Everlane Review: Striped Cotton Poplin Shirt Dress

I had been curious about Everlane for quite a while. I learned about Everlane from a blogger who I have followed for several years: Grechen’s Closet. She has been wearing their clothes and providing reviews and feedback on their products for a long time. (You should follow her if you aren’t already.) I checked the Everlane site frequently and often saw products that I liked, but was hesitant to pull the trigger and actually purchase anything. Stores with an online presence only can be a gamble. Returns…  Am I right?

I’m not going to lie…  50% of what I have ordered I have sent back. I’m still working on getting the sizing right. However, the quality of the product that I received in my first order is what made me try again. If it was crap, it would have been dead to me. It wasn’t crap. It was made REALLY well.

I’m sort of in love with this shirt dress. It’s a midi, but has cool slits on the sides and you can wear it unbuttoned to show a little (or a lot of) leg. I wore this to church this past weekend and plan on wearing it to the office this week. I think it would also make a great beach cover-up. So, do I recommend Everlane? Yes. Yes, I do. I foresee additional items making their way into my closet. For sure.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your week goes smoothly.

XOXO,

Ashley

Fancy Finds #18

I’m a yogi. I practice yoga at least twice a week. I’d love to practice more, but you know… Life and other responsibilities. Plus, it’s hard for me to leave the house after coming home and putting on my comfy clothes. I have to do a lot of self-talk to amp myself up to leave. I’m an introvert, and people-ing is hard.

I’ve been practicing yoga off and on for about 6.5 years at this point. I’ve tried all sorts of exercise over the years, none of which I have loved. Some that I loathed. After trying yoga for the first time I knew it was for me. The thing about it that struck me the hardest was that I was able to get out of my head during practice. I don’t know about you, but my mind is ALWAYS going. I feel like I have 1,500 internet tabs open at all times. My brain just won’t shut the hell up. Yoga shut it up. Trying to not fall over and look like a total ass is so good for shutting your brain up.

There are some yoga poses that I’m really good at, and others that I’m not so good at. I’m naturally pretty bendy, but have limited upper body strength. I’ve improved so much from when I first began. My goal is to keep at it, keep getting stronger, and to be a better version of myself: physically, mentally and spiritually.

I could go on and on about the positives of yoga… But what I really wanted to share with you today were some awesome yoga pants. With me practicing 2-3 times a week, I can’t afford $100 yoga pants. I still have to pay the mortgage and buy shoes. My favorite yoga pants are actually from…  Wait for it…  Old Navy. They are the Go-Dry High-Rise Compression Crop Leggings. The compression holds all your giggly bits in and the high-rise hides your lily white fish belly when your shirt rides up while in down dog. Best part? They are under $30.

I’d include a picture, but I’m pretty sure you all know what yoga pants look like. I’ve linked them above.

Result: Two thumbs up!

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XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

Denim Shirt | Black Skirt | Leopard Loafers

Hi friends! Here’s another super basic that I wore to the office last week. Like, I don’t think you could get more basic than this because it’s just three basic items that everyone has in their closet. The math looks like this:

Denim shirt + black skirt + leopard shoes = basic outfit

Thankfully, I don’t work in a super fussy place, so I can get away with calling this “business casual”. If I had to wear a suit to work, I would die. Ew. Just ew.

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Wearing: Shirt – J. Crew Factory, Skirt – Madewell, Necklace – Madewell, Bag – Coach (old), Shoes – M. Gemi, Sunnies – SEE.

PS – Here’s a link to save $25.00 off a pair of M.Gemi shoes. Yes, I’m still a HUGE fan.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

XOXO,

Ashley