Spotted: Party Feet

Today’s #FFFestiveFun prompt is ‘Sparkles’ and so it’s the perfect time to share the perfect shoe for your party feet!


Lyrics by Aaron Smith, Shoes from Marks & Spencer

They from M&S, they’re £35 and if you have ever fancied a pair of glitter heels but not wanted to splurge, then now’s the time. As an aside, they also have a very practical and on-trend block heel which will make them more comfortable and easier to walk in, if you happen to be out of practice like me. 😉

Love,
Rebecca
xo

A Modern Halloween

As much as I love pumpkin carving and fun halloween festivities (you can see the kind of pumpkins I carve here,) this year I have been hankering after something a bit more modern and in keeping with my usual decor. That way, I can use it as Autumnal decor for a little longer than the usual halloween week. I thought I would round up some ideas I have seen for different pumpkins and see what you guys are doing.


Owl Pumpkin // Mini-pumpkins as candle holders // Double dipped pumpkin // Gilded place cards // Chalk paint pumpkins // Gold glitter pumpkin candle holders // White vase pumpkin

So what do you think readers? Will you be carving a pumpkin this year or have I persuaded you to try something different?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Monday Must-Have: Glitter heels

When I created the Monday Must-Have series, it was intended to showcase a single item or type of thing that was on my mind at the time of writing. Maybe seasonal, maybe just a good ‘find’, it’s more often than not something I’m coveting or searching out because, without sounding overly dramatic, my life doesnt feel complete without it. Perhaps a little extreme but never were a truer word spoken than about these shoes. 😉

If asked, I would never consider myself a ‘shoe person’ when pitted against bags for example, however occasionally a particular style or shoe gets right under my skin. Carvela’s Gold Glitter shoe had me at ‘glitter’ and at the end of last week they went into the sale. Now a much more palatable £75, Antibes will live in your wardrobe for years just waiting to pep up some jeans for a modern spin on party wear, or teamed with an old faithful LBD or colour block dress, will feel anything but boring.

They are my Monday absolutely-MUST-have. And aren’t they the best thing you have seen so far this morning?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

What to Wear: Everyday Sparkle…

Just recently, with so much going on, I’ve not had time to go out and sparkle in public, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to put the glitz on and give myself a bit of a mental boost. I might not want to put on my finest top for lounging around in, but when I spied this sequin front top from Marks and Spencer (Indigo collection) I knew it was perfect for relaxing whilst still feeling a little bit special.



Top, Marks and Spencer // Trousers, H&M (also seen here and here) // Toes, Essie Lapiz of Luxury

Of course, no matter what I do, I can never really get any peace and quiet with my two cats around, I’m lucky if they don’t literally walk across the keyboard but I just can’t stay steely against their purring advances.

I’m pretty sure this top is going to be in heavy rotation in the coming months as winter approaches. I can see it with everything from a maxi skirt to shorts and it’s dangerously comfy.

Gets yours for £45 from Marks and Spencer

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Recommended: Deborah Lippmann

A little while ago I wrote about the new and more adventurous nail trends that I’ve been spotting everywhere and in the process of researching them, came across a polish that I just fell in love with – Deborah Lippmann‘s ‘Glitter In The Air‘.

A super pretty delicate pastel shade of minty blue, with dusty pink and tiffany blue pieces of large hexagonal glitter as well as some tiny glittery dust in there too, it stole my heart. I should at this point say that these polishes are not new and have been storming the blog world for quite some time now, but I had always assumed I wouldn’t be able to get them as they are often featured on US blogs. Off I headed to my trusty Amazon and snapped one up for £10.75

One of the things I wasn’t sure about was whether the glitter would actually spread onto the nail as when the polish is dragged over, I worried the glitter would just be swept off the edge with the brush. Not so, a bit of strategic re-sweeping was required but the glitter goes on in a pleasingly random fashion without any need for putting on big gloopy drops of polish that take ages to dry.

The other nice thing is that even at this shade of blue, the polish is lovely and transparent. I can’t vouch too much as I haven’t yet tried it ‘nude’ i.e. without a base colour, but as you can see from the before and after pictures, even over this candy fuschia shade I was sporting when I layered the polish on, it just made the polish a slightly cooler, sorbet tone.

Next stop, my minty blue H&M polish with the glitter over it.

Best of all, even though the last time I wore glitter on my nails may well have been the nineties, this just seems fresh and pretty and rather grown up. For a bit of celebratory sparkle, hunt some down and tweet me a picture of yours @FlorenceFinds 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock: The NYE Edition

It’s that time again – whatever your feelings about New Year’s Eve, it’s fast approaching and that often means a what-to-wear dilemma. So this week’s Friday frock, is not a frock. Gasp!

I thought this week I would share New Year’s eve outfit (if we can blag a table somewhere, as we have left things somewhat later than usual…) and I’ve had my eye on this Ted Baker jumpsuit for a while.


Jumpsuit: Ted Baker £100, Clutch: Ted Baker £99, Bow heels: Ted Baker £67, Earrings: £260 Astley Clarke

As it’s not just any night, (do I sound like an M&S advert?) and this isn’t just any frock, I thought I’d go the whole hog and create the whole outfit. Not usually one for putting a whole look together in one shop (no-one wants to look like the mannequin in the window after all) I did however fall hard for the rose gold tinted bow peep toes, that would glam up any outfit from here on in. That and the (note the theme) rose gold envelope clutch add a suitably sparkly touch on the accessories front. With a neckline like this, I’d always opt for some fabulous chandelier earrings and these by Miguel Ases from Astley Clarke would do nicely. I like that they tone but don’t match and sparkle without being gaudy.

Now Cinderella just needs a ball to go to!

I hope you all have a wonderful night tomorrow and if you haven’t already shared in this morning’s post, do leave a comment and let me know what you’ll be doing, and of course, what you’ll be wearing.

See you in 2012!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

The Fash Flash… Glitter Girl

It’s no secret, I’m a huge fan of glitter. Sequins, beading or lurex, I love adding a bit of glitter to every day style.

This season, there has been a huge trend to include sparkle into everyday outfits and that suits me just fine. I’m a particular fan of the trend when paired with super casual items like a chunky knit or jeans and there’s plenty of ways to accessorise with sparkle too if you like to keep it subtle.

So this week’s Fash Flash, in time for your Christmas lists and parties, is the glitter edition. I’m going to have a seriously hard time not spending a fortune after putting this one together!

So, are you a glitter girl?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Style Steal: Miu Miu Glitter Pumps

The Fash Pack are all over Miu Miu’s fabulous (if a little eccentric in the colour combinations) glitter pumps and boots. That means, so are the mags, the blogs and therefore, you and I. Don’t you hate it when that happens?


*Miu Miu at Net-A-Porter

They are however, not a very you-and-I kind of price. As much as I love a fabulous shoe (and in my book, these should be worn to all possible occasions, day and night, dressed up or down,) the shoes start at £370 and the boots are £555 so they remain a treat rather than an impulse purchase.

However, a bit of sparkle is perfect for the coming party season, Halloween dressing up, and (as mentioned above) generally glittering up your life. So I thought I would hunt down some more acceptably priced alternatives for those impulse splurges.

Top Row: Silver glitter – Whirl, Dune, (down to £72 from £90.) Black/Silver glitter platform – Amelia, Carvela £120. Subtle white gold glitter – Enid, KG Kurt Geiger £130.
Middle Row: Gold Multi strap Mary Jane – Strike, ASOS £80. Green glitter platform – ASOS, Hysteric £40. Silver strappy sandal – Miss KG Harajuku, (reduced from £80 to £48)

Florence’s Favourites (Bottom Row): The heels on the court shoes missed the mark but these Multi glitter bow pumps, by Dorothy perkins hit the spot for flats at £16. My best buy? Gold Glitter court – Miss Selfridge a style steal at £40.

Will you be purchasing some glitter shoes this winter?

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

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