Review: Everlane Chunky Knit Raglan

Everlane Chunky Knit Raglan

EVERLANE chunky knit raglan / LF jeans

My dear friend D gave me some advice before I moved. “Don’t buy anything. You won’t know what you need until you get there and you might end up wasting money.” Sound advice. Of course I didn’t listen.

Because my bar for normal weather starts at 70 degrees, I immediately went to my dealer and got the warmest thing I could find. I’m glad I did since the weather went from crisp and sunny to grey and drizzly overnight.

I don’t generally review clothes but if any of you were considering this sweater, I’d cosign the purchase. The wool is very, very soft and comfortable to wear. The sweater hangs off the body in a flattering way – not too boxy (*cough* Madewell *cough*) and not too tight – and it looks equally nice topping loose fit bottoms as it does close fit. It’s not apparent in the photo (and not as visible on the darker colors), but there’s a nice geometric detail in the knit.

As for function, this thing is seriously warm. I’ve never experienced my hands and arms being two completely different temperatures before. Shit just doesn’t seem natural. Depending on how things go in the next couple of weeks, I might buy the grey version. The other sweaters I have are built more for warmer weather and I’m still working on how to layer properly since it’s now required. Judge me not.

So do any of you have anything from the Chunky Knit collection? I was considering the sleeveless turtleneck at one point, but my present self is thanking my past self for not giving into temptation.

 

Diversions

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photo via the cozy space

Right now, I’m in the middle of selling my house in and looking for a place to live. Naturally, instead of focusing on that, I am thinking about how woefully under-prepared I am for the Pacific Northwest climate. The weather has been beautiful as of late, but I’m told this is a damn dirty trick that February is playing. Terrible.

Since seasons are a THING here, and I’m not sure what a proper transition from winter to spring looks/feels like, I’m scoping out a few things to look at and feel up on.

The perfect leather jacket. It’s perpetually on the list of things to get, but I think I’ve finally found the jacket to replace all leather jackets. No, I  mean it. I had six at one point and I’m 97% sure this trumps all of them. Besides, it’s cold here and I’m not wearing Patagonia. This one is a close second because it gives me Rick Owens vibes.

Super black skinny jeans. No rips, no holes, no frills. Just a great fit that hits at a nice point on the ankle. Distressing makes for cold knees here and I’m not a fan of cold knees.

Boxy white t-shirt. Another mainstay in the closet, this one is in a different (and therefore, worthy of separate purchase) silhouette and makes for a nice update of my now threadbare scoopneck versions. Or I could buy a pack of Fruit of the Loom shirts and call it a day. We’ll see.

 

 

LAX > PDX

Portland Bound
what I’ll be living in over the next couple of months

Lots of things are in flux, but there’s always time for Pinterest and Polyvore. They’re almost as soothing as buying new things. Almost.

Newly added to the sea of neutrals are the Madewell ‘Ames’ boots, Rachel Comey rain boots, and sweaters from Everlane and Madewell.  There is also the Marni x H&M raincoat that I never knew I had to have until today. Apparently it rains a lot in Portland. And they have these seasons I’ve heard so much about.

This should be interesting.