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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A Simple Summer Outfit and a Hair Product I Don’t Recommend

Hi friends! You may not know this, but Michigan can be extremely humid during the summer. It’s weird here weather-wise. Sometimes there is zero humidity and it’s very pleasant and other times it feels like you are walking through a sauna and you want to die. My hair doesn’t react well to humidity, so I’m always on the look out for that miracle product (other than a hat) that will make my hair behave when it’s humid.

I recently tried Living Proof – No Frizz Humidity Shield at the recommendation of a very high profile fashion blogger who shall remain nameless. Perhaps it worked well for her. It didn’t work for me. At all. I styled my hair and then used it as directed. Which is essentially to spray all over your hair after styling it normally. I sprayed the CRAP out of my hair with the product. As you can see from the pictures below, I still had frizz. It eventually got larger and even more frizzy. Suffice it to say, it was a failure. It wasn’t even super humid the day these photos were taken.

Two thumbs down.

Frowny face.

Generally, when I don’t like a product, I just move on. I’m a believer in the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” philosophy. That is why my reviews are overwhelmingly positive. You guys should see some of the stuff I send back! Wooooooo doggie! I can’t post pictures of myself in some of the BAD things I have ordered. However, I’m sure there are other people out there looking for the humidity saving grace and I don’t you all to waste $22.00 USD on a product that does not deliver. I tried it. It was a failure. Don’t waste your money.

I love you guys. You guys are awesome. You deserve honesty. Sometimes being honest is having to say that something SUCKS. I’d love any recommendations if you have found a product that has worked.

And here’s a super basic summer outfit for you.

TADA!

 

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

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

 

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.