Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Pansy print

Saturday

Last week I had to work in the other library across the river, which I don't mind doing except for one thing: it is bad for my bank balance. It is located in a shopping centre and I have to walk through the shopping centre before and after work. After a bad day and you feel like you need rewarding it is BAD! Last week I ended up coming home with this beauty from Dorothy Perkins. I was also there yesterday but managed to have some restraint. I am glad I don't work there all the time. Although I might moan there isn't much to do near my library on my lunch break, at least it keeps my bank balance looking okay. This dress really reminds me of that Kate Moss red pansy print dress from one of her summer collections, only minus the ruffles which I think makes it more wearable really. It says it is a tunic and maybe it is for someone above average height but for a shortie like me it makes a great dress.

39 comments:

  1. I think it is a lovely dress, agreeing with you on that it is much more wearable than the kate moss one.

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  2. I love how colorful and graphic your outfits are, and this one is no exception! And I'm especially partial to your sweet little necklace. :)

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  3. It's lovely! Was nice to meet u yest lol.. ;)

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  4. Oh that's so pretty! I'm loving all the DP floral frocks at the moment. It's just a shame they're not made from better fabric - all the ones I've seen are awfully thin.

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  5. Dorothy Perkins have some gorgeous dresses in at the minute. I love the colour of this!
    I work in town and I know eactly what you mean about it being bad for the bank blalance. I am always spending when I shouldnt be!
    Sophie
    x

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  6. Oh, that's such a pretty dress! The color red looks great on you. And I understand how it's hard to resist all the temptations when you work near shopping places!

    *Ena*

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  7. I love the print! I think they also had a blouse, I was torn between the two and ended up (so far) with neither!

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  8. Lovely dress! I know what you mean about work locations - I've never saved as much money as I did working in the middle of an industrial estate for six months!!

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  9. That's a lovely sumery dress. They have some fantastic dresses don't they?!

    X x

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  10. Gorgeous dress! I'm a total DP addict, I think most of my wardrobe is from there now. I usually wear their tunics as dresses too, even the ones in the petite section seem to come down to my knees!

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  11. Cute! I never see anything in Dorothy Perkins!

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  12. It is such a cute print, and the colour really suits your hair! :) x

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  13. Very nice colour! I work very close to Cardiff city centre and I always pop into town in the way home on a Saturday which is a bad choice! I always end up buying something I didn't really need :)
    It's nice to work somewhere different and meet some nice new people
    xx

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  14. i much prefer the dress you're wearing to the kate moss one. not a massive fan of ruffles, aha.
    you look really pretty. :) x

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  15. What a lovely dress, especially with the red shoes! My uni is in the middle of town and it's a nightmare trying to restrain myself from shopping when I have breaks between lectures so I feel your pain! xx

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  16. That is such a pretty dress! Someitmes I do love being a shortie - a world of tunics-as-dresses are immediately open to us!

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  17. This dress is so cute and fits you perfectly! Working near shopping centers can be deadly on your wallet. I always try to have a goal of something bigger/more important to save up for, and that keeps me from spending all my cash on little things that catch my eye but I don't really need.

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  18. ooooh love this dress!

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  19. i like the wall of polaroids

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  20. What a great find- it really suits you! (think of it as an 'investment' rather than a pick-me-up purchase). I remember when I first started working fulltime for a newspaper located in the centre of the main shopping mall- I basically spent my weekly wage within a day.

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  21. this is gorgeous! i miss having an excuse to wander through the shops everyday :( x

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  22. Oh I love that dress it's so pretty, you look stunning hun and with the cute pumps it's perfect. Yeah not good being near shops, I swear I worked for clothing at one point haha

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  23. That dress is adorable!! And isn't it great being short enough to wear tunics as dresses? It's the best part of being small, hehe!

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  24. lovely dress!! love the color and print <3

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  25. Hi Helen! I've just come across your blog and loving it so far.

    This dress is so cute! I'm a sucker for florals :) The print reminds me of a Celia Birtwell style design from the 60's <3

    Vicki x

    ragmagpie.blogspot.com x

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  26. Wow this dress looks so similar to the Kate Moss version - in fact I thought it was until I read where you purchased it from! Good find :)

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  27. I have stopped myself from buying that dress so many times! Now I've seen it on someone I may have to go buy it xx

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  28. I used to work in an archive in Nottingham city centre, it was so expensive! Now, I work in a field. In an office. By a factory. The nearest shop is Tesco, a twenty five mintue walk away....

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  29. The print and the cut of the dress is so cute. I totally get what you mean about wanting to reward yourself by shopping!

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  30. Oh my gosh, I've been having my eye on that dress at my local BHS for EVER! Haha, I knew it was only about time till I spotted it on the blogosphere! It's just divine, isn't it? And looks so lovely on you. I'm in love with the print but wasn't sure if the shape would suit my body type, though I haven't tried it on yet. You're tempting me, though!

    x http://www.thefeatherden.net

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  31. what a pretty dress-love how your shoes match! xx

    www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  32. cant believe thats from DP's - exaclty like the Topshop dress i missed out on last year !

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  33. Ooh that dress is a lovely buy! Too bad about being tempted by the shops but how can you resist haha?

    Sounds like you must hear lots of stories about the 'old days' off your relatives too! I love them and it's strange knowing that they had such a different experience growing up compared to us!

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  34. I love your dress and the set up of your polaroids on your wall. Very pretty.

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  35. woaahh this is just wonderful, love the print :)

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

    x

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  36. I am so jealous, the color and print couldn't be cuter (or more complimentary of your dark hair!) Nothing gets me more in the mood for spring then a wonderful floral print like this one, it's cheery but chic!

    I loved your background for this picture. Polaroid snapshots are classic and I love how they look arranged like that.

    - Caitlin of http://woreout.wordpress.com/

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  37. I have that Kate Moss dress and this is a brilliant dupe! You're right, the lack of ruffles and actually, a way higher neckline makes your version way more wearable. X

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