Monday, 30 December 2013

Candid Camera

I am a sucker for a quirky print but even I have my limitations.  I spotted this beauty on asos a while back but knew it would take a pretty good discount to make it mine.  £275 is more than I am willing to spend on a dress, £150 is usually my limit and it has to be pretty special for that.  Thankfully it was reduced on asos and then a cheeky discount code also worked and took it under the £150 mark which meant it could be mine.  Result!  I had a bit of drama getting it, asos listed a medium as a 12 so I ordered a medium and a 10 arrived which fitted okay but was a bit too tight for comfort on the arms.  They thankfully sent it out again but unfortunately I ended up with another 10 so they finally sent me a large and I got the 12 I wanted in the first place.  No idea why they were listed as S/M/L when they are sized in regular UK sizes.  It was a bit more dramatic than that as after receiving the wrong size twice the correct size had sold out.  Oh the stress.

The print has little CCTV cameras all over it which has attracted a few confused comments!  I love the pink background and decided that it looks best paired with grey tights rather than black, kinder against the pink and also pulls out the grey of the print.  I love grey, not sure why I don't wear it that often anymore.  I do have a grey dress from Antipodium too, need to wear it more often! The grey tights also mean you can get a better look at my fabulous party shoes from Clarks.  I love a cute T-bar and these have a lovely retro feel to them.  They also come in navy, next on my wishlist.  Talking of beautiful Clarks shoes my favourite red heels are now in the sale, snap them up whilst you can!







Shoes: Clarks*

Even though I bought this dress before Christmas I got it for a good price so I consider it a sale purchase.  I have also bought three dresses and a skirt from Aspire, some perfume and some Cath Kidston Santa goodies to put away for next year.   Have you bought much in the sale?  What's your best purchase?  I need some inspiration!

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11 comments:

  1. That dress is such a gorgeous colour Sarah!
    Sophie
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  2. It's nice but...... £192 for a polyester dress?! :-O
    This is the main reason I learned how to make my own dresses.

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    1. I got it for under £150 with a cheeky discount code, the slip is polyester but the actual dress is silk georgette. I don't have the time/patience to make my own dresses, just the pattern cutting bores me to tears.

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  3. Oh - it says poly mix on asos! £150 sounds pretty reasonable for silk :)

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    1. Yeah they have only listed the fabric content of the slip for some reason. Though they got the sizing wrong too so obviously have no attention to detail!! haha. http://www.antipodium.com/dresses/surveillance-dress-in-candid-camera-print

      Can I see your dresses anywhere online? I love seeing handmade dresses.

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  4. I replied to this already but comment has disappeared? I made a cowgirl dress last week, pics here: http://instagram.com/j0annepsi

    I am a very lazy seamstress - it can take me a week or two to finish a dress as I only spend 30-60 mins in the evening working on them.

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  5. Oooooh such an unusual print Sarah! I really like it, well worth the money for a statement dress :) x Claire at Jazzpad

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  6. What a unique print! - Love it :) x

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  7. Ah I remember seeing this dress and lusting over it! Good for you, for getting all the discounts! I hate when ASOS does that weird thing with size listing! But it definitely worked out in the end, and it looks fabulous on you.

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  8. This dress is so pretty - I'm really glad you managed to get it!
    I've barely bought anything in the sales, just some statement-y necklaces really. I have sort of bought looooooads recently, and reorganising the flat has meant finding things I'd forgotten, which is almost like shopping without the shopping.

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  9. I love the pattern, unusual but pretty! It's a great colour too. Lucky find.

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