Friday Frock…

I know, it’s been a while, right?

I’m still working on a capsule wardrobe basis when it comes to buying my clothes (more on that next week) but this capsule I gave myself a free pass to buy something for Bea’s Naming ceremony as it was the only occasion we had looming and I didn’t know what size or shape I would be; (The battle of the baby weight continues…)


Dresses, all Boden – SALE NOW ON!

When crunch time came last week I really struggled. I’m still quite big on top, despite only feeding twice daily now, and my waist has definitely not returned to what it should be, but I have slimmed down a lot. This leaves we with the difficult situation that I need bigger sizes to fit my top half but the bottom halves tend to then be a bit big (which is what happened with the white floral dress here,) and some of my preferred T’shirt style shift dresses still look a bit tent like with my boobs.

I ended up going for this jumpsuit which I wanted to order at the beginning of my capsule but as is often the case with Boden it said it wouldn’t be delivered for 9 weeks. In actual fact it’s been in stock for a couple of weeks now which is probably more like 4-6 weeks after when I was looking so I might actually order next time. The V-neck is flattering, its well made and cool, and I actually felt fashionable! Yay! The other two were pretty but perhaps a bit too ‘wedding’ or ‘formal garden party’ for the occasion.

As used to be tradition… do share any frocks you have your eye on at the moment or think your fellow readers deserve to hear about!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS I actually kept the St Ives print shift too – it was a tad too casual for the Naming Day party, but I love it as a holiday and summer-in-general dress. 😉

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

Another Friday, another perfect summer frock… 🙂


ETHNIC STYLE DRESS, MANGO £29.99

This weekend I’m taking Pete to CarFest – he is obsessed with cars, old and new, so it was a good birthday present for him when I was stuck earlier in the year. I’m looking forward to watching The Feeling in the evening and eating lots of festival food. So when I spotted this dress, I had festival style on my mind and I can’t think of anything more perfect to wear with boots or wellies, a throw on raincoat and cross body bag. I love the ikat-esque print and blue is a real staple in my wardrobe, all for under £30!

What are you doing this weekend readers? I hope you’re planning a good one wherever you are.

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

Truth be told I haven’t done a lot of shopping recently. I’ve been living in the same cool and easy pieces because it is way too hot to be spending a day shopping and hanging around in changing rooms. It’s also that difficult time of year when the shops turn into a sale wasteland, you’re pining for some fresh fashion inspiration, yet the new stock looks dark and miserable. I had resigned myself to not finding anything when I decided to check Zara out and found this in their new season collection.


Zara Bird Print Dress – £45.00

Oriental prints are making a slow comeback in fashion right now and there’s going to be a lot more of them in the AW13 colections. I’ve never worn a lot of red but I love the vibrant shade of this dress and the fresh white cranes or storks with their nod to the Orient, yet no hint of the fancy dress about them.

At £45 I think it’s a bit of a steal. Run, don’t walk readers…

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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In the gorgeous weather we have been having I’m all about the summer dress right now. Something cool and comfy that takes you from picnic to BBQ to pool party (yeah, I wish,) to strolling through the fields.


Totem Embroidered Skater Dress – Warehouse, £55

One of my criteria for such a dress is that it’s not too precious. In my experience summer activities can be a bit messy, sitting on the grass for example or having a ketchup related incident. I hate wearing clothes that I have to worry about and get in the way of just enjoying the moment, so for all the above reasons this Warehouse dress is a winner.

I used to have a gorgeous embroidered French Connection dress that was cream and similar to this but it’s gone off and is a little tatty now so this will replace that one. It’s shorter and flirtier but mid-shred the thighs are looking presentable and thanks to the weather a little more golden, so I say get ’em out ladies!

I’m looking forward to the most relaxed weekend too. Pete is away on Dan’s stag so I shall mostly be reading in the garden, tending the allotment, making poms poms with Jess for the wedding and my Mum is coming to help me finish the spare room curtains.

What is everyone else doing and wearing this weekend? Hope you all enjoy it wherever you are. 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

With the weather warming up and summer officially beginning today, it seems like an apt time to talk about my love for a little white dress.


L-R: Lemine £129 // Iris £47 // Pam £195 – All from Reiss

Before I got married I had a thing about white dresses. I loved them, but I always felt like people would think I was desperate to get married if I wore white. Looking back it seems really silly now, but as a result it was rare that I wore white. I’m naturally olive toned in the skin department and being dark haired, I think white works really well for me. The only thing I don’t love is the pesky marks you get on white clothes when you pair them with sunscreen. (Has anybody found a formulation that doesn’t do that?)

Rather aptly, as their sale started this week, Reiss has got some great white dresses. I’ll leave it to you guys to guess which is my absolute favourite but I have to say, I’d wear any of them in a flash this summer. 😉

Happy weekend readers!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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!

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

Spotted: French Connection

Every now and then a shop seems to suddenly come into it’s own and have an explosion of purchasable items on a shop floor sea of desirability. When that happens, of course it’s my pleasure, no, my duty, to highlight said shop and share the retail recommendations.

Today I’m talking about French Connection, a shop that I unwittingly wandered into just over a week ago and became completely absorbed in looking around the brilliantly displayed collections. Perhaps it was the strong themeing to the displays but I also saw new micro-trends and styles that have until now not really taken my fancy this season, which I wanted to irrationally buy up so no one else could have them!


Sparkle Babbs Sleeveless dress // Mini sequins jacket // Bling glam clutch // Star runner tank – all French Connection
Although I have loved the mermaid or aquatic trend since seeing it on the catwalks, translating it to your day to day wear is a completely different thing and not something I have attempted so far this season. French Connection seem to have got the colour palette so spot on in terms of translating that shimmer of a mermaids tail that looks ethereal, fresh and terribly grown up all at once.


Rabari silk strappy dress // Electric circus strappy dress // Sun gaze halter dress // Peony print top // Shaped wooden clutch – all French Connection
This mini collection gets my vote because it’s so different. When you’re an avid follower of fashion it’s easy to sometimes find you and your friends are all wearing the same thing, the same colour, the same style and this mixed collection of nudes with oranges and desert sunset shades of red will be perfectly unusual for high summer and the festival season.


Mini sequins top // Lisella lace skirt // Elisa beading sleeveless top // glimmer denim trouser // Samara sequins clutch // Rascal lace-up brogues – all French Connection
Although I love feminine style, I also like keeping it clean and simple, so this collection works perfectly for me in feminine pastel shades with a hefty dose of sparkle, yet with chic shapes like these coated jeans and simple shell tops. The pale brogues with a sweet lace skirt also make a pretty contrast.


London rock stripe maxi dress // Mimosa mist mini short // Rabari skirt //Creole Crepe shirt // Electric meadow trousers // Eva T-bar sandals – all French Connection
Lastly, these are amongst my favourite pieces. I may have to be physically restrained from purchasing that dress. Sheer, yellow, maxi and belted all at once, and the whole selection almost has a Mulberry seaside styling feel with the patent t-bar sandals and the signature embellishment on these never-will-go-out-of-fashion shorts. If you’re still fancying some printed pants, I don’t think you can go wrong with these electric meadow print pants for summer.

So my recommendation is to hot foot it down to French Connection and have a look around.

Extra points go to any of you who can goes what I bought from this selection… two tops and an incredibly long list waiting for the sale! What are you lusting after today…?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

This week’s Friday Frock is from a shop that I don’t think I have featured before on Florence Finds, but for one reason or another I was browsing online recently and spied this bright and breezy summer dress.

When the weather is as bad as it has been recently there’s only two options when it comes to fashion. You can snuggle down in extra layers and sink into a depression about the falling temperatures, or dream of summer days, picnics, seaside trips and country walks. This dress belongs to my preferred option, the latter.


Jersey print and spot dress – Wallis £40 (now in the sale at £32)

I’m imagining it with wedges, a cross body bag and a bicycle, with an ice cream balanced in one hand and a vintage camera in the bike basket… Oh summer, where are you?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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