I was surprised a by the tiny bit of negativity on my Everlane Day Crossover Sandal review by people who are judging the sandals without trying them. And it makes me wonder if it’s because I’ve been only doing positive reviews of Everlane items or if its because I’m back on the gifted items train. I have tried items from Everlane that I didn’t like, like the wedge sandals and their Tread sneakers, but I haven’t bothered writing reviews of them. It might sound selfish but I don’t want to waste time writing negative reviews of things I don’t like. I guess now with the baby and being currently jobless I’ve been skewing towards positive reviews that have the potential for some kind of reward (I’m human after all). But now that I’m more aware of it, I’ll try to take the time to review everything that comes my way: the good, the bad, and the ugly. This also makes me want to get a job soon so that I don’t feel like this blog has to make some kind of income for us to survive in the SF Bay Area (it’s tough out here on a single income). Anyway since Everlane hasn’t asked if I wanted anything for free in June (though there’s quite a few things I would have loved to try), I’ve fallen back on saving and using credits earned through my referral link (I know this is getting repetitive, but I’m always super grateful for those who purchased through my link because it allows me to try things for reviews, so thank you!). So I’ve ordered a couple of their summer dresses and their easy shorts (because I’m still 100% in love with my easy chinos, which look better now that they’re more worn in).
And as much I have a ton of favorite stuff from Everlane and I’m pretty much an Everlane addict, it is a bit disheartening to see so much go on their CWYP (choose what you pay) sale. Can a company still be called ethical and working towards sustainability when they overproduce so much? Or is that just the price of being a viable clothing company so that they can sometimes make items that are home-runs?
In other news I’ve been slowly rewatching Big Little Lies season 1 to get ready for season 2 (which already started). And I have to say, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the show now that I’m a mother myself. The trials of these women who try to be good mothers and yet still deal with their own issues as a person have new meaning to me. Also knowing how it ends, the beginning makes more sense to me now too lol. If you haven’t gotten on the BLL bandwagon yet, DO IT! (Though be warned there’s issues of rape and domestic violence so it’s not for everyone).
Oh and speaking of HBO shows, Gentleman Jack just finished and I looooved it. I think this is the first lesbian love story where I felt it was super romantic instead of being just gratuitous female on female sex scenes. I also love me a really good period piece so there’s that. After the show finished, I of course googled Anne Lister (aka Gentleman Jack) and found this interesting site, which shows her coded diary. But it also revealed that she wasn’t always the spurned lover, but in fact she rejected several women in search of the one to settle down with who had wealth and standing. It also reveals that according to her diaries, Anne Lister’s relationship with Ann Walker was not really a happy one—sad! Of course fiction is better than real life.
And finally this article is a good reminder to myself (especially since I’ve bought quite a few toys for Emi this month—though not cheap plastic ones).