I spent my last Saturday off shopping for gym clothes and lunching at 99 with Gordon; I know, my pulled pork burger definitely defeats the purpose of the gym clothes! Anyway, I wanted to share my outfit.
This Topshop dress has been everywhere. You've probably seen it on a million blogs already (I know I have!) and are possibly even bored of it by now but, in the words of Icona Pop, "I don't care, I love it"! The Carrie Bradshaw references are rife but that's because it really is the ultimate Carrie dress. If she were a real person, she'd have it hanging in her beautiful walk in wardrobe right next to that iconic pink skirt. I have a penchant for tulle myself (I blogged about my favourite pink skirt here and recently added this Boohoo beauty to my collection) so I couldn't resist this. With birthday vouchers from my sister ready and waiting, how could I? Thanks Laura!
The dress is so easy to wear; I went for a casual lunch look by throwing on my old biker jacket and my favourite Topshop flats, with a simple Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle and skull pendant for accessories. The grey tulle adds a touch of glamour and excitement to an otherwise mundane outfit. I think that's what makes the dress so popular. The casual spaghetti strap top half keeps it casual, so you can get away with wearing it any old day but still feel a little bit special with the tulle floating behind you as you stroll down the street. Or do that little prancey running-in-heels thing Carrie does to cross the road. Even if you are only nipping to the Co-op for a pint of milk! I also wore this dress in London where I went casual again but with a denim jacket, statement necklace and sandals. It may only be a £30 dress but it didn't feel out of place on Sloane Street!
Now, onto something even more special. Let me introduce you to my pride and joy, in the words of Carrie Bradshaw herself...
HELLO, LOVER! After over a year of saving, this little beauty has finally made it's way into my wardrobe! I first spotted it on The Londoner (where Rosie seems to have it in every colour, lucky bitch!) and fell in love with it's chic simplicity. It's a classic; soft black leather with gold hardware, something that will never go out of style. If I'm going to spend a fortune on a bag, I want something I will use forever, and then pass onto my children! Don't get me wrong, I love a Charlotte Olympia Ted or Lulu Guinness lips, but eventually I'll grow out of them. But not the Prada saffiano tote; it adds a touch of class to any outfit and is here to stay! It has 2 zip compartments, another large one in the middle (plenty space for all my crap!) and a detachable shoulder strap. I've drooled over it in 5 different countries while I saved up, and still love it just as much now as when I first decided I
*There was a slight hiccup, where I had to return the next day after noticing that the logo said "PPADA"!!!! I was quite
Topshop dress and shoes // H&M biker jacket // Marc by Marc jacobs sunglasses, necklace & bangle // Prada bag
Have you ever saved up to get your hands on a luxury accessory? What do you think of the tulle dress?