I love this Enterprise Blueprint skirt from etsy store Go Chase Rabbits! It’s so geeky, but also has quite a flattering shape.

The store has also a ton of other awesome skirts! These are my favourites:

The skirts cost all between $40 and $55 and can be shipped to anywhere in the world.

Tags: Fashion, Geeky

I came across these pumps on Pinterest and they’re just so pretty! I love the mixed chains that act as the strap, it almost looks like you’re wearing ankle jewellery.

Sadly enough, from what I’ve googled they’re not being sold anywhere anymore. On the Bebe site I came across the black version of these pumps, but even those aren’t in stock anymore:

I’ll need to keep an eye out for something similar to these, they’re so adorable!

Staying in the realm of dresses I’ll never get to wear, today’s Dress of the Day is this gorgeous black lace dress from Ellie Saab:

After the last boob Dress of The Day, I thought we needed something double as awesome than normal to make up for the previous one’s horribleness. I’m sort of cheating here though, cause I have blogged about this dress before…

Today’s Dress of the Day is this gorgeous Marchesa gown:

Do you recognize it yet? It’s the dress Olivia Wilde wore to the Golden Globes last year:

If I ever had a gala or award ceremony to go to, I’d so want a dress like this (or any Marchesa dress actually, most of them are gorgeous). It’s available on the US Outnet for the lovely price of $3599.10.

These shoes from etsy store Aisha Voya are so glittery! I don’t think I would ever wear these myself (unless for a fancy dress party or something like that), but they’re definitely geeky.

Pikachu Pokemon Glitter Shoes $70

1 Up Mario Mushroom Glitter Shoes $70

Star Wars Rebel Alliance Glitter Shoes $70

Sailor Moon Artemis and Luna Glitter Shoes $85

Tags: Fashion, Geeky

So far my Dress of The Day posts have always highlighted dresses I really want to get myself (sidenote: I got my hands on that pretty lace print dress from last week; it looks awesome). Today’s dress from Topshop though… I can’t imagine who would ever want to wear it! you’re basically wearing a big sign going “Hey, look at my boobs! My boobs are here!!!”.

If you want to get this “gorgeous” dress, it’s available at Topshop for £48.

I own a lot of skater dresses; it just suits my body type the best, accentuating the good bits, and hiding the bad. Most of the ones I have though are quite boringly in just one colour. I would love to add some more nice patterns to my wardrobe. This Alice In Wonderland inspired print from New Look is exactly what I’m looking for:

It’s available at New Look for only £22.99 and comes with the thin belt depicted in the photo.

What do you think? Yay or nay?

I thought I’d start a new recurring blog post all about dresses; I keep coming across pretty (and sometimes geeky) dresses I want to share with you all! And to keep it in line with my Video of The Day and Photo of The Day posts, I’m calling it Dress of The Day.

First up, is the polka-dot dress from Dorothy Perkins (available here for £52):

Fashion Focus: Next Dress

January 25th, 2012

One of the things that I didn’t really realize when moving to another country was that you have to rebuild your entire mental database of stores. Back in the Netherlands, I knew exactly which places would cater to my style, size, price range etc, and which places I should just avoid. Then I moved here to the UK… There were some stores that were the same, but mostly they’re just completely different. So in the past few years, I’ve been slowly figuring out which places I should shop at.

One of the places I still hadn’t ever really tried was Next. It’s just one of those stores that never grabbed my eye when walking past it. So when I got the chance to review a dress from the Next online store, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it out. I found a cool looking dress, ordered it in size 10 and within 2 days it arrived. Tried it on… and it didn’t fit. Damn. I’m not a size 10 with them, I guess.

I was about to leave for Christmas a couple days later, so decided it would be easier to actually go to a store and exchange it there. Sadly they didn’t have the dress I ordered in a smaller size, so I needed to find another dress. And that’s when I realized why I had never shopped at Next before: I tried on about 20 dresses until I finally found one that fit. Almost every single dress didn’t fit my hips properly or was too long on me, just not suiting my body type at all.

I eventually did find something that fitted me though: a nice slightly business-y looking dress. What do you think?

Next Dress

I have to say though that a lot of the dresses I tried on I wish had fit on me. I know I have short legs (compared to my upper body), so I’m guessing if you’ve got long legs, the dresses would suit you fine. The interesting thing though is I’ve read other bloggers complain about other stores like New Look and Dorothy Perkins that their dresses are way too short, but I’ve never had a problem with them. I’m guessing it really depends on your body type, which stores will suit you best.

So anybody else “discovered” this? Which stores work best for you?

More shiny jewellery! I love these designs from etsy store DESiGNERiCA, they’re just so unique:

Check out DESiGNERiCA’s etsy store for more designs.