what i wore – navy polka dot dress & brooch

what i wore - navy polka dot dress

dress – charity shop / brooch – andsmile

i love this dress. l o v e it. if i could i’d probably wear it everyday. obviously i don’t, but i wear it a lot. if you follow me on twitter you may have already seen it, or if you live in cardiff and happened to have seen me, i wouldn’t be surprised if i was wearing this. like with most dresses that aren’t fitted to my shape, i don’t really like how this looks on me without a belt – and yes i am wearing the pink belt again ..these two items get a lot of wear!

i finally feel a bit more comfortable in front of the camera, but i still have no idea when it comes to posing. i follow a couple of fashion blogs and try to remember a variety of poses, but as soon as i’m looking at that tripod with the camera balancing on top i just seem to default to the same poses. if you have any tips, they’re very much welcomed.

how effin’ cute is my brooch? it’s from a firm favourite of mine, andsmile (aka viktorija aka a lovely lady and fellow lover of colour). she recently released a new range and i can’t get over the cuteness. this little ‘blob’ in particular is adorable and i kinda love him and want to take him on adventures with me.

polka dot dress closeup

navy polka dot dress & brooch

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  • Reply Slummy single mummy 08/06/2015 at 13:13

    It’s amazing the difference a belt can make isn’t it? I really like your fashion posts – even if you don’t feel quite 100% comfortable I think they’re ace :-)

    • Reply laura redburn 11/06/2015 at 15:44

      i don’t know where i’d be without belts! aww, thank you – i feel like i must look super awkward sometimes, but i do enjoy taking the photos ..and i love my clothes, so why not? ;)

  • Reply Fritha Strickland 08/06/2015 at 13:34

    such a lovely colour and shape for you! love a bit of AndSmile too of course :) x

    • Reply laura redburn 11/06/2015 at 15:55

      thank you! i really want a more fitted dress in this sort of shape. love the drop shoulders which i think makes it look a bit more um ..interesting? haha.

  • Reply Katy 08/06/2015 at 13:44

    LOVE this dress – such a great shape and love the subtle pink spots on it. The bright pink belt is perfect, too x

    • Reply laura redburn 17/06/2015 at 15:25

      i love the shape, especially the sleeves! i wish it was a size smaller so it fit me better, but it’s from a charity shop, so i couldn’t exactly choose!

  • Reply Viktorija 08/06/2015 at 17:59

    Aww, Laura, you look wonderful (as always!). Loving the dress too. And look how happy blob looks!!! :)) Thank you for kind words and wonderful photos. <3

  • Reply Gill Crawshaw 08/06/2015 at 21:16

    You always have such good dresses (and charity shop picks!) Do you know where it’s from? x

    • Reply laura redburn 17/06/2015 at 15:27

      thank you! it’s from marks and spencer. i had a look through my clothes recently (ones from charity shops) and a large percentage of them used to be from there, actually! even some stuff from ‘the olden days’ :)

  • Reply Alison Perry 08/06/2015 at 21:57

    LOVE the brooch. Very cute.

  • Reply Adele @ Circus Queen 08/06/2015 at 23:46

    The brooch is so cute! And so is the belt. Must go on a belt hunt soon.

    • Reply laura redburn 17/06/2015 at 15:29

      isn’t it adorable! ha, i love this belt. i like these thinner ones, but so many of them break really easily. i don’t know where this one is from, but it seems good quality though.

  • Reply Jess @ Along Came Cherry 09/06/2015 at 05:37

    I’m so crap at posing for the camera! You look great, love the dress. Oh and thank you for my comp prize, love it! x

    • Reply laura redburn 17/06/2015 at 15:30

      it’s hard! even though i’m in a room by myself i still feel self concious, haha. thank you! and yay (sorry about the delay in getting it to you)!

  • Reply Eleanor 09/06/2015 at 06:15

    You’re looking very cute in this shot, I do like that belt!

  • Reply Lindsey @ Have Clothes, Will Travel 09/06/2015 at 15:08

    Love your dress! It’s super cute, and you really can’t go wrong with polka dots and a splash of pink. :) Your brooch is adorable, as well. I’ve been meaning to get at least one brooch, but there are so many cute options on Etsy – I just can’t make a decision. Haha. As for photos, my philosophy has always been to take an absolute ton and hope one of my goofy poses looks normal! ;)

    Have Clothes, Will Travel

    • Reply laura redburn 17/06/2015 at 15:34

      oh i do love some polka dots. and brooches. i have an actual brooch obsession, i think!

  • Reply Lori 10/06/2015 at 01:13

    Totally loving this look! I think if it’s not broke don’t fix it – so yeah wear the hell out of it this summer for sure! x

    • Reply laura redburn 17/06/2015 at 15:32

      thanks! i’ve only had this dress a couple months, but i think i’ve still worn it more than most of my other clothes!

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