Must Have Monday…

Where do you think this beauty is from then? Bright spring shade, contrast print interior, stylish swing cut with vented back flap?


Coral cotton blend jacket

Boden perhaps?

What If I told you it was £19.99?

H&M.

Kids!

My friend Alka was wearing this H&M coat at the weekend and I couldn’t get enough of it. She’s a petite lady but was wearing a (kids) size 12-14. It also goes up to a 14+ (kids size) so I reckon you could easily fit into it up to an adult size 12ish, perhaps more. I hope those of you who are bigger don’t feel excluded – that’s not the intention at all, I just had to share it as it looked so good on!

Have you got any other adult worthy kids clothes tips? (Rachel mentioned last week that adult size 10-12 can fit Bodens teenage range, meaning quite a saving!)

Happy Monday readers!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

What to Wear: For a night out [26 weeks]

One of the hardest things about being pregnant has been trying to retain a feeling of being fashionable. So many maternity styles are either standard (i.e. stripes or tunic tops,) or not my style at all (empire line swingy or full dresses,) that it’s hard not to feel that you have lost all of your personal style. I was pretty excited to find these trousers and snapped them up for my birthday dinner, to make up a spring-appropriate pale and interesting outfit.

Jacket: French Connection (non-maternity and old)
Vest: H&M (non-maternity)
Trousers: Isabella Oliver Messina trouser (Size 10)
Bag: Mulberry
Shoes: Topshop Gwenda’s
Necklace: Monica Vinader




I know a lot of people don’t want to splash out on maternity clothes but I think it’s worth it. You wear the items you buy in much heavier rotation when pregnant as there’s nothing else you can wear. Plus I want to enjoy this amazing period of my life rather than feeling rubbish about myself because I don’t feel good. It’s worth thinking ahead too, I’ll be wearing these for a few months after baby arrives I imagine, with their comfy elastic waistband and a few months of summer yet to go.

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Real Room Re-vamp: After

Ok, so you have seen the ‘before’s‘, now for my thoughts on what to do to rescue this sad and unloved little room! Here are some moodboards I put together (it’s so helpful to see things almost together before you splurge!) and I’d love to hear what you think!

Option One: Duck Egg and Neutrals/Grey with Botanical elements

This look was inspired by the Botanist range at John Lewis this spring/summer (the sale started today in case you liked any of it too.) I liked the botanical sketches, and the way there were a range of garden blues and greens that worked together with a neutral backdrop to dilute the duck egg. It also appealed to the inner victorian in me with the collections of curios and I lucked out finding an appropriate curtain fabric – always a tough one when you have a particular scheme in mind.

Option Two: Blue and Coral

I love Coral and suddenly had a brainwave that it actually goes beautifully with the blue shades here when I came across a whole range of different coral prints in Zara Home (who’s sale also incidentally started today!) My2 major reservations when it comes to this scheme are: a. will it feel out of place come winter, and b. I’m really struggling on the curtain front.

Option Three: The combination

So then I thought, can I possibly combine the two? Coral colours, with the blue and a hint of botanical victoriana? The answer is I’m still not sure. The key with mixing patterns like this is to make sure the shades are bang on perfect and I don’t know if this look is just trying too hard to pull it all together.


Items all as above.

This is where you guys come in! What’s your favourite look? Cast your votes below and all suggestions or advice welcome!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS If you missed them this morning, here are the before pictures.

Friday Frock O’clock

In a slight break with tradition today, I have a Friday Frock enhanced by some what-to-wear style photos, starring my sister Francesca. She and I are very similar facially but have completely different body shapes (Francesca has a fabulous hourglass figure) and as a result we dress very differently. I often think that many of you reading may not identify with my body shape and so I seized the opportunity when I saw Francesca wearing this dress last weekend over Easter – a dress that I would never normally wear and so would be unlikely to choose for Friday Frock, but which looked beautiful on her.


Mexican Print Dress, £60

The dress is from Oasis and the china blue floral pattern looked so great with the coral belt, (which comes with the dress) and coral patterned hem, that I had to share it here.

As you can see, Francesca is wearing it dressed down with a coral cardigan (old,) loafer flats and tights, but it would just as easily work for a garden style wedding in summer as it has a very pretty v-back to complement the boat necked front. You know how I like to get multiple uses out of a dress!

Happy Weekend Readers!

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

All I’m thinking about right now is my holiday so when I stumbled across this Seafolly dress I fell in love. I have to admit, I NEVER spend a lot on Summer clothes, you get to wear them so little and when you do, they get ruined by sea water, pool water or suncream.


Seafolly Coral gladiator maxi dress – £99 My-Wardrobe.com

If you’re a little more confident that you can take care of them however, this could be the perfect reason to invest in a stunning beach to bar dress like this one. With care, you’ll still be wearing this in years. It’ll look equally good with heels and chunky jewellery in the bar as flip flops on the beach, or in the city for that matter sight-seeing. The colour is perfect with a tan and I love the way it has been styled here with flats and a raffia bag. It’s probably the top end of what I’d stretch to price wise, but I can see it having great longevity and being 100% worth it!

Have you started thinking about holiday dresses yet?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

The Fash Flash… Think Pink

Just recently, I have seen an absolute onslaught of pink hitting the shops, and I’ve also seen it popping up all over the blogs, adorning the most stylish ladies and just generally making me want to wrap myself in it from head to toe. Pink used to be just a little bit un-cool, but it can certainly be done…


L-R Top Row: Fuchsia Dress, Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere in Pink on Pink on Pink, Camel and Neon. Bottom row L-R: Bubblegum jumper and striped skirt, Hot Pink Blazer and bobble hat, Emily again in pink pants and khaki jacket.

So I thought I’d do a little round up of items in the shops that you can combine into your outfits at home:

So come on girls, tell me what you think? Is pink for you? Or will you be sitting this trend out?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Spotted… Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Well hello there readers! And what treat I have for you today 🙂

My recent decor dilemmas have been leading me to some serious research in the name of trying to make my dreams and designs come to life. We’ve got the blank canvas, it’s just about how we add the finishing touches to the rooms to convey some real style and gloss.

However, my problem is that the trend I’m most in love with – which encompasses bold geometric designs, sophisticated trellis patterns and bright colour palettes just doesn’t seem to exist in the UK. So when I stumbled across Caitlin Wilson Textiles (via Oh Happy Day!) I was thrilled to spot that she ships to the UK.

Recently launched in October, Caitlin Wilson Textiles is the eponymous project by Caitlin Wilson, a San Fancisco based interior designer. With a love of colour and pattern, (snap!) I was instantly drawn to her range of bold but seriously sophisticated prints.

Because I’m generous like that, I just had to share the find with Florence’s friends. (Even though I’d secretly like to keep it all to myself!) Now you can add some chevron style to your home with cushions or I’m thinking Peking-ese prints for curtains in my particular project. Although I’m already mentally adding an accent of pattern to every room in the house!

Do you like?

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

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