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Finally Made It To The Mecca… TopShop


TopShop has been a store that I’ve secretly admired from afar. If you followed my old blog on I’m Not Obsessed, you know that I SWEAT that store. Big time. I am a little bit in love with Olivia Palermo and she frequents the brand.

Today was the day that my feet stepped inside the store… and BOY IS IT EXPENSIVE. I mean, shirts were $90 and they were as flimsy as can be. I was SHOCKED. I was hoping to find some deals or a sale section (did I just miss it?). Dreams were shattered. The meaning of life is still unknown. TopShop wasn’t at all what I made it out to be.


If only I was more free with my funds, I am sure I could have come up with a few cute outfits. But I can’t bring myself to spend almost $100 on a cotton shirt. Call me crazy.

I was in Soho because I attended a Starbucks event (that I’m not allowed to talk about until May). It was held at the same place as the David Lieberman event. As soon as Bill stopped the car in front of the building, my eyes darted down the block because I knew what was waiting for me.

Rounding out the day was an interview with this game show that I am going to take part in. I won’t be a contestant, I’m more of a filler girl in between segments. Basically I will ask a blind item and then give the answer. The show is online only at the moment, but the group said that there was heavy network interest. Not that I would remain with the show should it explode – but still – I think it will be a lot of fun.

I have bunko tonight. OH JOY! We are all bringing our wedding albums – so that should be a nice thing to get through. Can’t wait to see everyone in their big white dresses.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. i loooooove looking through wedding photos! 🙂

  2. Topshop is the only brand in all of Chile that I actually like but I cannot afford it either! The good thing is that they do have ridiculous sales. The last dress I bought from there was $6. But once I bought one of those stupid $50 dollar tank tops and it wasn't even good quality — fell apart after 2 washes.

  3. forgetfulgirl : March 4, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Topshop is a high street shop over here in the UK. It's own label clothing is normally a decent price (since they last a long time) and they always have offers on… Are they charging a fortune over there for their clothing? I can get t-shirts for £10 over here which isn't bad!

    PS. Vera, don't get extensions (just read your comment on INO), your hair is looking great! Take time to get over the shock of short hair and you'll soon love it. It looks FANTASTIC on you!!

  4. Honestly I didnt really look at every single thing in the store. I sort of walked around each floor and picked up what I found to be cute. Everything was like $90. I was so bummed! But like I said – I couldn't find the sale rack – maybe it was in the basement (the one floor I didn't visit)

    I'll give the store one more shot because I seriously am in love with it. I think it's more here from the sound of it.

  5. capturinglife : March 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Oh what a letdown! You've been pining away for it for soooo long. Maybe it was a good thing that it was too expensive – saved you from a lifetime of addiction. LOL!

  6. I shopped at Topshpop in London and was so happy that I didn't quite get the currency exchange yet as well as i thought I did:) Oh gosh, I remember you talking about this on the old blog and am so happy you finally made it! Well one or two items won't break the bank:)

  7. I’ve been reading British novels lately (Brit chick lit)…they’re fun and fluffy and talk about shopping a lot. ANYWAY, Top Shop is always mentioned; however, across the pond it has the rep of being a bargain store? At least that’s how 2 authors I recently read described it. Sounds like they’re trying to make a huge profit over here, huh?

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