The past couple of weeks have been way too busy over here (big changes at work and a possible relocation to Brooklyn is in the works!)… But now I’m back and have a few closet updates to share.
The picture above shows all the tops I wore this past week. Notice the 3 linen tops? They’re all secondhand EF shell tops, slightly cropped. They feel very airy without the frumpy factor seen with EF’s longer tunic-y tops. I love the way linen bounces back after each wash. It doesn’t shrink. It contracts.
I also bought my very first organic by john patrick top (the stripe one in the middle). Love the softness and drape of it. They look tomboy-cute tucked into high waisted anything. Speaking of high waisted, I’ve been trying to find a good pair of secondhand madewell perfect summer jeans. I finally lost enough weight to fit into 27’s again. I have a pair of pre owned size 28, which had fit around the waist but was much too baggy around my thighs. If anyone needs a size 28, let me know.
Big news in the shoe dept again. I used my credit card points to buy a new pair of arizona birkenstocks from Nordstroms this week. This time in taupe suede. The color seems to go with everything! The only problem was that I accidentally bought the soft footbed, which is disappointingly unsupportive. There is a bit of arch support but my feet are craving the beat down of the original hard footbed. Those were sold out everywhere in this color. Sad. I love the color so much though that I ended up keeping them despite the footbed.
And finally, I’ve mastered the everlane day flats. I Macgyver’d my way to a good fit; with a tiny pair of scissors, I cut the elastic band at the heel, discreetly from the inside and voila!, no more dents on my achilles tendons. The elastic heel issue would have been a problem even if I sized up, I think. It’s ridiculous how friggin tight they made it. Seems like Everlane’s Italian shoe makers don’t test their shoes on real people. But I will say they are chic and I still love them.