Outfit: Emily & Fin Harlequin Print

File this look under outfits that feel perfectly me.
Vintage inspired dress in a colorful print (complete with pockets)? Check! Vaguely nautical or mermaid inspired cardigan? Check! Finish with a novelty purse and colorful heels? Check and check! Sometimes I try certain looks to get myself out of my comfort zone--I experiment with maxi dresses and try different silhouettes or new accessories. Other days I just wear the sort of clothes that I feel very at home in and this outfit falls in the latter category.    Originally I typed "clothes I feel comfortable in," but I realized the term comfortable was too limited. Comfortable can be warm clothes on a brisk day, or shoes that don't give your feet blisters--good things, to be sure, but they don't necessarily mean pieces you really like and appreciate beyond the physical needs of being clothed. "At home" seems much more apt for what I mean, since your home is often your private sanctuary from the world; the place where your heart rests and you craft to suit your whims and lifestyle. When you wear clothes that also have that feeling in them, then it's almost as if you can carry a bit of your home or world on your back. (Like a hermit crab, but more poetic!) So this outfit feels like one of those sorts to me; an outfit I feel I could go almost anywhere in, that carries some gossamer layer of confidence and security woven into the fabric.
*pictures by Thomas*



  1. This is so cute, you picked the perfect location to go with your dress!

  2. Gorgeous! That color looks great on you!

    Katie | Katie Like Me

  3. I absolutely love how you are able to find places to photography your outfit that coordinate so well with the colors and styles. This dress is such a beautiful color and I love the print! I'm so happy when I'm able to find outfits that are comfortable for me and my style that I'm happy to wear at home or out and about!

    A Sentimental Adventure

  4. Love how your dress perfectly matches the location and that cardigan is the absolute cutest! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  5. Adorable as always and so well put.
    -Joy Outfit Zest

  6. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! So much yes.

  7. Such a lovely outfit. I love the way the shoes, dress and cardi come together through that beautiful blue colour. Kx

  8. I SERIOUSLY HAVE TO BUY THIS CARDIE!!! haha love it and love your style so much.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Love Paige Joanna


  9. I love that dress! Its in the window of a shop in oxford and I need to go and try it on!



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