Yesterday we just got back from London and our trip was amazing. I’ll do a recount of it in another post (I don’t have all the photos yet) but since I couldn’t wait to share at least something with you, here all the stuff that I bought! London is a major shopping event for us. In the photo above are all of the dresses I purchased. Yup, I bought 9 dresses. I also bought some other wonderful things but in this post it’s all about the dresses: H! by Henry Holland Flamingo Print Prom Dress – This is one of my favorites of the new dresses (and of my dresses in general), I REALLY REALLY wanted it (I would have ordered it but Debenhams do not ship to the Czech Republic). I first saw it over on The Pink Haired Princess blog and I fell in love. I was sooo glad to find it in store and in my size. I haven’t worn it yet (mainly because it needs a bit of an ironing) but I was very tempted. (It cost 36 pounds.)
Topshop hot pink Crop Overlay Duchess Satin Dress – I’ve wanted a crop overlay dress for AGES and I’ve also been looking for a hot pink dress. When I came across this dress in the Topshop sale I almost couldn’t contain myself from doing a happy dance. It was supposed to be 25 pounds but when we went to pay, it was even further reduced and cost only 15 pounds! (I wore it the next night for a special event but more about that in a later post).
Topshop neon coral dress – Another Topshop dress. I also ended up wearing this one during our vacation. It’s really comfortable, I love the bright color and it only cost 10 pounds. A win.
Topshop contrast gingham wrap skirt and shell top – this was a lucky find on our last day (yesterday). The skirt is perfect – it’s from the Topshop Tall range and fits me like it was made for me. It was in the sale as was the top (unfortunately the top wasn’t in my size but a size up. So I’ll just make it tighter and it should be fine). They were each 15 pounds but with my student discount (I love you Topshop), they were 27 pounds together. I have been lusting after a skirt and top in the same print forever, seriously. All I can say is that this year’s London shopping has been very successful! I can wear these either separately (in which case I think the skirt will get more wear) or together (I love the look of them together – that’s why I called them a dress in the first place. So yeah, I didn’t buy 9 dresses but 8 dresses and a skirt and top combo, but whatever).
I didn’t just go shopping in Topshop or Debenhams, this dress is from one of the boutiques at the Portobello market. I was hoping to score a unique print dress during our London visit and well, this one is definitely unique. I love all the bright colors, it’s so fun. Also it cost only 6 pounds. I wore it to dinner at my uncle’s house (but I don’t think I have any photos).
St Cyr Vintage at the Camden Market – all the rest of my dresses are from the Camden Market. I bought this one and the one below over at the St Cyr Vintage Shop. The one above is especially interesting, I love the color and the shape is wonderful. Also it’s vastly different from my other dresses. It’s made in England and it’s one of the pricier things I bought, it cost 38 pounds.
Now this dress I wasn’t too sure of. I love the print (I’m on a gingham wave) and the color is lovely, but it is bloody short. It’s almost too short but I figure I can get away with it with opaque tights. (It was 20 pounds.)
Ravi Famous tartan dress – this was the first dress I bought at the Camden market. Not sure with store it was from but it must have been close to the entrance. I bought this one mainly for it’s tartan print. And also because I didn’t have a halter neck dress and wanted one. As you can see, I was mainly going for diversity, adding dresses to my collection that would stand out and complete it. I don’t need any more LBDs so I didn’t even look at the black dresses and so on so on. (This dress was 25 pounds.)
Miss Marilyn black and white polka dot swing dress – one of the other things that I was on the look out for was a petticoat. I ended up buying a black one and to see if it was what I wanted, I tried it on with this dress. I ended up loving the dress too so I got both. (The dress has a really lovely shape with the petticoat. This was the most expensive of my dresses, it cost 50 pounds. I wouldn’t have bought it but it looked so good on, I just couldn’t resist.)
Anyways, that’s it for my dresses. Which is your favorite?
2 thoughts on “London Shopping Pt. 1”
Oh my gosh, fabby dresses! Did you take an empty suitcase?!! Obviously I love the flamingo one (thanks for the link), my Mum just asked if I already had it the other day (I’ve been trying not to buy clothes right now because I’ve put on weight and nothing fits). I must get it though. I love that last one too, I can tell it’ll be gorgeous on. Glad you had a good trip x
Yes, I did take an empty suitcase (I packed my carry-on inside a bigger suitcase and so had the big suitcase free for my shopping) 🙂 I thought you already bought the flamingo one, you need to get it 🙂