Everlane’s Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans – In All Colours!

King Street - Everlane Jeans

About a year ago, I made a plan to look for a pair of sustainable, earth-friendly and ethically produced jeans, fall in love with them, then buy them in ALL colours.

Over time, I would slowly replace all my regular jeans with sustainable ones.

That was the plan!

I ended up buying some Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans from Everlane, in Mid-Blue.

Read my full review here.

That was 10 months ago. I absolutely LOVED THEM and so yep, I bought them in Black, White, Washed Grey too.

Not sponsored, I bought them all myself.

Everlane Jeans

I’ve had the black, white and grey jeans for a few months now (sitting together with my Mid-Blue ones). I’ve worn them all and washed them all.

And here are a few reasons they are awesome:

1) They are all super comfy – I even wear them to work.

2) They fit perfectly – I bought all in Size 25. I am Size 25 in all my designer jeans (Frame, Acne, Levi’s, Rag&Bone etc)

The black pair is slightly tighter and the fabric is not as soft as the rest, but still fits great.

3) They are cropped at the ankle so I don’t have to get them altered. I’m short (I’m 160cm).

4) They have genuinely slim ankles so they taper with my leg. Short girls will know when they buy skinny jeans and get them shortened, the resulting “ankles” don’t taper because they are the size of a tall girl’s “calves” ha!

So we have to pay extra to have them tapered at the leg, which usually ends up costing the same price as the jeans themselves.

5) Price. I think the best bit is how affordable these jeans are – AUS $103.

I feel a bit funny saying this, but it kind of feels too cheap for sustainably and ethically made jeans. I feel I should be paying more… but at the same time if they were priced any higher than say $170, I probably would think twice about purchasing them in all colours.

They don’t seem to be selling this style in the White anymore, but they have just released Dark Blue Wash and Deep Indigo.

Anyway, if you’re looking for sustainably and ethically made jeans, do check these out – I totally recommend them!

Review of Everlane Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Everlane Jeans and Silk Shirt

I’ve been hunting around for a GREAT pair of jeans – ones that are good for the planet, sustainable and ethically produced.

I don’t mind paying a bit extra. They just have to be a good fitgood quality and last.

I basically wanted to fall in love with one style, then just buy them in all colours: blue, light blue, black, maybe dark grey. Because I’m lazy like that!

I bought these Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans from Everlane back in November 2018.

(This post isn’t sponsored. I bought them myself. I do get a little bit of commission if you click on my link and buy something though.)

Sizing and Fit

I wear Size 25 for Acne Studios Jeans, Rag & Bone, GRLFRND, Frame, Levis, Nobody. For all of them – I have to roll up the length about 4-5 times for them to fit me in the leg. Most times I just get them hemmed up for $15.

So I bought these Everlane Jeans in a Size 25, Ankle length in a Mid Blue.

They are FREAKING INCREDIBLE. They fit me sooooooo well.

Waist, hips, bottom, thighs, ankles – all are perfectly figure-hugging, with an excellent stretch.

I don’t have to get the leg lengths taken up – amazing!

And they are actually tight/slim around my ankles – super amazing!

(I’m 160cm, or 5’2″ and usually wear AU / UK Size 6.)

Everlane Jeans and Silk Shirt

Wear

I have always been wary of high-waisted jeans. But now I can’t live without them.

They help flatten my tummy – there I said it :)

I feel slimmer, more tucked in, I think they help with my posture and they make my legs look longer, ha!

The denim is a little thicker than usual, making them feel strong and robust. So I feel like I can give them a good, quick tug (when I’m rushing in the morning) and I won’t rip or warp them.

They also feel soft, smooth, stretchy and they are VERY comfortable to wear.

 

After Washing

Of course, the jeans felt a little stiff and firm after washing and air-drying.

But once I put them on and wore them for a bit, they soften up and felt absolutely fine. Learn how to properly clean and dry your jeans at groenerekenkamer.com/.

 

World’s Cleanest Denim?

Everlane says that their jeans are the “world’s cleanest denim“…using renewable energy, a closed system that recycles 98% of all water used, 85% air dried jeans, and the toxic byproduct of denim is shipped to a factory and mixed with concrete (so it doesn’t get leeched into the environment) to build affordable homes.

I have NO IDEA how anyone could verify any of this… but Everlane have been around for quite a few years and you’d think that someone would shut them down and that there’d be more of a public outcry, if they were making false claims right?!

Aaaaand last of all, the jeans are only US$68. Or AUD $98.

So yep, I’m completely in loooove with these, and will purchase again.

Everlane Jeans and Silk Shirt

Final Thoughts

I’d say these Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans are definitely my favourite and best “normal” jeans to wear from my whole wardrobe.

(As they don’t have distressed holes, studs or flares!)

My Acne ones are mid-rise and they are not slim in the ankle. My GRLFRND ones are too distressed and “fashiony” although they are fab to wear. My Frame jeans look amazing but they are a *bit* tight and at times, look a bit too sexy.

Honestly, I’m not crazy about this colour. It’s TOO blue. I’d prefer a more faded “Levi’s 501” kind of blue. So I might buy the black and dark blue.

My plan is to NOT buy anymore non-sustainable jeans ever, and just keep buying from Everlane, or any other sustainable jeans brand I try.

I used to collaborate with Grana (I still looove the brand and buy tops from them every 3 -4 months!) and I tried 2 styles of their jeans. But I found the sizing a bit inconsistent and I found the jeans were a bit too tight or too loose, the denim was a bit stiff, and not soft/luxurious enough for me haha. Those styles have been discontinued, so perhaps they realised those styles didn’t work. I haven’t tried their High Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans yet, as I am not confident about their jeans sizing.

Also Wearing

I also bought the Relaxed Silk Shirt, which I’m wearing in this photo, in April 2018. It’s really nice! It needs LESS ironing/steaming than my Grana Silk Shirts.

White Slingback Shoes from Diane von Furstenberg.

Alix Shoulder Bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim

Who Gives A Crap

This post is not sponsored. I’ve been buying from Who Gives A Crap for close to a year now. I love it and just want to share!

I do have a $10 off referral link for you at the end, if you want to try it out for yourself.

Who Gives a Crap

About 18 months ago, my family went travelling and camping through central Australia.

It is very remote there, and there are not many facilities and services between the towns. So if you happen to stop at a remote location, you are encouraged to take your own litter away with you.

We made many stops… and saw first hand the disgusting, eye sore on the landscape – blinding white toilet paper everywhere!

Ribbons of it waving in trees and bushes, sticking up out of the ground, crumpled up and littered on the earth.

At that point, I decided to start buying biodegradable toilet paper – and I found Who Gives A Crap.

(I was introduced to the brand by 3 friends!)

Who Gives a Crap

Their toilet paper are made from 100% recycled paper, good for the environment, forest friendly, with no inks, no dyes, no scents.

They don’t wrap their toilet paper in plastic.

All the inner cores of the toilet paper and cardboard boxes are made from recycled paper too.

They donate 50% of all their profits to non-profit organisations working to help build toilets and to improve access to hygiene, water and basic sanitation in developing countries.

What’s the difference between Biodegradable Toilet Paper vs. Standard Toilet Paper?

Most standard toilet paper are made from virgin trees!

Standard toilet paper breaks down at a slower rate than biodegradable toilet paper and it needs more water to fully decompose.

Biodegradable toilet paper is usually made from a fast growing material, such as bamboo, which needs less water and matures faster. It also dissolves and breaks down faster (in less water) than standard toilet paper.

It can also be made from recycled paper, which means no trees are cut down.

Basically, biodegradable toilet paper is much better for the environment.

Who Gives a Crap

We buy the tissue boxes too!

My kids say it’s a little difficult to get the paper out, but omg I tell them to get over it, it’s a small price to pay.

What’s the Cost?

In terms of cost, YES it’s a little more expensive than buying it on sale from the supermarket.

But I feel… if I want to do something good for the environment (as opposed to just feeling all sad about it), I can support little businesses trying to be transparent and trying to do some good and make a difference to the world. My money is my vote!

I haven’t worked out how much more it costs me each year, but if it’s something like $50 more, I’m totally happy with that!

(Some people would prefer to have luxurious toilet paper and donate $50 to an environmental cause – which is perfectly fine as well haha!)

Who Gives A Crap has a subscription option and normal one-time purchase option.

For the subscription option, you can get a delivery every 4 weeks (for 5-6 people), 6 weeks (for 3-4 people) or 8 weeks (for 1-2 people). I don’t use the subscription option.

We are a family of five – 2 adults and 3 boys (aged 15, 13 and 9) and I’ve found that we finish a box of 24 rolls in about 8 weeks. Maybe because boys use less toilet paper?!

So I just make a one-time purchase every 7-8 weeks.

Who Gives a Crap

Special Discount Link

You can get $10 off your first order, if you use my referral link here.

I think you have to spend over $48 though, and it’s free shipping over $30.

If you do purchase, I get a reward of $10 put into my account, but seriously, I’m not doing it for money, I’m sharing the discount, hoping others try it out and make a switch to a more environmentally friendly option too!

Enjoy!

xxx

 

Recycling Computer Equipment in Perth

Recycling Computer Parts

This is not a sponsored post :)

This is just something we’ve been doing for years and many people have asked me about it.

We collect all our old computer parts and regularly take them to Officeworks for their “Bring IT Back” Recycling Program – to keep all this waste out of landfill.

The equipment is sent to recyclers where up to 98% of the material recovered and recycled. Which is kind of amazing!

They accept desktops, laptops, computer mice, monitors, printers, scanners, multifunction printers, keyboards, computer power supplies, printed circuit boards, motherboards, network cards, disks and CD drives.

You can also bring empty ink & toner cartridges, mobile phones, batteries and accessories.

All the materials are used to make roads, garden beds, pen, rulers, plastic pallets and steel products.

It’s a super easy process. We just throw all the items on a shopping trolley, wheel it into the store, the person greeting customers will call someone to receive it and takes it away, while you’re still standing at the door  – so good!

You can find out more information about the program here, and here is the list of Officeworks stores that accept the items.

Enjoy!

xxx

Review: Grana Easy Cotton Pants

Grana Easy Cotton Pants

Hi everyone,

Today I’m talking about pants! I’m 5’2 or 160cm… and it is soooo hard for me to buy nice, cotton pants!

The pants that I try on in the shops are always too long in the leg or too bulky at the hips and bum. And it’s hard to find a plain, classic pair – with no frills.

I’ve tried on pants from Zara, H&M, Cotton On and other high street brands, where they cost around $49-$99. While they fit ok, I just don’t like the quality of the fabric – too see through, scratchy or cheap looking.

I recently had to opportunity to work with transparent fashion brand Grana and I jumped at the chance to pick out these Easy Tailored Pants made from 100% cotton twill.

Grana Easy Cotton Pants

I’m usually a size AU6 / UK6. So I picked out a size XS in these pants.

They are loose at the waist and hips. So I should have chosen a size XXS.

However, they are very comfortable when I sit down, they don’t pinch me and they are not too tight at various places, so I’m happy with this size. They are very relaxed and easy!

And when I wear a belt and tuck my shirt in, they are fine.

Grana Easy Cotton Pants

The cotton fabric is lovely and light. The fabric is perfect for warm weather.

The pants have a nice structure, drape and it keeps it’s tailored look.

The leg length is kind of perfect, as you can see. Especially for when I wear heels.

I would definitely turn up the cuff when I wear them with flats or sneakers.

They are AU$95, which I think is a great price for clothes from a transparent, ethical brand.

I’m not 100% sure if the cotton is organic though.

Overall, I really like them. I’ve never had cotton chino pants like these before and these are just great!

Grana have a few sales on at the moment.

They are celebrating Women’s Equality Day, with 21% off women’s clothes with the code: paygap21

They are clearing out their winter stock with 30% off selected cosy essentials with code: babyitscoldoutside

(It’s a great time to pick up on some cashmere jumpers!)

And if the sales are over after this weekend, you can always use my ongoing code for 10% off and free shipping, with the code: karenxgrana.

Happy shopping!

Enjoy xxx