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agolde parker long jean shorts
I discovered the best denim cutoff short for the tall gal. The AGOLDE Parker Short comes in a long option and when I tell you it is ideal for the six foot, two inch frame, I am not kidding.
The brand AGOLDE might sound familiar because it sounds like Adriano Goldschmied. Goldschmied could be credited with leading the premium denim boom of the 2000s. He was the genius behind AG Denim, Diesel, the 1969 Gap line, and more. Like past brands, his latest project, AGOLDE, is based in Los Angeles. This ostensibly is part of the price driver behind the shorts, but believe me when I tell you that the AGOLDE Parker Long Short is worth the price tag.
Also believe me when I say that I will be on the lookout this weekend for Labor Day sales on the AGOLDE Parker Long Short in washes other than the washes that I already own. Size-wise, you have to look in the mirror and get really real about your size. This is not the time to be optimistic. I went with a size 34 because I knew the denim for the wash I wanted did not have stretch and my Kazakhstan sedentary lifestyle has compounded with a winter weight gain. If I have the option to throw my denim in the dryer, I do. The result? A pair of shorts that fit right now, get more comfortable with wear, and make me feel fantastic.
the striped sheep isabel tee
The Striped Sheep landed on my radar when the women-owned small business went viral for being copycatted by a larger business. My husband and I were traveling cross country when the copycat style surfaced. Along with the viral engagement of summer 2019, I closely monitored the aftermath. I could not watch my Instagram stories without seeing an influencer story sharing The Striped Sheep. Bloggers and tastemakers everywhere metaphorically lifted the brand.
I bought the Pamper Pirate and Myself a set of navy and natural striped tee shirts. They are the Isabel style (last seen here on the blog), which features a heavier weight knit with stripes from top of shoulder to bottom of hem. The Striped Sheep Isabel has an oversized fit with a drop shoulder. I find the sleeves, as well as the body, to be long enough on my six foot, two inch frame. That does not frequently happen for standard range sizes, mind you.
I used the cold wash cycle and line dried the shirt. I can speak to the shirt shrinking minimally, if at all.
overshirt: Polo Ralph Lauren // tee: The Striped Sheep (children’s version, further mused about here) // shorts: AGOLDE // sunglasses: Karen Walker // earrings: Brooks Brothers // necklace: Maya Brenner via via Baublebar // watch: Cartier