Triple temptation: Printed pants

It might be a case of ‘the grass is greener’, but right now, all I want to wear is the lovely printed pants that I am seeing everywhere. I’m so missing trousers! I was all over them last summer and this year the trend is still going strong. I like to pick out a shade from the print for a block colour lightweight knit or silk tee to pair it with, but the up to date way to wear this season would be print on print – either top to toe in the same pattern or clashing a large and small print.


Delft blue and white patterned trouser, £35 Oasis // Bright patterned trouser, £35 Zara // Floral trouser, £40 Warehouse

Francesca bought the first pair above and has been wearing them with a navy knit. It’s a pulled together look that work perfectly for those who are a bit nervous of trying the trend. Personally, I think it’s hard to choose between all of them but the second and third pairs are right up my (non-pregnant) street. (If you happen to be looking for a maternity pair and have a bit of cash to spare, these are the best I have seen from Isabella Oliver.)

Have you been rocking the trend?

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


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

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

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

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

Fash Flash [Basics]: Little April Showers…

This week the weather has turned on us and we’re all left reaching for the coats and boots all over again. I refuse to listen to the people who are saying how bizarre this weather is though, many of my memories of late snowfall have been freakishly cold snaps in April and of course the traditional weather right now is April showers and sunny spells in-between. It’s enough to leave a girl unsure as to whether she’s coming or going, and when it comes to planning your outfits, it’s all about layering.

One eternally chic wardrobe staple however is the mac, perfect for spring showers and something every girl should have in her wardrobe. It’s an investment so don’t be afraid to spend some money, or if you prefer to wear your clothes to death consider looking for washable fabrics you can throw in to the machine. Here’s my edit of where to snap up a mac for spring.

  1. Black trimmed mac – MANGO £79.99
  2. Hobbs NW3 Wentworth Trench £189.
  3. Double breasted (short) trench, MANGO £49.99 (also available in navy and red)
  4. Cream raincoat, Oasis£48
  5. Full skirted navy trench, OasisNow £50 (from £80)
  6. Cotton trench coat, Burberry Brit at My-Wardrobe.com £595

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop to try a few different styles, or want something a little more fashion forward, Zara comes up trumps again. The generous collars are very high-fashion and there are plenty of clever details like leather trims and swing backs if you don’t need a belt.

Of course, I can’t resist a splash of colour and there is simply nothing better on a rainy day than a pop of bright colour to cheer you up. All of these Macs are from ASOS and I’d go for any of them in a heart beat, but I’m really coveting the yellow 🙂


Yellow plastic rainmac – £40 ASOS, red rain mac – £199 Lacoste, green pleated swing mac, £50 ASOS

Spotted anything you like here then ladies?

Here’s to staying stylish despite the English weather…

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

I know I am probably the least practical person ever to be doing posts like this… we’re in the middle of February and I can’t for the life of me see anything warm I want to wear. However, I’m pretty sure all of you will be able to identify with today’s conundrum, as this weekend I have an event to attend – a Christening, and I am going to be a Godmother!

I know there will be lots of you with winter weddings to attend too, so this week’s Friday Frock is day-appropriate occasion wear from Oasis.


Oasis Colour block pleated midi dress, £65

This particular number comes in a really lovely coral too, but as I don’t usually go for blue, and in honour of the little boy who’s christening it is, I chose the powder blue version today. 🙂

Apart from the cute little belt, the back detailing is different with a single pleat swing back that hangs over the waist line giving a slightly more relaxed look.

I’d wear it with grey shoes and accessories, and maybe a nude blazer…

Tell me, have you got any occasions coming up that I should be searching for Friday Frocks for?

TGI Friday Love (It’s been a very long week!)

Rebecca
xo

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