Our newest trend for SS13 is Carmen; a fiery and passionate take on Mediterranean gypsy style. This look is all about combining broderie cotton and lace textures with blacks, reds and crisp whites. Think gypsy style tops, embroidered skirts and bold floral dresses with patent heels. I’ve picked out my favourite pieces from the collection to give you some inspiration for hot summer styling.
1 – F&F Placement Print Gypsy Top, £14. 2 – F&F Patent Peep Toe Court Shoes, £12.50. 3 – F&F Limited Edition Lace Yoke Ponte Dress, £25. 4 – F&F Limited Edition Broderie Crochet Trim Top, £20. 5 – F&F Limited Edition Embroidered Skirt, £25.
Shop the rest of the collection to give your wardrobe some Carmen influence.
Love Laura xx
Here at F&F HQ we’re so tired of wearing our winter wellies and battered old boots; it’s time to give our footwear wardrobe a makeover. The Shoe Edit has landed to give you the latest style tips for the new season.
F&F Fringed Moccasin Boots, £19.50, Truffle Flatforms, £22.00, F&F Patent Court Shoes, £12.50, F&F Limited Edition Stud Peep Toes, £25.00, Moda In Pelle Metallic Snakeskin Shoes, £59.95, Truffle Jelly Bow Flip Flops, £8.00
Check out our shoe edit for more ideas.
Love Nic x
We’ve absolutely fallen in love with this Bamboo Straw Barrel Bag from our F&F Limited Edition range. The bamboo effect is really on trend this season and looks great paired with the bright stripes. Try teaming it with a fresh white boho style dress and denim jacket or with tailored crops and a chiffon blouse for a more polished look. The perfect summer accessory to give any look a splash of colour!
F&F Limited Edition Bamboo Straw Barrel Bag – £19.50
For more summer inspiration, browse our lastest accessories. Love Laura xx
This week’s Wednesday Want is something of a departure from the norm… Instead of a piece from F&F that looks good on the outside, this week it’s all about laying the foundations from the inside. What am I talking about? Well, the latest innovation from the F&F lingerie team is the simply brilliant BACKSMOOTHER BRA which does, well, exactly what it says on the
The Backsmoother bra has been especially designed by the F&F lingerie team to eliminate that ‘back bulge’ a lot of us (and I’m speaking for experience here) get when wearing a close fitting, stretchy or clingy top over a tight bra. It features a wide, smooth and seamless back panel which sits flat against the skin meaning no lumps or bumps show. It fastens from the front, which is super handy for those of us who haven’t quite mastered the whole ‘crook your arm behind your back to do up the hook and eye’ trick you need for a regular bra (that’d be me then,) and its butterfly clasp is totally fuss free. The final reason it’s my Wednesday Want? Its sporty styling and wide bands to the side make it perfect for wearing under slouchy vests with deep armholes. If the summer ever comes, that’s how I’ll be wearing the Backsmoother to get a comfy yet chic layered look. For now, this innovative bra is also going to work wonders under transitional jersey dresses.
So, what’s your Wednesday Want?
ps. The Backsmoother bra is shown here in white, but it’s coming soon to stores and online in black, so keep an eye out for it!
Who remembers making an Easter bonnet to wear at school? With Easter Sunday this weekend and the wedding season just around the corner, we thought we’d put our own F&F spin on the Easter bonnet and show you a selection of our newest occasionwear hats and head pieces. Elegant, stylish and timeless, our occasion hats are also great value so you don’t have to break the bank. We especially love the chic packable hat which is perfect for long distance special events.
1 – F&F Satin Bow Fascinator, £8. 2- F&F Sheer Decoration Packable Occasion Hat, £10. 3 – F&F Feather Bow Gauze Occasion Hat, £15. 4 – F&F Monochrome Contrast Brim Occasion Hat, £15.
Tell us what you’ll be doing this Easter and if you’ve got any special events coming up, we’d love to know what outfits you’re planning to wear. Take a look at our new occassionwear here.
Love Laura x
Have you seen the latest trend to hit our virtual catwalks? I’m talking about Capri, the sophisticated new season trend with Riviera inspiration. I’m obsessed with the soft 60s feel of this look and can’t wait to wear pastel tweed and candy coloured shift dresses with cute ballerina pumps. I’ve picked out my top 10 pieces from the collection and am happy payday is just around the corner!
1 – F&F Mixed Paisley Print Blazer, £22. 2 – F&F Limited Edition Tricolour Wedges, £25. 3 – F&F Mixed Paisley Print Soft Trousers, £16. 4 – F&F Studded Quilted Tote Bag, £15. 5- F&F Embellished Collar Shell Top, £16. 6 – F&F Limited Edition Daisy Lace Peplum Top, £20. 7 – F&F Limited Edition Pastel Tweed A-Line Skirt, £20. 8 – F&F Limited Edition Embellished Tweed Shift Dress, £30. 9 – F&F Embellished Collar Blouse, £16. 10 – F&F Jewelled Neon Pumps, £14.
Let us know what you think about the Capri spring trend and what pieces you’ll be picking up this season by leaving a comment below and browse the rest of the collection here.
This afternoon’s Wednesday Want is super pretty, very flattering, and lots of fun. Perfect for wedding guests, spring parties, the races, or just adding a pop of pastel colour to your wardrobe, this bonded lace dress will be £20 well spent. Might I add, too, for those that aren’t sick of talking about the weather, that this coral lace dress would work on drizzly days with opaque tights, boots and a blazer. But we’re thinking positive we’re not going to need to accessorise our spring dresses with those for much longer…What’s your Wednesday Want? Have you got any top tips for making spring clothing work despite the showers? We’d love to hear.
The weather may not be up to much but spring has certainly hit the high street. We are all dying to break into our SS13 wardrobes here at F&F HQ but it’s far too chilly to pack away our winter knits. Check out our F&F spring accessories edit and work your new season style with clever accessorising.
Floral scarf £5.00, Snake effect kindle cover £8.00, Sling back shoes £15.00
Tortoiseshell sunglasses £3.50, Neon trim straw bag £19.50, Metallic t-bar sandals £15.00
Fascinator £8.00, Monochrome clutch £12.50, Cigarette heel court shoes £22.00
Happy shopping Nic x
Happy Wednesday readers! After the snow which came out of nowhere early this week, here at F&F HQ we’re trying to distract ourselves with thoughts of what we will wear once the summer sun rolls round… And saying hello to this Tribal Print Maxi Dress (£20) from our True collection, which comes in sizes 16 through 28. With a clean, streamlined design which is perfectly in-line with the current catwalk minimalist trends, this pull-on jersey dress has a monochrome tribal print which will go with pretty much everything.
I’m seeing this dress with a cardi or jacket and heeled sandals for summer in the city, or with flipflops and bold beads on the beach.
What are you dreaming of this Wednesday?
Ahh spring, we’ve missed you!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s welcomed the slightly warmer weather we’ve enjoyed over the last week or so. However, despite a colleague declaring on Friday that it was ‘weather for sandals!!’, I don’t think we’re quite at that stage yet. But fingers crossed. With that in mind, today’s Wednesday Want is the perfect pair of transitional shoes – bright and colourful with a nod to spring in their floral trim, but still with covered toes and in a versatile denim finish which won’t look totally out of place if the skies grey over in the afternoon.
What’s your solution to the transitional footwear dilemma? Do you have a Wednesday Want? What’s on your wishlist for spring? As always, we love to hear your comments here, on twitter and on facebook.