I'm SO excited to introduce the Summer 2018 Collection. This collection has been a long time coming. When I first set out on this journey, I had a list of pieces that I'd been searching for but was unable to find in tall sizes. The list was long, but included a random assortment of things like a feminine blazer and a wrap dress. For the most part, they were not season-specific and were not part of a cohesive collection. But, they all gave a small nod to my personal style - versatile, flattering, and feminine silhouettes in great fabrics.
As soon as I launched the collection with tall only sizes, I received requests for "regular" sizes. I also became even more immersed in the independent designer community and realized that my aesthetic is not well represented in the world of ethical, independent brands. These two things pushed me to begin designing a cohesive collection in regular and tall sizes. Ten months after releasing my first pieces, I'm thrilled to bring you the Summer 2018 collection. The best-selling signature ME dress will be returning in the floral fabric (as featured on the shorts).
This top is already a customer favorite and select sizes are selling out. It's a personal favorite because the double peplum is feminine yet flattering and the poplin pinstripe fabric was made for Summer (without the wrinkle factor of linen). It is available in regular and tall sizes to ensure the perfect fit.
After doing a TON of research - trying on dozens of shorts in varying styles and inseam lengths, reading customer reviews, talking to friends, and consulting my pattern maker - I realized that a pair of shorts with a 9'' rise and 4'' inseam is the most versatile and universally flattering no matter your height. Given the waistband and rise height, you can wear shirts tucked in our out. The side seam zip keeps the front flush and flattering, and the slant pockets are big enough to hold an iphone. The fabric is a deadstock twill with a little bit of stretch that provides extra comfort while preventing them from bagging out and falling down during the day.
This isn't your basic top. The pinstripe poplin elevates it immediately, but there a few added details for extra measure. Like, the split seams and back placket. And, the v-neck makes it a little dressier and extra flattering. I like to pair it with the floral shorts and pencil skirt or tuck it into my white denim.
I set out to design a pencil skirt that you actually want to wear. One that fits, flatters, and doesn't restrict your movement. And, I think this one accomplishes all of the above. The denim is stretchy so it holds you in without restricting movement (plus there's a pleat in the back) and the waist is defined with an added grosgrain ribbon. But, don't let the denim throw you off - this pencil skirt was made for the office with our v-neck top and a navy blazer.
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