13 Jan 2009

Topshop Treats and English Lit Neeks

It's official; I've got a growing obsession with the new 'Glory Days' collection from Topshop. Full of florals, light colours and airy shapes that make me think of beaching in Brighton and long, sunny spring days; this collection is the perfect antidote to dark evenings and rainy days. My two favourite pieces from the collection are this coral, floral print, bat winged crop top:And this gorgeously prim and proper rose print tunic:

I'd wear the crop top over a black or white ribbed vest and a dark mini, or on it's own with dark high waisted jeans or shorts. With a suspicious and sneaky muffin top like mine, high waists and structuring are essential to pull off a skimpy cropped top without looking like a hillbilly at a barbeque.

The key to pulling off statement girly florals without looking like your grandma picks out your outfits for you, it to keep the length short and flirty, and because this tunic has a high neck and modest cut, you can pull off a micro-mini length and without too 'trying-to-be-sexy'. This tunic is the perfect length for this, short enough to be either worn on it's own with pumps, heels, plimsolls, or even with DMs to toughen it up and rough up it's girly edges, and long enough to be dressed up with tights and t-bars for family occasions.

The moral of this story? Topshop is fantastic, which reminds me, how would you like to attend the opening of a brand new Topshop AND score 20% off any Topshop purchases? Well guess what, YOU CAN! On the 11th February, Topshop is opening a brand new store in the Westfields Centre, in Shepherd's Bush! To quote the Topshop website, this is what's going down:

"You'll be the first to preview the must-haves from our SS09 Unique collection as well as pieces from our sought after designer collaborations. Whilst listening to a live performance by VV Brown plus a DJ set by the gorgeous Voguettes, enjoy delicious treats from the pop-up cocktail cake bar in association with patisserie masters Maison Bertaux.
And at the Vogue Fashion & Beauty desk you'll be able to get all the insider tips from Topshop's Style Advisors as well as Vogue's fashion and beauty editors. There will also be complimentary beauty treats from our favourite brands, 20% off all purchases made on the night and an exclusive free gift from Freedom.
Tickets cost £10 and are redeemable against purchases made on the night and there is complimentary Westfield valet parking for all ticket holders"

You read right: 20% off, free gifts, free beauty treats, live music, all for FREE! (I'm here assuming that you will buy something, if not, actually go into debt stocking up on fashion 'essentials'). So what the hell are you waiting for, go to the Topshop site to book.

I'm also in love with the pink front covers of the play I'm studying in English Literature, 'She Stoops to Conquer': Isn't that exciting? Or is that just me being an English Lit neek? Yep, the second one, that's what I thought too ...

11 comments:

prettyneons said...

Hello's...what fantastic colours in that dress, bold and also delicate, brilliant, *luv it...I too am longing for summer in Brighton, beach and lanes not to mention the lush smoothie cafe...shit I can't think of its name now, I always go in there on warm days...the amount of flavors, wHoA!
Peace and Bows...
PrettyneOns X

Mimi said...

Cute stuff.wish we had topshop here.

thanks for the comment.i just found a similar vintage blazer on the flew market.

Alecca Rox said...

New Topshop in Westfields? Last time i visited there was one there already! mmm... shame I'm so far away now, would love to check it out and get that 20% off too!

Do nudge me when you do that knitting post. My scarf is growing too, slowly and steadily:)

What do you mean you wrote about Katerina Alexandraki in December's Vogue??

Alecca Rox said...

haha.. i do it all the time too (typos, not Vogue!) it's great she's being mentioned there, she truly deserves it. thx for pointing it out, x!

syd vicious said...

Great post! I love florals.

frncs said...

that crop top is wickedddd

yiqin; said...

Topshop awlways have some really nice stuffs.

LoveMore said...

oh we don't have a topshop here, but doesn't stop be buying online! just posted some of my purchases myself! i could spend so much money on that site! arggh
xx LM

Secretista said...

Love the top!

coco said...

I don't normally wear florals, maybe I'll check out the collection.

helena said...

oh u made me be interested in the book. it looks like a great one :) should read it!