Minkie Dress // Made in the UK

minkie dress, UK fashion, fashion blogger, sage and sparkle, sage + sparkle, We all love Topshop, right?! But have you ever been to a Topshop in the UK?  Totally different experience.  I recently went to the one in London, on Oxford Street, and upon entering, the first thing I noticed was how huge it was.  I'm talking department store big.  There were multiple hair salons, cupcake shops, vintage clothing, various UK designers that you wouldn't find anywhere else, a full (HUGE) show department, a curated selection on the upper floor that was like a small boutique, and all of that on top of the normal assortment you have come to expect from Topshop; it was AMAZING!

I ended up walking away with a few items, but I stuck with pieces that I knew I wouldn't be able to get in the US, like this Minkie Dress.  Adorable, right?  What attracted me first off was the concept.  The dress is a one size fits all  most, and the only had three styles.  It reminded me of my days in college (I studied fashion design), when we would have an assignment to create one garnet and focus on building a collection around it with the idea that as your customer bases grows, so would your line assortment.  Sally, the founder of Minkie, took a similar approach with only  few silhouettes in multiple color ways, which is smart, because it made me want multiples, while shopping.

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I ended up going with this navy abstract python print.  The price was £52.00, which is about $80.56. And even though the dress is a one size fits all, the fit is pretty good.  Because it was freezing, I choose to pair this dress with my Reebok tights  (such a smart idea and highly recommended) and if I told you how long I have had this jacket and where it is from, you probably wouldn't believe me... I got this jacket, when I was a freshman in high school, over 16 years ago, from Forever 21! This was when Forever 21 was not even popular yet, the clothes at the time were actually produced in the US and the quality was so much better... the good 'ol days...

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{Dress, Minkie | Blazer, Forever 21 | Necklace, Boutique in Brooklyn | Watch, Michael Kors | Black Long Sleeve Tee, Zara | Socks, Target | Tights, Reebok tights | Boots, KORS | Coat, Zara | Winter boots (last pic only), Juicy Couture}

Stay warm!!!