twist dress: miss selfridge
fringe dress: dress up topshop
cardigan: alexander wang
shorts: the ragged priest
nail varnish: opi skull and glossbones and opi ds classic
lipsticks: mac party line and mac freckle tone
These are the photographs of the stuff I bought whilst I was in London, didn't get around to posting these yesterday as I was swamped with revision and ended up having an early night. I'll start with the grey twist dress which I wore out the other night, it was £28 and I have one similar to this in a nude colour so I already knew I liked the shape with the cut-out sides. I think this shape is particularly flattering if you have a body shape like mine where you've got wide hips but a small waist because it emphasises your waist more. The fabric is a grey marl jersey which has a really soft texture but is slightly see-through. I am absolutely in love with the ombre fringe dress. I've never bought anything from the Dress Up Topshop section before as I usually think most of the dresses look a little over the top and tacky but this one is perfection. It was £75 which is a little pricey but I love the style of the fringing, this could be a potential option for the birthday dress I've been on the look out for.
I found the Alexander Wang cardigan in the sale at Harvey Nichols, it was reduced from £165 to £85 which I know is still a little pricey but for designer labels it's a bargain. Wang has always been one of my favourite designers, his simple silhouettes are so effortlessly 'cool' but still remain fashionable and innovative. The cardigan has a slouched hood and is probably just above knee-length with a really lovely draped shape that will look good over a simple mini dress. I also bought these studded Levi's shorts from Topshop, I was considering customising some myself but these really caught my eye due to the pointed studs so I just had to have them. They were £65 which I don't actually think is that bad as they're vintage Levi's, comparing them to the ones they sell in Urban Outfitters which are just plain.
I'm a big fan of OPI nail varnish, they're always a good quality, dry quickly and last long but I do have a habit of always buying more than one nail varnish at a time so these are a little harsh on my bank balance. They're priced at £10.50 in Selfridge's which I reckon is worth it because in my opinion they are the best brand around. I bought DS Classic which is a really glittery mink/bronze shade which is really dazzling when on the nail, and Skull and Glossbones which is a light grey/green shade that has a matte finish and is just a really unique colour that I haven't come across before. Lastly (I know this one has been a long one!) I bought Mac Freckle-tone which is a glossy nude shade and Party-line which is a dark red/purple to add to my large collection of Mac lipsticks. I was in a need of a new daytime shade and I'd been searching everywhere for the perfect dark red shade so I am finally satisfied... until next week when I want another one!