02/04/2013

{relatively} new buys! midi dresses & statement necklaces

02/04/2013


Both dresses: New Look



Both necklaces: Topshop


So apparently I've been buying things in pairs recently!
I'd been eyeing up these midi dresses in New Look for a good few weeks before I bought them - I definitely went in to try them on multiple times. Eventually I bit the bullet and bought them (ooft, look at that there alliteration) because I couldn't resist any longer! The only problem once I'd decided I was definitely going to buy one of them (or two, as it turned out) was trying to decide which design(s) I liked best! New Look have got this style of midi dress in countless colours and patterns, but in the end I whittled the contenders down to these two as I thought they were the most flattering and the most versatile. I can see myself wearing them both casually in the daytime and dressing them up for a night out.

Incidentally, I think these two necklaces - which I purchased a few weeks ago from Topshop - would be ideal for taking these dresses from day to night. Statement necklaces are a big trend at the moment (no pun intended), and since I have traditionally favoured long chains and pendants I felt there was a gap in my wardrobe for these two necklaces. I've had a great amount of wear out of them both already as they can make any plain top or dress look a bit more snazzy - find out how I styled the coin necklace in this outfit post!

Helen x

55 comments :

  1. I need a basic black midi dress like that! I could be worn so so many times! Definitely a good buy!

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com/

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  2. Thanks for the feedback girls! :)x

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  3. love the dresses!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the ice neon or fruit pastel collection by models own! click here.

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  4. I love the necklaces'! xx

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  5. I love the two dresses - the tie dye is more statement, but the black dress will most probably be more wearable :) great purchases sweetie!

    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  6. Awesome purchases! I am really loving those midi dresses! I've been liking them so much lately :P xo

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  7. definitely loving this sense of style and perfect taste!
    amazing site, dear, hope youll follow back <3

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh lovely, very unique choice of necklaces. I like the way you take your pictures aswell. I'm from wales too!

    http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks :D I'm not actually from Wales, but my dad's side of the family is and I go to university in Cardiff so I count myself as being quite welsh ;) x

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    2. love abit of cardiff shopping, and yes you are welsh huni, its in your blood lol. xx I will enjoy following ur blog. xx

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  9. Hi Helen! Thanks for visit my blog dear! Of course I follow you and invite you to visit my blog!

    SNB: Sexy, Naughty, Bitchy me
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    1. Thank you lovely! I'm following you back :) x

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  10. I used to be very much into the simple long chained necklaces with single pendants when I was in college. I believe they somehow became popular back then too. But since I've graduated, I'm seeing myself being more drawn to similar sizes as those you've just posted :) I like the one at the left. And I also like the printed dress. I have an affinity for oddly printed pieces, I don't know why... even if sometimes I just end up staring at them :p Haha

    x Megann / STYLE SURGERY

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    1. I still love long necklaces, but I've definitely been drawn to shorter statement ones recently :) I also have a bit of an obsession with prints haha, can't get enough of them! Thanks for commenting :D x

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  11. thank you for your comment :)
    do you want to follow each other :)?

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    1. No worries! :) Yes ofcourse, you have a lovely blog! x

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  12. I love midi dresses at the moment :) I feel so much less exposed than the usual super short offerings that are about :) these ones are super pretty too.& the necklaces are gorgeous especially the coin one, I can't get enough of statement jewellery at the moment xx

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    1. Thanks for commenting! :) I tried to write back on your blog but it wouldn't let me for some reason... I'm following though :) x

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  13. Amazing buys, love it!

    Following you from Spain ;)

    Kisses

    Les Deux Rombos

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm following back x

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  14. love thoese dresses! the lenght is perfect!

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  15. Wow great!!

    www.deluxefashionista.com

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  16. Love the print on the dress on the left and that coin necklace is so unusual! x

    Soul Sparkler

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  17. Hi! very cool it!
    If you want we can follow each other. Just to add to my friends and I will come back to you!
    lengilochka.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! :) Yeah sure, I'd love to follow each other x

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  18. oh i love the statement necklaces. they'd brighten up some outfits! =)
    nice finds!


    xo, Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  19. That coin necklace is so gorgeous, and unique! I love it xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  20. That coin necklace is gorgeous!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I love that tie-dye dress! :)

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  22. Thanks for the comments everyone, it's lovely to get feedback from you all! x

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  23. Great items!
    Just came across your blog and am now following.

    Xo
    Elsa
    Mix and Match the F word

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  24. i hate when there are so many options that you just can't decide! and i don't think i'd have enough willpower to walk away from pretty dresses,either =P

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  25. Love the dress x

    mac lipstick giveaway 1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.com

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  26. you are welcome :))) And thank you for your nice comment back! Xenia

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  27. lovely blog and post! Love the necklaces their beaut! especially the one on the left! now following! hope you visit back :-)
    recordsetc.blogspot.com
    amy xx

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  28. You have great Ideas and a interesting blog, i really like it!
    what you think, wanna follow each other?
    I would be happy :-) Kisses from Switzerland

    schuhRei.ch

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    1. Thank you! :) Sure, I'd love to follow each other x

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  29. Wow thosee necklaces are amazing, Love midi dresses ;)

    Kylie x
    http://lazy2lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. love that first necklace!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  31. I lovvve both the necklace!!

    fromkirstyloves.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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  32. Stunning pieces! J'adore!!

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    Lauren at adorn la femme

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  33. love the pendents and your blog lovely :)

    http://beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk/

    B xxx

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  34. Love your pretty new necklaces & dresses!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  35. great dresses! :*

    http://landing-in-fashion.blogspot.com/

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