Monday February 04, 2013
I was patiently awaiting my Everlane order to arrive all week and finally, it came. And disappointed I was not. I’m even typing this while wearing their cashmere sweater.
I’ve spent the past few years on the path of less is more. A path of an effortless wardrobe that I can always feel like myself when wearing. Quality over quantity. A situation where I’m always wearing “my favorite” items. Everlane seemed to align with those goals of mine.
Here’s my Everlane Invitation link for anyone who wants to check them out! https://www.everlane.com/n/1nu2l6
- The Silk Blouse – white
- The Women’s Cashmere Crew – navy blue
- The Ryan Pocket Tee – atmosphere
- The Box Cut Tee – white
In short I was really happy with everything. I honestly thought that, in ordering 4 items, I’d likely be unhappy with at least 1 of them & need to make a return. But thankfully that wasn’t the case at all!
I’ll go ahead and add my thoughts about each item below in case anyone is interested.
The Silk Blouse
This was the item I was most nervous and excited about because I find sheer things too fussy these days. This was listed as slightly-sheer and wearable with a nude bra. They were right. It’s only a little sheer with an eggshell texture. Paired with a nude bra you don’t even really see the bra outline unlike other sheer silk blouses I’ve owned. I still wear a nude cami with it but I’m a prude.
The fit is great. I went with my usual size of XS. There’s still room in the shoulders without looking too big. The collar isn’t too snug and the sleeves are a good length too. It really met all my “perfection” criteria. I already wore it Saturday under the cashmere sweater. Honestly I want the other colors now especially grey.
Cashmere Crew Sweater
I cannot express how long I’ve been searching for “the perfect” navy blue sweater. I even broke down and bought a not-perfect ¾ sleeve version 2 years ago and recently sold it in a blog sale because I never wore it.
I ordered the sweater in S because I wanted a boxy, loose fit. An XS would have been a nice fitted look while the S was exactly what I wanted in a slightly oversized sweater. The cashmere is pretty nice. It’s very soft and breathable. I will say it’s ever-so-slightly less soft than a pricier cashmere cardigan I have. I paid 3 times more for the cardigan than I did this sweater though so dollar for dollar this met my expectations extremely well! It’s already my new favorite sweater. It’s soft and cozy. Also it’s warm without being bulky.
Onto the T-Shirts!
I knew I’d need to pick up a new summer top or two this year. A few fast-fashion ones fell apart last year. I decided to try Everlane’s tees.
I don’t typically wear t-shirts. I had read one review where a nont-shirt wearer was converted by Everlane’s tees. This is what I was looking for because if I could find tees that I didn’t feel awkward and stuffy wearing it would open up a lot of summer wardrobe opportunities. I had “free returns” so the risk seemed low!
The Ryan Tee
The fabric feels like silk and I can already imagine how cool it must be on a hot summer day. The neck does dip low. Lower than I usually wear but I want to give the cut a chance. I ordered XS so that it wouldn’t dip too low. I shy away from V-necks because I feel they make my shoulders & chest look wide. This has more of a rounded V and the jersey material is opaque so a nude bra is enough under this tee. I think this will be my go-to tee for the hottest of summer days!
The Box Cut Tee
I sized up and got S so it would be a nice boxy top. Glad I did. It’s simple and easy. The cotton is softer than I expected and the sleeves and neck aren’t constricting (I tend to cut necks out of t-shirts because I hate them.) Won’t be doing that with this tee!
And it’s not sheer at all. Miraculous; a white tee I can wear with just a bra and have no worries. Layering up camis & tees in summer is such a nuisance. I might order this in black too. It’s comfortable and the shape feeds my 90’s nostalgia love.
Lastly, I liked that each item had a separate measurement table specific to that item. I’ve complained A LOT about other companies who have just 1 set of measurements that do not accurately reflect all their items. The measurements from Everlane were spot on.
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