top of the shops


For Christmas this year, I was kindly bestowed with a Topshop voucher as one of my gifts; always a much welcome present in my eyes, due to my sheer inability to make suggestions for presents to my family. In despair, and if all else fails, credit in Topshop is very likely to make me beam with anticipation and thankfulness.

So I thought I would scour their site and earmark some certain pieces I would very much like to purchase in the coming weeks. I have held off spending my vouchers yet as the words “carnage” and “sale” best represent my local store at the moment. Sale racks are great and I have actually sampled some hidden gems amongst the odd-sized bikinis and buttonless shirts, but I am holding out for the season’s fresh stock to be exposed, and then I can really be let lose. In the meantime, I have satiated my shopping urge and concocted a visual prompt to best illustrate the items and styles I am harbouring after this season. Key colours I am yearning for: rusty browns and burnt oranges, creams, camel and navy with a hint of print and a glimmer of gold.

From left to right, top to bottom:


★ Cream Butterfly Print Fluted One Sleeve Dress £50: I saw this a while ago and love the floaty femininity of the piece.

★ Knitted Apricot Cotton Cable Jumper £38: I am severely lacking in the knitwear department and am always cold, hence the need for some warmth and cable knit in my life.

★ Leaf Wrap Ring £5: I could quite contently indulge in all of Topshop’s rings. They are awesome, but I particularly like this one. I’d wear it on my little finger.

★ Whipstitch Aztec Blanket Cape £38: Simply stunning. I love capes and the Mayan-inspired design is gorgeous.

★ Tiered Peterpan Blouse £36: I was first attracted to the bold mustard hue of this blouse, and the tiered detailing is lovely too. This is my must-have.

★ Ashanti Taupe Shearling Ankle Boots £95: I haven’t yet toyed with any shearling in my wardrobe, but these boots are just perfect.

★ Matelot Co-ord Shorts £35: I find high-waisted shorts are very flattering on my figure and I love how I could dress these up or down, dependant on the occasion, with tucked in tees or fancy heels.

★ Petite Toffee Lace Panel Smock £40: I am attracted like a magpie to anything lace-detailed, and the colour of this smock is really unique.

★ Rust Faux Fur Pom Pom Cable Knit Headband £12: Just wonderful and completely necessary.

★ Cream Faux Fur Gilet £65: I think I may be jumping on this bandwagon a little too late in the season, but I really want a fur gilet and I am positive our UK weather will allow me a few more months to revel in this winter warmer.

★ Sail Boat Brooch £8.50: Reminded me of Jennie.

★ Snake Print Waterfall Blouse £50: Maybe a bit Bet Lynch ?

★ Brick Crepe Fold Over Hareem Trousers £38: These structured hareems will be perfect with my brogues and the peterpan blouse. Another absolute must.


So there we have it. I really enjoyed constructing this post, if only for my visual pleasure.

Which are your favourite pieces?

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  1. 7th January 2011 / 11:30 pm

    All that looks so fabulous!

  2. 7th January 2011 / 11:33 pm

    I love those 2 dresses the most! xx

  3. 7th January 2011 / 11:35 pm

    LOVE the butterfly print dress! My sister desperately wants it as well aha (: Also the little pom pom headband and sailboat brooch are adorable, so unique as well! You'll have to post a sneaky blog when you've chosen what to splurge your vouchers on Milly! xx

  4. 7th January 2011 / 11:38 pm

    Ahh Milly, what a lovely present to get!
    I love the little boat broach and the headband, so cute!

    I tried the lace panel smock on in store, it didn't look good on me though πŸ™

    Can't wait to see what you do end up buying xx

  5. 7th January 2011 / 11:39 pm

    Ooh I love everything you picked out, those shoes are incredible! I am totally popping into Topshop tomorrow to see if I can spy that gorgeous sailboat brooch! How adorable! <3


  6. 7th January 2011 / 11:44 pm

    I was actually just trawling the topshop website because I got some vouchers too for christmas!! πŸ™‚ xx

  7. 8th January 2011 / 12:03 am

    All those items are beautiful! Love for Topshop! xx

  8. 8th January 2011 / 12:11 am

    Beautiful choices, I actually included the mustard coloured blouse in a lust-list over at my blog a while ago. Like you, I received a Topshop card for christmas and it has proved invaluable!


  9. 8th January 2011 / 12:50 am

    Oh I love the whipstitch aztec blanket cape! I may have to invest!! xo

  10. 8th January 2011 / 4:31 am

    I love the feather ring, the aztec vest, and the faux fur vest!! So stylish!! πŸ™‚

  11. 8th January 2011 / 5:15 am

    I love the butterfly printed top. So pretty.

  12. 8th January 2011 / 7:11 am

    beautiful!! those shoes! wish i could HALF of whats up there haha

  13. 8th January 2011 / 8:55 am

    I have this ring in silver and love it so much!

  14. 8th January 2011 / 9:55 am

    I am loving that collared blouse … so pretty.

  15. 8th January 2011 / 10:08 am

    I can SO see you in the butterfly dress. You need it!!

  16. 8th January 2011 / 10:14 am

    I've got some topshop vouchers too but I'm holding off until some new season stuff comes in. I've earmarked a few of the same things. the yellow blouse is gorgeous! I'm not sure if the colour would suite me but I do love it. My friend has the same headband and it looks really nice on, I would recommend it.

  17. 8th January 2011 / 11:43 am

    Love the butterfly dress I spied as well and the booties are soooo cute!! xxx

  18. 8th January 2011 / 11:48 am

    ohhhh i love that brown dress and the pussybow blouse! so gorgeous !

    great blog by the way πŸ™‚ just stumbled across it and now following! <3

  19. 8th January 2011 / 11:58 am

    Such a gorgeous pallete of colours! Cant wait to see what you end up getting πŸ™‚ I especially love the apricot jumper and that one sleeved number which youve put first. So pretty! xx

  20. 8th January 2011 / 12:43 pm

    i love the butterfly printed one shoulder dress! xx

  21. 8th January 2011 / 3:08 pm

    dorothy perkins has the same gold leaf ring in silver! i got mine for Β£2.50 in the sale πŸ™‚ xxx

  22. 8th January 2011 / 3:22 pm

    love the mustard shirt and fur gilet! harriet x

  23. 8th January 2011 / 3:47 pm

    Wow your giftcard must have been properly loaded to buy all that, I'm so jealous!

  24. 8th January 2011 / 5:06 pm

    I am hopefully getting the butterfly dress from Topshop. It's absolutely gorgeous! xoxo

  25. 8th January 2011 / 6:17 pm

    Topshop seems so much better for girls than Topman is for guys. Although I have not checked their website out lately. Reason I'm saying this is I used to get vouchers from work every month for Topman and I could never find anything I liked.

    I don't blame you for holding out for the new stock to be honest. I walked into Topshop in the Bullring in Birmingham about a week and a bit ago and it was just manic.

    From the bits you've chosen I'm a fan of the shorts, the gilet is definitely cool and I'm sure you'll still get plenty of wear out of it if you did decide to pick it up. I'm also a massive fan of the shearling ankle boots they're super cool! As for the snake skin print blouse I think that's one thing that's hard to tell whether or not it's right, unless you try it on.


  26. 8th January 2011 / 6:58 pm

    I have the smock lace dress, but as you know, I'm totally lusting after that butterfly dress! Such a beauty :).


  27. 8th January 2011 / 7:06 pm

    Gorgeous choices :). I walked into the larger abdn one (which is huuuuge) and saw a million things to buy. Shame I don't have any spare pennies :). Internacionale currently sell a fur gilet practically identical to the one that Topshop have. I can't remember the price but would probably think its between Β£25-30.

  28. 8th January 2011 / 8:33 pm

    I've been eyeing up a few of those items too.. damn Topshop xx

  29. 8th January 2011 / 8:48 pm

    these are such good choices!
    My favourites are the mustard peter pan blouse, the shearling boots and the shorts. I also love the headband- they're the best for disguising a bad hair day!
    So jealous you got a voucher for Christmas, there's so much stuff I want!

    Love your blog by the way πŸ˜€ xx

  30. 8th January 2011 / 11:56 pm

    Those boots are tres awesome! hehe I have also recently discovered my love for all things lace πŸ™‚ can't wait to hear what lovely pieces you get!

    Aysh xoxo

  31. 9th January 2011 / 2:15 am

    The leaf ring is my favorite!

    xo, Jay

  32. 9th January 2011 / 5:01 pm

    Completely in love with the blanket cape.. Reminds me of one they had in Zara and I was indecisive about which had sold out when I went back to get it!

    May just have to pick this up tomorrow on my first shopping trip post Xmas! hehe

    Fab post as always girlie & thanks for the super lovely on my latest post πŸ™‚ xx

  33. 9th January 2011 / 10:01 pm

    I have the toffee lace smock! It's gorgeous! I splurged in Topshop the other day. I love everything they have to offer at the moment.

    And I also own the headband but in cream πŸ™‚

    Some great items your picked Milly! Wish I still had some vouchers left to spend. x

  34. 9th January 2011 / 10:09 pm

    There are so many things I want at top shop right now! These are all fabulous!

  35. 10th January 2011 / 10:15 am

    Just a quick warning….I got the leaf wrap ring and within a day all the colour had rubbed off the ring and I was left with a very green finger and a very dirty looking ring! I even coated it with clear nail varnish before I wore it!!!

  36. 10th January 2011 / 3:11 pm

    You've made me want to go shopping again Milly! πŸ˜› Need to figure out a way of doing both college and work so I can afford to shop more haha xox

  37. 10th January 2011 / 9:56 pm

    Topshop is AMAZING πŸ™‚