Sunday, 13 January 2013

Polka dots and dalmatian print...

Apologies for the darkness of these photos - Mark inadvertently switched to a manual setting on the camera and they all came out looking like they were shot in a gloomy room and even my awful amazing brightening skills couldn't save them. I really love this dress, it was an eBay bargain and I have barely taken it off after its first outing to the #SWBXmas! It was originally a dress in size 18 from H! by Henry Holland (a brand I love) but had been adjusted to a roomy 16, so it is perfect for hiding that post-Xmas bulge ;)

Dress: H! by Henry Holland via eBay, leather jacket: New Look, necklace: New Look, shoes: ASDA
I love the bows on the shoulder of this and the white necklace is fab, it always makes things feel more summery, even if it is grey outside...

I love red dresses and this is made even better with the addition of polka dots  It also has a swooshy skirt - what more could you ask for in a dress?!


When I was trying to find some shoes to match, nothing looked quite right (I'm thinking I need to invest in some white shoes for spring/summer!) but I remembered these dalmatian print shoes which managed to tie in the black and white perfectly! Pattern mixing can be pretty difficult to get right but hopefully this outfit manages to pull it off...


We decided to try a slightly different location for the photos in this post, I think I prefer this to the car park location!

How do you mix your prints? Have you picked up any eBay bargains recently?
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17 comments

Kirsty M said...

Ahhh, I LOVE H! by Henry Holland! I bought a dress from the sales there in Debenhams with big, fat, orange goldfish all over it. Love. The cut really suits you and I reckon the clashing prints work really well xx

Coco said...

You look beautiful Maria!personally I find it hard to mix prints, I just follow my instinct when I pull together an outfit.You did a great job!Stop by whenever you like, I would love that!xx Coco

Rachel The Hat said...

I think you pulled off pattern mixing perfectly! love everything about this outfit. that dress... what an absolute brilliant find! i love h stuff too, but often find its a bit short on me.. maybe i should size up too, worth a shot! anyway, this red dress is absolutely perfect on you, the colour sooo suits you! xxx

daisychain said...

very much approving of this outfit xx

Sarah said...

Such a pretty dress!
x

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

that is the cutest dress, lovely! xx

Sherin said...

Love the polka dot dress. So gorgeous on you!

Sophie - CGDN said...

loving the two prints and that dress is a beauty :) x

Gem said...

Love this dress with a biker jacket. I've been selling loads on ebay at the moment and buying lots of records with the money. Love building up a bit of money in my paypal and having a spree x

Harriet said...

Beautiful dress! The bows at the shoulder are such a lvoely added touch.

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Loving you dress - red is such a great colour and the polka dots are so summery : )

Emma George said...

I love that Red Polka Dress, looks so good on you!
Just followed you :)

www.the-fashion-underdog.blogspot.co.uk
Emma
x

Alex said...

Love the new location! Aren't your feet freezing though?! I've had to give up ballet pumps for the winter cos even with tights on my toes still lose all feeling after about 5 minutes.

The Fierce Berry said...

The dress suits you so well! very pretty :))

The Style Rawr said...

Very cute backdrop and a super cute dress! I hope you weren't too chilly :)

Tara
The Style Rawr!
xoxo

Kerry said...

Love the dalmatian print shoes. Just so happens I watched Disney's 101 Dalmatians the other day and it's still great! Swishy skirts are my fave too
Kerry x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Look at you, frolicking in nature ;) you pull of pattern mixing completely effortlessly. And phwoar dally print!! I saw a coat in H&M like that a few weeks ago and LOVED it, bit too Cruella though, a dash of it like you do is probably enough *runs away to find some puppies* xxx

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