Weekend Update/Ramblings

So Everlane has asked me again if I wanted anything from their July line-up to style and feature on the blog.  Since I told myself this is a No Buy July I debated on whether or not I should pass up this option (sorry if you already went through this on Insta-story with me since I'm just rehashing it here).  In the end I decided to pick out two things (originally I had decided on one, but ended up also picking out the split tee dress because I'm bad at balance like that >.<).  Also I've been working on this blog and reviewing Everlane for three years now and I'm finally getting gifted pieces so it's kind of a bummer that I've somehow headed into the minimal/sustainable closet movement as well.  But then again when you know better, you have to do better.  And better in this case means less.

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Also speaking of balance, everyone's balance is going to look different.  My definition of balance is probably on the side of excess since I'm a blogger and the main way I get views to this blog is by putting out new content (which for me are reviews).  So unfortunately getting new stuff is the life blood of this kind of "review blogging".  But I'd like to think at least I'm supporting brands that are trying to do better (and I still turn a lot of brands down).  Also I'm thinking of trying out new content that will slowly get away from reviews of new items.  So we'll see how that goes.  

Everlane mockneck muscle tank review
 

But as a side note, I did go to Everlane this past week because I really wanted to try their new crop tee and double v tank in person.  I mentioned in last weekend's post that I wanted to buy them after No Buy July was over.  Well unfortunately they didn't have them in stock at the store so I didn't get to try them on.  But now that I look at more pictures of them, I think I'm over them (yay for waiting on buying them and then losing interest).  BUT I did try on the cotton mockneck muscle tank (size small) and I fell in love.  I wanted to buy it right then and there but I respected the No Buy July and decided to just put it on the running wishlist.  I loved it because in some ways it kind of reminded me of a soft cotton, non-cropped version of my linen Elizabeth Suzann Petra crop.  I think in my old age I like a top that comes up high on the neckline so as to cover my chest (since I'm already starting to get wrinkles there, boo) and I appreciate the the sleeveless-ness to prevent farmer tan lines.  I debated not telling you guys about this top on the off-chance it sells out before July is up, but then thought that would be selfish (but please, don't all go and buy it now in the size small because I reeeaaaally want to buy it in August).  Also speaking of the running wishlist, I also want to get the new Harlow Tunic in linen over at ES.  It looks like a fun breezy top and another unique silhouette I would love to experiment with.

In other news, we're going to be moving out of our trailer by the end of the month and so I'll soon be a regular-suburban-house wifey, lol.  I've come up with a new name (sorry not going to reveal it yet), but now I've got to work on updating the site and moving everything over to the new url.  I feel like it's going to a big (but necessary) pain.  In the mean time, posts may become slightly sporadic while I put more time in the the other parts of the blog that's not writing.