Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hello Topshop My Old Friend



I've always had a soft spot for Topshop; growing up as a teenager I used to save up my pocket money until I had enough for a Topshop 'splurge' (usually consisting of approx two items because lol Topshop prices and pocket money don't really go well together do they?). Further down the line in sixth form I spent my midweek free periods catching the train into Hull instead of revising to hand over pretty much my entire weekend job earnings in exchange for some pretty pieces. It was a similar story with my student loan because you just try going to uni in London and not spending the majority of your time and money in Topshop on Oxford Street. The love story ended when I left uni, skint and jobless, which seemed to coincide with the prices in Topshop sky rocketing and placing me firmly in the H&M/New Look camp for many years to come. But, as with all good love stories, this one has a happy ending.   

A few weeks ago it all changed (just adding a bit of drama to this story). During my desperate search for wedding shoes when I realised that, with a month to go, the ones I'd bought were actually far too big for me and flapped off my feet with every step I took (how I failed to notice this when I first tried them on I'm not entirely sure), I found myself in Topshop. Browsing the shoes led to a quick browse around the rest of the shop and not only were there lots of nice things (I'm a bit like a magpie in Topshop), they also weren't horrendously expensive; it would seem that Topshop may have actually got a bit cheaper (I mean I still wouldn't call it cheap, but the prices didn't make me cry). I didn't buy anything or even try anything on there and then, but the seed was planted and I knew I'd end up back in there one lunch break.




Not to be melodramatic, but boy had I missed a good Topshop trip. Despite not feeling quite cool enough to be in there I came away with this dress (yep, just one thing, aren't I restrained). It's fairly simple, but ticks a lot of boxes for me; denim, buttons, nips in at the waist thanks to a tie at the back. The only thing that's missing is pockets, but I can forgive it that. I use the following phrase in pretty much every outfit post so soz; it's just so easy to throw on. My favourite kind of clothes are those voila-your-outfit-is-done types. I love this with trainers because I love pretty much everything with trainers, but I especially love dresses with trainers (do you think I like trainers?!), but on this occassion I wore it with my nude slip-ons from Next, which look comfortable, but made my feet bleed so that was fun and glam and just proved that I really should have worn it with trainers.

Dress - Topshop (here| Shoes - Next (old) | Earrings - Tessies | Watch* - Ice-watch (here)

Are you a Topshop fan?

Amy x


Photos: Violet

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  1. Amy these pictures are gorgeous!!! I actually really like Topshop too, I feel like I’ve had a bit of a journey with it over the years- haha!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! It’s definitely been an on off one for me haha xx

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  2. I have the same relationship with Topshop, I've loved since being a teenager, I lost interest for a bit apart from JONI jeans, but recently I have been drawn to it again, although when I visited the Norwich store before my birthday, they had to decided to rearrange the store meaning I couldn't find a thing, really annoying !
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    1. I do love Topshop jeans! Aw that’s annoying haha xx

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  3. When I was a teenager I was too large to fit into Topshop which was very very sad because all my friends shopped there. Now I can buy clothes there I always feel like it's way too cool for me, as soon as I step a toe in through the door I end up scuttling back out again because I feel like a Grandma! One day I might take a proper look!

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    1. Haha I did feel like I wasn’t cool enough to be in there last time I was in! Xx

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  4. You look gorgeous babe. Love those colours.

    http://www.glitsxgrace.com/2018/06/12/lessons-from-a-twenty-something-year-old-boss-babe-birthday-post/

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    1. Thank you! It was a lovely place to shoot x

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  5. I love Topshop and always ask for vouchers for my birthday and Christmas so I can have a biannual splurge x

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    1. Yesss I always used to get Topshop vouchers for my birthday! XX

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