Eileen Fisher organic linen wide leg pants (gift from Eileen Fisher to review) | size small petite
Everlane V-Neck linen tee | medium
Eileen Fisher clogs
So, here’s a nice Friday outfit for you, or Thursday, as it were (it’s what I wore yesterday). I wear these pants all the time; they’re even great for wearing at home, since they have pockets, which means I can wear them to walk Dagny. This Everlane linen tee is great, but the v is SO deep and wide I have to be careful when bending over or leaning in at all, you can see all the way down my shirt when I do. It’s held up nicely to a lot of wear/washing, but the seams at the neck fold up, which I find very annoying. All the Everlane tees do that though, linen or not.
I spent some time trying things on at Eileen Fisher a couple days ago, and I talk more about that later, but these shoes were one of the things I came home with. I’d been looking at these Rachel Comey clogs, because I wanted a pair of black, lower heel clogs, and saw these on sale at Eileen Fisher. I sized down a half size, so they’re a little snug, but the size 8 was a bit big right off, and I’ve had bad luck with slides like this stretching and becoming so big I can’t wear them anymore for my foot sliding forward. So far so good with these, and I like the look, still sort of “flat” since they’re platforms, but easy to walk in, and they give me a little height.
And just in case you were wondering what happens when you take your own pictures and it’s SUPER-windy outside:
This. You end up with this – I can’t help but think of a certain movie character here…there’s just SOMETHING about my hair in this picture…
I hope that gave you a laugh 🙂 It made me LOL for sure…
Happy Friday!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be away from home next week in Arkansas, but will have some posts scheduled, and will probably pop in here and there (I can’t really stay away for too long…).
I have a similar pair of EF cropped linen pants (mine are drawstring, though) that I LOVE for summer. The pockets are amazing!! I often change in to them to wear around the house in the evening, or throw them on to run errands first thing in the morning if I’m planning to wear something more elaborate later in the day but don’t have the energy/desire to get fully dressed for the grocery store.
I am short but I have the regular size and the hem falls just below my ankle, so the fit is standard vs. cropped.
Also think that EF sizes are bananas, beyond normal vanity sizing. I am not an XS person, not by a long shot. I fluctuate between S and M (or the corresponding number sizes), usually sizing up when a garment is labeled “petite”. That’s my only complaint about the brand. Although I no longer place a lot of value on the labeled size of things, especially when almost everything I buy had to be altered, it still feels kind of manipulative that EF is so consistently out of whack with commonly accepted sizing. If that is a sales strategy, does it even work? Does feeling like you’re a size or two smaller than last week actually influence consumers to buy a garment they might otherwise be on the fence about (it’s too expensive, I already have one in this color, whatever)?
Grechen Reiter says
oh, yeah, EF sizing is ALL over the place. I’ll talk about that more later in my post about what i tried on, but i ran the gamut from XS to XL. most of the time in petites, i need a petite large, or petite XL
i can’t understand why the sizing discrepancies, honestly. i feel like a lot of it could just be the difference in cut and materials – styles and fabrics always fit differently. and i’d like to think that EF wouldn’t engage in vanity sizing, but who knows. i’ve never cared what the number is on the tag, as long as the item fits…it’s silly, really, to cater to that.
I’m SO torn on whether or not to spring for a pair of cropped wide-leg pants (I can’t even call them culottes! Childhood associations. ) But I love the Eileen Fisher linens, and a pair of white denim Madewells. IDK…Maybe I’ll ruminate on it for a few days. The white ones would be cute with all of my striped tops and my Charlotte Stone slides, or Converse.
They used to be so consistent, but the dress I bought for my daughter’s graduation couldn’t be worn and I have to return it. That makes me MAD!
Very nice! Love the whole outfit. The Everlane VNeck didn’t fit me right. I was disappointed as I loved it. But the round neck linen T fit like a dream. The V looks great on you. I never thought in a million years that I’d say this but cropped wide leg pants rock once you find the right pair (Everlane’s worked for me)! I wear mine with an EF shoe too lol (an ankle wrapped pointy toed flat). And I’m short and round. I do have birdie ankles though so I always feel like I look a little thinner exposing some ankle and wrist. Love your clogs too!
Interesting, I saw the EF sizing discussion above and my experience is completely the opposite. I take a PS pretty consistently except for sweaters (PXS is a better fit). I’ve gotten some great deals on Poshmark because the sizing works so well for me. But maybe it’s because I’m pretty one note with EF. I mainly buy vicose jersey pieces, silk tanks and sweaters. And if a PS doesn’t fit me right, a PM won’t be any better, usually means that style is not right for my body. I realized this after some massive trying on sessions at Macy’s when I first started wearing the brand. It could be the non-stretch or knit items are more inconsistent. Or I’ve found the regular sizing (non-petite) to vary more. The regular sizes are typically way too long on me anyway even if I size down.