This post is sponsored by Elizabeth Suzann, a clothing label committed to finding comfort in clothing.
“You’re wearing a sweater to bed, Mama?” Faye was equal parts enthralled and scandalized when I slipped into her bed to read the last (in a long series of lasts) picture book of the night wearing Elizabeth Suzann’s new Rebekka Kimono. “Don’t wanna take it off,” I told her.
Earlier this fall, Elizabeth Suzann debuted a new line of knits in partnership with Brooklyn-based textile company, Kordal. Liz explains that her motivation with this collaboration was to tap into the strengths of knits and take advantage of Kordal’s expertise to highlight their “comfort, drape, movement, and texture.” Yes to all of that, I say, plus versatility. The knit pieces transition seamlessly from mid-week meetings, to errand-running, to dinners out, and yes, even post-dinner snuggles, draped over pjs and paired with slippers. I’ll leave the PJ ensemble to your imaginations, but here I am wearing the Patti Shell and the Rebekka Kimono in two different looks—casual paired with canvas and somewhat more festive paired with silk.
Here’s the sheer linen Patti Shell in the sage color, up close and personal. I love how the fine linen thread looks almost iridescent in this knit. In both looks, I wore mine untucked over a lacy bralette that peeked through the knit a bit.
Over top, the Rebekka Kimono in a rich true black is made from a cotton and linen blend that feels substantial but not oppressive. Mostly, it’s very, very soft.
The kimono’s generous cut allows it to drape in a way that feels simultaneously elegant and relaxed. Like everything else made by Elizabeth Suzann, the what and the why and the where and the how of these knits have been carefully considered. Perhaps obvious, but worth mentioning, unlike their cut-and-sew counterparts, the knit pieces in this collection are entirely zero-waste—every thread stitched ends up being a thread used.
On the bottom? The new Clyde Culottes in natural canvas from Elizabeth Suzann’s recently relaunched Signature Collection.
For an even more luxurious look, I kept the knits and swapped the Clyde Culottes for the black silk crepe Florence Pant.
The combination of the soft knits and soft silk make this whole ensemble irresistibly comfortable—and perfect for someone who doesn’t always relish the thought of getting gussied up.
Paired with simple Mary Janes, this feels like my ideal ratio of comfort to elegance for wearing to a holiday party.
If a very special knit is something you’re considering for your own wardrobe, you might like to know that the Elizabeth Suzann knits ship in just one week, which still leaves time for adding something new to your holiday party ensemble (or, you know, your Christmas Eve pajama party).
This post is sponsored by Elizabeth Suzann. All opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that support Reading My Tea Leaves.
Photographs by Whitney Kidder for Reading My Tea Leaves.