The Topshop Racer Back Chiffon Shirt

I know I have already mentioned to you how Topshop just hasn't been my retailer of choice in recent months. A whole lots of misses and very few hits.

Well this week I had a bit of a successful trip to the branch in Mercato mall. A casual "browse" ended up with purchase of two tops and an amazing pair of lemon coloured jeans (post to come when I figure out how to wear them :)

This was one of the tops and yes, it's a bit of a weird one. It's a high-lo shirt with an exposed racer back panel. The silhouette is extreme but that's what I liked most about it.

It is a sheer and light material that feels very ethereal. However, the lightness also means total exposure. If you want everyone to see your nips and curves then go for it. I tried it on with a white bikini top and I just didn't feel comfortable. On the beach, fine. Out to dinner? A bit hoe.

I should also say that it's from the Tall range - which probably accounts for the extreme hi-lo. As I said that's the bit I loved the most about it so even though I am of pretty average height at 5ft 7 inches (secretly I am about a centimetre less than this but I round up!) I went for it.

Oh and as ever with me, I also really love the back...a bit of back action never fails to impress :)








Top: Topshop - Link!
Jeans: Current/Elliott - Link!
Body: American Apparel
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Viola)
Bag: Celine

PS. These shoes
 were purchased post-brunch a few weeks ago and are a prime of example of shopping under the influence. So okay, it worked out because I love the classic deep orange/tan shade and the exposed stitching - and they were a sale bargain - but don't shop after one too many Merlot's people! :) 

PPS. I finally got round to buying a new bronzer....and some useless pink lipstick action - will share tomorrow :) 

74 comments:

  1. Great outfit - that shirt looks amazing on you and I LOVE the shoes!

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    1. thanks Laura! They are not easy to walk in - have to be honest - but love the height :)

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  2. This is gorgeous!!
    I need that top :]
    MissJammyxo

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    1. :) I recommend it for something a bit different!

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  3. I love the mix of the red louboutins and white shirt, it's gorge. :) x


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    1. you like ? :) They are not massively comfortable - not like the other pair - but with some training I think I will be okay :)

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    1. I think it's part of new season stuff...although not hundred per cent sure. Good luck :)

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  6. Your shoes are amazing. Im not one for a lot of foot on display, but those shoes are amazing. The way the straps hit, perfect!
    x

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    1. I am the same as you - lots of toe clevage make me nervous but I really like these :)

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  7. wow why have i never seen this in Topshop :( so beautiful!
    Nadia xo

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    1. i think it's new stock :) Woo hoo for the new season!

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  8. Definitely looks as dramatic as you described in your writing. I think a smaller size would do you much justice because your styling of the shirt with those shoes looks great!!

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    1. I feel like its a white chiffon waterfall when i wear it :) Agree that it could be smaller :)

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  9. Wow would completely swallow me because of the length of it but it's gorgeous on you!

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  10. Um you have just made me buy this, love the top.
    x

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    1. haha yay! let me know what you wear it with in the end :)

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  11. The tops lovely, the backs what makes it I think! Always love a bit of back action! haha!

    You might have been under the influence when you got the shoes but I think they're a great purchase! :)


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  12. It looks great especially in the middle two pics. Argh, why am I so short?!!

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  13. THE SHOES....I am in lust. Beautiful!

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  14. This shirt looks awesome! So voluminous and floaty, I bet its the perfect sunday lunch outfit! haha! I love the shoes too!

    Sophie
    www.anarrangementofnotes.wordpress.com

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  15. Stunning - esp the picture of you looking back!! :) xx

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  16. Once again, another great example that a plain white blouse can be updated with the most simple detail. LOVE LOVE LOVE the open back, it is gorgeous on you! Also love the casual look of the jeans rolled up a little bit with the heels :)

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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  17. The back action of a top gets me every time! I think it looks fine with just a black cami underneath :)

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  18. adore those shoes... shopping under one too many might not be good for your wallet, but it didn't dull your taste :)

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  19. :o pink lipstick action could never be useless!
    Beautiful post Laura, I especially love the shoes (whether it was the merlot talking or you)!

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  20. yay! a post:) i like the shirt...on YOU!! lol i cant even imagine what i would look like... the word frumpy comes to mind.

    LOVE those shoes:)

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  21. I really do love this. I guess because its the tall range, gives it that extra length.

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  22. Thats such a lovely top!! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  23. Lovely top, you have to be in the thin side to pull it off. PS your on the thin side ;)

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  24. You pull this off so well, I can imagine it drowning me with the extreme hi-lo cut... I love the back of it though, I adore tops that have some sort of back detail :)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Amazing top - simple and elegant as always. Love your style Laura!

    June x

    http://junesbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Love Love Love the shirt on you! It looks amazing and the shoes are to die for!

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  27. AH! Love love love the shoes!

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  28. so chic! love the baggy style shirt!

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    xxx

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  29. LOVE the shirt, LOVE the shoes, LOVE the hair! xxx

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  30. WOW the shirt is amazing, I love the back detailing:) Your shoes are stunning too! Xx

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  31. that top is gorgeous, I too love a bit of back action! Random question... you posted an OOTD wearing a green zara crossover back dress a while back. I recently obtained said dress in pink in the sale for a steal €22, but its dry clean only?? huh? €14 to dry clean a €22 dress is false economy!! Do you just whack it in the machine by any chance?

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  32. I wish I was buying such nice pieces when under the influence. Hahaha!

    The shoes are lovely and so is the shirt! In short, this a gorgeous outfit!

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  33. love your blog and your taste of style!!! :)

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  34. Top looks so cute on you! And can we just take a minute to admire those amazing shoes!! Gorgeous.

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  35. I really love this shirt! Chic with a bit of edge! :)
    xx

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  36. Laura, I love this top--very edgy and chic! You look great as always--can't wait to see your post on the pink lipstick--I'm a pale pink lipstick junkie myself! :)
    -Nancy
    www.nancyvalentino.com

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  37. Lemon jeans - exciting! Love the back of this top, so pretty, and the shoes are a nice contrast.
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  38. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love the top and the shoes! And your not average height, I'd count you as tall :P especially because I'm 5 ft 1 at a push ha ha! xxx

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  39. you look amazing!!! :)

    love that top!!! you make me want to buy it right now! :=)

    Can't wait to see how you are going to pair the lemon jeans

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  40. Those shoes are bloody gorgeous! x

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  41. loooove the shoes, and the top is fabulous as well!

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  42. oooh I love absolutely everything in this outfit, the top, shoes, bag and jeans! those shoes are absolutely to die for! x
    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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  43. I love this shirt - it looks so high end! The shoes are also gorgeous <3

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  44. Really cute shirt and outfit overall!!

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  45. You are not helping my shopping addiction at all with this posting
    -the top is pure gorge!!

    new follower, follow back?
    Muchos Smiles,
    bb, xoxo

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  46. your shirt is stunning, so unique and you know how to wear it
    :-)

    am following you, found you on one of my followers websites, hope you can follow me too.

    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

    Jatinda

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  47. So pretty , beautiful outfit and lovely pics.
    Parfum pas cher

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  48. Adore the top, I must get myself into a topshop immediately! Laura x

    http://secrets-de-beaut.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. Really like the shoes :)!!

    http://brightershade2107.blogspot.com

    Amy x

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  50. you look amazing dear:X love your style.i follow u
    would you like to follow each other blog? kisses

    SandraB.ro

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  51. The back of the blouse is so unique! I love it!

    - k

    http://www.boardwalksandboulevards.com/

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  52. can u pls make a post on some general key pieces of a "stylish" wardrobe..loved to hear ur opinion laura!!!!
    im kinda sick of buying crap i want to start saving up for statement pieces but i dont know where to start!!!

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  53. SO tempted to buy this shirt! Finger is hovering over the checkout button on Topshop. The answer is obviously yes..! Loves x

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