Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots + Style With a Smile link up

June 25, 2019

Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots

I think most of you know by now how much I love a charity shop bargain, right? Well, a couple of weeks ago I did the rounds of my favourite ones in a nearby town and picked up some fantastic pieces. One of them was this sequin face top that cost just a few pounds. I was instantly drawn to the unusual design – I have never seen sleeves like this before – and obviously the sequins. I mean, that face is just so cute!

In all honesty, I wasn’t too sure about it at first. But after picking it up and putting it down a couple of times I thought I may as well take a gamble. I couldn’t be bothered to try it on (I rarely use fitting rooms in charity shops) so I just had to hope. As soon as I got home I tried everything on and thankfully it all fit. To my surprise this top actually fits better that I’d anticipated. It’s true what they say: someone’s trash is another one’s treasure!

The cute round sequin face top and polka dots seem to be a perfect pairing

I’ve worn this top with jeans and trainers for a fun, casual look, but I wanted to try dressing it up a bit. It would work well with red, pink, white or black trousers, but the shimmer of the sequins also pair well with these silver trousers. (I featured them a few weeks ago with a hot pink top). The cute round sequin face top and polka dots seem to be a perfect pairing. The oversized round sunglasses were a natural choice too – I could definitely see the “person” on the top wearing these! These are my “Iris Apfel” sunnies – you may remember I wore them for the latest Match Made in Seven post.

Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots

I added a black and white bracelet and glass ring that I bought in Italy many years ago. For an added bonus I discovered a black and white watch which I won a couple of years ago and had forgotten about. It matched the rest of my accessories a treat, although the battery needs replacing so it was no use for telling the time!

Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots


Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots

Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots

You can see my nude bra from the side (that’s not a side boob flash!). I could wear a bralette or a vest underneath to avoid this though.

Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots

Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots

Red or Dead sequin top

Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots

Red or Dead sequin top (charity shop) | Outline trousers | Marks and Spencer shoes (from last year, similar) | Mango bag (from last year, similar) | Marks and Spencer sunglasses


I’ll be showing you my other charity shop bargains soon, including a fabulous tweed jacket! Have a wonderful rest of the week!


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15 responses to “Sequin Face Top and Polka Dots + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Love this cute sequin top and I adore the sleeves on it! The shades are a nice touch too. Thanks so much for the link up!

  2. Jennie says:

    What an adorable shirt! You always find the cutest, whimsical items. 🙂 Love how you have styled your new top with the polka dots. I need that bag in my life!

  3. Laura says:

    I would love to take a peek inside your closet! You have the most fun items and put them together flawlessly!

  4. Jill says:

    That top is such a unique find! Love the touch of polka dots! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  5. You have such an amazing eye for putting different elements together-so respect that. Great Look!

  6. That is a darling top, you do find great things at the charity shops. Love that you wore your round sunnies to replicate the face, and the accessories are perfect with this look!
    jess xx

  7. Nancy says:

    I love the hole outfit! The top is cute, the slingbacks darling, the ring gorgeous, the trousers amazing! Can’t wait to charity shopping again!

  8. Wondering whether this top would fall in the category of graphic tops.

  9. Jacqui Berry says:

    Just a really perfect outfit for a casual day out shopping, love the black and white theme, & i want your glasses Emma they are fabulous. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  10. That is such a cute top Emma! Thank you so much for the shout out! xo

  11. Cheryl Shops says:

    What a great find, and you’ve styled that top perfectly—I especially love how your polka-dot accessories pick up the black and white of the tee!
    Cheryl Shops |

  12. Darlene says:

    Emma, that top is SOO cute. You always do such a lovely job accessorizing your outfits and the shoes and bag are perfect!

    xx Darlene

  13. Amy Johnson says:

    So cute! Love the bag and shoes!

  14. Suzy Turner says:

    That top is SO CUTE!!! I do love how the sleeves are totally different from anything else you see these days. LOVE IT!
    Suzy xxx

  15. This is one of my favorite outfits ever, I think! I love the sequined face and all the polka dots. So, so cute and edgy at the same time!


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