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21 Jul 2015

The shirt dress

Simone returned from her holiday today. As she said in her Instagram post, it was a gruelling two weeks apart. We had coffee and then I put her to work taking outfit photos in sweaty weather. I am such a great friend.

I don't really know what to say about this Topshop shirt dress really. Here are a few things that come to mind:

* It sometimes feels like I am wearing jim jams outside of home - and occasionally may look like it too. Let's call it androgynous as opposed to lazy.
* It has concealed buttons - which I like - and a tapered hem (longer in the back than the front) that feels flattering and borderline office appropriate.
* The tie waist belt was initially something I thought I would remove but I have kept it for now and am looking for a thin belt replacement to cinch it in more.
* It comes in more colours and Kate Louise - Link! - has the coral version which looks lovely and ideal for summer.

I would recommend it and I think it can be -get ready for the cliche - dressed up or down. Undo an extra button, show some boob, wear some heels….you get the idea.

Dress: Topshop - Link!
Sunglasses: Bailey Nelson "Mim" - Link! 
Shoes: battered Christian Louboutin Pigalle's
Bag: Sophie Hulme - Link!

In other news I am still addicted to the Snapchat. I enjoy doing little speed reviews and makeup roundups so if you haven't followed me yet, you are welcome to do so. I am registered under buynowbloglater. Today I talk about how Kylie Jenner is a hoe bag with great lips, call Studio Fix Fluid "old stinker" and show off a head full of publicles. See you there :)


  1. I am addicted to your snapchat lol! X

  2. Love the dress on you and loving your snapchat. Siobhan xx

  3. Thanks for recommending Kate Louise Blogs....I'm off to have a read over there this evening!

    Your snapchats have me in stitches sometimes....because let's face it, Kylie Jenner is a bit of a hoe bag at times! Haha!

    I love this dress on you, it reminds me of the black H&M sleeveless one I took to France, so blummin comfy!

    Lis x

  4. Ha ha - I totally want hoebag lips - will check out Mahogany for sure! Have you tried Half-Red lipliner by MAC? I have darker lips and the SA told me it would look like Soar/Whirl on my lips...it's a pretty color but not as brown.

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  5. I think I need this dress in my life, looks gorgeous on you!
    Buttt.. The link to the dress doesn't work 😩

  6. Just followed you on snapchat haha - it feels a bit like your videos again! I did love your old channel ;) Your snapchat will soon become one of my faves I think. Hope you're having a lovely week! xo

  7. Haha love following you on Snapchat! This dress looks great on you!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  8. That dress is amazing! I would totally wear it with heeled ankle boots and a leather jacket... or just with some regular heels for work. The possibilities are endless!


  9. Amazing! Gorgeous dress, I'm gonna copy haha!
    jennifersjournal.co.uk x

  10. Gorgeous look!! :)


  11. I love this shirt dress on you! I have a huge thing for clothing that can double as pajamas so that's probably why ;)

    xo, alison*elle

  12. "It sometimes feels like I am wearing jim jams outside of home" SOLD. I clearly need this dress in my life!

    marnie, currently

  13. love your snapchats they crack me up, that dress is gorgeous, I'm still looking for the perfect shirt dress x

  14. Aw thanks for the link Laura! I'm still loving the dress in this colour too. I actually feel like it's quite different in each colour... She says, possibly trying to justify another purchase. X

  15. Such a stunning dress!!! Absolutely love it, and it really suits you. So pretty.

    Georgina x | petite thoughts

  16. Honestly Laura they've made a shirt dress that looks like a robe. But you look stunning as always so you pull it off! x

  17. Pyjama clothes are the best. Looks great on you! I've so far still resisted snap chat, but now I'm curious...
    The Beauty Bloss

  18. I love the ease of this dress! I haven't made the jump into snapchat yet but I just might have to so I can check out your snaps! You had me at hoe bag lol.

    She Likes to Shop

  19. Love that you're on Snapchat! Just added :)

  20. Love shirt dresses! They are so casual chic.


  21. Love the dress on you! I always feel like I'm wearing a dressing gown when I wear something with a belt, but if it was nice and loose like this, maybe I could rock it. Obsessed with the snapchats and love hearing you chat about beauty again. We shall tame our pubicles if it's the last thing we do!

  22. This dress looks really pretty and I'm thinking if I size up it may just fit over my pregnant bump!! x

  23. In love with this! Unfortunately I don't think TopShop Australia will have it :(

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

  24. love the color! I have yet to find one that doesn't overtake more shorter stature at 5 feet. thanks for sharing another gorgeous look! xx. gigi. www,gigikkitchen.com

  25. I have this in navy blue, but discarded the waist belt. This shade looks amazing on you!

    Emily x

  26. i need this dress in my closet. :)
    anyway you look gorgeous on that outfit sweetie! ❤️❤️❤️


  27. You look absolutely gorgeous !!


  28. I'm loving your snapchat like everyone else too - it's so nice seeing you back in video format after so many years - fabulous as ever xx

  29. love the bag- very very cute with that outfit! XOXO Emma

  30. Bought the dress, in that grey. It's not even my colour but damn you look fab as ever! You enabler Laura x

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  32. Love the dress and the fact that it's so versatile, add a blazer and you can wear it to work or a pair of lace up sandals for a day in the city, heels and leather jacket for night, such a great staple I just placed an order for it! x S.


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  34. Love the shirt dress,and i wan to buy one for my sister

  35. Love this, your outfits are always lovely! X

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