Tuesday, 19 July 2016

CHOOSING MY FIRST PAIR OF GLASSES WITH SPECSAVERS

Hypochondria should be my middle name - heck, it’s been remarked that Monica Gellar appears placid in comparison to me. Imagine then, the apprehensions I allowed to enter my consciousness when my eyesight began to blur around 10pm each evening. Cue some misguided self-diagnosis via Doctor Google and I convinced myself that this 100% had to be cataracts. Ridiculous as this sounds, I hadn't taken an eye test in a good eighteen years & I’m was optically ill-educated as they come. 
GLASSES-1


Saturday, 9 July 2016

COMPETITION: WIN YOURSELF A JONES BOOTMAKER VOUCHER!

Jones Bootmaker isn't a shop I've bought shoes at before, however having visited their website recently, I'm already planning my first purchase. Amongst the practical styles are cool shoes, that are crucially – built to last. Forget flimsy ghillie flats with paper thin soles that bring nothing but pain when you’re pounding the pavements; Jones’ ghillies incorporate sturdy soles without compromising on style.

I am a bearer of good news; if your wardrobe needs an update, Jones are offering one LFF reader £30 towards their next purchase. To win the voucher, all you need to do is follow the LFF Twitter using the entry form after the jump & the winner will be announced next week on my Twitter. And if you still need convincing (WHY?!), here’s an edit of my favourite styles from the S/S collection:
JONES BOOTMAKER SHOES

Thursday, 30 June 2016

NINE SUMMER WEDDING GUEST DRESSES YOU'LL WEAR AGAIN

Whilst I’m not frugal (or remotely good with money for that matter…) I definitely shop with CPW in mind. CPW - to the uninitiated - is w*nky fashion editor speak for ‘cost per wear’ aka. the cost of a garment vs how many times it sees the light of day. I live in a bedsit (in case you are labouring under the misapprehension that my life is glamourous…), with zero space for surplus clothing - hence why my local charity shop, friends, housemates and sister receive regular sartorial handouts. So the concept of buying a dress designated for the races or a wedding, only to be resigned to the back of my closet post-event is alien to me. That’s not to say I don’t have a handful of smartish dresses – I just choose styles that offer mileage past the main event. With this mantra in mind, here’s nine lovely dresses that will look equally at home (with the addition of a smart jacket and closed toe shoe) in the office as they do in the church pews. CPW FTW!

Friday, 17 June 2016

MY FATHER'S DAY PLAYLIST WITH HMV

It might come as a surprise to learn that one of the most avid readers of this blog is my dad. I’m incredibly lucky to have supportive parents who have helped me realise some of my ambitions, encouraging me to study Fashion PR and lending a hand with my street style photos when I started out as a blogger (boyfriend-less blogger problems…). My Dad is so sweetly proud of my achievements, he has even half-jokingly christened himself ‘FOLFF’; explaining this stands for father of La Fashion Folie (!)

When HMV recently got in contact to ask me to put together a post for father’s day, I thought it would be a lovely opportunity to talk about FOLFF on here. We share a similar taste in music – so in collaboration with my favourite record store, continue reading after the jump for father’s day playlist:



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

SNEAKS OF THE WEEK - THE SS16 TRAINER EDIT

Lazy dressers (aka me!) rejoice – the athlesiure trend (that’s fashion editor speak for sportswear) isn’t going anywhere. If you’re a sneaker novice, you can’t go wrong with Converse or a box-fresh pair of Stan Smith’s –  true wardrobe staples. If you’re seeking something fashion-forward, I’ve rounded up four key trainer trends for the season; flatform soles, white pumps with-a-twist, sneaks with a sporty aesthetic and super-luxurious embellished styles (Miu Miu’s crystal embellished pair will set you back a cool £1,025). There’s a trainer for every occasion - just don’t wear them to gym (!) 
SS16 TRAINER EDIT

Monday, 6 June 2016

LFF OUTFITS: ROADTESTING BAUKJEN'S HIGH SUMMER COLLECTION

Behind the smoke and mirrors of blogging; when photographer Natasha and I shot this post the weather was overcast and less than summer-like and we were in a hurry to catch the last glimpses of day light after a long Tuesday in the office.  It all goes to show what a great camera lens and a touch of post- editing can do, it's refreshing to be honest sometimes and share the truth behind the mechanics of blogging! 

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

EVERYTHING UNDER £50: YOUR BUDGET SUMMER WARDROBE SORTED

With a jolly booked to Barcelona next week, my summer wardrobe is in need of an update. Unfortunately EasyJet has pretty much cleaned out my bank account (I don't want to talk about it, I'm useless at booking flights and left it far too late...), so I'm on a serious shoestring. As I'm sure I'm not the only moron with a ineptitude for budgeting, I thought I'd put together a thrifty holiday wardrobe edit. Even if you do have cash to flash, I wouldn't recommend blowing the budget on your s/s looks. Why? Well it goes without saying that the British weather presents little opportunity to wear anything vaguely suited the tropics (hello stratospheric cost per wear!) Summer's key fabrics - cotton, linen, chambray are also cheap to produce and easily found on the high street. The moral of this story; your summer clothes really don't have to break the bank, even if your EasyJet flights do .... 

PS. I've embraced technology - everything in the post below is 'clickable'. Just click on the plus sign to be linked directly to the page to purchase, simple!  

Budget Summer Capsule Wardrobe


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