Wednesday, 27 July 2011

What I Wore: Polka Dot Dress.

My 'favourite' dress changes all the time, probably almost weekly, so I shall say that my current favourite is this beautiful little polka dot ruffle dress with a tie at the waist from Peacocks. FYI It's now a complete steal at £15 online if you love it & there's a plain pink version too just in case the print it a bit much for you.
Although I love love love this dress, I don't completely love it on me by itself. I'm not a huge fan of the tops of my arms & I think my skin tone is a little too light and overwhelmed with such a bold colour and pattern. A simple black cardigan or blazer completely transforms the dress into something that makes it totally wearable for me.

Dress: Peacocks - Now £15 in the sale but £32 originally. 
Black Cardigan: George at Asda - A super long time ago - £5. 
Copper Heart Ring: Scape Jewellery - £12.99.
Uncut Ruby Ring: Studio59.

When I purchased it I had put on a little bit of weight & was verging more towards a size 14 than my usual 12 & I do quite like my summery dresses to be a little more flowy than usual but after losing a few pounds (still a little way to go until I reach my goal though!) this is a little bit too big for me. The tie at the waist keeps it looking pretty flattering though which I love & maybe I'll get the needle and thread out & nip it in a little at the bust.

Boyfriend Blazer: Primark 2009 - £15ish. 

If it's a little cooler outside or if I want to wear this beauty in the winter (which I absolutely will!) then I've been really liking mixing the more masculine look of the boyfriend blazer from Primark with the super feminine ruffles of the dress. This is a really versatile piece, it can be worn with or without tights, with a cardigan or a heavier blazer or coat & it looks lovely with either heels or flats. I'm silly & didn't photograph the shoes I was wearing but on this occasion it was a pair of simple black flats. If I were going out in the evening & wanted to make an effort I'd pair it with my favourite pair of black heels that I've been practicing (I'm very new to heels!) walking in & I think I'm getting pretty good at it! Yay!

I'm really out of outfit of the day picture taking practise but I think these are one of my favourite posts to write! Hopefully the lighting isn't terrible & I didn't ramble too much, or at least no more than usual!

What would you wear this dress with? Do you have a favourite dress in your wardrobe?
xoxo

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dress! I'd wear it with sandals and a light cardi :) x

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  2. Super cute dress! Looks great on you.

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  3. I'm always throwing on cardigans over things because of my arms but if I had yours I wouldn't bother :|
    Though I get what you mean about pale flesh being overwhelmed sometimes by an article of clothing - something I suffer from! Lol!

    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  4. I think you look really lovely - it suits you very well :)
    xxx

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  5. You look beautiful in this gorgeous dress, Jennie! I love red with polka dots (;

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  6. Oops I've gone and bought it! I thought the dress was really pretty the first time you posted about it, but £32 was a bit much, £15 is a great price though.
    I love your outfit posts, they're my favourite to read :)
    My new favourite dress is here - http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=2548896&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=286004&parent_categoryId=226988&pageSize=20&refinements=Colour{1}~[green]&noOfRefinements=1
    Its such a beautiful fit

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  7. gorgeous! i think it suits your perfectly xx

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  8. Such a gorgeous dress. I think your pale skin goes well with it tbh

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  9. This dress suits you so well! I'd probably style it in a similar way, just with something simple x

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  10. I like the look of the dress with the blazer! I've never thought of doing that before!
    The dress looks super cute too by the way - I wonder how it would look with a little white cardi and plain white flats! The pink would probably really stand out (: xx

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  11. Absolutely adore the blazer!

    xO Kristen
    http://thereviewstudio.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this dress! Not a huge fan of pink, but's so pretty.
    xo

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  13. This is gorgeous, if I was to wear it would keep it simple maybe a skinny brown belt and brown loafers x

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  14. There are no words for how much I adore this outfit! x

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  15. that dress looks amazing on you! I love the colour :) x

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  16. I wish I could have a favourite dress - at last count I had over 65, too many to pick an absolute fave!
    I adore polka dot dresses - I have at 5 polka dot dresses, ranging from casual to dressy and I adore them all!

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  17. I love this dress on you, I was going to say you looked like you had lost weight. Your hair looks so pretty!
    Sophie
    x

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  18. This dress really suits you xx

    http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/

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  19. that is a cute dress, I love the way its cinched in at the waist, very flattering

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  20. I love it! Polka dots are timeless, this is a classic. and red really suits you xxx

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  21. That blazer looks stunning! That and the dress are a great pairing!

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  22. Thank you for all your wonderful comments! You all made me smile lots <3 xoxo

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  23. Such a pretty dress! It really suits you and with the blazer it looks fab x

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  24. This is a great post, love that womens jacket, you can get similar from a fabulous online store called Harrison Fashion

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  25. Love the red with polka dots, you look lovely! x

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  26. Love this dress, the red & polka dots are great :)
    I love the blazer with it, some ankle socks & little brogues or boots would be great. Or a floaty light cardie and some summer sandals xx

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  27. i adore you in dresses Jennie, so lovely. such a pretty fit, and I love the front ruffles xo

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