Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Outfit: Shoeper Challenge #47 and Cropped Pants





Next black & cream

A new shopping complex has just opened in the city where I work, and yesterday lunch time I went to check it out. My main reason for going was to go to Topshop to try on this dress:

TS polka dot dress

My friend Amber ordered it in a Tall size last week and when it arrived it was mid-thigh length on her. She’s 5’4”. I wanted to see what it would be like on someone who is actually tall, you know, that the range was designed for. It was nowhere to be seen in store though (and the website now says it’s out of stock) but I had a wander around the new complex anyway.


So pair of shoes number 47 is ticked off the list today. These are by Next and I got them in a charity shop. They are a size 9 (and you NEVER see women’s size 9 in charity shops) and real leather, so for £4.99 I couldn’t leave them there.


I loved wearing that huge cream flower in my hair on Saturday, and have decided to do it more often. I used to wear flowers in my hair or on my wrist (à la Carrie Bradshaw) quite regularly a few summers back. Today’s brown flower was bought for my sister’s hen night by one of the other hens, so I don’t know where it’s from.

Black and cream stripe cardi – Topshop Tall (eBay)
Black top – Dorothy Perkins
Brown cropped chinos – New Look Tall
Black and cream shoes – Next (charity shop)
Tan leather belt – River Island
Silver hoops – gifted
Silver cross necklace – gifted
Silver bling ring – River Island
Brown flower in hair – unknown

Total Est. Cost £69


  1. Ooh, well done for trying to track it down! I've never seen it in-store, either - it had been out of stock for ages on the website, and seemed to come back briefly last week, so I grabbed one!

    Also, I love these trousers on you - absolutely perfect!

  2. No worries!

    And thank you - I think you will be seeing a lot of these trousers over the coming weeks.