Item of the Week- 13/06/09Posted: June 13, 2009
I’m currently experiencing covetable clothing overload and will have to accommodate this by turning the unofficial dress of the week post into a regular feature. There is just too much stuff in general that I want. The weekly slot will now be called Item of the Week to be inclusive of all types of clothing and accessories. I’ve already seen several items today that would make the shortlist so instead of highlighting one item I’m going to have an outright winner and a runner up because as much as I love the second place item, its not PERFECT.
The runner up for Item of the Week is….
…. the new Magrit dress from B&Lu which I heart 100 times over. I cooed like a pigeon as soon as it appeared on my screen and I want one toute de suite so I can put on my red lippy and wear it while doing my best Alexandra Burke impression…..
… or for watching On the Town on a Saturday afternoon and singing along to all the hits. You already know I love nautical fashion, but nautical fashion with a vintage wink makes me go weak at the knees. I even have the perfect shoes for it..
So why have I only given it a runner up prize? Well firstly I its too long for my liking but I could easily remedy that with a quick swipe of my shears. Secondly, I don’t like the belt. Its not working for me. I don’t think the filigree design of the buckle really goes with the sailor style collar and the elastic doesn’t go with the vintage fantasy in my head. Its not terrible, I’m just not feeling it. In my very humble opinion a pronged belt would have looked better. A pronged belt in a colour to match either the main body or the trim, maybe. Anyhow- the belt is removable and its only a minor thing because belt or no belt that’s a great dress, but the belt matter has made it only reach runner up position.
First place goes to this bad girl….
Heeeearrrrrrrrt!!! It looks like a dress but its listed as a top on the Evans website. How kickass is this?!!?!