Happy Friday friends!
Just in case you missed it yesterday – I’m participating in a Virtual Pop-Up with some of my favorite blogger ladies. We’ve joined forces to help connect you guys with brands that value the same things you do – ethics and sustainability – in their manufacturing and business practices. We are showcasing pieces from these brands to help other women see them in real-life situations. We want to share insights on fit and feel, and help make your job as a conscious-consumer easier. It can be hard to find brands that align with your personal values, and that’s where we come in. At the end of this post I’ll share links to shop these items, along with other Virtual Pop-Up participants and a special discount code.
Today I’m styling another piece by Only Child – the Luzon Tie Front Top in Cotton along with a my first pair of Pons by Avarcas.
It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Only Child. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve seen this brand mentioned many times before. It’s a one-woman shop, everything is designed, cut and sewn by the talented woman behind the label – Haley Tucker – in her beautiful Oakland Studio. She also happens to have a great Instagram feed where you can get sneak peeks of her process, along with a look at her creative space.
I chose the Luzon Tie Front Top from her spring line because I was really drawn to the subtle pattern on the fabric and the tie front. These two small details really elevate this from a ‘shirt’ to a ‘blouse.’ And that let’s me get dressed and make a statement with almost zero effort.
Fit: This top comes in five sizes – XS, S, M, L, and XL. I am wearing a medium, which is 22″ across and 21″ long. The bottom of the top hits right at my mid-rise pants (as seen above), and a few inches below my high-rise pants. I typically wear a small or medium in most brands, or a size 6. I have broad shoulders so I was concerned the sleeves would not flatter my shape but, it turns out, I love them! This style of sleeve is a perfect balance to my hips, giving me a nice hourglass shape.
Fabric: The fabric is light and breezy, and I expect it will be perfect for hot summer days and nights. It’s machine washable and line dries in a jiffy.
Versatility: I look forward to pairing this with jeans, pants and select skirts throughout the spring and summer. I wore it a few weeks ago tucked under a leather jacket when I went out to dinner with my husband and loved it!
Pons – have you seen them? I started seeing them around last summer and was a bit intrigued by the almost peekaboo toe. Over the winter, when I was trying to warm myself up with thoughts about what I wanted to wear in the spring and summer, I added Pons to my summer list. I really liked the way they looked worn-in, and I loved the idea of a rubber sole on a beautiful leather sandal. Having traction is always sexy, no?
Fit: Shoes are always a funny thing for me to shop for because I have big feet. I am usually between a 9.5 and 10, or 40 and 41 in EURO sizing. I took an educated guess and ordered these in a 40, and got it right. Any bigger would have been too big. The website noted that you want them to fit snug because they stretch out and break in a bit with wear.
Materials: The tops and the insoles are both leather, which is my favorite choice for a shoe because they always break in nicely and eventually form to my feet. The bottoms are rubber with just the right amount of tread. Fun fact: original versions of this Spanish shoe used to be made with recycled tire bottoms. Today, all authentic Pons are still made in Spain.
Comfort: This is a big consideration for me and shoes. My feet are picky and they like to feel good. I would put the comfort level on these somewhere between a flip flop and a Birkenstock. They are really easy and comfortable to wear and walk in. They are a bit flat on the insole, but I am hoping the leather will soften with time and that will change. I love how easy they are to just slip on, no buckles or ties necessary, making them a perfect grab and go shoe! I’ve already been wearing them on warmer days. I am sure they’ll be one of my go-to shoes this summer.
I also love that Avarcas makes Pons for kids! My girls always love to dress like their mom, so I’m considering buying these for one of their two pairs of sandals I will buy this summer. I love shoes that are good for their little feet!
QUESTIONS // Your turn! Do you have any questions about the fit of Pons or this top by Only Child? I’d love to answer them.
SHOP // The Virtual Pop-Up runs through April 10th, and you can use the code: SANDS1000 to save 10% at the following places:
Pons by Avarcas – In addition to black, I think these sandals look great in Classic Brown. Note: the Avarcas site displays prices in CAD. If you’re ordering from the US, I suggest you use a CAD to USD converter before placing your order, your price will probably be lower than you expect!
Two Fold Clothing – I’m definitely crushing over this blush tee. If I didn’t already have one, I’d be ordering it!
Shop Free Label – Chic basics for an active lifestyle. I could totally see myself hiking (or brunching) in this muscle tee. Note: Again, prices are in CAD.
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