Review: Everlane Silk Short Sleeve Square Shirt

I’ve been trying out a lot of silk shirts lately and I’ve sent back a lot. Some were too see through. Some were too tight in the bust. One was the wrong color. Why call something “white” when it is clearly “off-white” or “cream”? That was irksome. (Everlane, I’m talking about you.)

After reading all the positive reviews for the Everlane Silk Short Sleeve Square Shirt, I begrudgingly decided to give it a try. I liked the dress version, so maybe the shirt would be a winner too. Worst case scenario I would just have to send it back. I’ve mentioned time and time again (sorry – broken record) that I typically avoid oversized tops. With my large chest they tend to make me look like I’m pregnant or wearing a tent. Either is not very attractive.

I’m happy to report that I like it! I really, really like it! Yes, it is oversized, but the silk drapes nicely over the body and doesn’t add a lot of extra bulk. It sort of  swishes around. I’ve tried cotton shirts in this style and they don’t work for me. They are too stiff and poof out (i.e. look at me wearing a tent).

The fabric is luxurious and very substantial. It’s a satin finish compared to a Crepe de Chine. This shirt comes in both. I believe that all the solid colors are Crepe de Chine. I like both types of silk, but this shirt certainly feels more expensive. Also, there is no see through. I hate white shirts that are so see through that you have to wear another layer under them.

The style is a bit cropped, so it looks best with a high waisted bottom. I’m wearing it with another Everlane favorite: The Stretch Ponte Tube Skirt. I’m not quite sure why I never reviewed this skirt…  It’s a great staple. Black pencil skirt for the win! I wear this to work all the time. In fact, I wore this entire outfit to work. My husband even said “hey, that’s a nice outfit” when I was wearing this. Whoa.

Any cons? Well…  This is most likely due to operator error with the steamer, but the fabric got ripply in a few places when I was steaming it. I probably should have used low steam. I’m hoping the dry cleaners can press those out when I eventually take this in to be dry cleaned. Other than that? Nope.

I can recommend this shirt. I passes my picky muster.

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Wearing: Shirt – Everlane, Skirt – Everlane, Shoes – Everlane, Bag – Celine.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

Review: Everlane Cotton Tank Dress

Hi friends! Things have been nuts in my world lately. Thus, no posts. I’ve had a lot of Saturday appointments, we’ve been toting kids back and forth to various summer camps, and then I was traveling for work from Sunday until Thursday of last week. I’m happy to be back home. As an introvert, I find traveling and workshops to be absolutely exhausting. I’m surrounded by people from breakfast at 7:00 AM until 9:00 or 10:00 PM. It’s non-stop, brain intensive, interaction.

OK. Enough of that…

I picked up the Everlane Cotton Tank dress a few weeks ago and have already worn the heck out of it. It’s so easy to style. I’m never really sure about the sizing with Everlane, so I ordered this dress in both the medium and large sizes. I ended up deciding on the large. While the medium fit fine, it was just a wee bit tight on my tookus. I’m sure it would have stretched, but I elected to have a bit more room from the get go. I don’t like things super tight.

The fabric is light like a t-shirt, so this dress will be limited to the warm summer months. I’m OK with that though. At $28 this wasn’t a huge splurge. It’s super soft and incredibly comfortable.

The only con (for me) is that the scoop in the front is quite low. I’m not comfortable showing cleavage, and I have to be careful with the dress. If you bend over you are going to give someone a show. Consider yourself warned. Other than that, I love it. I’m thinking of taking this in to my tailor to have her shorten the straps a bit.

I have worn this to work with a black blazer and slides, and out for a casual dinner with a denim jacket and Birkenstock sandals. It’s a really easy piece to style. I do recommend it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope things are well in your neck of the woods.

XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

 

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

 

 

PS – I’m sure that all of you have already signed up with Everlane, but if not use my referral link. Full disclosure: If you end up buying something I’ll get a $25 credit.

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