Friday Frock O’clock


Leather shift dress £120 Oasis

After this weeks leather lust, I thought it was only appropriate for Friday Frock to be a little bit on the wild side. For a few seasons now, along with my eternal quest for a perfect leather skirt, I have quite fancied a leather dress. I like the idea that it could be multi-functional – with a jumper layered over, you’ve already got yourself a skirt, or with a shirt layered underneath perhaps it would be work-appropriate. From that angle, it’s also a cost effective purchase and I can easily see it on a night out.

On the other hand, leather has eternal sexual connotations. Is a leather dress a little bit too eighties wild child or power dressing man eater? How do you get the balance right?

I’d love to hear what you think readers. I chose this dress because I felt the price was right and I liked the cut and V neck style, but I don’t know if I’ll be brave enough to make this purchase…

Happy weekend – it’s our last one before the move so expect lots of packing snaps in Instagram!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

There’s just one more week left of August, one week of summer, until September rolls round and the new season begins in ernest.


Leopard Jacquard Skater Dress

As such I’ve chosen a transitional dress…

I couldn’t go with colour this week, the brights of summer seem gone even though the weather is warm, but I’m ready for new fashion all the same and this fits the bill. While the seasons and styles may be changing, monochrome and animal print are eternal 😉

So, what’s everyone doing this weekend? I’m planning a social marathon ahead of the most exciting wedding of the year next week… Jessica’s!

Happy weekend folks,

Love,
Rebecca
xo

The Fash Flash: Oxblood

Well, we’re mid-way through October now, what say we start getting back into the Fash Flash. Maybe I was a bit premature in assessing the trends, or perhaps it has just taken me longer this year to embrace Autumn fashions but it has taken me a while to sort the wheat from the chaff. Todays ‘trend’ is definitely the wheat.

It’s not burgundy, it’s not wine, or berry. This year we’re calling it Oxblood and I am LOVING it.


Velvet Slipper shoe, Zara // Tube skirt, Topshop // A list, Essie // Afghan Red, Nars // Dropped Waist Dress, Warehouse // Peplum top, Oasis // Red Tweed Biker jacket, Warehouse // Autograph collection leather paneled matinee clutch – Marks and Spencer // Heeled court shoe, Warehouse // Blouse, Florence and Fred // Chanel Rouge Noir // Slammer Sandal, Whistles //

I was pleasantly surprised to see oxblood back in the shops, whatever the name, as not only is it a lovely colour for Autumn but I happen to already have several pieces of it sitting waiting to be worn. It’s surprisingly versatile too, working with most of your wardrobe neutrals, leathers, navy, black, grey, electric blue, red. The only colour I don’t like it with is green, particularly bottle green, as the pair together seem to have ‘school uniform’ written all over them. The pieces in oxblood this season are all about texture and simple clean lines – you’ll see a lot of lace and vamped up combo’s with leather accents, but it’s just as wearable in modern dresses, tube skirts, coated jeans and oversized jumpers. (I bought just such a jumper from the Warehouse Definitives collection last weekend and haven’t stopped wearing it.) It looks particularly good in shoes and accessories, particularly like the Autograph bag above in calf hair, suede and snakeskin-like leather. I’m going to struggle to resist…

The coolest way to wear it? Head-to-toe, of course.

So, have you got any oxblood in your wardrobe and will you be splashing out?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

What to Wear: Red, White and Denim…

A couple of Fridays ago, my chosen friday frock was this denim shirt dress from Oasis. Those of you who bought it with 20% off in their dresses promotion will be glad to hear that it hasn’t gone into the sale yet, as was I, because I bought it the very day after featuring it.

Given the ahem, lacklustre weather we have been having of late, I’ve been struggling to really wear anything summery and have developed somewhat of a routine of changing into my pyjamas each evening before settling down in front of the computer. However, when I have been out, the denim shirt dress is the one I’ve been turning to time and time again.


Denim Dress, Oasis // Scarf, GAP // Parka, GAP (old) // Wellies, Hunter // Belt, Banana Republic (old)

Last week, on a lovely sunny morning, I wore it to go for a walk with my friend Zoe in some local woodland. My lightweight parka came out along with a another purchase from GAP, although more recent, this blue, white and red geometric printed scarf. Wellies were mandatory due to recent rain and I took full advantage by walking through all available puddles that weren’t already occupied by a dog or small child 😉

This weekend, out it came again, this time to visit my new nephew – a combined trip to also celebrate fathers day. This time, I decided to dress it up a bit more (although I’ll admit the heels later went by the wayside in favour of bright jelly flats…) with heeled loafers, a new neon necklace from Zara and a skinny leopard print belt.



Denim Dress, Oasis // Belt, Banana Republic (old) // Heels, Bertie (old) // Neon necklace, Zara // Nails, Nails Inc Baker Street.

Either way, I was reminded how versatile denim is and how great it looks with other primary brights, including my blue nails, painted especially to herald the arrival of a baby boy.

What’s your go-to outfit of the moment?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

I’m having a real thing about denim right now, specifically chambray shirts and I have always loved a good shirt dress, so this latest find of a frock was right up my street.


Oasis utility shirt dress – £50

With all the rain we have been having I have been searching for something just to brighten life up a little, but couldn’t face another floral, brightly coloured or shiver-inducing dress. This is perfect for layering and a killer weekend dress that you could even dress up for the evening with some quirky heels and sparkly jewels. Even though I tend to opt for separates for casual dressing and this could be the dress to change all that…

Do you like readers? And what frock have you been lusting after this week?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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