The Topshop T-shirt dress

I bought this dress during a mad dash in Topshop a few months ago. I remember seeing it and thinking that it was:

a) Unusual
b) Covered in beautiful mother of pearl discs
c) About £20 in the sale

I actually never even tried it on until this Wednesday when I wore it to an event at Boutique 1 for Project D (AKA Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Somerset Webb's clothing line). I loved it instantly. Perfect length (not too modest not too slutty), delicate slit up the side (slit is really a terrible, awful word) and just a nice casual T-shirt dress shape.

I did pair it with a blazer because the event was held in the mall and I didn't want to feel too "out there" as I trundled through. In a way this is a shame as it has pretty cap sleeves that you will never see :)

Project D itself as a brand is very dress-centric and everything is clearly crafted and designed to suit a wide range of shapes and sizes. They use classic, glamorous shapes and apply different textures and prints. I was actually very impressed with the quality and have my heart set on a little fitted gold sequin jacket.....hello Father Christmas? :)

I did meet them both for a photo call and as you can see below Teresa and I got snap happy in store with our respective outfit of the day pictures...no shame!









Dress: Topshop and no longer in stores. For those super keen I suggest eBay and search for something like "Topshop sequin T-shirt dress"- for example... Link!
Blazer: ASOS (no longer in stock), similar here - Link!
Bag: Celine (Laura 4 Celine 4 evaaaa)
Shoes: (was wearing) Christian Louboutin Soso

As you may be able to tell from the above pictures, I did trim my hair a little. Did I book into a hairdressers like a normal person? Hell no! I simply got my scissors and softly cut the dead ends off. And despite my hack job it looks and feels so much better. I don't recommend this approach but sometimes I take action and nothing can stop me :)

Next post will be about another dress. From Topshop. I am clearly on a roll :)


82 comments:

  1. A black blazer makes just about everything glam and elegant...love it! The combo fits my style for sure. I´d like that please!

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  2. Beautiful dress - wish we could see the sleeves! And yes, you're so right about the word "slit". I've never really thought about it before until now!
    Also that jacket = to die for! Hope you get it!
    xo

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    1. haha i was typing out "slit" and visibly cringed. It's just horrible :)

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  3. Looooooove your dress!!

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    1. ah thanks Christelle - love a bargain!

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  4. Your dress looks amazing, even with the black blazer "dulling it down a bit". And OMG that sequinned jacket = LOVE. I want :)

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    1. It's amazing. Really heavy, great bolero fit....it's just the price that's the only barrier :)

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  5. Your black coat is super-awesome! Double Breasted Leather Down Coat can be as a gift in Christmas. http://www.cwmalls.com.

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  6. That dress is gorgeous! Definitely the perfect length and I love the way it fits.

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    1. I love this kind of loose fit t-shirt style, especially with the detail, because it feels casual but looks more dressed up :)

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    1. :) I love it. Thank you so much!

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  8. That dress is gorgeous, fit is casual enough to throw on but SEQUINS YAY.

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    1. haha exactly - sequins are always good :)

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  9. Your hair is looking really nice. I love the dress!

    - keyta

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    1. Thank you Keyta - it really needed a chop so glad that I took matters into my own hands :)

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  10. Love the dress and the blazer goes perfectly! xx

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    1. Ah thank you - the blazer was necesary so I didn't feel like such a freak walking through the mall in my party dress haha :)

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  11. wow i love it
    and love your outfit!! so chic
    kisses from Milano
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  12. you hair looks good! i was actually going to ask you if you had gone to the salon cos it looked different in these pics!

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    1. ah that makes me happy! I love a little self-cut! :) ALMOST cut a fringe but managed to hold back.... :)

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  13. You always look absolutely flawless. The blazer really does well with the dress..perfect match!

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    1. ah thanks Tamsin - love a blazer dress combo :)

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  14. The shape of that dress is so lovely and flattering, definitely the kind of shape I go for lately :)
    Haha, don't blame you for doing it yourself, sometimes you just can't be bothered paying a load of money for a few dead ends.. I've done that on occasion - including a DIY fringe disaster when I asked my mum to "just trim the ends of my side pony".. Won't go into detail, except that a wonky fringe is not a good look for me! Anyway, you did a really good job, your hair is really long now I see! :)

    :: LUCYSLUXE ::

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    1. I still need to head to the hairdressers for a proper trim but a quick attack was very much needed :)

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  15. The dress looks beautiful on you :) And that golden jacket is gorgeous! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Amie - i really love the jacket :) It's just the price holding me back... eek!

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  16. I love your dress Laura! And omg we both live in dubai and we are both bloggers!!!

    You are such an inspiration to me

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    1. :) Hope to see you at an event :)

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  17. The dress looks gorgeous & what a bargain for £20!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  18. Such a lovely dress, it looks perfect with that blazer.
    I do the same with my hair when the ends start looking tatty.

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    1. it's got to be done....chopped in a flash and then you feel so much better :) it's like therapy for me haha :)

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  19. beautiful dress! perfect for the christmas season. And what abargain for only £20! how come I never pick up such amazing baragains. Love the gold blazer too! xx

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  20. I love the dress, it is so pretty! The blazer and bag go perfectly.

    Gillian x

    www.glamupeveryday.com

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  21. I have this dress and love it, although I haven't actually worn it yet but it would be perfect for going for drinks in the evening I think! I'm definitely going to have to wear mine soon now that I've seen your post on it!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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    1. I think it's a good xmas/new year time dress too so enjoy :)

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  22. Like always, you look amazing! I wish I could pull some of the clothes you feature so easily! xx

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  23. Looks great on you :)

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  24. You look gorgeous, love the dress!

    Rose xxx

    http://rose-libertine.blogspot.com/

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  25. Such a lovely dress! The pearl-y discs are gorg!
    And I totally get trim happy with my own hair too. Sometimes it's just so much easier (and much less expensive! More money for shopping right? Aha)
    Hope you have a great weekend! xo

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  26. Beautiful dress and I love the cut to it. Amazing, subtle colour too!

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    xx

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  27. I really like this outfit and I think the dress works so well because of the styling. Looks like you had a good time.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  28. You looked lovely! That dress is really different, but in a beautiful and wearable way. Looks like that event was pretty fun too! xx
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    1. Thanks Rachel - just subscribed to your YT channel :)

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  29. You do make me chuckle :)

    You look fab as always! x

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  30. Love how you paired it with a blazer. They go with EVERYTHING!

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    1. In this case it de-glammed the dress so I didn't feel like such a lemon walking through the mall :) Very necessary!

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  31. that sure is one fantastic find! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. :) I swooped on it during the sale - it was about £100 equivalent full price because they majorly hike up the prices here so I was very happy :)

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  32. I love the dress, it's gorgeous!

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  34. I like your very nice design :)

    Maybe you want to follow my blog likethewayidoit.blogspot.com

    All the best xoxo

    Lara <3

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  35. You look beautiful. What an amazing dress!
    X

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  36. The only item i've ever bought in a topshop sale was a size 10 maternity top! I am 5,2 size 6...as a dress it fits perfectly with a nice belt!
    Really love the dress and for 20, not bad at all!

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  37. Only you could make a crazy sequin dress like this look classy! I remember seeing this but never picked it up SIGH! Your posts really do keep me sane Laura and you're probably one of my top blogspirations (yep thats a word). Keep blogging!

    shabna x x
    http://scheine.co.uk (feel free to click hahaha)

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  38. love this dress ! it's beautiful ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. A beautiful timeline of fashions! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to watch last nights episode of Downton now... http://www.mens-ties.com.au/

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  40. Wow... How gorgeous!? That is such a lovely dress, I love the little details :D



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  41. I love this piece, and I must get my hands on it!! eBay here I comeeee

    Jacqueline xx

    The-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  43. The dress looks beautiful on you :) And that golden jacket is gorgeous!

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  45. Wow, So nice dress, just like made for you, I love it very much, I am ready for my friends wedding and i get a Bridesmaid Dresses online, I hope can received it earlier, Ans i also need pick some vintage jewellery to match it, Really hope can be beautiful like you when i wear it. Love ou

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