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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Off-The-Shoulder Paisley Print Dress / Miu Miu Sunglasses


Hello all!
I'm sure you'll have noticed that this sweet little piece by Motel is quite the lookalike for a rather more pricey Topshop dress I wore a few weeks ago (you can see me wearing it here). Who's version came first? - perhaps we shall never know. All I can say is, being the happy owner of them both, I can honestly tell you that they are both as beautiful and enjoyable to wear in their own ways. For me, this Motel dress is incredibly wearable and day-appropriate, and at less than half the price of Topshop's version it's quite hard to resist! As well as being exquisitely patterned, it's also very easy to move about in (which is a lot to say for an off the shoulder number, as they can be quite restrictive and cause me to lose the use of my arms in the style of a Tyrannosaurus rex... so elegant.) So, to summarise, I love it.

Dress : c/o Motel. Sunglasses : Miu Miu. Shoes : Office. Ring : Granny's. Nails : Maybelline Colour Show in 'Pow Green'. Lips : Revlon Lip Butter in 'Wild Watermelon' (lol)

27 comments:

  1. I love this dress i've been eyeing it up for a while on the motel rocks website! It's so beautiful!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Arabella, your lipstick is divine! What colour/brand is it?
    You're always so classy and ladylike, beautiful
    X
    Katie

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  3. It looks so much like the Topshop one! Such a great dupe (or not a dupe) x

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  4. Such a beautiful dress!

    Rebekah x
    www.silver-electrons.blogspot.com

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  5. Stunning dress, I love the shoes you paired them with...and those sunglasses are just amazing!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  6. Even though I love the rich blue of the Topshop version, I also love the baby blue of this dress. Looks great with the yellow nail varnish, and pretty jealous of all the sunshine! :) xx

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  7. I absolutely love the dress....but is it too short? I've found Motel dresses can shrink a bit in the wash, and when they are short already, you're at risk of a bum-peep-show situation...

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  8. So so pretty! Love the glasses
    X
    http://dresseddamsel.blogspot.ie/

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  9. you look beautiful in this dress!! starlet!! x

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  10. I love the look of off the shoulder dresses, so girly and you're looking gorgeous!

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  11. Oh my god!
    Love every item!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  12. That dress is gorgeous, I think I prefer it to the Topshop one! Can't wait till it's warm enough to start wearing dresses (and no tights and coats!)
    Daniella x
    http://daniella-r.blotspot.co.uk

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  13. This dress is stunning! i wanted it so bad but it sold out of my size so quicK :(

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  14. I love your sense of style

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  15. Your style is amazing, that dress I want right now!xx

    Beauty/fashion blog
    http://aroundthedaisy.blogspot.com.es/2013/04/friends-in-pictures-1.html?m=1

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  16. Your dress is stunning! OX

    Fashion Blog: ox-lana.blogspot.co.uk
    YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiIj9DR1JTsy_zh8Re2jULA/videos

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  17. Such a lovely dress! Really suits you xo

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  18. Love your Miu Miu sunglasses! This dress looks gorgeous too, I'm obsessed with this print at the moment. You look gorgeous as always
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  19. Beautiful dress- I agree with you I like them both equally :)

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  20. You are so so so beautiful! How are even from the same species? ahahhaha
    I am looking to go to england this year, but I have no idea what to see or do there, I'm going for the more historic and artistic vibe with my mum, any tips? should I take a detour to oxford? :) xx

    http://misstephaniechen.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. that dress is stunning on you!

    thelittlejennywren.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I know I'm a little late with this comment, but thought you might like to know that since reading this post a while back I ended up purchasing this dress to wear to my uni summer ball. It's gorgeous, I love it. The only issue I found was that the sizing came up ridiculously small, I don't know if this was something you found too? I originally ordered a Small which was meant to be a size 10, even though I'm usually a size 8...I could barely get the size 10 on! Ended up exchanging for a 12 which fits fine, mad!

    www.beautyonabudgetbyemma.blogspot.co.uk

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