Tuesday, 8 May 2012

May 31 Day Blogger's Challenge: Day 8

Morning guys (yes, I know it's evening here in England, but I've just woken up...)

It's day eight of the blogging challenge and today's theme is... Something I've Forgotten About But Love...

Sitting here singing along to Linkin Park, I couldn't come up with any clothing I'd forgotten about. I'm only just building my collection back up after my last clear out. Then I remembered the scarf and shoes I'd recently pulled out of the wreckage that was my wardrobe. I admit I have a tendency to forget about accessories once I've bought something shiny and new that I don't want to take off. I'm working on displaying things better so I can see what I actually own and give everything the attention it deserves.


Before I explain about the accessories, I'd like to introduce one of my brand new purchases to you. The two beautiful polka dot dresses I ordered last week arrived today. This one was new online last week, and I managed to save £8 on it by using a discount code along with the promotion Dorothy Perkins was offering over the weekend. I've finally found the perfect casual summer dress! It's made from cotton (so perfect for those hot days), midi-length, extremely comfortable, and has a cute scallop detail to the sleeves. And of course, the polka dots won me over immediately! I really can't fault this dress- snap one up for summer!

I've kept the outfit casual by wearing the dress over leggings.

The scarf is cashmere, and one of two scarves my RAF brother-in-law brought me back from Afghanistan during his last stationing there a couple of years ago. Whether my Sister has a good influence on him or he naturally has good taste, I don't know, but he shops well! The scarf is so pretty, and I love the gold thread detail. It's unbelievable how little the Afghans ask for these scarves!



The one thing I love about navy blue polka dot dresses is that they're so versatile. There are so many colours that can be worn with them. I personally love wearing blue and yellow together. I love how turquoise looks with it, too, so found the perfect casual outfit to accessorize with my new clutch and belt! I can just see me strolling along in the sunshine in this.


I bought these purple sandals a couple of summers ago and have barely worn them, even though I love them. They're purple, after all! They've got a small wedge, and are so comfortable. Now I've rescued them from shoe purgatory, I'm planning on giving them a lot of love from now on.


Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Leggings: New Look
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Clutch: Dorothy Perkins
Scarf: Gift from Afghanistan
Shoes: Evans (would you believe?)
Finger nail polish: Inglot
Toe nail polish: Bourjois Paris

What have you recently rescued from neglection?

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely dress! It's perfect for summer! :) Polka dots really suit you! <3

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    1. Thank you. I don't know what it is with me and polka dots, but I love em!

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  2. i'm happy =2 posts! oh what divine jewellry you have, i love a statement ring - huge statement jewellry is a vice of mine- the dresses are gorgeous and the polka dot is a triumph, i love the 50's vibe with a chic scarf x

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    1. Thank you! I do love a piece of jewellery, though I'm not usually the type to wear a bit of bling. I'm in love with my dresses right now!

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  3. I love the dress, the polka dots and colour look lovely. I recently found an old postmans bag in the back of my wardrobe, I'd love to start using it again! Great post xx

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    1. Thank you! You've just reminded me of my Cath Kidston polka dot messenger bag! Polka dots are always a winner as I'm sure your bag is!

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  4. i love the polka dot dress its lovely :) xx

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  5. cute dresses! it's funny how we both do the same with neglecting accessories haha! lovely scarf too, it must be nice having something one of a kind that you know you won't see on anybody else here, and it always means so much more when it's a gift! lovely xx

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    1. Thank you! Haha we must have the same thoughts! Yeah, I do love having something a little bit different. The Brother-in-Law did good!

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  6. Polkadots are adorable! :) I like the one with styled with the turquoise belt the best. Really cute scarf too!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I like it paired with turquoise, too.

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  7. Love the dress! Was thinking about getting that one too. ^^ hih
    You look adorable in polkadots.REALLY pretty! ^^d MMxoxo

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    1. You really should! Tempted to get the other designs now! Thank you so much :)

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  8. Lovely dress. I never think about accessories - all of mine are neglected! Great shoes too x

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    1. I do like my accessories, but apart from bags, they're a bit depleted. Thank you Linz :)

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  9. What a lovely dress! And the bag is adorable <3

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  10. Looking good, I love digging out old favourite items and falling in love all over again x

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    1. Thank you! It's like having something new all over again!

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