Monday, 27 February 2012

last night i dreamt that somebody loved me

I've been meaning to post about this recent purchase for a while, but just never really had the chance/was busy/had other things to blog about! A some of you may know, Topshop have been celebrating 10 years of their NEWGEN scheme by collaborating with previous winners of the sponsorship on a range of tshirts! I was originally going to get either the Mary Katrantzou or Meadham Kirchhoff one, but to be honest I wasn't too keen on the colours or the print of Mary's shirt (dare I say it, a little boring?) and while I did quite like the Meadham Kirchhoff one, I tend to wear a lot of high waisted things so the main part of the design would be completely covered up!
In the end, I decided to go for the Erdem piece as it was slightly different to the other tshirts in shape, and it had a beautiful lace collar I just fell in love with! I love toile de jouy prints so much, and this one is in such a lovely cornflower blue. (Although one thing I will say is that the print on the back is significantly darker than on the front, I'm pretty sure they must be from different dye lots!)
My arms looks so awkward here but this is the only shot where you could (vaguely!) see the pattern on the top! Today I was actually wearing a different shirt, so came home & very quickly changed into this one so that I could post today, therefore the outfit is a little bit boring I'm afraid! However I do like the mix of blues and greens with the turquoise trousers & my trustworthy headscarf. I wanted to cover my hair up today because - as you may have noticed! - I have dyed my hair a deep purple colour & I'm still waiting the obligatory 48 hours to wash it, and as the hairdresser blow dried it straight it feels very limp & flat, not really my usual preferred Jewfro of choice! The hair is a little lot darker than I actually wanted, but hopefully this means it will take longer to fade out to that weird goldy colour I had before! I've decided I'm going to dye ti myself next time because it is so much cheaper so I've been googling and searching for every hair dye tutorial going!
I ordered the tshirt from the Topshop website & they also sent me a little newspaper about the NEWGEN scheme with photos of all the tshirt styled up. I quite liked the little lace gloves & the tutu put with the Erdem shirt, but I think I'll probably give the bra worn on the outside a miss! Also, the collar here is totally different to the one on the actual shirt!
Today I popped into Topshop (this is getting very Topshop-centric all of a sudden!) to spend a gift card i got for my birthday, and I bought some very pretty frilly ankle socks in aqua, cream and pale pink. I can't wait to wear them in the summer! I also bought some mascara as I  needed a new one, and I'm pretty excited to try it out! I like the Topshop lipsticks & nail varnishes so I'm hoping this will not disappoint. Ordinarily I wouldn't pay £10 for a mascara because I'm a massive cheapskate but as it was with a gift card I thought I might as well!
Top - Erdem for Topshop, Trousers - H&M, Headscarf - Vintage.
There is still a little time left for you to enter my giveaway for a pretty knitted collar made by my own fair hands! It ends on Wednesday & I have tickets to see the RSC production of The Taming of the Shrew that night (ahhhh so excited!) so hopefully I will post the next day with who has won!


  1. Haha loving how you're missing the 'fro! The dark colour really makes your eyes stand out x

    1. Thank you! And I do strangely miss it!

  2. I bought that top also, but I was surprisingly disappointed by the fit of it, which is a shame because it's so pretty! You really suit it though! And I really love your new dark hair :)

  3. I know what you mean, it does have a funny fit! Thank you! I didn't realise you had a new blog lovely! *follows*

  4. love all of your purchases. the collar of the shirt is lovely. and those socks <3 esp the mint ones, now i want some frilly mint colored socks too :)

  5. Your headwrap is ADORABLE! =)

  6. that top is so great on you <3


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