Month: May 2014

Key Piece: Everlane Seed Stitch Sweater

Featherweight and so soft, Everlane’s cotton and cashmere raglan works equally well as a summer staple as it does a layering piece for cooler weather. In keeping with the nothing new campaign, I waited until a size small showed up on eBay and have since paired it with office and weekend wear alike. I’m nearly as fond of the delicate seed stitching, high-low silhouette, and hemmed shoulders as I am of Everlane’s transparent manufacturing practices. A history of evil eye charms and how to crown yourself with a bracelet. And in case you missed it, how to French cuff pants. Outfits featuring this sweater here. /// Always $60 at Everlane /// SIZE Wearing a small. I am 5’7″ and measure 32-24-32″. FIT This sweater fits true to size. A small fits me well and has a slouchy, relaxed fit. If you’re looking for a tailored, tighter fit, order down one size. REVIEW Featherweight and so, super soft – you’ll want to hand wash this or have it dry cleaned. This is also so lightweight that …

A Simpler Wardrobe: Summer Outfits + A New Leaf

These are outfits I wore the first summer after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the fall and winter and spring before looked like. How I used to get dressed. How I got started on wardrobe editing. First lessons learned. An interview on my Nothing New Challenge. If you’ve visited this blog before or follow on social media, you’re probably wondering where A Native Blonde has off and disappeared to. I’m still here! The thing is, ANB didn’t seem to fit right anymore and I’m not sure why really – maybe it’s that summer itch to change? Growing a bit older? A paradigm shift? Susan Miller’s lunar eclipse hoorah? Who knows. “Rose & Fig” has grown on me as it’s turned over in my mind for the past couple of weeks. Tonight I finally decided, well, let’s do this already! Going forward I hope to spend more time around here, at any rate, and I am so grateful for your support and thoughts. I hope you find this notebook useful, and …

How to French Cuff your Jeans

Last week I thought I was onto something new when I hurriedly cuffed my jeans, accidentally tucking in one of the sides on the way. It suddenly looked très chic, tailored, as if Emmanuelle Alt had shared a single French It Girl secret with my right leg. I’ve since learned that French cuffing, or peg rolling, has been around at least since this August 1985 issue of Seventeen Magazine. Look at all that glorious denim. Then enjoy some free, noncommital tailoring that shows off your shoes: WEARING: J BRAND STRAIGHT WHITE JEANS On sale at Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Amazon. MY VERY FAVORITE WHITE JEANS: PAIGE DENIM ‘SKYLINE’ CROP SKINNY Nordstrom, Saks, Amazon. Also love Paige Verdugos in all rinses! And if you’re curious why cuffed pants exist, Wikipedia does not disappoint: The main reason for cuffs is to add weight to the bottom of the leg to help the drape of the trousers. Parents use cuffs to extend the life of children’s clothes by cuffing pants that are too long and unrolling as the child …