Weekly Rundown

the Weekly Rundown: Everlane’s Puffers + Packing for Paris

November 5, 2017

Seasons and salt blog


Want to start living more sustainably, but feel overwhelmed? Here are 5 easy steps to be a sustainable consumer – number two is my very favorite, little habits add up to big impacts!

Houses really are a lot more work than apartments (especially this time of year). I often miss having a backyard for my kids and the ‘ease’ of a house, but then reading articles like this remind me that the grass is always a bit greener on the other side of the fence.


When I was flying to Las Vegas last week I poured over LO’s Paris packing list. I’m really tickled by her inspiration board and outfit combos.

Everlane Puffer’s drop tomorrow. They sent me one to review for you guys, I opted for the shorty, since I already have a long puffer. I am hoping to put together a piece on my winter jackets here in the next few weeks, and I’ll include more about the puffer. For now, I’ll tell you, it’s very warm, and I like how it’s also rain resistant (more so than my beloved Patagonia).

Jesse Kamm, the woman behind the popular pants by the same same, gives an interesting interview to Wit & Delight. I’m intrigued by how her favorite pieces are inspired by ‘the everyman’ – I love this because it makes Kamm pants seem like they are for everyone and you can do anything while wearing them. (Just in case you missed it, a few weeks ago they started making the Black and Olive pants in a size 12!) Also, her slow pace of life and business are particularly inspiring.


A Secret to Happy Marriage – guys, we’ve been overthinking it. And no, the secret is not a picnic. There’s one sentence of pure gold in this article, I hope you’ll catch it.

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  • Krystal November 6, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Excited to see your review of Everlane’s puffers. I tried one on over the weekend, and they seem very cozy. I also already have a long puffer for traveling, and it just never quite gets cold enough here to justify getting another! If we lived up north, though, I’d be all over it!

    • Andrea November 6, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Yes, the shorty one I have is pretty cozy! I am excited to have another option when I get tired of my longer winter coat. More info coming soon! Really cool that you got to try one on!

  • Beth November 6, 2017 at 9:11 am

    That marriage article is SO sweet! I was trying to figure out which sentence you thought was pure gold, but I couldn’t work it out because there were so many good little nuggets in there.

    • Andrea November 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Yes, I loved it too! And see Anne’s comment below, thats the part that stuck out the most to me as well!

  • Leah November 6, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Everlane sent me a puffer that I’m working into a winter essentials post for next week! It’s sort of a classic in that it’s just a big puff of warmth, so I’m happy to have it for the few weeks of super cold we get here each year.

    • Andrea November 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      I’ll be curious to see how you like it Leah! It was really cold today (in the mid-40’s) and I was on the playground for a good hour or more after school with my kids, and stayed pretty comfortable!

  • Bev November 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I was intrigued by your comment about the Everlane puffer being more water resistant than your Patagonia one, so I checked the shell material content on the Everlane jackets. Fun fact: they’re 30% polypro which is the same type of plastic used to make Nalgene bottles and lots of other BPA free waterbottle and containers! (I’d guess this contributes to their water resistance). Typically, puffer jackets (especially down ones) aren’t really made to get wet, and require a specific waterproof layer or outer jacket to stay dry in a real rain or to block wind, and are meant to be layered more like a sweater or fleece alternative. Sorry for the rant! I used to work in the outdoor clothing industry and it drives me nuts that they do such a poor job of educating buyers on the proper usage of their goods! Glad to see Everlane is making jackets for the way most people actually wear them.

    • Andrea November 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Whoa Bev! You know crazy amounts about this stuff! Yes, the jackets seem to be really useful! I bet the long puffer is super warm! The shorty is pretty great, and I do love the thicker material.

  • Anne November 6, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Terry and Jane are seriously life goals!!! My favorite part:

    What do you think is the key to a good marriage?
    Terry: For us, it’s just connecting again at the end of the day, sitting down WITHOUT DISTRACTIONS.

    • Andrea November 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      On the money Anne! That piece of wisdom is so good! Taking that one to the bank!

  • Olivia November 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I’m looking forward to your review of the Everlane puffers! I’ve been needing a new winter coat and I think one of these will be perfect. I discovered Everlane last year, and have slowly been replacing everything that wears out in my closet with pieces from them. Love the minimalistic design and the social responsibility business model.

    • Andrea November 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Olivia! I’ll try to review it soon. I wore it today, and the temp was in the mid 40’s and I felt pretty toasty!

  • Shelbi November 18, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Omg, that’s the cutest story I’ve ever heard. :)