The Devil Wears Prada

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 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) so I couldn't resist this. With birthday vouchers from my sister ready and waiting, how could I?

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. I also wore this dress Tom's Kitchen 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 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. 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 wanted needed it. I kept £200 of my wages every month, all my birthday and Christmas money, collected £2 coins and put £1 in a jar every time I worked out. A few times I had reached the target and then chickened out, deciding it was better spent on holidays. But finally, I decided to go for it and headed to Prada in London to purchase the love of my life. It's pretty daunting handing over your card knowing that all your hard earned money will be gone within minutes, but it was worth it. There is nothing more satisfying than walking around with a beautiful, leather bag on your arm knowing that you earned it.

*There was a slight hiccup, where I had to return the next day after noticing that the logo said "PPADA"!!!! Annoyed is an understatement but they exchanged it for me, and my PRada and I will live happily ever after.

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?

Christy xx


  1. Omw so jealous! I love the Prada bags... I'm currently saving for either the Prada Saffiano or the Mulberry Bayswater. Ofcourse since I don't even currently have a full time job it will be probably take a while!

    Lauren |

  2. Ahh jel ofthe gorgeous bag and your ability to save so hard for it :) Well deserved!

  3. The dress looks gorgeous on, definitely a Carrie dress!! Your bag is so beautiful, it is most certainly a classic style bag :) I've been thinking about saving up recently for an investment bag... I'd really love a Chanel 2.55 - it makes my boyfriend feel sick when I talk about spending so much money on an accessory haha but like you've said, it's a forever bag! xx

  4. That's such a gorgeous dress, I so want it! Beautiful bag as well, it's so worth it saving up for a nice bag they last for years! xxx

  5. I have that bag in orange! Got it for Christmas last year and what a gleeful person I was when I opened the package!

    Love the dress on you as well :)