Tuesday, 9 August 2011

braving beige




Tunic - Yuki Tokyo
Jewellery - Accessorize
Belt - River Island
Nails - Bourjois Jaune Trendy


I recently received this tunic from Yuki Tokyo - an online clothing store which also has a concession section in Topshop and many boutique stores worldwide. Yuki takes inspiration from the Shibuya street in Tokyo, a lively and colourful area which spawns many up and coming fashion trends, and incorporates these key styles within their range, making each piece a little bit unique and individual. Their range is quite varied, stocking what I would describe as 'chic work wear', simple, sophisticatedly cut dresses and shirts, as well as the floral and the frilly for casual daytime wear.

This tunic is probably not a style I would normally pick out; I do seem drawn towards the aforementioned floral dresses and anything remotely colourful, but I was really pleased with how it fitted and worked once I had added my own accessories. Their sizing is one size (8-12) in everything which I was a bit nervous about, and without the belt this would have been a bit sack-like, but the fit on top and the length was perfect on me. The material is beautiful too, even if it does demand some laborious hand washing, and hung really nicely. I think their pieces are quite pricey in all honesty, but I think you are paying for the material and cut, which you really do notice. I particularly love the low looping armholes on this shift dress, creating the illusion of a double sleeve. I braved some bare legs with this dress but I think it would also look really pretty with some tights and chunky knitwear for the impending Autumn season, which seems chillily close!

41 comments:

binia said...

your hair looks absolutely lovely all swept up from your face!

Amy said...

Gorgeous, your hair looks amazing up! xxx

laurenrhiannon said...

You beautfil as per usual! Colour REALLY suits you with the tan :) xx

lauramorgan said...

loving the dress its so pretty! You look gorgeous :)

xo

DediLovesFashion said...

gorgeous dress.
XO

Ruby said...

It is a lovely tunic and I love how you dressed it up!
The riots are awful :( I'm just outside London, terrified they will come here.
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mw @ a bit superficial said...

wow- love your hair up like this...cute outfit!

Mozzypop said...

I agree, it's just so upsetting seeing the news and watching all these rats go crazy on the streets. Unreal.

On a lighter note, that colour looks really nice on you :-)

Dayner x | mozzypop.com

Becky. said...

your top knot is perfect! also a lovely outfit do pull of the colour very well! xxxx

Amyyy said...

such a pretty dress, love your outfit posts :) check out my blog if you have time peachykeen1992.blogspot.com :)

Chelseyxlou said...

FAB accessories. Looks great xoxo

Carlito86 said...

Gorgeous dress hun x

Kellie said...

That is a very beautiful dress, i will have to check out the website. I also love floral dresses seems really girly and fun. But i also love to dress up a simple dress like that with a chunky necklace.

I'm having a blog sale. Featuring Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Clinique and Mac etc

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I would be ever so grateful if you could check it out.

GEMBEAR said...

i love your hair most of all! i think the colour of the dress kinda drowns you out? it's a nice style but probably better in a bolder colour! x

Rachhh. said...

Gorgeous dress! I love how you've accessorized it! xo

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taffetaramblings said...

tunic is gorgeous & the belt & accessories give it some personality x

Faye said...

I love the necklace! :) x

Jessica French said...

love the outfit hun, you look gorgeous! xo

Temporary:Secretary said...

Love this colour, it really suits you! x

a.j.b said...

This is a gorgeous dress - I love the colour. I agree that the size 8-12 would worry me a little too!
X

MissMollie said...

I think the beige is lovely on you! I'm also a little bit in love with that nail colour, I might have to snap that one up on my next shopping trip! xo

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

There are no words for these riots. On a lighter note your hair looks lush in a top-knot.

Helen, X
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aimeee said...

its a really pretty dress and looks good on you! but i think youre right that if you didnt wear a belt it would look sack like :L x

BeyondTheBolt said...

Love the look and I am obsessed with that necklace! Soo Cute!

http://www.beyondthebolt.com/ :)

HeatherAMarie said...

you look so pretty! love the makeup!

Kerrymarie said...

oh i love this!! :) i just wanted to ask something because i know you do a lot of hockey, how do you keep your energy levels up with full time work, socialising and exercise? thanks! x

*~♥Giddy Princess♥~* said...

Ooooo such a pretty outfit!

MissMathful said...

looking lovely, i love your hair in a top knot :D

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Kirsty F said...

Love this look, the colour of the dress really compliments your skin tone!

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xx

Saf ♥ said...

Liking the tunic... beautiful

Phoebe said...

This looks so effortlessly chic. I've seen Yuki stuff before and agree the prices can be quite high, but for a special occasion or one off piece I think it would be worth it.

Sia said...

Love this look on you! xoxo

Raz said...

Looking great!! Nice to see a really honest review that lets your readers know some of the shortcomings of products. I think with handwashing + one size + price it's a bit too much hassle for me!

glamour rouge said...

Gorgeous tunic! Love the colour :)

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Milly said...

thank you all for your comments.
@gembear - i totally understand what you mean, I was nervous of the colour purely because I wear brighter, bolder shades a lot of the time.

@kerrymarie - thank you for your comment. um, i don't know really. I have high energy level naturally and have always been used to a busy life. exercise generally makes you feel more energised. I am vegetarian and eat a lot of natural, good food which is good for a healthy body and mind. oh and red bull :) lifesaver!! xx

Steph0188 said...

It really does look lovely, the colour is great & with the belt & necklace you just look stunning- but like you've not tried hard at all.

I don't like one size items- speshly because I wouldn't fit into it, but some times I just think, it's a shame. dresses like this, you can get away with to some extent, but with others- one size would look silly
xx

amenfashion17 said...

Your outfit is lovely :)

Onna said...

this looks so good on you, beautiful as always! I bought a nude dress from H&M but was too scared to wear it for a month, but its actually really flattering. xx

Zoe said...

wow milly i love this style of tunic on you, i agree i'd never pick something like this to wear but now i'm eyeing it up myself!! looks gorgeous xxx

Sophie - Country girl said...

you make that dress look fabulous, but its not something I could pull off!

Cee Harvey said...

you look gorgeous!

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