Perfect Spring Updates

15 April 2012

Urban Outfitters Vaudeville & Burlesque Fit And Flare Paisley Dress

Surprise surprise, I want to go shopping again.  I blame the influx of magazines in my life (including the revamped Company Magazine in which my face appears on page 88) and general blog reading.  Truthfully speaking, my wardrobe already has a lot going on already but I just feel that I need a few more pieces to act as the glue that holds everything together.  I'm trying to be sensible and choose the items that represent what this summer is about but also have the potential to be worn for longer.

Urban Outfitters Vaudeville & Burlesque Fit And Flare Paisley Dress

I was contacted recently by Idealo about taking part in a Spring dress challenge and jumped at the chance to receive this Urban Outfitters dress that I'd had my eye on.  Paisley had never seemed to appeal to me until the powers of fashion got to work, making the prints at Stella McCartney and J.W Anderson seem extremely desirable.  I've worn this dress several times since the arrival date roughly a month ago in typical transitional fashion with tights and boots, but I'm longing to wear it with bare legs and cute sandals as it was most likely intended.  Of course I've been too disorganised to get photographic evidence of me wearing it but rest assured it's one of my new favourite dresses and gives me a break from the polka dots!

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So as a result of my usual web surfing this week, I've come to the above shopping conclusions; I definitely want a few more pretty dresses in my life.  I seem to have found a few from some American websites, which I'm tempted by despite the hefty customs charge potential and dodgy exchange rates.  I've popped all of my faves from the British High Street into the mood-board that I can realistically afford; I've rediscovered Joy and found some lovely dresses and skirts that are just sitting in my basket, waiting for me to crack.  Topshop has once again got me hook line and sinker with an illuminous green jumper to help me channel some of the street-style images I've been pinning and a non-scary pyjama style shirt that has unfortunately sold out (please come back).  The Galibardy tape measure ring is a no-brainer due to the fashion connotations, the Massimo Dutti jumper is made from yarns that get my seal of approval and the River Island flatforms look comfy enough to get me out of my black shoe rut.  Which pieces are you looking to update your wardrobe with this April?  Hopefully the fact that I've done a bit of prior research will work in my favour and I won't end up with something completely random that doesn't fit my criteria of being versatile.

Changing the subject slightly, I'm also now on Instagram which is a whole different kettle of fish to what I'm used to!  I hope to have a proper introduction post when I've actually used it out and about some more, so follow me @fashionknitsta in the meantime to see what I'm up to.  I seem to have followed quite a few people who are at Coachella and it's made me extremely jealous, does anyone fancy a blogger trip there next year?

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16 comments:

  1. Ooh, those mint coloured trousers look so perfect and light for Spring. The paisley print is gorgeous :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

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  2. ahh this was the dress you were wearing the other week. It looks really good on you. I have a wish list that could wrap around the world twice ;) but yes, I think it is better to plan rather than impulse buy. Yeah I would be well up for a blogger Coachella next year x

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  3. I love the dress you chose - I did not think to look in UO when I was shopping for mine!

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  4. The dress is beautiful!
    x

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  5. Love the dress! Good choice.

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  6. I've been eyeing up that paisley dress and floral pencil skirt for some time now! Beautiful.

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  7. I really like the paisley dress. The floral skirt is pretty too! :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  8. ohh i love the dress you got, i need it now in my life <3 x

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  9. I have my eye on that Louche dress, the strap detail is gorgeous. x

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  10. A moto every girl should live by: You can never have too many dresses :)

    Another great post. I love paisley. I really need to expand my wearing of it to go outside the realm of scarves.

    Yelena xx
    www.socialatte.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Oh wow, that Paisley dress! x

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  12. That paisley dress is so pretty - it's so very you, and looks perfect for summer!

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  13. I like the UO dress - very Jonathan Saunders. Pretty and summery, now we just need weather to match... x

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  14. That Louche dress is a must. Obsesssssed.

    Grazie, haha.

    Besos,
    Lela
    Fashion Blog - Lela London

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  15. I love the minty green in your list. Overall what you have selected is just so great!

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