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Polka Dots and Petticoats

Friday, 13 December 2013

I'm all shopped out. There was not a scrap of shopping enthusiasm left within me when the time came to think about what I was wearing to the work Christmas do. Luckily I'm not the sort of person who finds it essential to have something new for every occasion! I've got about 4 dresses suitable for evenings so I was pretty sure it was going to be one of them that got hauled out of the wardrobe and matched up with a pair of party shoes.

Then I remembered the petticoat I bought for the wedding outfit. It turns out that with the addition of loads of frills an everyday dress can be magically transformed into something fit for a party.

I made this frock back in the summer and it takes a petticoat rather well, doesn't it? The other big benefit over the plainish green frock I was going to wear is that I could go mad with the red accessories rather than sticking to basic black. Any opportunity to whack on the MAC Russian Red lippy and strap on my ridiculously clompy Shellys heels is much welcome!

Dress - I made it
Petticoat - Vivien of Holloway
Blazer - Warehouse via Oxfam
Shoes - Shellys
Clutch - c/o Matalan
Earrings - New Look
Ring - Dorothy Perkins sale
Bracelet - vintage

The thing I love most about petticoats is swirling round in them. Obviously. But the second best thing is when you step out of it and the entire carpet is a sea of frills. Such fun.


  1. Such a nice dress! x

  2. Gorgeous!! Love the petticoat, makes such a difference. And those shoes!! Lush.

  3. shoe twins! I think I'm going to wear mine on Christmas day :) x

  4. Lovely outfit - I have recently rediscovered my box of petticoats and want to play dressing up!!

  5. Cool and perfect outfit for party. You look cute in this outfit.
    formal dresses

  6. Oh my, I would like to find an occasion to wear a petticoat.

  7. My VoH petticoat (same as yours!) seems to take up most of the wardrobe! Honestly, it's such a selfish petticoat! Your outfit is super pretty! Did you take up the waist as my VoH one appears longer?!

  8. Christmas is coming, the latest michael kors bag here, good price quality, introduced to everyone

  9. This is SUCH a lovely outfit on you, I really want a petticoat!

    Maria xxx

  10. loving the outfit would look better with odd shoes


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