Friday, December 9, 2011

Skippy Says: Emily Hallman (Skippy Lusts + Giveaway)

I feel like we should get this started on the right foot. So, ladies, behold:


You see this absolute specimen of perfection right here? This universally flattering cut, beautiful print, and twirl-inducing dress is The Millie, designed by the she's-so-talented-I-might-have-to-kidnap-her-but-oh-wait-if-I-did-that-she-couldn't-design-anymore-and-I-couldn't-get-any-of-her-stuff Emily Hallman. I was first turned on to Emily's designs when Kelsey posted an outfit of her wearing The Millie here. After seeing how beautiful the dress was and reading her interview with Emily, I headed over to check out Emily's site. And, well, I was mesmerized. I mean, c'mon, how could you not want to wear these beauties?

New Years dress anyone?
A beautiful holiday party look
Yet another
And oh, a third!
Can you imagine how fabulous I would feel walking around in this? Let me break it down for you. F.a.b.u.l.o.u.s. With a capital F.
What I loved most from Emily's website, aside from the stunning pieces of course, was the following bit: "If you would like to discuss your size with Emily before placing your order, please do not hesitate to email info@emilyhallman.com or emily@emilyhallman.com... The fact is, there's no standardization in women's sizes. A U.S. size 4 from one designer could be an 8 or a 2 from another designer. Emily understands this, and has gone out of her way to make her sizing as universally accommodating as possible. The Emily Hallman brand is a brand for women, and has been cut to allow for a healthy body." Hallelujah. Consistent with this philosophy, Emily stocks missy sizes 0-12, petite sizes 4-10, and plus sizes 16-26. And if you're unsure what size is right for you, Emily will have you send your measurements to her so she can produce the garment based on your specific needs. For a shorty and fairly petite girl like me, that's invaluable, as I know it will be for so many others who often don't fit into standard sizing.

I emailed Emily to let her know how much I loved her designs, and within a matter of hours received an incredibly gracious and sweet reply. When I emailed back with a few questions I had, I again received the same wonderful treatment. 

I want to make one thing clear: I am not getting anything in return for writing this post. I just found an independent designer whose clothes I fell in love with, and wanted to share that with you. Emily has generously offered one Skippy Says reader a 30% off coupon their entire order valid for anything from her shop. All you have to do to enter is:

1. Follow Skippy Says on Google Friend Connect
2. Go to Emily's website and let me know which garment you love most

That's it! You have until December 31st to enter. Good luck! And enjoy looking at all the pretty things! I know I did.


Edited to add: Emily is having a major sale today! All fall and holiday samples on sale for 50% off! Check it out: 

60 comments:

  1. omg. i want everything. that second dress is so stunning. amazing post, love. thanks for sharing. if you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my latest post. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, these dresses are beautiful, and they look so well fitted xx :o)

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  3. Oh my! Everything is beautiful, too hard to pick! The Millie dress is absolutely gorgeous and a great cut to flatter so many different shapes and sizes. Plus, the print is A-MAZING! Already follow you on GFC.

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  4. This is great! :)

    I need that second dress. You are so right... New Years would be fantastic in that dress!!!

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  5. It's so hard to choose, but I think the Emily dress is my favorite. I have been searching far and wide for the perfect navy dress, and I have found it. I think I just added something new to my Christmas list!

    http://pennilesssocialite.blogspot.com/

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  6. i LOVED the camilla dress...i'd totally rock that on new years. =)

    xoxo,
    megs [at] Shine On

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  7. Oh my goodness, all of these looks are gorgeous! I love the Georgia blouse on the website - so girly and chic :)

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  8. The Camilla is my absolutely favorite!!

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  9. Omigosh! These dresses are gorgeous! I love the New Years outfit and the dress following right after it (=

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  10. Aren't they?! And I'm sure they fit beautifully seeing as she can custom make them to your measurement!

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  11. Wouldn't it?! I'm going to a 1920's/ flapper themed party this year so it wouldn't work for me, but man if it did....

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  12. I love that one too Tara! Super elegant.

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  13. I know- all of them are just so timeless and elegant, aren't they?! I love that blouse too!

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  14. I just checked her website and she has a lace pencil skirt that's awesome! Have a great weekend girl! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  15. The Ruth is my favorite! So sleek and I love the green

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  16. I love Emily's collection! The Camilla is a favorite right now because I'm OBSESSED with sequins at the moment, but I had all the money in the world I'd be 7or 8 more things.

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  17. I love that one too! And if you win, the 30% off should help a bit :)

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  18. OMG she's amazing. I love everything of hers. I love the Rosie and the Mille.

    Dear Emily,

    Can we be best friends?

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  19. ohhh I love the half sequined dress! I know a few parties I could rock that at. :P

    http://raviolisandwaterworks.com

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  20. Isn't she?! The Millie is my favorite too :) And Emily would make a fab best friend :)

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  21. beautyandlechic.blogspot.comDecember 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    aw, what a sweet giveaway! thanks!! already a follower babe! and girl i cannot get my eyes off the georgia dress: http://emilyhallman.squarespace.com/the-georgia/

    hope you have a great weekend!
    x jamie

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  22. I heart Emily. She's the best! =D

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  23. I love the Eloise dress. So cute

    http://loserlike-me.blogspot.com/!

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  24. All stunning outfits, except for the one in the second pic, that one is totally brilliant.
    Love your style, love your pics, keep up the good work, you have style.

    Take care.
    Colin.

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  25. Yay, I love that one!! so pretty!

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  26. Thanks Colin :) I wish I could take credit for designing these, but that's all Emily. She's the one with the stunning taste :)

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  27. great dresses :) like it!

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  28. So so gorgeous! I wish I could afford these pieces. They are so pricey! Don't get me wrong--totally worth it. I'd love love love to have any one of these in my closet. I love the tunic the most. Silky and in every color. Gorgeous. Thank you so much for being such a supporter for me. Your comments are beautiful. Probably some of the reason why I wake up and still blog in the morning! You've been so amazing--and I just thought you should know that I lovelovelove reading your comments :D

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  29. They are beautiful, aren't they?!

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  30. Aw Courtney! Well I love love love reading your blog :) You so honest in your posts, and it's so refreshing. Plus, you're insanely adorable, and that always helps :)

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  31. Her designs are amazing! What a great deal too! I love the cut of the first dress so much. I need more like that style in my life! That little sequined number is sassy too... :)

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  32. Great and well done ideas i find here.
    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  33. love it!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love the sparkly bottom dress. Even though I *think* I have a holiday look all picked out it's never too late to change one's mind (up to the minute you need to be out the door, that is). And.. it's on sale! OK, self restraint out the window!

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  35. Wow, she has some absolutely amazing stuff in her shop! The Georgia skirt is *amazing*...but plain amazing! I have been looking for a sparkly skirt for a while and this one even has color options! Jackpot!

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  36. Aren't they wonderful? I could use a lot more of that style in my life too :)

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  37. Hehe, I totally feel you on that :) My self restraint has not been good lately, especially with beautiful pieces like these!

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  38. WOWOWOWOW-a++mazzzzzing dresses! Esp the sparkly sequin one! And that first one with the flowers!! sooo 1950's and stunning cuts!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  39. Glad you ladies love them as much as I do :)

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  40. Oh my goodness....her pieces are SO gorgeous...thanks for sharing :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  41. SOOO pretty. I would love to win the Sequin skirt for the holiday! Just entered and just followed ;)

    I have a giveaway myself for a pair of denim, come take a look ;)

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  42. Thanks Thu! That sequin skirt is so pretty, isn't it?!

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  43. ThechicsistersclosetDecember 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Beautiful dresses!
    www.fifthnsixthcloset.com

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  44. nice, the purple dress is my favorite. the dark blue dress is gorgeous too. glad to have found your site.

    maridel
    www.cashmerechronicles.com

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  45. Thanks Maridel! Those are both beautiful picks :)

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  46. I'd love the sequin dress! SO pretty :)

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  47. Isn't it?! Hope you get the chance to get it :)

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