Dressing Room Diaries: Soft and Fuzzy

So this dressing room diaries was a small dream come true for me. Shopping in a brick and mortar Everlane! I’ve been buying and wearing cashmere from Everlane for so long, some of my labels have their older branding! I am obsessed with the quality of their cashmere and have the sweater count to prove it;)

If you’re new here, DRD is when I go into stores to try on new merchandise so you can see how they look on a woman over 23 who wears a size larger than zero. The lighting is usually dim so the pictures are fuzzy but you’ll get the idea. For reference, I’m 5’4″ and approximately 147 pounds. I have wide shoulders and straight hips, a long torso and arms, and short legs.

This wall of cashmere made my heart go pitter-patter. wall display at everlane store on san fransisco

This table has their cashmere sweat pants, (are you listening Santa) and their popular day boots.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing heather green cashmere and black jeans
crewneck cashmere in Heathered Jade high rise black jeans / Jenny Bird earrings / my Munro boots

I zeroed right in on this heathered jade cashmere because it’s one of my favorite colors. I always wear Everlane sweaters in medium but decided to try the large and really like the slouchy feel of it. This sweater is available in 18 yummy colors.

Jennifer and Vanessa Connolly of A Well Styled life wearing Everlane sweaters
The Teddy Crew Neck in Blue Lagoon  // cashmere crew in medium on Vanessa

I touched this Teddy sweater on the table and had to try it on. I avoid wool because it irritates my skin but this one didn’t. It’s an ultra-soft bouclé knit of 65% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 35% Polyamide and is one of the softest, non-itchy wool sweaters I’ve ever tried on.

Teddy Beanie by Everlane on A Well Styled Life
Teddy Beanie is available in 5 colors here

The sweater is available in 6 colors XXS – XL. I’m wearing a large which is too big for me. It’s slightly cropped which is a nice change for my short self. It’s also available in a wall display of Re-cashmere at the Everlane store in San Francisco

They have a large display featuring their Re-Cashmere sweaters which is just as soft as regular cashmere but with half the carbon footprint.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled life wearing Everlane ReCashmere Stroopwafel turtleneck
ReCashmere Stroopwafel Turtleneck in Heathered Sand

I was anxious to feel the recashmere, and I can report it is as soft as regular cashmere. The fiber content is 60% Recycled cashmere, 40% Non-mulesed, extra-fine merino wool with none of the scratchiness of wool! I’m wearing a medium, which fits just the way I like a slouchy sweater.

clean silk relaxed shirt from Everlane in black
classic relaxed silk shirt

Vanessa tried on their relaxed silk shirt that’s available in 13 scrumptious colors. The silk is has a matte finish and is beautifully soft.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing side zip pants from Everlane
Side-Zip Work Pant in navy

These pants are a great 4-way stretch blend of cotton with 6% elastane. That amount of stretch means the knees won’t bag out and they will spring back as you move around. They have side zip which I always appreciate because it doesn’t add any bulk on the tummy. They also have a flattering seam up the back of each leg which is slimming. They come in 6 colors, regular and ankle length. I’m wearing a 10 ankle which is 1 inch shorter than the regular.

Have you tried Everlane cashmere?

Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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14 Comments

  1. I have never been able to afford cashmere.

  2. Is the V neck sweater one of their cashmere sweaters? It looks great on you.

    I prefer wearing V necks because I am so short (5’1”).

    1. I’m wearing a sweater from Ann Taylor, several years ago.

  3. Karen D Young says:

    I really like tunic length sweaters that cover the saddle-bags. Do you have a source for any brand in cashmere? I might be inclined to invest, in dark colors especially.

  4. Pamela Lutrell says:

    You girls had so much fun! I love that green color on you, Jennifer! I wish I could get my daughter away on a shopping trip….a gift you are blessed with!

  5. Christine says:

    I love cashmere, but living in So Cal , I only own two pieces and I’m afraid that’s my max. However, Everlane has great shoes and those are what I’m looking forward to shopping!

  6. Vanessa is such a beautiful young woman. I love your shopping adventures. You are truly blessed.

    1. Thank you Julia. I know I’m blessed. She’s a wonderful young lady.

  7. the colour in pic 1 looks good on you

  8. I will have to check out the Everlane brand!

  9. Love the heathered jade sweater on you! Beautiful color and I like the oversized look. I will have to try Everlane. Love your dressing room diaries!

  10. Love my Everlane sweaters, that’s crew neck is super cute.