HELMUT Helmut Lang leggings | several years old, no longer available
Everlane Cashmere turtleneck | size medium
Everlane street shoes | gift from Everlane to review
Everlane Petra tote
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I’ve had this Everlane cashmere turtleneck for a few weeks and have worn it a hand-full of times; I put it on and never want to take it off. I ordered a medium because I wanted it to be loose and long, and as you can see, it is. The sleeves are long, the body is long on me, almost tunic length, but it’s still rather streamlined, which gives it a nice shape; still slim.
Oh, and I read this article over the weekend about Linda Rodin:
Do you wear much makeup?
Just lipstick. I wear hot colors. My mother would drive us to school in her nightgown, and I remember her backing out of the driveway while putting lipstick on. Now I get it. I feel so naked without it. I wore eye makeup in the ’60s and ’70s. Now and then I’ll put on clumpy Maybelline mascara, which I love.
This particular question spoke to me, mostly because 1. I am out of mascara and am kind of tired of spending $30 on it and 2. I got this amazing Lipstick Queen lipstick a few weeks ago and don’t wear it as often as I should. Also, it sort of goes without saying, but if it’s good enough for Linda Rodin, it’s good enough for me – she looks so confident, comfortable, and happy. Of course, she probably slathers on her Olio lusso like it’s going out of style…
Anyway, all weekend, I wore only lipstick and a little mascara. No makeup. I don’t wear much makeup anyway, only Amore Pacific CC cream, when I do, but I still felt sort of free-er. Like Linda herself gave me permission to let go. I don’t need much, and I’ve always been happier with my more “natural” (lazy, maybe?) look. But I do appreciate the sophistication color on my lips gives me. I may start to get used to it…over the years, I’ve tried to wear color on my lips, but have never felt very comfortable doing it. Now, I will just do it; fake it till you make it. (that was my lesson from meditation this morning, interestingly enough..)
I want to add a note here on the new chunky knit – as I mentioned, Everlane sent me a new black chunky knit cardigan to review since I was a little disappointed in how much last year’s version pilled. It got very cold here over the weekend, so I basically wore it the entire weekend except yesterday during the day, when I wore the cashmere turtleneck. It’s too early to tell if it will pill, but I can say that so far absolutely LOVE It. I like it much better than last year’s, it does not have a shawl collar, so I need to wear a scarf to cover my neck, but that gives it a much more minimal look, instead of the “grandpa cardigan” look of last year’s. It’s also more boxy, which gives it an interesting shape – again, less like you’re wearing your grandfather’s sweater, and more like you’re wearing an architectural, interesting, minimal, cozy black cardigan.
I’ll try to get a picture of it sometime this week, but it’ll be a busy one, so I can’t guarantee anything! Hope you have a beautiful week planned!!