Wednesday, 9 November 2011

And then there was Day

Same dress and harness (that i wear a lot) but this time more casual, day to day and easy peasy - which lets face it is always a good way to go.  I love men's laceups - they are the easiest way to feel good whilst being able to walk - these were a Margiela sale bargain end of last winter - add a hat and a very handsome dog - good to go.  

Wierd little Fashion and Frank fact - when i first started wearing hats about 5 years ago - i felt a little self concious (not that it stopped me) and they did attract rather a lot of attention - now i feel completely naked without one - i dont know about the lady that lived in a shoe - i am definitely the lady that lived in a hat - happy mid week to all xx



How lucky am i to share my life with this beastie - i often remark to Mr F&F that he is too big and too strong for my back and bones but then i cuddle him and he is so strong and solid and loving and i just can't imagine a minute of my life without this lovely creature



46 comments:

  1. Claire it was a pleasure meeting you yesterday at the Matches Press Day. Chatting with you was a pleasure.

    I love the perspective the shoes lend the outfit.
    Your enthusiasm for fashion and style shines.

    Glam kisses
    Marian.

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  2. Nice outfit! love the shoes.

    www.fashionsaveur.blogspot.com

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  3. your men's lace up shoes are stunning ...perfect for the casual chic outfit .

    have a nice day


    ave

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  4. love love the brogues and of course that fabulous hat! great combination of sophisticated and casual!

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  5. First photo is so amazing!<3
    I love, love, love this casual version of this look. Those men's laceups are fab.
    I absolutely agree with You about hats. I feel the same :)

    xoxo Ra

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  6. serious styling skills here. love that last shot.

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  7. Marian the pleasure was all mine - it was quite the highlight and i am now enjoying trawling your oh so inspirational scrapbook x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks David - i thought that was quite the capture x

    Ramona - my man loves it too - my boy looks so handsome x

    thanks all - i know those brogues have it xx

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  9. Love how you styled the dress to make it more casual but still very chic. This year I'm wearing my brogues a lot with girlie dresses, I blame the whole geek trend...Regarding the hats, I still feel very self conscious when I wear them and actually my approach is that I buy them and tend to use them to decorate the flat...very bad, I know...

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  10. Amazing outfit!! You look fabulous !! Great photos!!

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  11. I'm so loving the hat look, it adds the extra touch. And your dog, how gorgeous is he? Love these photos of you two together. I think he's your finest accessory ;-)

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  12. Lisa, i think he is the finest accessory - so handsome xx

    NJaPD - i so used to do that too - and then i just overcame and embraced - how very fashion xx

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  13. I know what you mean about feeling naked without a hat. I so got used to wearing them in summer and felt sort of vulnerable without one. :) Frankie is such a handsome boy - I can totally imagine how wonderful it would feel to hug him. :) Give him a hug and a kiss for me, please. x

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  14. Love hats too and you always look gorgeous in them.


    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  15. LOVE these photos! the oxfords, the trench, the hat... perfection :) second photo is my favorite :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  16. Claire, I have to say I love the way you wear the dress in this outfit even more than the previous look. Pairing high and low pieces is one of the keys to great style in my opinion and it just looks fabulous with those shoes. The hat is gorgeous and you wear hats with the most incredible ease, they represent you entirely. Frank looks pretty handsome too. xoxo
    Ada

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  17. This has changed my mind about brogues, I love what you've mixed them with it's all so effortlessly stylish, oh I missed commenting on the bowler pics - just amazing!

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  18. yes he is very lovely, he must be very protective... you look great, love your shoes, and the whole outfit.
    Maybe if I start wearing hats a lot, i will feel the same, it's just that i feel people look at me funny! i do love them though!
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

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  19. You and frankie look great together! Gorgeous I'd say!
    I am still feeling uncomfortable with a hat on you know, whilst I am admiring them on other people.....but since I have now 4 boho hats....I'll have to get the rid of this feeling!

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  20. I always say this, but this may be my favorite outfit yet! And I'm with Tabitha on the brogues--I always feel they're too masculine on me, but they look so great with your outfit--you may have changed my mind!

    xo Mary Jo
    http://On-PCH.com

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  21. 4 Francesca, you are going to have to get over it! xx

    I have long loved brogues Mary Jo and Tabitha but i really do wear them like this with a dress whichever it may be and a trench - i even had a boiled wool trench once which i so miss - fell to bits and that was fab with my then brogues xx

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  22. Mariale - its getting over it and the more you wear it the less they look because they get more used to it - or move to London where no-one really looks that much at anything - unlike my country home Sussex where believe you me they look!! xx

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  23. puppies + leather + ruffles = perfect fall day <3 you are so gorgeous :-)

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  24. I know what you mean about the hats. I've got a tiny head so finding a hat that fits well is quite an exercise. Initially, I started wearing them just to keep warm and my glasses dry on rainy days. On summer months, I wear a straw trilby because I tend to react quite badly to sun glares. I get so many comments from friends and strangers that I'm wearing them more and more. I think you look absolutely lovely in your hats. I wish I have your knack of putting together such amazing outfits.

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  25. I'm jealous of about everything in that outfit. I've just started wearing a hat more often and I do feel a little self-concious about it even though I've gotten nothing but compliments since I've started. Hopefully, I'll get more comfortable like you as I go.

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  26. You look really great in these photos!

    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!

    Cosa mi metto???

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  27. Love htis post!

    such a fun photo :)

    Check out my blog to :):)..

    Xx,
    Jay

    http://JayStrut.com

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  28. Your posts are always so lovely, I can't seem to get berets to stay on my head so I've given up on them. Love that you wear hats so well.

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  29. The brogues and the gloves are my favourite, what a wonderful & stylish outfit! :)

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  30. Beautiful pictures!!! I love the hats too!!!
    Have a nice weekend, darling!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  31. Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and for your comment honey!
    We follow them?
    a kiss, Claire
    c.o.c.o.
    http://lookingforthestyle.blogspot.com/

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  32. So good! I am still obsessed with that ever since I saw you wearing it!

    All the best, ~Angel

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  33. Kisses from http://lavidaarasdesuelo.blogspot.com/ :D

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  34. You look so great, I love this look so much! <3 You suit hats so much, I hate wearing 'em! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Veena

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com

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  35. OK, I MUST SAY THAT YOUR DOG IS WONDERFUL AND HAS SUCH GREAT ENERGY.. LIKE A "OLD SOUL" IN A DOGS BODY.. KEEP HIM CLOSE TO YOU AS HE WILL ALWAYS, BRING YOU GOOD LUCK..

    YOU LOOK AMAZING, AND I WANT YOUR HAT!!!!!!!


    XXOO
    M

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  36. You have the most amazing pieces in all your looks! The gloves are such a lovely touch! love this one and the ones below. x

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  37. adorable fall pictures my dear! i know i already mentioned it twice but hats are definitely your thing and especially this one is a dream which comes true;) and the gloves are fabulous too!
    love and kiss,mary

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  38. i love you hat! great blog :)
    http://be-afterdreams.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  39. absolutely stunning like always! these photos are so lovely- you and frank look so beautiful!

    xox,
    s

    sorelle in style

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  40. Awwwwww! So sweet about Frank! He's so precious! That harness is freakin' incredible. I adore the ruffles, and it's pretty badass. Those lace-up shoes are darling!

    xoxo
    Emily

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  41. Nice hat and trench! Love the whole outfit & the photos are beautiful!
    Following! Hope you stop by my blog as well :)

    xxoo,
    Samantha Mariko
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  42. love itt !! you loook sooo good !!!

    http://fashioneptunes.blogspot.com/

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