Accessories #4

When everything has to match. Part 3.

The third and final part of matching Fairfax & Favor boot tassels with other clothing. In this part, I will be concentrating on my favourite…Tweed. In particular, showing just how many colours can be picked, so therefore I’ll be showing close ups to give you a better idea.

Tweed; usually a wool or wool blend fabric has been woven on looms for centuries,and is regarded as the quintessential English country style, most often made in the UK. Originally worn on the sporting and shooting fields, it is now very much regarded as the style to be seen in if you follow country fashions. Timeless and elegant, especially when worn with the fabulous boot selection by Fairfax and Favor.

Newmarket Skirt £95 http://www.legerandoaks.com

There are many types of tweed, in a variety of colourways and weaves, that you really are spoilt for choice. A simple herringbone, through to an elaborate tartan or check tweed, the list is endless.

On first impression, you see the base colour and maybe the check lines that really stand out, but if you look deeper at the weave, more and more colours become apparent.

Blue Linen Herringbone Skirt http://www.dubarryofireland.com :- No longer availabe Boot Tassels http://www.faifaxandfavor:- £20 a pair

Let’s start with a basic linen skirt. This herringbone style is very clearly blue, but the closer you look at the blue thread, the more tones you see. With that in mind, I chose (from left to right) Midnight, Sky, Petrol, Cobalt, Porto, Baby and Navy. The full gambit of blues. Each of these will complement this simple skirt.

Check skirt by Mango.

An obvious check is another easy pattern to work with. The tassels here are Chocolate, Tan, Tangerine and Grey. You could of course always add a different dimension by adding other accessories. For example, with the addition of a scarf, you can select other tassels. A Clare Haggas scarf worked well here with Forest Green.

http://www.clarehaggas.com scarf

Next on my list is a brown tweed that once again needs to be looked at a lot closer. Little hints you may not at first have spied.

Skirt by Alford Smith

The unmistakable colours here, are brown and pink, but why not chose different pinks. Here we see Chocolate, Raspberry, Magenta and Burgundy

http://www.hollandcooper.com Chlesea Skirt in mid blue check £129

This mid blue check clearly shows brown (Chocolate) and orange (Tangerine) running through it, but look closer. The background is herringbone which you can match with Navy, Baby Blue and Grey.

Finally, we have the skirt from the beginning of this blog. The beautiful Newmarket Skirt by Leger and Oaks. A brown check with an array of colour varients. From the base herringbone, to the colourful grid of the check, this skirt is a veritable kaleidoscope to work with. (From left to right) Purple, Hot Pink, Burgundy, Raspberry, Chocolate, Mustard and Tangerine.

Well I think that’s about it for this time. I hope you’ve enjoyed the final part of my tassel trilogy, and how I like to pick out colours to match with boot tassels. Why not experiment.

Please feel free to subscribe to my blog, and stay tuned, as coming shortly, I will be discussing more Fairfax and Favor products, and asking for some followers input. Until then, always remember; Be Happy, Stay Happy and most of all, Have Fun. Stay safe. Bye for now. Annette XxX

JUST FOR FUN

The Fairfax and Favor Club’s Mini Thesaurus.

A beginners guide to speaking F&F. Written in no particular order and with contributions from club members… Words and phrases that are now synonymous with the Facebook page followers

Faddict (noun) = All members of the F&F Club.. Every single one of us. The driving force of this obsession. The wonderful people who share our joys, and our woes.

This group has grown phenominally since I joined. There were only 4k members back then

Faddiction (verb) = the inability to avoid adding more gorgeous products to your ever growing collection. [Also see blue box tower]

I am a faddict, but I haven’t ordered anything today….yet

Faxcident (verb; to have a faxcident) = When an order is placed by a club member, and she needs to tell others, so they can empathise with her.

Big or small. A faxcident is still a faxcident

Fabinet (noun) = A decorative cabinet or cupboard in which to place your prized collection. Often upcycled.

Courtesy of club member Sarah Burton

FFA (initialism) = Short for Fairfax and Favorholics Anonymous. The institutional name for the F&F club page.

A dear friend and club member visited the Holt store hoping for some faddiction guidence

Fehab (noun, short for Fehabilitaion) = Unfortunately, due to there being no known cure for this addiction, there are no longer any fehab clinics in operation.

Courtesy of a club member

Faxquency (noun) = the rate at which a person makes purchases for any F&F product. Often occuring several times a month.

All in a short space of time.

Falibi (noun) = A word used by members who opt to use the very clever “Alibi” cards often sent with Faxcidental orders.  These take the form of a free gift or competion win. Especially useful when a person’s spouse or partner knows the true value of a product against that person’s salary.

A perfect Falibi. Look what I won😉🤫

Fairfax Finger (verb) = A very common condition, whereby a person loses all control of the index finger over the pressing of the “Place Order” button on the F&F website.

As you can see, arthritis has set in from being over used😂

Tasselitis (noun) = Another very common, but highly contageous condition, whereby a large number of tassels have been purchased by an individual….. ***WARNING*** this condition has no known cure.

Courtesy of club member and my crazy friend, Sarah Burton

Fenvy (noun) = Something all faddicts should avoid at all costs. Don’t ever be fenvious, but rejoice in your fellow faddicts wonderful taste.

Bran Tan (noun) = The white tan marks that will inevitably be left on your feet from wearing the Brancasters, all summer long.

As the tan appears, so do the white bits

Jag Chat (noun) = term of endearment for the Jaguar Chatham II purse. Another term for this cute little purse is “The Mini Tardis” on account of just how much fits in one.

Grrrr

The Swish (verb) action and sound created by the boot tassels whilst walking. Something your fellow boot sisters enjoy congratulating you for.

Courtesy of club member and friend, Helen Gibbs

The Flat Lay (noun) the laying of an outfit in an artistic or decorative way in order to photograph said garments for display purposes.

Artitstic is key

The Blue Box Tower (noun) the lengths or indeed height a faddict will go to to display their collections.

Sarah Burton, you’ve got a tower twice as tall as you.

Blue Box Delivery (phrase) = Used by all members of the club. This phrase will be used by one member to alert all of her F&F sisters of an impending delivery of something gorgeous.

Klarna (company) = Best friend and facilitator for all addicts who can’t wait to save up to buy a product. Or who adore to own, but are on a tight budget

DPD Drivers (courier drivers) The ultimate Hero. Every Faddicts hero. Our knights in shining armour. The wonderful people who provide the safe delivery of all of our beloved blue boxes. Some faddicts are on first name terms with their heroes.

F&F Team without whom our faddiction would not be. The people who work tirelessly to ensure our fappiness, each and every day.

Are you Cheltenham ready?

….and we’re under starter’s orders.

As the Cheltenham Festival fast approaches, I thought I’d share a few ideas for outfits that I’d like to wear, if I were lucky enough to go. All of these using my favourite brands, some of whom I am fortunate enough to be an ambassador for.

My favourite brands, and Collaborations

With less than a week to go, I’ll be compiling six outfits. Some images taken from the brands’ websites, a few flat lays and a couple being worn from my own wardrobe. These outfits have all been put together ‘in reverse’. Rather than planning accessories around the clothes, I’m thinking outside the box and putting the clothes planned to complement the accessories.

Three accessories in fact. Can you guess what they are? From head to toe…

Hicksandbrown.com Clarehaggas.com Fairfaxandfavor.com

These three brands are synonymous with Cheltenham. You only have to look on social media to see a myriad of photographs of ladies standing in front of the statue of ‘Best Mate’, wearing at least one, if not all of these wonderful accessories. All three can be matched together quite easily too. The burning question is; what colour to go for.

So, without further ado, let’s get cracking with some knock out combinations. Outfits fit for Cheltenham.

Tweed anyone? The ultimate classic country attire. With so many brands to choose from, I have picked out just three. From fabulous ‘made to measure’ to high quality ‘ready to wear’, tweed is definately a winner, all three of these being ‘British made’ brands. Leger & Oaks, Holland Cooper and Dubarry.

The first of my chosen outfits, showcasing items mostly from my own wardrobe, with a couple of additions that would look great in my wardrobe.

🐴Navy Suffolk Fedora – hicksandbrown.com 🐴 Mist Blackthorn long jacket and Blue Sunflower Linen Skirt – dubarry.com 🐴 Pluming Marvellous Classic Scarf – Clarehaggas.com 🐴 Black High Neck Shirt – Hollandcooper.com 🐴 Navy Loxley Handbag and Navy Flat Amira Boots – Fairfaxandfavor.com
Direct from my wardrobe.

The second of my outfits shows the classic white jeans and Faifax & Favor combo. A comination there will be no shortage of at Chelt’, but here is my chosen variation.

🐴Maroon Suffolk Fedora – hicksandbrown.com 🐴Magenta George & Friends Classic Scarf – Clarehaggas.com 🐴Red Check Bouclé Jacket – Very 🐴Red Zip Front Blouse – hollandcooper.com 🐴 White Jeans – River Island 🐴Alice Croc Print Handbag – grayscountrygifts.com
Looks very colourful doesn’t it? Wait until you see it on. It works quite well.

Outfit three. Why not try a tea dress? Teamed up with my favourite accessories. Some items I have. The others I need to add to my wardrobe at some point.

🐴Navy Best in Show Classic Scarf – Clarehaggas.com 🐴Navy Suffolk Fedora – hicksandbrown.com 🐴Navy Print Tea Dress – Hobbs.com 🐴The Highcliff Tan Handbag & Tan Rockinghams – fairfaxandfavor.com
As I don’t currently own any Rockinghams yet, for the purpose of this flatlay, I’ve incorporated my Tan Reginas & Baby Blue Tassels

So, onto outfit four. Tans and browns, with a contrast of green. Debuting my fabulous new Shirt gifted from Hartwell Clothing, and my gorgeous Tweed Skirt from Leger & Oaks.

🐴Camel Suffolk Fedora -hicksandbrown.com 🐴Gilet – Jayley.com 🐴Layla Snaffle Bit Shirt (Gifted) – hartwellcountry.com 🐴Khaki Game On Large Scarf – Clarehaggas.com 🐴Brown Elizabeth Handbag – grayscountrygifts.com Tan Check Tweed Newmarket Skirt – legerandoaks.co.uk Tan Sporting Fit Reginas – fairfaxandfavor.com
With the addition of chocolate tassels, I think this outfit is complete

For my fifth outfit, I picked out one of the colours in the check of this tweed skirt to compliment the accessories.

🐴Brown Suffolk Fedora – hicksandbrown.com 🐴Navy Jacket – hartwellcountry.com 🐴Tantalising Teal Classic Scarf – Clarehaggas.com 🐴Camel Buttoned Roll Neck Jumper & Mid Blue Chelsea Skirt – hollandcooper.com Chocolate Windsor Bag & Mahogany Leather Reginas – fairfaxandfavor.com
I then reconsidered the accent colours, choosing the russet instead, and low and behold, the skirt has a rust colour running through it.

Last, but by no means least, my final choice. Showing here that jeans can be dressed up to look perfect for a day at the races.

🐴Maroon Suffolk fedora – hicksandbrown.com 🐴Mulberry Mayhem Classic Scarf – Clarehaggas.com 🐴Black Double Breasted Jacket – by Pierce II Fionda 🐴Pink Starflower Shirt – dubarry.com 🐴Jeans – poloralphlauren.com 🐴Tan Mini Windsor & Oxblood Apsley Loafers – fairfaxandfavor.com
I just adore the way the Fedora, Scarf and Loafers all match. Add a hint of pale pink and bingo.

There you go, six outfits I would love to wear to Cheltenham, with a few bits needed to complete the looks. Good things come to those who wait anyway.

“But wait”, I hear you say, “what about photos of you wearing these outfits”. In fairness, I decided to save that part until last. All six outfits, so here you go.👇

Outfit #1. Well at least some of it. Still looks good though doesn’t it? Oh, and as I can’t have my Amiras until 18th, I’m wearing my Reginas.
I’m really quite pleased with how this one turned out.
Once again, to show this outfit off, I wore my Reginas.
Ok, so how good do I feel in this? Isn’t it fab?
Miss Polly got quite annoyed with me for standing in the way of the TV while she was watching Crufts. Yes, she was watching it.
Last on the list. Fairfax & Favor Apsleys are comfy enough to wear all day, so would be perfect for standing all day at the races.

So, these are my choices, from my own wardrobe, to give you alternative ideas for “A Day at the Races” for when you are on a limited budget. Hope you’ve enjoyed it.

Until next time, as always, be happy, stay happy and most of all have fun.

Annette. XxX