Everlane Style

This a story about Everlane & me.

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

A few years ago when I adopted my sustainable shopping rules, my relationship with clothes and fashion completely changed. Thus, my relationship with this blog changed too. I couldn’t just shop anywhere, how could I when that meant I was supporting brands that were directly responsible for killing people? Now, I had to do research to find and connect with brands that were doing better (for people working there and the planet.)

My biggest change of course, was a self imposed rule that if I bought new clothing, it would have to be made in the USA. This pushed me away from trends and pushed me towards a closet of quality. I won’t lie, Everlane has been one of those brands that kind of stumped me. They don’t hide where their clothing is made (both countries and their factories,) but the brand braves itself on being radically transparent and paying their employees fair wages.

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

So when Everlane launched a real store in San Francisco, I had to go in and try things on in person. Buying online never lets you get a better feel of items. I already own a trench coat & few tops from their brand. But I had heard so many raving reviews of their pants. Over here in my closet, I’ve been sick of my skinny jeans…so much that I’ve been wearing the same dresses and skirts more, even with sneakers, just so I don’t have to wear jeans to work. I tried on the wide crop leg pant and I’m in love!

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

But I didn’t buy the pants on this visit. I mulled over the price. I made up my mind to go later in the month and buy them. And then I found the same pants, in another color, second hand at Wasteland. I would still like to come into the Everlane store at some point. I would like to get the pants in another color and maybe another fit. What I did purchase though was a pair of underwear, which recently launched. So far, they fit well and feel good! Hooray for sustainable underwear too!

Thrift Eye, Everlane store San Francisco

Falling for jumpsuits

I confess, I have recently become addicted to jumpsuits…

I’m not the kind of lady that likes maxi dresses, but I do like sleek and long looks. So I think the jumpsuit achieves that for me. Maybe I’m just late to this train ;) As someone who loves dresses in general, the jumpsuit gives me the same ease of getting dressed in the morning (especially on a day I’m running late to work.) The cons…going to the bathroom in public areas, not fun at all.

I realize I had largely removed my outfits from this blog…this is something I want to remedy, and of which I will address hopefully in another post soon! These are photos from the Fall. I’m wearing similar styled jumpsuits for the Winter, but with boots and a thick coat now.

Item From Made in… BUY
Levi’s jacket thrifted Mexico
Uniqlo jumpsuit Uniqlo.com China HERE
Vince flats gift from sister Italy HERE

Thrift Eye, Uniqlo jumpsuit, how to wear a jumpsuit, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, Uniqlo jumpsuit, how to wear a jumpsuit, San Francisco style

A coral crush

I learned a long time ago to not apologize for not posting – but holy whoa, I’m so sorry for not posting. It’s as if time escaped through some vortex and now my life has been fast-forwarded a few months. How is it already March?! How is it almost April?! I’ve been super busy – I hate saying that, because EVERYONE is freaking busy! But I’ve filled my calendar up with so many things, of which running has become a huge piece of my life, and something had to give. Sadly, this blog was one of the first things to lose a piece of my time. I’ve had slumps, but this isn’t even that, I have the content – just no time to post it!!

So while the timelines of photos may not be current, it’s all still me :)

I wore this outfit on a way-too-sunny day. If you know San Francisco, then you know we don’t get too many of them. Especially not sunny AND warm days. I’ve been really feeling this beautiful and warm shade of coral. I think it brings out the green in my eyes? The auburn in my hair? I see it everywhere now. I may invest in a pair of coral pants now too, that’s how much I’m liking the color. Also, because I think it would mix well with all the grey and navy blue I have in my current wardrobe.

Item From Made in… BUY
Uniqlo dress Uniqlo.com China HERE
Rag and Bone boots thrifted China HERE
vintage Futura watch flea market Japan
L’oreal Infallible 702 Walgreens.com HERE

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Uniqlo button up dress, Rag and bone newbury boots, coral dress, spring style

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Uniqlo button up dress, Rag and bone newbury boots, coral dress, spring style

Thrift Eye, San Francisco style, Uniqlo button up dress, Rag and bone newbury boots, coral dress, spring style

Ay Caramba

I had become a bit obsessed with the weirdest thing a few months ago. I got it into my head that I NEEDED to find a vintage Simpsons sweatshirt. Don’t ask me why, I can’t even remember why. And the problem was that it was hard to find. Mostly because I’m neurotic about buying things online you cannot try on (and return easily.) Half the time, the sweatshirts were too big – mostly because they were for men. Or they were really expensive – because they were rare and funny. Sometimes they were just too worn or weird (aka dingy) looking – not what I was going for…I ended up jumping for something I thought was cute. It did end up a tad bit too small for me (okay, really small.) It fits more like a top than a sweater, but with our mild San Francisco summers, it works.

It’s hard to read what Bart is saying, but it’s the famous “Jingle bells, Batman smells…” line! I’m actually shocked to realize I haven’t shown this skirt more here on the blog – I practically lived in it last year!

Item From Made in… BUY
vintage Bart Simpson sweater ebay.com USA
See by Chloe skirt thrifted Italy
Vince flats gift from sister Italy

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style

Thrift Eye, style blogger, vintage Simpsons sweater, Bart Simpson sweatshirt, San Francisco style