REVIEW: The Curated Classic Camel Coat

This winter season, I was in the market for a classic, wool camel coat. But, I didn’t have thousands of dollars to drop on a MaxMara coat, the quintessential wool wrap coat. Instead, The Curated’s Instagram ads caught my eye with their perfectly shot editorial photos and alluring price points starting at $350.

Interestingly enough, despite their Instagram popularity, The Curated is relatively low-key aside from their direct digital marketing campaigns. Unlike other direct-to-consumer fashion brands (ex. Everlane, Allbirds, Rothy’s), they haven’t yet made a big push in news outlets.

There also aren’t many detailed reviews – so I decided to pull the trigger and give it a try, especially given the palatable price point. I was torn between their Classic Coat and their Tailored Coat. Ultimately, I chose the former as I preferred its straighter silhouette. I hope you find the following review of The Curated Classic Coat useful in your consideration!

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Fitting Room Review: Everlane Puffy Puff, ReWool Overcoat, Sweaters and More

Everlane SF Photo from Dezeen

Happy holidays! Squeezing in one last Everlane review collection before the new year. I am fortunate to live near a brick and mortar Everlane retail store, so I like to pop in and see items in person before purchasing. Last week, I stopped by to return a pair of jeans I ordered online (now I know: stick to my true size) and to pick up a backpack for our upcoming holiday travel. It was a great chance to try on their newer sweaters, along with a few other Re styles as well. Hope you enjoy this quick Everlane review from the fitting room!

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TRY ON: Bryr Clogs Review

Bryr Studio SF

As mentioned in my Sevilla Smith post – I’m not a “clog person” so to speak. But, the more I saw Bryr clogs on Instagram and blogs, the more I was drawn in. Overall, I like that Bryr has styles that look more like true sandals and less like traditional clogs, so to speak. The thinner, more lightweight wood provides a delicate touch, along with the smaller sole.

I’m fortunate to live near their studio in San Francisco – so I decided to stop by one afternoon and try on a few styles and see them in person. The ladies there were very helpful and patient, it was a great experience overall.

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REVIEW: Girlfriend Collective Leggings & Sports Bra

Girlfriend Collective Leggings Review

It’s been a while since I last purchased workout clothing, most recently from Outdoor Voices (review here). Which all in all, is a good sign. However, I was in need of replacing an old pair of leggings, so as I researched sustainable activewear I stumbled upon Girlfriend Collective.

They’re not a new brand by any means, though this was my first time hearing about them. Girlfriend Collective leggings and sports bras are basic in style, but come in over 20(!) colors and a wide range of sizes at a reasonable price point. Their leggings start at $68 and their bras at $38. I decided to give them a try after reading some positive Instagram comments about their leggings.

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REVIEW: Parker Clay Miramar Backpack

Parker Clay Miramar Backpack Review

As much as I love my Form Bag (reviewed here), I was looking to switch things up with a part-time backpack. Despite the comfortable and wide Form Bag strap, I still found myself sometimes tensing up my shoulder to carry it. I like that a backpack more evenly distributes the weight of a laptop, so I was in the market for a black leather backpack. I have a few existing packs, but they’re all colorfully nylon. 

When the Parker Clay team reached out to collaborate, I was intrigued by their lineup. Their goods are all ethically made in Ethiopia – from the leather sourced from local farmers to the women who are paid a fair wage with employment advancement opportunities. I decided to try out their popular Miramar backpack style. Now that I’ve used it for a few weeks, here are my thoughts so far!

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