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skater dress

skater dress

Dress – Topshop (sale)
Boots – Topshop
Jewellery – Accessorize and This Charming Girl

Last Saturday night, I got dressed up and went out for dinner and drinks in London to celebrate the birthday of my gorgeous friend Claire. It was a really fun night; especially finishing the night drinking cocktails at Kanaloa Club, a tropical paradise in the heart of the city. I managed to scavenge this dress from the depleting rail of sale items in Topshop and, despite it being a size too big, think it looked really nice on. I love crushed velvet and its oh so strokable lure, but have never braved velvet leggings before. Therefore this dress was a nice introduction of velvet into my wardrobe.

I am scooting off to see the Woman in Black tonight at the cinema with Rob. I have seen the stage show at the rickety Fortune Theatre and thought it was brilliant, so atmospheric and shriek-inducing. I am really looking forward to watching the film and seeing how they compare. Let me know if you’ve seen it and what you thought.

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  1. 15th February 2012 / 6:47 pm

    Love the velvet dress in that colour. It looks so 'rich' and luxurious.

    Hope you enjoy the film, have been thinking of going to see that myself.

    Great blog by the way, I am a new follower xx

  2. 15th February 2012 / 6:48 pm

    Love it!! I've got that dress in black. But deff love this colour πŸ™‚

    Emine x

  3. 15th February 2012 / 6:50 pm

    That dress is gorg! Love the velvet!

    Also, I'm currently running a giveaway for the chance to win a Clarisonic Mia! I'd love it if you could check it out on my blog. xx

  4. 15th February 2012 / 6:56 pm

    I abs. love this dress!X

  5. 15th February 2012 / 6:57 pm

    i have the same dress,its lovely πŸ™‚
    love the necklace x

  6. 15th February 2012 / 7:02 pm

    You look stunning, that colour is gorgeous on you

  7. 15th February 2012 / 7:04 pm

    Eee I absolutely love the colour of your dress Milly! Sounds like you had a lovely night (: Hope you enjoy Woman in Black, the trailer terrified me so I don't fancy my chances against seeing the film! xx

  8. 15th February 2012 / 7:04 pm

    This is a stunning outfit and is so different from what you usually post, I love it. So jealous, I too went to see the stage show of the woman in black and loved it but so worried that the film will ruin it. xx :o)

  9. 15th February 2012 / 7:22 pm

    Oh my gosh that dress is just stunning beautiful! Everything from the colour to the lush material…GORG! Looks fab on ya lovely πŸ™‚

    Love Aysh xoxo

  10. 15th February 2012 / 7:22 pm

    wowza Milly! You look amazing! Absolutely love this dress! Your hair looks lovely too! xxx

  11. 15th February 2012 / 7:41 pm

    i loved crushed velvet too, its very pretty! i've been dying to see that film – is it worth a watch? Bella xx

  12. 15th February 2012 / 7:49 pm

    That dress is a nice find! looks lovely on you x

  13. 15th February 2012 / 8:05 pm

    This is such a pretty dress! When I figure skate, we wear some velvet dresses, but I have yet to try velvet dresses for everyday clothes.

    That’s So Fletch

    xo, Jay

  14. 15th February 2012 / 8:15 pm

    This dress is beautiful and I think it photographs wonderfully. Also, I saw Alesha Dixon tweeted about your Avon foundation review, eeeep! xx

  15. 15th February 2012 / 8:17 pm

    love the this velvet red dress, its so…ahhh! love it! wish i could get my hands on one!
    Krissy xoxo

  16. 15th February 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Topshop sale? Lucky you! I've just posted a new haul on ELF cosmetics- have a look! I love your blog so much!

  17. 15th February 2012 / 8:41 pm

    Dress is gooooorgeous! Such a lovely colour! x

  18. 15th February 2012 / 8:55 pm

    I really like this look! It's really different for you but still, you look amazing as always!

  19. 15th February 2012 / 8:55 pm

    I love how you've styled your hair here. Looks so pretty! And the dress is gorge πŸ™‚ x

  20. 15th February 2012 / 8:58 pm

    Your hair looks amazing, would love to see how you do it.

    Ria x

  21. 15th February 2012 / 9:03 pm

    i have been wearing this dress today!!!

    take a little peak at my blog<3

    Project Rattlebag


  22. 15th February 2012 / 9:04 pm

    Love the dress and hairstyle!

  23. 15th February 2012 / 9:10 pm

    This reminds me of Melrose Place circa 1990's. The colour is great on you.

  24. 15th February 2012 / 10:44 pm

    I completely love this dress its so 1990s chic, it reminds me of Beverly Hills 90210 and the millionaire high school students.
    It's fabulous! And the necklace is gorgeous!


  25. 15th February 2012 / 11:03 pm

    Love the look. Very Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions.

    I'm just back from seeing Woman in Black myself and I've also seen the stage show. Think the film does really well. My heart was racing all the way through! Think the play was better (didn't like the ending of the film) but I still screamed all the way through.


  26. 15th February 2012 / 11:04 pm

    Gorgeous dress! Velvet is always so pretty

  27. 15th February 2012 / 11:10 pm

    You've made me believe in velvet again. You look gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  28. 15th February 2012 / 11:19 pm

    Oooo…. this seems unusual for you. but i love the look! I want that dress!!!! Eeeee πŸ˜€

  29. 15th February 2012 / 11:34 pm

    such a cute dress! I'm going to see the woman in black on Friday, hope it's as good as the play! I've heard it's just as scary x

  30. 16th February 2012 / 12:07 am

    Love this outfit. Gorgeous dress!

  31. 16th February 2012 / 9:20 am

    my kinda outfit – looks lush x

  32. 16th February 2012 / 10:47 am

    I'm loving the gothic inspired look of this outfit, you really suit this dress it's such a fabulous colour!

    Jade x

  33. 16th February 2012 / 12:03 pm

    Love love love this dress! Its very pretty and looks great with your lipstick


  34. 16th February 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Kanaloa is GREAT for Bday parties, the only issue I have with it is that I have always problems getting there! πŸ˜‰ Plus, there are no other clubs nearby if the DJ is dreadful. Did you see the fire display? πŸ™‚

    You looked great too, loving the statement lips! X

  35. 16th February 2012 / 2:28 pm

    Love the dress. XOXO

  36. 16th February 2012 / 3:27 pm

    i want to see your boots too it looks really nice.
    is that dress still on sale at topshop?

  37. 16th February 2012 / 3:49 pm

    Gorgeous dress, love the colour!

  38. 16th February 2012 / 5:14 pm

    LOVING the dress ! xx

  39. 16th February 2012 / 9:30 pm

    very nice x

  40. 16th February 2012 / 11:07 pm

    I love this outfit and you look gorgeous! X

  41. 17th February 2012 / 5:58 pm

    Love this dress. So pretty on you πŸ™‚ xx

  42. 18th February 2012 / 8:58 pm

    Oh gosh, this dress is so pretty!