BLACK STAPPY SUNDRESS & PATENT SHOES: TOPSHOP
This dress was featured on my 'Wishful Wednesday' post this week, so what better excuse to buy it when I visited Manchester on Friday for a spot of shopping? I usually have a debate with myself for a good ten minutes about if I want to go through with buying it or not, as well as a walk around the whole store (at least once) to make sure there's nothing I like more. Yes, I have a problem. I managed to stop myself this time, however, and even though it was one of the first things I spotted in the two floor Topshop (my heaven but also like torture) I said 'Okay, I AM buying this dress because it was on my wishlist this week so I must kind of really want it, right?' And right I was, I love it!
I was only saying the other day that 'white is the new black' and here I am, buying a black dress... But oh well! I was sold by the ball and chain detail (they look like navel piercings which makes me like it even more?) but I also love the neckline and its lovely light material (so light that I am pretty sure I did flash some bum today).
As soon as it stopped raining (see last photo) I whacked this dress on with some simple patent flats - also new. This was my first purchase in a long time, for me anyway, so I really hope I get lots of wear out of it because I do really like it and although it's a sundress it's so easy to just pair some tights with it in winter. It's a little black dress with an edge, which is exactly why I love it, I am ALL ABOUT the edge, baby. I decided not to wear any jewellery with it as I thought the metallic detailing on the middle of the dress AND some jewellery would be a little much, so a slick of red lipstick was just the right thing to add. I recently discovered I love love LOVE a loose, girlie dress paired with some masculine-looking shoes, which is exactly why I put them both together. It's a simple outfit but it gets noticed so PUT A FORK IN ME, I'm done.
Today is father's day so my brother and I spent a lovely few hours with him visiting my Gran and watching a DVD ('In Time', have any of you seen it? I was kinda' confused but I enjoyed it... I think), I wasn't allowed to get him anything, by his orders, but a bit of quality time with some family is always nice. It's his birthday on Friday so I can get him something then! Hope you've all had a lovely day.