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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Off-The-Shoulder Alice in Wonderland / Marie Antoinette Dress


Hello all!
This post seems slightly inappropriate now, as on the day these photos were taken the light was beautiful and the sky was so clear. Now, as I look to my left and out of the window it is utterly grey, dull and pouring down with rain. If nothing else I hope this post will inspire and excite you for spring/summer and the pretty colours that lie ahead!
So. This dress. Wearing it, I do feel a bit like Marie Antoinette, had showing a considerable amount of leg been considered acceptable in the 18th century. I admit I nearly had a breakdown with joy when I saw it. It was one of those 'I have never seen anything so perfect' moments - so much so, that a passing employee stopped and longingly said 'It's amazing isn't it?' and we just stood together and gazed at it in silence for what was probably definitely a weirdly long amount of time. It's unusual for me to be wearing no jewellery or accessories, so I've also listed the brand and shade of lipstick I'm wearing below if anyone's interested. I hope you love it as much as I do.


Dress : Topshop. Lipstick : Yves Saint Laurent 'Pink Lingerie'.

I've also decided to make this Part 1 of a 2 part post - which will be tip-toeing along the 'Splurge verses Save' lines (despite the fact I actually find that phrase/concept completely abhorrent. Just how repulsive is the word 'splurge'?) Part 1, the more costly version is this Topshop dress, and Part 2 will feature a less costly but equally lovely similar design from Motel. 

39 comments:

  1. You look so lovely, I've been wanting that dress for the longest time! xx

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  2. That dress is beautiful!

    Julia x

    www.juliaalicee.blogspot.com

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  3. I've been eyeing up this dress for ages, it's gorgeous I just wish had somewhere to wear it so I could buy it!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. What a beautiful dress!

    Becky
    xx

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  5. That dress is beautiful, can't wait to see Motel's version!

    Xx www.atrickleofmeaning.com

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  6. I love the lace of your dress, very pretty.
    xoxo
    sasha

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  7. Your make up looks so gorgeous and glowey! The structure of this dress is so flattering and I agree, very 'Alice' :) xo

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  8. the dress is so pretty!
    http://skull-hearts.blogspot.com/

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  9. The dress is so cute, you look stunning! OX

    I uploaded my first YouTube video today and would be so grateful if anyone checked it out? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBJoxgb1OR4&feature=youtu.be

    OX

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colour and the shape!

    Jesss xo

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  11. So cute, the fabric looks gorgeous and the colour is beautiful.
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. This dress is stunning if it was available I'd buy it! xx

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  13. You look beautiful and so does that dress :D xx

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  14. You look beautiful, I have this dress but it's been hanging on the back of my door since I bought it because it's almost too beautiful to wear for anything that's not a perfect occassion worthy of it's Princess-y beauty. Really glad to see you didn't wear much jewellery - I tried it on with some but everything just seemed to much but none at all seemed too undone, so its been lovely to see it on you and realise it doesn't look undone just because there's no accessories :L

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  15. I thought that was Topshop, they've got so many beautiful 'prom' dresses at the moment, have you seen the pale orange one? That dress is so pretty x

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  16. Amazing - you look like a doll!

    Hannah x
    www.hannahlouisef.com

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  17. you look beautiful in these photos! That dress is utterly beautiful and im in utter jealousy you have it!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  18. Omg that dress is SO pretty! It looks amazing on you! <3

    www.nelliescloset.blogspot.com

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  19. Your makeup here <3
    This shade of lipstick looks great on you.
    Also, the dress is pretty amazing, I love the lace detailing all over it




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  20. you seriously wear the most exquisite things and they could not suit you better

    Francesca xo
    http://goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Once again you look like a beautiful princess :)

    x Angie

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  22. You look so beautiful! I like that you've not put any accessories on and just let the dress do the talking it suits you perfectly and that colour is lovely
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  23. You inspire me, honestly you totally do. Love all of your looks Arabella!

    Eva xo

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  24. I remember seeing this dress in Toppers, you look stunning in it! xx

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  25. Amazing dress you might feel its very Marie Antoinette but to me it's saying what Cinderella would wear on her day off from Disney princess duties.
    Beautiful x

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  26. I saw this dress and instantly adored it!
    You look amazing

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. That dress is stunning! Who doesn't want to look like a modern day Marie Antoinette?

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  28. Absolutely adore this dress!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  29. Such a beautiful dress! X

    http://aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. This dress is beautiful and I LOVE your hair!

    Maria xxx

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  31. Such beautiful dress - I love the off shoulder cut! xo

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  32. What a beautiful dress. I've been wanting an off the shoulder number for ages!

    beautyonabudgetbyemma.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Such a beautiful Topshop wardrobe addition!

    www.twoshoesonepair.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  34. Wish i could see what shoes you paired with this dress! Have the same one and find it difficult to branch out of wearing nude shoes with it

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