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Keep or Return: Meadow Flowers

Its unusual that I would buy something from Topshop, but even more so when I’m considering taking it back!

I popped into Topshop last weekend, looking for the stripy maternity dress Jen posted recently. I found one in my size, but it *swamped* me. Which made me feel great for about 5 seconds before I remembered that it was a maternity dress!

I also picked up this dress, and was pleased that it fitted me, but I’m not sure whether its actually flattering and age appropirate (ugh, what a phrase) I’m 28 in September, which makes me feel ancient, and while this dress is cute, I’m not sure if a nearly 30 year old should be wearing such a cutesy print? Does that make sense?

Another possible reason why I bought it is that while I was browsing the sales racks at Topshop, I passed by two girls and one said to the other “Shouldn’t she be at Evans?”. I was a little stunned – I was probably the largest person in there at the time and the only person who was near these girls, but who says that sort of thing, out loud, in the middle of a shop?! Its nearly two weeks since it actually happened, but I am still quite – not angry or upset anymore, but annoyed I guess that someone thought it was OK to say that sort of thing in public.

I am not usually a fan of Topshop for the way they target an audience (whoever thought the above picture was a good choice was crazy, which was removed yesterday from the site apparently [sorry, thats a Daily Mail link]) but if these are the sort of people they attract, I think I’ll shop elsewhere – I’m too old for high school bitchyness.

So, keep or return?

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