My first Everlane purchase was the snap backpack. I bought it in 8th grade after my backpack from Staples lost a strap and was rendered useless. From that moment, an obsession was born. I wore an Everlane shirt on the first day of high school (the box cut tee, which I swear is one of my best purchases ever). My favorite shoes, even though they haven’t been featured much on this blog, are the Modern Babo slides- the best blend of slides and dancer’s shoes. I tell everyone I meet about Everlane. So yeah, you could say I love Everlane.
On my most recent trip to New York, I headed down to the Everlane studio in Soho. It’s on the third? fifth? some floor up from the street, and you take an elevator to get up. Also, you have to push the right button, otherwise the elevator door opens not into the studio, but into an office, and the people in there will definitly give you wierd looks. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.
There’s one copy of each style in the store. You can try on anything you want, then order online. Everlane also provides free two day shipping. The studio feels clean, minimalist without any pretentious or exclusive edge. It’s just good fashion. The people who work there are all incredibly knowledgeable, and kind (they didn’t even make fun of me when I tried to use a computer as a touchscreen, only to discover that it was, in face, just a normal computer. I overheard one girl who worked there helping someone with the fit of a pair of pants. The shopper concluded that the cut wasn’t quite right, and the shop girl’s response was “oh, I’ll let the designers know, so that the next run can be better”. How great is that?
Everlane’s studio fits the brand. Clean lines, nice people, and lots and lots of great clothes. Have you been to the studio? Do you want to go? Let me know in the comments! And if you haven’t checked out Everlane yet, they’re pretty great, and be sure to do so!
photo credits: 1, all others from Everlane
I had just come off of a red eye flight, was jammed into the bowels of London’s underground, and hadn’t slept in 26 hours when I saw them. Red suede, block heel, back zip. They were dream boots that I hadn’t known I’d been dreaming of until we met. They seemed to almost glow amid the sea of practical black and brown shoes. But before I could ask the girl wearing them where they were from, she went bounding up the escalator, lost to the hustle and bustle of central London.
A week later, while in the basement of the Oxford Street Topshop, I felt a calling. I’ve previously scored amazing shoes in Topshops (actually, red block heeled shoes. But we can leave my obsession with red suede for another day). Sure enough, in the basement of the Topshop I saw the boots, shining as brightly as they had before.
They didn’t have my size.
The next day, thanks to the Topshop in store pick up option, a very nice salesman who fished out one of the shoes from the window display, and my wonderfully patient parents, I ended up buying the last size 6.5 in all of London.
I’ve had more than my fare share of shopping luck. Once I scored a pair of mules that I’d had my eye on for a year for 75% off. Another time I managed to buy a gorgeous Reformation dress once it was double marked down. There are ways to increase your chances of the perfect purchase- email lists for companies you care about (I have J Crew, Reformation and Glossier in this category), shopping around, and discount stores all help. But honestly, I think the majority is luck and positive manifestation.
What’s been your luckiest buy?
Spring has just begun here in New Hampshire. The other day, my friends and I had a first day of spring picnic, to soak up the sun and welcome in the season. To me, picnics feel like summer. Whenever I go hiking, which is typically in the middle of the July, I always pack a lunch and have a little picnic at the top of the mountain. However, my picnic lunches are typically more of a squished PB&J and lightly dented apple deal than beautiful gourmet spread. Before I found Love Picnics, I wasn’t even aware that something like a beautiful gourmet picnic basket actually existed. Love Picnics reviews picnic baskets, so that you can get one that you’re sure won’t a) break mid hike when you’re scaling a rock face, b) won’t let your egg salad sandwiches get overheated and c) make you look like a picnic queen. They also have gift baskets, if your picnic crew is more of the backyard picnicking sort. They’ll help you make the perfect pick(nic)!
shirt- Zara, shoes- Topshop, jeans- Levi’s
Sarah trying to be an acrobatics star, take three. Really though, I utterly adore these shoes. They’re Dorthy-esq (there’s no place like home! There’s no place like home! There’s no place like home!), a little bit western, a little rocker, and very very red. I had another pair of red shoes, oxford style, back in 8th grade. I wore them to pieces. I’m pretty sure one of my very first pairs of shoes were red. Clearly, I haven’t changed that much.