Dress (with belt): Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Hush Puppies
This dress… the colour… the print… the moment I spotted it, I was a goner.
And if I wasn’t sold before, the moment I saw the gorgeous “I Like Pretty Clothes” rocking it on my Tumblr Feed all my self control went out the window:
It’s uncharacteristically long for a Dorothy Perkins dress (which is to say it isn’t stupidly short) and the colour lives up to my every expectation: it’s made of the most fantastically vibrant printed cotton.
I’ve always found that my experience shopping with Dotty P has been pretty hit or miss, but when they get it right, they really do get it right, and they have pretty good sales and discounts very regularly.
Like now, for instance.
Want this dress? Order before midnight on the 27th of February and use the code DPVIPD for 20% off. Everything. Especially this dress. It has pockets.
Jacket: Veronika Maine
Skirt: Pearl & Elspeth
Top: Jeans West
Necklace: City Chic
Shoes: Hush Puppies
There is a LOT going on with this outfit: the floral blouse, the re-purposed tea towel skirt, the belt, the jacket. As I was putting it together I was thinking “this’ll NEVER work” but surprisingly it did, and rather well too.
Coco Chanel famously said “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”, but instead after looking in the mirror I put two things ON, and it was the belt and the necklace that finished this outfit and tied it together against all odds.
It’s nice when that happens. Too often I’ll put together a proposed outfit, and it’ll look great laid out on the bed, but once I get dressed it looks dreadful.
I was seeing a new account today who had a particular interest in our local titles, so I donned my most “Aussie” skirt, which was made beautifully by Annie at Pearl & Elspeth out of a tea-towel featuring the Australian galah. Turns out it goes wonderfully with the bottle green Veronika Maine jacket that I don’t wear nearly as often as I should. The whole outfit is a satisfying explosion of colour. Not very “Melbourne” but never mind!