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Utility Chic with F&F

By now, you will have gotten the jist that I really like F&F. After the AW15 event I decided to make a couple of snazzy purchases, resulting in this D-Ring Utility Jumpsuit and Leather Metallic Effect Clutch Bag.

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The jumpsuit has an elasticated waistband and a D-ring belt detail. I cannot get on with the D-ring belt.It keeps undoing itself. Potentially due to the sheer strength of a tummy full of bar snacks, who knows. But I'm going to come up with a plan for it and it really doesn't take away from the look of the suit so it's not the end of the world.

As always, I'm thrilled when the length of something works on me. The legs are meant to be full length, as you can see on me they're not. But that's because my legs are longer than most things and I actually like where they sit, which proves that you should always give something a go!

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The jumpsuit is £25, that is it. £25. This is already becoming a wardrobe staple with me wearing it twice in the space of a weekend (I was in different cities so no fashion faux pas if you're concerned). Firstly, I wore it for a night on the tiles, styled as above with my Topshop heeled sandals, F&F clutch and Quiz leather jacket. Then I washed it (hence it being a tad creased...) and wore it rolled up with flat sandals and a cross body bag when the sun came out. 

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It's going to be utterly perfect for my holiday, my only concern is how it will "travel" in my case as it does crease somewhat. Saying that, the bulk of the creases drop out quickly with it being viscose, meaning I'll just look a little bit bedragglds as opposed to my usual Courtney Love circa 1994 look.


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When it comes to clutch bags, I only ever go for oversized or it all gets a bit too Lilliput. This leather metallic effect clutch bag is the perfect size for me and the zip fastening means that all my shizzle isn't going to roll out and go all over the place. It's very similar to another metallic clutch I've coveted for a long time which retails at £62, whereas this one is £20. No. Brainer.



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Seriously now, how much have F&F upped their game of late? I'm lucky in a way that my local supermarket is purely food based or the big shop could become prrrrrretty expensive...

Em x

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