For the imperfect Fashion lover.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Romantic Wedding Outfit | Florals and Pearls

Pink Shoes, Floral Hanky Hem Dress and Blue Wrap | Fake Fabulous

Do you ever reach for something SO far away from your normal personal style that you almost have to give yourself a shake...?

"Erm, what ARE you doing Sam!?"

Well, for me, today was one of those days.

This outfit is a perfect example of a romantic, floaty and feminine look... not my usual vibe at all.
I'm even wearing a string of pearls.
Feeling like a lady and (surprisingly) loving it.

Sometimes it's great fun to play around with your personal style.
Fashion is supposed to be FUN after all!

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Bold Colourful Party Outfit | Over 40 Style

Blue Floral Topshop Jumpsuit and Green Metallic Shoes | Fake Fabulous

If you're off to a party (or event) soon and you're sick to the back teeth of the usual outfits from the usual shops what can you do?

You know exactly what I mean, don't you?
The 'traditional' shop choices.
The 'expected' styles, shapes and colours.
The generic "You're now over 40" outfit.

Maybe even frumpy?
What if none of it's for you?

Doing what's 'expected' may feel comfortable and safe (for some people) BUT... there is always the danger that someone else is going to turn up in the same dress as you!

How can you look different without looking daft?
How can you make a statement about who you are without breaking the bank?
How can you look appropriate but still be true to your personal style?
The answer is simple...

Thursday, 20 September 2018

What are the Fashion Bloggers REALLY wearing?

Clowning around | Fashion Blogger style | Fake Fabulous
As the seasons change one thing always stays the same.
Marketing and promotion of the latest must-have items.

(If you're wondering what's going on in the photo above... my husband took pictures of me when I was clowning around... he is so naughty!)

We've all read the hype surrounding certain on-trend pieces, the latest looks, the real blogger favourites.

{See more on 'Blogger Favourites' HERE.}

BUT...What do bloggers really wear in their day to day lives?
What are the real blogger favourites when they're busy on their blogs?

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Why I've Stopped Hosting a Blog Link Up... the Truth!

If you're a regular reader you may (or may not!) have noticed that I haven't been running my weekly link-up recently.
In fact, it's been a few weeks since I shared the link-up and yesterday I cancelled it.

I wanted to give you the reasons for my decision.
The whole truth!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Outfit Maker | Simple Pattern Mixing

Mixing patterns | Grey Autumn Work Outfit | Fake Fabulous

Is pattern mixing something you've always wanted to try?
Do you worry that you'll end up looking like you've fallen into a jumble sale covered in glue?
Fear not!
I'm here to share one simple trick that will make your pattern mixing look effortless and completely harmonious.
Whether you wear modern items, vintage or a mix of both.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

21 Stylish AW18-19 Boots that Won't Bore you to Tears

40 Budget Boots under £50! | Fake Fabulous

It's getting closer and closer to boot weather, here in Scotland.
The long warm days of summer are slipping by and, much as I loved wriggling my toes in sandals, cosy layers of socks (and tights) make for warm and comfortable feet.
My idea of foot heaven.

I have collected a few (ahem... lots!) pairs of boots over the years and I'm not sorry.
I never really need a new pair, as I could 'use up' some of my old ones.
BUT it doesn't hurt to have a little look, does it?

Unfortunately, many of the boots aimed at a 40+ woman are downright dull and boring.
At what age should we be willing to look like an old frump?

I say Never!

The modern world offers (most of us) the luxury of choice, and the freedom to dress how we want.

So, I went shopping for new (fun) boots!

The majority of the boots I have chosen are ankle boots because they are the most versatile and flattering... in my opinion anyway!

Ankle boots (especially the more chunky styles) can also freshen up and modernise an otherwise plain outfit.
They can also be layered with tights and socks, for a unique look.

I love the look of an ankle boot on all shapes and sizes... and all ages.

I have kept the budget modest and realistic.
None of these boots will break the bank but they are decent enough quality to handle some use.

If cash is tighter than a very tight thing that has been on a boil wash then tumbled dried (I've been there!) then you could try Charity shops, 'Past Season' outlets, eBay, Etsy and retailers like TkMax.
There is always a bargain to be had if you are willing to take the time and have a good rummage.

In the meantime have a look at this selection and let me know which pair (or pairs) you would happily have in your wardrobe.

Are you on the lookout for new boots?
Do you like to make a statement with your footwear?

Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments.
Or, contact me... and share a photo of your favourite boots!
I love hearing from you.

(See the original posts from the opening image:
Ruched Boots and a belted coat.... all of these boots were under £50!)


Sunday, 2 September 2018

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! | 7 Favourite Summer Outfits

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

It's officially Autumn!
Okay, not really... 
Autumn (in Scotland) officially starts on the 22nd, but early September always feels like autumn to me (despite it being 20 degrees today, and the warmest it's been for ages!)

Today feels like the perfect time to think about my favourite Summer outfits.

{Click through the links in the titles to read the original posts}

Please feel free to disagree with my choices!
I would love to hear your opinion.

1. Difficult Clothes

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

This outfit is so colourful and comfortable.
What more could you ask from your clothes?

It would also make a great autumn outfit too.
In fact, add a warm coat, hat and boots and you've got winter sorted!

2. Floral Jumpsuit

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

This is another outfit that could easily transition (with a few tweaks) into autumn and on to winter.
In fact, a jumpsuit is one of THE most versatile pieces you could own.
Especially in a dark-based pattern and a substantial fabric.
Layer up or strip down for any weather!

3. Black and White Striped Jumpsuit

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

Another jumpsuit and another easily transitioned outfit... is there a theme developing?!

4. Short Shorts... for Work!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

Okay... the 'an outfit for all seasons' theme is blown out of the water here!
It was SO hot.
Absolute bliss for the normally drizzle-hardy Scottish people.
I was in heaven.

5. A Twin Set and a Mini Skirt.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

Oh, how I love this skirt!
It's flirty and ruffly and a little too short.
What the heck!
Life's too short NOT to wear the short skirt. 

6. Outfit Formula... White Jeans and a Blazer.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

Back to the "This could be transitioned into Autumn" rhetoric.
But it's true!
White jeans can be worn any time of year.
I've worn them in the depths of winter!

7. Trends to Regret... OTT Ruffles!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn! 7 Favourite Summer Outfits | Fake Fabulous

This outfit was my favourite of the season!
Such a simple selection of pieces but each of them a little special.
This amazing vintage blouse.
Spray on jeans.
My (current) favourite sandals.
And, this beautiful vintage bag.

There is no bold colour but the blouse easily elevates this look from a potential "meh" to something with attitude!

Do you agree with my choices and my favourite (number 7)?
Did I miss anything?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Or, contact me.
I love hearing your ideas & opinions!
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