Saturday, 5 June 2010

red polka dot dress # two

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Way back in summer I told you about how I had two red polka dot dresses, about how they were different, and how they were both absolutely essential... and then never actually showed the second one. Well, ta da! Here it is, at long last :)

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It was such a cold and foggy – and very grey – Melbourne morning that I put aside my planned pale hued outfit and whipped out the bright dots. And it worked! Instant cheer. Being winter, I needed to add a cardigan, but being inside for most of the day means this is enough to keep warm. And vintage bow tie in my hair...

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And this is absolutely not a gratuitous spinny picture. Full petticoats demand big twirls, right? Right!

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Have a lovely weekend! xxx

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red polka dot dress vivien of holloway
cardigan forever new (yes, I bought the same thing in two colours!)
vintage fully fashioned stockings new in box, from a vintage market
melissa shoes

48 comments:

Carys said...

Beautiful dress, I love vivien of holloway!!! You look so amazing, and your cardigan is so nice too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

ergyerg said...

Lovely outfit and i like your spinning round photo :D xxxxx

Justice Pirate said...

pretty pretty. You make polka dots look nice. I hate them usually.

Mariel said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ellie Grace said...

You are absolutely stunning, my dear. Your photos are always flawless and your outfits are to die for!
Have a wonderful weekend, love.

Always,
Ellie Grace

fashionforwriters.com said...

The cardigan is gorgeous with the dress! I think you can never have enough of red polka dot dresses!

And your hair and makeup is, a always, magnificent and perfect!

xo Jenny

EilidhPie said...

Can't believe that's winter attire! In Scotland that would be classed as summer clothes! Its absolutely beautiful though! x

gilda_zarco said...

You have a beautiful smile! I'm loving the cardigan and the pink tights (another post) from Forever New, trying to find them for myself ;) xxx

Kristen said...

oh you're right this dress is essential! so jealous of this find.

~K

Karla said...

It's my first time on your blog. Your style is amazing. You look like an old hollywood film actress. Original.

Kisses from Brazil.

out of the mist said...

Beautiful dress, perfect on you!
xoxoxxo

sueper said...

the moving pictures is so fun - live that selfmade fringe!

Cara said...

The dress is gorgeous, lovely and full :)
The last picture is so cute!

MarieBayArea said...

you look gorgeous in red. a remarkable dress. love the twirly whirly petticoat shot. that looks like fun fun fun.

Esz said...

Gorgeous as ever! I have that exact dress but in the black. Wore it out last weekend to Pt Melb beach in the freezing cold to take photos with a friend - also with a puffy petticoat which demanded many Marilyn moments due to the wind.

Miss Emmi said...

The neckline is so flattering, and it looks like such a fun and floaty dress.

My Republic of Fashion said...

You look absolutely stunning in these pictures. That polka dress is fantastic.:)SarahD

www.myrepublicoffashion.blogspot.com

kelly ann said...

you look stunning! my goodness, that dress is so perfect.

Mel said...

Ahh how gorgeous! I love the print!

Andi B. Goode said...

Yay for twirling, polka dots, smiling, and Vivien of Holloway. Now I want to go buy more more more things from there!! I still haven't had the chance to wear my 40s dress, yet.
-Andi x

Cassidy said...

you're just the cutest thing

georgina said...

your dress is gorgeous, and the spinny shot made me smile :)

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Sunaina said...

Gorgeous!! <3

cclarebear said...

this so stunning - love the pic of you twirling around!

Kellie said...

fabulous dress!
and you are completely stunning miss. xo

Kellie said...

fabulous dress!
and you are completely stunning miss. xo

Pretty Little World said...

You look absolutely stunning in these pictures! That dress is quite lovely - it would definitely add some cheer to an otherwise gloomy day!

vintagebirdy said...

i love the blurred photo when you're around! and i think the outfit is way cute!

Love,
vintage-birdy.blogspot.com
{no, it's not about birds}

Mel said...

what wonderful dress !

Saving Capulet said...

oh gosh, you look so pretty, the dress is amazing, the shoes.. oh those shoooess

Emilie Delance said...

omg!! u look so gorgeous :D Love the dress on u, reminds me of snowwhite <3

Laura said...

you're a stunner! I came across your blog via the shoot you did for Hopelessly Devoted... lovely lovely lovely!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

What a glorious frock and I'm loving the shoulders on your sweater. I often purchase multiple pieces in different colors if I tend to get a lot of wear out of them.

shannon said...

teehee - I love this series of pictures, so adorable. I love the blurred wave photo.

That dress is such a lovely red, especially when compared to the drab weather at the moment!

Lauren said...

you're stunning, and i love your blog!

Amy Alexandra said...

Yowsa! I love it.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

i love your bettie page look and posted about it on my blog :)

Darling L said...

BEAUTIFUL! That dress is haven :)

Faux Naif said...

oh that dress is just absolutely the best. you look unbelievable.

Allison said...

i love the polka dots and cardigan. your sense of style is incredible. i wish i had your wardrobe!

Melanie said...

I have just discovered your blog via Red Lips Vintage's blog, and I just want to say that you are simply beautiful, and your style is impeccable!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Hi lovely lady! You look great.

So - I have found some vintage goodies that have your name written all over them. I wondered if you'd like to do a vintage/thrifted parcel swap with me? You totally don't have to, but I thought it might be fun. :)

Andrea xx
andrea[dot]eames[at]gmail[dot]com

Helen said...

oh this is a gorgeous dress! i love that last photo, you look so pretty & happy

Molly said...

Omg....I am in love with your style, but most especially your HAIR! It looks incredible. I really wish I could figure out how to style mine like that. I've always wanted to try 'glory rolls' or whatever they're called but I can't seem to do it. You look incredible, girl! Followin' for sure.

Maddie said...

Wow I love this dress so much it is so beautiful when you spin I love the petticoat underneath. I love your hair too. You always look so stylish.

charismagic said...

You look incredible! I'm a big fan of polka dots :)

Penelope Red said...

A friend told me about your blog... LOVE IT! I think the first thing I noticed was that you wear bright lipstick. I am a big fan of anyone who loves wearing bright red lipstick as much as me! Alas, not too many people in Sydney wear it (especially during the day), so I feel like there is a secret society of lipstick wearers out there!

Its nice to find another one! I hope to come back and see more wonderful images of style!

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