Friday 16 September 2011

It's not right, but it's okay.

I wanted this dress so much when I saw it in Topshop at the beginning of summer, but it was £45 and I didn't love it that much. Then it popped up in the sale for a much more reasonable £15, and I couldn't resist.

However... it doesn't really fit. It's too big on top - I had to add makeshift darts to the sleeves secured with safety pins, just so it wouldn't gape. It's a bit too short to be flattering. And honestly, I think it makes me look a bit chubs. Plus the skinny red belt just doesn't go. And yet there's so much I love about it that I refuse to accept any of the previous points. It's. Just. So. CUTE. I love the little polka dots, the buttons, the sweet collar. It's so summery and comfortable.

Plus, I figured it may be my last chance to wear it this year, with all the rain and wind we've had lately. If Saturday was our last day of sunshine, at least I know I made the most of it. :)

Dress & Necklace - Topshop
Belt & Shoes - Primark
Nails - Essie "Lilacism"

The necklace was a birthday present from my bestie Sha, and the super comfortable stripy pumps - well, I've had them maybe five years! I used to have them in black and white too, but I absolutely destroyed them, wearing them pretty much nonstop for a year. They were black all over by the time I threw them out!

Oh, and the nails. I've only just changed the colour, with sadness. I got some nail art pens from eBay and was trying them out - the polka dots got so many comments! I can't wait to have a proper play and get really creative.

I hope everyone has a good weekend! I'm off to London Fashion Week for a bit tonight and tomorrow. I'm looking forward to taking in a few shows and catching up with some gorgeous blogging ladies - will let you know how I get on next week!



  1. You look adorable in it, I love it on you!


  2. You look gorgeous, how lovely is your hair :)
    fab dress

  3. pssh, you look gorgeous in your dress! and i LOVE doing polka dot nails - so easy, but always get so many compliments. Ive branched out now though, to leopard print nails and most recently, strawberry nails. A lot more tricky, but SO pretty!

  4. I love the dress, I can see why you do, it's flattering :)
    Have fun at LFW, you lucky thing! x
    Sirens and Bells

  5. You look bloody gorgeous! That dress looks amazing :D

  6. It is a really cute dress, looks great with the red stripey shoes. Have fun in London! x

  7. I second the comment that you look adorable in the dress but I understand how much of a bummer it can be when you love a dress but for whatever reason when you put it on it just doesn't click. You definitely don't look chub.

    I love your striped shoes, they are sooo cute.

    London! Sounds like so much fun, I look forward to the post after.


  8. I know this dress! Again I wanted it but couldn't justify £45 for it! I must have missed it in the sale, rubbish!

  9. Don't you just love it when purchases you couldn't justify turn up in the sales? I love it.
    This dress looks so cute on you and that necklace is just adorable. Have fun at LFW!

  10. You look lovely! I love your hair too :)

    Maria xxx

  11. That dress is super cute! I can totally see what you are saying, but at the same time I can totally see how you can ignore all of the above because it is just pretty!

  12. That dress really is cute. And to be honest, I can't tell that it doesn't fit. You look lovely!

  13. I always love your photographs, you look so cheerful and they're so much fun. Have a great time at LFW! x

  14. I think you totally rock that dress IMO!

  15. you, overall, look adorable! i love your dress, hair, shoes, nails. your blog is super cute.

  16. I love your nails, uber cute. xoxo

  17. You look super cute in that! And although it isn't perfect, at least you can feel super smug knowing you didn't pay full price for it, nothin' better than that!


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