Friday, February 28, 2014

Fashion Fridays | What Will They Wear?

As much as we watch the Oscars to marvel at the amazing achievements in the past year's film, we also watch for the fashion (some may even watch just for the fashion)! This awesome, illustrated  infographic brings together the looks of all the winning ladies from Janet Ganynor's off-the-rack ensemble in 1929 to Jennifer Lawrence's gorgeous Christan Dior in 2013. Which are your favourites and how many can you remember walking across the stage to thank the academy?! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fashion Fridays | For the Home

On days as grey as today, this fashion girly is perfectly content with staying home on my couch, binge watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls, New Girl and The OC (ps - anyone see the second last episode of New Girl where Adam Brody graced us with his needy, loveable, Seth Cohen-esque presence?! swoon.) I digress - staying in on days like today is also a great opportunity to think of how to brighten up your place - not just because spring is (hopefully) around the corner but also because the bright hues will counteract the rainy, misty mess outside. Here is where I am taking my inspiration.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New For Spring 2014 | MICHAEL Michael Kors

Michael Kors Spring 2014 is beautiful. Really, this man knows what he is doing. His Ready-to-Wear women's collection was soft and feminine juxtaposed with sportif and tailored pieces to take you from the offices to errands to drinks with the ladies. The collections is the ultimate declaration of feeling like a woman - and a power woman at that. It's an ode to simple silhouettes with head turning prints and silhouettes that show off your body at its absolute best.

At Felicity&Fritz, we exclusively carry the designer's footwear line and just like his RTW apparel, the footwear is on point, paralleling the tone of femininity and power woman. Footwear is a knockout and isn't just pretty is utilitarian as well. Sky high heels are taking a back seat to the mid height stilettos and chunky one inch heels. In other words, these shoes are not made for walking - they are made for running...the world.

Jump to take a look at some of the styles now exclusively at Felicity&Fritz!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Felicity's Love | London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week just wrapped up and what better way to review than to swoon over the style savvy ladies whose street style is worthy of a front row seat. Patterns and prints, fem/masc mixes, nods to Pantone's colour of the year, oversized outerwear and footwear to pine for, these ladies did it right. Scroll through my selection of some of the best from the week and take inspiration to spice up your own wardrobe - what looks will you try?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fashion Friday | Things To Love

Significant other or not, there are lots of things to love this Valentine's Day. Love your family and friends and your self! Love that winter is almost over and that tomorrow chocolate will be on sale! Love your morning coffee and afternoon coffee. Love the butterflies you feel on a first date and the butterflies you still feel after years of marriage. Love pretty flowers and sweet cupcakes. Love that your kids made you a handmade card, macaroni necklace and matching bracelet. Love that giving Valentine's Day cards and sending yourself an anonymous basket of sweets! Love Love Love! Happy Valentine's Day fashion girlies! We're sending you our love.

we're loving pretty flowers... 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

For the Mama

3. Michael Kors leather wrap around watch 4. Swarovski brooch 5. Deux Lux clutch 

Show your Mama the looooove this Valentine's Day. After all, she was there when you scraped your knee, that time you had pink eye, she threatened the bullies (no one pokes at the bear cub!) and, oh yeah, she birthed you. So, you kinda owe her one.

Love you Mama! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Styling Tips | Denim is Forever

Show me a human that doesn't like denim and I will swear off of coffee for the rest of my life week day. Many of us wear denim daily or have it as our go-to for lazy Sundays and casual Fridays. Denim is the most difficult wardrobe piece to shop for, the most rewarding find and by far one of the most versatile. Spring 2014 is giving denim its much deserved attention, as designers turned the distressed, worn in styles ruling season past for much more polished sort of denim.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Fashion Fridays

For the 20th Annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, the magazine celebrates a year of truly outstanding film with a group of distinguished actors. The cover, a three panel fold out as photographed by Annie Leibovitz, features Oscar nominees Julia Roberts (August Oseage County), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 years of Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street) to name a few.

Having fun with the actors, Vanity Fair asks them the pressing question "What Can George Clooney Not Do?" Scroll down to watch the video!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

For The Girl That's Like Your Sister

Growing up, Valentines Day was never about a boy. Instead it was about my best friend, my mom and dad and brother, and my everyone else in between that I loved! Oh, also, it was about the candy and chocolate and being able to wear pink and red all in one outfit.

If you're not hooked to a significant other or even if you are, take Valentines as a day to remind the ones you love that you love them! Here are some of my favourite ideas for your bestie that may as well be your own blood.

1. Nine West cross body 2. Cole Haan Oxford 3. Deux Lux keychain 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Felicity's Love | Thicker, Fuller, Bigger

According to the Daily Mail, Google searches for Cara Delvingne and her eyebrows are surging. That's right, the fashion world and all us fashion girlies are tossing the tweezers and wax in favour of the swoon worthy thicker, fuller brows our model favourite is flaunting.

For a few seasons now, a fuller brow has taken editorial spotlight. A fuller brow is sexy. A fuller brow is youthful. A fuller brow is classic. Think of all the women you've loved - Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Shields, Lily Collins and Camilla Belle - they rocked and rock the thick brow.

If you're a little far away from the thicker brow due to over tweezing, here are some tips to bounce back to full beauty.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Felicity&Fritz Does Prom | Glitter, Lace & CutOuts

Like I mentioned here, new to Felicity&Fritz is our BLUSH Prom dress collection. There are so many styles and colours and silhouettes and glitter. There is so much glitter. To make your selection process a little less crazy, we are breaking down the style based on some of our favourite celebrity looks from this years Grammy's and Golden Globes.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Style Tips | Fancy Clothes for Casual Outfits

As I mentioned here occasion dressing is upon us. Soon we are bringing out our satin pumps and lace dresses, leather skirts and peplum dresses and while we (obviously) look fab, at the end of the night we are left with an array of fancy apparel that will sit in our closet until the next event. And that's a waste of pretty clothing. It doesn't matter if it's an office party or baby shower outfit, spring wedding, special dinner, friends birthday part or just an outfit you need to wear in a different setting all together.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fashion Fridays

My name is Fashion Girly. And I am addicted to Instagram. I love Instagram. I open the app at least ten times a day. Sometimes, I don't even close the app. I follow friends and family and fashion lovers, brands and fitness obsessives, magazines and inspiring quotes. I a swiping through my feed in the morning, while I am in transit, waiting in line for coffee, before bed, in bed when I cannot sleep - I am going to stop here because really I could go on and on.

I digress. I thought I would share my insta-love with you, so here from the week, are some of my favourite Insta photos from some of my favourite accounts.

P.S. Are YOU Instagramming?! Follow Us at @felicityandfritz and then follow your favourite fashion lady at @demetranik. It's the right thing to do!

Happy Friday!








Thursday, January 30, 2014

Occasion Dressing | Engagement Parties and Lacy Dresses

Is anyone else receiving an influx of engagement party invitations? I don't know when it happened, but sometime between November and December 2013, couples were infused with love and lust and optimism and future plans and believed the best way to show that love the world was engagement. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Felicity's Love | Radiant Orchid

Back in December, Pantone announced the colour to embrace. And embrace we shall in just about every form and shade. While the last few years have been been a bit more punchy (note the Emerald of 2013 and the Tangerine Tango of 2012) the change of pace is welcomed by this fashion girl. This star hue is going to be spotted everywhere in 2014 and while you may think you can't wear it, we would like to infer you that you are wrong. Don't be mad, we are simply liberating you to add some radiance to your wardrobe.
Really, you're welcome.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Styling Tips | Secrets to Staying Warm

Wouldn't it be great if we were all still in elementary school? I say this, because if we were we could be home today due to candled buses and thus sport our cosiest grey track suit (you know, the one that is banned from leaving the house but is continuously welcomed on days as cold as today). Sadly, in the name of not wanting frostbite, we are adult fashion girlies and need to venture out to work. Which means our outfits not only need to be fashionable, but also keep us protected from this joke Mother Nature is playing on us!

I am here to tell you that being fab and being warm can be mutually exclusive! Which some strategic layering and specific silhouettes you'll be warm and hot all at once. You'll thank me after this one, so, you're welcome!

Put a lid on it - This fashion girl will use any excuse to wear a hat wintertime is the perfect time to pull out the beanies. With so many colours and styles, it is hard to decide but my biggest tip is on fabrics to look for. Aim to find a cashmere or wool style as these will be the warmest. 

Tied up - Hear me out. It may seem like you need a parka on 100% of the time during this vortex of blustering hell, but a winter coat with a tie is actually the perfect alternative. A tie waist, means and expanding coat, means more layers, means less likelihood of hypothermia. All around win. 

Miss. Fancy Pants - Now is not the time for skirts and body con dresses. In lieu of wearing a grey oversized tracksuit (see above), my vote is for the fancy pants. A standout pair makes you instantly chic. We love a pair with a slightly relaxed fit, not just for the comfort but for the fact that we sneak a pair of stockings underneath for added warmth. To style, pile on knits overs thin tees in like colours you find in the pant to keep the look chic for the office or a daytime lunch with the ladies. 

It's a cinch - Repeat after me: "Chunky knits plus belt equals genius". Essentially a belt allows you to pile it on and still look slim. Keep in mind that there is a chunky knit limit. Just because the belt will cinch you in, there is a limit, i.e. layers to Michelin Man proportions will not be neutralized. 

Necking - A scarf is always the answer. At Felicity&Fritz we have so many scarves to choose from it makes getting dressed for the cold a dream. We like throwing on multiples. I'll go for an infinity scarf,  then a thin cotton rectangular scarf and to finish off a beauty wool blanket-like neck warmer like the one above. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fashion Fridays | David Beckham #Covered or #Uncovered

This is a trick question right? In H&Ms Superbowl teaser, David Beckham asks if we want to see him #covered or #uncovered. Do we even need to think this one over?

H&M is inviting fans to its website to vote on which outcome they would like to premiere during the Superbowl (again, trick question?). In the #covered version (for us dummies out there) Beckham will be wearing his briefs. In the #uncovered version (for us winners) Beckham, with clever camera angles, will be nude. Insert applause here.

Happy Friday fashion girlies! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Felicity&Fritz Does Prom

New to Felicity&Fritz is our BLUSH Prom Dress collection. With prom coming up in a few months, the race is on to find the perfect dress that not only is as beautiful as you are but gives you the confidence to dance the night away with your date (whether that be the guy/girl that asked you or your group of fashion ladies that are all going together)! When we think about prom, we can't help but think of some of our favourite coming of age movies and, really, the equation to every great (cheesy) prom-infused movie is simple: 

1 part cute date + 1 part hair and make up + 1 part shoes and accessories + 10 parts dress 
(this is fashion math. it makes sense, trust us). 

Today, we're featuring some of our favourites from the collection in reds, pinks and corals. There is more to come so be sure to check back, and I don't just mean dresses - I'll be going through accessories, hairstyles, makeup trends and more! 

embellished at the waistline with glass stone Valentine Red
a-line, beaded, chiffon dress with embellished bust in Coral Pink
strapless sweetheart neckline, tulle skirt in Shocking Pink
sweetheart neckline, fitted but and empire waist with beadwork in Barbie Pink

Also, this video has nothing wit our prom dress collection. But we're positive that if we got to go to prom again, we would want to be asked this way. Actually, even if we were asked to go to the movies this way we would be okay with that too. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Styling Tips | A Base of Leggings

Repeat after me: "Leggings are not pants." Now, repeat three more times, write out twenty more times and vow to never wear leggings in lieu of pants ever again. 

Leggings have their own special place in a fashion girlies wardrobe and we need to treat them with the respect that they deserve. Don't wear any that are shiny or torn. Don't wear one with slits down the sides or ones that are too small. Also offensive are leggings that are too big for you because then, let's be honest, it look alike you crapped your pants. And that is just gross. 

Don't get me wrong, though, I love leggings. They are comfy, warm and right now thanks to plummeting temperatures are my go to for building outfits. So, here are some tips for making our beloved leggings the base of some stylish outfits that are sure to become your daily go-to's. 

Transform your leggings into a professional ensemble by pairing it with a full A line skirt and keeping warm with a fitted long sleeve top. I always like to add in some colour, so have fun with your accessories like I did here with a pair of green suede booties and a saturated hued fuchsia cross body. 

cole haan booties. vince camuto crossbody. 

Brunch is by far my favourite meal of the day and anytime I have the opportunity to go for brunch with my favourite fashion girlies I take it. For me brunch means being comfortable and opting to make a statement through my accessories. You'll note here I only have a tunic with leggings, but this is acceptable so long as the tush is covered by the top (we know you have a hot backside, but this is brunch, let's be modest). Because of the weather right now you could also throw on a classic boyfriend blazer or even a luscious faux fur vest for warmth.

nine west handbag. michael kors watch. vince camuto boots.

Dinner date with the boy or dinner date with the mama, take advantage and glam it up a bit. Bold accessories, rich tones and textures give this outfit edge and femininity all in one. 

vince camuto crossbody. michael michael kors booties. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fashion Fridays

This past Sunday, Season 3 of GIRLS finally premiered and had a fire gone off in my condo during the double episode premier, I likely would have remained steed on my couch consuming the episodes like tart frozen yogurt in the middle of July (I really want frozen yogurt now. Let's go after you read 
this, mmkay??).

I began swooning over GIRLS back in Season 1 and then on through Season 2 and the double episode Season 3 premier did not disappoint. Hannah is handling her OCD and Adam is by her side taking on the role as boyfriend, caregiver and (somehow) voice of reason. Shoshanna has had a sexual awakening, Marnie is working at the coffee shop, living with her mom and struggling getting over Charlie (though, I shouldn't say his name because just saying it give him power) and Jessa is in rehab and then leaves rehab and promises not to leave again. I can't say really if each character has grown or changed since season 2 but stuff has happened, stuff is going to happen and I am ready to see it happen. 

With that said, Lena Dunham has taken the cover of February VOGUE and truly shines in her editorial spread. Her cover lends a Twiggy vibe and inside we see her in full urban glam. While some say Dunham is an unconventional choice for the magazine, (VOGUE is known for being skinny obsessed) I think it makes a perfect match. For so long, VOGUE has been the benchmark for the power-woman, and Dunham is without a doubt just that. She is changing the way women connect with one another and is showing us that imperfection is not something to be ashamed of but rather something to accept, embrace and shout from roof tops. Because, after all "Right now, it's a  Wednesday night baby and I'm alive."

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cold Weather Coats

If I had to rate how chilled, as in freezing cold, I was on a scale of one to polar vortex I think I would fall somewhere between eating frozen yogurt by Lake Ontario in the middle of January and Polar Bear Plunge. It's a relatively wide range but with this roller coaster weather, it really is understandable. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

From the Boys | Menswear Trends for Ladies to Steal

The recent Menswear collections have told me one things - stealing from the boys has never been a better idea. Coupled with a ton of inspiration, the London Menswear is giving me a whole lotta I-Need-To-Go-Shopping-Now feelings. From chunky knits to ankle grazers, if you're boyfriends style is anything like this, he'll be walking around the house naked (double bonus, no?).

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year, New Closet | How to Save on Dry Cleaning

Very often at Felicity&Fritz we hear the question "But, does this need dry cleaning?". The answer typically determines the purchase or not and we understand - dry cleaning can be a hassle. We are already busy with work or classes or just keeping the kids clean in general (!) that taking our own clothing somewhere to get it cleaned and then having to return to pick it up isn't always the highest priority on our list.

So, here are the Felicity&Fritz tips and tricks to skipping the dry cleaners or how to save money at the dry cleaners (because sometimes you really do need to go).

Monday, January 13, 2014

Weekend Fun

We're suckers for a good award show and this year's 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards was no exception. Kicking off award season, the Globes brought out some of the biggest names in television and film - all of whom did not disappoint. If you watched the awards, you know that Tine Fey and Amy Poeheler killed it, the leading ladies and their males counterparts were on their A-game of fashion, the acceptance speeches were interesting (read: weird) and Leo DiCaprio is a dream (and  forever our Hollywood Man-friend).  

"Folks at home, you would not believe the list of mega-A-List stars we are looking at right now. No offence to the movies and nominees from last year but, this year is legit."

J Law photo bombing T Swift 

Amy Poeheler getting a Bono tub down 

A pregnant Olivia Wilde stunning in Gucci

Leo DiCaprio. Babe.