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Thursday, 21 February 2013

New Look Shoes & The Telephone Dress

I was in M&S today to pick up my Telephone dress - the one I told you about yesterday. But while I was there, I nipped into the nearby New Look...check out these gorgeous studded pumps!
Black Spike Stud Slipper Shoes
I also tried on these flat black ankle boots - really comfy. The pic was a bit dark so I had to enhance to show them properly..
Black Stud Strap Slouch Biker Boot 
These wedge trainers were lovely too and very comfy. Jury's still out on them though...couldn't bring myself to take a picture!
Black Stud Strap Wedge Trainers

Looking back on the photos now I'm home, I have a feeling I will be back for the slipper shoes next month but this month's limit was up after paying for the M&S dress & a cute blush coloured sweatshirt that called to me from the New Look sale rail (blog to follow on this)
What about the dress then? I didn't have a photographer so more mirror shots follow..
The fit is gorgeous I have to say - the nipped in waist is a great shape on me but then again, I'm not that big on top. I think you would have to size up if you have generous norkage and then it's probable you would lose the benefit of the waist shape? Please let me know how you get on size wise if you try it also.
I tried it over jeans in these pictures (a bit too long on me as a tunic) and then I tried it with navy tights but I didn't have the right shoes for the latter look. So I'll save it for another blogpost when I've found said shoes! Any excuse for some shoe shopping eh?

And before I go today, be sure to drop by the Britmums Blog for my February Style Round Up. I'm featuring some of my favourite curvy blogs this month. I do hope you enjoy!
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26 comments

  1. Ooo like those studded slippers, they look v expensive. That dress is gorgeous on you, you are teeny tiny Avril!! X

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  2. love the telephone dress, looks great thanks:)

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  3. love the telephone dress, looks great thanks:)

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  4. I adore the telephone dress. I want one !!

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  5. If my husband saw the studded flats he would say "they are very you" and they are but I have to find a dress for a 40th party Saturday night now that I am still around - gutted. I love the look of the blush top, the boots and the wedge trainders, I might have to pop into my local new look! What a great word "norkage" is, by the sounds of it I'd have no hope of getting my boobs in that frock but it is very cute and looks fab on you doll x Will pop off to your style round-up now xx

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  6. Those ankle boots are great - New Look is another destination I need to get to while I'm here - When I was in my early 20s I had the best black suede mini skirt from there that I wore to death.

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  7. If the dress is the same cut as the owl dress then being blessed of bust I can confirm definitely go up a size. It fits beautifully, I'm also fairly nipped in of waist and find that although it sits a little high if I wear a belt I don't lose my waist.

    The telephone dress is gorgeous. I do not need it. I do not need it...

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  8. I love the dress on you Avril

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  9. Very cute dress. Norkage? Now that's an expression I've never heard! Will be quizzing you about that when I see you on Sat:

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  10. Loving the expression Norkage! That's a new one on me! The studded pumps are gorg. You never fail to find fab, stylish, reasonably priced items for your blog. Thanks Avril. Gina x

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  11. The shape of the dress is perfect on you... do you have any ankle boots that would work with tights - eg tan?

    Nic x

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  12. Dress is a stunning fit and so so you! I simply adore those shoes and may completely sheep you (will give you full rights I promise!)

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  13. I'm loving the dress! have added to my shopping list.
    Ruth - Room31

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  14. LOVE the telephone dress Avril! The shape is fab on you and love to see you in a definite colour with little pops of colour too - love it!

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  15. Loving the dress and the new look boots - looking forward to your post on suitable shoes - thats my downfall lots of lovely dresses (including the owl print one - thanks to you!!) and skirts and then if its not boots I dont know what to where with them :-( xx

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  16. Dress looks lovely on you Avril. Sweatshirt sounds a good buy too - look forward to more on that :-) x

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  17. Oh go on, Avril. Join the wedge sneakers club! You can do it. You can do it. You can do it. OR As the Nike slogan goes JUST DO IT.

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  18. Oh wow I love the pumps! Right up my street! I had some from Topshop last year but in white and probably twice the price! Will check these out, thanks!!

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  19. Fabulous fit - no wonder you have such a big grin - it suits you to a tee. And would love to see you give the wedge trainers another go - there is a pair for you out there somewhere!

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  20. The telephone dress looks stunning on you. That is something I would probably not give a second glance to but seeing how well you wear it is making me rethink how I shop ~ badly!

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  21. Just got my telephone dress too thanks to your blog! fits like a dream on me too, the waistband is just right and I am small up top so it's perfect. I am going to try it with a pair of red heeled brogues I have ... Delighted to have discovered your blog, keep up the excellent recommendations!

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  22. I just received my telephone dress. It's lovely and I am going to wear it to a christening tomorrow with skin colour tights, navy high heels and blazer. Thanks for the tip!

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  23. This is such a cute dress,I am so drawn to dresses wiht cute motifs on them
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  24. The dress looks gorgeous on you, it is very quirky which I love.

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