Vintage Polka Dots & Classic Denim

Hot pink polka dots & denim
Hot pink polka dots & denim
Hot pink, purple & denim
Pink polka dots
The pink vintage polka dot blouse hadn’t been taken for a night out in a while, so I treated it last Friday when we went to a fabulous live show by a well-known UK illusionist/hypnotist (we’ve been sworn to secrecy about the show, so I can’t talk about it!).

It’s all those lovely jewel colours again – like in this post a couple of months back – and now I see them together, the River Island heels work so beautifully with the blouse. I think they were made for each other, don’t you think?! And thank you to the 1980s for making poufy blouson-style tops in garish colours. I love them, but only after I’ve removed the shoulder pads.

See the bottom of the post for details on how to vote at the eleventh hour for me to win a major blogger award, won’t you…? This’ll be the last time I can post about it so you’ll be safe after today!

Thank you my lovelies, and Happy Wednesday!

Catherine x
P.S. It sort of looks like I’ve cut all my hair off… I haven’t. It’s just a messy ponytail with lots of pins stuck in, without a blowdry, after it’s been washed!


Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:

Blouse: Vintage, Jeans: Asos*, Heels: River Island (old), Coat: New Look, Bag: Accessorize, Necklace: Asos, Belt: Steve Madden at Tk Maxx, Watch: Asos, Hairband: Unknown

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  1. 28 April 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Love the look especially the accessories. Fabulous shoes and necklace!

  2. 27 April 2013 / 11:59 am

    Great look Catherine, love your polka dot top and shoes πŸ™‚

  3. 25 April 2013 / 10:59 pm

    I do the same thing with shoulder pads, and then they are perfect. I love this top and your photos are wonderful…such detail. Debbie @

  4. 24 April 2013 / 2:20 am

    Yes … made for each other. Great color for you this week!

  5. 19 April 2013 / 4:23 am

    You look fabulous, and that is a great blouse.

  6. 18 April 2013 / 4:35 pm

    So glad to be officially following along now. :)… I my absence, is it me, or do you look different? It has been a while… I am going to go with: your hair is darker and have you lost weight? Whatever it is, you look terrific as ever!
    Hope you are well, Whitley

  7. 18 April 2013 / 7:14 am

    Whenever I find great vintage tops, the shoulder pads always get the boot. LOL. It's nice to have the 80s but without the big shoulders. πŸ™‚ I love that top and it looks so cute with the purple coat! <3


  8. 18 April 2013 / 7:13 am

    Such a gorgeous outfit. I love your fringe bag and your polka dot top.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog and check out my latest outfit post and giveaway! I'd love to know what you think! πŸ™‚

  9. 18 April 2013 / 4:12 am

    It would have been lovely to meet you and I'm gutted I'm not going to the awards. Another time for sure,

    good luck!


  10. 17 April 2013 / 11:04 pm

    Gorgeous! Me too, I love an 80's blouse with the shoulder pads excised. xoxoxox

  11. 17 April 2013 / 9:33 pm

    Adore that blouse my dear and wonderful outfit as always. Love the colours and the casual flair of this look πŸ™‚

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  12. 17 April 2013 / 2:56 pm

    These intense jewel colours work so well for you, Catherine.
    I'd love to see a view from the side onto your shoes as I couldn't believe they are heels until I saw the thumbnail photo at the bottom!

    Glad you didn't cut your beautiful hair off!!

    Lady of Style

  13. 17 April 2013 / 1:57 pm

    You look stunning! I love the polka dot top and couldn't agree more with you about loving them AFTER removing the shoulder pads! Loving the colors! XO!


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