polka dot full skirt

OUTFIT | The Other One

full black and white polka dot skirt with high heels

Bettie Page sweater with polka dot midi skirt

50s style polka dot skirt with fitted sweater

polka dot skirt

It’s Polka Dot Week here at Forever Amber, folks: roll up for your daily dose of dots!

OK, OK, I didn’t actually intend to show you back-to-back polka dots this week, or, indeed to photograph this skirt quite so soon after posting the photos of its twin sister.  I mean, I know you’re all perfectly well aware that I basically just have three outfits, in different prints and colours, but it seemed a little soon even for me. I did want to WEAR the skirt, though, and if a blogger wears an outfit, but doesn’t take photos of it, did it even happen? I think not: and I also think that the weather’s so changeable right now I have to grab photos whenever it’s not raining, so there you have it.

Speaking of “not raining”, it actually WAS raining not long before these photos were taken, which is why you get some rare shots of me outdoors without sunglasses. This is a good illustration of why I don’t normally do this, though, because even although it looks pretty dull in the photos, this was STILL too bright for my stupidly sensitive eyes, which means these were the only usable photos we got, due to me squinting in most of them. I did resort to wearing the glasses in the end, but as we got back in the car, Terry was all, “Yeah, you had your eyes closed in almost all of those,” and yup, he was right.

Anyway, that aside, I really, really love these skirts, as if you couldn’t tell. Because they’re so big, and the print so bold, I think the key to making them work is to keep the outfit super-simple. And, I mean, I think that’s the key to almost ALL outfits, to be perfectly honest, but I think these skirts could easily veer into Minnie Mouse territory if you’re not careful, which is why I went with black shoes rather than bright ones. I did manage to resist yet another full-on monochrome look, mind you… but only just. Pretty sure that’s how I’ll be wearing it next time, though, now that I’ve shown the token “pop” of colour…

polka dot skirt and green sweater

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WEARING: Skirt c/o Choies; Bettie Page sweater; Dune shoes

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  • I really like this skirt, so pretty. It’s a sillhouette which just really suits you, so why change?

    August 26, 2015
  • Oh my days, that skirt! So beautiful and so cheap too! Hello pay day 🙂

    B x

    August 26, 2015
  • Annabel


    Is it possible to fall in love with a skirt? Because I think I just did. Also, what happened to the “shopping” section? I absolutely loved it!

    August 26, 2015
  • Anita


    And what is wrong with Minnie Mouse, I ask??? 🙂

    Seriously though Amber, I’ve only recently discovered your blog – and i love it! I’m in awe of your daily glamour – I’m a dress fiend too, but not quite as committed!

    Anyway – loving the blog, loving the skirt – keep up the good work 🙂

    August 26, 2015
  • That skirt is giving me life right now. So very chic and glam.

    August 26, 2015
  • Moira


    Polka dots *blows kisses*

    August 26, 2015
  • I love this look! Polka dot overload is definitely not a bad thing… 🙂

    August 26, 2015
  • I don’t think I have seen you without sunnies on! You look lovely, very cute skirt. I’m getting plenty of style inspiration from your blog.

    August 26, 2015
  • Miss Kitty


    Love your skirt and your blog! I think it’s a good thing I live so far away in NZ, or I would be buying everything you wear, like some creepy stalker! But the return postage if something doesn’t fit makes it a bit of a bummer.

    And I hear you on the sunglasses outdoors. We have some very memorable family photos from when I was about six. My parents wanted an outdoor photo, but I couldn’t even open my eyes to see the photographer, so I sat there glaring grumpily and refusing to smile. My parents gave up and we went inside for the photo, and I’m smiling like an angel! Pretty much any outdoor photos of me always have my eyes shut, I can keep them open for about 0.2 seconds before they start watering.

    August 27, 2015
  • Super outfit. It fits you just perfectly. And I love your attitude, so happy and relaxed.

    August 27, 2015