Everlane soft cotton wrap cardigan (small) | purchased with credits I earn at Everlane
James Perse double layered tank dress (size 2) | a few years old
Golden Goose hi-star sneakers | secondhand options at The Real Real
I’m going to make this short and sweet since I’ve waxed poetic OVER AND OVER AND OVER again about my love for James Perse here. I do think it bears repeating though, that no, James Perse isn’t “technically” an ethical or sustainable brand (on par with other brands that I tend to wear/feature), although they do produce as much as possible in the US. But IMO, part of being sustainable and more responsible in our consumption habits (and maybe one of the most important ways?) is choosing items that work for your body/lifestyle, and that are made to stand the demands of multi-year wears and washes so they STAY in your closet.
After more than a decade of wearing James Perse I can absolutely vouch for the brand’s longevity and the garments’ extremely high quality. That is why I continue to wear and buy James Perse.
My very favorite JP pieces are the dresses and t-shirts, but I’ve had great experiences with some pants as well. Here are some of my favorites from the new spring collection, with free shipping on orders over $150 using code VIPSPRING19. Oh, I did try and order the canvas linen jumpsuit to review for you, but they sold out in my size pretty quickly…
Linen tee dress | $195
V Neck Skinny Dress | $225
Fresca Jersey polo dress | $165
Melange Rib skirt | $195
Jennine Jacob says
You scared me! Hadn’t seen an update in IG, and now I had to hunt you down on, well, your BLOG.
haha. Glad to see you’re doing well. <3
I lived in those kinds of dresses from second trimester until birth.. they are so comfy and easy.
I love James Perse too although I have to admit I do feel like it is not necessarily the best fit for me at 5’1″ and a size 10. I feel like it would be perfect if there were petites as well or if I was closer to my healthy weight and could do the size 1 again. I also don’t wear Ts as much as I used to. I wear more linen dresses or tunics with jeans or leggings (even on the weekend) so my Ts stay untouched. I love the supersoft JP sweatshirts and would like to get a new one and I also love my tote (which you turned me on to – it feels so much more substantial and doesn’t pill my clothes like other canvas totes).
I can see how all the ruched dresses in the softer fabrics would be great for pregnancy.
I don’t think we should be so hard on ourselves to be perfect with sustainability. Manufacturing is one thing but overconsumption is driving that demand. I also feel good about purchasing items that keep the work and sewing skills in the US (it is one of the reasons I also like Elizabeth Suzann). I feel the same about agriculture. When I shop for produce, local sustainably grown is my first priority, not organic. It is practical too, the local grown food tastes better and lasts longer as it didn’t have the long travel time to Hawaii.
I like this Everyone jacket on you. Don’t have much James Perse, but I love a cashmere sweater I got on a whim at Nordstrom Rack last September! Best wishes
You look like pure class in this outfit. And comfortable. Love it!
Texas mom says
You look great in the dress/sweater. I smiled when I saw this pic . A nice way to start my day ! It’s so you ! You look fabulous pregnant !
Sarah Winton says
I love James Perse too but it’s a bit out of my price range:)
Cute dress! Never heard of James Perse until I read about the clothes on this very blog! Now have couple pairs of pants, couple sweaters, couple shirts! And got a $300+ Jacket for like $60….the line is so cool and understated! So thank you!!! Best wishes to you and your expanding family!