Hawk and I were playing yesterday and talking about body parts. We got to his belly button and I told him that’s where he was attached to me when he was inside my body. He looked at me for a second as if he understood (he didn’t…) and I nearly lost it.
It’s no secret I’ve been hard on myself about postpartum weight gain and how much my body has changed, but now that I am feeling much better and moving more I can say that I have fully embraced my body as it is now. That doesn’t mean I’m not trying to get back to a more comfortable weight for me, but it does mean that I am rather neutral on how my body looks. This is my body now. I GREW A HUMAN in here. Hawk used to be INSIDE MY BODY. And when you put it that way, how can I not be in awe of my body now, before, forever?
I just can’t seem to give up on jeans though (which have always been hard for me to fit), and decided to try these from Everlane because I LOVE a super-high rise. And I’ve always wanted to try lighter jeans (I figured any stains, etc., will just give them character) so I took a chance on the flax color. Honestly I wish they were even lighter, closer to the canvas color of their new overalls (which I also ordered in a size 12 – remember those Ganni overalls I had – have actually, but I can’t fit into them- ?? I LOVE THEM and wish to replicate them ASAP).
The jeans in the size 32 are comfortable, but that’s because they are a little big once I have worn them for a day or two. I like my jeans to FIT snuggly, but be comfortable (hard to find, I’ll admit), and these could be a little tighter, but I didn’t want to try and switch them out for a 31. I do also wish the leg was a little wider on me, but again my legs are big, so any straight fit is going to look more narrow on me than I’d like.
Overall I’m sort of neutral on them; I think you should try them if you like a high rise, straight leg jean with a little stretch, but maybe size down a size from what you think you should order. I would qualify that by saying that I still have a relatively small waist in ratio to my hips/butt, which is why sizing down would work for me and similar body types, but might not with others. They’re also not AMAZING or anything, so I don’t necessarily recommend them. Like I said – Neutral. haha.
And even though no one asked, I’m still soured a bit on Everlane for reasons I’ve outlined before, and other more recent activities, but I won’t deny that the clothing is accessible to more people and fits many very well. Quite a few of their pieces stand the test of time, hold up nicely, and are work appropriate, which is still very important to a lot of people. I wish they would sharpen up their focus a bit more and tweak some fits to be more modern, for lack of a better term, but otherwise, I’m obviously not quitting Everlane altogether.
Have you continued to buy from Everlane? What are your favorite recent items?