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Saturday 13 June 2015

Nautical (bargain) Dress and *The* Shoes of the Moment

Alright, so I'll admit that the word 'bargain' doesn't always have terribly pleasant connotations. I certainly don't mean it in the 'bargain bin' sense. What I mean is, this dress was an absolute steal. I picked it up on my recent spree c/o Topshop, and whilst totting up the total of the things I'd chosen I was astonished to find that this dress was £27. TWENTY SEVEN POUNDS. Sure, it's not actually Topshop, it's Wal G - a concession sold in Topshop, and sure, it's also possible that I have a totally unrealistic idea of what a bargain actually is, but this is without a doubt my favourite piece I picked up on that day, so I'd have been willing (and was expecting) to pay more. It fits perfectly, the material is light enough to keep me cool on a warm day, but not flimsy enough to see through in the light or to blow up and flash everyone in the slightest breeze - I tested this theory by taking it for a spin (quite literally) around the rose garden in Hyde Park. So, thank you Topshop and Wal G for making it possible for me to meet my favourite new summer dress! (Oh and thank you to Becca for being my photographer!)

If you like this dress, you can take a look at it here, or click on the image below. (Oh as the dress comes in S/M/L rather than regular sizes, it might be helpful for me to tell you that I'm a UK size 10 and I'm wearing it in a size M!)


  1. I always consider anything I find in topshop under £30 a bargain haha . beautiful dress !

    Distant Dreamer

  2. Ah what a find this dress was! It looks gorgeous!

  3. The shoes and dress both look gorgeous, what a steal!

  4. Love the dress! I've actually already got it stored on a previous wish list ready for payday : )
    I'm glad you wrote down the sizing though, Im a UK10 too and always struggle with whether I'll be a S or M.


  5. Stunning! This dress is perfect on you and love it with those lace up heels <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

  6. Beautiful photography as always Arabella! And I just love how you look soooo happy in this post/outfit! It sure is one amazing outfit that makes you feel so alive:) xxx

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Gorgeous dress.


  8. You look absolutely stunning in that dress. It really looks like a summer winner! I'm still looking for a good summer dress, so any tips are welcome. ;) I'll sure go and take a look at Topshop for this one...



  9. I love the shoes! I dont really shop in Topshop but this is a wonderful outfit!



  10. This is such a pretty dress and I really want one in the style and I never realized how pretty stripe dresses are.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  11. This look is so darling! Chic and classy and I love the touch of egdiness of the lace up heels!

    Enjoy a great week.

    xx Tamara Chloé


  12. Love the dress, and what a bargain!

    Louise x

  13. The dress is stunning and I would have thought it could have been twice the price. Those shoes are amazing too!
    Emma Xx



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