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August 23, 2017 9 Comments


August 23, 2017 9 Comments

Happy Wednesday! We’re already half way through the week! Today I’m sharing a review of two of my favorite tops, the Elizabeth Suzann Georgia Tee in linen & the Elizabeth Suzann Linn Tee in cotton poplin. I honestly love both of these shirts for different reasons. The linn tee is great for layering with it’s crop cut and oversized shape while the georgia tee has replaced some of my traditional v-neck tees as my “throw on so I can run to the store” top. The linn is a little bit dressier while the georgia is great for everyday wear. Below I share some more details on fit, cut, material and styling just in case you can’t decided which one you want to invest in.

Linn Tee in Cotton Poplin

| COST | $130

| MATERIAL | I’m absolutely in love with the material of this shirt. In my mind it’s a modern feminine twist on the classic oxford button up. The cotton poplin is insanely crisp & light and feels amazing against your skin. Before it arrived, I was afraid it would be too stiff but was happy to find that the material already has a nice softness to it and has become even softer with time. However, I am a little concerned with how this top will transition into fall. This piece was from the Warm Weather Collection so it is not necessarily meant for colder months but I believe with layering it will be able to transition in nicely.

| CUT | The cut of this shirt is an A+ in my book. It has a subtle high-low hem which makes it appear very slim from the side. Sometimes I’ve found cropped oversized shirts to appear to boxy and just look awkward when tucked in. The high-low cut allows this shirt to sit flat when tucked in so you can avoid unwanted awkward bulging.

| FIT | For reference, I’m 5’5” and wear a 34C in bra size. In this top I’m wearing the OS and it is a perfect fit. The shirt is oversized but it isn’t overwhelming due to the high low cut. The front of the shirt hits just a smidge below the thinnest part of my waist making it nice to tuck into high waist pants but still give that high waist crop top look when untucked.

| CARE | I have not washed this shirt yet, I always try to air things out and limit washing pieces too often, but the care for this top states machine wash cold & tumble dry warm. I always appreciate a sustainably made garment that can we thrown in a washer!

| STYLE | Pair this top for skinny jeans and heels for a basic sophisticated look for drinks with the girls or throw on some wide leg linen pants for a relaxed c’est la vie look.

Outfit Details

measurements: height 5’5″ weight 130lbs 34C/27/39
1| linn tee in cotton poplin | elizabeth suzann / size: os / similar for $50

2 | florence shorts in cotton | elizabeth suzann / size: 4 regular / similar under $55similar under $50

3 | black sandals | gap / old, similar ethical version  / platform version under $75

4 | salt + peppered envelope clutch | primecut

5 | hand necklace | young frankk / Get $20 off at Garmentory

Georgia Tee in Linen

| COST | $145

| MATERIAL | Linen will always have my heart. Before I found the Elizabeth Suzann brand I had never considered buying a piece in linen. Before I had always found it stiff, scratchy and too much like a potato sack. This was because I had only come into contact with poorly made linen. Now after finding and understanding quality linen it’s one of my favorite materials. I’ve had this top for over a year now and it has soften to this beautiful huggable perfection while still maintaining its’ shape.

| CUT | My favorite thing about this top is the sleeve detail. I love how the sleeves wing out just ever so slightly. It adds a nice subtle geometric element. The length is longer than the linn and it does not have the same high low cut. The material allows it to tuck in nicely whether that’s a full tuck or half.

| FIT | Again for reference I’m 5’5” and my bra size is 34C and I have this top in OS as well. It is oversized but not to the extent that the linn tee is. If you’re not into the crop top look then the Georgia Tee would be a better option for you.

| CARE | Since I have had this shirt for a while I’ve washed it several times. The linen has held up well and has become even softer. The care instructions say to hand or machine wash on gentle cycle in cold water then tumble dry low. Again easy maintenance is always the way to go!

| STYLE | i like to pair this top with my skinny linen pants for a comfy look and dress it up with a maxi or midi skirt for evenings.

Outfit Details

measurements: height 5’5″ weight 130lbs 34C/27/39
1 | georgia tee in linen | elizabeth suzann / size: os / similar under $45

2 | florence shorts in cotton | elizabeth suzann / size: 4 regular / similar under $55similar under $50

3 | black sandals | gap / old, similar ethical version  / platform version under $75

4 | salt + peppered envelope clutch | primecut

5 | hand necklace | young frankk / Get $20 off at Garmentory

I have several exciting projects coming up and I’ll be sharing more soon so stay tuned!



  • Rachel August 24, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Is the sleeve on the Georgia part of the body or a separate piece I can’t tell from the pics. Both look fab on you but I’m drawn mire to the Georgia I think

    • Allison Metcalfe August 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Rachel! It is a separate piece. Both are gorgeous and Georgia is a great piece to start with and was actually my first ES piece 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!xo Allison

  • Christina August 24, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    This is a really great comparison! I am getting ready to invest in my first ES piece and am thinking the Georgia tee…but I can’t decide on the material…I LOVE linen but I am also a new found fan of raw silk…Do you still wear your linen pieces in the winter? I am in Texas so its not super wintery but have always thought of linen as a summer material.

    • Allison Metcalfe August 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Hi Christina,So glad you like the post! I usually only wear my linen spring-fall and put it away for winter. I’ve found that if it is super windy my linen just doesn’t cut it. I have layered in the past to make my linen last longer in the season (leggings under linen pants or a tank top under a linen shirt). I do not have any raw silk pieces from ES but do have a top from Jamie + the Jones. If I had to pick between linen or raw silk for winter I would go with raw silk personally. It is a little more sturdy and doesn’t allow air to pass through it as easily as linen. Hope this helps!
      xo Allison

  • Lo August 25, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for such an in-depth comparison! The proportions of the Linn tee are especially great on you!

  • Krystal August 25, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I’ve had my eye on the Georgia in silk broadcloth but am nervous about how it will look on my curvy body (I don’t want to lose my waist!). Good to know it’s tuckable. Thank you for your review; it was really helpful!

  • Laura September 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    This wasn’t so helpful! Thanks so much!

  • Carlin November 19, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Hi! currently debating between these two tops myself. Just wondering if the cotton poplin wrinkles easily with wear? Considering it for a work shirt, but not sure if it will look too messy and wrinkled by the end of the day. Thanks!

    • Allison Karaba November 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Carlin!
      Apologies in the response delay! It does wrinkle but if you get the white or black I feel that the wrinkles aren’t that noticeable. It’s also not like a classic button-up where wrinkles obviously look sloppy. This shirt has more flow to it so wrinkles here and there appear to be part of the overall form and not just sloppiness if that makes sense. Both are lovely tops and I’m sure which ever you choose will be lovely!
      xo Allison

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