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Spring Greenery and Finery London

Green Finery bell sleeved dress

What better way to herald spring than with a new dress!  I chose this particular green dress for two reasons.  One, I do not own a green dress and two, I fell madly in love with a pair of green boots and had nothing to wear with them.  First, let’s have a look at the boots…

Finery green lizard print boots

They’re Finery’s stretch neoprene sock boots.  They have a nice chunky semi-wedge heel, and are wildly comfortable.  I adore the buckles and shiny straps which wrap all around the front of the boot.  They’re the perfect mix of elegant and edgy… right up my street.  I’ve only had these a few weeks, but they’ve had a LOT of wear in that short space of time since they’re so comfortable.  They work surprisingly well with black since they’re dark and have several tones of green in the lizard print leather.  I’m usually a brights and jewel-tones wearer, so this colour is quite unusual for me.

I wore them here with a loose green dress with fluted sleeves, also from Finery.  The dress is made of satin-backed crepe, which just slips over you and feels great to wear.   You can see the satiny finish on the inside of the sleeve in the photo below.  It is a medium-weight fabric, so can be worn nearly year round in London weather.  These statement bell-shaped sleeves with a tie detail provide a soft style contrast with the edginess of the boots.  I’m not a ruffles or bows girl under ANY circumstances, but bell sleeves, I can definitely do!

For some readers, especially the American ones,  you might not know about Finery.  They’re a fairly new London-based brand that started in 2014.  Like a lot of smaller companies, they are an absolute pleasure to deal with, because the business is fuelled by passion and commitment.  Their mission is to provide beautiful, stylish, high-quality, investment pieces at an affordable price point and with a very modern twist.  Almost every item of Finery clothing has a detail (an asymmetrical hemline, a print, or a very unusual colour) that makes it unique.  Interestingly, every season is VERY different from the previous one, but the sell-out pieces will often return in a slightly different colour or shape.  They have a range of minimalist Scandi style boxy clothing which doesn’t work at all with my shape, but I can appreciate the style.  There are also plenty of tailored and fitted pieces which do work well for me.  When I go through the Finery website (they’re online only, not brick and mortar stores) I always like individual items, but I very rarely like how they style them on the site.  This magnificent twilight blue leather jacket is a prime example.  I love everything about it, but I cannot imagine how they could possibly make it look worse than how they’ve styled it with the shoes and trousers.  Have a look and see if you agree with me.  They do get this one outfit completely right (for me) though.  I love the asymmetrical hemline of the skirt, the retro colour combination of the coat, and the boots.  I want the whole look head to toe.

As it was such a grey and misty day in London today, I decided to photograph this dress on a street which is full of sugared-almond coloured facades.  They manage to look cheery even when the weather is grouchy.

 

 

With a dark green dress and boots, I had to inject my love of colour and sparkle into this outfit (you do know by now that I am practically incapable of leaving my house without something sparkly, right?).  I added a rainbow tote bag and some colourful jewellery.  In keeping with my green matchy-matchy outfit,  let me introduce you to this green ring, made of Swarovski crystals, which seemed a perfect spring accompaniment with a dark green dress.

Green Swarovski elements crystal ring

And because more is ALWAYS more, let me also introduce you to a non-matching-but-it-still-works-for-me necklace in a rainbow of jewel tones.  Oh, and a little pair of matching stud earrings (because even I don’t wear statement earrings with a statement ring and statement necklace).

Candy Necklace

This is just the tip of a very sparkly iceberg that is the Sequinist Shop.  There will be more info on upcoming jewellery in future posts, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out.  Most of the pieces I will be offering will be exclusive to The Sequinist.

Happy Spring!

Outfit details
Boots:  Finery ‘Stepney’ Sock Boots
Dress:  Finery ‘Lynmouth’ Flute Sleeved Dress
Bag: Fendi (old)
Necklace: Sequinist
Ring: Sequinist
Lipstick: Mac Girl About Town

If you find anything you love on Finery’s website, use the code SEQUINIST15 for 15% off of your order (no minimum spend, but excludes sale items) between now and April 13.

The other women in The Over 40 Collective also chose items from Finery to style (I’ll add links as their posts go live).  Have a look at what they chose, and you’ll see what I mean about Finery London having a very diverse product offering!

Michelle of RetroChicMama wears Finery’s statement sleeves and bold colourful print

Nikki (who is usually allergic to print!) of Midlife Chic chose this beautiful lace waterlily dress

Liz of What Lizzy Loves is perfect in Statement Stripes

Michelle of The Barefaced Chic elevates monochrome staples with colourblocked boots

Annette of The Lady of Style is effortlessly sophisticated for evening in a jumpsuit

Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb wears Finery’s statement jewellery, boots, and zesty chic top with panache.

Thank you to Finery for the beautiful green outfit, and for working with The Over 40 Collective.

Linking to: notdressedaslamb, fashionshouldbefun, honestmum, stylenudge, elegantlydressedandstylish,

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Gail Hanlon
    March 13, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    You look mighty fine in the green dress and the boots are so funky! The candy coloured houses are also a delight.
    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 13, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      Thank you so much, Gail! xx

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    Stella Asteria
    March 13, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    What an amazing look my dear Lisa! I don’t know on what to comment first! I don’t say ‘omg’ but OMG your boots!! What an amazing find! So stylish! They fit perfect to your dress (wonderful sleeves by the way) but I think you can wear them with a lot of things like cropped jeans and a shirt for example, or a trench coat, ah so much inspiration came into me with this wonderful pair of boots! Love your statement jewellery as always and can’t wait to see what’s next on your shop section! Congratulations my dear! Can’t wait to finally meet you 🙂 Have an amazing week!
    xo
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

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      Lisa
      March 13, 2017 at 5:18 PM

      Thank you, Stella! I love the boots too; they’re perfect for a whole day running around in the city. I guarantee you’ll see them in Paris 🙂 You’re right, they are SUPER versatile. See you soon, my lovely xx

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    Lady of Style
    March 13, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    You know how much I love green, Lisa!! The sleeves, the boots – awesome! Your beautiful, sparkly jewellery, however, makes it a real “Lisa look” !
    Missing London sooo much…

    xoxo
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 13, 2017 at 5:22 PM

      Annette, I really thought of you when I got the dress and boots, given your love of green! You wear it so well. It is a ‘new’ colour for me, but I did Sequinist it up with some sparkly stuff 🙂

      Can’t wait to have you back in London sooooooooooon (these photos were taken just around the corner from Mazi). xx

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    RetroChicMama
    March 13, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Bloody hell woman every single shot is divine – You’ve done it again! I adore this deep green against soft pink, actually my living room is painted pink & I specifically recovered my vintage Ercol chair in this same green to contrast it. Your golden blonde hair works beautifully against the green & the pink lip is perfection. I can’t wait to see more of The Sequinist Shop but what you showed so far is glorious! No doubt it will sell out..

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 13, 2017 at 5:31 PM

      Oh, thank you so much Michelle. We struggled with the poor light that day, so the photos aren’t as clear as I’d like… but you know how critical I am :-). I love this deep green with pink as well; it was either going to be that or orange! The centre stone in my big green ring was the deciding factor. I’m glad you like the things in the shop… I certainly do; I own every piece so far 🙂 xx

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    What Lizzy Loves (@whatlizzyloves)
    March 13, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Lisa!!!! You look stunning! I love this dress and have it too and agree that it can be worn year round. Those boots are to die for and the Swarovski jewellery is simply divine. I can’t wait to see more of it in your shop. The backdrop of the coloured houses is so pretty too, This whole post is a feast for the eyes xxx

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      Lisa
      March 13, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      Thanks so much, Liz! I am glad the pictures and backdrop managed to outshine the damp greyness of the day (and distract from my damp hair!). I’m glad you like the boots and jewellery too. I’m almost converted to wearing more green! xx

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    March 13, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    You look so beautiful elegant and feminine! Wonderful look! I love green.

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      Lisa
      March 13, 2017 at 8:42 PM

      Thank you, Nancy! I’m coming around to green. The boots made me do it! xx

  • Reply
    jacqui
    March 13, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Lovely colour, perfect dress, very on point. Need some green in my wardrobe I think! Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 13, 2017 at 8:41 PM

      Thanks so much, Jacqui. I’m not a green girl, but I’m liking it more now that I have a blingy green ring! xx

  • Reply
    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    March 13, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Thank you for introducing us to the Finery. I usually know all the trendy fashion spots (like Uterque etc) but this one is new to me. Love the dress and absolutely adore the jewelry. Can’t wait to see more of The Sequinist Shop! I see spring has settled for good in London? You’re looking gorgeous as usual! xx Abby

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 15, 2017 at 9:02 AM

      You’d like Finery, Abby. They have a lot of very classic pieces but all with a VERY funky twist. I’m crazy about the jewellery too… so crazy I decided to start selling it. The piece I have on today really looks like fine jewellery with garnet and topaz coloured stones.

      Yes, spring seems to have finally arrived! I can’t wait to see it in Paris next month and SEE YOU TOO! xx

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    Rina
    March 15, 2017 at 5:20 AM

    Ohh! They are sock booties! In your IG I thought you layered socks with sandals but these are just as cool if not cooler than what I expected them to be up close! I love the style of that dress too! You look amazing!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 15, 2017 at 8:59 AM

      They ARRRRE sock booties, aren’t they fabulous? I’m sick in love with them. Thank you so much Rina. xx

  • Reply
    josep-maria
    March 15, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Wonderful dress! I love the color and also the design. The sleeves are beautiful and the bass finish is cute. A great outfit, simple, and very beautiful.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 15, 2017 at 8:57 AM

      Thank you so much, Josep-Maria! I’ve never worn green before, but I’m really enjoying this dress! The sleeves ARE particularly beautiful. xx

  • Reply
    Samantha Blair
    March 15, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Hello Fabulous!
    Could this shoot look any better?? I don’t think so!
    Stunning photographs.
    Genius simple styling.
    And…that green is a delight against your skin tone and hair.
    I’ve loved Finery for a while now…(I bought my first piece in 2015, not long after they launched) and it felt like a great “find”…designer-looking at decent prices.
    The team at Finery must be chuffed as nuts with what you have done here…making the clothes look relatable and real…..smashing it!
    XXX
    Sam
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

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    Michelle
    March 16, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Lisa, I know how critical you can be of your own pics, but these are stunning! Your jewellery not only adds the perfect touch to an already amazing outfit – the pieces are to die for. Keep the post coming because we are loving them xxxx

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      Lisa
      March 16, 2017 at 9:46 PM

      Awww, thank you for saying that about the photos, Michelle. I am a VERY harsh critic! I’m so pleased you like the jewellery; I knew you would. xx

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    simplementlui
    March 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Very original booties … and great green 😉

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/the-sky-is-the-limit/

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      Lisa
      March 16, 2017 at 9:44 PM

      Thank you! xx

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    Rina
    March 17, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    I just had to come back and say your location for this photoshoot is amazing! Are you able to share where it is (message me on Instagram) as I’m visiting London in June and would love to check it out!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      March 17, 2017 at 8:04 PM

      Thanks Rina! Of course, I’ll message you in just a moment! I’d LOVE to see YOU when you visit London. We’ll have to meet up if you have time. xx

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    Caroline {Girl about townhouse}
    March 23, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Absolutely love the dress, what a beautiful colour – I’m so happy that fluted sleeves have made a comeback. Great boots and really fantastic photos! #brilliantblogposts

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      Lisa
      March 24, 2017 at 8:46 AM

      Thank you so much, Caroline! xx

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