Casual day, every day

vince

Vince linen top – Uniqlo Pant – Jil Sander shoes

This Vince top was another TRR purchase that was waiting for me when I got home from my trip. Z really likes it. It’s soft and easy to wear. I do worry a little the sleeves might get smaller if I put this in the dryer, so I’ll have to remember to flat-lay dry it. It’s listed as an XS and the sleeves, beyond the low shoulder seam suddenly get smaller, but are still comfortable. I think a Small would’ve been too big in the neck though had one been available.

I’ve noticed I have issues with sleeves more now that I have arm and shoulder muscles. It’s a little depressing to think that women are boxed into types by the types of clothes that fit their bodies. Skinny women with truly long, lean skinny limbs look best in skinny styled clothes. Then there’s clothes with stretch to help women with more muscle/fat on them. But if they want clothing with full, all natural fibers they are left with clothes that are made to be oversized or without much shape to speak of. I know I am walking into the lion’s den by stating this (ok, who am I kidding I have no major readership so just shut up Jen), but I mostly think of Elizabeth Suzann or Eileen Fisher clothes. It’s not that the clothes are bad but I’ll admit I’ve always thought the Georgia Tee is fugly for looking like a fabric trapezoid. I run into so many issues now with sleeves due to my arm muscles and it’s a bit annoying and frustrating. I want sleeves that look nice on me that aren’t made out of stretch fabric all the time and not like I’m hulking out despite the rest of the shirt fitting me perfectly.

 

2 thoughts on “Casual day, every day”

  1. This Vince top looks great. I think it is a good idea to forgo the dryer. Also, no! I love Eileen Fisher! I’m going to stop following this blog! Kidding, of course. It’s true that many of her clothes are shapeless, baggy, but I like that. When I dress, I just want fabric flowing freely around me, so the EF aesthetic suits me at the moment.

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    1. Hahaha! I know plenty of people love EF and ES and that’s all well and good, but they just aren’t my cup of tea for clothes. I know they just so happen to be some of the best ethically made clothes as well, but I’m still in the meh camp with their styles. I can totally understand the loose flowing comfort of those clothes, but I’m clearly more for structured (tailored?) loose clothes… if that makes sense.

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