Monday, 21 January 2013

Fashion Trend•Babydoll Dress

With the grunge trend just growing bigger and bigger through out the winter months, the signature 90's shape babydoll dress has been no exception. This dress can be pairing with an over-sized denim jacket, a pair of dr martens and a beanie to give more of a 90's inspired look or a floral cardigan, knitted tights and patent pink ballet pumps for a more girly approach to this dress. As I said, this style of dress is big right now so it wont be hard to find a style and pattern that you love! Mine is the Topshop grey speckle tee dress (above: 4.) because it has a lovely relaxed fit around the waist and hips which can be dressed up by cinching in the waist with a statement belt. This has got to be my favourite style of dress ever because it so flattering and versatile (you can pair it with almost anything!) and can't wait to add some more to my collection.

1. PATTERNED Urban Outfitters, Staring At Stars Palm Print Open Babydoll Dress, £52 (buy here)
Whatever pattern, babydoll dresses can always be styled with a black leather jacket and chelsea boots in the day and transition into night with a block colour blazer and some studded killer heels! An effortless outfit that looks great.

2. SLEEVELESS Elkin, Rosemary Dress, £99 (buy here)
I love this dress because its such a twist on the famous babydoll shape! The t-shirt sleeves have been ditched leaving just the iconic cinched waist- and it still looks lovely. 

3. FLORAL Urban Outfitters, Vintage Renewal O&O Ethnic Dress, £45 (buy here)
Floral is a classic 90's pattern but has been re-vamped in this piece. The chiffon-esque material and earth toned floral print has more of a boho style to it. I think this dress would be great for summer with strappy, brown gladiator sandals, round sunnies and beach wavy hair. Such a nice dress!

4. PLAIN Topshop Speckle Roll Sleeve Mini Dress, £26 (buy here)
As I said before, I actually own this dress and dare I say it, I think it's the best purchase I've made from Topshop. This dress is so easy to layer with and looks great with a collared shirt underneath. If you prefer dresses that don't cling to your hips then I would recommend go one size up with this dress, as I did and have never regretted. If you want more of a cinched in waist, just put a belt around you waist line and your good to go!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Topshop Wish List• January 2013

1. Topshop Animal Print Strapless Bralet, £22 (Buy Here)

Although it has been snowing non-stop since Friday morning, I've fallen in love with this summery animal print bralet from Topshop. I wouldn't normally go for a leopard print anything(especially not a bralet!)but Topshop have designed this in a way, I believe, looks very classy. Layer up with an open plain button up shirt, high waisted jeans and a parka and your good to go!

2. Topshop HANNA Flatform Sandals, £32 (Buy Here)

Again, probably not the most season appropriate piece but I've wanted a pair of flatform shoes for a while and these are just perfect! I think I could style these for the more pleasant days in winter by pairing them with some sheer patterned socks (Click Here). Or, if I'm feeling a bit more bold, colour block with a pair of bright lace trim socks (Click Here).

3. Topshop Nail Varnish, £6- (left to right) Eclipse(Buy Here), Chase (Buy Here)and Valley (Buy Here)

I have yet to purchase a Topshop nail varnish but I've heard nothing but good reviews. I am a big nail varnish fanatic and Topshop is great because they have such a great range of colours (there are three because I couldn't decide on just one!). 

4. Topshop Worn Black High Waisted Jamie Jeans, £40 (Buy Here)

I'm not really one to splash out on jeans because I haven't ever found a pair of jeans I have felt really comfortable in. But, I tried these on in store the other week and regretted not buying them ever since. I don't know whether it was the price that stopped me from buying them (I don't think my purse can take any more purchases from Topshop!)or what but I definitely needs these jeans in my life. They are such a good fit, flatter your legs and actually fit the length of my legs,a rare thing with jeans and me!