June 10, 2012

Top Star

It's hard living for 8 months in a city where the shopping centres are lacklustre and the downtown scene is dull.  I love the university I go to, but the city itself lacks vibrancy.  Now that I'm back in my much-loved big city with a small town feel, I'm shopping it up every weekend.
I finally had the chance to check out the Topshop collection at The Bay this weekend (On a side note, The Bay has really been upgraded.  The old style heaters overlooking a historic stone building, and the artsy cement floor in the Free People section complemented the clothing beautifully).  As I rode up the escalator to the women's floor, I could've sworn at that moment the escalator had taken me to fashion heaven.  Glorious Topshop pastels, florals and sequins beckoned me towards them, daring me to try them on.  Truly, a little taste of London never hurts.

Topshop has amazing pieces this season, and one of those pieces came with an amazing price tag.  On my fashion high, I decided to try on a silver, fully sequined bodycon dress for $106.  Yes, that's $106 original price.
Not only was the price for this dress phenomenal, it looked so lovely.  A dress like this can veer on tacky, but the splattering of iridescent colour amongst the sea of silver added a heightened sense of opulence, along with the smart absence of cutouts in this simple sheath silhouette.  I also must applaud Topshop for their sizing, because for once, I found a dress that fit me perfectly.  It stopped nicely mid-thigh, and hugged my (barely there) curves so well, it made a petite, androgynous figured girl like me think twice about my horrible lack of exercise.  Alas, I'm still too stingy and poor to spend the money on a dress I probably won't have an occasion for, but for those of you who are interested, this dress also comes in a startling cobalt blue:
I hear a lot of people complaining about the discomfort of sequin dresses, although for $106, I'd bear a little discomfort (not that I felt any wearing this dress).  Your man might get a little sequin rash as he tries to embrace you, but at least you'll look and shine like a million stars.

Image Source: The Bay, Silver dress, Blue dress


  1. I would love to shine like a million stars!
    Those dresses are gorgeous.
    Great that Topshop made you very happy :)

    See you!

  2. not really sure if I can wear something pencil-ish like this bec I am no longer that little girl body ...I am glad you had a breakthrough of the environment...I could only wish the shopping areas are a walk away like I used to live in the city.

  3. If you ask me, sequin dresses are worth discomfort - the way they make you shimmer is so elegant and charming! LOVE the one that you featured here - I want it in both colors! :)

  4. These dresses are so pretty! I love anything and everything sparkly.

  5. I'm glad that you came back to your city even though if you attend university in the other city which "lack vibrancy" I think that you are not going to spend so much time in your city.

    However, the dress is really cool and the price is amazing. I mean that, even though I'm not a huge fan of "cheap brands" like Topshop, this dress looks really well done and very elegant.


  6. I love the blue color version. I have been eying shoes at Topshop and waiting for them to go on sale. XOXO

  7. Love the dress. I have a couple of sequin dresses and they are stunning. And not at all uncomfortable...

  8. I love Topshop, I love sequins and everything shining !

  9. what gorgeous dresses! topshop has amazing stuff but yeah, it's a little pricey.


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  11. Love the sequin dresses! Also really loving sequin skirts right now!
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  12. I'm glad you found yourself a gorgeous dress that fits so well! I'm sure you look stunning in it. Topshop does sequins right. I really love that cobalt blue version!

    May the force be with you.

  13. Love the sequined dresses, if only it came in a darker charcoal, I'd snap it up real quick.

    Thanks for the comment
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  15. Love these sequined dresses. So pretty!

  16. wao...you must have a perfect body to wear that hahah


  17. Great you found them!! Very nice :)