If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, you can see I’m in the middle of a linen obsession. Something about the classic, breezy look is really calling to me. And as much as I’m not going to be the kind of gal who has a capsule wardrobe, I do tend to make myself mini capsules out of my wardrobe of items that I want to wear each month. And since I’ve purchased a few NPL items, I’ve been wearing them nonstop!
So, why notPERFECT LINEN? Mostly for the fact that their items are fully made-to-order and have that classic look I’ve been drooling over. They have a small shop in Lithuania, and even if you purchase an item in a size they have listed, they still make it specifically for you. Everything is made by hand and they try to cut back on waste as much as possible.
Over the past couple months, I’ve collected a few notPERFECT LINEN items secondhand. Some haven’t worked out so well, so I’ve released them back into the world. I’ve been working on planning my own order directly from the company. I’m especially interested in having a couple items made for my specific measurements – so that I can have an actual fitted top where the bust AND the waist fits my shape! That sounds like magic, to be honest.
Here are the items I currently own from notPERFECT LINEN and love:
VOLUME Dress in Deepest Black Heavy Linen, XL (I probably could have sized down in this, but this is what I found on Poshmark for a great price and I love how twirly it is!). I love the weight of the heavy linen and this will be super versatile — you can style it over a fitted tank top, over a long sleeved top, or with a cardigan as I did here.
SION Skirt in Teal Blue (discontinued color), Large (original owner mods: 24” in length). I love this skirt and the huge pockets. This one will be easy to wear to work and also casually on weekends. I was considering a SION skirt in my initial order, so I felt super lucky to find this one secondhand.
1950’s CITY Skirt in Deepest Black Heavy Linen, Large (original owner mods: waist elastic all the way around, 25” length, added belt loops and matching belt/sash). This was the first item that I added to my notPERFECT LINEN shopping cart because I LOVE a swishy full skirt! Ironically, I was planning to modify the waistband the exact same way the original owner did, with the elastic all the way around (rather than a flat front). Love, love, love this skirt and I can see it getting a ton of wear!
notPERFECT LINEN is currently having a special sale for their heavy linen, as they are not sure whether they will be bringing the fabric back at this time. You can find their sale items here: Heavy Weight Linen Sale.
I was considering a Volume Dress in Heavy Weight Redwood, but it looks like they are sold out! So, if you see something you love, don’t wait.
Here are the items that I’ve been considering for my first (non-secondhand) order:
- DIJON linen collar shirt – I really want a button-up shirt that actually fits my shoulders, bust and waist without being super flowy. I would send them my measurements so they could make this work for my exact body shape. Thinking either Deepest Black or Moss Green. I may also have them switch out the wooden buttons to snaps.
- PORTO-2 front snap tank – Love the v-neck and snaps on this tank top. I would send them my measurements so they could make this work for my exact body shape. Thinking either Deepest Black or Moss Green.
- MARSEILLE front snap skirt – I would order a size large, based on the fit of the other two skirts I own. I may shorten this one to 25” like my black skirt. Unsure though, because it looks awfully cute at its current length. For color, I’m thinking either Moss Green or Redwood (mid-weight, since heavy-weight is sold out). If I get the PORTO and the MARSEILLE in Moss Green, I could pair them to make a dress-look.
Oh, and one of the awesome things about notPERFECT Linen is that they send you a full set of their current swatches! When I purchased my shirt secondhand, the seller included the swatches, which was super helpful!
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