Summer Capsule Part 3: [Dresses & Round Up]

So I guess this is a kind of Friday Frock in disguise post. The final instalment of my capsule wardrobe! You all know I love a dress and I am finally taking full advantage of not needing 24/7 boob access. I was still feeding 2-3 times a day when I started this capsule and just took it off if I needed to feed when wearing a dress, now it’s just morning and evening so I can wear what I want. I have loved having dresses back in my wardrobe!


Denim dress // Digital print dress

This denim tencel blend swing dress was the first I bought and as my bust settles down it’s looking better and better. The Boden shift was a no brainer for a summer and holiday dress that I mentioned last week.


Jumpsuit // Maxi // Jumpsuit

The only dress that has been pulled from storage is this Gap maxi. I had it last year and hoped to wear it feeding but couldn’t in the end as it didn’t fit. It’s light and super comfortable so it’s a bit of a beater dress for everyday. The strappy tile print jumpsuit was bought when I couldn’t get hold of the Boden one, in hindsight I didn’t need it, but I’ve already worn it to playgroups when we had the recent heatwave and at £20 I don’t care about crawling on the floor!

So let’s do a little overview shall we?

I ended up with 27 pieces. (Don’t forget, this doesn’t include PJ’s, ‘loungewear’, stuff I paint or do the gardening in and exercise (ha!) kit.)

  • 8 work wear items (included in the below)
  • 10 tops
  • 3 knits
  • 6 dresses
  • 2 trousers
  • 2 jeans
  • 3 skirts
  • 1 shorts

And the prominent stores I bought from? Boden, GAP, Hush, New Look, Baukjen and Komodo – stocked in a local boutique and a new ethical brand find to me.

Here’s the whole summer capsule wardrobe 2015, en masse:


27 is just the number that works for me and I feel comfortable with. Last time I did this I ended up with 35 pieces but I included 8 shoes… so it’s exactly the same. I haven’t done that here – maybe I’ll post a selection on Instagram later today, and I forgot to shoot this top which should be included here. I’m really happy with what I’ve ended up with. I wear all of it, and fairly equally too, weather dependent. nothing feels like a waste or a splurge and my clothes seem to be striking a balance between being functional and fashionable.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and soon I will bring you a few posts on the pieces in action.

Have a fabulous weekend readers 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

The Fash Flash: Summer Dresses

It’s been a little while since there has been any fashion on Florence’s pages so I figured it was time t go shopping! As the temperatures improve and sun comes out I’ve found myself casting off my tights and looking for more summery dresses to wear, both for casual days out and everyday at work. Here’s a little selection for you readers. Have you seen any dresses you’re lusting after lately?


White lace tunic dress £58 ASOS // Flouro print dress, Warehouse £85 // Blue twist dress, Oasis £30

The blue oasis dress would be perfect for work and with a navy jacket I think the printed shift could also do double duty with heels. Don’t you just want to waft about in a field in that boho lacy number too?

For those of you like me, who might not quite fit into regular fashion choices, here are my maternity selections. (Loving ASOS maternity for fashion picks.)


Summer blue stripe dress // Orange cross back dress // Monochrome floral dress, all £28 ASOS.

I bought the 2 straight midi dresses shown here for work and am just waiting for them to arrive. 🙂

Next up, summer maxi’s, watch this space…

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock


Mint Bird Print Flippy Dress – Topshop

After a few months in the fashion wilderness it feels like the dress is back on top, hence me resurrecting Friday Frock. Perhaps it’s me too, after an ages in skirts and tops, fresh bright prints seem right for spring.

Speaking of prints this one is beyond pretty, with a soft grey on mint colour combo and a floaty feel with dropped waist and frilled skirt. I wouldn’t wear it the way the model has – I think it needs some heels, either tougher ankle boots or super pretty courts to make a more polished look.

See you next week readers, it’s going to be a big one 😉

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock


Red floral print skater dress, Warehouse £48

It’s been rainy this week in Manchester and I feel like Autumn is in full swing. I spotted this dress a couple of weeks ago and thought it would be perfect for kicking leaves with a coatigan and scarf on an autumnal sunday and I’m thinking it could do my favourite double duty trick and work hard at work too.

The colours are spot on for autumn, the florals keep it sweet and the black lace shoulder panels mean it could work for night too. It would look lovely with darker red suede vintage style heels…

What do you think readers?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock


Khaki shirt dress, H&M – £24.99

Whilst I was browsing around for a friday frock this week I found this and couldn’t help but think of Becca (who is going on her safari honeymoon next month) so this one is for you!

I remember how hard it was to dress appropriately for safari without looking like a ranger-wannabe-safari-victim but I think this would do the job nicely and do double duty on other parts of the holiday – city sight seeing or with heels for night, then once again in the office back at work. At a mere £25, it’s a hardworking dress.

I hope you have a great weekend readers – I’ll be sadly returning from Cornwall tomorrow but ready to start the countdown to Jess’s wedding!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock


Ted Baker – BELLETA – Scallop detail dress – £159

I feel in limbo right now when it comes to fashion. In the last week, my concious has shifted from being disinterested in fashion, fed up of sales and with adequate clothes for the ongoing warmer weather, to curiosity over what’s in store for AW13.

For some reason I keep getting that September feeling already. The back to school vibe that makes me want a new school coat and shoes. Maybe it’s my sister moving in and starting a new job, maybe it’s the odd rainy day breaking through, but already I’m wanting to buy Autumn fashion, knowing it’s too early yet and I should enjoy the last of the summer.

Todays frock felt right to bridge the gap. Perfect with tanned legs for an occasion ensemble, it’s the type of dress that after a few formal outings I’d start wearing to work with opaque tights and flats come the cooler months. Red looks great in the summer teamed with navy or nude, but even better in the winter layered with berry shades and black.

What do you think readers? Have a great weekend!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock


ASOS Prom dress in Fluro jacquard, £85

I spotted today’s Friday Frock on Pinterest a little while back and knew I had to share it with you all. It just about sums up how I’m feeling right now – bright, fun and a little bit cheeky! The super bright floral manages to take a little of the sweetness off the prom style and I’ve always been a fan of an off the shoulder neckline – it’s insanely flattering and just a little bit flirtatious 😉

I have a summer ball to go to this year and rather than buy a long dress I’m thinking about this one. I can totally see it worn whilst sipping pimms on a sun dappled lawn, then twirling on the dancefloor later. I also love how ASOS have styled it up with of-the-moment perspex bright heels and the chunky diamante necklace – right up my street.

Happy weekend readers! We’re out celebrating with our close friends Jess and Andy who just got engaged (Congratulations guys!) and I can’t wait!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

It’s no secret that I’m not a lover of black. That’s not to say I dislike it on other people but it’s not a colour I like on myself. Recently though, I’ve fallen for a new trend, monochrome, particularly when the trend makes use of lace.

The other trend that feels current right now is the not just longer but fuller skirts I’m seeing. This dress combines both and a hint of tulle thrown in. It’s pushing all my buttons.


Ankara dress by Beloved at OASIS – £79

Available from OASIS but by Beloved, (OASIS are stocking a few handpicked items from other brands that share their aesthetic,) it’s feminine yet striking and feels modern.

Do you like it readers? Have a great weekend!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock: Simply Be

Some time ago I chose a petite dress as a Friday Frock and so when I was contacted about Simply Be, it seemed only fair that I redress the balance. I have never featured a dress for larger sizes before, or indeed any item of clothing… it is simply not my area of expertise, but I’m under no illusion that everyone reading is a ‘perfect ten’, (the opinion of Beautiful South not mine,) and you guys deserve a frock as much as I do. So this week I bring you three!

I haven’t included them here but I was really impressed with the evening and occasionwear options like this flapper dress, the Deco dress and this very pretty beaded number. Perfect if you have something special to attend in the coming months.

Check out this video for a better look at some of the standout pieces from the Simply Be collection…

So, what do you think of my choices this week readers – do leave a comment if you’re pleased to see something here for my curvier Findettes 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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What to Wear: Whistles Wisteria print…

Today’s what to wear is really just an excuse to share one of my favourite frocks this season. Already featured as a Friday Frock of course, Florence Finds fashion and these ‘What to Wear‘ posts in particular, are just about showing you what they look like on a real person, not a stick thin model. Hopefully you’ll find them useful as Whistles themselves use very slender models indeed for their promotional and online stock shots.


Whistles Wisteria print dress // French Connection Connie Jacket // Shoes – Mulberry (SS’11) // Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs (AW’10)

A long time fan of Whistles, I fell in love with this print instantly and was delighted to see it adorning something other than one of their signature dress styles. I love this shape of dress, it’s flattering and super easy to wear, plus it’s perfect for those occasions when you want to live a little in your dress and I don’t know, eat or something. 😉

On this particular occasion I wore it to dinner on my 30th birthday, which was a Thursday and Pete and I headed to Australasia in Manchester. Because of the glorious yellows and lilac’s in the print I accessorised with my yellow Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag with the strap tucked in to make an oversized clutch and some fabulous Mulberry wedges that I picked up in the My-Wardrobe.com sale last summer. I like the retro T-bar style with school shoe-like buckles teamed with a very grown up sky high wedge. Of course as it was absolutely freezing, I threw over my ‘goes with everything’ nude French Connection Connie Jacket.

The Wisteria print is available in a Jacket (love), trouser, (double love) and top as well as this dress. And while we’re on the subject, there’s a £15 voucher for Whistles in this month’s Elle magazine too.

Lots of floral love,
Rebecca
xo

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