I really love working with and supporting fellow artists and small businesses, both in "real life" and here on my blog. So understandably, I was thrilled when Emily G. Clothing decided to advertise with me this month and offered to send me this adorable dress to review! Emily makes all of the garments she sells in Brooklyn, NY, and I love that she's so dedicated to making unique clothing for her equally unique customers. Everyone knows I'm a sucker for a good novelty print, and as a lover of (and stickler for) grammar and punctuation, this dress was the perfect fit for me. ;)
I'm not usually drawn to navy blue, but I love all of the colors in this print – and, of course, the ampersands, asterisks and exclamation points (which I echoed in my ring choices). I do love a good fit-and-flare dress (with pockets, yay!), and I like the fact that this one is definitely work-appropriate. I also love the fact that it's called the "Sally Dress," since I work for my mom (whose name is Sally) and we basically spend all day writing! Since I took these photos on a chilly morning, I opted to add a cropped cardigan, but I ended up liking the short cap sleeves more than I anticipated and would wear it without a sweater, too. The top portion is a tad more tight-fitting than I normally like, but it certainly won't keep me from wearing this adorable dress, as it's very well-made and feels so personal and special – as if it were made just for me.