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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Jacquard Dress / Mandarin Collar


Hello all!
I've found myself spiralling into a student-loan-burning, hopeless obsession with opalescent fabrics, jacquard co-ordinates & white shirts, rich jewel colours, pearl encrusted jewellery, oriental-inspired embroidery, and velvet detailing. As you might be able to tell, I prefer dressing for A/W immeasurably, so I've really been going (for lack of a better word) a bit ...mental.
So how could anyone blame me for vowing that this utterly beautiful dress WOULD be mine? From it's 100% silk material, to it's elegant mandarin collar. I cannot cope. Ever since my jaw dropped as I saw this victorian-esque printed dress on a mannequin whilst rushing out of Topshop on Oxford Street to meet my brother, I was a woman on a MISSION. A mission that would not be fulfilled until this dress was in my possession! As you can see, I succeeded. I'm besotted with this East-meets-West masterpiece.  
In all honesty, I must be stopped and enough really is enough - BUT this obsession also means that I have countless new outfits to share with you! I'm thinking to myself 'where will I ever find the time to photograph all this?!' but I've made a resolution to do my utmost best to do 2 posts a week, now I seem to be settling into my new, 'no-longer-a-first-year-so-I-actually-have-to-do-some-work' routine at university. 

 Dress & Necklace : Topshop. Shoes : Matalan.


58 comments:

  1. Wow the most beautiful dress, the print is gorgeous and suits you so much! xx
    Dreams and Dresses

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  2. OMG that dress is beautiful! no wonder you got it i would of, i love the whole baroque thing this A/W aswell all he jewel colours are just so beautiful! Youve style this perfectly <3 ah i do love your style you are so elegant and chic

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my goodness this dress is STUNNING! The colours :O WOW!

    Also I really need to get into the I'm-a-second-year-now studying too! xx

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  4. That is absolutely fab!
    x
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  5. Gorgeous dress! love you shoes too, cannot believe they are matalan! x

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  6. What a gorgeous dress! I think your site is not one to go on when you're trying to stop yourself from buying more dresses lol

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  7. That dress is beyond beautiful!love your outfit posts x
    New blog http://beautifulthings-danielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Beautiful dress!
    Your shoes look great as well, I never seem to find anything in Matalan!

    Sarah x
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  9. This dress is stunning! You always have the most wonderful clothes

    Francesca xo
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  10. i absolutely love dresses like this one :) this outfit is so pretty.

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  11. This dress is beautiful on you and those shoes are lovely!

    Maria xxx

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  12. oh it is PERFECT!
    such a stunning dress, i dont blame you for loving it so much! hehe !
    Krissy xoxo

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  13. THis is SO gorgeous! I love your hair too, and the fabric of the dress looks beauts xo

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  14. This dress is stunning! I saw it on instagram Friday, just waiting for it to hit online now! x

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  15. What a beautiful outfit, perfect for this time of year!xo

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  16. Stunning outfit!!

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  17. Gorgeous dress. You won't regret getting it, clothes are so much more special when you fall in love with them! X
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  18. This is such a gorgeous dress and you have the most amazing legs!

    Chloe xo

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  19. The print on the dress is beautiful, it reminds me of Venice <3

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  20. This dress is amazing - I have been looking at it on the website for a while but I am TRYING to be on a spending ban, however now that I'm actually seeing this on a person rather than just the website it's making me want it even more! The hair style is beautiful with it also as it totally shows off the outfit to perfection - I'm trying to become more comfortable with having my hair up but it's a slow process :L

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  21. Oh wow... that dress is lush! I'm in love with the baroque trend and opulent fabrics also! Have not seen this topshop dress before, looks a bit short but otherwise gorge.

    Cath x

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  22. I always love your looks they are stunning and I think I can see a tiny glimpse of your personality in every Outfit and Photograph and thats what makes them so wonderful and authentic ;)
    and makes me wanna be friends with you instantly <3 (not in a creepy way o.o)

    XOXO Bee

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  23. That dress is absolutely stunning! I definitely don't blame you for obsessing over it - I love the selection of jacquard fabrics everywhere too! xx

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  24. That dress is gorgeous! I've got so many things on my Topshop wishlist, it's unreal. This is joining them, unfortunately the list will have to wait until Christmas as my student loan does not stretch very far!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I've had my eye on that insanely beautiful dress too! The price tag is the only thing that's stopping me. If only I had an event coming up to justify it! You really suit it though. Love your style xxx

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  26. I much prefer dressing for autumn too, that dress looks stunning on you. I love the way you've styled it too, goes so well with the necklace! xx

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  27. this dress is a beauty, what a gorgeous print <3 <3 I remember the heady days of student loan burning too, a distant memory now! ;_; xx

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  28. oh wow, this dress is so awesome. i totally love it <3. you remind me of blair from gossip girl :)! so classy and stylish <3.
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  29. Gorgeous! Absolutely adore the dress, such a lovely pattern. I agree with the 'no longer a first year' point, since becoming second year I'm suddenly swamped with work, and now it actually counts towards my final degree! Scary stuff.

    louisejoyb x

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  30. I think this is the most beautiful dress I have seen and you look frickin' amazing Arabella!

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  31. Nice blog! Love your outfit!!! I'm your new Follower! I hope you visit my blog sometimes.. Thank's!! :)
    Kisses from VV!!

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  32. But buying lovely dresses is what student loans are for!
    So pretty <3

    le fresne x

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  33. Very well justified student loan purchase I'd say, I've definitely been doing the same with my (final, boo) loan! This is so gorgeous, and the collar is such a brill detail

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  34. That dress is amazing and it looks perfect with the shoes! Well worth spending the student loan on!

    Chloe xx
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  35. i bloody love that dress! whole outfit actually
    x

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