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8 May 2015

Topshop, I can't quit you!



More often than not I feel too old, too fat and too plebby for Topshop. I'm that person that holds up a garment and asks: "this is a top right?" only to realise that it is in fact a flippy little dress destined for someone 15 years younger.

I will however never give up. I check the "New in" section of the website on a semi-regular basis (i.e., like twice a day) and some recent determined online shopping has resulted in two new gems.

First up, the boyfriend blazer.


AKA the blazer that I am wearing every day and one that will possibly need dry cleaning on a weekly basis.

This is a bright white long line blazer in a light fabric. It is IDEAL. I have been looking for a Chloe rip off like this for a long time but finding the right fit and material has proved difficult.

I have a little stable of white blazers from from Zara and ASOS but the fabric on those is very heavy for hot summer days and they can appear boxy at times.

This is a lot more relaxed and languid. I also very much appreciate that when I am wearing very tight jeans my arse is protected from view. I have a real thing about that - I guess a bum squeezed into tight jeans isn't something I want the world to see :)

The second item is what I call "The weird dress".


(PS. I'll try and get a better/close up photo soon because I will no doubt wear it again)

It's high neck, long line and shapeless. Now, doesn't that sound appealing?

I admit it was a bit of a risk but I actually love it. The fabric is reassuringly thick and non-transparent with a light satin finish and the petal detailing at the hem adds dimension and a point of visual interest. The trapeze style swings and swooshes (yes, its a word) as you walk and provided you wear it with heels it's not as horrendously unflattering as it may sound. I made sure I read the reviews on the website before I added this to the basket and all were equally as positive.

NB: I would probably size down in this - unless you have big boobs - as there is so much volume. 

Now of course the next order is in the pipeline - delicate lace up flats and another addition to my weird dress collection.  Just when I think I am soooooo mature and beyond the grips of such a youthful high street brand I regress and find myself right back where I started shopping 15 odd years ago.

Topshop, I can't quit you :) 

40 comments

  1. Those pieces are perfect for you! I like them, too and I think it would be really a fail if you quit Topshop :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Ah thank you! I will never quit :)

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  2. That blazer is gorgeous! You look stunning in both shots lovely!

    http://www.coleoftheball.com

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    1. Its my favourite piece. I just wish I didn't get white clothes so dirty so quickly :0

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  3. Both stunning and am definitely going to check out the 'weird' dress for a wedding in Spain, dress code white...and I do love a good swoosh!!

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  4. Both stunning and am definitely going to check out the 'weird' dress for a wedding in Spain, dress code white...and I do love a good swoosh!!

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    1. Oooh well this is slightly off white/white-pink - might still work! Would be a great wedding dress - with sky high heels!

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    2. Would you say it's an option for a wedding in the UK with a 'normal' dress code? Love it, but fear I'd then have that 'don't wear white' malarkey to contend with...

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    1. Thank you so much! I love them too :)

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  6. I love these outfits! The dress is gorgeous!

    Emma x
    BEAUTY AND RAGS

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  7. Topshop is so hit & miss then suddenly I buy half the shop! love these looks & the new Huuur!

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  8. Dress is gorge. Loving your hair 🔥 #hottie

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  9. Both beautiful pieces, two great buys from Topshop classic and will not date. Can I just ask you what brand your sunglasses are, they are a really beautiful shape and a style that I have been looking to purchase.

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  10. I think you wear these things way better than someone 15 years younger would.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  11. Topshop tends to be a little hit or miss, although I rarely leave empty handed. Great outfits!

    www.tiffanytales.com

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  12. Gorgeous. I love white clothes also the blazer looks pretty.

    Golden chapter

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  13. I'm 36 and still shop there, it's getting harder to find the hidden gems that look good on me and not just the girls half my age. I find shopping on the high street hard as there is the young end of the spectrum and the older ladies catered for but what the inbetweens!
    Blazer is my fave piece looks stunning!

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  14. You look beautiful. I love the dress! I think Topshop can cater for everyone, it just depends what you choose and how you wear it. X

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  15. I love topshop, I honestly have an addiction! I love both the blazer and the dress, they are really pretty and the dress is so fun, I love the style of it! xx

    Joanne // Fashion Polaroids

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  16. Your fashion sense is just... FLAWLESS!!! :)
    Your my fashion inspiration from now on!! Hahaha :)

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo jessy

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  17. I love your looks here so much! Topshop has so, so many lovely pieces. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the white blazer! I have a major weakness for white jackets, I actually think I own more white than black despite the fact I always manage to spill something when wearing white. Seriously I just should not be allowed wear white. Ever.
    thebeautybloss.com

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  19. I have a really similar boyfriend blazer from Topshop in creamy pink and I keep wearing it again and again. It goes with everything and easily transformed from day to night! Also, I love the dress you bought, it creates a beautiful feminine look <3

    xx

    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  20. That dress makes you look model-chic! It's great on you!

    She Likes to Shop

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  21. Your face in the second photo is so adorable! Love the smile. And the clothes, amazing as usual!

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  22. That dress on you is gorgeous, I always think if you wear a more swishy dress it makes your legs look thin which is always a win for me!
    I've been stalking lace up flats on Instagram and while I would never normally look at Boden, because I thought it was for mums, they do have some really nice lace up flats in a few colours x

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  23. love the blazer, white looks so good with blue jeans and a pair of heals!
    alice x
    http://alicelester.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. If you look good in the items (and you absolutely do) wear them, age be damned! There's no reason we need to wear old lady clothes. lol

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  25. I need this dress! Not sure if it's enough to tempt me into an actual Topshop though, I always feel too old to be in there and definitely not cool or trendy enough!! I love the blazer too, you always make everything look so chic x

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  26. I totally couldn't imagine not buying from Topshop either. They are incredible!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

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  28. Loved your picks from Topshop. We have stores here in Melbourne but I'm never inclined to go in for some reason. I may have to have a look around next time because you found some great things! x

    It's That Time For ... My Weekend Casual Outfit!

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  29. Where did you get your shoes and jeans in the blazer pic? Love them x

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  30. Laura, you are hilarious! I read out loud your post to my hubby and we both LOL (I mean the beginning of this post)!

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  31. Hey, how do you get your Topshop orders shipped to Dubai? Thanks!

    http://somethingcoolbyfaye.blogspot.ae/

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  32. So beautiful and you can find many colors and styles of dresses online. I order a beautiful dress for my party online at
    www.cheappromprom.com

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