(Sunglasses: Topshop, Dress: Topshop Unique, Heels: Dorothy Perkins)

Is there anything nicer than warm, bright afternoons in the city? Although the past couple of weeks have been busy with catch-ups, scuttling about the capital (sometimes with tubes, sometimes without)- being able to do it all when the sun is shining and a heatwave upon us, I've been really quite enjoying it (providing I've packed deodorant and a big-ass bottle of Evian too). Anyway, these snaps were taken before an afternoon spent exploring the new Audrey Hepburn exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (more on this this weekend), and it's safe to say I felt suitably dressed for the occasion (although a tiara and classic up-do wouldn't have gone a miss either)...

Now- the dress. I'd probably be lying if I said it didn't have something to do with a certain Ms Chung (isn't that always the way?), but after spotting this frock a couple of months ago, it was safe to say I'd fallen into a purple-floral haze of love. I'm not an impulsive buyer (in fact, I'm relatively good at knowing when I'll wear something again and again), but after missing out on a certain Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop dress many moons ago (and spending the following years scouring the 'net until I found it)- I was certain that, although a little more pricey, I wasn't to let this one slip. It's versatile enough for pretty much everything (I'm sure it would fare well for weddings, meetings and paired with some bobbly tights come winter), get's serious swooshing points (if you're actually about 8 years old, as I am) and know that although it dips into the seventies trend a little, is subtle enough to play the perfect staple 'anytime' dress for a bloody long time to come. Good job, Toppers.



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(Sunglasses: Topshop, Dress: Topshop Unique, Heels: Dorothy Perkins)

Is there anything nicer than warm, bright afternoons in the city? Although the past couple of weeks have been busy with catch-ups, scuttling about the capital (sometimes with tubes, sometimes without)- being able to do it all when the sun is shining and a heatwave upon us, I've been really quite enjoying it (providing I've packed deodorant and a big-ass bottle of Evian too). Anyway, these snaps were taken before an afternoon spent exploring the new Audrey Hepburn exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (more on this this weekend), and it's safe to say I felt suitably dressed for the occasion (although a tiara and classic up-do wouldn't have gone a miss either)...

Now- the dress. I'd probably be lying if I said it didn't have something to do with a certain Ms Chung (isn't that always the way?), but after spotting this frock a couple of months ago, it was safe to say I'd fallen into a purple-floral haze of love. I'm not an impulsive buyer (in fact, I'm relatively good at knowing when I'll wear something again and again), but after missing out on a certain Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop dress many moons ago (and spending the following years scouring the 'net until I found it)- I was certain that, although a little more pricey, I wasn't to let this one slip. It's versatile enough for pretty much everything (I'm sure it would fare well for weddings, meetings and paired with some bobbly tights come winter), get's serious swooshing points (if you're actually about 8 years old, as I am) and know that although it dips into the seventies trend a little, is subtle enough to play the perfect staple 'anytime' dress for a bloody long time to come. Good job, Toppers.



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54 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful dress! It reminds me of Rapunzel with all the purple and flowers :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  2. You are adorable- I love this little dress! I'm not typically one to go for anything too seventies, but this is just right! So lovely!

    marnie, currently

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  3. That dress looks fab on you - suits you so well. And I love the pastel colours throughout. :)

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  4. So pretty ! I love this dress :)

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  5. Always nice to own the same dress as Alexa! You look perfect and it's so fun that most of the pictures that you've chosen for this post are of you twirling!
    Looking forward to a post about that Audrey exhibition!
    -P.
    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  6. I've had my eye on this dress for a while too. I love everything about it. It suits you. I'm looking forward to more about the exhibition.

    Emma Xx
    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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  7. Beautiful photos as usual, such an inspiration!:)

    x

    mynameiskristina blog
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  8. That dress is so pretty! You look amazing in it! xo

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  9. your style is so inspired!

    http://www.thefashionhaven.com/

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  10. Such a beautiful dress. Love it.

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  11. The dress looks amazing on you!

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  12. The dress looks beautiful on you!

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  13. The dress looks beautiful on you!

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  14. Your photos are always absolutely stunning! You look gorgeous in this dress too :) x

    ellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

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  15. You're so pretty, that dress is amazing too :) x

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  16. it looks so pretty, don't blame you for nabbing it quickly..it looks very versatile indeed and of course bonus points for it's swishing capabilities :) x

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. This dress is absolutely gorgeous!! And your photos are stunning, love this so much <3

    Georgina x | petite thoughts

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  18. I adore the cuffs on this, super duper cute!!

    x
    www.siobhanlrothwell.wordpress.com

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  19. GIRL you are gorgeous! That dress is beautiful x

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  20. Wow I want this dress, those sleeves are amazing!

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  21. Looking so beautiful and boho chic in this outfit!! I LOVE your dress girl!

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  22. This dress looks so cute and easy to wear - I love the contrasting cuffs too, it just finished it off perfectly! x

    Laura | Loved By Laura

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  23. The neck and sleeve detail are adorable

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  24. Such a pretty dress, I love the feminine silhouette and the print! <3

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  25. That dress is worth every penny Liv, it's perfect on you!

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  26. That dress is just so beautiful, such a gorgeous piece! And those sunglasses are perfection! You look absolutely stunning Liv x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. This dress is just swoon worthy, swishy dreams right there!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  28. Alexa Chung was the reason i headed straight to topshop.com but sadly it was a little out of my price range. loooks lovely on youuuu! x

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  29. super:)) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  30. The dress is gorgeous! Definitely worth the purchase, you look so so amazing too! Your photos are always so perfect too, deff one of my fave bloggers!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

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  31. You look stunning, thanks for sharing I am in love with your style. Can we follow each other’s blog to support each other?:) please let me know if you are interested so I can follow your blog back:)

    xoxo
    http://www.theclosetelf.com/

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  32. I love this dress, it suits you so well and you look absolutely gorgeous!! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  33. oh no please don't do this to me - I too saw this dress on Alexa and fell in love - have also seen it a few times on ebay - but now I don't know how I am going to resist buying it! Your posts never fail to brighten my day, always so beautifully written and photographed :)

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  34. You look so lovely!
    Very cute dress and amazing pictures :)
    I think we have the same shoes! The only difference is that I bought them at Aldo's last summer :D Love them!

    Valérie | Moonlit Stories

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  35. Love the vintage feel of the dress and your sandals are just too cute!
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

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  36. Aw that dress is too cute! Looks so good on you!x
    Holly x
    The Twins' Wardrobe

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  37. Such a pretty dress, think I'd have been swinging and swooshing in it too. Your so lucky to be getting some nice weather in London, it's still like winter up. That exhibition too, I love Audrey
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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  38. Gorgeous! I love the sleeves! xxx

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  39. This dress is so gorgeous
    Xoxo
    http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.com

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  40. LOVE the dress <3

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  41. This dress is so perfect! and of course so are you <3

    xx Michaela

    Michaelablog

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  42. I love your dress! The colour is lovely!

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  43. i LOVE audrey hepburn and the dress is so pretty!

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  44. This dress is amazing !!
    I love it !!
    Xoxo from France
    Marion

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  45. I'm so in love with this dress, but it was just too expensive! Looks stunning on you!

    www.thestylecheck.com

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  46. this dress is so cute, and so you, too!

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  47. I'm in love with this dress! I love the way it opens at the bottom. It's so feminine :)

    Ayre

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