17 February 2012

FRIDay finds..

FASHion find

I have been lusting over this dress from Topshop for months weeks and on Wednesday I finally gave in and bought it invested in it..

Find it here. Alternatively, there's a midi length style available (which I was also tempted to buy..) but being a bit of a shortie myself I thought I'd get more wear out of the other. However, if you do fancy the midi version I've found an almost identical dress from Dorothy Perkins that is nearly £10 cheaper !! Got to admit, there's really not much in it..

I think I actually prefer the Dorothy Perkins dress (The darker grey one and you can grab it here ) The sleeves are really cute ! What do you think?

EVEnts find

Obviously, today is the first day of London Fashion Week. Still don't have my invite.. Yet. If it doesn't make it to my letter box by tomorrow I will probably be heading for the next best thing..* Shop and Rock at Northumbria Uni on the 19th. This sounds like one hell of a party combining vintage shopping by day, some great music by night and the availability of alcohol throughout (At student prices too..) This event, supporting British Red Cross and open to all, will be host to catwalk shows, vintage stalls and showcasing the best of local talent. Music will be from the likes of Hyde & Beast, Symphonic Pictures and The Green Hour. Check out their website for more details..

MUSic find

Hurrah !! Carlisle have managed to bag themselves a great gig on Saturday night at our local small music venue the brickyard. Rough trade favourites 1990s are headlining and are being joined by 6 (Yes, 6!!) other bands on Saturday the 18th, including a band described as 'dirty roxy disco' aka Casual Sex. I honestly can't wait. Get your tickets here and make sure you support good music coming to a smaller city..**

* Up north, anyway !
**..And my favourite Friday finds? Got to be my new followers, they're lovely comments and amazing blogs.


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  2. Helen you have OUTDONE yourself with this post. I love that Toppers dress but I was working out whether or not I could afford it... hello DP!! Also, big fan of 1990s so you've ticked a box for me there :) Happy Monday! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

    1. Haha.. Thank-you !! Couldn't belive it when I spotted DPs version, like! What a find..

  3. DP all the way for me, it's LUUUUSSSHHH! xx

  4. Oh I'm so happy you posted this, I love the darker version! I may have to try it on this week!

  5. I've been after that grey Topshop dress for ages! I love the midi version but the short one suits me more, I may have to get it soon! xx

  6. your post has made my day! i am definitely going to get my hands on the DP dress! :) i like that it'll be a darker shade of grey to my short topshop dress, makes spending the money on it more worthwhile :}} xxo



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