Eileen Fisher Tussah silk plaid pants | At Eileen Fisher, at Nordstrom
Entireworld recycled cotton tee (small)
I had to go to “the mall” this weekend to return some things (ugh, I hate the mall on the weekends!!) but mostly wanted to stop by Eileen Fisher and try some things on in person, most importantly, these pants. Actually, they were the only thing I tried on; nothing else really appealed to me much in person.
I tried these on in the medium, petite and then the small, regular. In these photos I’m wearing the small regular and when I get them, that is the size I’ll get. I do want to try on the XS, just to see, but I like the sort of slouchy look of the small. The medium petite was shorter, of course, but I didn’t like the way they sat on my hips and fit my legs. They were a little too small, weirdly enough. Eileen Fisher’s sizing is soooooo odd, and I NEVER buy petites in her pants, even though, yes, I am petite.
Anyway, wow. I love these pants. More than my current Elizabeth Suzann silk andy trousers, and cotton canvas andy trousers definitely. I do intend to re-buy the black silk andy trousers in small once I sell my medium pair, because I like them much better in the smaller size, but I’ll pass on the cotton canvas Andy trousers; I’m just not in love with them. I do tend to feel “stuck” sometimes with things I don’t REALLY love though, because I feel like I SHOULD, you know? Everyone else does, so why don’t I?? And it’s easy to get sucked into that with Elizabeth Suzann…
I’d rather have these EF pants right now though – I love the straight fit, and the pockets. The waistband was really comfortable and sits a little lower on me, which I appreciate sometimes. I love a high waist, but not EVERYTHING has to be high -waisted you know??
When Eileen Fisher does another $25 off or other coupon/sale I’ll get these pants. I also have some store credit left on my rewards card, so the price will be a little more palatable. They may even go on sale in a month – that seems to happen frequently with EF.
Well, look at me… navy plaid. Who’d have thought??
I love it.
I like those pants! I’m into plaid pants right now 🙂
The weirdness you mention in regards to “Everyone else likes XYZ Elizabeth Suzann thing” is real. I really wanted to love the Cecilia pants but didn’t keep them in the end even though people go gaga over them. They just weren’t right.
It’s a good reminder that hype is universal, even in slow fashion.
I was going to make virtually the same comment!
Those are PHENOM!!!!
Great pants! Can you tell us more about Tussah silk? How did they wear differently from, say, Eileen Fisher silk crepe? I’ve always wondered, and haven’t had a chance to check it out.
Ooh, I did see those pants in person at Nordstrom’s too. They look great on you. So relaxed and cool. I went ahead and bought the wide leg boiled wool pants from EF at full price. Full price EF can be a little hard to swallow, especially because their sales are so good. But I did it anyway, thinking that I would return them at Nordstrom if they went on sale in the next few weeks. Yesterday I combed through the sale section at EF online, and realized that a lot of sale items were only available in very select sizes, so waiting for things to go on sale isn’t a guarantee either. It’s such a guessing game!
I love the whole look actually! You look great!
Grechen Reiter says
it’s basically raw silk, which i love and think wears beautifully. it doesn’t wash (in the machine) as well as silk crepe though, it tends to fade a bit. i don’t own any EF silk, only elizabeth suzann, so i can’t really speak to how EF silk wears, but i found my ES silk pants to wear wonderfully, they hold up to a lot of wear/washing so well…
the raw silk just has more texture and is a little warmer i think – sort of feels like a light cotton but warmer if that makes sense? i love raw silk!! it’s more “casual” than silk crepe i think, and i like that it’s matte.
Grechen Reiter says
YES! (and can i say how HAPPY i am that you’re back posting?? i missed you!)
EF sale is so hit or miss. things do tend to go on sale quickly, but sizes and colors sell out fast when they do.
i usually try and wait for a $25 or $30 off (which, i got in the mail yesterday incidentally…) and just suck it up. EF is worth full price IMO, so while the point of impact, as it were, is really hard, over time, you really begin to see the value.
Thanks you!! Sounds dreamy. I have some secondhand silk EF pieces, both raw and charmuese and they’ve survived me pretty well! Excited to try this new-to-me material.