This year, I would like to tell you, I have been incredibly good. I have done hardly any shopping 👗👠 whatsoever – and I have taken a step back (a number of painful times) and told myself I do not need the pair of shoes 👠/ dress 👗 / earrings 💕 / random thing 👑 I shall probably use once and then lose or break.
This has been very good for me (there was a point in TK Maxx when I almost failed on a major scale 😳 – I just do just enjoy shopping very much). I have however done a fair bit of window shopping (just to keep my eye in 😉) – and in a spare moment recently, wandered into Topshop 👗on Oxford Street.
Now, I have to tell you, I have a large amount of love and joy for this shop 😍. I’m not really sure that it should be labelled a shop – it’s more like a shopping lovers fair ground 🎠. Once inside it completely engulfs you – and there are just so many delights – clothes, shoes, jewellery 👗👠👙💄 – and you can get your nails painted 💅 and hair dip dyed 💇 if you wish. And I get that thing, the thing when you are in serious browsing mode and you keep finding better and better items and you just know the one for you is there, and you just can’t wait to find it, and the search in the meantime is very enjoyable 😃, it’s a little like a HUGE dressing up box.
So I went into Topshop 🎠. And I was careful to stay on the ground floor with the accessories 👑, who knows what would have happened if I had delved downstairs into the clothing 👘, or even further to the shoes 👠in the basement. But accessories were nice and safeish, and I headed over to the jewellery 💍section.
Topshop has good jewellery 💍. It does tend to be a little pricey (Zara is cheaper) but they display it so well. I once worked for a shoe developer 👠👦 and once a week we would tour the highstreet to check out the competition AND we would go into Topshop to look at the jewellery as inspiration for potential shoe trims 💎👠. So I’ve been here quite a lot, know it very well and it rarely fails to disappoint.
I have to say the photos below are of a number of quite silly things – the plastic bangles 💚💗 made we want to dress up in lots of glitter 💎, sequins 💜and colourful things 💖and go to a festival 🎶 (Yes please Coachella 💓and hopefully one day Burning Man 🔥). The shooting star earrings are great, I loved the cute strawberry necklace and there are so many pompoms. Just so many.
And this time I cracked 💔. I didn’t buy the unicorn phone case 🐴 (it was a close call), but I did buy pompom earrings, a pompom hair tie 🔴⚪️🔵(which a number of people have pointed out looks a bit like Bumble’s tail) it’s possible my love of pompoms may be out of hand.. 😳😏😍😉 . And I bought some slightly obnoxious see-yourself-in-them sunglasses from Toyshades 😎.
So having got over excited and purchased some unpractical items, I then passed Laduree in Burlington Arcade and decided I would buy some macarons 🍈 for the house. They are just so pretty, in all their pastel colours – and I chose rose 🌹, and salted caramel 🍮, the passion fruit and chocolate 🍊 🍫(this is my new favourite combo in macaron and in chocolate) and the Marie Antoinette 👸 one as it is such a pretty blue green colour. I think the word divine is allowed to be applied to Laudree macarons – they colours are so pretty, they taste even better and it’s such a delightful little shop.
So it was a slightly indulgent day… perhaps I shall allow myself a trip downstairs at Topshop next time, just to have look….