The Fash Flash: Max it out

When I shared a selection of summer dresses a couple of weeks back there were of course several gorgeous maxi dresses I could have chosen and I thought they deserved their own dedicated post 🙂

I love a maxi and thought I might be able to wear a few of my old ones during pregnancy but apart from the stretchy jersey styles, as per all my other dashed fashion expectations during pregnancy, the waist hasn’t been in the right place or the boobs haven’t fitted…


Coral lace back maxi, Warehouse £85 // Graphic yellow print maxi, ASOS £55 // Pink poppy print dress, French Connection £240

I’m thinking of buying the French Connection dress (above right) for a holiday later in the year and wonder if I will be able to fit it now and after baby too…

And if you happen to fancy wearing a maxi to an occasion you have this summer, here are a few more dressy styles. I love the beautiful prints of these floral styles and can vouch for the MANGO dress which my friend Jess wore to her rehearsal dinner the night before her wedding a week ago – she looked stunning.


Plunge neck floral maxi, ASOS £55 // Cross back Silk maxi, MANGO £129 // Floral Maxi, Warehouse £80

And lastly, a little selection for my fellow pregnant ladies. The pickings are slim as always(!) but I bought this striking emerald maxi for a couple of occasions I have coming up this summer (as I’ll be in full bloom!) and think it would dress down just as well with flat sandals. I also like the bandeau style to prevent strap marks on sunny days and the Gap dress for casual ease.


Emerald knot front dress, Seraphine £59 // Twist back maxi, GAP £34.99 // Bandeau (with detachable straps) maxi, ASOS £45

Have you spotted any gorgeous maxi’s or have I turned your head with one of these?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

What-to-Wear: Print on Print

Perhaps the scariest trend known to (wo)man, is that of clashing prints and I can say with confidence I never expected to be sharing myself attempting it here. Least of all at a family wedding.

However, this weekend I was attending a wedding, on the beach no less, so I needed something from my existing wardrobe, that would work, allow me to eat and drink and have fun but still feel pretty in. My Whistles Wisteria print dress is perfect in that respect, with the pockets and loose fit, but the print felt summery and I paired it later for the reception with the purple wedges I wore when I last featured it here.


Jacket – Miss Selfridge // Dress – Whistles // Bag – Mulberrycity for this particular wedding. I have this gorgeous little beaded jacket from last year and although it is also a floral print, I decided the two worked together. Despite the summer temperatures and sun (I actually got too warm,) the glitter seemed to add a touch of almost casual glamour and as a few of the ladies there were wearing vintage frocks (yes, I asked,) I felt suitably dressed up without being over the top. Bare feet were the order of the day…



The jacket is from Miss Selfridge and when I bought it cost about £90. The story behind it is that at a fashion show I saw a girl wearing a similar style in different colours and asked where she got it, thinking it was bound to be vintage. She said Miss Selfridge and then I remembered they do jackets like this every season. It’s the kind of thing I wear with jeans, skirts and I’ve worn it with block colour dresses underneath. Although it seemed like a big outlay, I can see it being in my wardrobe for years, one of those ‘hero’ pieces you keep going back to.

So what do you think readers? Less scary after all?!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

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.


The Beverley Dress from Coast, £145

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.

Happy weekend readers,

Love,
Rebecca
xo

A Reverie Lifestyle: Florence Finds Fashion

The end of April has been and gone and as such it was time for me to pop over to Reverie Magazine’s blog and do my monthly lifestyle post. This month, I decided to bring a bit of sartorial style to the Reverie pages and tackled occasion wear dilemmas.

I figured that many of you will be heading off to weddings, the races and other formal events this summer (please let the sun arrive soon!) and might need a few ideas. Head on over to get your fashion fix and a few tips, whether you want modern country, formal but fun or goddess gorgeous style…

Love,
Rebecca
xo

[Friday Frock] What to Wear: When you’re 30…

This morning, I’m cheating a bit and putting myself inside this week’s Friday Frock. I was beyond grateful when you all helped me out with suggestions for a birthday frock and was initially going to buy Ted Baker‘s Banilo. I mentioned that I was also looking for a dress for a wedding and although I loved Banilo, it just didn’t seem quite right. Then I tried this baby on…


Raul – Ted Baker

It was pricey (although I got 20% off with a voucher I had) but come on, look at her! Just to illustrate the twirling, I couldn’t resist making this:

Beautiful no?

As you read this I’m already wearing it again. I’m at a wedding today and pairing it with nude heels, a cream pashmina and my metallic Lily. Plus, the colour means it’s as easy to wear in winter (I’m thinking New Year?) with black accessories as I did here, rocking it up a bit.



Hope you like it readers, and have a FAB-ulous weekend 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS There’s 30% off selected Ted Baker formal wear (and 20% off mens) until April 28th!

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