Topshop Invasion

15 July 2009

I have yet again succumbed to the lure of Topshop. I know a lot of people are posting about the shopping mecca at the moment, but it's impossible for me to stop the buying- I work there! Every shift is like a prolonged shopping expedition, and if I were paid for the amount of hours I've spent surfing the website, I'd probably be able to buy a whole trend! Seriously, I think the key to avoid looking like a clone, is to buy the basics, and team them with vintage or other random bits. This is what I tried to achieve when shopping on the website, then totally abandoned when shopping in the sale. Here's what I managed to find...


I'd been checking daily that these Agnes boots hadn't sold out, and finally caved when stocks got dangerously low. Heeled boots had been on my mind ever since bloggers started raving about the sold out and sought after Emma Cook boots, but I secretly wanted something a bit simpler, yet still 'edgy'. These boots are perfect, as they lace up, so my feet are more than secure, and have a nice thick heel, which doesn't throw me off balance. I thought my gargantuan feet might need the elusive size 9, but luckily the 8's fit fine, and they are beginning to feel (sort of) comfortable. Here's to breaking them in.


I also bought these cut-out leggings in the sale. Are they pair 26 or 27? I've lost count. I seriously need to ban myself from buying leggings, whatever happened to making my own creations? Seriously, this pair was too tempting to leave on the rail, I like the idea of layering them over crazy patterns and colours in Winter. I also bought the draped crop tops in grey and navy, plus the glittery skirt which leaves a trail wherever I go (much to the dismay of my driving instructor) and some high-waisted short shorts.


These bits on my wishlist represent what I hope to find in the coming months; some kind of sequinned outerwear, a quirky dress (preferably this stripy, witchy number), a detailed loose top and a new coat, different to the ones I already own. Meanwhile I'd better start selling some serious amounts of clothing on eBay to keep myself afloat...it's definitely time for a clearout. I found a post on a newly found blog, that definitely resonated with me. She writes 'Somehow, my clothes that I left here seem to have mated and produced ugly children', which is how I felt when I looked in the much forgotten drawer under my bed. Anyways, have you seen anything in Topshop that you like? Has it taken over your wardrobe as much as mine?

Seeing Harry Potter tomorrow; I can't wait!

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23 comments:

  1. I applied to work at Topshop once but I now realise how bad that would have been for my bank balance! Me and my friend always say that if we were working there we would just spend the whole time putting clothes on hold for ourselves!

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  2. great shoes!

    wooo harry potter xx

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  3. those boots are incredible <3

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  4. Ahh the boots! They look fantastic!

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  5. Wow, you are lucky to be working there. My resolve would be just as weak if I work there. :D

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  6. I adore the boots!! They look amazing... it takes so much self-restraint to keep away from the topshop sale haha. Its impossible! xoxo

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  7. I really like those leggins you buy, perfect for the next season! But what I really adore are those boots (definitely a good buy)

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  8. I love your wishlist items! I visited the Topshop on Oxford Street when I was in the UK and even though it was a fun experience, I didn't end up walking away with much. I'm pleased with the floral sun dress I bought off the clearance rack though: florals are so trendy right now and I've worn this dress in so many ways...it's a very versatile piece in my closet.

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  9. Oh my word! those boots are gorgeous!!! thank god they didn't sell out before you got them!

    Lucky you working in Topshop, hope you get a good discount!! x

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  10. i;m totally with you on the legging thing. i always think...oh its so easy to make them. but i never get round to it and i just buy them instead!

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  11. God, I love Topshop so many fabulous pieces, ecspecially those boots, how much were they? I'm seeing Harry Potter tonight, I am so excited!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  12. That plaid lined jacket is precious!

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  13. ah lucky you, you must get an awesome discount

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  14. Thats so cool that you work there! i'm going to new york soon and really hope i can go to topshop!!

    xoxo

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  15. oh man I'm so jealous great finds! I wish Topshop would come to Canada!

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  16. i know what you mean about feeling like a clone! but i guess its how you wear it...

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  17. Woah, killer shoes!!

    And I adooore Top Shop!

    Thanks so much for checking out my blog!

    --stephanie.

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  18. You actually have to be the luckiestt girl in the worldd. I'd pay to work at topshop!!
    Lovelyyy piecess

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  19. great pics. I loved the first.

    xxx
    http://naoqueropastiche.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love those boots, you're so lucky you work at topshop! And I'm loving the dress and lace top from your wishlist.

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  21. Lovely outfit! I am soooooo in love with Topshop right now. Your lucky xoxox

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  22. lucky!
    xoxo
    www.glossybossy.blogspot.com

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