(Sunglasses: Madewell, Dress: Topshop, Shoes: Topshop, Earrings: Whistles, Bag: Tidy Street Store (similar here)

It happened a couple of years ago when I picked up this Topshop number from Net-a-Poter in their annual summer sale. I'd pondered it since seeing it on everyone from Alexa Chung to Laura Whitmore (typically fickle, Ms Purvis), but was insistent, and determinedly frugal, that I waited until I could get it for a fraction of the price. Fortunately I managed to snap it up at about half price, and since then the cost per wear has probably halved yet again, and it solidly remains one of the most worn pieces in my wardrobe...

Fast forward two years, and I can say that this Morris-esque floral midi from Topshop Unique has done pretty much the same thing. Amazingly, I was fortunate enough to see it IRL on the catwalk in February, and it was one of the main pieces from their AW17 collection that I fell in love with (fortunately being one that was ready to shop too). It's slightly eighties Pretty Woman shape combined with a more vintage inspired print makes it a slightly more playful version of the slinky midi tea dresses that have been everywhere this summer- and I stand by saying that the '80s is the most underrated sartorial era for anything other than fancy dress (it ain't just shoulder pads and lycra, y'all)! Having already worn it to a wedding with espadrilles, and again with sliders on holiday- I know it'll serve me well for years to come, and have certainly realised that spending a little more on these kind of special pieces certainly pays off.



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(Sunglasses: Madewell, Dress: Topshop, Shoes: Topshop, Earrings: Whistles, Bag: Tidy Street Store (similar here)

It happened a couple of years ago when I picked up this Topshop number from Net-a-Poter in their annual summer sale. I'd pondered it since seeing it on everyone from Alexa Chung to Laura Whitmore (typically fickle, Ms Purvis), but was insistent, and determinedly frugal, that I waited until I could get it for a fraction of the price. Fortunately I managed to snap it up at about half price, and since then the cost per wear has probably halved yet again, and it solidly remains one of the most worn pieces in my wardrobe...

Fast forward two years, and I can say that this Morris-esque floral midi from Topshop Unique has done pretty much the same thing. Amazingly, I was fortunate enough to see it IRL on the catwalk in February, and it was one of the main pieces from their AW17 collection that I fell in love with (fortunately being one that was ready to shop too). It's slightly eighties Pretty Woman shape combined with a more vintage inspired print makes it a slightly more playful version of the slinky midi tea dresses that have been everywhere this summer- and I stand by saying that the '80s is the most underrated sartorial era for anything other than fancy dress (it ain't just shoulder pads and lycra, y'all)! Having already worn it to a wedding with espadrilles, and again with sliders on holiday- I know it'll serve me well for years to come, and have certainly realised that spending a little more on these kind of special pieces certainly pays off.



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25 comments:

  1. The pattern is beautiful, it never ages! Love the shoes too :)

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  2. That's a beautiful dress and you look so nice in it! Also love the accessoiries you paired it with.

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  3. This dress looks fabulous on you - so pretty! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

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  4. Wow, you look very beautiful in this lovely print dress! Love your bag and the sandals. Entire outfit is so comfy and pretty <3
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  5. Wow, this is such a wonderful and feminine dress which suits you perfectly! Gotta love it when the money which you spend to clothes are worth every penny.

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  6. Love the dress!

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  7. Ah I adore this dress! X
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  8. So cute dress, i love print
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  9. What a pretty dress! You look great in it!

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  10. Oh my god! This dress is what I am looking for!

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  11. That dress is everything! Your style is on point <3

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  12. Perfect! x

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  13. Oh my gosh that dress is so pretty! I love it so much.
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  14. This is dress is stunning I love the pattern! The perfect investment piece! xx
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  15. The pattern of this dress would catch my attention straight away - I love the ruffles too. I can't wait until I'm no longer a student and can invest in pieces like this <3

    G is for Gingers xx

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  16. Amazing pictures and I'm so in love with your dress! It looks gorgeous!
    xx, Jeany from contact@vogueetvoyage.com

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  17. It is such a pretty dress, I can't believe it's from Topshop - Topshop Unique, but still it looks like a vintage dress almost. The print is gorgeous, and it's definitely one of these pieces which are worth spending a bit more money in!

    Julia x
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  18. Absolutely love the print on this and it is perfect with those orange sliders (which are also fab by the way). I love this type of dress that you can wear for so many different occasions and get out again and again year after year, they're such a useful thing to own and well worth the extra pennies! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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  19. This dress is just TOO pretty and I LOVE it with the orange shoes <3 xx

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  20. Love the print Liv, adds such a nice pop of colour and keeps the feeling of summer alive!

    Lauren x
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