There are things in life that I find difficult to say no to. I think this isn't because of a lack of self discipline or will, but simply because some things are so enjoyable and life is so short that saying no to them is silly. We only get one life and we can't take anything with us at the end. The ancient Egyptians used to bury their dead with things to prepare them in the next life. Tombs of the wealthiest Egyptians would have furniture, precious stones and metal, and sometimes even people. If I was an Egyptian, my tomb would be filled with cookies, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings books, telescopes, tea and tea cups and dresses with polka dots.
There are many different sorts of polka dots: fine spots, big spots, coloured spots... I have a certain weakness for uneven confetti spots. Obviously, when I saw this dress I had a serious swoon over it. The pattern has two layers of large spots: white and then slightly off centre green. The material they adorn is black, although when I first glimpsed it I thought it was navy.
It's a diverse colour selection. By adding one other colour you can completely change the outfit. In this series I've gone with red but other colours that would look great could be white, yellow and bubblegum purple.
The pattern on the dress reminds me of confetti after a party or the bokeh night lights of the city. The cut of the skirt seems to start as an A-line but gets fuller as it goes down. It has cute little cap sleeves which are great for my figure as they balance out my round shoulders and upper arms. The sleeves even mean that the round neckline (something that usually doesn't work for me) is balanced well and looks elegant.
It has been hard moving from a city as beautiful as Ballarat to Perth. I love Ballarat so much it's practically my blood type yet here I am all set up in a new city. At first looking around everything didn't look like anything at all, it just looked like 'not Ballarat'. Slowly and sweetly though I have started to notice lots of pretty things here and there. Some brutal architecture haunting the skyline or an art deco roof line wedged between to concrete box buildings. On our way to our decided photo destination we drove past Perth Oval.
I cooed about how pretty the gates were and Stu suggested we change venue and shoot there at the oval gates. The arches, the mint gates, the towering palms, the white lime walls, ah! It was meant to be.
Speaking of getting used to new things, if you haven't noticed I'm wearing red lipstick. I don't normally wear lippy as it looks terrible on me. I have a teenie tiny mouth and lipstick just reminds people of that when they are looking at my face. I knew that for this outfit to work I had to have red lipstick though, so I gave it a try. To try and keep the look elegant and soft though, I have kept the eyes simple with a classic kick on liner on the top and that's it. It seems with simple eyes and short hair, lipstick can work on me! Hurrah!
Dress: Pop Tart dress - Review Australia
Shoes: MYER (standard red patent pumps)
Belt: Glassons (standard red elastic bow belt)
Earrings: Forever New (classic pearls)
Photos: Stu Rapley
Location: Perth Oval
Follow: bloglovin | feedly | instagram | pinterest | facebook | tumblr | modcloth