Last Days of Summer


New Look Lace Dress


This is the only summery dress I’ve bought all season.  Summer has been a late bloomer here in London so pretty dresses have been fairly low down my shopping list.  That being said I think I’ve found the best one on the high street!


Self Portrait DupeSelf Portrait Dupe


This feels like an outfit of dupes.  I’m not usually one to go for high street knock offs but occasionally they do it so well you wonder why anyone would spend the extra money on the real thing.  This dress reminds me of every blogger and fashionistas favourite label, Self-Portrait.  I love this brand; I think the designs are stunning, the price point is reasonable and it always looks incredible on everyone I see.  Yet despite all that I’m yet to splash out on a dress from there, as I worry I’ll end up going to a wedding or event and someone will be wearing the same dress as me!  Everyone, and I mean everyone, seems to be rocking a Self-Portrait number at the moment.



Self Portrait Dupe


When I saw this very sweet lace skater style dress in New Look (of all places) I simply couldn’t resist.  It has the Self-Portrait look but at an incredibly purse friendly price tag (£39.99 – £44.99 depending on whether you go for petite or regular style).  Also, the quality is amazing.  Plus, as if that isn’t good enough you can also throw it in the washing machine, so no hand washing!  Talk about easy peasy!  I’ve never been a huge fan of New Look but this dress has completely converted me.  I think you can see just how happy and giddy this dress makes me in the photos!


New Look Lace DressNew Look Lace Dress

Outfit Details: Dress – New Look (find HERE) | Shoes – Topshop (similar HERE & HERE) | Bag – Chanel (find HERE & HERE) | Necklace (belt worn as a choker) – Chanel (find HERE)


Chanel is bringing back the slingback in a big way and everybody seems to be rocking them.  I do like them but I don’t love them, so there’s no way I’ll be spending the £500+, even if I could get my hands on a pair (they are sold out everywhere)!  I’m not even going to sugarcoat it, this Topshop version is a shameless copy but now that I have these, I can see why the Chanel versions are such a hit.  They have a way of adding a really sophisticated and classy edge to almost any outfit.


New Look Lace DressTopshop Chanel Slingback Dupe


When I was putting this look together I didn’t want it to be “sugary sweet”.  This dress is sufficiently cute and girly on its own and I didn’t want to add any more of that.  Somehow these shoes manage to keep the look feminine but without looking like that of a four year old.  All hail this style of shoe!

There are plenty of good lookalikes on the high street, so if you too don’t want to spend all that money on the real thing, there are a number of fab alternatives.



Topshop Chanel Slingback DupeTopshop Kiss Me





  1. Amy August 29, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Such a pretty dress! Love the color and lace detail. Great shoes!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 10:53 pm

      Awww thank you so much sweetie! xx

  2. Christina August 29, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Love how you’re embracing the last days of summer! This dress looks absolutely stunning on you. I love the color especially!


    Looks by Lau

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you so much Christina! I’m going to catching every last bit of summer before we get horrible British cold weather again! Haha xx

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:28 pm

      Awww thank you so much hun! xx

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:30 pm

      I do love this dress and it’s such a bargain! xx

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:31 pm

      HAHA, must be a good dupe then! Thanks for the comment doll! xx

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you sweetie! xx

  3. Eva August 29, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    That is a lovely dress and you look so pretty in this outfit. And girl you smile is contagious <3

    xoxo Eva |

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      That’s so lovely! Thank you!! xx

  4. Dolce Nina August 29, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Wow. I love everthing about this outfit. Perfect combo! xoxo

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      So glad you like it, thank you for the sweet comment xx

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      Isn’t the price amazing? It’s a total bargain! xx

  5. Allie Mackin August 29, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Oh wow what fun dress love the color! And so glad the sun came out for you. Ah yes the Chanel shoes that are huge trend with bloggers and it girls. I met a blogger last week that had them!

    Allie of

    • thatnewd September 6, 2016 / 11:30 pm

      Oooh did they look amazing!? I don’t think I even seen them in real life? Only admired from a far… Haha! xx

  6. Joti August 29, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    This dress is beautiful. I hear ya on the summer front!! Summer feels like it just started here in Vancouver, Canada as well!! And now all the fall stuff is out. 🙁 🙁

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      Haha so you and I are in the same boat! I kinda love Fall but I just wish our summer was a bit longer! xx

    • thatnewd September 6, 2016 / 11:30 pm

      Haha thank you! Trust me, my hair is usually a hot mess! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Me too! I’m such a pink girl! xx

  7. Irene August 30, 2016 / 2:51 am

    This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

  8. Chelsea August 30, 2016 / 3:38 am

    You’re too stunning! This dress is stunning and I would totally get it if it weren’t my skin tone hah!

    Chow Down USA

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:55 pm

      That’s so lovely, thank you! Haha I swear I’m super pale but somehow it works! xx

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you hunny xx

  9. Stephanie August 30, 2016 / 4:12 am

    What a beautiful dress! I love the color and the lace detail is divine!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      Thanks hun! Isn’t it? I think it looks so much more expensive than it is!! xx

  10. carly August 30, 2016 / 4:14 am

    If you’re only going to get one new summer dress, that is definitely a great one to get. It is gorgeous! I hope you get some warm summer weather before fall sneaks up on us
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    • thatnewd September 1, 2016 / 11:58 pm

      Me too! Haha! Fingers crossed for more sun! Thank you for the lovely comment hun xx

  11. Bernice August 30, 2016 / 4:42 am

    What a sweet blush dress 🙂 You look gorgeous!

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 12:00 am

      Awww thanks so much doll! xx

  12. Mercy August 30, 2016 / 6:46 am

    Definitely great finds. The dress and the sling back shoes are equally nice, perfect for each other. I also adore Self-Portrait dresses and this one you’re sporting looks like it so why not. You’re absolutely rocking it.

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 12:02 am

      Thank you hun. I feel like these pieces shouldn’t work together but somehow they do! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 12:02 am

      Thank you sweetie xx

  13. Funmi Alabi August 30, 2016 / 11:08 am

    That’s a stunning dress. You look absolutely gorgeous!

    Funmi x

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 12:03 am

      Thank you, that’s so lovely xx

  14. Kay August 30, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Aww this dress is just so beautiful! It looks so fab on you, plus you yourself look so gorgeous, happy and radiant. <3 Thanks for sharing! x x


    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 12:19 am

      Such a lovely comment! Thank you darling! xx

  15. Lorena August 30, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    You rocked the look ! regardless dupe or not the dress looks amazing and it was such a great idea to wear the belt as a necklace. Nice move.

    • thatnewd September 13, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Haha thanks girl! I love making items multiuse! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 1:10 am

      Thank you doll xx

  16. Jalisa August 30, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous, girlie! I adore this dress, the color, fit, and details are all so lovely and look so good on you! I also love how you’ve paired it with those sling back shoes. Thank so much for sharing, gorgeous girlie, and I hope you’re having a great day so far!



    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 1:11 am

      Yay, so glad you like the look hunny xx

  17. Kelsey&Kenecha August 30, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous! And you look lovely!! Love the photos!! 🙂

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      That’s so lovely,thank you doll! xx

  18. Janea August 30, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    You did an amazing job of styling a pale pink lacy dress to look sophisticated and chic. And you look so beautiful in it! Hope you enjoy plenty of sunny summer days before the weather changes! Thanks for sharing your beautiful outfit and clever styling. XO Janea

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Such a lovely comment, you’re so sweet! Fingers crossed for more sun! xx

  19. Tamara August 30, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    What a beautiful dress!!! And you smile is so contagious Dominique!


    Tamara –

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:22 pm

      Hehehe thank so much hun! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Aww thanks girl! xx

  20. Aniele August 30, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    You look so pretty, I really loved! xoxo

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:30 pm

      Thank so much hunny! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you! Of course I will follow you hun xx

  21. Milica August 30, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC and instagram @djonovic_milica? If yes, follow me and I follow back as soon as I see it.
    Let me know with a comment on my Blog


    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      I don’t use GFC I’m afraid. Thank you for the comment xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      Thanks doll! I’m so happy you get this look, I love adding an edge to an outfit! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      Awww thank you so much sweetie xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks hunny!! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks hun!! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you my lovely, that’s so sweet of you xx

  22. Kasie Chelanne August 31, 2016 / 4:59 am

    This dress is gorgeous on you and you’ve styled it so beautifully! This shade is perfect for this time of year!

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      I totally agree, love this blush shade for end of summer! xx

  23. Katrina Fernandez August 31, 2016 / 7:22 am

    I totally love your dress dear! Your choker and shoes are perfect for adding a statement piece to an outfit. I love it, so much!

    Check out my blog post about Wishlist
    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: katrinaisha

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      You are such a sweetie, thank you hun xx

  24. Rosanna August 31, 2016 / 8:31 am

    I love the dress, beautiful pictures!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you Rosanna! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      I love this length! Thanks for the sweet comment! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much! That makes me really happy that you think it’s classy! Yay! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      It is romantic! That’s such a lovely way to describe it! xx

    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:08 pm


    • thatnewd September 2, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you Gemma! xx

    • thatnewd September 5, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you hun xx

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