Friday Frock O’clock


Halterneck floral dress from MANGO £44.99

This weekend Pete and I are going to a summer ball with some friends. I’ve ended up opting for a dress that I’ve had a while but love – a great Ted Baker grey heavy silk maxi with a gorgeous floral print. However, I have had my eyes open for a potentially suitable dress as I have a few parties coming up and a very special hen do. I found today’s MANGO dress on that search and fell for the short and sweet hem line (who doesn’t love flashing those pins?) the flirty back and dreamy floral print in sorbet shades. Another winning feature of course is the ability to conceal a less than perfect tummy, particularly if eating is on the agenda. ;)

Even better, it’s a total steal at £45! Get in quick – there are no 8′s left, but all the other sizes are up for grabs.

Have a great weekend readers :)

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS The French Connection sale is on too!

Spotted: Victoria by Victoria Beckham

I am somewhat partial to a dress, and I’m also a massive fan of Victoria Beckham’s now established transition from pop superstar to incredibly impressive fashion designer. Even better, her designs are seen on so many celebrities and although some of you might be surprised at this, look equally good on curvier ladies as women with a similarly petite frame to Mrs Beckham herself.


Victoria by Victoria Beckham, SS12. Image Credit: VictoriaBeckham.com

So it was with great interest that I heard last year that she was bringing out a diffusion line of, you guessed it, dresses. Aimed at a more accessible price point depending on how you look at it of £375-995, which is substantially less than her main line which runs in to the ££££’s.


Victoria by Victoria Beckham, SS12. Image Credit: VictoriaBeckham.com

If you’re not familiar with her usual style Victoria is famous for impeccably cut sheath dresses for seriously upmarket chic. The new collection is a departure from her usual in the biggest way, shorter, girlier, and more fun. Apparently, VB was inspired by Emily the Strange, a cultural point of reference that has totally passed me by, but the cute cat and moon prints aren’t lost on me at all.


Victoria by Victoria Beckham, SS12. Image Credit: VictoriaBeckham.com

I’m seriously in love. And whilst most of us aren’t lucky enough to be able to afford dresses like this for everyday, I think if you’re looking for a special outfit for say a wedding, a milestone birthday or event, there are some beautiful examples here that still retain a great deal of style quirk and statement appeal whilst remaining chic and stylish.


Victoria by Victoria Beckham, SS12. Image Credit: VictoriaBeckham.com

Bravo Victoria.

See more on the Victoria Beckham website… the dresses above are just my picks.

What are your thoughts readers? Do you like the collection?

Love,
Rebecca
xo