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Everlane Review: Cotton Sweater Crew + Street Shoe

I've been a fan of Everlane for a while, and was excited when two items I'd been eyeing popped up on sale. Hop on this way for a review....

Cotton Sweater Crew in Extra Small

This sweater, which is currently up to 30% here, is 100% Pima Cotton, with a slouchy fit. As you can see in the photo below, it is longer in the back than in the front. 

The knit is on the thinner side, which is nice for layering under jackets, and was soft right out of the box. 

The Everlane website describes it as having a "dry handfeel" which makes me laugh and isn't how I've ever heard clothing described, but darned if they aren't right.

Close up of the knit. Dry handfeel for days.
 I doubled down on the looser fit of the sweater and paired it with equally loose pants. I think it would also look great with skinny jeans. Overall, I think this is a versatile sweater, and I was very pleased with it.
Pants: Splendid (these are also comfy looking)
Shoes: Paul Green

Street Shoe 

On the other hand, I was not thrilled with the Street Shoe. The leather quality is nice, as is the color, but these shoes are too clunky for my tastes. They made me feel like I was stomping around when I tried them on and ultimately I am after a sleeker shoe - so back these go. That said, they fit TTS, and are also on sale.

View from up top.

View of the contrasting sole.

Well, one out of two ain't bad.

Review: Stuart Weitzman Rockerchic Boot

Update 10/12/16 - The Rockerchic are now on sale for 30% off here.
Hello legs.
My journey to becoming an OTK boot owner has taken a while. I love the look now but was worried that this might be a trend that would look dated in another year - I didn’t want to purchase, only to have my affection fade. On top of that, there are a lot of options at widely different price points: flat or heeled, suede or not, here or there, now or later! (Ok, maybe not those last two.)
Stuart Weitzman is a clear leader in the field and it sometimes feels like every blog in existence has featured the Lowland or Highland boots, but I didn’t want to pay $800 + tax! I am sure they are very lovely boots, but I can’t do it. 
I knew I wanted suede and a color that wasn’t black. I ultimately ended up purchasing the Stuart Weitzman Rockerchic in Fossil Suede, which I am very pleased with. These are not cheap (retailing for only $100 less than the Lowland and Highland), but unlike those two, these can be found on sale! In fact, the Rockerchic boots are 50% off here, in limited sizes, and in two different colors and with more sizes, on 6pm.com.

The box came with a piece of rubber that I assumed was excess packaging - it turned out, it cleans the suede haha - so don't throw yours out!
I love these boots. They are buttery soft and cool as hell. The cut is slouchier than the Lowland, and they have a loose fit around the leg. However, they are uniformly baggy (if that makes sense) and don't start tight around the ankle and then flare out. I typically prefer flats to heels, and I knew that if I purchased a flat boot, I was much more likely to wear them casually. The shaft height is 23 inch, and I found that these boots fit TTS.

I'll have to learn how to keep these clean.....
I read a few reviews that said these boots were not OTK, but they are on me (I'm 5'2''). When I wear them with jeans, they stay up just fine. With just thin socks they don't slouch too much but I could see them becoming looser as they break in. I can also push them down to be below-the-knee boots if I choose.

Giving Artists their Due

NYFW was a few weeks ago, and every year I wait ever-so-patiently during the week, and then binge hundreds of runway photos on Saturday morning while still in my pjs. This year, I was reminded of two of my favorite short videos, which give an inside look at the insane amount of work than can go into the business of fashion. (These are both for couture collections, rather than ready-to-wear, but who cares).

These videos make me want to learn how to sew! It is magical the way that these artists are able to manipulate cloth, thread and gems into the final products.            

Here is another great video from Dior, 2011:


I recently watched Dior and I, and will post a review soon.