Monday, 22 February 2016

Looked at FatFace Lately?

I hadn't looked in ages - it's so easy to just stick with the same 2 or 3 shops but then I find myself getting frustrated as the same items keep cropping up on all the blogs I read (Zara & Topshop, I'm looking at you!). So it was really nice to be asked to chose a couple of items from the current FatFace range to wear on the blog. I guarantee a granny shoe-free zone ;)

My first choice were these boots:
Shalford Asymmetric Ankle Boot - Tan

In terms of quality and look, they surpassed all my expectations. They're made from the most gorgeous leather and the colour is great - perfect for now with jeans and dresses but they will look fab in the summer too with shorts.
I will say to size down if you are ordering - I am wearing the 39. The design means they don't fit tight around the ankle which is perfect for me (wide foot/high arch).as I struggle to get boots on and off, but this might be an issue for a narrower foot.
I wore them on Thursday for a trip into Belfast for dinner and loved channelling a bit of an autumnal vibe.
Parka - Warehouse (past season)
Scarf - Pull & Bear (past season)
Jeans - F&F at Tesco
Cross Body - Yoshi (sale)
Jumper (just seen) - Boden Off Duty Knit (past season)

And I'm on a parka roll as the second item I chose is the Paignton Parka in Charcoal (currently with £20 off)
I've wanted a grey parka for ages - I love my khaki one but I knew I'd wear a grey one more. This time, you need to size up. I got the 10 initially but it was too neat for my liking. I've sized up to the 14 and much prefer the oversized look - which is how a parka should be worn.
I should say that it's sold out online and initially it looked like I wouldn't be able to change it but the Belfast store were most helpful and had all sizes in stock - so do check your local store if you like the look of this.
Of course, while I was in the store in Belfast, I picked myself up a scarf to match - really loved the Geo Jacquard Scarf which has navy, black and grey in the colour way.
All my favourite colours in one place. Scarf perfection!
Jeans - 2nd Day (past season)
Navy Ankle Boots - Ash Jalouse (past season)
Black Top - Vero Moda (via Menarys)

I wore the parka and scarf on Saturday for a trip into another local restaurant, Fratelli's on Great Victoria Street, where the kids had a ball being Little Boars. They got to make their own pizzas at the table (not as messy or stressy as I thought - in fact not stressy AT all!) while I got to enjoy a gorgeous salad in relative peace as they were all having so much fun. For the kids, you get three courses & a bambinochino for £6.95 and it was plenty for even the older ones - anyone else got a 12 year old who has grown out of the kids menu? Well, he was happy with it here - there was more than enough for him. Nicest touch was the locally made Glastry Farm ice cream, served in wee tubs - the kids were in their element!
A great option for a weekend treat - we will definitely be back...with and without the kids. Thanks to the guys at Fratelli for looking after us so well.

Hope you had a great weekend,

Ax
Disclaimer - my coat and boots were gifted to me by the team at FatFace but I was not paid to write the post, nor was I obliged to (I bought the scarf myself). We also dined free of charge at Fratelli's but again, I wasn't paid nor obliged to write about it. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog...especially the ones that feed the kids!




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  1. Can't beat a tan ankle boot... I couldn't wear that style with the loose ankle but they look really good on you. x

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    1. Thanks Nic - yes, your foot would be too narrow for them which is a shame. Just a great colour and I can't wait to wear in the summer too! Ax

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