Sunday, 28 April 2013

My Dress Addiction: "A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots" Dress #2

Sunday, 28 April 2013

This post is part of an ongoing series of my addiction to dresses and insight into my endless collection. Read the first post here.

Good evening Stylicias! It's finally the weekend - yay!

You may have noticed there was no post yesterday - for that I apologise! I ended up having quite a busy day, and actually spent most of it outside (shock horror) so didn't get the time to write a new dress addict post, or a Miss Friday's Fab Fridays. Not to worry though - I'm publishing this one on my day off, and as for the Fab Fridays, that might have to wait until next week! 

Let's move on to dress number 2.... *drumroll please*

A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots.. 

The Story Behind It:

This is another fairly recent purchase, around about the start of April actually, and it's from one of my many favourite high street stores, H&M!

The name I chose,  "A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots", is pretty self-explanatory really, and let me warn you here first - you are going to be seeing a lot of leopard print dresses. Leopard print is another kinda 'obsession' of mine, so a mix of leopard print + a dress is an instant *gasp! I must have it!*

Anyhoo, I bought this whilst on a shopping trip in Liverpool with some friends. I hadn't really bought anything that day, though, and I didn't particularly want to leave empty handed (do you ever get that feeling after a shopping trip?) feels like such a waste of a day at the shops to go home with nothing!

But, at the same time, I didn't want to splurge too much money, so I had a quick look at the sale racks - and found this beauty! And for £7, it didn't seem too bad for the money :-)

Now, once I tried it on at home, I realised I'd bought a size too small (oops) and as you can probably tell, it's quite clingy!

Though, I do think it's part of the style of the dress, and is probably designed to be pretty figure-hugging. However, like with the dress in my previous post, I'm sure it's nothing tummy sucking pants can't solve!

Overall, I really like the dress, and I'd say it's pretty versatile - you could wear this in the day or night-time, and it's very easy to glam up with a gorgeous pair of heels!

My dress rating:

Cute dress, but again, I would like it to be a bit more flattering for all body shapes!

Is it just me or does H&M have a knack for making things in really small sizes?
I tried on a pair of size 10 shorts the other day and they were tiny!!

Leopard Print Long Sleeved Dress £7.00 (Sale item)
Fuschia Bow Platform Heels, £30, New Look

What do you all think of dress number 2? Do you love leopard print as much as I do?

Let me know in the comments!

Keep an eye out for dress number 3 - have an awesome weekend guys :-)


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  1. I love the dress on you! I've never really been one for wearing leopard, but I think it would make a really cute print for a skirt! I'm not sure if I could handle all-over leopard...

    1. Hi Natalie!

      Leopard is a pretty bold print to wear, especially all over - I guess because I've been wearing it in little pieces for so many years, I haven't shyed away from a dress haha!

      You should try it, you never know :) I bet you'd look great in it! But yeah, a leopard skirt would be a fab place to start!

      Thanks though, and thanks so much for commenting :D

      Have a great day!

      Emily x

  2. Wowee emzipops! I forgot you bought this that time, suits you down to a t! You'd never have thought it was only £7, nice find! You could wear anything and look fabulous, even a binbag (I just burst out laughing writing that bit but it's true!) I don't think a word like binbag belongs on a blog like this do you LMAO. Anyhoo! I'm looking forward to seeing what your next dress is like! X

    1. LMFAO aww thanks Rhian!! Funny we always joke about wearing bin bags, still makes me laugh! Thanks though :D i know, it's great for £7! We definitely need to raid H&M sales more often! LMAO next outfit post -a bin bag! You've given me a great idea for next april fools day.. hahaha, fanks bbe! xxx

  3. This dress looks gorgeous on you! Love love love.

    1. Hi Tiffy!

      Thank you so much doll! :D Glad you like it!

      Thanks so much for commenting and have a lovely day!

      Emily x

  4. I have the same dress! I wore it for New Year's Eve and I love it! I've also worn a skirt over it so it looks like a top. It is SO versatile!

    : signe

    1. Hi Signe!

      Ah that's so awesome!! So cool how we have the same dress haha! It's great isn't it? I bet it looked lovely on you for New Years Eve, and that is such a brilliant idea of making it look like a top! I might have to try that - thanks for sharing the tip!

      Thanks for commenting too, and have an amazing day :-)

      Emily x

  5. Love, Love, gorgeous! Emily, you have such a cute figure. The dress fit you just perfect. Me too, I have always an affairs with an animal print. We can wear them for year rounds. Pleas post the whole look, you have such a beautiful face, shows to the world my darling! ox


    1. Oh Tanya, thank you so much, you're so sweet!

      I think we'll always have an endless love affair with animal print... It's a guilty lifetime pleasure, that's for sure!

      And aww thank you Tanya! I know, you're right, I really do need to start showing my face in these - I am a little shy I will admit!

      But, sometimes when I'm feeling lazy with my hair and make-up, it's easier for me to just cut my head out.. I'll try to stop doing that though!! Haha ;)

      Thanks again for commenting and have a wonderful day lovely!

      Emily x

  6. This is such a gorgeous dress Emily! The leopard print is awesome and I bet it would look nice dressed down as well :)

    1. Hi Joyce!

      Aww thank you lovely! I agree about leopard print being awesome, and exactly - the dress can be worn casually or dressed up and still look awesome!

      Thanks for commenting and have a fab day :-D

      Emily x


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