My Most Expensive Topshop Purchase Which I’ve Only Worn Twice!

Topshop has finally arrived in Australian shores!  Melbourne is buzzing today with the new store opening in the Jam Factory on Chapel Street.  I was out in the city this morning and I was really tempted to go and check it out as Topshop is one of my favourite high street shops in UK.  Since I am from Scotland, I’ve worn Topshop since I was a teenager.  Anyway, I didn’t end up going to see the new Melbourne store but will pay it a visit later.  Instead, I am rushed home to dig out my most expensive Topshop purchase which is a Lulu & Red skirt.







I bought this Lulu & Red skirt back in January 2005 in the Topshop on London’s Oxford Street.  I remember it was a pricey item back then…possibly close to £100…??  I loved it for its uniqueness.  It is made of suit material with a pictorial at the front and has gorgeous draping at the back with a purple ribbon and it’s got an under-layer of a shiny lilac material….  OKAY OKAY!  I am rubbish at describing garments!!!

I tried googling more about Lulu & Red but I couldn’t find much info…so maybe they are no longer a label…??  I don’t know…but in the words of Heidi Klum from Project Runway :

“In fashion, one day you’re in and the next day, you’re out!”

I’ve worn it twice!  Yes, twice!  I am totally not getting my money’s worth!  I am a master of buying things I don’t use!  I know it’s a skirt but it’s kinda too long for me so I wore it as a dress to my Farewell Party when I was leaving Scotland for Australia 2 years ago.  I found some piccies on Facebook so have a look.  I was much skinnier in those days – le sigh!







Quite a few of my friends turned up for my Farewell Party – maybe it’s a hint that they were glad to see the back of me?!!  My sister also made me an awesome toothy cake because I’m a dentist.

I was planning to wear it again this year.  I packed it and took it all the way to Sydney for ABBW as my back-up dress for the Gala Night but ended up choosing something simple to wear because I had a bout of food poisoning as rushing to the toilet wearing this somewhat fiddly dress would not have been ideal!!

And here’s some full-length pictures of me…and my 3 sisters!  Have I told you I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers?  My parents were at it like rabbits!  Hehe!!







Anyone out there who buys expensive items of clothing but has only worn it once or twice?  Are you also a fan of Topshop?  And have you checked out Melbourne’s Topshop – what is it like?  And what do you think of my skirt/dress?








18 Comments on My Most Expensive Topshop Purchase Which I’ve Only Worn Twice!

  1. Norlin
    08/12/2011 at 1:21 pm (3 years ago)

    So THAT’S the dress you were talking about! It so DOES NOT look like a sack! I actually like this one. Good thinking on turning the skirt into a dress though. You should wear it out during Summer!

    Ling Reply:

    @Norlin, HAHAHA! Yes, I remember I said it was like a sack..!! It kinda is…hahaha!!! But it’s a cute sack! But I’m kinda bigger now so if I wear it, it makes me look prego!

  2. Omega
    08/12/2011 at 5:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I think it’s gorgeous, definitely not like a sack at all! I bet if you put it with one of those cinch belts that seem to be in all the stores at the moment it would look amazing :)

    Ling Reply:

    @Omega, Thank you Omega!! <3

  3. wendiie ♥
    08/12/2011 at 6:26 pm (3 years ago)

    !!!
    I’ve been waiting for topshop to open for a while now ! Must go check it out when I have time :D
    And that dress looks gorgeous on you :)

    Ling Reply:

    @wendiie ♥, Yay! Love Topshop :D

  4. Marnie
    08/12/2011 at 9:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I didn’t make it there today either.
    Love your skirt/dress.
    x Marnie

    Ling Reply:

    @Marnie, Thanks lovely. I wonder if it’s any good…I bet it is :D

  5. Ashlynn
    08/12/2011 at 11:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Never heard or Top Shop, but that skirt/dress looks gorgeous on you as a dress. Good thinking too! I like to get tops that are big and wear them as dresses :)

    Ling Reply:

    @Ashlynn, Great for us petite girlies :D

  6. Melody
    08/12/2011 at 11:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I think it looks gorgeous as a dress!
    And ooh, I didn’t know Topshop opened up in Melb! I think I’ll go check it out ..one day :D

    Ling Reply:

    @Melody, Thanks girl!!!! And yessssss!! So exciting! :D

  7. Kim
    09/12/2011 at 3:52 pm (3 years ago)

    OMG, I had a dream just only last night about my teeth being pulled out too! That was so scary! I was talking and then pulled out my front teeth. Scary nightmare.
    I love your skirt/dress. I want to check out Topshop, I will some time in the future.
    x

    Ling Reply:

    @Kim, EEEEE!!! Nasty dream!!!!

    And thanks Kim! Do you live in Melbourne too? Might bump into you there lol

    Kim Reply:

    Yes, I live in Melb. Except I don’t go to the city that often to have a chance to shop around. I must change my shopping routines! I only shop around the holidays b/c I have time. Life’s so stressing and there’s never time to do anything!

    Ling Reply:

    @Kim, That’s true – I live in Melbourne suburbs and rarely go to city too! Sighs…I love the city though!!! Shopping is a pain at the moment with zillions of queues due to Christmas!!

  8. Eden-Avalon
    12/12/2011 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Hee. Yeah, i’ve been known to do these things. Mostly with shoes and makeup. I think you look lovely in it, though!

    Ling Reply:

    @Eden-Avalon, Hehe, we’re all the same, aren’t we? And thanks hun :D