Here they are! In case you missed it, I’ve been writing about Emerson Fry’s new FW15 collection since last week and was so excited to receive a few pieces to review for you (I am not getting paid for these posts, nor is there any expectation of favorable reviews – I do earn a commission on sales however). I took these pictures rather quickly yesterday evening…so apologies for the hair and wonky lighting…
First, the triangle sweater, which is even better in person. Truly. It is 100% wool from Imperial Stock Ranch in Oregon and made entirely in the US. I’m wearing a medium, although I think I’d like to exchange it for a small. The sweater is a beautiful weight (heavy) and for me, here in Texas, it’ll probably be warm enough to carry me through most of the winter with a nice layer underneath. The sweater is meant to be oversized, which is tricky for me to pull off because of my short torso + short legs + short arms, but interestingly, I don’t really think this sweater swallows me up like some oversized pieces do. And maybe the medium works just fine. What do you think?
I tried it on with EVERYTHING as soon as I got it (of course), and love it with leggings and my Rag & Bone flat ankle boots, with a long, slim skirt, and with my Eileen Fisher crepe ankle pants. It’s quite cozy, and I love the heavier weight and stitching. Of course the pattern and silhouette are quite striking, making this a beautiful “statement” sweater and a wonderful investment piece.
Emerson Fry Yoshi sweater | size medium (gift from Emerson Fry to review)
Now the Yoshi sweater. THIS SWEATER IS AMAZING. The Yoshi sweater is also 100% wool from Imperial Stock Ranch, and made in the US. It’s a wonderful oversized, circle-shaped sweater with elbow-length sleeves, which gives it a very flattering shape. The medium is the right size for me, especially since I’d like to be able to wear it with leggings (it covers my ass nicely!), and the shorter sleeves makes it perfect for layering over a long sleeve shirt or under a coat for more warmth. It’s more tightly woven and a little less heavy than the triangle sweater, but still a nice mid-weight wool. LOVE!!!
Emerson Fry Yoshi tunic | size medium (gift from Emerson Fry to review)
Finally, the Yoshi tunic in the topographic print, size medium. I know, I know, you guys probably love this the best, but it is not a great shape for me, although it’s hard to tell from the photos. The Yoshi tunic is 100% viscose, made in the US. The topographic print is really beautiful, and very forgiving of bumps and curves if you’re into that. For me, though, the tunic is VERY large on the top and about a 1/2 size too small around my hips/butt; I was constantly trying to pull it down after it got stuck on my hips. And sitting was a bit of a challenge.
If you’re more of a straight shape, or even top-heavy, then I think this tunic would be wonderful for you. As you can see on me, it is dress-length, and would be great alone, or layered over jeans/leggings. It has pockets too, which you know I love in a dress!!
Oh, they also sent me the core bra in a size medium, and guys, seriously, this is such a wonderful bra. I would have ordered a small if I’d ordered one, and I’m afraid it would’ve been a little snug around (I’m typically a 34B). It might have stretched a bit, but on first wear, the medium works well for me, and it IS SO COOL. I love it under white/sheer tops, and even peeking out from behind things that are cut lower in the back or that fall off my shoulder. I HIGHLY recommend this bra if you’re an A-B- maybe C cup. It doesn’t give any support really, but it’s comfortable, and oh so cute…
What are your thoughts on Emerson Fry’s FW15 collection? Will you order anything? Oh, and I received a lookbook/catalog with my order and there are some AMAZING THINGS coming in the second release. Lots more organic cotton…