Loveshackfancy, Jennifer Behr, and Sarah Flint; don’t mind me, I’m just wearing three of my favorite female-founded, female-led brands.
the Loveshackfancy Oakley dress
I spotted the Loveshackfancy Oakley dress available for preorder via Moda Operandi. (The brand did not stock the style until about a month later and by then, I was in possession of my own.) I was on the fence about it until I saw the short hemlines of Loveshackfancy Resort 2022. I was concerned that the brand might be taking a turn from modest midi hemlines, so I said YOLO and preordered. Since the print and the trim feels so vintage-y, the dress does not feel tied to a certain season i.e. this season.
I went down a size in this dress. My critique is that the side zipper is challenging to zip up due to the pockets and the crochet trim. With the help of my husband, we had it zipped in a jif.
Would I buy it again? Yes, I love the fit, the fabric, and the details. Empire waist is great for a body, post-baby. The fabric is textured cotton voile and ever so sheer with embroidery throughout. It comes with a slip and (admittedly delicate) snappable bra stays. The crochet trim upgrades the look and makes it look as expensive as it is. I will not buy the other available colorway full price, but I might stalk my size for a markdown.
the Sarah Flint Grear sandals
In a past blog post, I mentioned that the Grear sandal would be my next Sarah Flint shoe. Color me influenced from the influencer herself, Meghan Markle, who has been spotted in the summer-friendly style. As inspired by the warm temperatures of the Kazakhstan steppe, I broke in my own Sarah Flint Grear sandals. Sizing-wise, I went with my true, pre-pregnancy foot swelling shoe size.
I am a fan of these metallic numbers in particular for the same reason I love my Cartier watch and my David Yurman cuffs. They incorporate silver and gold which doubles their potential for wear.
dress: Loveshackfancy Oakley (also here, alternate colorway here, here, and here) // sandals: Sarah Flint Grear // sunglasses: Lapima (also here) // headband: Jennifer Behr // watch: Cartier (also here) // gummie bracelet: David Yurman // earrings: Brooks Brothers