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what i wore – striped polka dot top & pineapple brooch

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polka dot and striped top
i love that i can wear sweaters again without melting! i know most people are sad to see summer fading away, but autumn is my favourite season so i for one am happy for leaves changing colour and to have cooler weather. if it could just not constantly rain though, that’d be good, wouldn’t it?

years ago i thought i wasn’t a ‘hat person’ in that i could never find a hat that looked good on me, but i found this bowler hat in accesorize last year and i think it’s perfect. i would love a nice felt hat too. any recommendations?

polka dot and striped top w/ heart necklace & pineapple brooch
polka dot and striped top
i also got a recent addition to my brooch collection! the lovely anna of custom made sent it to me, and i swear as soon as i opened the package the grey skies turned sunny! what other brooches have that power, eh? only pineapple ones. i’m keeping an eye out for some more fruity ones. i really want a banana and i’ve wanted a cherry brooch for years but never found one that i’ve both liked and been able to afford. i’ve seen some amazing vintage ones though, and i quite like this one!

top // charity shop (originally from gap)
necklace // charity shop (i had to replace the green-skin-making chain!)
brooch // ℅ custom made
skirt // red herring

what i wore – dotty dress and bunny jewelry

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bunny necklace and dotty dress
can i just (tenuously) argue that this isn’t actually a polka dot dress, and i am infact capable of wearing anything other than polka dots? no? okay, i’ll back down. it’s pretty obvious i love polka dots by this point isn’t it.

i also love dainty jewellery and this necklace and bracelet kindly sent to me by magpies daughter is the absolute cutest because it has tiny little brass bunnies on it! i’m smitten. rachel was also super sweet and lengthened the necklace a little for me and used a silver chain instead of brass.

dotty dress
bunny bracelet
dotty dress full length
i remember when i bought this dress the lady was getting so excited over how nice she thought it was, which i thought was so sweet! it is lovely though. it’s kind-of speckled dots rather than polka dots, and is just the right length. a perfect year round dress i think, as it’d look great with tights. i really want this jonna dress from monki, too (though the jolinda trousers in the same pattern are ace!) since seeing it on holly & then viktorija. ahh, patterned clothes, you do excite me!

dress // charity shop
necklace and bracelet ℅ magpies daughter

what i wore – polka dot dress & vintage bag

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globe brooch
i promise you, i do wear clothes that don’t have polka dots on! but ..yeah i do wear polka dotted clothes a lot. i also wear brooches a lot and this globe one by kate rowlands is one of my faves! i bought it some time at near the end of last year, i think. i don’t really know why but i kind of have a ‘thing’ for globes, so to have one in brooch form is ace.

i decided to go make up free today (apart from a dash of skin tone-ish pink lipstick) because my hayfever is going crazy today and who wants to have panda eyes out in public? sneezing and puffy eyes is enough as it is, right? talking of, i really need some prescription sunglasses. blurry on top of puffy is not good. my dry skin is still miraculously almost at bay though. i haven’t been (alomost) clear skinned for this long for ages! gotta take the good where you can get it.

polka dot dress and vintage leather bag
polka dot dress
vintage bag
despite still having a bit of baggy under arm-age going on, i am still proud of myself for being able to bare my arms. i know it sounds so silly in the grand scheme of things but i used to hate my upper arms and would never ever have them uncovered – in public or at home – no matter how hot i was. i still feel a bit self concious, but yay for (slow) progress!

dress // oasis via charity shop
brooch // kate rowlands – not available but i LOVE her cherry pie brooch. huge twin peaks fan (obsessive) here.
bag // vintage via charity shop