9.8.17

EVERLANE COLLARLESS SHIRT DRESS REVIEW


Everlane Collarless Shirt Dress: Review

You've seen me wear and talk this shirt dress for quite a while. Here and here on the instagrams, pretty much everyday at work... There are many things I love about this piece so here we go.

Everlane has turned into my numero uno go-to brand. A brand I trust when it comes to quality, price, and socially fair and sustainable business practices. This is $65 and I bought a size 8. I purchased this shirt in January, and it hasn't escaped my weekly rotation until this summer because my interest in protecting my favorite pieces from sweat stains is high.

Yes, this is a shirt dress. Although, I more frequently wear this over pants with a flat leather shoe layered with a sweater in Winter and Spring. I got away with wear the long sleeve until the temperatures surpassed 80 degrees, and since it's been sitting in my closet till the temperatures drop again.

The fit on this is perfect. I typically have issues with the shoulder and chest ratios not being quite right. With a 34D bust, gaping is an issue I've just learned to alleviate by ordering a size up. But, I ordered true to size and this fits slim in the arms, perfect across the shoulders and bust, and is the perfect length to pull off as a dress or shirt. I'm 5' 7" with a longer torso and the length really works for me to wear both ways.

Also... pockets! This shirt dress has side seam pockets that are perfectly placed. They don't pucker at the hips or make any weird shapes. They are real-size pockets... my phone and keys fit in there without falling out.

All in all, I'm super pleased with their cotton poplin collarless shirtdress, it makes me want to buy more woven tops from Everlane.... and I probably will.

Everlane Collarless Shirt Dress - Style Interplay

Photos by: Boone Rodriguez

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10.7.17

SHOPPING FOR: STRIPED SHIRTS

I've recently identified that blue striped cotton is my everyday staple... and somehow have worked it into my every day. This year I've been coveting blue stripe (as many have) and I've gone on a little hunt to find my faves. My final picks here are fairly predictable, but hopefully still helpful. 

Looking for: blue and white stripe long sleeve collared, button down shirt. Something that's a bit longer in length and can transition through the seasons. Preferably 100% cotton, but okay with a majority blend. 

Looking to spend: $50 - $100. 

Brands to start my search: J. Crew, Everlane, Need Supply Co. 


Monki Tie Back Striped Shirt Dress. This first one I found on ASOS. I like the simple oversized cut, the clean stripe and smaller collar. It's 100% cotton and looks like an easy fit for everyday. There is a small tie back which I probably wouldn't use, and just let hang loosely. But it's a cute option if I ever want to tie at my waist for a more feminine silhouette. I'd definitely buy this...

*And I did. More to come one this. It's still available and on sale right now for $32.

Everlane Cotton Poplin Collarless Shirt Dress. Of course I've been eyeing this. I'm an Everlane junkie. I love how they styled the dress with pants—the silhouette appears to be slightly more fitted but the dress over pants thing really floats my boat. Easy, comfortable modern. This is priced at $65, and with my previous experiences with Everlane, I have no doubt the quality will hold up. I'd definitely buy this....

*And I did. More to come on this one too :) 
The Stelen Eva Striped Shirt from Need Supply Company. No... I didn't end up buying this. But will mention that originally priced at $68, it is now on sale for $20.99 and I am very tempted. I loved the style of the sleeve here, almost cut as an A-line. What deterred me was the fit. The comfort of a longer, relaxed fit gets me every time, especially buying online. If I was more confident my boobs would fit into a more fitted shape, I'd go for it. That's really the only thing holding me back with this one, especially with that deep discount.

I didn't end up finding anything notable from J. Crew— and yes, totally bought two while shopping... But honestly I don't know how many is too many blue striped shirts. 

This edition of SHOPPING FOR is a little late.. so I'll be coming at you with a review on these soon. 

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19.6.17

JUNE MOOD


Things that have happened in June. 
Tying jute in pretty little bows.
Jumping, playing juveniles.
Summoned to the jury. 
Happy Father's Day, Joe. 
June 28, the day we met.

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