Two years ago my lovely friend James took me to London for Christmas we id all the cheesy London tourist things for the hundredth time and then decided to do a spot of shopping on Oxford Street. I didn't think I'd find anything but while sifting through the racks at Topshop I came across the most gorgeous dress I'd ever seen by Tara Starlet! It was a fitted wiggle shape dress with a three quarter sleeve in a hounds tooth pattern with an adorable skinny black paitent belt. I ran off to the changing rooms to try it on and dear lord it fit but sadly the zip was broken, I called out to the assistant to see if I could get another only to be told it was the only one & that they couldn't sell it to me faulty, my heart sank and since then I'd been on the lookout for it everywhere as it was sold out online [yes I checked as soon as I got home that day]
Well as luck would have it two years on I'm looking at the Tara Starlet sale and there it is one hounds tooth vixen dress left and would you believe it in my size .... so it was as easy as click - checkout - credit card details - Mine!
I was also incredibly impressed with the speed of delivery - it came within 3 days of clicking that little 'buy this item' button online.
The most astounding thing about this dress is when I wore it round to my dads my brother mentioned just how much he liked it! I was utterly shocked!
The cut of the dress is very flattering, the button detail is fab and I agree the dress needs a belt but I've never been fond of these little black skinny belts I always feel they look rather cheap and just don't suit an outfit so I swapped mine for a vintage clasp belt instead but that is the only teeny bit of criticism I have.
As soon as my loans in I think I'll be purchasing a few more things from Tara Starlet and hopefully be able to review them for my new column in The Damsel magazine.