Emerson Fry Unisex Ryan Shirt in Washed Slate – gift | $228 (made in the US)
AG Stevie Sateen Ankle jeans | made in the US
Emerson Fry Emerson Slides – gift | $225 (true to size)
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’ve played around with the ryan oversized top a lot, and like it with slim long skirts and knee-length pencil skirts equally. It also works with my Frame Le Garcon jeans beautifully.
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.
I love their stuff from viewing on the site, but it’s great to see it on a real person! Hope you get to try on more–I’m really interested to see how their pants fit.
I’m tempted now by those slides, but I think I’d go a little crazy (ha ha) and get the snakeskin! They’d go with all my black, grey and white stuff and add a little more interest.
Grechen Reiter says
which pant style are you interested in specifically?
miss sophie has the cobra print slides and they’re so cool with her jeans/white tee/black coat outfit. i love them also, and if i got a second pair i’d probably get those 😉
I’d like to try the Frenchie pants…I actually did try the pencil pants, but they just didn’t do anything for me.
Regarding the flip flop of the slippers .. just get a few pairs of Summer Soles inserts (avail online) .. that’ll soften the flipping noise 🙂
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As soon as I saw those perfect slides, I was filled with envy! Emerson Fry!!! Lucky you, but you work hard for it. I’ve wondered about their fit, so this is helpful. Emerson Fry’s styling is always SO cool on their site, so you know I’ll be checking it all out. Cute pic of you…and very different chambray. No dupes there!
Oh, I am so happy that you are working with Emerson Fry. I pour over their lookbooks, but there is so little online about fit that I haven’t tried anything myself. I’m drawn to their frenchie pant as well, and their linen jerseys, including their upcoming racerback tanks. There is a picture in their “warm spring preview” of a woman wearing a midi skirt and slouchy sweater. I think I would eBay half the clothes in my paired down closet for that look. Can’t wait to hear more!
Me too, Christina! I know exactly which one you’re talking about.
miss sophie says
lookin’ chic, Grechen!! love the leather slip ons with a simple spring go-to outfit 😀
thanks for this post! i’m also a petite 5’3 lady and need everyday shoes that aren’t booties or casual sneakers. i also want shoes that don’t make me look like a super shorty. i just saw that Emerson Fry just re-stocked these babies and am thinking about ordering them. how have they held up? 🙂
Grechen Reiter says
extremely well!!! i guess they look a little worn, but not much. still an amazing pair of shoes!!!
thanks for your response. i bit the bullet and got them! i’m already planning all the different outfits to go with the slides in my head 🙂