Review: Everlane Wide Leg Crop Pant

I finally got my hands on a pair of the Everlane Wide Leg Crop Pants. They were released this spring and immediately sold out. I wasn’t sure about them when they first came out, so as I was pondering them they sold out in about 5 hours. I’ve learned a valuable lesson. Just buy the item you are pondering when it is released and send it back if it doesn’t work. Otherwise, you may miss out on an item completely, or have to wait months for them to restock. The one good thing about me not buying these pants when they were first released is that the black ones were re-released in a TRUE black color, as opposed to washed black.

I ordered two sizes. Many of the reviews I read said that people found them to be tight in the hips, so they were taking a size up from their regular size. I ordered both an 8 and a 10 and kept the 8. I didn’t feel much of a difference between the two sizes. The 10 was slightly more roomy, but not significantly so. Perhaps they adjusted the cut. Perhaps it’s because I don’t have big hips. I dunno.

When I picked up the package I was shocked at the weight. Two pairs of these weigh a lot! The fabric is SUBSTANTIAL. Think really thick denim. You are not going to be comfortable wearing these outside on a 90° humid day. They are that thick. You will be OK if you are tooling around in 70° weather or air conditioning. You know how gross it is when you wear jeans on a super hot day…  The same feeling of grossness will occur if you wear these.

The rise is high on these, but that doesn’t bother me. Higher rise pants are great for wearing more cropped tops and it helps to hold in the wobbly bits. Sitting is not an issue. Sometimes higher rise pants can make you feel like you are being squeezed to death by a boa constrictor when you sit, but these don’t. These have a wee bit of stretch to them (99% cotton and 1% elastane), so sitting is fine.

I tried to keep the outfit below super simple so you could see the actual pants. I plan to style these in a bunch of fun ways, so stay tuned. I think these will look great with any fitted or cropped top. I know I’ll be wearing them with a fitted cashmere sweater and boots come fall.

So, what’s the verdict? I really like them. Two thumbs up!

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Wearing: Pants – Everlane, My most favorite t-shirt in the world – Grana, Sandals – Everlane, Bag – Celine, Sunnies – SEE, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam 1).

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have an easy Monday. I’m heading back to work after being off for a week. Pray for me!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

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Review: Grana Short Sleeve Silk Shirt

When I picked up the black silk tank from Grana that I featured last week, I also ordered a short sleeve button up silk shirt. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I’m weary of cropped garments on my frame because they can hit right at the thickest part of my body. This shirt works though. Maybe it’s because it’s made of silk so it drapes off the body wonderfully. I love that about silk.

I really like the straight hem. I’m sure you could tuck it in, but it looks great wearing it out. I’ve worn it with khaki chinos to work, a white denim skirt, and with cropped white jeans (below). I had been eyeing a similar silk shirt at Everlane, but it was MUCH more expensive and was very oversized. Those tend to make me look like I’m pregnant. I’m glad I gave this a try. It’s a winner and at $49.00 USD quite a deal.

So, would I recommend this shirt? Absolutely! I can’t stop wearing it.

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Wearing: Shirt – Grana, Jeans – J. Crew Factory (old), Sandals – Everlane, Bag – Celine.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

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Review: Grana Silk Tank

Hi friends! Are you still out there? Thank you for always hanging in there with me when I disappear. My disappearing acts are never intentional. Life just gets in the way. I think you all know that I work full-time, am married, and have two kids (12 and 15). Life is just full. My son is my photographer and we take photos on the weekends. If my son has something going on, photos get put on hold. I’m not going to put blog photos in front of his activities, social or otherwise. That’s crappy.

I want you all to know that I have quit giving a fuck. Sorry for the potty mouth. But yeah…  I’m sick and tired of not wearing clothes because I don’t have a perfect body. I’ve avoided tank tops, and so many other items of clothes because I don’t like my arms, or I’m super white, or you can see my age spots, or I look flubbery and mushy. Well, that stops now. I’m not perfect. I’m perfectly imperfect and I’m done giving a fuck.

So there.

Since I’m done giving a fuck, I’ve embraced tank tops. GASP.

I introduced you all to Grana a while back. They sent me some clothes to review back in January and they earned a loyal customer. I was super pleased with the quality of their items, and they are an ethical company. One of the items that they sent me was a silk shirt. I really liked that shirt, and since I’ve become a grown up and started to wear silk I bought some more of their silk items. (FYI… This is not a sponsored post.)

So, what do I like about this tank? First and foremost, the price. It’s incredibly affordable at just $29 USD. Secondly, I love the style. It has a rounded hem, that is longer in the back. It’s a nice touch that makes it just a bit more interesting. Plus it covers your tushy. You can wear a plain ol’ regular bra with it and nothing shows. Do you see any bra poking out anywhere? Nope. You don’t. That right there is worth a zillion dollars to me. I have to wear a bra and I hate it when it shows out of every nook and cranny.

The tank is unlined, but the silk is nice and opaque so you can’t see anything through it. I don’t know how the lighter colors would hold up to the opaqueness test though. How does it compare to the Everlane silk? I’d say the Everlane silk is thicker and a bit nicer, but it’s a lot more expensive. I think the Grana silk is a nice affordable option, and they offer some more classic styling options.

So, would I recommend this tank? Yes.

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Wearing: Silk Tank – Grana (I’m wearing a large), Skirt – J. Crew (old), Sandals – Everlane, Bag – Celine.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please let me know if you have any questions.

XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

PS – Here is a referral link to Grana. This link will provide new customers 10% off and if you buy something I get a $20.00 store credit. Full disclosure.