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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Vintage Black and Mustard Polka Dot Dress

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... plus it's sheer, too, but that would seem like one too many trends to put into the post title! I can't gush enough about how much I love this vintage dress I bought from eBay several years ago. It doesn't get worn nearly as much as it should (in fact this is its blog debut), but I suppose it means I always feel special when I do wear it. I did a mini DIY job on it: the front panel actually comes right up to the neck and folds over to button on one shoulder - and that wasn't flattering on me. As soon as I got it I decided to tuck the two corners right under and stitch them to make a false wrapover style - and I'm glad I did as it looks so much better this way.

Is it my favourite ever outfit post? I think it's close. Not least for my awesome shadow in the first picture.

Happy weekend everyone, hope you're all having a blast :))

CATHERINE Signature - SMALL

Dress: Vintage eBay, Tank: Next, Belt: Accessorize, Heels: Nine West*, Sunglasses: Red Herring at Debenhams, Earrings: Unknown, Watch: Red Herring at Debenhams,  Ring: Boots, Bracelets: ASOS / New Look / Tiffany & Co, Nails: Revlon Elegant

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50 comments:

  1. WOW! I love that dress!!! What a great find, and how smart you were to alter to get it just right for you. You look amazing.

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  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwww the sunset pics honoured the perfect dress and wonderful ensemble, my dear Catherine.
    Your last photo is AMAZING!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  3. I love the colours here. Great photos too.

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  4. You are right about the shadow - she is her own fabulous model! Love this dress and I can see why it's a fave.

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    1. I think my shadow stole my thunder, Patti...! Thanks hun xo

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  5. This is such a gorgeous dress! I absolutely love the colour combo in this outfit as well :)

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  6. Catherine these pictures are beautiful, the lighting is perfect! I love your dress and the wrap over style you have created with it! The splashes of purple pop beautifully and I love you shoes :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  7. Beautiful dress, but I love the shoes even more.

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  8. What an awesome dress. I really like how you paired it with magenta :).

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  9. that dress is pretty fabulous, i can see why it is one of your favorites
    hope you had a great b'day celebration this weekend
    brett

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  10. LOVE this dress - the pleats and sheer panels are so perfect!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  11. A really lovely dress. That's a stylish shadow there. :)

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  12. You seem to find the most amazing dresses (and other clothing items) on ebay!!! Love the dress and all the trends it has!!!
    xo
    Audrey
    http://inches2style.blogspot.com

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    1. I do find eBay is my go-to shopping spot for dresses, Audrey! Thanks sweetie x

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  13. Gorgeous!!! Love a) the polka dots, b) the fact that it's vintage, and c) the lighting in these photos - you look glorious!!

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  14. That's a lovely dress. Love how you added the belt.

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  15. Cute! I'm obsessing over pleats lately (and polka dots always), so this dress is right up my alley!

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  16. So beautiful with your purple accessories and wonderful loose mane of hair. The alteration on the dress is great, gorgeous on you!

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  17. You look wonderful in this dress, and I can easily understand if this is your favorite! Very well chosen alteration, the v-shape of the neckline is so flattering, and leaving room for the layer underneath!

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  18. Dots, and sheer, and vintage, oh my! And I love that you paired the black and goldenrod with this purply pink, Catherine. Yay for the butterfly belt!!! ~Sarah

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  19. Very pretty blog.
    I'm a new reader & follower <3

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  20. I admit - I clicked your thumbnail at Not Dead Yet Visible Monday because of the shadow :)

    I love that dress and agree that the faux wrap is a much bettter look than something buttoned up to the neck. What a great outfit. The lavender belt and cami make it that much better.

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  21. I love the colors, very autumnal but still nice and bold!

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  22. I can't tell you how much I love this dress...and the unexpected fuchsia touches are perfect! Also, your skin and hair area absolutely gorgeous.

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life
    I'm giving away a beautiful Soft Surroundings top!

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  23. Oh dear! That vintage is so beautiful! I want it. LOL! And you look beautiful in it too. What a great find! :)

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  24. Indeed, awesome. Right in the top 3 of best outfits. I think you are so clever to combine it with a purple (lilac?) top and belt. I would never, really never, have thought of that. I take my hat off for you.

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  25. I love this look. The colors and patterns are so great together. And those shoes are phenomenal. That last picture of you is stunning.

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  26. I love the polka dot dress! And I must say, you have an absolutely gorgeous smile!!

    Hugs from across the pond!

    xoxo, Blair

    http://loveblair.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love this outfit, especially the shoes!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  28. I absolutely LOVE that dress! I love the purple with the mustard too - I would have never thought of that but it works! I'm wearing polka dots on the bog today too - they seem to be a popular item! :) Have a great day!

    xo Niki
    http://www.glossyblonde.com

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  29. wow that dress is amazing!!! and the shoes are soo fab!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  30. Polka dot dress! And loafer pumps! I'm so jealous of this outfit. You look beautiful!

    Popping by from the pleated Poppy. Come check out my blog too if you get a chance!

    xo,
    Anh
    www.modthirtyone.com

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  31. Great dress! Love the color combo! Love your hair too!

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  32. The dress looks great on you. Love the magenta accessories.
    Stopping by from WIWW.

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  33. That's a pretty cool dress, but I really love the butterfly belt you paired with it! I never would have thought to put those colors together, but they look awesome!

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  34. Love that you paired the dress with the purple accents. So unexpected and so great. You look beautiful as usual.

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  35. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What wonderful comments... I'm so glad you all seem to love the dress as much as I do - it really is one of my favourites. Thank you all for taking the time to visit and comment - I appreciate every single one!

    Catherine xoxo

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  36. Awesome and unexpected color combo.

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  37. How beautiful-the colors and the print are great! I love how you altered it. It would have been really cute as a mini dress too!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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Catherine x

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