Gap denim dress

I have a bit of a shopping problem. Quite a big one according to my husband whose wardrobe I’ve taken over pretty much. Those who follow me here know that I can’t walk past a Topshop without going in (as my Insta stories testify). I’ve started sharing purchases in regular posts here on the blog as fashion is a love of mine as is receiving emails from other women saying I’ve inspired them to buy clothes they wouldn’t have thought of and feel more sassy and confident for it. You can’t beat those kind of emails.

When it comes to my body, I’m hourglass with a 32E chest, small waist and big hips and I usually wear a UK 10 in most high street stores although some dresses here are an 8. I lost over a stone recently taking me to a UK 8-10 from a 10-12 which you can read about here.

The dress above I bought in Gap a couple of months ago (available at Zalando as I can’t see it on the Gap website) and endlessly love. My proportions make it hard for me to find the ideal shirt dress, most sag at the waist and pull at the chest but this one is utterly perfect. Rucksack and tassle earrings from Zara. Sandals, Topshop.

Another buy I have on repeat is this Bardot floral dress from Topshop (I bought the pink version yesterday). This one is actually a size 6 as they were out of 8s and 10s and fits perfectly. The shoulders don’t budge either like some other Bardot style dresses I’ve tried on the high street. Lush. Shades are Bulgari and sadly I can’t remember where the earrings are from but the girls on Love Island have the same ones so I’m sure similar ones will be everywhere soon!

Next up is this designer beauty from Diane Von Fursternberg. A long-time fan (introduced to the label by my glam Mama) DVF truly understands the female form and this bold statement dress, reduced from The Outnet (now sold out) was the perfect frock for my recent announcement post with Herbal Essences who I’m an ambassador for! Yay!

A wraparound dress which DVF is famous for, this is pretty low so I paired it with a H&M vest. This is a UK 10 and is true to size. Vibrant, flattering with tons of personality, there is nothing from Diane von Furstenberg I’ve ever thought wasn’t for me. That’s really saying something isn’t it.

Honest Mum wears Diane Von Furstenberg

Then this post is an ode to Topshop with tea dresses galore and a cute tee and cut off jeans.

Let’s go.

This lace trim floral tea dress is playful, soft and comfy, and will work all year round. With this cray summer weather-sunny one minute, raining the next, I played it safe and paired it with tights and leopard print boots by Air and Grace.

Topshop floral dress

Next up is this cool, slogan tee I wore for a day out celebrating the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 40th anniversary. A revolution tee for a revolutionary place where park meets art.

Jeans are Jamie jeans from Topshop that I chopped into shorts last year. Homemade frayed shorts created in minutes.

Heels c/o M&S from a shoot I did for the store earlier in the summer.

Honest Mum wears Topshop

Last but not least is this old favourite picked up a few months back that I’d wear forever if I could. A wrap around floral dress with pretty sleeves, Xander and I got our pose on in front of our favourite pink wall (yes we have a favourite, I am a blogger after all) in York.

I can’t see this online although I’m sure I saw it on the sale rack in Topshop the other day so go in, in case and there are lots of other pretty in pink dresses available too.

I picked up a few more as it goes yesterday so once I get the chance to photograph, I’ll share on the blog.

Grey wedges of dreams c/o M&S.

As always, I like to add a vest to low dresses.

Xander, the dude wears Ralph Lauren Kids shirt and trainers, Zara Kids skinny jeans.

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19 Responses

  1. Julie Hawksworth

    Yay for Topshop. Never fails to disappoint. I’ve been in love ever since I was 14 and made my first trip town that glorious escalator at the flagship store on Oxford Circus. Leigh jeans, tea dresses and an awesome petite range, what’s not to love. I liked your idea of adding a vest to low wraps. I’m not always so confident about the cleavage! I’m also going to cut off some of my old Topshop jeans for shorts. Great style inspo, thank you xx

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  2. Michelle Goodwin

    I love all these especially the wrap dress and denim dress. You look fab as always #brillblogposts
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  3. Becca Farrelly

    Your post makes me realise how I never buy myself clothes and I really should! At the moment it will have to be maternity but I’m determined that after having this baby, I would like to venture into some clothes shops and buy some for myself! I don’t have great fashion sense but I try! 🙂

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  4. Chloe

    Hi, I also take over our wardrobe I’ve not been in Top Shop for a long time. I love the denim dress #brilliantblogposts
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  5. Tooting Mama

    I am loving the DVF wrap – it looks gorgeous and I just adore the Top Shop number, looks stunning on you!!!!#brillblogposts
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  6. Emma Peach

    I love the OTS dress, it’s so pretty! Those leopard print boots are stunning! I have the same problem with shirt dresses but yours fits perfectly.

    Emma xxx
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  7. Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder

    I’m a huge fan of your style Vicki and all the outfits modelled with such confidence look absolutely stunning! Your little sidekicks are too cute too! 🙂 xx
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  8. Laurie

    That Bardot dress! Oh, my. gorgeous! I’m also a DVF fan too, but I scour eBay for that. All of your outfits look fantastic Vicki xx
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  9. Victoria - Lylia Rose

    I love it all! It honestly all looks great on you. All the pics make me want to go on a summer holiday too!
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  10. jodie filogomo

    I had to laugh at your “shopping problem” because I feel better that I’m not the only one!!
    I love that you still wear quite a few dresses…I’ve been trying to wear dresses more this summer and they are fun!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
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  11. Nichole Goodland

    I just love seeing other peoples wardrobe. Those jean shorts are amazing. I must remember to chop things up to save money. 🙂 x

    #brillblogposts
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  12. Susan Mann

    These are gorgeous. My favourite is the black and floral one. It’s difficult to shop around to know what you suit I think xx

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  13. Lisa - Little Orange Dog

    All beautiful dresses, but I love the first one. I will have to pop into Gap this afternoon as that would look fab with my converse #brillblogposts x
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  14. Susie/So Happy In Town

    Love these dresses especially the floral number from Topshop, and those earrings you’re wearing with the T-shirt and jeans – where are those from? Love a big earring as I know you do too! I’ve just been looking online at Zara, and so many dresses I’d like to put in my basket. Looking super gorgeous girl! xxxx

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  15. Laura

    DVF while price at are fab quality I love them for work as I they are perfect day to night dresses. Love your style 😘

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  16. Pen

    Hi Vicki, I love the style. I am a great fan of Zara and love looking at DVF although I can’t really afford it. I like the look of Topshop but whenever I go in I feel like I could be the mother of most of the other shoppers. That never makes me feel great. Love Pen xx
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