Wah! While getting dressed this morning, I discovered a big hole in my favorite linen top. The fabric disintegrated where my right arm rubs against the side of my body. I’m not surprised given how frequently I wear this top. I bought it pre-owned about one year ago. It’s been an every day staple in my closet since. I wore it on it’s own in the summer and under sweaters in the winter. Sad to see it go, but it lived a good life. I hate the idea of wasting precious linen fabric though… trying to think of ways to repurpose the material. Any ideas?
I kept my color palette light today. I was initially hesitant about pairing a cool toned white with a warm toned white, but after snapping this OOTD photo, I think it actually looks OK.
So I emailed Everlane to complain about the button on my winter puffer falling apart and they very graciously offered to replace it with the newer version. They are letting me keep my old puffer until the new one comes in after I told them that I only had one winter jacket and couldn’t go a single day without one. Once the new one comes in, I’ll send back the old one. I guess they want to inspect it. Overall I liked the old puffer. The design is good, but aside from the button falling off, I didn’t like how the loose fabric around the zipper would get jammed into the zipper. This happened a few times and resulted in me crawling out of my zipped up puffer to take it off. Then I had to yank at the fabric to free up the zipper. This never tore the fabric but it caused me to be very slow and cautious whenever zipping up which became a daily annoyance. It looks like the new version has the fabric stitched down flat around the zipper to prevent this from happening. My old puffer was the first generation winter puffer made by Everlane, and it seems like the newer versions have a lot of upgrades, like a larger hood, fleeced lined pockets, better insulation, etc… so I’m looking forward to being able to compare them.
When I logged onto the Everlane website to make the complaint, I found out I had $125 in store credit that I had forgotten about! I hadn’t logged in for many weeks. I combed the entire website looking for something to buy with that credit, but honestly I didn’t want anything. I did want a more functional wallet though, and spent a lot of time debating over the zip up square wallet. It isn’t exactly what I want, especially since the black one was sold out, but it’s good enough, so I went ahead and bought the silver colored one with store credit. Silver is a little crazy for me. But we’ll see… I’ll let ya’ll know what I think when it comes in. Stay tuned!
[outfit: old zara knit sweater (5+ years old), pre-owned black crane corduroy carpenter pants, arizona birkenstocks]