Sunday, 18 July 2010

My alice in wonderland dress


I know it may be a blogger cliché to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland (along with being a Zooey Deschanel fangirl and liking cupcakes), but I bought an Alice in Wonderland inspired dress yesterday and only realised once I got it home how much it makes me feel like Alice in Wonderland. It isn't obviously Alice in Wonderland-esque, but the blue and cream together and cute peter pan collar are definitely channelling Alice. 

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This dress was a complete bargain, at only £10 from River Island! I was running around our local shops trying to find something to wear for my first works night out and in desperation went into River Island, hoping that nothing would be too 'River Island-ed' (i.e. covered in sequins or diamanté and a horrible River Island logo), and stumbled upon this in the sale section. In my size too! It is possibly a little bit too big for me but they didn't have it in any other sizes so I snapped it up. Coincidentally, I didn't end up wearing it for my work night out, but I wore it to go out for Sunday lunch today. Being slightly big has it's bonuses, as after eating a huge meal it wasn't too uncomfortable! Haha! 

Goodness, is it Sunday already? The weekend just isn't long enough! I have had such a busy weekend too, I saw Inception on Friday (amazing), works night out last night and Sunday lunch with all my family today. I think I need another weekend to recover! I guess I better get used to making the most of my weekends now though. How do you all like to spend your weekends? Completely relaxing or jam packed? I like a bit of both really. 

32 comments:

  1. I have always channeled Alice in Wonderland, I hate its become a cliche :( That dress is so gorgeous, going into River Island tomorrow.

    So glad to be following you again :) It's Amy from Seventy Seven Broadway.

    Amy Marie // http://hightopsandheels.blogspot.com

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  2. no way is that dress river island! when you posted it on twitter i was thinking vintage?boutique? but im so suprised about it! river island have been doing some decent stuff recently!

    you look very lovely though, as per usual! i think blue and white are just alice in wonderland feelings, ive got a blue and white dress and when i wear it all i think of is alice! who cares about cliches!

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  3. Wow I'm surprised at River Island. Thats a really nice dress!

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  4. Amazing dress and what a bargain! I love it!

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  5. I had to snap this dress up too after you told me about it, thanks for the tip! I've been looking for the perfect white dress. You look stunning. Glad your new job is going well. I like to have a busy friday and saturday then a relaxing sunday so I'm ready for Monday morning. Sometimes everything just comes at once though.

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  6. this dress is lovely, i was completely shocked when you mentioned its from river island! i thought they only did, as u described, river islandy stuff!
    sounds like u had a lovely weekend, i definitely like to go out and see things, but also love just aving a day when i know i dont have to do a thing if i dont want to x

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  7. It really suits you, and congrats on a great river island find! they may be rare, but are worth the wait in the end.

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  8. Pretty! I tried that one on and it looked like a complete sack on me :( Ah well, I bought some nice shoes from there instead so I wasn't too upset.

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  9. I love your dress! It looks great. :)

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  10. What a great bargain, they sales are epic this season. So bad for the bank balance..

    There is nothing at all wrong with a little Alice inspiration, I like that you choose black shoes. Just like Alice, herself.

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  11. ha ha it's funny how those cliches turn out to be true... I love zooey and cupcakes :)

    Very pretty dress.
    I'm really excited to see Inception but I'm waiting for cheapie tuesday :)

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  12. i like to have a jam packed weekend. I cant relax! I have to be busy otherwise i go insane haha. the dress is super cute. I want one in my size!

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  13. I feel completely unoriginal now after that comment... I've done at least 5 Alice In Wonderland inspired posts! Oh dear. Lovely dress though, although I know I'd be worried about it's whiteness and see through potential! The collar is really pretty.
    I've recently got some really good bits in sales too, just that time of year!

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  14. That dress is adorable!!!! Wish i could find something as cute as that!

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  15. Oh my goodness this is really cute. I love the collar and the pleats in the skirt!

    Also, forget blogging clichés! Just like what you like and forget about the naysayers. :)

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  16. Ooh, what a pretty dress! Psh, forget blogger stereotypes. We only like those things because they're so very likeable :)

    Leia's Delights

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  17. i loved inception too and also so know what you mean about not wanting to own anything too river island! hee hee x

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  18. lovely lovely dress! (only 10? wow)

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  19. This is such a lovely outfit! xx

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  20. Wow this dress is so adorable :D
    Have a good week xxx

    http://valium-and-cherrywine.blogspot.com/

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  21. Adorable dress! It's not too Alice-y, since it's more white than blue. :D

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  22. Cute! It reminds me more of tennis than of Alice.

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  23. That dress is lovely - just lovely! And at £10 too...unbelivable!

    I work all week so I like to have Fri night to relax - go out in the day on Sat then maybe Sat night, then do a bit of baking on Sunday...then wind down to begin all over again on Monday haha!

    Looby xx

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  24. Very pretty dress, I love the collar. I usually avoid River Island for the same reasons too much glitter & sequins but think I may have to put away my inhibitions in future and go have a browse xXx

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  25. ohh it looks absolutely gorgeous on you! i work there and have been seeing loads of people try on this dress and i know it's almost sailor inspired but couldn't quite put my finger on how you'd wear it successfully, but it suits you to a t! blue looks wonderful on you and it definitely doesn't look river island at all, what a gem!xx

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  26. HA, your blogger cliches. I've posted about each and every one of those things. But I liked them all before they became cliches! (Except maybe cupcakes, but I'm not going to apologise for liking cake!)

    That dress looks gorgeous on you, it's sooo pretty. I saw it in River Island at the weekend and admired it, but I can't wear white. It looks awesome on you though. River Island does seem to be improving its chavtasticness a bit!

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  27. Wow! That dress is amazing and definitely Alice inspired. And at ten pounds it was definitely a bargain!

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  28. Oh my goodness! I love the colors and the collar of the dress! and you look super beautiful!

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