Return to Retro - F&F AW15

Whilst I was in London last week, I accompanied my beautiful friend Becky from Mrs Bebe Blog to the F&F Autumn Winter 15 event.

***Brief disclaimer here with regards to me attending this event, lucky doesn't cover it, if there was a less clich├ęd way of saying #blessed in caps, bold, size 72 I would be saying it right now.***

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To put it in perspective, this is Paloma Faith, you may have heard of her. She's a bit amazing and she sang us two songs and I got tears in my eyes because this kind of stuff does not happen to me guys.

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The setting was stunning, I've never been to The Savoy before (Well why would I, I'm a peasant) and it is breathtaking (Was going to write something about how the toilets were bigger than my house but decided against it seeing as this is a pretty classy post innit) We were wined and dined beyond my wildest dreams, and FYI I had two different types of salmon sandwiches.

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Then to the catwalk where, if my mind wasn't already blown, it certainly was by the end. Described as "a nostalgic wander back to the Seventies, blurring the line with late 1960's fashion styles", the F&F AW15 season is stupidly in line with my aesthetic. 

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Camel, rust, teal and mustard are basically the key colours of my existing wardrobe so finding out that I'm on trend is a great feeling. 

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Layering was key with so many of the looks,  patterns and colours were contrasted and I love the mix of textures: Chiffon with leather, suede with lightweight woolen roll necks. I'm a big fan of how the tailoring of the trousers above gives a masculine edge paired with brogues but would look equally as stylish with pointed courts.

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I actually audibly gasped at the print of this blouse. Can you imagine it with a button up denim skirt and tan clogs...? Because I can and now I can't stop thinking about it... It's just so fun and vibrant.

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Burgundy wool with brown leather just works so well, I'm not sure I could rock the bralett over roll neck vibe but I could certainly go for a leather mini and this faux fur accented coat is just so decadent i don't feel like I'll ever be fully dressed without it.

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This geometric print dip hem tunic dress is exceptionally wearable and the way it had been styled with a roll neck jumper has got me craving Autumn SO HARD. I also fell hard for a stunning pussy bow tea dress in rusts and oranges, and a glorious shearling coat which seriously made me weak at the knees. 

Now I want to say here, the venue was glorious and the clothes are just stunning so it was almost too easy to forget that F&F is a highstreet retailer. With a full length camel coat at £59 and chiffon pussybow blouses at £16, this is a range for both high end fashionistas and the likes of little old "which fork do I use for a macaroon" me alike.  

I've honestly never been so excited about a range, the colours, patterns and pure versatility of it all makes me want to hibernate through Spring and Summer. I can't wait to get my mits on it, a number of limited edition pieces are already available online but keep checking back for more and expect to see me in a fair few of them!

Em x

Tea time with Tess

You'll have seen me in Yours clothing on a number of occasions - Fast, Fun and affordable, Yours clothing cater for sizes 14 - 36 and have become the brand to watch for me of late. (It helps that they now have a store in almost every big city so I can TRY STUFF ON. What a delightful novelty!)

Last week, I was a very, very VERY lucky little girl and was invited to join Yours for dinner at the exceptionally glamorous South Place hotel with...(wait for it)
...the incomparable Tess Holliday.

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You can't not selfie with Tess - She's stunning.
If you watched Plus Size Wars on Channel 4 recently, you will have seen the managing director of Yours, Andrew Killingsworth, talking about (amongst many other fabulous things) the positive influence that Tess has had on the plus sized industry as a whole, so it's no surprise that in 2014, Tess became the face of Yours.

Tess is a plus sized model and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe who have found support in her #effyourbeautystandards movement. At a size 22, she is the only woman of her size to have a major modelling contract and after meeting her I can testify to the fact that anyone who thinks that using a size 22 model won't sell clothes is very, very, VERY wrong. Tess is utterly stunning (I coveted her hair to a stupid extent), unique, saucy and a real presence. I'm thrilled to have spent an evening with her.

Now on to the clothes and I can honestly say that Yours are doing themselves proud with their Spring/Summer 15 looks. I have to share my favourite pieces with you because as much as I want to, I can't keep them all to myself:

Yours Clothing

Yours Clothing

Playful Pastels does exactly what it says on the tin, a beautiful Summer wardrobe of pastel florals, denim staples and metallic highlights. This floral skater skirt ticks so many boxes for me, I can see it with a bardot top and sandals (maybe the holographic ones above...?) on a warm evening. And UGH this necklace - IT IS PERFECT, (Plus I've just noticed that it's 3 for 2 at the moment...)

Yours Clothing

Yours Clothing

Urban Jungle takes inspiration from the 70s (Yesss), mixing tropical brights and monochrome in a range which I couldn't keep my grubby little mits off. I've never been fully behind fluro colours but just can't stop thinking about this lime green top, so I may be a Nu raver yet! I also really like the printed trousers, it's been so long since I wore acceptable Summer trousers (e.g not ones that I want to rip off within minutes)  

I can't thank Yours enough for the past week. The passion and sheer hard work they put in to reaching their target audience and ensuring that their customers feel valued is incredible, the praise and recognition that they are currently receiving is SO well deserved. Hurray for Yours!

Em x