So Everlane reached out to me again to see if I would be interested in reviewing any of their April items, and even though I had said no more gifted items for review I caved in a moment of weakness (especially after seeing some of their new items for April) Free Everlane stuff is always hard to resist and having said no for several months, I indulged myself with a yes (also with spring here, all the new spring stuff has really made me wanting new things for the closet). The two things that caught my eye were these wedges, which they’re calling the New Wedge, and the linen apron top.
And aren’t these wedges cute? I love how they look and they give me some serious 90’s nostalgia (I lived in wedges all through middle and high school). And I love the springy pastel colors that they come in. Unfortunately though, they’re not comfortable, especially for those with wide-ish feet like myself. The top part was really snug and I know it would cause a blister in less than half a mile. Plus the wedge itself is heavy so it drags at the foot and pulls across the top, exacerbating the problem. This would be the kind of shoe I could create outfits with for the blog (or ‘gram) or wear out to a lunch/dinner date (with valet parking so no walking would be involved). And really that’s not my lifestyle anymore.
So after some thinking and an Insta-story poll I decided to send them back. This was the first time I’ve actually sent back a gifted Everlane item and was a bit nervous to see how the affiliate contact at Everlane would react, but she was so chill. And they sent me a return label so I could return it on their dime. It was so easy. And I’m glad I made the decision to send it back since 1) I didn’t want to spend time writing a negative review post about a gifted item (also I felt like that might jeopardize my relationship with Everlane), 2) I didn’t want to spend the time to sell it/get rid of it later, and 3) I didn’t want to create waste by using something I didn’t love. Also I made that new year’s resolution about only one new item in my closet per month and with these shoes it would have been two.
Anyway so there’s my two cents on these shoes.
In other news, my life is still revolving around breastfeeding and trying to produce more milk. All my current dollars have been spent on supplements (just purchased some Legendairy ones) and a new breast pump (I’m soooo excited to try out the Willow Pump—lol this is my life now). Guess I’ll be writing some mommy-blogger posts later when I review all this stuff >.<