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?
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?[separator type=”thin”]
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!)[separator type=”thin”]