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Ode to Topshop

As much as I moaned and groaned about the high prices at the new Topshop in SOHO, I still have a lot of love for the UK fashion chain. Here's a photo of the snappy jean jacket ($80) and black pencil skirt ($55) that I bought on opening day, as well as the free reusable tote you get with every purchase. In keeping with the whole New Yorkers-heart-the-British theme, I added a cheery red scarf and shoes, both from H&M.

Fabulous outfit! the red accents make the entire look pop and that jacket is a classic.
#1 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 11:31 (Reply)
You brave soul! You actually went on opening day? Yikes. But you sure did score some adorable basics!
#2 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 11:34 (Reply)
Love it - I covet that skirt, it is perfection :-)
#3 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 11:38 (Reply)
Great outfit! Love the red accents :-)
#4 Leia (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 11:43 (Reply)
Those shoes are ADORABLE!

Love the outfit. :-)
#5 Angela on 2009-04-07 12:01 (Reply)
GREAT look! that red scarf is the perfect finishing touch
#6 Carolyn (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 12:06 (Reply)
hi bb..

i love this outfit..very casual n smart!

i want to know what is the right color of denim jacket? there are so many types of hues and pretty confused in what to pick and what's going to suit me. also what is the right length?? should it just be hitting waistline?

#7 nonie on 2009-04-07 12:39 (Reply)
Why do I feel I've just come down with a serious case of fashion envy??
#8 Amanda Heironimus (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 12:51 (Reply)
fabulous jacket. Definitely worth the price.Plus the red accents add the perfect color. and I heart the tote.
#9 Noopur (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 13:20 (Reply)
I love TopShop- I hear they are coming to America!!!!!!!!! Get classic summer style for your loved ones at
#10 jessie (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 14:34 (Reply)
What a cute outfit! That skirt is well worth the price me thinks and the tote is actually quite cute for a freebie.
#11 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 15:28 (Reply)
LOOOOVE the jean jacket! great investment!
#12 J (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 19:05 (Reply)
love the outfit! especially the pencil skirt..and the tote looks real nice compared to other free totes given at stores!
#13 piggy on 2009-04-07 19:13 (Reply)
You look fab.u.lous! Topshop is my dream shopping destination. I was hooked ever since I walked into one in London two years ago. How I wish we had one in northern California. As it is, I'll just have to wait till I go to London again, which is God only knows when. Sigh.
#14 Anusha (Homepage) on 2009-04-07 21:55 (Reply)
LOOKS Fabulous!!! I would have done th same thing though- complained and then bought something b/c I jsut "had to" :-)
#15 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-04-08 08:08 (Reply)
I'm in love with your jean jacket! I am dying for a nice jean jacket, one that isn't stiff (soft denim)... I remember trying on the GAP one and I think it was quite boxy and stiff feeling. I have an old denim jacket that hits the top of my hips, but would love one that hits at the waist like yours does. Any suggestions?

And this is off topic, but I have a few maxi dresses I've yet to wear (I'm waiting for warmer weather but it just keeps on raining here!)... anyway, I was struck with the thought that I don't know how I'd actually wear it. How would I wear a maxi dress without looking plain/boring? How would I accessorize it? And can I stray from wearing flats with maxi dresses? At 5'1, I hope to create the illusion of length so the maxis I have are slim, not voluminous.
#16 Claudia on 2009-04-09 02:22 (Reply)
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