I wore my linen pants two days in a row. Not that it’s anything revolutionary. I used to wear the same pair of jeans all week long.
I pulled the cotton/linen kimono-cardigan-robe-thingie out of the guest room closet and finally decided to wear it. I don’t think I’ve worn it in over a year and a half. I was rather amazed at how warm it is and I had one of those *face-palm* moments because I could’ve been wearing it a lot more.
The shoes are the new ones I bought and they were definitely worth it. These were the last pair available in the khaki color and size 38.5 EU/8.5 US. I normally wear an 8, but when I bought MOMA shoes before in 38 they were too small and I had to return them. Granted, Officine Creative is not MOMA, but they are both Italian shoe companies with very similar styles. I risked the larger size and it paid off because these shoes fit wonderfully.
I had no idea there was an elastic band in them when I bought them. The shoes did come with laces, which apparently is optional due to the elastic. I wore the shoes without laces and may do so for a while. The elastic is tight, so even though I bought a half size up, they are very snug. I may break in the elastic a bit and just treat the shoes like slip ons and eventually use the laces that came with them. I can tell already the leather soles with break in well and become very soft and even more comfortable with age.