Saturday, 28 July 2012

Child-Free Shopping Fix!

After two weeks of full-on family time, it was lovely to get away on my own into Belfast for a couple of hours this morning. Before I trawled through the leftovers of the Zara sale (miserable), I called to Fat Face. I had admired the windows in a couple of their stores when we were in England but was with the kids every time and hadn't peace to try anything on. So to have an early morning hour there today was just bliss! 
First item that I wanted to try was this navy jersey maxi dress. It has a gorgeous cut with a flattering twist detail at the bust. Loving the pink stripe across the bottom! 
Makita Colour Block Maxi Dress - £45
Next on the wish list was this maxi skirt in khaki green. I've been looking for a jersey maxi skirt for ages and this neutral colour will be great during summer worn with flat sandals and in Autumn Winter, worn with biker or flat boots.
Jade Jersey Maxi Skirt - £40
The colour palate in Fat Face at the moment is lovely. I find myself really drawn to rose/raspberry/blush colours at the moment so this cardigan was another favourite:
Minnie Cable Cardi £35
On that same colour palate - this marl tunic is great. It's got pockets too!
I love a cool crisp white top and this one is perfect for over skinny jeans. It's got a lovely sleeve detail and is just £28. It's called the Tanis Top
The Vana Blouse priced at £41 is in my favourite blush colour while the Trinity Waterfall Cardi at just £38 is a fab fit - flattering on all shapes and sizes...
 Last but not least, Fat Face has amazing scarves - here is a selection....
and my personal favourite was this bird print one (tied as per my recent Scarf Tutorial!)
Seagull Printed Scarf - £18 (available in store)
What do you think of my Fat Face choices? My favourites are definitely the maxi dress & skirt and they are on the top of my list for when the holiday overdraft is cleared. In the meantime, while I was in the Belfast store, I read about the Outside 9-5 competition that Fat Face is currently running on its Facebook page where you can win an ultimate weekend away and £500 in Fat Face vouchers! I'm off to upload a picture now :)
Hope you are all having a great weekend. Lots of great posts to come in the next week, including a day to day from my holidays (did I wear everything in my capsule wardrobe?) and the winners of my Room 31 competition and Styled By You - School Gate Style Scarf Tutorial will be announced. Still a day or so left to enter both of these competitions - click here & here for more info!
PS Thanks to Karen & Jason in the Belfast Fat Face store for their patience as I took up a changing room for a long time taking these photos :)
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  1. I love everything from Fat Face, but the maxi dress is especially nice. I really love the seagull scarf too!

    Rachel

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    1. Thanks Rachel - it's a great dress. Definitely will be bought next month! Avril x

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  2. I'm really liking this stuff. The maxi dress and skirt are gorgeous and I am drawn to the white top, even though I have loads! Glad you had a good holiday!

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    1. Thanks Sharron, white top is great - would suit you! Avril x

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  3. Hi there! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog today and for also following! I am happy to meet you! I am also a stay at home mom, so I am extra happy to meet someone else who loves fashion and is home raising little ones! I'm your newest follower now too, and hope we keep in touch! Have a great weekend! OH, and I just love the green jersey skirt!!! I want it too!!! xx, Pip

    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome Pip - lovely to find your blog also. We've a lot in common :) Avril x

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  4. Welcome home Avril! :) I never go into Fat Face but LOVE the maxi dress & skirt - your figure looks amazing in that dress (it IS amazing, but the dress really shows it off!). You must get it!!

    Nic x

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    1. Thanks Nic - what a lovely comment..you're too kind Avril xx

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  5. Glad to see you back although I have enjoyed your scheduled posts.

    I love the FatFace scarves.

    Jane x

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    1. Thanks Jane - it's good to be back though I really enjoyed the break from blogging, I have to say! Avril x

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  6. Lovely clothes. Shame we haven't got a Fat Face near us! You look lovely in them all xxx

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    1. Thanks Ant - you should try the online ordering - it's great! Avril x

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  7. I love what yo have picked and i really know what that freedom means....

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    1. Thanks Francesca - yes, kid-free shopping is very important for Mummies! Avril x

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  8. Hi!!!! :))))
    Nice post and photos!!
    Love all the clothes!!! :D
    A lot of kisses, Kateryna

    I invite you to my blog
    http://fashionbycatia.blogspot.it/

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  9. Love the maxi dress! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks Kerry...it's fab...want it now!! Avril x

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  10. I love that seagull scarf. The raspberry cardigan looks really nice too (and is fab with the khaki). I never go into our local Fat Face, the frontage is a bit odd, and not very well laid out which has put me off - but clearly I will have to investigate further! (Child free shopping = bliss)
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    1. Thanks Ash, it does seem a bit rustic from the outside I think but I'm always impressed when I go in and always have something I really want to buy. Still lusting after that maxi dress...Avril x

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  11. what a fun time! the pieces you selected are lovely :)

    xoxo

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    1. THank you - loving your Blush selection today on your blog - you've given me more things for my 'want to buy' list! Avril x

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