These two shift dresses aren’t exactly the same but there’s more than a trace of similarity with spring appropriate colours and an animal print type pattern in a flattering shift style. And if you’re watching your spending like me, I think it’s a very good substitute for the pricier Whistles splurge dress.
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.
Hurrah! Friday Frock O’clock is back. I was debating whether to revisit friday frock after the brief hiatus that was January Joy, but then I flicked through a magazine and spotted this fabulous striped number and fell in love. I think it’s an appropriate return to one of my favourite features
There’s been a bit of an undercurrent of a trend going on this season that I am really loving, fifties chic. It’s a trend that seems to surface every summer and Mad Men is of course adding fuel to the fashion fire, with their sexy costumes. When it comes to the fifties, I’m not a huge fan of the stereotypical full skirted prom style dresses, but the trend I’m loving just now is more desperate housewives, all chic cocktail dresses, fitted shifts and candy colours.
I love yellow and this lemon shade is much easier to wear than most. The thin belt is a cute finishing touch to nip in your waist and the subtle gradient of colour is achieved with converging polka dots, which gives a classic shape a dose of fun. It’s perfect for a wedding or event this summer and I can just see it with Pimms on the lawn.
Today’s Friday Frock is a bit of a wild card… Leather, I hear you say? Yes indeed.
I’m having a bit of a (not at all S&M) love affair with leather of late. I can’t get over the classic nature of it as a fabric and the way it can work with so many trends. There surely isn’t any blouse/knit/shirt that can’t be paired with a black leather pencil skirt. That said, it’s a fine line, a very fine line.
Oddly enough there’s a huge trend for leather this summer in the SS12 collections and even odder still, the high fashion favourite is white, featuring in all the sports luxe collections. Today’s Mint Velvet neutral shift however is a classic and more wearable take on the trend that encompasses sixties, luxe, sports luxe and neutrals all in one.
I can’t wait to hear how you feel about leather – do you own a classic staple piece in leather that you can share or have you always lusted after a particular item?
As always, share your stylish finds this week and have a great weekend