Has anyone else come across the brand Dahlia yet? I walked past the store on Carnaby Street when I was in London last week but didn't have time to nip in. However there was something about what I saw as I glanced through the door that resonated with me, so when I got home I took a closer look.
My initial thoughts were that even if I liked the clothing, given its location, it was likely to be really pricey. However I was pleasantly surprised. What I found was an independent brand run by two sisters, with some pieces being produced in quantities of no more than 50. Some of you may have come across it in Topshop where it is also stocked.
So, here's a flavour of some of the pieces available...
First off the Haggerston striped off the shoulder top Dahlia (£59) caught my eye. It also comes in pale blue here. It's slightly dramatic without being too OTT and taps into the offer the shoulder trend - although it can also be worn on the shoulder - the big sleeve trend and the striped trend all in one go.
For more stripes, there's the black stripe top with contrast frills (£65) Dahlia. This top is also available in navy stripes and also in white stripes. Again it is just that little bit different to most of what is out there at the moment.
I love the combination of the cute collar and stripes on this grey cropped smock top Dahlia (£45). There's also enough room to accommodate a food baby, should the need arise!
For anyone who prefers a slightly more fitted look on the body, there's this cheesecloth ruffle sleeved top Dahlia (£51).
For some "bottoms" these culottes with one pleated leg by Dahlia (£59) are different and a great price. They also do several other style of culottes - some shorter than these, the proportions of which can work well on petites.
And for a dress or two, there's the black sun dress with tassels at the sleeves Dahlia (£58) which would be great with pom sandals and a holiday tan (or a fake tan if a holiday one isn't an option!)....
...And finally this off the shoulder smock dress Dahlia (£59)
I really liked what I saw and can't wait to see the Winter collection. I would be interested to hear your thoughts. Have you bought from Dahlia before - or are you tempted to do so now?!