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?