I saw a little denim tunic dress on the Topshop site a little while back. The next day it disappeared. I thought it was a figment of my imagination but then it turned up again. Phew! I thought I was going mad. Anyway, to cut a longish story short, I got it. It was in a dark blue rinse and I loved it until I saw the lighter version of it coming out three weeks later. I loved the lighter one more. Phew! Thank goodness for 28 day return policies.
So here it is as dressed up a little .....
Krimble sandals and Topshop Necklace
... with a necklace and not a little necklace at that but a full blown you can't miss me kind of necklace. This is one I got from Topshop in 2005(?) when I was pregnant with Ben. I was probably thinking that if everyone looked at the necklace, they wouldn't be looking at my big tum. The necklace is definitely a statement piece and quite heavy as the stones are real and not plastic which is a big selling point for me. But the thing I love most about it - the girly flower disc. Looking at this whole ensemble, it wouldn't look out of place in a Plumo lookbook would it?
And whilst researching denim dresses, I came across Alexa Chung in her Stella McCartney version and the similarities were not lost on me so of course, I had to have a play didn't I? Would you be able to resist?
Picture Credit : GlamourMagazine.co.uk
Now I'm not saying that mine is identical - it's not. Alexa's version is from Stella McCartney. Mine is from Topshop. Alexa's cost oodles of money. Mine didn't. Alexa's doesn't have pockets. Mine does which is great because I am a pocket jammer. I'm not sure there is an official term for people who like to put their hands in their pockets but if there's not - pocket jammer will do.
Still sticking pictures of myself near skinny celebs (will I ever learn?).
Topshop Necklace, Nine West Heels, Obscure Basket I had lying around (all old).
Anyway, I have to say that though I love the colour, cut and shape of this dress - I just wish it was 1.5 inches longer. It's at that critical length. The critical length between flattering and fattering. And because it is just that little bit shorter than I am comfortable with, I may have to return it and fall back on this one ...
Dorothy Perkins Denim Dress, APC Bag, Krimble Sandals
I fell out of love with this Dotty P dress because I was trying to wear it in the winter with tights and boots and a scarf and I hated the combo together. But I'd never tried it on with just a pair of sandals which just works so much better. This is because I bought the dress in the winter time and so in my mind, it is a winter dress though the denim is quite lightweight. I popped this on just to find out what I disliked about it so much but as soon as I had it on, I felt so much better and more comfortable in this one than the Topshop one. Can you tell from my more relaxed body language? This one is at the right length though admittedly it has been shortened and the denim is so much softer - the Topshop one is stiffer though it has a lot of stretch. There is no tweaking in to place or tugging at the hem like on the Topshop one. Everything just feels right.
So I'm delighted that I have rekindled an unexpected love for my little denim dress. It has shades of an APC Madras one which I've spotted on my travels and which is probably why I was so drawn to it in the first place. And after all that love I've just spouted for the Dotty P dress, I think I've definitely talked myself out of the Topshop one. How did I do that? It doesn't matter - I'm just glad I did as it means I've saved some money and it also means I don't have a redundant dress in my wardrobe.
Anyway, here's a round up of a few nice denim dresses to see you in to Spring (we seem to be getting there finally albeit slowly).
So tell me, any float your boat or do you have a little denim dress stashed away already?
Last Note :
- The Topshop one would be great on slightly taller ladies who might want to wear it in that wonderfully artistic boho Toast way with leggings or trousers.
- It's Easter and there are children to be entertained and birthday parties to be planned so I hope you don't mind if I take a bit of time out. I'm still around but just chilling and visiting blogs. I'll be back before you know it :o)