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5 Things To Buy This Week

Week going  little slowly?  Not to worry: here are five things to brighten it up, from the super-simple basics to the slightly more special: enjoy! 01. Vero Moda stripe bardot top Can you ever have too many stripe tops? Don’t think so. What about bardot tops: can you have too many of those? Nuh-uh: or not the last we heard, anyway. This is a stripe bardot top, and it’s only £22: it’s impossible for us not to love it. 02. Oasis embroidered anchor t-shirt Because if there’s something else we can’t get enough of, it’s anchor print. This is a cute way to make a plain white t-shirt a little more interesting, and if you’re a fan of the nautical…

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TFP Pick of the Day: The Perfect Stripe Dress for Winter

Staying styling AND staying warm aren’t necessarily one and the same thing at this time of year: in fact, all too often we end up forgetting about style altogether, and just layering on as many items of clothing as it takes to keep out the chill. The answer? Knitted dresses. They’re easy to wear (just as easy as jeans or leggings: maybe even easier, in fact, because you don’t need to find a top to wear with them), warm, but when you find one that works for you, you’ll look like you made a bit of an effort, even when you didn’t. Which is why we love this navy stripe dress by Sugarhill Boutique. The navy and white stripe gives…

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Fashion Police Picks of the Day: Cute nightwear from New Look

All items: New Look One of the new year’s resolutions we forgot to tell you about was to dress better ALL the time: not just when other people are going to see what we’re wearing. We’re sure most of you don’t mind investing in a new dress every now and then, for instance: or a pair of jeans, smart top, or whatever else makes up the “public” part of your problem. How many of you, though, have a drawer full of greying undies to wear underneath those cute new clothes? Or a ratty old dressing gown hanging on the back of the bathroom door? We’re pretty sure more than a few of you are looking a little bit guilty right now…

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Fashion Police Picks of the Day: Black and white stripes at Boden

Boden Maggie Ottoman dress, £89.50 The Boden spring / summer 2016 collection hit the website earlier this week, and there’s a whole lot of stripes going on. There are other colours and patterns too, you understand – in fact, all of the items we’re about to show you come in a selection of other colours – but it’s the black and white stripes that jumped right out of the page at us, and those items are the ones we’ve selected for our Picks of the Day. The abundance of stripes, you see, is a very good thing, as far as we’re concerned. There’s just something about bold stripes that manages to be both classic and contemporary at the same time,…

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Fashion Police Picks of the Day 04.01.16

In this new series, we’ll be bringing you a selection of our favourite items, available to buy now, on the UK high street. Starting with… Topshop Baxter jeans in mid-blue, £40 Topshop’s ‘Baxter’ jeans are the perfect skinny jeans for people who don’t really like skinny jeans. By that, we mean they’re definitely skinny, but they’re not skin-tight, so they won’t create that “sausage-casing” look that’s become so familiar over the last few years. It’s been increasingly hard lately to find skinny jeans that aren’t super-skinny, and sometimes it feels like there’s no middle-ground between the legging look and boyfriend jeans – which can also be hard to pull off. These jeans, however, are everything you need: we just wish…

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Wanted! Balenciaga mint leather pencil skirt

Time for a little bit of fantasy shopping to kick off this Monday morning. Because if we could just have this Balenciaga leather pencil skirt, we promise we’d never complain about Mondays ever again. Or about anything, really… It’s funny, because for the most part, leather skirts fall into the “love to look at them, don’t love to wear them” category for us. Sure, they look fantastic (or they CAN do, if they’re done right), but it can be hard to get the perfect fit, then you have to worry about them ruching around the hips when you walk, bulging uncomfotably when you try to sit down in them… Of course, most of those issues will be solved if you…

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Wanted! Spots and stripes at Stefanel

There’s nothing quite like spots when it comes to making an ordinary item of clothing seem a little more special. Except maybe stripes, that is. Spots and stripes, stripes and spots: we wouldn’t want to choose between them. so we’ll just declare both of them to be our favourite prints, and leave it at that, shall we? This season, Stefanel have created a fabulous collection of spots and stripes: here are some of our most wanted items… 01. Longline stripe cardigan, £150 The nautical look never goes out of style: this longline stripe cardigan uses the classic red, white and blue colourway to create a fun cover-up that’ll look good over jeans, leggings, and anything else you choose to pair…

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Wanted! Six Spring Pieces from Dorothy Perkins

Everyone has their favourite fashion season, and our would most definitely be spring. Particularly THIS spring. We’re totally in love with all of the pretty pastel colours, the big skirts, the polka dots and the stripes this season has seen fit to bestow upon us, and every day seems to bring new items to add to our WANTED! list. We’re particularly impressed with the current spring collection at Dorothy Perkins: here are six of our favourite things, which we’re hoping you’ll go and buy, so we don’t have to… 01. The baby blue sweater, £18 It’s still sweater weather, and probably will be for a while yet. Baby blue has been one of the big colour trends of the season,…

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Matalan’s summer 2014 collection is awesome

Matalan spring/summer 2014 Anyone else hate the fact that, by the middle of February, the stores are all full of spring/summer clothes, but there’s still so much winter left to go that you can’t actually wear any of it? Us too. This post won’t help you with that, we’re afraid, but it might just brighten up your Monday morning every so slightly. See, last week when our officers were conducting important research for our Valentine’s post, they couldn’t help but notice that Matalan’s spring/summer collection is all kinds of awesome. It’s also all kinds of affordable, which is even better news, because if we can get ourselves a closet full of cute clothes without having to re-mortgage the house to…

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Wanted! River Island navy polka dot pencil skirt

River Island polka dot pencil skirt, £22 Got £22 and the need to pep up your closet with a little something new? Maybe something with a fun print and an easy-to-wear shape? Well, our officers tracked down this little River Island tube skirt a couple of weeks ago, and we figured it was time to share it with the rest of you: it’s cheap, it’s cheerful, and it’s the kind of skirt you’ll be able to wear in lots of different ways. Our old friends at ASOS, for instance, have gone for a sporty kinda look, with sneakers and a crop top: [see it here] Although we’re not big fans of either sneakers or pattern-mixing (although, if patterns absolutely MUST…

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Wanted! Boden’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. All of it.

Thank the Fashion Gods for Boden. At a time when it feels like half the world is either shivering in sub-zero temperatures, or being blown to bits by gale-force winds, their spring/summer 2014 collection, which launched online this week, is a breath of fresh air – and a reminder that better days are (hopefully) coming. We had a lot of love for Boden’s last collection, and this latest one makes us wonder again how on earth we managed to ignore this brand for so long. Basically, if you love classic/preppy style (and we do), with a focus on polka dots and stripes (which we DEFINITELY) do, this is a great collection to check out. Here are just a few of…

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Wanted! Winter coats at Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge full-skirted coats, £85 If you’re anything like us, the recent plunge in temperature here in the UK has got us just a little bit obsessed with outerwear. More so than we usually are, even. The problem with winter coats is that, because they tend to be to pretty expensive, they can end up taking up a huge chunk of your clothing budget, and if you’re dropping that much money on something, you REALLY don’t want to make an expensive mistake. Enter this Miss Selfridge full-skirted coats. Not only are these reasonably affordable at £85 (No, it’s not what you’d call “cheap”, but it’s not easy to find a great coat for a whole lot less), they’re also the…

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WANTED! Anthropologie bowtie pencil skirt

Anthropologie bowtie pencil skirt, £118 We’ve been focusing a lot of full skirts lately (And we’ll have some more of those for you tomorrow, so don’t say we didn’t warn you), so we thought this Anthropologie bowtie pencil skirt might make for a nice change of pace. This is about as sweet as a skirt gets, with the all-over bow print, and the flared hem, which looks like it would fly out nicely if the model were to spin around in it. (We’re surely not the only ones who’d be spinning around within seconds of slipping this on, are we? )It’s fun, flirty, and very playful, and those aren’t words we’re used to using to describe pencil skirts, so that…

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Wanted Wednesday | Coast Occasionwear

When we started to put together this week’s Wanted Wednesday post, we had the best of intentions to use a variety of different sources. Unfortunately, though, we didn’t make it past the “new in” section at Coast: whoops. We’re hoping you won’t judge us too harshly, though, because look: Lily-Anna dress, £180 A fairytale dress if ever we saw one. Now, Coast is pretty ubiquitous when it comes to special occasions: so much so that we know of more than one bride-to-be who’s had to put “No Coast dresses” on the wedding invitations, for fear the guests would turn up wearing the same dresses as the bridesmaids. Even if you can safely take the bridal party out of the occasion,…

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Wanted Wednesday | Most Wanted Fashion

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for us to show you a completely random selection of fashion items which we want to buy right now… but probably won’t, because they’re mostly hideously expensive. Well, we can dream, can’t we? And seeing as we’re dreaming, we may as well start off with this Roksnada Ilincic dress, which is a snip at just $1,510: Buy here It’s not cheap, and we don’t normally go for combinations of black n’ brights, but this dress is so beautifully cut, and so full of film noir-style drama that we’re willing to let it pass. Here’s something else we don’t normally go for: Buy here It’s Stuck-Together-Clothes, y’all. We normally have zero tolerance for Stuck Together…

Wanted Wednesday | Anthropologie Emeline Tulle Skirt

Anthopologie isn’t a brand we feature nearly often enough here on TFP. It’s not that we don’t like it: far from it, in fact. But as much as we love some of Anthropologie’s products, we often find them just a little bit overpriced, and so, rather than taunt ourselves with things we can’t actually afford, we have a bad habit of ignoring it altogether. We’re making an exception for the Emeline skirt, though: Anrthropologie ‘Emeline’ tulle skirt, £128 Now, this is tulle. It’s cream. And even although full skirts are very much in fashion this year, it’s definitely not the kind of thing that you’d  find yourself wearing every day, or even every week. Well, not unless you were Carrie…

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Wanted Wednesday | One-piece swimsuits from Topshop

We’ve talked a lot about swimwear, and one-pieces in particular, lately, but the cute styles just keep on coming, and there’s still plenty of summertime left to wear them in: or we hope so, anyway. This season, we’ve been particularly impressed with Topshop’s offerings in the beachwear department. While many swimwear brands take the retro route when it comes to one-pieces (And hey, no complaints from us there!), they’ve managed to keep their collection a little more contemporary, using interesting prints and streamlined shapes to create suits which are flattering and forgiving to the figure, while still looking very fresh and “young”. Topshop also have a great selection of bikinis on the site at the moment, so if that’s more…

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Wanted Wednesday: Pretty in Pink (and white)

For today’s Wanted Wednesday we rounded up some pale pink items for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure, as the case may be), but then we had to go and ruin it all with something that ISN’T pink: Temperley London silk-organza dress, £1,250 Well, it’s SORT of pink. In a certain light. If you kinda half-close your eyes and squint a bit. It’s also a total fantasy-buy, at £1,250, so let’s quickly move onto something that’s both pink AND slightly more affordable: Topshop ‘Gwenda’ pointed court shoes, £58 We’re big fans of Topshop’s ‘Gwenda’ courts, which are available in a wide range of colours, including this pretty baby pink. This is basically the perfect court shoe shape, with a low vamp…

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Wednesday Wants: TFP’s Favourite Fashion, every Wednesday

Wednesday Wants: a random selection of things we want. On Wednesday. Simple. Here are some of the things that caught our eyes this week… ASOS Pencil Dress In Summer Rose Jacquard, £65 This dress is from the ASOS Collection line, which we’ve been loving this season: the pieces are a little higher quality (and therefore have a correspondingly higher price tag) than you may be used to seeing from ASOS, and there are some really stunning items to be found there. We featured the floral jacquard pencil dress from this line a couple of months ago, and can confirm that it’s even more beautiful in real life than it looked in the photos, and the kind of dress we wouldn’t have…

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Five Fabulous Floral Prints

Love it or hate it, you just can’t escape it at this time of year: yes, we’re talking about floral print, THE ubiquitous summer print. Of course, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you wearing florals during the rest of the year too, if you wish, but the Spring/Summer season is the time when flowers are applied to everything: dresses, shoes, skirts, tops… if you can name it, it’s probably had a floral print applied to it at some point. For those who love them, florals epitomise everything that’s good about summer. Not only are they seasonally-appropriate, they’re also fresh, fun and feminine, and come in so many different colours and patterns that it’s usually easy enough to find something that’s to…

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Wanted! Pretty vintage-style midi dresses from Topshop

As our regular readers will know by now, The Fashion Police have  soft spot for midi dresses, and we’re also partial to anything that so much as hints at a vintage-inspired style. Thanks to the release of The Great Gatsby this summer, we can probably expect to see a lot more of this kind of style, and this morning Topshop took delivery of a trio of pretty midis which wouldn’t look out of place at a summer garden party way back when. Or a totally modern event in 2013, for that matter. We love…   Blue chiffon bodice skater dress, £120 Pink chiffon midi dress, £65 Lemon lace midi dress, £95

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… we love today. (Although not necessarily all at the same time.) skirt // blazer // tee

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High Street Hero: Dorothy Perkins laser cut flowers top

Dorothy Perkins laser cut flowers top, £32 An intricate, laser cut top isn’t something you generally find in the £30-or-thereabouts price bracket, so when we saw this one at Dorothy Perkins, we decided to nominate it as a High Street Hero. What’s a High Street Hero? It’s one of those items you find on the high street (Well, d’uh), which stand out from the crowd for one reason or another: either they look more expensive than they are, they’re the kind of quality you don’t always find from the price…or you just really like the look of them. This top falls into the third category for us. We haven’t seen it in the “flesh”, so we can’t speak to the…

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Wanted! Blue bow peplum top from A|Wear

The cream version of this bow peplum top is currently available for just £20 at A|Wear, and  they assure us its Tiffany-blue sister will be joining it soon. We’ll take both of ’em, please: they’d be perfect with either pencil skirts or skinny jeans, depending on how dressed up or down you want to be…

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Wanted! Oasis black and white peplum top

You can’t possibly have missed the fact that peplums are in fashion right now. They come in every conceivable colour and pattern, of course, but this black and white stripe version from Oasis is our favourite so far: it looks particularly good paired with red, for a simple, yet bold, look. BUY: Black and white peplum top, £45, Oasis

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Wanted! ASOS Bandeau Playsuit in Spot with Bow

OK, so it would probably be pretty hard to pull this off AS a playsuit, even if you were a model. Not because it wouldn’t look good, you understand: just because it would look like you were out in public in your swimsuit. And that’s exactly how we’d wear this. Not in “public”, we hasten to add, but say you felt like lounging around the pool (without necessarily going in), flicking through some magazines, sipping on a cocktail… this is what you’d wear. And if not this, then perhaps we can interest you in the black version? Or coral? ASOS Bandeau Playsuit with Bow, £30: click here to buy it.

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Shoe of the Week: Miu Miu pink glitter finish patent leather heels

Sometimes you want your shoes to be classic, elegant, timeless: the kind of shoes that just ooze effortless sophistication, and which you’d wear countless times over, without ever getting bored with them. Other times, you just want them to like they came straight from Barbie’s Dream House to your feet. For those times, we give you Miu Miu’s pink, glitter finished sandals. Now all you need is a feather boa and you’re good to go. As for just WHERE you’ll be good to go TO, well, we’ll leave that one up to you… (We’re just kidding. Even Barbie would probably dismiss these as “a bit much…”)

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Shoe of the Week: Carvela ‘Assemble’ bow front pumps in blue

It’s Friday, the weekend’s almost here, the wine is chilling in the fridge, and we haven’t seen anyone wearing harem pants for, ooh, at least two days now. All of these things combine to put The Fashion Police in a good mood, so we thought we’d celebrate by showing you something we love, rather than something we just want to lock up for the rest if its natural life. For that reason, we give you Carvela’s ‘Assemble’ pumps. (Note: we’re not actually “giving” you them. We’d like to, of course, but they’re £120, and even The Fashion Police need to eat.) They’re blue. They’re Spring-like. They have that ladylike vibe going on that makes us want to wear them with…

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Fashion Police Gold Star for…Joy’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection

We’ve long been fans of the small-but-perfectly-formed clothing boutique Joy, which is known for its cute and often quirky pieces, but this summer we’re in love with pretty much everything they have available. Well, how could we resist a collection which includes feminine florals, must-have mint, and enough stripes and polka dots to keep even us happy? You’ll find a selection of our current favourites under the jump, and everything on the page is available to buy here…

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Wanted! 50s style summer dresses from Oasis

Scenic print dress, £85 We know many of you can’t see a full-skirted summer dress without thinking of either grandma or Betty Draper, but for those who can (or who actually WANT to look like grandma or Betty Draper), all we can say to you is get thee to Oasis. It’s currently a veritable… well, oasis, really… of 50s style sun dresses. Here are a few of our favourites:

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Wanted Wednesday: Luxury Edition

Earlier today we showed you some fashion picks from the UK high street: now it’s time to take a look at the luxury end of the market, with some clothes we love, but just can’t afford (and would probably never wear, even if we could…) Take a look at the gallery for items from Alice + Olivia, Viktor + Rolf, Zac Posen and more.

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Wanted Wednesday: High Street Edition

Happy hump-day, everyone! To celebrate the mid-point of the week, and also just because we felt like it, today we’re bringing you some of the products we love, as opposed to the ones we loathed. Or some of the products we quite liked, at least. You will quite possibly loathe them, and then we’ll have ALSO fulfilled the “fashion crime” part of our remit: everyone’s a winner, baby! First up, we bring you some high-street finds, which means items from the likes of Dorothy Perkins, Topshop, Zara… you know, the things you might actually have a chance of buying, if you like them. (Well, maybe not the Kurt Geiger shoes, to be honest. They’re technically a “high street” brand, but…

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Wanted! Miu Miu pink grained-leather tote

It’s not like us to go for something Barbie pink. Or something which costs $1,295, for that matter. As soon as our officers laid eyes on this pink Miu Miu tote bag, however, we knew we had to have it – even if only in the “fantasy shopping” sense. It IS almost Christmas, after all. And we’ve been very, very good this year… Click here to buy it at Net-a-Porter.

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Wanted! Mad Men fashion at Dorothy Perkins

Roll collar pencil dress, £40 We’d just like to take a moment to virtually high-five Dorothy Perkins for their excellent work recently. We’ve been loving a lot of their clothes – a LOT of their clothes – but we’re particularly keen on the vaguely 60s-influenced, Mad Men style dresses they’ve been releasing over the past few weeks. And sure, everyone’s been doing 60s style, and everyone AND their dog has been jumping on the Mad Men train, but the fact that Dotty Ps dresses typically retail for around the £40 mark, and won’t make you look like you’re in costume (or not unless you go the whole hog with the 60s-style hair and makeup, too. We won’t judge you. Much.), we’ve been…

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“Wanted” Wednesday: Oasis

Especially for those of you who enjoy our occasional forays into the prettier side of fashion, we present Wanted Wednesday: a day when we will push the fashion crimes aside, and show you some of the things we’ve actually liked in our travels around the fashion web. It’ll be all rainbows and unicorns and positivity, and not like us at all, but hey: we have to give credit where credit’s due sometimes. We’re starting off our Wanted Wednesday with some offerings from Oasis, which we’ve been mighty impressed with lately. For instance: Ballerina flower dress, £110 OK, so it’s not so much “ballerina” as it is “60s bombshell”, but we like it. Imagine it with Dusty Springfield hair and lots of black…

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Shoe Porn: Miss KG ‘Minnie’ shoes in red suede and black polka dot

We liked the original version of Miss KG’s ‘Minnie’ pumps, which has a soft grey upper with a pink bow. We like the 2011 upgrade even better, though, even although these have taken a much more literal interpretation of the ‘Minnie’ name, and will have to be styled carefully so you don’t ACTUALLY end up looking like Minnie Mouse. Still, red shoes have always been our thing, and when you add an oversized bow in a fun print, it gives them an extra element of cuteness, and makes them even more attention-getting than they were to start with. We approve. These are £80: click here to buy them.

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Wanted! Retro-style swimsuits at Target

The Fashion Police have long been fans of retro-style swimwear, of the kind shown above: cut low on the hips, with a bit of ruching over the stomach, this shape is super-flattering, and surprisingly sexy – perfect for those of us who don’t really fancy the itsy-witsy, teeny-weeny bikini (yellow polka dot or otherwise). Of course, the drawback with this kind of swimswuit is that they tend to be on the expensive side, which is why we were so pleased to come across Target’s current collection. These suits retail for just $34.99, and are available in a wide range of prints, colours and shapes, with the ones shown above being just a small selection. For those of us outside of…

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The Fashion Police love… Matalan’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection

We’re as surprised to be writing this as you possibly are to be reading it, but if you’re a fan of 50s-style florals (and yes, we know many of you aren’t, so our apologies for subjecting you to it if so…), get thee to Matalan. Yes, Matalan. For it is a veritable floral prom-dress palace at the moment, and we’ve also spotted a few other little bargains, such as the bow-front jacket and cherry-print dress pictured above. The best bit? It won’t cost you an absolute fortune, unlike some high street stores we could mention but won’t. (*Cough*Topshop*Cough*)

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The Fashion Police love… Perfect party dresses by Suzannah

As well as arresting crimes of fashion, we also like to give credit where credit’s due, so with that in mind we figured it was our duty to draw your attention to the fabulous new dress collection by British designer Suzannah. Now, before you go getting too excited, some of these dresses are “as seen on celebrities”, so they’re not cheap (you could tell by looking at them, couldn’t you): in fact, the prices range from around £350 up (and up, and up…). In a fantasy shopping game, however, we’d definitely take one of each… To view the rest of the collection, click here.

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Shoe Porn: Zara black pointed toe court shoes

We know pointed toes have been out of favour with the fash pack for a while now, but if ever there was a shoe to make us want to bring them back, this would be it: the photo in the bottom right corner of the image alone would be enough to do it. We’re also really glad to be able to report that these come from good ol’ Zara, so they’ll only set you back £59.99, as opposed to the more usual £599.99 usually attached to a piece of Shoe Porn. Good work, Officer Zara! (Click here to buy them)

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Schuh Porn: Green ‘Frenchie Butterfly’ court shoes

So, as we’ve noted before, these shoes are a complete rip-off of a style Dolce & Gabanna released a couple of seasons ago – or, at least, the black and white versions, which Schuh were selling last year, are. We’re going to overlook it on this occasion, however, because… … well, because lookit them. Green. Suede. Butterflies. We love them. We covet them. And one day, we just might buy them. Hopefully when they’re on sale, though. If you don’t want to wait until then, you can click here to buy them right now, for £70.

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Shoe Porn: Red Polka dot court shoes from Next

“Porn” is possibly the wrong choice of words for these polka dot shoes, because they’re definitely more sweet than sexy, but when Shoeperwoman spotted them earlier this month, we knew we’d have to take them into our safe keeping: well, we wouldn’t want anyone being corrupted by them, would we? These are a lethal combination of all the things The Fashion Police love in the footwear world: the bow, the polka dot, the red heel… and surprisingly enough, for once they’re not ridiculously priced, at just £35 – amazing. (Click here to buy them)

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Denim lingerie? Er, yes please!

Here at The Fashion Police, we’ve always been of the opinion that denim is best kept for jeans only: and, OK, maybe the odd jacket or two, if we’re feeling in a Blossom kinda mood. We’ve also always been kinda fickle, though, and this month we’re surprised to admit that Topshop have managed to turn us around on the issue of denim lingerie, although admittedly they’re at an advantage here, because we believe this to be more denim coloured, rather than the kind of fabric your jeans are made of. Still, we’re not sure if it’s the polka dots, or the ruffles, or if we’ve maybe just been denim-lingerie-lovers all along, but this little set triggered our “cute” reflex. If…

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Wanted: Trashy Diva Rosalind dress

We came across the Trashy Diva website (thanks to reader Kat) and wanted, well, just about everything if we’re honest.  Contrary to its name, the site stocks gorgeous fitted frocks, jackets, skirts and wonderful accessories.  In particular though, we were rather taken with this Rosalind dress.  The site describes it as ‘very slimming’ and we can definitely see that that would be the case. If you love this dress as much as we do, it’s $275 at Trashy Diva.

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Wanted! Hybrid pencil dresses at ASOS

For reasons that aren’t particularly clear to us, our favourite (and not-so-favourite) fashion criminals have been keeping a low profile this week, which is good news in a way as the temporary cease-fire gives us more time to look at pretty dresses online. The latest brand to catch our attention is called Hybrid, and has just started to be stocked at ASOS. We’re loving the fitted pencil dresses from this collection: good for work, but also perfect for parties, and we reckon Joan Holloway would approve, too, which is always a pretty good yardstick for us: WWJD – What Would Joanie Do? (Why, she’d buy the dresses, of course! They’re around £85 each and you can click here to buy…

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Wanted! 40s style stripe halter bikini from Topshop

We know bikini season is already a thing of the past here in the Northern hemisphere, but we’ve had our beady eyes on this retro style stripe bikini from Topshop for a few days now, and have noticed that it’s selling out fast online, so we figured it was our duty to inform you of its existence, just in case you have a winter sun break planner or, er, need something to wear in the jacuzzi at the gym. We love the retro shape of this, from the figure-flattering (on some figures, at least) high-waisted bottoms, to the nautical stripes, which are just begging to be worn with bright red lipstick and a pair of cat’s eye sunglasses. If you…

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Shoe Porn: Kurt Geiger Fashionistas ‘Corso Como’ blue crystal embellished pumps

The Fashion Police are hereby confiscating this case of Shoe Porn with immediate effect. We’ll be taking these Kurt Geiger ‘Corso Como’ pumps into our custody, so that no one can be corrupted by them. Well, no one except us, anyway. Well also take the black versions and the yellow versions, just to keep you all safe from temptation. It’s OK you don’t need to thank us, we’re just doing our job… If, however, you feel you can be trusted to keep the shoes safe, and treat them with the respect they deserve, you can click here to buy them from Kurt Geiger, where they’re £290. Oh, if only they were just a little bit less expensive!

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Shoe Porn: Kurt Geiger ‘Cairo’ green suede platform peep toes

Just to take your mind off those Marc Jacobs jester boots we showed you earlier today, here’s our favourite shoe of the week, courtesy of our sister shoe blog, Shoeperwoman. These are ‘Cairo’ by Kurt Geiger, and we don’t know about you, but we’d sell our sister for them – assuming we actually had one, of course. As we don’t, we’ll just have to settle for admiring them from afar, and hoping they eventually go on sale for even a little bet less than the £199 they’re currently retailing for. Also available in black and blush patent, we think this gorgeous green suede is the best colour of all. Get them here – just try to leave a pair or two…

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Wanted: Jessica Biel’s shoes from the MTV Movie Awards

Tame black ankle-strap heels from the front, glitzy glamorous party shoes from the back! We love these shoes Jessica Biel wore to the MTV Movie Awards this weekend with a Giambattista Valli dress. The whole ensemble was very sexy secretary, but these shoes really take the cake.  Sadly, we cannot find a fashion credit for the shoes anywhere, but that does not stop us lusting over them.

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Wanted! Red multi-button pencil skirt from Topshop

A little bit of pin-up girl style on the high street, and something that could easily become a winter wardrobe staple, all this Topshop pencil skirt needs is a pair of high heels and something simple on top, and you’re good to go. It’s an affordable £35, and although it’s no longer available in all sizes on the website, unfortunately, you can still find it in store. We suppose a price drop in the January sales is too much to hope for, Topshop?

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Shoe Porn: Pink peep toes by Rene Caovilla

It’s been a while since we confiscated some Shoe Porn, but we thought these pink peep toes by Rene Caovilla fit the bill rather nicely.  As Shoeperwoman noted, they have a real “boudoir” feel to them, and seem to be just begging to be worn with a silk negligee and… not much else. Sadly, the 790 euro price tag precludes us from buying them, so we’ll just have to take them into custody instead. Don’t worry, we’ll look after them…

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Wanted! Tom Ford Nikita cat-eye acetate sunglasses

We have a feeling this may not be a popular opinion, but… we still kinda love these Tom Ford ‘Nikita’ sunglasses. They make a nice change from all of the bug-eye and aviator styles that’ve dominated the past few years (not that we don’t love those, too, mind you: The Fashion Police are sunglasses junkies), and they have a nice little retro twist to them, too, which is always appreciated round these here parts. Tom Ford ‘Nikita’ sunglasses, £235, Net-a-Porter