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outfit post - polka dots and collar pops

polka dots! i own so many clothes with polka dots. i love them. they look good in every colour, and with everything. i think i prefer smaller ones over big though, i think for some reason they can look quite dated? kind of 80's perhaps? not my thing!

i rarely wear loose fitting tops, but i really like this one and was instantly drawn to it when i bought it ages ago. i think it's more the sleeves i find a bit much. as i'm short i have proportionately short arms and as this is a top for a 'normal' person the sleeves almost cover my hands. which i think is why i nearly always go for 3/4 sleeves when i look for sleeved ..things.

outfit post - red polka dot top from topshop, black and gold peter pan collar, and primark skirt
outfit post - close up of lips and nails in dusky coral colour
i realised my nails are the almost exact same colour of my lipstick. i love the colour, both the lipstick and nail colour. kind of a dusky coral pink. so pretty and i think it really suits my skin tone.

outfit post - close up of black and gold collar and red polka dot blouse from topshop
this collar. i love it! it was sent to me by the lovely katie betty. i'll put her shop link below but you can follow her on facebook if you would like, i'm sure she'd appreciate it!

it's a two tone black and gold leather collar, that can be attached by the clasp at the front. i thought it'd be really fiddly but it's actually really easy if you look in a mirror. or does everybody do that anyway? what's extra fantastic about it, is that it can be worn two ways like this (obviously the better and intended way!) or flip it over and have the two black sides. i don't know if it's meant to be worn that way, but hey, gotta be thrifty! also, it smells lovely. i can see me wearing this a lot as the black and gold ensures it'd go with so many things.

outfit post - red polka dot top from topshop, black and gold peter pan collar, and primark skirt
black and white pattern, white on red polka dot pattern
laura redburn holding tortoiseshell cat

half way through taking photos, ava popped in to say hello! excuse my face though.

top // topshop
collar // *katie betty
belt // charity shop
skirt // primark via charity shop
lipstick // mua in 'nectar'
nail varnish // mua in 'amaretto crush'


 
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