolls eyes*. Maybe, but I’ve been trying, and I can’t find a better t-shirt out there.
Eco-Friendly Vegan leather made from pineapples – In case you weren’t already aware, most “vegan” leather is not very eco-friendly (it’s plastic basically), so brands and companies who care are always trying to find alternatives. This is very intriguing. I’d like to see/feel it in person.
Jumpsuits as dystopian fashion?
Leah does it again…and this time she tackles the “A” word. I don’t talk about politics or current events much here; I just don’t really feel comfortable with it, although I have very strong opinions and usually never tire of making them known. Until recently. I had to stop watching the news and discussing politics with my husband leading up to and now after the election because we had/have such different perspectives/opinions. I am of a different “opinion” than the rest of my family also, and most of Texas TBH. Haha.
Talk about not fitting in.
I can’t say I’m grateful for the 2016 election, or the outcome, but I have tried to use it as a teaching opportunity, and a way to push myself to realize that we all come from different perspectives and backgrounds and that while yes, there are some people who are just WRONG (ahem, white supremacists, neo nazis, etc.), most Americans are just trying to do what they think is right for themselves and their families in the best way they know how. (you may remember I posted this article from WANT a while ago, and it was instrumental in making me realize that there are actual people, with stories, behind movements).
Anyway, Leah articulates this better than I can, especially around such a fraught subject, something I very easily get worked up about. It’s worth a read, and keeping in the back of our heads when we start to get angry with people who disagree with us on the topic – or any topic, really. Thank you Leah for writing this.
So glad I saw this! Mine were supposed to arrive in the mail today (late, due to Irma), and there they were, sitting on my doorstep. I’m not quite sure why UPS/USPS/FedEx don’t knock on the door at my house.
Anyway, I tried the skinnies in the mid- and high-rises in my normal 28. The mid-rise were way to tight in the hips, but left a huge gap at the waist (def going back). The high-rise pair seems better in the hips/waist (though there is still a gap at my waist) but has strangely loose knees and calves. The calf-part looks nothing like the ones on the models. I may exchange for an ankle to see if that helps. Also awaiting a pair in the mail from Madewell that I tried on in store, but held off on buying since I wanted to see the Everlane ones too. I want to support a company who is focused on ethics, but I also want to only keep things that are *perfect* so they will have a longer life in my home.
I’m really into ES’s knit shell in Sage and will probably go for that… I had the exact same thoughts as you about the kimono. PERFECT if it were in wool or alpaca, but cotton/linen does not really work for me for the coming months! In any case, I’ll probably go with the Madelyn or Cardiff jacket from Only Child to fulfill my coat dreams this year.
Did you sell your shorty jeans on Slowre that were size 29???
Grechen Reiter says
yes! i still have a pair in size 28 that i haven’t worn in a while – they’re NOT 100% cotton and a little snug on my calves. i may put those up there…
The bare knit wear kimono is in wool and has a similar feel to the ES one. It’s in The Garment Life special right now. Not sure I’ll be getting any ES knits…saving for the new signature release! I bet those pants are silk Florences in navy.
yes – they do look like navy florences in a short length. i think the drape of the kimono is giving them a flared look. i have the the navy silk as well, and they are just so yummy. i still haven’t washed them after dozens of wears because the color is so rich – i’m afraid that it will fade.
i am still so confused as to how 100% cotton can be comfortable – on the calves or anywhere else? i need my jeans to have 1-2% stretch in order to feel like i can lounge in them. as someone who works from home, i can’t imagine wearing anything that doesn’t move with my body.
I’m in love the the black Elise dress! But I’d like to know how the sizing runs. Very tempted by the kimono as well. I have an older ES kimono in wool that I wear all the damn time in the fall and winter (and early spring). I think the lighter version would be perfect to layer over all my Georgia t’s. But I’m balking at the price and my hope for a raw silk version of the Lara top with the Signature collection release.
Hope the packing goes well!
I think the Racked nailed the James Perse aesthetic! NB, JP is the most represented brand in my closet, and I’m about as far from LA style, or being a relaxed rich person, as they come.)
Relatedly (really, bear with me!), a few months ago I saw Kurt Russell in an airport lounge. He was wearing jeans and a t-shirt, so nothing overtly fancy and in overall effect he appeared a little scruffy, but even if you didn’t recognize him, he clearly looked like ‘rich Hollywood dad.’ It was a combination of clearly excellent skincare (maybe some surgical tweaking? maybe not? which is, I think, exactly the idea if you’re going to get work done), a really expensive haircut, and good living (i.e., private yoga or pilates, some green juice, better healthcare than the rest of us) that you just don’t get from putting on expensive-ish clothes. I’ve always thought that JP has tried to tap into that look.
love those jeans on you!
I prefer the Bare Knits V neck alpaca sweater sold on their website….just hesitating pulling the plug…do I NEED the sweater…not sure yet…
Grechen…love those jeans on you!!
I definitely think JP has the west coast rich person look which is relaxed, comfortable, and fairly natural (not too much make-up/obvious plastic surgery & avoiding flashy labels…basically the opposite of the Kardashians, despite the fact that they live in CA). It is basically just east coast prep, but with v-necks and sweats instead of polos and khakis.
I also have quite of bite of JP in my closet, it is comfortable, quality, and in my head I can pretend I look like the epitome of casual sophistication (never mind that in reality it looks like I left the house in my pjs without doing my makeup, urbane I am not).
I was curious as to what you’d think of the new mock neck tops from Everlane. I bought one in navy and really like it a lot. Those jeans do look great. I’m in the market for any right now, but I’ve added 6397 for my shopping reference list in the future.
Ordered my usual size 28 in Everlane denim, I couldn’t zip them up, I had a good 2 inch gap….
Just thought I’d pipe in and say that I, a woman, bought the men’s slim fit jeans and they are AWESOME. I generally fit pretty well into men’s pants as I’m a bit of a drainpipe(uh…a size 12 drainpipe 🙂 ) and the small amount of stretch makes them fit and feel great and the denim is light and soft and looks lovely. If you look at the website, the jeans look AWFUL on the men. They look like womens jeans to me. If you give it a go, just remember, they are actual size- I wear a Womens 31/32 depending on manufacture (31 in Levis, for example) and I bought the 34×32 and they rock. I bought both the dark denim and the black and they fit exactly the same. I’m going to go back for the same in 30 inseam and wear the heck out of them. I think they are WAY better than the boyfriend fit. Best of luck!
Grechen Reiter says
oh, thanks so much for the suggestion/feedback! great idea…and glad those worked out for you 🙂
Hello everyone, thanks for the shout out. I have an update on the Everlane mid rise skinny. My usual size 25 was awesome for .. a few hours then it felt too big: they acted like 100% denim and stretched. so I am no going one size smaller. I do love the thickness but baggy skinny jeans are not a good look 🙂 I want black jeans now that I see them on you styled so well.
I did the same thing, except in the men’s straight because I tend to favor more of a straight jean than a skinny. I’m on the fence about keeping them though. They just look a little off in the waist. I am not a drain pipe (I’m 5’5″ 135 with 39″ hips, 23″ upper thighs, 28″ waist). I started with the mid-rise skinny in a 29 and I kept them. The fit is pretty good, but they are SKINNY – made for stick legs. There’s a bit of a gap at the top at the waist. I almost returned them because of the legs, but if I size up, the waist won’t fit. I’ve worn, washed, and dried them a couple times and the legs already look better a bit broken-in.
After looking at the boyfriend slim, the waist/hip/thigh ratio looks even worse for my shape. So I thought I’d look at the men’s sizing to see if they may work. An aside – I love how Everlane provides clear, detailed size charts for each individual garment. It’s rare I have to return anything for sizing issues. I used the charts to try and figure out what might fit best from the men’s denim line. I went with the 30×30 straight. They sort of makes my belly look poochy, and I don’t have a poochy belly. So, they’ll probably go back, it’s just a little too much fabric at the waist for my figure.