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?


Shop the Sales: Coats

I could dedicate post upon post to what the sales have to offer this year, but I think that might be a little bit tiring for you all (read ‘boring’) so, instead, I’ll be focusing on a few key items and stores that are particularly worthy of consideration this year when you hit the sales.

First up, I always think the sales are a great time to purchase a coat. They are usually massively reduced, so whether you want a bargain because the pennies need to stretch further this year, or want to make a killing on something rather fancy that you’re spending Christmas money on, it’s a great time. Add to that the fact that you will still get at least another 3 months wear out of it, just this year, and it’s an even better purchase to feel smug about.

So here’s my round up, broken down by cost, and please do share any coats you’ve recently been lucky enough to buy or have bestowed upon you for Christmas!

  • Car Coats have been everywhere this season and I think require a certain je ne sais quoi, but if you think you’ve got it, this colour blocked number will take you right through to spring and beyond. Red Car Coat – Oasis £50 £38
  • My sister bought this steal of a coat in the sales and it looks great on, if a little boring in the picture. Smart, with with a bit of interest in the colour it’s a flattering shape for curvier girls. Double breasted reefer texture (burgundy) coat – Oasis £95 £65
  • I bought a parka last month and haven’t had it off. Dress it up or down and this one is perfect for that off-duty model look. Ted Baker Hooded (parka) jacket with tie waist £159 £111

  • You’ve got to love the detail in this Whistles Emely D-Ring Coat in classic camel brought up to date with the tangerine detailing. £350 £175
  • Feeling seventies? Get some Disco fever – just as good with jeans as a frock, in this Reiss Jillie faux fur jacket (as seen on Cheryl Cole) £245 £145
  • And my old favourite the cape, previously seen on Florence Finds, but not at this price – Alice Temperley Black Riviera Cape from £325 £227

  • For a quality pop of colour, I love this DKNY Pink Double breasted wool coat from £587 £410
  • If you’ve got a boss to impress, hell, anyone to impress, you can’t go wrong with this uber luxe longline (yet slim) coat from Jaeger – The Warwick – Camel full length wool and angora coat £550 £380

So, any favourites for you here? Or have you got a steal to share, please let us know!


Friday Frock O’clock

This week, my thoughts are already turning to what I’m going to wear over the festive period. I tend to gravitate towards sparkle anyway, so Christmas is a great excuse and I stumbled upon today’s dress when browsing the Oasis sale.

I’m having a bit of a thing about clean futuristic styling at the moment and although there are a lot of glitter dresses around this Oasis dress stood out as different to me, plus it has that slightly vintage look to the sequins which are a little less shiny and therefore infinitely more expensive looking.

This afternoon, maybe you can all help me out with some outfits for Christmas eve (cooking whilst looking sparkly then drinks) Christmas Day, (pretty much ditto but ending in PJ’s watching Downtown,) and Boxing day, (probably shopping and a meal out somewhere en famille.)

Post your links as usual in the comments box and share your festive outfit ideas, and as always have a fabulous weekend 😉


PS I mentioned the Oasis sale, but remember this dress? It’s down to £30!


Friday Frock O’clock

Now I have to confess, I did not find this week’s frock – you did. Yes that would be you Lel!

As soon as I saw this one, I couldn’t believe I missed it out of my Party Frocks round up this week, and my goodness, Oasis have got some corkers when it comes to Christmas sparkle… get thee over there and don’t blame me for the damage 😉

Oasis sparkle mesh dress – £70

It’s been a long week readers, hopefully by now I’ll be sinking my toes into the new carpet and admiring my work, so join me in sharing the spirit of Friday Frock O’clock by pasting a link of the frock you’re coveting at the moment into the comments box below so we can all veg out and admire them!

Big TFI Friday Frock love,

The Fash Flash – Do You Cape?

After my What to Wear post last week I thought we could kick off the week by sharing a little round up of my favourite capes… I should really be doing a winter coat round up, but I love a good cape and somehow they seem so much more stylish. Or maybe it’s just because they’re new-feeling, either way, I’m now lusting after another one to add to my collection.

If you haven’t already seen the one I purchased, head back to my What to Wear post first (I’m obviously biased towards the lovely wool felted Zara number I’m wearing there) but otherwise, let’s get started with the smart capes.

L-R: Bow detail cape coat – ASOS Red Coco Cape – Jaeger Boutique,  and (BARGAIN ALERT!) Brass button teal cape – New Look.

There’s something about capes, perhaps the clean lines or the luxe drape, that makes them really smart even when they’re not trying to be. The Red Jaeger Boutique one above would be a perfect Christmas present, or if you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful alternative, how about this steal of a cape from New Look, reduced to £34!

L-R: Knitted Poncho – Zara, Dark red wool duffle cape – Gloverall at ASOS and Checked Cape – Oasis.

Capes lend themselves just as well to cosy weekend walks and pub lunches though, and it’s just about all I can do to resist these duffled, checked or knitted numbers. Imagine them with boots and a polo neck… you just need a dog!

If you’re feeling flush, how about splashing out on one of these fabulous capes from the fash pack’s favourite designers…

L-R: Alice by Temperly Black and White Bird Cape –, Milly Wool Blend Cape Jacket – and Diane von Furstenburg Cotton twill cape –

I’ve been lusting after the black and white bird cape for so long now but the DVF trench-like number is super chic too.

Tell me, do you cape? Can I tempt you, or have I missed something you’d like to share?


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