Hello lovely readers! I haven't been posting for a little while, I know. I took a break over the Christmas holidays, planning to start again when the kids went back to school. Mr 5 started school for the first time (leaving me with no kids at home for the first time), and I found myself quite teary and depressed for a while, which I wasn't expecting. I had trouble finding motivation to get back into the routine of outfit photos. But with this week being retro theme, I knew I had to make the effort for I love retro and I had the perfect dress to show you. And yes, I do wear this outfit out in public, just minus the gloves. I wore it out to coffee with friends the other day.
I found this gorgeous dress at my local shop, Catfight Collections (which have an online shop so you should totally check them out). This dress was only a 20, which is not my size at all but there was some give in the fabric, and I decided to give it a go. It fitted me perfectly, and I used my birthday money to buy it, so I think of it as my birthday dress.
I don't usually wear the dress as a halterneck but I thought I would for the photos. Usually I pin the straps to the back. I always wear a red bra with straps, so if it shows it looks like it belongs to the dress anyway.
Both the gloves and the petticoat come from Domino Dollhouse, and are awesome. I have three petticoats from Domino Dollhouse now. It's a bit addictive.
Gloves require an "I'm a little teapot pose". Yes they do.
This photo made me laugh- looks like I have wind machine going on here (just normal Newcastle weather).
Polka dot Diva coming through!
The red beads are from the op shop, and I think they're something other than the normal plastic because they're rather heavy. The earrings are from Big W and my headband is hand made from The Olive Tree Markets. It's good to be back!
Dress: Catfight Collections (20)
Petticoat: Domino Dollhouse (XL)
Gloves: Domino Dollhouse
Necklace: Op (thrift) shop
Earrings: Big W
Headband: Olive Tree Market
Sandals: Big W (11)