Everlane reviews: Air ruched blouse, cotton twill shorts, straight leg crops

I’ve added some new spring/summer Everlane items to my wardrobe recently (including two items that were gifted to me—a dream come true!), so I figured it was time for some new reviews! This batch features an airy blouse, a pair of non-denim shorts, and work-appropriate pants. If you're new to Everlane and sign up for an account with my referral link, I'll earn a credit when you place your first purchase and be forever grateful for your support!

For sizing reference, I am typically a size XS/0 at J.Crew, Madewell, LOFT, Anthropologie, Gap, and Banana Republic. I wear a size 4-6 in H&M and its sister stores (depending on the item). For stores that use juniors sizing, such as Forever 21 and ModCloth, I am usually a size small. My Uniqlo size is either XS or small (again, depending on the item). Everlane includes garment measurements for each item, which I find incredibly helpful when it comes to determining the right size to buy. You can find all of my previous Everlane reviews at the end of the post. You can browse all of my clothing reviews here (mostly Everlane and Grana).

Everlane The Air Ruched Blouse in white multi stripe — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Air Ruched Blouse c/o (white multi stripe, size 00)

Everlane reached out to me regarding a partnership last month, and I selected this blouse as part of that partnership. It was on my to-buy list anyway so I was excited to give it a try and thought it would be perfect in the warm weather. The fabric and the fit make it truly airy—the cotton is very lightweight (slightly sheer, as you can see in the photo above of it untucked) and the fit is quite oversized, even in a size down from my usual size. I originally tried it in size 0 but it just felt like too much fabric all around and the collar was almost falling off of my broad shoulders. The top is a little long for me to wear it untucked, but I love how it looks all bunched when tucked. One thing to note is that the wristbands are tight and restrict my arm movement slightly (only when I reach). The stripes are a blend of two greys, but they can sometimes appear blue in different light.

How I wore it: with a denim mini skirt

Everlane The Cotton Twill Short in bone — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Cotton Twill Short (bone, size 0)

I have a pair of white denim shorts that are a few years old, but they stretch out every time I wear them so I was on the hunt for a new pair. I ordered both this pair and another pair of the denim shorts to try (my other pair of denim shorts was reviewed here) and found these to be way more comfortable! (Plus, the pockets are not super noticeable through the fabric whereas they were with the denim shorts.) I took my usual size 0. I was surprised by how comfortable they are considering the high rise! I prefer these pockets to the pockets on the patch pocket shorts. If I were to be picky, I wish the inseam was maybe slightly longer because sometimes it feels like my butt is hanging out the bottom, lol. I do love how wide the leg opening is, though; I can sit in them without feeling like my legs are being cut off!

How I wore it: with a tonal summer sweater

Everlane The Straight Leg Crop in surplus — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Straight Leg Crop c/o (surplus, size 0 short)

I also selected these pants as part of my partnership with Everlane. (Don’t you think the blouse and pants would make an excellent outfit?) I chose these because I’m a huge fan of my wide leg crop pants (reviewed here) and these pants are the same style but with a straight leg. The surplus green color is one of my favorites right now; it’s a great neutral for any time of year. I took my usual size 0 even though lots of reviews suggested sizing down. I wouldn’t recommend it if you are prone to bloating like I am! I didn’t find them to loosen that much with wear; in fact, I think my wide leg crops are looser around the midsection. I have the “short” inseam, which I wasn’t expecting to look so short on me. My wide leg crops have the same inseam but look a little bit longer. The short inseam limits the versatility for the cooler months. I’m curious to see if the regular length would look right on me…

How I wore it: with navy stripes

If you found these reviews helpful and are new to Everlane, please consider making an account with my referral link. I would appreciate it so much! :)

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Authentic stretch denim vs. the original denim
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Review of the MightyNest MightyFix monthly subscription: part 4 of 4

Review of the MightyNest MightyFix monthly subscription of green home products — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I’m at the end of my annual MightyFix subscription! A year ago, I used a coupon code I found on another blog to sign up on the MightyNest website, and since then, I’ve been receiving sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives to common home and wellness products every month. (My first review was shared last September, second review last December, and third review in March.) The MightyFix by MightyNest is an excellent way to be introduced to new products and slowly transition to a greener, healthier lifestyle. (I’m still very much a work-in-progress when it comes to my lower waste goals.)

The subscription increased in price to $11 per month (formerly $10 per month) in order to cover the cost of using eco-friendly shipping materials—$132 annually if not prepaid. I paid $99 with the coupon code, making it $8.25 per month. As a member, you also get discounts on most products, and if you want to buy anything from the site, it ships free with your Fix. After much deliberation, I decided to renew my annual subscription, which is offered for a reduced price of $114 if it’s prepaid. That makes each fix $9.50, an increase of $1.25 each over my first annual subscription. The majority of the products I received this past year would still be well worth the price at $9.50 each. I’m excited to see what I receive over the next year! (I won’t be writing any more formal review posts, though. If I receive any amazing products I’ll likely mention them in general round-up type posts!)

I can invite three people per month to receive a free month of the MightyFix monthly subscription, so let me know via email if you’d like an invite (cottoncashmerecathair (at) gmail (dot) com)! If you email me in June, let me know which of the three products below is your favorite and I’ll select that item for you to receive. Note that MightyNest did not pay me or ask me to write this post, and I paid for the subscription myself.

MightyFix All Good Goop healing balm — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

All Good Goop Healing Balm (March 2019)

This all-purpose balm is perfect to use on minor cuts and scrapes, dry skin, and other skin irritations like bug bites and sunburn. It features an organic formula of essential oils and medicinal plants that is free of petroleum, parabens, GMOs, gluten, and synthetic ingredients. The 2 ounce size is perfect for travel.

I first used this balm on a couple of cat scratches (such is my life) but didn’t notice much of any change. Now that I think about it, I probably didn’t use it enough days in a row! This product is very highly-rated, especially for use on diaper rash and dry skin. After reading some of the reviews, I’m going to try it on body acne to see if it helps that at all! (My skin has been freaking out a little bit since getting my IUD a couple of years ago.)

Regular price: $13.99 / Member price: $12.59 / I paid: $8.25

MightyFix Cose Nuove Swedish dishcloths — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Cose Nuove Swedish Dishcloths (April 2019)

These Swedish dishcloths are made of cellulose and cotton fabric, are incredibly absorbent (up to 15x their weight), and claim to leave no streaks on surfaces. They’re a natural alternative to disposable sponges and paper towels. They can be machine washed (and air dried) and will last for 9-12 months if cared for properly. At the end of their life, they are compostable and biodegradable.

I already own a set of “unpaper” towels, which are basically just reusable towels, and received a set of Tidy dish cloths in a previous Fix, and those have already dramatically reduced my dependency on paper towels. I’m thrilled to have another option, though! You can never have too many towel or sponge alternatives. I love that they are compostable since we have curbside compost pickup here. The designs are super cute, too. ;) (I received blue circles and green leaves.)

Regular price (each): $5.99 / Member price (each): $5.59 / I paid (for two): $8.25

MightyFix RSVP Endurance stainless steel straws and EcoJarz stainless steel straw cleaner — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Straws (& EcoJarz Stainless Steel Straw Cleaner) (May 2019)

These stainless steel straws are made from high-quality, medical-grade stainless steel. I received a set of bent straws, but they straight straws are also available (that are slightly wider for thicker drinks). They are dishwasher safe! It is suggested to rinse the straws out first before putting them in the dishwasher. The straw cleaner was also included as part of my Fix, which was a nice touch.

I was thrilled to receive this Fix! I’ve been wanting to get some reusable straws, and these are a great starting place. (I’m also curious about glass straws.) The only thing that makes me nervous is cleaning them! I appreciate that these can go in the dishwasher, but I want to make sure they won’t fall through any holes…haha. I also need to remember to bring them with me in order to actually use them when out and about. That always seems to be a big hurdle for me.

Regular price: $10.99 (+ $1.99 for the cleaner) / Member price: $9.89 / I paid: $8.25

Everlane reviews: Cotton-linen crew, denim shorts, high-rise skinny jeans with button fly

I took a short break from ordering things from Everlane until a couple of months ago, when I picked up a new sweater for the spring and summer and another pair of authentic stretch skinny jeans. I also realized that I didn’t review the pair of denim shorts I purchased last year, and now that we’re headed into summer, I felt it was appropriate to share a review of those this time, too. If you're new to Everlane and sign up for an account with my referral link, I'll earn a credit when you place your first purchase and be forever grateful for your support!

For sizing reference, I am typically a size XS/0 at J.Crew, Madewell, LOFT, Anthropologie, Gap, and Banana Republic. I wear a size 4-6 in H&M and its sister stores (depending on the item). For stores that use juniors sizing, such as Forever 21 and ModCloth, I am usually a size small. My Uniqlo size is either XS or small (again, depending on the item). Everlane includes garment measurements for each item, which I find incredibly helpful when it comes to determining the right size to buy. You can find all of my previous Everlane reviews at the end of the post. You can browse all of my clothing reviews here (mostly Everlane and Grana).

Everlane The Cotton-Linen Crew sweater in sand — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Cotton-Linen Crew (sand, size XS)

I am all about lightweight sweaters that I can pull out on chilly summer evenings or to combat the unreasonably cold air that comes out of the A/C at work. This crewneck sweater immediately caught my eye, and I ordered it in sand—a perfect spring/summer neutral. (A v-neck sweater is also available.) Since the item description mentions that it has a relaxed fit, I went with a size XS. When I first tried it on, I wished I had gotten a small instead (the arms felt short), but this sweater has loosened up so I think XS ended up being the right choice. I had forgotten how much cotton-linen blends stretch out with wear, especially in the arms. The length of the sweater is shorter than usual, so keep that in mind. It’s perfect on me since I’ve found myself gravitating more towards cropped sweaters to wear with high-rise jeans and pants. The knit is loose and could potentially show a bra, so I’ve worn it with a beige tank top underneath just to be safe. I haven’t washed it yet but am hopeful that it will hold up fine.

How I wore it: with denim shorts and in my April style sudoku

Everlane The Denim Short in vintage light blue wash — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Denim Short (vintage light blue, size 25)

I ordered these shorts when they were released last summer in a size 24 after looking at the size chart and assuming they would fit like the modern boyfriend jeans. Boy, was I wrong! I couldn’t get that size over my thighs. I returned them and reordered them in sizes 25 and 26. The size 25 fit well, so I didn’t bother trying on the 26. I wish I had tried them just to compare, but the 25 still fits me this year. (I’ve been taking size 26 in the authentic stretch jeans, for reference.) The denim is stiff and not very forgiving in the midsection, so they’re not the most comfortable to sit in for long periods of time (i.e. a road trip, which is something I tried, lol). I appreciate the longer inseam, and these shorts can be worn with or without cuffs. The hem is raw. I really like how they don’t bag out in the butt!

How I wore it: with a green top, with pink and burgundy, and with a white tee

Everlane authentic stretch high-rise skinny button fly in washed black — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Button Fly (washed black, size 26)

I fell in love with these button fly skinny jeans. Originally, I wasn’t a huge fan of the washed black colorway, but the more I got to thinking, the more I realized that washed black could look a lot like grey. (I mean…of course! Ha.) I do have grey skinny jeans already, but I’m gravitating more towards high-rises lately, so I was thrilled to find these. Unfortunately, they were sold out of my size, but I signed up for the waitlist and got emails almost every day as pairs were being returned. The pop-backs kept selling out until one day I was finally able to grab a pair!

I already have a pair of the authentic stretch high-rise skinny jeans in black (reviewed here), and I was excited to add another pair to my wardrobe. These jeans fit like a glove in size 26, and the fabric is softer than my black pair. I don’t find the button fly to be difficult to do up or undo. I ordered these in the ankle length, and on me they hit right above my ankle bone.

How I wore it: with shades of grey and black

If you found these reviews helpful and are new to Everlane, please consider making an account with my referral link. I would appreciate it so much! :)

More Everlane reviews:

Soft cotton square crew, cashmere rib round crew, wide leg crop pant
Authentic stretch denim vs. the original denim
Slim classic French terry crew, kick crop jeans, modern boyfriend jeans
Cashmere crew, waffle knit cashmere square crew, midrise skinny jeans (ankle)
Linen tees, cotton poplin skirt, cotton box-cut tee dress
Box-cut tee, cotton v-neck tee, silk pocket, crew sweatshirt
Seed stitch u-neck, cashmere cropped crew, cashmere crew, chunky knit cardigan