Wednesday, 22 May 2013

What's in a name?

I picked up this dress on the weekend when Dorothy Perkins had a 20% off sale (they always seem to have them don't they?) and I love it. It comes in all different colours so I had a hard time choosing but I thought the stripes were nice and summery/nautical. I love the shape on this dress, the neckline is very flattering and it fits very well. I may invest in another colour too as this dress is pretty versatile. The thick straps are great, I hate it when you can see my bra straps underneath which isn't classy at all.

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Please ignore the silly tan lines I got on my arms whilst cycling around Amsterdam, I spent Saturday in the garden trying to get rid of them to no avail. I have red arms and everything else is deathly white, sigh.

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Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: TUK c/o Spartoo
Belt: Primark
Necklace: mynamenecklace.co.uk

The necklace was a bit of a treat to myself as I've wanted one for ages. I used to wear my Tatty Devine one every day in uni until I snapped it and was devastated. This silver version is a little more grown up then my old pink plastic one and I'm not allergic to silver so yay, I can wear it all day. You can use GIFT or WELCOME for a 10% discount if you wanted to get one. I also bought one for a friend who lives in Australia and sent it via Parcelforce so it arrived in time for her birthday. I'm quite tempted to get a gold one with just my initial on too but that might be overkill as I wear my Daisy alpha ring with a G on every day.

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I'm currently worrying because I'm doing a presentation on Friday at a library event, I love talking but I hate public speaking. Luckily the talk is about blogging and how libraries can use it to engage with their users so I shouldn't go too far wrong. Do you have any tips for me? I've not really done anything like this before, lots or external people will be there and I'm scared.



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13 comments:

  1. I hadn't even noticed your sun tan until you said, don't worry hehe! Good look in your pressi, I dunno about advice though... imagine them naked? That's quite a classic one isn't it? haha! xxx

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  2. Love this dress on you.
    Good luck on Friday! I'm useless at public speaking so have no advice to offer I'm afraid.
    Just be yourself and you'll be fine.

    xx

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  3. You are a bad influence! I immediately hopped over to the DP website and bought the dress, and then the necklace!

    Good Luck on Friday! x

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    1. Thank you! the name necklace is a bit of a classic and it's silver so will last for years... I bought a eyeliner earlier after reading a review oopsie x

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  4. Ah the name necklace is cute! I just treated myself to one from kukee, love it :) Also in regards to public speaking, every time i've had to do it i always find myself rushing, so i guess just be confident in what you're talking about, and remember to breathe x

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    1. Ooh I do tend to rush so good idea, slow it down. I have about 30 minutes to fill eek!

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  5. Lovely dress. Sorry we didn't have a chance to chat at #CILIPW13, it was so busy and my first week back in work. You'll be great on Friday, the main thing is to 'know your stuff' and you really do, I LOVE your blog. Enjoy presenting x

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  6. That dress is super cute! It looks fantastic on you.

    I really don't like public speaking, but I have found that I tend to do my best when I:

    - Talk about something I know well, and
    - Don't over practice the speech! If I rehearse more than 3 or 4 times, I freak myself out and start stumbling over words.

    Good luck!

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  7. So sweet - I like that you teamed it with white slip-ons.

    It's actually quite strange because my necklace story is like yours but the other way around. I had a fine gold nameplate and it broke - I was gutted and still haven't gotten it fixed but then a friend bought me a pink Tatty Devine nameplate and I love it. :)

    Good luck with your presentation - I'm sure you'll do fine.

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  8. Cute dress! And love the anchor shoes!
    DP's always seems to have an offer on.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have one of those necklaces from them as well!

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  10. Hope your presentation went well! Love this dress on you, I can;t get enough of stripes!


    Maria xxx

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  11. DP dresses are always the best! And that necklace reminds me of my Alice one I bought when I was 16, I need to find it again xxx

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