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EMBRACE A DRESS

Dresses are great because:

  1. They are an outfit in one

  2. If you get the right dress style it can be super flattering and make you feel awesome

  3. There is a suitable dress for every occasion from weddings to work to the playground

  4. There is a suitable dress for all weathers from snow (knitted) to summer (light weight)

  5. Dresses can be dressed down eg. with trainers and a biker jacket or dressed up with heels and a clutch

  6. Dresses come in all different price ranges

  7. You can always find one to suit your shape / size / colouring

TOPSHOP always have a great selection of dresses and at the moment they have loads of different styles.

I LOVE fuchsia pink, it is my favourite colour so when I spotted this dress I had to have it. This would be a great dress to wear to a summer wedding. I've styled it with metallic (neutral) shoes and mirrored sunglasses and would pair it with a leopard print or metallic bag.

Frill Midi Pencil Dress £59.00

This dress is amazing, it isn't actually a style I have gone for before because at first glance I thought it looked too classic but the laced up back, asymmetrical hem and mix of florals gives it an edge and I love it. I recently took this dress on holiday with me and wore it out in the evening to dinner but it will also be great to wear in the UK too - I will wear it with a denim jacket and trainers.

Splice D Ring Midaxi Dress £59.00

This dress is so pretty, it is silk and lace and feels so luxurious on. Again perfect for a wedding or to a smart summer event. I've worn it with a sequin jacket and pointed flats but it would look stunning with super high heels and slick back hair. It is not the most forgiving style and you'll need some seam free underwear but on the right person will look amazing.

Satin Lace Dress £89.00

If you are in the mood for a tea dress then this one is great - the colour is amazing (but they also have it in blue), it is flattering and very easy to wear. The slit up the front and low V at the front stops it from being safe and instead makes it sexy! This is a great everyday dress - perfect for wearing to work in the summer or at weekends with cool flats or birkenstocks.

Red Spot Midi Tea Dress £49.00

So if you are looking for a dress this season then head to TOPSHOP and embrace them. And remember that if you like it try it, as you never know it might suit you and make you feel awesome!

This post has been kindly sponsored by TOPSHOP + Affiliate Window. As you know my love for TOPSHOP dresses is real and genuine as are all the words, dress choices and thoughts in this post.

SHOP: ROO'S BEACH

I recently took a trip to Cornwall to visit an awesome shop called Roo's Beach and to attend a fashion show they were hosting at The Bedruthan Hotel where we were staying. I went with a fellow blogger Natalie from Style Me Sunday and we had such a great weekend. It was so good to get out of London and to visit such a beautiful part of Cornwall and of course to discover such an amazing shop!

Roo's Beach is a fashion and lifestyle shop located on a beach on the North coast of Cornwall fairly near Newquay, as well as online at www.roosbeach.co.uk. It is a shop that is hard not to love - bursting with bright colours, happy clothes, beautiful people, fun products and cool accessories - it is also hard to leave empty handed.

Roo is the owner and founder of the shop, she is also the buyer and has great taste.  The clothes are wearable, flattering, colourful and fun as are the homewares and accessories.

While we were at the Roo's Beach we styled a few outfits and took a few photos! We literally spent hours in the shop and everywhere we turned found something else to try on. It was great to discover some new brands and a brilliant place for gifts.

 

Here is some more information from Roo on why she opened her shop and what she thinks we should buy from it!

NAME OF SHOP: Roo’s Beach

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: April 2012

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Roo Cross.

WHY WAS IT CREATED: To fill a gap in the market for quality, lifestyle led clothing in Cornwall and the South West,  bringing together exciting brands in a new way, to challenge the concept of a women’s fashion boutique.

We sit Levi’s with Custommade and Penelope Chilvers with Wildfox, our buying is based on colour, print, individualism and the ability to fit into a relaxed lifestyle which we believe translates beyond Cornwall, women are looking for an unstructured look that is often only available to a younger audience.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SHOP: We carefully curate a collection of clothing, shoes, accessories and lifestyle pieces which change and evolve weekly, there is something for every occasion and we are finding that once people find us they are buying into the whole Roo’s Beach look and feel, we are always looking for new brands and products to add to the collections and try to offer a broad price range so that our offering is affordable to everyone. Some pieces are high end but we believe that these pieces are original and the best quality which therefore justifies their price tag.  I always look at price per wear and know that with my Penelope Chilvers boots they are worth every penny and I love the individual detailing she brings to each shoe and boot she designs.  

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: There is a broad range of products that we sell and I personally select each and every one of them, I therefore find it almost impossible to narrow it down to a key selection, however if pushed these would be my current top pieces - 

American Vintage Shelby Cardigan in Mimosa Yellow - just because it’s not only the best shape but an unreal colour and makes you smile every time you put it on!

Marie Sixtine - Constance Top in Yellow - an easy shape to wear and great with denim.

Levi’s Made and Crafted - Empire - any wash, just the best shape skinny jeans I’ve ever worn.

Penelope Chilvers Jude sandals - a really comfortable platform sandal, tan soft leather, easy height and lightweight heel, perfect for a casual heel!

Bkr - water bottle, can’t live without and has increased my water consumption considerably.

Wildfox - Dynasty Sunglasses, oversized and very glamourous!

DISCOUNT CODE: FUN20 for a 20% discount valid until 9th May, one order per person.

@roosbeach