green polka dot wiggle dress

OUTFIT | Green polka dot dress

green polka dot pencil dress

green polka dot wiggle dress

I always have the hardest time coming up with titles for my outfit posts. I mean, it feels like a bit of a cop-out to call this one “green polka dot dress”, but then again, it IS a green polka dot dress,  and I’m fresh out of bad puns (don’t worry, I’m expecting a delivery early next week), so what can you do?

The dress in question was made for me by my mum around two years ago, and I can’t quite believe it’s taken me this long to realise what a perfect match the belt is for it. I’ve had the belt even longer than the dress: it originally came with a BB Dakota dress, which has long since gone to the great thrift store in the sky. The dress itself may have seen better days by the time I got rid of it, though, but the belt was still in pretty good condition, so I held onto it, knowing the day would come when I would be glad of it. That day arrived last week, and miraculously, was another sunny one: can you believe it?

polka dot dress cherries shoes cardigan

I can, actually: the schools here started back this week, so it makes sense that the weather would all of a sudden take a turn for the better. That always used to happen when I was in school, too: there I’d be, desperate to wear all of the new, autumn-appropriate clothes I’d have bought during the “back to school” shopping frenzy (because I was young and innocent then, and hadn’t learned to hate autumn the way I do now. My enthusiasm would only last for about a week, though, then I’d be back to telling my diary how much everyone hated me, and complaining about my hair), and there the sun would be, blazing down the way it never did during the holidays. SO UNFAIR.

(I remember one year in particular, I’d been given a new leather jacket which I was desperate to wear. The first day of school was probably the hottest day of that year, but you better believe I wore that leather jacket, complete with jeans and a nice warm shirt. I was so hot I felt like I was suffocating, but I WOULD NOT take off that jacket: oh hell no.)

As much as I love the sun, though, I have to admit it’s not the best for photos, and I look a bit like I’ve been superimposed onto the backdrop here. I promise I wasn’t: at least five horses and a couple of sheep can testify I was there – and we all know sheep never lie, do they?

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WEARING: Handmade dress; ancient belt; Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon ‘Cherries’ shoes; New Look cropped cardigan (sold out in white, but still available in other colours!)

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  • Gorgeous outfit!
    That dress and belt look as if they were made for eachother!

    August 24, 2015
  • That dress is gorgeous – does your mum take commissions?! x

    August 24, 2015
  • Love the dress and the shoes are just gorgeous! I remember it would always fine up when school started, even here in Australia the summer seems to really heat up in February, the last month of summer, when the kids go back to school.

    August 24, 2015
  • Ooh, polka dots! Love this – you don’t see green much on dresses like that. It’s always red.

    August 25, 2015
  • You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress! Congrats to your mom for making it. It’s really pretty, and the belt was a great pair for it. You know how much I love these shoes too. I wish I had a pair too, to wear with my cherry skirt (which I still haven’t worn this season).
    I’m glad you had another sunny and warm day. It’s sad that schools there start so early. Our schools start on September 11th. August is the month of vacation for almost everyone here. hehe

    August 31, 2015
  • Adorable dress! I’m a little sad it’s handmade because I want one for myself!!

    September 2, 2015