Sustainable Fashion: The Reformation River Top Sizing Review

The Reformation River Top Sizing ReviewBack to LA, and back to the daily grind. Besides just trying to survive at work, I am trying to make more friends on West LA, take better care of myself and start a new personal project. I can’t wait to share more with you guys. But for now, here is my Reformation River Top sizing review, and I hope you find it helpful!

The Reformation River Top Sizing Review

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I am a total dress person, but if you are trying to make the most out of your pieces, then I will say, buy the tops and bottoms. After all, you can just mix and match with them more often. So with that said, I am trying to expand my top collection, and this Reformation River Top just caught my eyes with its straight neckline and fitted bodice. If you are debating whether to buy it, read my Reformation River top sizing review first.

P.S. This dress, however, is extremely versatile – Capsule Wardrobe: 6 Different Ways to wear a wrap dress

Sizing

I recommend you to size up for the Reformation River Top. I usually take size XS or size 0, but with the smocking in the back, I ordered a size 2 for the River Top. For your reference, my measurement is 32D-24-34, and I don’t think this is a top for big boob gals. But if you don’t mind feeling a bit exposed like me, then size up and be prepare to go braless with the top. Here I wasn’t wearing any bra, and it barely covered everything.

Another thing to note is that the white color could potentially be a bit too translucent to go completely braless. Even though they double line the breast area, I recommend you to get the floral print over the white color.

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Material

Let’s be honest here, the Reformation’s styles are not one of the kind. You can easily find replicates for a fraction of the price at Forever21, but what you can’t find is the high quality fabrics. I love the linen material of this Reformation River top! It’s breathable and sustainable. Like all linen, the only down side is that it wrinkles too easily. However, since it fits super tight, the wrinkles tighten and diminish once you put it on!

Fitting

Sustainable fashion is not affordable. And you wonder sometimes why you would spend almost 10X more on a dress that you can easily find at Forever 21. Well, to make you feel better, the fitting at the Reformation is way better. While you can always find a tailor, the extra you are paying for is for our environment and society.  Back to the fitting, this Reformation River top fits very tight on your body, and I cannot wear any bra or pasties underneath the top. But the sleeves are roomie, and they are adjustable in case your biceps are bigger than mine.  In terms of the length, I have a normal torso, and the top hits just 1.5 inch above my hip bone. If you usually wear mid-rise, be prepare to show some skin when you sit down. I recommend pairing the river top with high waisted bottoms.

hope you find this Reformation review helpful! Drop me a note if you have any questions! 🙂

Smile and style on~

SK


Outfit Info

Reformation River Top

DL1961 Jeans

Toms Sandals

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Ever since I started the clothing rental subscription, I have been spending so much time looking for the next things to rent. To save you time, below are my January’s favorites from Rent the Runway Unlimited!

Marissa Webb Judith Gingham Dress

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Evidnt Over Wrap Belt Skirt

I always feel that I need to rent expensive pieces to make the most out of my subscription. But once in awhile, I do rent affordable pieces such as this skirt! It sits perfectly at your natural waist, and I rent this because it’s suitable for work and play!

Self-Portrait Dress

Living in LA means it’s okay to dress up for no reason, since people here are used to being extra. With that said, I do like to put on a fancy dress to boost my mood.  Rent the Runway Unlimited started carrying Self-Portrait dresses. While the styles tend to be outdated (last season’s styles), I still love them!

KAUFMANFRANCO Turtle Neck

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So here are my January’s favorites from Rent the Runway Unlimited! What do you think about renting clothes? I would love to hear about your thought!

Smile and style on!

SK

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Upgrade your White Jeans with These Sustainable Options!

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I am obsessed with white jeans. But I have to admit, white jeans are the most high maintenance jeans you can ever get. I have been consistently replacing mine every 3 years because they just got so dirty or they ripped from being over-washed.

Since white jeans require regular replacement, it makes sense not to invest too much on one pair. In today’s post, I am going to talk about where to buy sustainable white jeans and how to care for them.

Where to Buy Sustainable White Jeans

I am sure you can find other sustainable brands that have great denim, but the below recommendation are brands that I personally have tried on.

DL 1961

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Everlane

I tried on these Everlane white jeans, and the material was definitely on the stiffer side.  While I personally prefer softer jeans, these Everlane white jeans definitely provides a lot of structure and coverage. Priced at $68, they are also very affordable too! If you only focus on the look and the price, go for them!

The Reformation

When it comes to jeans, I am not experimental at all! I love classic styles, but I get why others may want to try out trends. If you are one of these trend-wearers, check out these white jeans from the Reformation. The mid zipper definitely looks extremely dangerous to me, but I guess some can pull it off!

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Non-sustainable White Jeans Option

I typically don’t highlight non-sustainable options, but these Old Navy white jeans are worth the mention. They are stain resistant and propel any colored liquid! I know what I will wear next time I have wine nights!

Sustainable White Jeans in 2018

How to Care for White Jeans

Keeping your white jeans pristine is nearly impossible, but you can bleach them to maintain the color. Here are my tips when you bleach your white jeans:

Never spot treat them

Contrary to “common sense”, never spot treat your white jeans with bleach. It ends up with an uneven white color, and it looks spotty. A correct way to do this is to bleach the entire pair so you get an even white.

Never bleach them too often

If you bleach your white jeans too often, they will become more prone to rips and tears. Save up the dirts and bleach every couple months instead.

Hope you find this post helpful! Comment below if you recommend other sustainable denim brands!

Smile and style on~

SK