the daily dress: floral prom dress at Miss Selfridge

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My first thought on seeing this floral prom dress was “That is so Carrie Bradshaw!”. My second thought was that I still quite liked it, in spite of this association.

Floral prom dress at Miss Selfridge - £55

See – it’s not quite as froofy on the back. You can pick up this dress from Miss Selfridge for £55, where it is available in sizes 4-16. Whether you wear it while swanning around New York offering terrible relationship advice is really up to you…

about your bag: leather and suede plated tote at Topshop

I absolutely love my current handbag, but my habit of filling it until it’s fit to burst means the handles could go any day now.  No exaggeration.  So I’m keeping one eye open for its successory, and I’ve had my head turned by this lovely leather and suede plated tote from Topshop.

Leather and suede plated tote at Topshop - £85

And it’s a sensible size, which is important – as previously mentioned, I like to carry a lot of crap necessary stuff:

Leather and suede plated tote at Topshop - £85

It’s beautiful.  It’s £85.  I’m not sure I care.

the daily dress: Love Label poodle print dress at isme

Love Label poodle print dress at isme - £32

This Love Label offering would almost be another run-of-the-mill blue polka dot dress if it wasn’t for two things:

  1. The cut-out shoulders offering an alluring glimpse of shoulder – for those of you that find shoulders alluring anyway, and
  2. Those aren’t polka dots, they are in fact POODLES!

Love Label poodle print dress at isme - £32

Seriously – poodles! If you too are unable to resist the pull of those fluffy little dogs masquerading as polka dots on a dress, you can click over to isme and pick up one for £32 (sizes 8-18).

discount alert! 30% off dresses at Boden

I do love me a bit of Boden, which is why I’m pleased to announce they’ve got 30% off all dresses right now.  No code necessary!

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discount code alert! 20% off at Ollie & Nic

Hey there bag fans!  Ollie & Nic are offering 20% off full priced items with the code HTOLNC20 (expires 11/06/12).

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the daily dress: Emily and Fin airplane print Jessica dress at Aspire Style

As I’m (supposedly) moving house soon, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever be able to afford a holiday again.  I’ll just have to imagine I’m flying far away, whilst wearing this beautiful airplane print Jessica dress by Emily and Fin.

Emily and Fin airplane print Jessica dress at Aspire Style - £69

This super flattering retro style is £69 at Aspire Style.

the daily dress: rainbow print swing dress at ASOS

If you’ve read enough of my ramblings by now, you’ll know I’m prone to picking purchases that prompt me in to spontaneous songful outburts, and today’s dress is no exception:

Rainbow print swing dress from ASOS - £20

This rainbow print swing dress from ASOS is rather sweet. It looks very relaxed and comfortable – perfect for slouching around town in this summer – and costs just £20 in sizes 6-18.

Rainbow print swing dress from ASOS - £20

As for the song this put in my head – my thoughts did swing to Somewhere Over The Rainbow (via childhood memories of I Can Sing A Rainbow) but I finally settled on Zippy and all his mates:

about your skirt: Louche Larry monochrome pencil skirt at Joy

I’m not usually one for crazy prints which give you a slight headache, but there’s something about this Louche Larry monochrome pencil skirt that makes me think it could be the exception to the rule:

Louche Larry monochrome pencil skirt at Joy - £35

Maybe it’s the way it reminds me of Escher’s work, maybe it’s the fact it wouldn’t look out of place on a sassy secretary in an 80s flick – either way, I’m sold.  It’s £35 from Joy, and is also available in dress format (but only if you’re an 8 or 16*).

*Because they’ve sold out of other sizes, not because they only made those ones.  Obviously.

discount code alert! £10 off at Cult Furniture

This is definitely one I’m interested in, as I’m currently hoarding furnishings in preparation for moving into my very first house: Cult Furniture have got £10 off when you spend £50 with the code WEBGAINS10 (expires 13/06/13) – and trust me, that’s not a big ask.

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about your shoes: Sindy courts at Miss Selfridge

If there’s one thing I blame my mother for, it’s that she didn’t let me wear crazy high heels in my youth, which means that my feet didn’t learn how to cope with prolonged wear (or, indeed, anything beyond about an hour).  Awful parenting.  Had said parent been more in favour of skyscraper-style footwear, I’d jump at the chance to order these beautiful Sindy nude bow back courts from Miss Selfridge:

Sindy nude bow back courts at Miss Selfridge - £42

Sadly, I can’t justify the £42 cost because they would receive hardly any wear, and that would just be shoe cruelty.  These babies are so lovely they deserve a loving home.  Can you help them?