braving beige

Tunic – Yuki Tokyo
Jewellery – Accessorize
Belt – River Island
Nails – Bourjois Jaune Trendy

I recently received this tunic from Yuki Tokyo – an online clothing store which also has a concession section in Topshop and many boutique stores worldwide. Yuki takes inspiration from the Shibuya street in Tokyo, a lively and colourful area which spawns many up and coming fashion trends, and incorporates these key styles within their range, making each piece a little bit unique and individual. Their range is quite varied, stocking what I would describe as ‘chic work wear’, simple, sophisticatedly cut dresses and shirts, as well as the floral and the frilly for casual daytime wear.

This tunic is probably not a style I would normally pick out; I do seem drawn towards the aforementioned floral dresses and anything remotely colourful, but I was really pleased with how it fitted and worked once I had added my own accessories. Their sizing is one size (8-12) in everything which I was a bit nervous about, and without the belt this would have been a bit sack-like, but the fit on top and the length was perfect on me. The material is beautiful too, even if it does demand some laborious hand washing, and hung really nicely. I think their pieces are quite pricey in all honesty, but I think you are paying for the material and cut, which you really do notice. I particularly love the low looping armholes on this shift dress, creating the illusion of a double sleeve. I braved some bare legs with this dress but I think it would also look really pretty with some tights and chunky knitwear for the impending Autumn season, which seems chillily close!

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  1. 9th August 2011 / 7:22 pm

    your hair looks absolutely lovely all swept up from your face!

  2. 9th August 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Gorgeous, your hair looks amazing up! xxx

  3. 9th August 2011 / 7:23 pm

    You beautfil as per usual! Colour REALLY suits you with the tan πŸ™‚ xx

  4. 9th August 2011 / 7:25 pm

    loving the dress its so pretty! You look gorgeous πŸ™‚


  5. 9th August 2011 / 7:28 pm

    It is a lovely tunic and I love how you dressed it up!
    The riots are awful πŸ™ I'm just outside London, terrified they will come here.

  6. 9th August 2011 / 7:31 pm

    I agree, it's just so upsetting seeing the news and watching all these rats go crazy on the streets. Unreal.

    On a lighter note, that colour looks really nice on you πŸ™‚

    Dayner x |

  7. 9th August 2011 / 7:43 pm

    your top knot is perfect! also a lovely outfit do pull of the colour very well! xxxx

  8. 9th August 2011 / 7:52 pm

    such a pretty dress, love your outfit posts πŸ™‚ check out my blog if you have time πŸ™‚

  9. 9th August 2011 / 7:56 pm

    FAB accessories. Looks great xoxo

  10. 9th August 2011 / 8:00 pm

    Gorgeous dress hun x

  11. 9th August 2011 / 8:13 pm

    That is a very beautiful dress, i will have to check out the website. I also love floral dresses seems really girly and fun. But i also love to dress up a simple dress like that with a chunky necklace.

    I'm having a blog sale. Featuring Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Clinique and Mac etc

    I would be ever so grateful if you could check it out.

  12. 9th August 2011 / 8:15 pm

    i love your hair most of all! i think the colour of the dress kinda drowns you out? it's a nice style but probably better in a bolder colour! x

  13. 9th August 2011 / 8:19 pm

    tunic is gorgeous & the belt & accessories give it some personality x

  14. 9th August 2011 / 8:32 pm

    I love the necklace! πŸ™‚ x

  15. 9th August 2011 / 8:38 pm

    love the outfit hun, you look gorgeous! xo

  16. 9th August 2011 / 9:29 pm

    This is a gorgeous dress – I love the colour. I agree that the size 8-12 would worry me a little too!

  17. 9th August 2011 / 9:37 pm

    I think the beige is lovely on you! I'm also a little bit in love with that nail colour, I might have to snap that one up on my next shopping trip! xo

  18. 9th August 2011 / 11:14 pm

    its a really pretty dress and looks good on you! but i think youre right that if you didnt wear a belt it would look sack like :L x

  19. 10th August 2011 / 3:57 am

    you look so pretty! love the makeup!

  20. 10th August 2011 / 7:38 am

    oh i love this!! πŸ™‚ i just wanted to ask something because i know you do a lot of hockey, how do you keep your energy levels up with full time work, socialising and exercise? thanks! x

  21. 10th August 2011 / 9:14 am

    Love this look, the colour of the dress really compliments your skin tone!

  22. 10th August 2011 / 9:53 am

    Liking the tunic… beautiful

  23. 10th August 2011 / 10:23 am

    This looks so effortlessly chic. I've seen Yuki stuff before and agree the prices can be quite high, but for a special occasion or one off piece I think it would be worth it.

  24. 10th August 2011 / 1:16 pm

    Love this look on you! xoxo

  25. 10th August 2011 / 1:35 pm

    Looking great!! Nice to see a really honest review that lets your readers know some of the shortcomings of products. I think with handwashing + one size + price it's a bit too much hassle for me!

  26. 10th August 2011 / 8:04 pm

    thank you all for your comments.
    @gembear – i totally understand what you mean, I was nervous of the colour purely because I wear brighter, bolder shades a lot of the time.

    @kerrymarie – thank you for your comment. um, i don't know really. I have high energy level naturally and have always been used to a busy life. exercise generally makes you feel more energised. I am vegetarian and eat a lot of natural, good food which is good for a healthy body and mind. oh and red bull πŸ™‚ lifesaver!! xx

  27. 10th August 2011 / 9:19 pm

    It really does look lovely, the colour is great & with the belt & necklace you just look stunning- but like you've not tried hard at all.

    I don't like one size items- speshly because I wouldn't fit into it, but some times I just think, it's a shame. dresses like this, you can get away with to some extent, but with others- one size would look silly

  28. 10th August 2011 / 9:25 pm

    Your outfit is lovely πŸ™‚

  29. 11th August 2011 / 3:42 pm

    this looks so good on you, beautiful as always! I bought a nude dress from H&M but was too scared to wear it for a month, but its actually really flattering. xx

  30. 11th August 2011 / 9:59 pm

    wow milly i love this style of tunic on you, i agree i'd never pick something like this to wear but now i'm eyeing it up myself!! looks gorgeous xxx

  31. 11th August 2011 / 10:09 pm

    you make that dress look fabulous, but its not something I could pull off!

  32. 13th August 2011 / 4:30 pm

    you look gorgeous!