I am BEYOND excited to be partnering with Emerson Fry* this season to review some of their spring 2015 collection, and here are the first arrivals. I’ve been a big fan of the brand since they launched, but have always been quite wary to buy anything, not being able to try it on in person first.
So when they contacted me, I absolutely jumped at the chance to review some products for you. I mean…
Can I start with the Emerson slides? I admired these on Miss Sophie last year and was tempted more than once to get a pair, black, of course. But at the same time, I wasn’t sure how comfortable they would be, really, or easy to style.
Well, let me tell you, these slides have CHANGED my life. They are such a fabulous shoe, sort of a lux slipper, actually, but really chic and modern. And comfortable. I took a size 38, and I’m a pretty true size 8 in most shoes. The leather was a bit stiff at first, but after wearing them around my bedroom whilst trying them on with EVERY SINGLE thing in my closet, they had softened up and were starting to form beautifully to my foot.
The shoes do “flip” a bit, since they’re a mule, which is every so slightly annoying, but not enough to bother me after a few seconds. They do not have much arch support, and are flat, but I promise, they’re comfortable, and easy to walk in. And SO GOOD for this transitional weather (and will be great for in-between-pedicure days). I imagine they’ll also be perfect for traveling, since they take up so little room. And they literally go with EVERYTHING, taking the chic-factor up a few notches (to 11?). I can’t wait to show you more outfits with them.
The Emerson Fry ryan top (made in the US) is equally amazing. It’s a soft, but structured chambray (I know! Another chambray shirt!) with an oversized silhouette that adds a lot of interest. Frankly, it looks better tucked, or “folded” under like I’ve done in the first pictures, and as they have it styled on their site, but it also works open and out. It’s long enough to wear with leggings, but I think it works better with slim pants or jeans.
Mine is a size medium, and I could not have gone smaller because of my hips. It fits me as it should, though, so I wouldn’t want to size down. But if you do have more of a straight body type, or narrower hips, then a size down from your normal size may work better for a more “tailored” look. The arms are VERY long on me, so I’ve rolled them up a lot, but I wouldn’t wear them un-rolled normally anyway, so no big deal.
I’m so pleased with what I’ve tried from Emerson Fry so far; I can’t wait to show you more outfit with these pieces + more (I hope)! They design and manufacture everything in the US, which fits nicely with my goal not to add any (or much) clothing to my closet that is NOT made in the US this year. Their price point is reflective of that, but they do have GREAT sales, so I definitely recommend that you sign up for their email newsletter for access to those.
What do you think about Emerson Fry? Have you tried anything? Is there anything in the spring collection you are considering? (by the way, sign up to pre-shop spring release 2 and preview on their site)
*Emerson Fry is graciously sending me product to review, I have not been paid for this post, nor am I obligated to give a positive review.