Friday, 8 February 2013

If looks could really kill then my profession would be staring...

Sinister post title, I know, but it's an awesome lyric from one of my favourite Brand New songs and I couldn't resist! I've had an amazing few days away in Canterbury this week which I spent far too much money on overall - much of it was on cocktails, but some of it was in Topshop where I got some amazing buys including the dress I'm posting today. It feels like forever since I've made an outfit post which I apologise for, it's been a hectic few weeks, but I think this is a good one to come back with!

Dress - Topshop
Belt - Next (old)
Tights - Next (old)
Socks - Topshop
Boots - Surfdome

This dress is the exact same shape as the red fairisle one I've posted about before which I really like at the moment because it's high on the neck but low at the back - it's a really subtle but pretty detail that I love and sets this aside from your standard jersey T-shirt dress. The band back detail is great too as you don't have the pain of trying to figure out what kind of bra to wear! I know monochrome's having a moment right now and everyone's doing the black and white stripe thing so if I look like a prisoner then at least I'm a trendy one. The dress costs £26 before student discount and my fairisle dress has washed and worn so well that I know the cost per wear of this will be worth it.

Despite the protests of my best friend I had to try the dress with my polka dot tights and I love them together. I got these tights in the Next sale at Christmas and I really wish I'd bought two pairs because I'm going to be gutted when they inevitably ladder. I belted this dress to hide the join which I like as it cinches my waist a lot and then to finish the look I added the standard lace socks, ankle boots and mass of black jewellery. I'm wearing Believe by Lush on my lips which is a really nice coral-pink that just so happened to match my nails perfectly. I love black, coral and white together - it's a fresher alternative to the more obvious combination of black, white and red. Find this on Lookbook here...


Do you like this outfit? Are you a fan of the monochrome/stripes trend or is it a little too cartoon-cat-burglar for your liking?


PS. I just drew the results for my blog giveaway - congratulations to Keely! Thank you so much to everybody who entered, I appreciate all of your comments so much and can't wait to host another giveaway!

34 comments:

  1. I love this dress, it looks great with the polka dot tights! xx

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I really love them together xxx

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  2. I really, really love the combination of the stripes and spots! <3

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  3. I've wanted this dress for ages but topshop dresses are always really short x

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    1. I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about it for ages too. Both this and the fairisle one I have happen to be from the petite section (petite I most certainly am NOT but there you have it, stranger things have happened) but this one's available in the tall section now too so you could always try that one! xxx

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  4. I love this dress and you have such a lovely skinny waist!

    http://oflambsandlace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely really glad you like! Haha well if that's the case I now just need to work on everything else lol xxx

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  5. This is my favourite outfit of yours :)
    Love it! And I'm loving monochrome too,

    Rosie x

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  6. Gorgeous dress, looks great with the spotty tights too! Think I might have to go and find this in my local toppers!! X

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    1. Thanks so much :) you should, I think it's really lovely and unique xxx

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  7. Wow, I absolutely love this! The dress is amazing on you, and I like the mix of stripes and polka dots! I don't often find myself wearing monochrome, but I do like it. It's so classic and stylish xx

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    1. Thanks Louise! Yeah I have a fair amount of black and white striped stuff but it's not my go-to combination though I do really love this dress. I think the tights just make it a bit more interesting idk xxx

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  8. I love this dress so much! And your tights are so cute, I really want some like that! Stop tempting me to buy more clothes ;)

    Ami xx

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    1. Thanks Ami! I think you'd rock this dress. Haha I was tempted to buy more clothes from your blog think of this as revenge :) xxx

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  9. Second?! Oh god!, haha maybe next time lol you look lovely in this dress! I want it now xx

    http://georginagoodman.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha ohh sorry I saw that and was like oh my god so close! Yeah it would really suit you I think :) xxx

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  10. Damn! Maybe next time i'll win one :). Anyway. I love that dress! Especially the detail on the back. But also, it's really nice to see your hair up. I think that topknot really suits you :) xxxx

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    1. Sorry, maybe next time haha, there was so many people who I wanted to win this I wish I had something for everyone :/ Yeah it's strange having my hair up in outfit photos, in real life I seem to have it up like this about half the time but for some reason I always take it down for the photos! Probably because it's like a little security blanket for me haha xxx

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  11. You look great! I'm loving the monochrome trend, I live in black & white and I'm so glad it's now a trend... ;)

    I totally get you with the hectic few weeks, must be something in the air!

    xxx
    www.roaringtwentiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much! Yeah I've got a lot in black and white (well, black ha) and it's nice that it's finally 'in' x) Yeah I think now January's over everyone's finally getting busy again xxx

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  12. You really suit your hair up! That is a seriously cool dress also. ^_^

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    1. Thanks Harley! I never take pictures like this for some reason but I think I will more haha. xxx

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  13. This is gorgeous - and a great price compared to £45 for Motel's dress!

    My latest post is a monochrome outfit, if you want to take a look.

    Now following your blog on GFC :) WOuld you like to follow each other?

    If so, you can visit my blog here:

    LurchHoundLoves.com

    Thanks!

    Charlie

    xx

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I definitely agree that it's a better price than Motel's, had to snap this one up! xxx

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  14. your dress is beautiful! xo

    taylorpluslife.blogspot.com

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