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Sweater: The Cashmere Crew c/o Everlane (XL) | Jeans: American Eagle (14 short; on sale!) | Shoes: LISSOM | Bag: Ace Fanny Pack c/o Dagne Dover (same bag at Nordstrom) | Earrings: Jenny Bird (same earrings at Nordstrom) | Bracelet: old; budget-friendly alternative | Lipstick: Revlon
While many of you have raved about Everlane, I haven't featured them before because up until recently, the brand didn't fit me. While their sizing is still limited, at least now they go up to XL or denim size 33 in all their selections. I'll delve more into Everlane in an upcoming post regarding their denim. As for this cashmere, I am impressed for the price. This isn't thick and lofty cashmere, it's about the same weight at my Halogen cashmere but a tighter flatter weave that is less prone to pilling or getting bald spots. And well, it's pretty rare to find cashmere at this price (or most any price) from a company that is transparent about its manufacturing.
You've seen these jeans before in this post, and if you follow me on Instagram you've seen them again in posts like this one. If you know me in person you've seen me wear these almost weekly. When the weather isn't too rough, I like them with flats, especially my LISSOM Flytes (full review of these shoes coming soon). When it's colder, I wear them with ankle booties and a pair of Smartwool socks pulled up over my calves to stay warm. They've been washed at least a dozen times and this is the third wearing of these before they got laundered again. They have stretched out a bit and aren't as crisp as they were when I got them, but they've still been an amazing buy. I am truly impressed with American Eagle jeans; they're not just for Gen Z. AE jeans go up to size 20 and have tall and short lengths and their jeans are often on sale (at the time of writing this they were on sale for less than $40).
Dagne Dover sent me their Ace Fanny Pack last year and I think it's pretty awesome… but felt a bit goofy wearing it. Like, I'm almost 44, do I look like I'm trying too hard with it? I'm totally fine wearing my leather belt bag, but this felt more trendy. But I saw Dagne CEO Melissa Mash wear hers and it looked clean and modern and ultilitarian and not at all try hard. I started wearing it with a very simple look – turtleneck, slim jeans, boots. But as I used this bag I realized how darn useful a size it is and now it's a favorite. And yes, I do wear it in the trendy Gen Z manner across my body but because it makes sense. At my waist it's often in the way of a grocery cart, my coat, and well, it's hiding where my body goes in and I like that part of my body. But across my body I can reach everything super quickly and it's out of the way. It's also easier to slip on and off; I sometimes end up wearing this over one shoulder like a regular purse! It's perfect for utterly ordinary days like this one. Whole Foods and the dry cleaner FTW!