Wednesday, 30 May 2012

She didn't choose this role but she'll play it and make it sincere

I've been listening to Panic! At The Disco quite a lot lately. I guess I've been feeling a little sentimental and felt like retracing old footsteps. They've been one of my favourite bands since A Fever You Can't Sweat Out all those years ago, but some of the tracks were unintentionally getting a little dusty in my itunes library. Time To Dance and Camisado, especially, are always a part of my summer play lists, as they remind me of scorching hot holidays in France.

I spent several holidays with my family in La Palmyre in the mid-noughties. My younger sister and I would spend most of our days lounging in the sun all day at the pool alternating between swimming, and reading while listening to our ipods. Those weeks were easily the most relaxing holidays I've ever had, and tunes by Panic!, Arcade Fire, The Killers, and Lostprophets especially take me back to those days.

I've been mourning two dresses I used to wear on those holidays. Back then, dresses weren't popular like they are now, and I usually saved them for holidays where I was too hot to care. I had a white wrap dress with a very bold blue poppy print all over it, which I loved but it wasn't for the print-shy, and a red polka dot v neck midi. I think I must have put them in to a boot sale just a couple of years ago, and I've regretted it ever since.

However, my sister had the same polka dot dress in black, and has kept hold of it all these years! I've been trying to convince her to let me wear it and 'keep it safe' until it fits her again, and last night she gave in! I'm naturally ecstatic to have the dress I love back (I can live with it being a different colour!)


I love this dress! It's super flattering, soft, and comfortable. (Well, I say flattering, but I had to disguise an unslightly bit of skin with a heart!) I feel comfortable in a longer length like this one, and feel I may even brave the dreaded bare legs in public in this dress no problem! And, not that I need another reason, but, let me state the obvious: it's polka dot!

We had really hot, muggy weather today, and I just couldn't cover up my arms, so the outfit is very simple, but I wanted to share it with you because I'm so thrilled.

I accessorised with my AbiLu charm necklace, and a feather hairband (though this photo isn't doing it justice). I'll go in to the hair and make up in another post in just a sec.

♥ Dress: I can't remember and the tags have been cut out!
♥ Necklace: AbiLu Creations; purchased in Camden, but there's now a website
♥ Hairband: Accessorize

Have you ever given away a piece of clothing that you've later regretted for years on end?

P.S. If you're not familiar with Panic! At The Disco, I urge you to give them a listen.



  1. I love Panic! At the Disco!

    Really pretty dress :) It really suits you! :) x

    1. Yay! Who couldn't love them?!

      Thank you Sian :) x

  2. I love Panic too, defo the soundtrack to my summer a few years back. Their new ones pretty good too :)

    Love the dress to - am a sucker for polka and the fits great :)

    1. I find their music very summery in general. I love the new album too.

      Thank you! :)

  3. i love the dress i love polkadots they are always a winner xx

    1. Thank you! I can never fault a polka dot! xx

  4. Ahahahah, at first I read that as "accessorised with my AbiLu charm necklace, and a feather HUSBAND" and was all "...que?" ^-^

    Camisado is probably one of my favorites!

    You look amazing in this dress, the neckline and rouching (or is it pleats?) around the middle make this look very ~retro glamour imo, but the Polka Dots and the length make it sweet rather than overly sexy, I like that! It's a good thing your sister kept this, it's a great dress :)

    And I'm still in love with your hair, but I think you already know that :)

    1. Hahaha you made me wonder if I'd made a typo!

      Camisado is definitely one of mine! Yay!

      Thank you Nita. You were right- it's got a rouched waist for disgusing any lumps and bumps. Yeah I see it as more demure than sexy, too. I always wore the red one as a day dress. Thank god for sisters!

      Thanks hun. You're too kind :)


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