I’m having a bit of a polka dot moment; following hot on the heels of yesterday’s Thrifty Six post (where we showcased our preloved shoes) I’m going dotty again! I’d describe this print as a cross between polka dots and animal print because the spots aren’t uniform in shape and size. I’d been looking for a top like this for a while after seeing an outfit on Pinterest that I wanted to recreate. I used to find a lot of outfit inspiration on Pinterest but now my feed seems to be mostly recipes and adverts.
Instagram is now my preferred social media platform, but even that isn’t as much fun as it used to be. It has become increasingly hard to grow my account over the last year or so. I gain a few followers only to lose more the next day. Maybe it’s the algorithm or my hashtags, but having random men follow and then unfollow really doesn’t help.
Anyway, I digress. I bought these trousers from Asos a few months ago (another pair that’s too long!) because I’d been wanting some in a pale, sugary pink for ages. The length meant I needed to wear heels, although when I get them taken up I’ll wear them with trainers. I remembered that I have a pair of shoes in a similar print to the top, and after rummaging under the bed I managed to find them. (Turns out they weren’t under the bed after all!) The proportions of the pink wide leg trousers and polka dot top work well together because there is volume at the top and the bottom which accentuates the waist. With a high necked, voluminous top you need to define the waist if you’ve got a larger bust. I think a belt would improve this outfit, but they are often an afterthought with me!
My really old glass ring that I bought in Sorrento matches the top really well. I toyed with the idea of using my black anad white polka dot bag, but I like that this crossbody has a red accent which breaks up all the white, black and pink.
These shoes are hellishly uncomfortable, I can’t believe I actually wore them to work once or twice. They are definitely sitting shoes now!
SHOP THE LOOK
Coast top | Asos trousers | Oliver Bonas sunglasses (similar) | bag from TKMaxx (similar) | Kurt Geiger shoes (old) | John Lewis earrings (similar) | ring bought in Italy | Olivia Burton watch (similar)
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