“Clothes designed to inspire” This is the mission statement for Finery London.
A young brand born in 2014, the company’s goal is to put the excitement back into shopping and to make modern, inspiring and sophisticated styling accessible without compromising on quality. I’d say they’ve hit the nail on the head.
Along with the rest of The Over 40 Collective, I was excited to be given the opportunity to select some pieces from the latest collections. As always, I went straight to the dresses and was completely spoiled for choice. I ended up selecting three in total along with a top and some fabulous leather mis-matched earrings which you may have seen a week or so ago on my Instagram feed. I’ll share the rest of my choices on my blog in due course but it was this, the Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress that I wanted to show first. You know by now I love stripes so this caught my eye immediately, but it was the midi length and the godet detail though that set it apart from the numerous other ubiquitous striped tunic-style dresses available from so many other places.
It’s a very flattering shape, designed to skim the body in a mid-weight jersey. It is beautifully finished and is excellent quality. I can’t believe the price point either, £69. I think it’s a very wearable, comfortable and striking statement dress.
I love the chunky zip detail at the back. A simple touch that makes a big difference.
The godets, a key detail this season (and set to be the same for Autumn Winter too), add interest, contrast and movement to the dress. I teamed it with slingback sandals but I plan to wear it with high-heeled ankle boots and also with flip-flops later in the season too.
I have worn a few things with fluted sleeves of late, another key design detail this season. These are super-long which I like and they make the overall silhouette rather more slinky. I love this brand and really do feel re-inspired.
You can get a 15% discount with the code LIZZY15 at Finery until 13th April, so you have a month to go and be re-inspired like I was! It can only be used once per customer and there is no minimum spend. The service is excellent and there really are some stunning pieces. I have a few more things from Finery that I’ll try to put on my blog as soon as possible so you can see them.
This is the first collaboration for The Over 40 Collective since launching our website last month. here is what the other ladies chose, so do go and visit their blogs for more details and photographs. I will add all of their links and images them as and when their blogs are published.
|Nikki Garnett, Midlife Chic|
|Michelle Tyler, RetroChicMama|
|Michelle Lyndon-Dykes, The Barefaced Chic|
|Lisa Lenkh, The Sequinist|
|Annette, Lady of Style|
|Catherine, Not Dressed as Lamb|
Love Lizzy x
*Cygnet black and white striped godet detail dress, £69, Finery London
*Ferncroft Slingback Shoes, Finery London, past season
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Photographs: Poppy Johnston
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