Monday, October 31, 2011

It Best Be Big

"Size doesn't matter" so the adage goes, but really when has size not been important? Do you pick the teeniest apples at the grocery store? No. You choose the big juicy ones. Do you pick the size 6 when really you're an 8? No. You choose your shoe size (unless you're a fan of bunions). Do you choose Batman or Robin? Enough said in that statement alone I'm sure.
What I'm getting at is the seasons oversized, exaggerated trend is one to be appreciated. While one may think of the much too large as sloppy, fast-forward to this fall season and you will be pleasantly greeted by that which is refined and refreshed. Voluminous mini dresses, cocoon outerwear, an XL blazer and a puff sleeve, if you will, are making this trend one that not only is one to bring you into modernity but will also ease those days wear that body-con dress or sheer shirt are just not an option (like tomorrow when you have awoken with a Halloween sugar hangover and slipping into your skinnies is more like hammering a nail into a cement wall - impossible but you keep on trying. poor sugar-addict fashion girl). 

So, how does one don the XL of this fall season?

1. Balance bold proportions with sky-high heels
(this holds true no matter what your height)
2. Off-set voluminous blouses with curve-hugging pencil skirt
3. Pair cocoon tops with skinny bottoms
(hold off on the skinnies until Nov.2 as noted for reasons above)
4. Pair menswear style coats with tailored pieces such as dresses and trousers. 
5. Ankle boots look best. 

☮ peace and fashion

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

She's a Scarlet

For those of you reading the Felicity&Fritz blog on the regular (and why wouldn't you be) you know that my relationship with all that is rouge is one that ebbs and flows. Currently I am in a state of flow toward reds in every shade and tone - be it candy apple or rich merlot (both of which, I will disclose with you fashion girlies, my taste buds are big fans of). 

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☮ peace and fashion

Monday, October 17, 2011

Top Trend - Such A Lady

Gone are the days of the grunge-tastic and the tres moody aesthetic. This fall, designers like Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander and the Proenza Schouler team brought their interpretations of the au courant lady. 

Classic pieces (you know the drill - boy blazers, the perfect blouse, pencil skirts, trousers and dresses) have been shocked with statement patterns such as animal, floral, digital and geometirc prints in colours that take the grey out of this mid-October weather. And when it comes to colour, saturated is the name of the game; think violet, tangerine, royal blue and emerald. 

Lastly, pull your outfit together with that last needed touch of lady with accessories that compliment. This means solid tones in swoon-worthy materials - leather, patent, velvet and fur (faux of course). 

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So, let's recap. Pattern. Classic pieces. Print. Saturated colour. Luxurious accessories. So, go on now. Be a nice lady. 

☮ peace and fashion

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Making the Cut

I don't know who "they" are but have you noticed "they" keep telling us to cut out a lot from our lives? I mean really, am I going to be a better person if I cut out caffeine from my diet? Answer: no. No, I will not. I will be a cranky, mind you well-dressed, crazy lady. 

The one cut, however, I am endorsing is the chic cut pertaining to this season's pant lengths. I'm a big fan of this ankle-grazing micro-trend. In fabrics and cuts appropriate for casual and dress, this flattering length shows just that bit of skin that will leave you elongating your fashion girly figure. Not to mention, how your footwear (naturally, from Felicity&Fritz) makes their appropriate debut (they've been neglected as a result from those long trousers you've been wearing. shame, shame). 

Also, as an added bonus (read: laugh) clicky click the link to read up on how your can seduce via your ankles. That's right. Ankles are sexy. If you're reading this link in your office this morning and happen to laugh out loud, prompting your co-workers to wonder what is going on, quickly distract them with "The Flamingo" (I am laughing as I type this). 

☮ peace and fashion

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Personal Statement of Style

What's better than starting your hump-day with the ever smile-inducing statement "Oh my God I LOVE your necklace! Where did you get it?!"? (go ahead, we dare you to try and challenge us with something better...well...maybe this smile-worthy statement with a complimentary Starbucks Americano). 

Not just for when you're schmoozing at your weekend gala, a statement necklace is just as appropriate for the classroom, office, afternoon shopping and Sunday brunch with your best girlies. With the quick ability to transform the plain white t-shirt or a classic button blouse, a statement necklace has the ability to elevate your outfit from mundane to stunning. From big and chunky to dainty and detailed, Felicity&Fritz has some of the best options to adorn yourself so that you garner the compliments you so greatly deserve. 

☮ peace and fashion

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We'll Pretend Today is Monday

I don't know when it happened fashion girlies, but my aversion to the colour red is slowing dwindling. I am compelled by the colour. Drawn to it if you will. Still, I own nothing in the hue, however the cover of Harper's Bazaar Fall 2011 Fashion Trends has gone rouge with glorious creations from Gucci, Michael Kors, Prada, Lanvin and Rodarte taking centre stage. I want each gown...and a gala to wear each gown to. Also, I would enjoy a man of a Tom Ford aesthetic to be my date each gala. Not much to ask on a Tuesday following Thanksgiving weekend when most of us likely have a turkey and apple pie hangover. 

Happy Tuesday! 

☮ peace and fashion