... and one you might not be so familiar with.
A relatively new player. But one that is definitely worth a look at. Especially when an email pings through offering 25% off. The perfect time to try Finery London.
Like La Redoute yesterday, I have no contact whatsoever with Finery. Both companies - whilst completely different, offer something slightly alternative to the rest of the high street whilst not breaking the bank at the same time and perhaps won't be on your usual radar (certainly not on mine).
Since - well forever, I have been on the hunt for new and interesting options as opposed to the same old same old which is more often than not, what we have available to us on the High Street. In fact, it was one of my main reasons for starting the blog - to find and share these gems and to hopefully unearth more. And I have been pretty lucky to have found some great companies.
Some (La Redoute etc) have been around for eons but others are newer players- lots who are online only, who are giving us great opportunities not to dress like everyone else. Ok - not that everyone does dress like everyone else but.. well, it's just lovely to have some other options to look at. Especially companies that are British. And that sell cool stuff. For not a squidillion quid. Let's face it - thems are the important things. (I'm not going to say "that goes in the washing machine" but if there is a wish list....*loses any fashion credibility she may ever have accumulated*)
Even better with 25% off (like with La Redoute yesterday - no secret about the code. Tis also plastered all over their website EASTER25. It will come as no shock to hear that it's for Easter....). Did I mention free delivery?
Starting with the most amazing dress alternative. I LOVE this. Did try two last year - one from Whistles (which was almost £200 and was appalling on a state of appalling you don't usually see. You couldn't have paid me to wear it. I wouldn't have said it was from Whistles in a million years) and one from ASOS (which was also utterly diabolical. You could see my naval. The words *low cut* were slightly too accurate. It was verging on mankini. Think Eastern European male weightlifting outfit. Which wasn't the look I was going for ).
Milford D Ring Pinafore Jumpsuit £75 I've a feeling about this.. I think it could easily become your go to outfit for the Spring/Summer. Looking forward to holiday, I would happily wear this to a theme park (don't all laugh. I would!). I'm assuming the fabric isn't too suity or thick.. - throw on sliders and you're off. Out for dinner in the evening with flat or heeled sandals. For during the day, wear it now with a layer underneath, sneakers, pumps or ankle boots and a longline blazer or biker jacket. Sold (viscose, tick, machine wash, tick..whoop whoop).
The black dress with a twist. This reminds me of a Ghost dress I had fifteen years ago that was my wear to every wedding dress. I loved that dress. The detailing of this is as exquisite.
Mitcham Frill Detail Dress £119
Cadogan Obi Clean Dress £65 Now this is absolutely stunning. Ok so me not needing any new dresses may just be right out of the window. Let's think about how suitable this is... perfect with flats, with heels, for rolling up in your suitcase... And SOD. It's sold out in my size. I love (and lament) the fact it's above the knee but not bush flashing.
Staying with black and classic peg leg trousers. The ideal work to play, pair of trews. Blouse or knit, loafers, stilettos or sneakers. Machine washable. Love.
Boxmoor Pleated Peg Trousers £49
Whilst we're here, I found the most amazing blouse that would look fantastic with those trews. Navy and black, shoulder detailing, black tie.. what's not to love?
Levine Forever Blouse £49
And would also look amazing with these... What can I say - I love culottes. Well, to be fair, it is in fact the cropped trouser length that I love but I think these will be long enough to fit that brief.
Keyworth Full Culottes in navy £55
And skirts - having a Pretty Woman moment with this one. I'd team this with a fitted black knit top and either sandals, pumps, shoe boots, you name it. Personally, not loving it with this grey tee... But the shoes are epic (although I have a preferred pair further down..)
Goswell Spot Pleated Skirt £69
If full on polka dots are your thing, then do I have the two piece for you. Beauty of these is that you can wear them separately so get so many more outfit options from just buying a couple of items. Yes they are contrasting size dots but they still work perfectly together. I love the fact they're slightly different - less twee?
Melcombe Polka Dot Utility Crop Trouser £75
Medland Polka Dot Sculpture Top £65
Randomly looks navy here but it's definitely black. I'm not going to lie - these are not my favourite shoes with it. (recurring theme.. scroll down for the perfect out out shoes for this).
This top would be ideal with both of the polka dot bottoms (not to mention look amazing with the trousers and culottes above). The perfect top to yet again take you through the week at work and into the weekend. (because it does go in the machine and this is the sort of top that doesn't need ironing. My absolute fave).
Hazlewood Zip Detail Jersey Top £35