Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Peach Polka Dots & Midnight Blue

Polka dot shirt & navy pinafore dress
Polka dot shirt & navy pinafore dress

Polka dot shirt & navy pinafore dress
Polka dot shirt & navy pinafore dress
This was probably one of my most eclectic colour combinations to date: peach, midnight blue, burgundy and tan. But I do like them together! I have worn this (old) Karen Millen dress a few times on the blog now: here, here, here and here, so although it was quite expensive at the time, the cost-per-wear would work out to be pretty cheap as I wear it regularly. I tend to think that I'm just wearing a plain blue dress - I forget how pretty all the stitching and embroidery on it is (it shows up beautifully in photos).

The boots are exceptionally old - in fact I hadn't actually worn them for years and years. The heels needed redoing which I finally got round to doing (they had completely fallen off so a little metal spike was sticking out the bottom of both), and I'm going to do a mini DIY on them just to spruce them up a bit. They'd been languishing at the back of the wardrobe in the spare room, so I'd totally forgotten I had them. They have a bit of a Sixties shape to them and they fit like a dream, so I think they're worth a makeover...!

This Friday I'll be posting Part 3 of my Give Your Blog A DIY Design Makeover series, so look out for that. And I'll be hosting a giveaway next week for some great shopping vouchers - it's all happening here at NDAL HQ! ;)
Catherine x
Shirt: ASOS, Dress: Karen Millen (old), Tights: ASOS*, Boots: Unknown (very old), Watch: Debenhams

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22 comments

  1. Love the dress and it looks great over the blouse!

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    1. Superb color combination of this dress....i would really love to buy this dress... its perfect Quality fabric and fit perfect for our needs.
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  2. This is a very cute outfit! I wasn't quite sure about it when I first saw it, but it grows on me!
    Love the dress-you're right, the details are gorgeous!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  3. The polka dot blouse is quite cute!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  4. I love that blouse! Especially under the dress, that's really cute :)
    xo

    http://verrism.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That dress is adorable...and I love it with that blouse!

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  6. Being a fan of folklore style myself, I think this combination is beautiful. The burgundy tights tie the whole look together especially with you hair color. You just can't do better than bright blue in a photo, you look great!

    http://bluehuewonderland.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love polka dots - such a pretty look. And I'm really happy you rescued the boots - they look great. xoxoxo

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  8. The Dress is beautiful and works so well with the shirt and boots!

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    xx
    Seepz

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  9. Love the layers and the color of your shirt with those tights. Beautiful!
    --Lily
    Fifth Freedom Fashion

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  10. I totally love this outfit. SO cute! This may be my favorite outfit of all time. :)
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  11. Great colour combination, looks stunning with your hair.

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  12. I really LOVE all of the colors in this look, Catherine.

    I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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  13. This is so you, Catherine! Great colours and perfect with your hair as well.
    And OMG... your legs are fabulous!!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  14. Hi Catherine!

    I just re-discovered your blog while switching over to Bloglovin!
    I have been paroozing the 'how to ' pages and am taking so many notes to improve my blog. It is covered in cobwebs and I am the worst with image widths! I even make them all the same size, then don't post them that way! Duh!
    Thanks for the tips, and BTW, I love this outfit.
    Reva
    http://revasrags2roses.blogspot.com/

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  15. Your eye for detail is amazing. I look forward to your bog post daily. Thanks for always inspiring me.

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  16. The way you've pulled all those colors together is amazing. And that dress is gorgeous. No wonder you wear it often.

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  17. I think the detailing of the dress is fantastic with the pattern of the polka dots. This is a great way to pair these two brightly colored items! You look fantastic!

    Stopping by from the link up! Happy Monday!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  18. Your blue dress is so amazing! You inspired me this morning wearing my summerly jeans dress although it was snowing outside! All because I want to look a very little bit as cute as you.

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  19. Completely gorgeous, again, and as always. Not only great colors, but interesting textures. Always inspiring.
    J

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