Everlane Silk Pajama Review

Gifted by Everlane

Hey guys, I survived.  Did you?  Boy it sure is a lot of work but most of it is fun.  The clean-up not so much.  Today I'm reviewing the last item from my gift box from Everlane.

These luxurious silk pj's in this pretty rose pink color are sooooo comfy.  They are not the thin silk I'm used to.  The silk is quite thick and dare I say sturdy, all while being delicate at the same time.  These silk pajamas can only be purchased through my special link!  They cannot be seen on the regular website.  Today there is 2 day free shipping and with every purchase this Black Friday Weekend, Everlane will donate $15 to the OCEANA charity that is helping rid our oceans of plastic.

Watch this space because I plan to style and wear them out in public.  They are completely opaque, have pockets and the bottoms are wide leg cropped.  I want to wear them with black pumps and a big black coat over them!  But today I'm inside doing laundry and putting everything away.  I plan to watch a movie too.

In case you missed it I filmed a little video on Thanksgiving before everyone arrived...x


getting ready

Hello dear friends.  It's 2:45 pm Pacific time here in the USA.  I just thought I'd touch base with you and let you know what I've been doing today.  I have 8 adults and 3 littles coming tomorrow so this is the plan I hatched.  First I cleared the area and brought in a 6 ft folding table and vintage folding chairs.

I thought I may use this old black and cream toile drapery panel. 

I changed my mind and draped the table in a v old RL linen and cotton king sized sheet.  I have had this forever!  Then I layered a RL cream colored tablecloth over it all and brought in some branches and votives.

I added plates and mixed Pottery Barn napkins.

I'm liking it a lot.

I still have tons to do as you know.  But the turkey is brining, the apple pie is made and all the veggies for the stuffing are prepped.  Everyone else is bringing their favorite sides and wines.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and having as relaxed day as possible.  It's such an emotional time.  I'm doing ok though.  One day at a time...x

Everlane Premium cashmere Review

Gifted from Everlane

Tucked inside my gift box from Everlane was this limited edition premium cashmere sweater that they asked me to review.  Well I'll start by first saying thank you to Everlane and then to you all for continuing to support me and my blog.  I feel so incredibly blessed.

I've come to look at my Everlane Cashmere Crews as the solid base of my entire Fall and Winter wardrobe.  They are simple, classic, beautiful and elevates everything I pair with them.  This new sweater is no exception but I've never felt cashmere like this. Even my vintage cashmere is not this thick or soft.

I love this soft Chai color and it has an slightly oversized fit which is quite nice.  Although I normally order a small in their other cashmere, this is a medium and I like it a lot.  There is so much I can do with it.  Skinny jeans and boots or over one of my dresses or just as I have styled it here with old jeans.  It's for those days that require cozy.

I've been under the weather with strep throat, which is so frustrating bc I just got a flu shot last month.  I'm so glad I had prepared these posts last week bc I can't imagine getting out of my pjs today.   I have a lot to prepare for Thanksgiving.  I will be making a turkey for the first time in like 15 years.  Larry's dad is coming which I am thrilled about.  His favorite meal is Thanksgiving and I don't want to disappoint him.  Wish me luck friends.  x

Everlane tall boot review

Gifted from Everlane

I honestly have no idea how Everlane decided to reach out to me and gift me (gift me!) some of their most beautiful products to review.  I am so grateful to them and to you guys for allowing me this space to indulge my love of fashion and to show you, just bc we are a little older we can still lead stylish lives.  If fashion is your thing...

Before I talk about this look, I want to talk about these boots.  They live up to all of the Everlane boots I own and then some.  I've styled this here but can't wait to style more (warning, I will be!)  This is basically their Day Boot but with a tall shaft.  I don't live in a cold part of the country obviously but I know I'll get a lot of use out of these bc it does get cold here.  Not just as cold as it gets where you likely are.  The fit is so dang comfortable, like wearing slippers and the leather is so soft it molds to your foot instantly.  The solid block heel makes it super stable and adds to the comfort.  I have a high arch and so I don't know if that helps or not but it's a 2" heel and I love the height it gives me without any aching cost.

During the holidays we like to go to The Mission Inn in Riverside to see the lights they put up.  It attracts thousands and thousands of people from all over Southern California.  And no matter the daytime temps here, the nights are always cold and this is what I'll be wearing.  It's the Recashmere crew Sweater and high waisted skinny black jeans with the boots and my 2nd hand Burberry trench.  Story below...



3 simple holiday looks

Hello there, Today I'm joining a bevy of other bloggers who are posting on holiday outfits.  My goal is to show you 3 easy/minimal holiday outfits.  You don't need these specific pieces as I'm sure you already have a fancy pair of pants that you rarely use and a pretty blouse or 2 that hangs at the back of your closet waiting for that special day.  Today I suggest you pull them out and actually use them this holiday season.


Let's start with this first look. I purchased this blouse from H&M.  I can't believe it is already sold out but THIS one is close.  The color does not come across that well on the website or in my photos but it's less "khaki" and more a delicious olive shade with silky balloon sleeves and the fabric looks much richer than its polyester name.  I believe it was $19.

I've paired it with these 1960s silk champagne trousers from Sunset Vintage.  I promised these pants that I'd wear them this season.  Also these Stubbs & Wootton mules I bought on eBay years ago for $15.  I don't think the person selling them knew the brand.  They are so pretty and I am really fussy about wearing them outside.  I do, but I prefer they be indoor shoes, like a cat.


Same pants (bc I did promise) but paired with this Everlane Clean Silk Tie Blouse that was so generously gifted to me.  The silk is sumptuous and I adore the way it drapes slightly over the shoulders.

I accessorized it with this darling 1950's faux fur jacket that my dear friend Ladelle gave me.  Also, the velvet bow mules from Isaac Mizrahi's first Target collection.  They have survived every clear-out, cleaning and reorganizing of my closet. 👏

It's hard to photograph the bow tie detail on the back so go here and take a looksie.  It's all v Chanel-like.  I ordered my normal size 4 and it's roomy but not baggy so perfect fit.



I've already reviewed this Everlane Clean Silk Relaxed shirt in Rose.  But today I'm wearing it with the silk champagne trousers.  These trousers have survived many a declutter too.  And a promise is a promise.

All of these looks can be easily copied and even swapped out with jeans - which I most def have already done and will continue to do.  I don't buy into all the holiday madness but I do think it's a chance to get out of my daily rut of denim and pretty it up a bit.  I encourage you to give it a try.  Why not?

Please click over to the list of lovely ladies and see what they have to say.  Even Joni is joining us.  So exciting bc she was my v first blog crush.  😍

Brenda Kinsel
Classic Casual Home
Cote de Texas
Most Lovely Things
Northern Cal Style
Cindy Hattersley

PS - I have A LOT more fashion planned for this month so prepare yourselves.


cozy knit

This pretty H&M Conscious Collection knit sweater is perfect for a cozy holiday season.  Even if you are not in the cozy mood, it kinda puts you there.  It's made from 50% recycled materials.  H&M has a plan to use 100% recycled materials in all their products by 2030.  So this is a good start as they say.

I love the knit pattern and the neckline hides that neck.

From a strictly style/comfort standpoint,  it is super soft and warm.  I would wear a cami or tee underneath if it were colder.  It goes with so many pieces I already own and the price is $29.  So budget friendly.  x

apple blueberry crisp

I made this apple blueberry crisp from this recipe from The Simple Veganista.  I just swapped blueberries for the cranberries.  I made mine without any oil which is an option she offers.  It was yummy and I do plan to make it for Thanksgiving but will use oil because I'm not heartless.  Either way it's delicious!  Without oil it is a super healthy guiltless dessert!  x

hm florals

So here we are heading into the holidays.  I wish I was feeling better about them.  I know that it really is just another day and not to attach too much meaning to them but...yikes.  Also, it's been 5 years this month since this wedding happened here.  Anyone out there remember this?

Dear reader, I told you I had purchased a few things from H&M and here is one of them.  In my defense...nevermind, I don't have one.  This pretty blouse is $14.99 and feels like Fall.  I think it's pretty and would be perfect for Thanksgiving day.  Take a look at this whole page or beautiful florals.  I'm a fairly new HM shopper so I don't know if they always have these gorgeous prints or if they are just on a roll.  Let me know in the comments ok?  I'll be posting more fashion, food and hopefully something of interest  all month. Wish me luck.  x

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