Lace and Florals


I bought this TopShop dress in March and I’ve worn it so many times (also seen here) I’ve worn it so much that one side of the lace has started to go really “bobbly”! I am not very good with nail art, but I love florals so I thought I would try this one. I actually did these floral nails AGES AGO but was a bit embarrassed to show you because they’re not as good as the other ones I’ve seen. 
Thank you to everyone who has been so nice about my work in my #LookShowWSC post, I didn’t want to say in that particular post but I was very nervous about publishing it! I am proud of my work and I used to be fine about showing people but I have such a complex about it now, something I developed in the 4th year of uni, I became such a jittery wreck!


  1. August 16, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    That dress looks absolutely perfect on you! And those nails are wonderful, psssh don't know what you're talking about when you say they're rubbish!

    Well, you say that you taught yourself to draw but you're so talented I bet you have a natural aptitude for it! Your drawings are seriously amazing!

  2. August 16, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    Love your dress and I think you did a grand job on the nail art 🙂 x

  3. August 16, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    you look so cute! love that adorable flower ring!

  4. August 16, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    This is gorgeous!! I love the dress and your jewellery! x x

  5. August 16, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    I loveee all your quirky jeweley and those amazing floral nails – I wouldn't even know where to begin with those 😉 That cherry ring especially is just gorgeous!


  6. August 16, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Beautiful dress xx

  7. August 16, 2011 / 3:09 pm

    lovely jewellery, where did you get it? oh yeah, you are amazing and make stuff!

  8. August 16, 2011 / 3:16 pm

    I was the total same as you! I thought fashion would be all.. talking about clothes, making clothes.. anything fashiony really. I had SUCH a shock when most of my lessons included some sort of life drawing or illustration!

    You have the cutest jewellry.. and love your nails!

  9. August 16, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    that dress really is lovely! the colour really suits you. and looks comfortable as well, which sometimes lace isn't. x

  10. Anonymous
    August 16, 2011 / 3:35 pm

    I love your dress, and the accessories are super cute too!!!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

  11. August 16, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    That has inspired me to do things which I'm not sure how good I'll be at it. Trying to teach myself a bit of web design but I kept telling myself that I couldn't do it before even trying, so I'll get onto that & thank you for he inspiration.

    Your nails look amazing, honestly! They're far better than I could do. I am completely obsessed with lace dresses, and yours is beautiful, the jewellery compliments it perfectly too.


  12. August 16, 2011 / 3:39 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit, really well put together with all the cute accessories as well! x

  13. August 16, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    Ahh I love your nails – something I definitely don't have the patience to do! I must say, I'm jealous of your drawing skills – I'm useless, honestly useless! I remember having to take life drawing classes in college and although I gradually improved over the course of the term, I still wasn't very good!

    I adore that dress, it's so lovely & of course your keep calm & carry on necklace! Beautiful <3


  14. August 16, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    I love your outfit and your nails! 🙂
    Your story is inspiring, glad you kept going and look where it's got you! Your work is amazing! I was just showing my sister as she's off to uni in Sept ready do to fashion management and marketing <3 (I still really love the dress you made :D) xx

  15. August 16, 2011 / 4:16 pm

    You are so pretty. I just love your fashion sense. Really liking the keep calm carry on necklace. This post is very encouraging for those who don't always believe in themselves. Your school should have taught you to let you draw the way you feel….not with templates. I would love to see some of the books you have used. WELL DONE.

  16. August 16, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    I love your nails! How did u do the floral designs? you painted them or put those stickers on??? And what nice brown heels, go perfect with your sexy/cute lace dress:)

    Btw, i thought your art pieces in the previous post was fab!!! Hope you get it! and i would love to see your drawings from uni! Hope u find them:)


  17. August 16, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    That dress is so pretty, I was so tempted to buy the one in the blue but I didn't in the end. Somehow the blue is a lot dressier than the white! Anyway, your nailart is GORGEOUS. I'm not sure I could recreate that on my nails, takes real patience. Also loving the story of you and how you taught yourself to draw. I think that makes you even MORE talented!

  18. August 16, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    I love this outfit so much ! These jewels are beautiful and your nails are amazing !

  19. August 16, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    Your floral nails are amazing! I wish I had the patience to attempt pretty nail stuff 🙂 xx

  20. August 16, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    You look lovely, and those nails are fantastic! I wish I suited white lace…

  21. August 16, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    Your nails are lovely!

  22. August 16, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    Wow, you did a great job with the floral nail design!! Looks very cute!

    Good luck with the look show! And what you said about being able to do anything if you want (in your case drawing) is so true! Anyone has the abilities to do it! Great inspiration 🙂

  23. August 16, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Really love the nails! and those shoes are amazing.

  24. August 16, 2011 / 5:52 pm

    cute outfit, I love your dress! 🙂 x

  25. August 16, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    LOVE the dress! And your nails are so pretty 🙂 I've tried doing roses like that on my nails a few times, need a little more practice though. x

  26. August 16, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    Gorgeous dress 🙂

    Love the nails too – ever so pretty xx

  27. August 16, 2011 / 6:30 pm

    That dress is so pretty.

  28. August 16, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    This dress is so pretty. and I love the cherry ring~~

    I really admire people that can do nail arts themselves!! I can barely paint my nails -.-" the floral nails are just lovely!!


  29. August 16, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    Thank you for your kind offer Sarah, I'll definitely say if I need some help. I want to start learning soon and I'm going to get myself a book, but It'd be really helpful if I could give you or the guys at Hero and Cape a shout if I get stuck. This is why I like blogging so much, you get to met wonderful people such as yourselves. Thank you.


  30. August 16, 2011 / 8:14 pm

    Cutesy Patootsy 😉

  31. August 16, 2011 / 8:50 pm

    Oh I love your nails!!

  32. August 16, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    This dress looks so nice on you xx

  33. August 16, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    Such a pretty outfit Sarah! And your nails look really good too, so I don't know what you're on about! And you always write the nicest blog comments too, so thanks 🙂

  34. August 16, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    Good luck with the Look competition 🙂

    Your nails look AMAZING!!


  35. August 16, 2011 / 9:22 pm

    Thank you for the comment 🙂
    Love that dress. I have it as well but in white. I hate how short it is though, im only 5,5 lol.x

  36. August 16, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    You look so lovely in that dress! It just suits you perfectly.
    I'm feeling inspired by your teaching yourself to draw! I will have to try harder to teach myself.
    I'm really keen to get into some sort of Marketing so the last too post have been really interesting for me 🙂

    Thank you 😀
    Lottie xx

  37. August 16, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    im everytime suprise about what you girl do with your clothes !! You always so pretty and cute…ANYWAY you look gorgeous
    I love this dress totaly my style
    Accesories are the secret touch of this wonderful outfit

  38. August 16, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    Wow! His style is beautiful. I was watching your posts and every one I saw was more delighted, you have a great talent. Congratulations!
    Your store is wonderful, I incantation with the parts

  39. August 17, 2011 / 12:42 am

    Holy crap, you're gorgeous. That dress is precious! So romantic, and very versatile. I love all your rings! That cherry one is DARLING! And I really want some glasses like that. Too freakin' cute!


  40. August 17, 2011 / 2:14 am

    The nail art is cool don't worry. Really liked your post for LOOK, I entered too.I like drawing but I have had a bit of a 3 year hiatus and I need to get back into the swing of it. What program do you use for those drawings?

  41. August 17, 2011 / 8:11 am

    Gorgeous nails and i adore the cherry ring. Good luck on your Look show entry, they'd be mad not to pick you!

  42. August 17, 2011 / 9:17 am

    I love your outfit, the dress is gorgeous! Your nails look so cute. Good luck with the Look competition, your entry was great and your work is lovely. xx

  43. August 17, 2011 / 9:37 am

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
    Your blog is really nice and I love your style!
    Follow your by now!!!


  44. August 17, 2011 / 10:32 am

    This is such a nice outfit!
    Can't wait to see more of your drawings 🙂
    Have a good day

  45. August 17, 2011 / 11:45 am

    That dress is so pretty on you, love the jewellery too! I love drawing and painting, but not drawn for ages, need to get back into it! x

  46. August 17, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    I enjoy this outfit a great deal, you look adorable! Those nails are amazing, I think you should do a tutorial so we can all learn how to do them;)

    Caz x

  47. August 17, 2011 / 12:58 pm

    You look incredible! I love your nails 🙂 xx

  48. August 17, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    beautiful outfit, i love all the accessories! they set the dress off perfectly. xo

  49. Anonymous
    August 17, 2011 / 4:39 pm

    I love this dress! It suits you very well! I really love your nails, I need to try this as well, saw it several times now and it looks so nice! Thank you for commenting back at my blog, means the world to me! I really know how you felt before publishing!

  50. Anonymous
    August 17, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    You seriously have some jazzy nails! Such a beautiful dress too, I'd love it in that colour. I own the blue one but the colour is very daring!

    I believe anyone has the ability to draw too, I've always had an interest when growing up; I can't remember when I didn't have a pencil in one hand and a pad in the other! But by drawing a lot your ability does really get better, I still want to discover new drawing techniques to better myself. I love portraiture but it's the most frustrating part of drawing for me, poportion and all that, I tend to use the grid method but I don't want to keep relying on it. There's a student in my class at uni who can just draw perfectly by looking with the eye, poportion perfect! He's 20 years older than me but I just think gosh I'd love that talent!

  51. August 17, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    Your so pretty girl! this dress makes you look like an angel love your nails and jewellery's! <3

  52. August 17, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    That dress is so gorgeous! Such a cute outfit! xx

  53. August 17, 2011 / 7:19 pm

    The dress is so cute. All my favourite dresses go bobbly on the side where I carry my handbag, it's so annoying! x

  54. August 17, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    cute 🙂 xo

  55. August 17, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    beautiful dress! I totally agree! I'm going into my second year of doing fashion and i when i started i never realised how much drawing was needed.. i was hopeless but when i look back on my first sketchbook i've improved so much! xx

  56. August 17, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    You're so very welcome! I love your blog! 🙂 xoxo

  57. August 17, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    What an inspiring post! Your nail art is gorgeous, really original xx

  58. August 17, 2011 / 10:14 pm

    I love this topshop dress, I have the missguided version in blue and I've already overworn it! xx

  59. August 17, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    I love this post! Your nails are great – even if you think they aren't as good as others you've seen, if I attempted to do that it would just look so silly!!

  60. August 18, 2011 / 1:51 am

    I love your nails and that cherry ring! You are so adorable!

  61. August 18, 2011 / 4:44 am

    That dress looks absolutely perfect

  62. August 18, 2011 / 5:11 am

    I love your lace dress so so much! Adorable! Those nails are really cool too. I think you did a great job on them

  63. August 18, 2011 / 8:20 am

    your work looks amazing in the look post 🙂 and love your nails and lace dress gorgeous!

    thanks for the comment on my blog 🙂

  64. August 18, 2011 / 10:18 am

    You look gorgeous in the pictures, I love your dress and beaded feather necklace 🙂 xx

  65. August 18, 2011 / 10:59 am

    First of all, I'm so blown away by all your talents. But now having read that you are also self-taught like that just blows me to the moon, and I'm excited to find out about it because I'm self-taught as well! I do love your "eye" and what you create.

    Secondly, this outfit is adorable! I'm looking for a good either white lace dress or white crochet dress. I love the trend. And your nails are to die for! I need to try a little rose mani!


  66. August 18, 2011 / 11:24 am

    Hey Sweetie,

    You are looking so ethereal and gorgeous here, I adore this post lots.

    You have the best complexion and the cutest accessories ever! ♥

    The Cat Hag

  67. August 18, 2011 / 11:45 am

    Hi, the little bunny (or mini seal dressed up as a bunny) on my blog is called "mamegoma"!! I think they are just the cutest thing in the world!!


  68. August 18, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    i really want to raid your wardrobe, so many gorgeous outfits! I love your nails, are those nail stickers? Or did you do it yourself?

  69. August 18, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    how gorgeous are your nails. i love your hair colour too xxx

  70. August 18, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    such a lovely styling 🙂

    your newest follower Michelle

  71. August 18, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous dress 🙂 I love everything about your outfit especially the nails and cherry ring. You have a lovely blog X x

  72. August 18, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    You look so pretty, that dress is perfect on you! I love how your hair looks in these photos too!

    Carmen Ri.

  73. August 19, 2011 / 8:43 am

    Love the dress! xx

  74. August 19, 2011 / 12:32 pm

    Your dress and nails are too cute xx

  75. August 19, 2011 / 1:31 pm

    I love the accessories and your hair

  76. August 19, 2011 / 4:02 pm

    dear, you look so beautiful in these pics!
    adore your dress! amazing!

  77. August 20, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    loving the dress and the ethos of this post- you can do anything you put your mind to!

  78. August 20, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    ah yes see fellow lace, jewellery, pretty shoes, she & him, & zooey lover!
    I would of loved this to be in my lace dress collection, i've spotted another thats currently in topshop and i'm craving it!

  79. August 20, 2011 / 11:32 pm

    it's neat to see a fashion blog by someone that designs fashion! Really great drawings in your last post, I especially liked the fashion graphics, such talent!

  80. August 21, 2011 / 5:08 am

    Ur blog is so cute&amazing, i follow you now!!

    xoxo from Venezuela.

  81. August 24, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    you're so gorgeous! love your necklace x

  82. August 24, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    you're so gorgeous! love your necklace x

  83. August 27, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    love your dress!
    & your nails look make mine look like they were done by a toddler! gorgeous x x

  84. August 28, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    Hello dear !
    I'm jessica dantas, a brasilian blogger .
    I dont speak english very well,but I 'm trying because your blog is SO MUCH AMAZING ,
    so beautiful, great work!


  85. Anonymous
    August 30, 2011 / 3:00 am

    that peacock necklace and your nails are too fab!

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