A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LIFE LATELY
Okay, so where has summer gone!? It feels like the season is just getting started, yet we’re already in the home stretch. The summer got off to a weird start between moving right as summer got started and then Adam leaving for 4.5 weeks in Saipan for work shortly thereafter. Settling into a new home by myself made for an odd, unsettled feeling, but now we’re back in the swing of things!
WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND THE HOUSE: Right now, we’re in kind of a holding pattern with decorating the new place. While it looks finished enough, a lot of our furniture is still at our old place with our subletters…which means the office/guest bedroom is bare with the exception of a desk and I end up working at the dining table since an empty room is a little depressing. We’ll have the rest of our furniture in September, so that’s when things will finally start to feel done.
WHERE I’M TRAVELING: Over the next month or so, Adam and I are headed to my parents’ river house near Urbanna, Virginia for a long weekend, then it’s off to Colorado for a week, back to the river again over Labor Day, and, finally, we’re rounding out summer with a post-Labor Day trip to Mobile, Alabama to visit friends. Look for lots of travel guides hitting the blog this fall!
UPCOMING ON THE BLOG: I’ll be getting back into a more regular routine as the craziness of summer winds down, but, in the meantime, stay tuned for posts on bedroom updates, setting up for an easy weeknight dinner party, a Bermuda travel guide, and a new DC neighborhood post.
EVERLANE DAY SLIDE REVIEW
Y’all know I love Everlane shoes. The Day Heel and Day Glove are two shoes that I wear on a weekly basis. From work to running around town, they’re the comfiest, most classic, total French girl chic shoes you can find. They’re all about effortless, sleek style.
So, I was pumped to try the Day Slides (really sticking with the Day theme here!) and knew that I’d have to write an Everlane Day Slide review for you. These are the most buttery-soft Italian leather flat sandal—seriously, they are most supple leather I’ve ever seen in a shoe. The wide strap can be dressed up or down. I love that I can wear them super casual with jean shorts, or wear them with a jumpsuit and blazer for an office-ready look.
While I typically order the larger of the two sizes I wear (I’m either a 7 or a 7.5 in most shoes, and I go with a 7.5 at Everlane), in the Day Slide, I probably should have gone with a 7. They’re roomier than most of Everlane’s other shoes, and the reviews say that they stretch to mold to your foot’s shape. Which is fabulous and is exactly why they are SO comfortable, but that does mean you want a snug fit to start.
JUMPING AROUND IN THIS GAL MEETS GLAM JUMPSUIT
Okay, I’ve worn this Gal Meets Glam jumpsuit no less than 4 times in the past week and a half since I bought it. I found it on a whim at Nordstrom Rack for ONLY $41. Seriously, how can you not order it at that price?
The material is a work-appropriate poly-rayon blend that doesn’t wrinkle and is weighty enough to make it a three-season piece (I’m all for items I can wear again and again!). I’ve worn it with flat sandals and big bangles for a casual evening at a brewery, with statement earrings for a PR event, and with a blazer and heels for work. This jumpsuit is tailored perfectly for any occasion that comes your way—and how pretty are the straps in the back?!
I got a 2 because that’s what was in stock at the Nordstrom Rack store near me, but the top probably needs to be taken in just a bit. I’d say it’s roomy through the top and legs, though true-to-size through the hips.
In the spirit of featuring an item by Everlane, who’s all about transparency with the consumer on pricing and how their goods are made, I’m going to touch on how I make money when y’all buy products through this blog. I’ve discussed it briefly before in posts like How to Shop My Instagram Posts, but here’s a bit more explanation.
When I link to items on here, I use what’s called an affiliate link. That link works with both the retailer and a third party affiliate marketing company to pay a commission to those who promote their items.
At this point in time, most retailers that I shop with use these affiliate links, however, there are definitely cases where a retailer doesn’t use them and that doesn’t stop me from linking to them (see the clutch above!).
When you click through my blog to buy an item, that’s when I get a small (I mean, SMALL) commission. Think of it as the price that would be paid to a personal shopper—except it’s the retailer paying it, not you. The cost is exactly the same for you whether you buy it by going directly to the website or clicking through my blog.
It’s those commissions that help me pay to keep this blog going (you’d be surprised how expensive it is to run a blog—a post for another day?!), so thank you for supporting my blog each time you choose to buy something through one of my links!