Thursday, July 26, 2018

What Do You Have to Lose?

Ethyl red tunic, Ethyl french terry jeans, ABEO black wedges, quilted black leather tote




Ethyl red tunic, Ethyl french terry jeans, ABEO black wedges, quilted black leather tote

Ethyl red tunic, Ethyl french terry jeans, ABEO black wedges, quilted black leather tote

Ethyl red tunic, Ethyl french terry jeans, ABEO black wedges, quilted black leather tote

Ethyl red tunic, Ethyl french terry jeans, ABEO black wedges, quilted black leather tote

Ethyl red tunic, Ethyl french terry jeans, ABEO black wedges, quilted black leather tote

I'll begin by being completely honest. There are many times that I turn down collaboration inquires because I don't think they are right for me or my blog. Sometimes the clothing is too revealing, too cheap looking, or just not my cup of tea. Other times I can tell the clothing is quality, but might not be my style. When I initially received the email from Ethyl Clothing asking me to collaborate, it was described as being marketed to 'baby boomer' women. Well I am not that, but I decided to give the site a look anyway and do a little research. Ethyl Clothing has been in business for over 30 years and the original owners continue to design and do the product sourcing for it. It was formed to create a vanity-sized line that is made with quality fabric and a superior fit.

I ended up deciding to give the collaboration a shot and chose two different items from Ethyl including the cozy tunic and jeans I have on. The Kaylee tunic immediately caught my eye as something I could see myself in for fall with some leggings. It's very comfortable and made of a soft, stretchy fabric. I wish there were other color options of this! I like the asymmetric hem, too. It makes it perfect for knotting or letting it hang loose for extra length when worn as a tunic. The jeans I chose are called the Olivia Classic and made of a stretchy French Terry fabric making them easy to move around in while keeping their shape. I ordered a size down from my typical size and would say the sizing is accurate. The jeans in the photo show a more fitted leg, but I think I just have skinny legs because they fit me more like a boyfriend jean. The hips and waist were perfect.

Overall, my impression of Ethyl is primarily for a slightly older generation, but there were quite a few cozy sweaters and cute tunics that I could see myself wearing as well. Their pants fit very well and they have quite a selection of colors and lengths.

I paired my Ethyl clothing with a new pair of black wedges I received from ABEO. I mentioned in Tuesday's post how much I absolutely love my red espadrilles from them and these wedges are just as comfortable. It's nice to have some sandals that just slide on. There are days when I am too busy to deal with buckling or tying straps on shoes! The tassel detail is super cute, too!


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3 comments:

  1. Coincidently I posted last Tuesday about collaborations! I'm glad you think good about which brand works for you and which doesn't.

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  2. Love the top. I know how you feel some collabs I accept a lot I turn down as they dont fit my blog. Good for you to know what is a fit and not.

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  3. You are rocking that red gorgeous lady! I hear ya, same feelings on collabs here. Glad you took a chance on this one. xo

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