Everlane's Choose What You Pay Sale

Everlane has added some new item to their CWYP sale and there are some items on there that are too good not to mention. If you’ve been eyeing any of these things from my reviews, this is a good time to buy (especially since these old stock items weren’t tariffed the way the new items are now plus they’re on discount).

Everlane Review

The Boss Mules (reviewed here): I still love ‘em and wear them constantly (in fact I just wore them in my last Linenfox review). And just in time for the season: I call them my witch shoes. They’re great for elongating the leg since they’re so pointy.

The Cotton Collarless Shirtdress (reviewed here): This is the 2017 version and one of my most favorite dresses from Everlane. It’s great for petite gals since it’s short and can be belted at your natural waist.

Everlane Review
Everlane Review

The Cotton Weave Collarless Shirtdress (reviewed here): This is the 2019 version which I love for the slightly puffed 3/4 sleeves. I’ve also worn this as a duster inspired by the much more expensive shirtdress from Hackwith Design. Again this is best for petite women since it’s short. For taller girls, the cotton weave picnic dress is a nice option (and it’s also on sale).

The Linen Pants (reviewed here): A great affordable pair of linen straight leg pants got even cheaper. I kind of wish I had waited for these prices before purchasing mine. These have a drawstring waist so it feels like you’re wearing linen PJs, but the black color make them look appropriate for wearing in public.

The Renew Lightweight Puffer (reviewed here): I love my Renew Puffer and wear it constantly. It’s the perfect layer for misty morning or cold California winter days. They also have other styles for sale including the Renew half-zip puffer.

Cashmere sweaters (reviewed here): And if you love cashmere but don’t want to spend too much, Everlane’s CWYP cashmere is such a great deal. If you can, I would recommend purchasing cashmere pieces that were originally more than $100. I just don’t find their $100 cashmere to be of that great quality. I love Everlane’s textured cashmere and this rib mockneck version looks dreamy.

Anyway for those who are interested in Everlane, I highly recommend these items!

Weekend Update/Ramblings

This past week I messaged one of my all-time favorite Instagrammers, Jamie of AnnStreetStudio, with a zero-waste suggestion to use these aluminum bento boxes for her cheese take-out. And I was a little too excited when she responded haha. I know big grammers are regular people but it kind of felt like I was chatting with a famous person. Anyway those aluminum bento boxes have been great for packing snacks on the plane, they’re leak proof and really quite light. I also plan to use them when I take out poke here in Hawaii to reduce my own use of single use plastic.

As for me the cleaning of my dad’s apartment goes on. My dad has been living in this apartment since childhood and though he had a couple decades where he didn’t live there, he’s been there for the last 30 years with my grandma who passed away 3 years ago. And they were two peas in a pod when it comes to not being able to throw anything away. I now know what a lifetime of plastic bag hoarding looks like (along with paper bags, gift boxes and bags, plastic nut containers, and cookie tins). Believe me, all that fills a 800 sq ft apartment from floor to ceiling with only narrow pathways of walking space in the bedrooms. And I see those hoarding tendencies in myself because I feel bad to have to throw some of that away. But at least my mom is taking all those plastic bags and plans to use them to last her lifetime (since Hawaii finally banned free flimsy plastic bags at grocery stores). Currently we’re using them to throw out all of Emi’s poopy diapers since we don’t have a diaper genie here.

And speaking of poop, I read this article this week about Waste Water Sanitation companies repackaging human feces as fertilizer and now it’s making people sick. This seems to be a common practice (about 60% of this sewage sludge is going to be spread over farmlands this year). So if you live near farms (especially in Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Alabama, and Florida) please be informed since many farmlands there are now contaminated with the chemicals from human feces. And one of those chemicals is PFASs (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances). That’s the stuff used for non-stick pans, stain resistant fabrics, and fire-fighting foams. PFASs are not biodegradable and persist in humans and the environment (a “forever chemical”). They are associated with health issues like cancer, hormone disruption, and immune suppression in children. And we in California might be drinking this stuff through our water system. Most household filters can’t filter out PFASs. As you can see I went down a bit of a rabbit hole on this subject (it’s the public health nerd in me) and now I’m looking into an activated charcoal filter like this one or reverse osmosis filtration system for my house.

Linenfox Review: Linen Pants / Culottes

I’ve had these Linenfox linen wide leg pants in my closet for awhile but due to my fibroids I’ve been avoiding pants altogether. However since my fibroids have been shrinking slightly thanks to a $500 hormone shot (and that’s just how much I paid, the “real cost” is closer to $5000 eek!), I’ve started to ease my way back to pants. And the first pair of pants I really wanted to wear ever since giving birth, were these Linenfox pants that I ordered while I was still pregnant (talk about counting your chickens before they hatch lol). And even if the fibroids make these pants kind of tight, I still love wearing them!

You know how I said that Linenfox’s top was like a dupe for Elizabeth Suzann’s Georgia Tee? Well I would say that Linenfox’s wide leg pants seem quite similar to Elizabeth Suzann’s Clyde Culotte, except the Linenfox version isn’t quite as cropped and their pockets don’t go all-around the hip. And I appreciate that the pockets don’t go all the way around because it keeps the hip profile slim (though of course the pockets aren’t as big on these compared to the Clyde culottes). Also the rise of the Linenfox version isn’t as high at 12.2” (vs. the ES Clyde Culotte at 13.5”). Aaaand the Linenfox version is about $182 cheaper though the wait is longer since they’re being shipped from Lithuania (plus the 3-4 week production time). But quite frankly it is worth the wait. (But please note I don’t have the ES Clyde Culottes so I can’t directly compare the two pants).

Linenfox review wide leg pants

When I compare these Linenfox pants to my Only Child Cove Wide Leg Pants (reviewed here and pictured below), I find that I like these Linenfox pants a tad more because 1) the Linenfox pants have pockets and 2) the Linenfox pants are slimmer through the hips. But again the rise of the Linenfox pants aren’t as high as the OC Cove pants, which have a 14” rise. The Linenfox pants are about $152 cheaper than the OC Cove pants.

Cove pants on top of the Linenfox pants

Cove pants on top of the Linenfox pants

 

I ordered these Linenfox pants in a medium here at the regular length (and that’s what’s pictured), but I plan on getting them hemmed. I’ll post some pics of the new hem length once I get them altered. But if you already know what length you want the pants you can skip the hassle and message them directly with the length you want and they can make it shorter (or longer) for you. That’s what so great about ordering from a slow fashion brand that makes things to order (plus there’s no excess products made that might be wasted).

Linenfox review linen culottes
Linenfox review wide leg pants

{Wearing: Only Child Alta top in raw silk (reviewed here), Linenfox wide leg pants, Everlane boss mules (reviewed here)}

If you’ve been wanting to try a pair of wide leg linen pants from a slow fashion small business but can’t quite swing the domestic pricing, then I highly recommend getting these Linenfox pants. And you already know that I love the linen quality from Linenfox (read my ethical fashion linen comparison post here). It might be a tad thinner than the linen from ES and OC but in some especially hot and humid locales, the thinner linen works better.

Also if you think linen season is already over, linen can actually be surprisingly insulating in the winter. But if you live somewhere terribly cold, you can also layer some leggings underneath these wide leg pants for the perfect look plus comfort.

Anyway while I was looking up the specs for these pants I got tempted into purchasing another item from Linenfox: this oversized linen coat (and I’m eeexxciiited!). My number of Linenfox items are increasing, and for good reason: their clothing is both superbly made and well-priced!