Shopaholic’s Retail Therapy!

Christmas has officially made me flip…I’ve gone shopping mad. Bought yet another dress for the party and two more pairs of absolutely stunning shoes! Still in a dilemma about the dress, had a wee argument with one of the managers about our Christmas Do being so formal and dressed up. Anywhoo, I do love the Dorothy Perkins dress, I do. But I’m just not convinced on the fit of it…..

blue dorothy perkins dress

Dress – Dorothy Perkins
Shoes – Primarni

So I bought this dress! Which fits a lot better, and has straps so I’ll feel more secure when making shapes on the dance floor. I feel a bit Beyonce in it, pre-fashionista era. What’s up with her wearing skin tight PVC jumpsuits and Gareth Pugh these days? She should just stick to being a glamazon, suits her better.

blue lipsy dress

Dress – Lipsy
Shoes – Primarni

So anyway, enough about B. I was on a real roll with the shopping thus far and thought it would be foolish to stop. I mean sure it’s the season for giving and all, but…if you don’t love yourself who will?! So I think I deserved a treat….or 5 ;o)

black court shoes purple rose

stud shoes rodarte black

Shoes – Barratts

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Isa
    December 12, 2008 / 3:36 pm

    Oehh I love it!especially the pumps with the studs and the second dress from lipsy (so cute)

  2. Sharon Rose
    December 12, 2008 / 4:50 pm

    Hi there-those Barratt shoes are fabulous!! have a lovely weekend!

  3. yiqin;
    December 12, 2008 / 5:17 pm

    Both pairs of shoes are to die for!! I love your tights too 😀

  4. Demi
    December 12, 2008 / 5:39 pm

    thank you haha :)and great dresses!about the first one – maybe you could pair it with a little scrug, sequined or faux fur maybe? to make you feel more secure! but I love them both!and I love them studded shoes!!gorgeoussssxx

  5. Siljesfashion
    December 12, 2008 / 10:21 pm

    Love the last pair of shoes!! And the second dress is a great fit for you. Amazing!

  6. ryder
    December 12, 2008 / 11:29 pm

    love the dress colour. its a must have colour this season. and i musty say that shoes are strange and fantastic.

  7. Annie
    December 13, 2008 / 6:12 am

    I LOVE both dresses!

  8. Romeika
    December 13, 2008 / 10:01 am

    Wow, one more dress! You look great in both of them:)

  9. Nita-Karoliina
    December 13, 2008 / 10:32 am

    that first dress is the best and love those stockins!!

  10. stilettostetico
    December 13, 2008 / 10:58 am

    So I vote for the Lipsy Dress, because a bare back really can be enchanting, especially in such a sparkling/subtle way (and a sexy Body like yours) !!!à Bientôt, Antoine

  11. girl next blog
    December 13, 2008 / 8:06 pm

    Of course I have it!Influence is a great great book, like the Olsen twins.Do you have it too, I guess 🙂

  12. Thu
    December 14, 2008 / 6:48 am

    good choice. i like the lipsy dress better as well. and yes, we do have cyber monday, but i didn’t really buy anything.

  13. Anonymous
    December 14, 2008 / 11:52 am

    I love love love the shoes!! Especially the first dress is to die for too:)

  14. DaisyChain
    December 14, 2008 / 7:12 pm

    The DP dress looks AMAZING on you,but the other one is beautiful as well.And those Barratts shoes…wow!

  15. Sam
    December 14, 2008 / 9:11 pm

    Love the shoes and the dresses! I couldn’t choose if I were you!

  16. Susanna-Cole
    December 15, 2008 / 5:43 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the first dress especially, you look amazing! :)xoxo,S-C

  17. Savvy Mode SG
    December 15, 2008 / 6:47 pm

    love the 2nd dress.

  18. Sunniva
    December 16, 2008 / 4:03 pm

    I love your Beyonce dress! And the Dorothy Perkins dress is really pretty too. Your new shoes are gorgeous <3 xox

    December 16, 2008 / 6:09 pm

    the lipsy dress is a much better fitso much nicer.and love all those shoes!gorgeous*hearts*

  20. nikkimoose.
    December 16, 2008 / 11:38 pm

    LOVING the barratts shoes xoxo

  21. MaryMary-Jane
    December 18, 2008 / 7:09 pm

    the second pair is more than hot. they are fantastikkkkkk!

  22. Karam Paul
    November 30, 2010 / 12:24 pm

    i like your new dress. after argument with your manager.

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