Style Bee - Everlane Linen - Balance

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05.09.16

Style Bee - Everlane Linen - Balance

Spring is finally here in Ontario and I’m loving every second of it! Over the weekend we went to our local botanical nursery to pick up a ton of plants and veggies for the garden and I can’t wait to get them into the ground, which is this evening’s agenda. Over the last two years Dave has been fostering an incredible green thumb and working hard to establish a healthy stock of soil for our sizeable veggie garden (it’s 1/3 of our yard!). We’re hoping this year will be the best yet for our crop and I’m excited because we’ll actually get to eat everything we grow, unlike last year when we were renovating the kitchen.

We’ve already planted spinach and soon we’ll be adding kale, red leaf, romaine and butter lettuces to the salad section of the garden. We’ll be planting basil, sage, mint, thyme, rosemary and cilantro in the herb section and beets, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, squash, beans and peas in the veggie section. We also decided to try out broccoli, cauliflower, hot peppers and Brussel sprouts for the first time so we’ll see how that goes! Oh and we’re planting two types of raspberry bushes and looking forward to the third year of our strawberry crops. *Fingers crossed* it’ll be a very tasty summer!

Style Bee - Everlane Linen - Balance

Now onto another crop that I’m super excited about, the Everlane Linen Collection. To my delight, I’ve been given the opportunity to style a few of my favourite items from this beautiful collection, starting with the The Relaxed Linen Shirt*. I missed out on this style last year so I was all over the waitlist earlier this Spring. Low and behold, I got my paws on the relaxed linen shirt and it’s everything I hoped it would be. Unfortunately, a lot of sizes are already sold out but there is a re-stock coming in July so all is not lost!

If you’re so inclined to wait (or your size is available) here’s a quick mini review: 

Sizing: I am usually a size S in Everlane tops and currently wearing the size 4. It’s definitely over-sized on me but I LOVE the long length while the sleeves and shoulders are still relatively fitted. Makes layering a breeze.

Linen Quality: I have a lot of linen clothing, it’s my favourite fabric, and this particular linen ranks well in terms of quality for me. It’s heavy enough that it’s not sheer but it’s not so thick that you loose the breathability factor. Compared to existing items it’s lighter weight than my Elizabeth Suzann Linn Tee and Florence Pant but find it a bit stiffer and not quite as soft. I particularly like that it’s a stark, bright white linen, which can be hard to find.

Wrinkle Factor: It’s linen, so it’s prone to creasing but that’s what makes it such a beautiful, unpretentious material. I will say it doesn’t wrinkly AS easily as some lighter-weight linen tops and holds it’s crispness quite well.

Washing: I washed it on delicate, hung it to dry and then ironed it with lots of steam to get it back to it’s original smoothness. It was super crinkled when I hung it to dry so count on ironing (or steaming) after each wash.

Just let me know if you have any additional questions about this shirt, as I’m always happy to talk details!

*Later this week I’ll be sharing looks featuring the Linen V-Neck and the Linen Shirt Dress in Indigo. Please note: I was gifted these three items by Everlane in exchange for styling and sharing the looks in a post however the reviews are authentic and all opinions are my own. 

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Relaxed Linen Shirt c/o Everlane | Denim Vest old J.Crew (similar option made responsibly) | Flares old Madewell (similar US made version here and here) | Clutch c/o Primecut | Split Ring c/o CLAUS | Boots c/o Poppy Barley



 

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  1. Stacy says:

    I hopped ALL OVER the relaxed poplin when it was released and loved it…until I saw them release the linen version and kicked myself a little. The linen sounds amazing (softer, a little more casual), but I still love the poplin and am learning to accept it 😉 Love the way you styled this outfit with the denim vest…I’m on the lookout for a denim vest myself!

    • Thanks so much Stacy! The poplin is so chic and timeless, so you really can’t go wrong either way. I feel like it might be a bit easier to maintain from an ironing standpoint too. It’s funny how much I wear this vest, something I wouldn’t have ever thought of as a closet workhorse, but it manages to finish a look off every time! xo

  2. leigh says:

    I love linen as well. If you iron it straight from the washing machine and then hang to dry completely it makes life so much easier.

  3. Andrea H says:

    Your garden sounds amazing! This is my second spring in a long time without one. Hello urban renting. Perhaps I’ll do some potted tomatoes, my favorite variety is pineapple tomatoes, they are crazy flavorful.

    About that shirt, do you plan to wear it in the fall/winter too, or is more of a summery weight?

    • Thanks Andrea! Ah, yeah, it’s so tough to find rental space with room for gardening. We used to do potted tomatoes and lots of herbs when we were renting. City squirrels are devils though so watch out for them!

      Honestly, I am tempted to ditch all my white button-ups now that I have this one. I’ll definitely be wearing it in the fall under jackets and big sweaters! xo

  4. We started a veggie garden at the cottage last year and doubled it this year. It is so satisfying eating veggies that you grew! One of my favourite things are the canned hot beans my mom makes out the of pole beans (perfect addition to a caesar!).

    For gaps in your produce, check out “Pfennings Organics” its an amazing organic food box delivery service, just west of Waterloo!

    Happy gardening, I am so happy the spring weather is finally here!

    • Thanks for the food box delivery tip Carlyn! That’s great to know. Enjoy your cottage garden! It’s even better when you can enjoy the goodies with a beautiful view.

  5. Andrea says:

    Hello *garden goals*! My daughter and I are starting our planning for a garden next year when we return to Seattle. I’m really looking forward to just stepping outside to finding lunch.

    I love the shirt! I’m hoping hoping hoping Everlane will start shipping to the UK soon. I love their ethics and transparency and yay for both of those resulting in great looking clothes.

    • Thanks Andrea! Nothing better than picking some lettuce, herbs and veggies for lunch or dinner. Everything tastes so good when it’s home grown too! My favourite thing to make is pesto (we’ll be freezing it to have on hand all winter long).

      Good news!! Everlane is offering international shipping from May 24th – June 5th so mark your calendar 😉 xo

  6. Jodie says:

    Lucky you! That’s so awesome you get to style their new pieces! Yay!
    Your garden sounds so exciting. I grew up with a big garden at my parents, and lots of berry bushes- raspberries are my favorite!
    Super excited to see the linen shirt dress on you since I’ve had my eye on it, and we are the same height, so I’ll be able to see the length too!

    • Thanks Jodie, I’m a lucky duck indeed! One of my fondest memories growing up was picking blackberries from the bushes in my parent’s yard and I can’t wait to do that again 🙂 xo