Friday, 26 November 2010

Emily and Fin

It isn't very often that I treat myself to clothes that cost over £30... or even £10, for that matter! But something about this dress just made me part with my money. It wasn't a spontaneous decision - I saw it when I first visited Pop Store in Birmingham at the beginning of October, and I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I eventually decided that me and the dress were meant to be!

The dress is from Emily & Fin, a brand I hadn't heard of before, but they seem to be making a presence both online and in little independant shops. I chose the 'Alice dress', and it's my idea of perfection; nice and neatly tailored, with a smart high neck and a pretty, but subtle, polkadot design. I'm hoping it can work in several different situations; dressed down as day wear for uni, something demure enough for work experience (don't worry, I will let the hem back down a little!), and of course, a nice little number for nights out!

Here's a snippet about the brand from their website:

"The design duo behind emilyandfin met in London whilst Emily was studying at Central St Martins and Fin was managing an independent boutique. Sharing an interest in all things vintage and quirky they soon began making their own one-off pieces inspired by their travels to faraway corners of the world. In discovering their passion for beautiful clothes, and encouraged by their friends and family, they produced their first collection which was quickly snapped up. Sourcing beautiful cotton prints is their starting block from which they'll cut their collection, striving to flatter all silhouettes to create colorful, creative and wearable designs. The ethos behind emilyandfin combines simplicity with individuality. Gorgeous dresses for day and evening to beautifully cut skirts and pretty tops are all designed to complement the everyday wardrobe."



Oh... and guess who bought the glasses? hehe. With an overwhelming majority of 'yes's', I took the plunge and I'm now rather happy with them!

Sadie xxx

P.S. If you haven't already, enter my jewellery voucher competition (for The Wellington Boot etsy store)! The deadline is this Sunday, and it's open to international readers too!

26 comments:

Jess said...

You look gorgeous, the dress looks so pretty on you :) xo

Ilaria, Il filo di perle *vintage* said...

I love this dress!

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Steph0188 said...

Love this, so gorgeous on you. Love the necklaces with it too
xxx

the girl in the bowler hat said...

This dress is the prettiest thing! It suits you really well
:)

xxxx

Iris. said...

Lovely dress, it looks so cute! and I love your haircut! :)
btw I have the same ikea sheets haha

xx Iris

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

*__* you are really cute! Love your glasses so much <3

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Mathilde said...

Such a cute dress ! Your style is to die for :)

Beverley said...

the dress is adorable, i LOVE the print. such a good buy! and the glasses go perfectly with this dress too.

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bee. said...

What a beautiful dress. I like your necklaces too! 'Emily & Fin' certainly have a lovely website (: Glad you bought the glasses! Hve a lovely weekend.

Shallow Mallow said...

Love your new glasses :) and that is one very cute dress.

Dresses are one of those few items I'll splash out on too. I am stingy with lots of other clothing items but somehow when it comes to dresses I'll pay more if I really love 'em :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

love the jewelry!!

Aroa said...

i love your dress!!! and your blog, of course!

Aroa

http://aroaintheteashop.blogspot.com/

Cherry Pullinger said...

That dress is so pretty and the necklace goes really well with it.

Rio said...

That dress is definitely worth the money! I love the polka-dots, and it fits you like a glove! :) Cute necklaces too!
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Anisa said...

So jealous of your glasses, you pull them off flawlessly!
xxAnisa, thelaughslut.blogspot.com

Luchie said...

oh cute polka dot dress!!

Bobiknannie said...

Very nice dress :)

Kate said...

Dress is gorgeous, and the glasses look great on you, glad you went for them :-) x

Leanne Flavell said...

Aww you look so cute! I wanted to ask, have you been to the new forever 21 shop in the bullring??xox

Helen said...

Cute dress! I love the collection of necklaces that you're wearing too x

Rosie said...

Beautiful dress! And yes, those glasses really suit you :) Love your blog, definitely following.

Would love for you to take a look at mine:
http://carelesslycutyou.blogspot.com

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Love the dress! Are you still sewing?? I miss all your hand crafted outfits! :)

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

lovely x hivennn.

cakesandshakes said...

Glasses/hair so eighties! In a good way, natch : )

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somewhat nameless said...

This dress is darling, as are those glasses. Excellent purchases. ♥

Paige Tanya said...

Awe, how adorable, i love your outfit!
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