Sunday, 23 March 2014

How I Style: Polka Dots and Heart-Shaped Bag

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At the beginning of the week, I featured a blue polka dot shirt in my March wishlist and although I really love it, I think I've got enough blue coloured clothing in my wardrobe. It comes in white but I've already got something similar from F&F. So whilst I was browsing on ASOS, I came across this black one and I added it in to my cart straight away! I'd say that I'm quite drawn to polka dot prints - always have done - but I'm also very conscious of it making me look young and child-like. I've come to realise that I should most definitely stay away from polka-dot dresses but I'm pretty much in love with spotty shirts. The shirt is a boxy and slightly baggy (I love!) and it is the perfect length for me to wear it casually untucked. Most shirts, I find, are too long for me and go past my hips so I have to tuck it in otherwise it makes me look short and stumpy but I'm quite sick of wearing shirts tucked in. Can't believe how windy and cold it has been lately, so no photos of this outfit without the jacket but I can see myself wearing this shirt a lot so I'm sure I'll be able to show you what it look like without a heavy jacket or coat over it.

Hopefully, wearing my new shirt this way with a leather jacket and skinny jeans doesn't make me look like a 12 year old, even if I do have a heart-shaped handbag hanging from my shoulder! The bag was another thing on my wishlist, I actually featured it in the lilac and it does come in other colours but I thought the black would be more practical, it will go with everything. I might have to ban myself from making anymore of these wishlists because I end up buying things from it (buyers remorse). With this outfit being completely black, bar a few white dots, I thought the heart-shaped bag would make it look less serious! 


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27 comments

  1. You don't look childish at all, but the polka dots and heart shaped bag combo is very cute! I love polka dots too, it's a pattern I've always been drawn to no matter what I spy it on. I have a shirt very similar to this, only it's sheer and needs a top underneath it to save my modesty. Wearing your hair up really suits you! xxx

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  2. cute bag :)

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    x

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  3. Your shirt is so so pretty, and your bag is just perfection! x

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  4. Forever loving your style! xx

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  5. I'm a big fan of dots!
    Love this blouse and how you've styled it!

    DarlingSophie

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  6. I really need a shirt like this in my life ;__;

    Take care, have a nice day*

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  7. That jacket *drools* I've been after a nice leather jacket this looks perfect x

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  8. Love your shirt! Nice style!xx

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  9. the bag looks beautiful! <3 madamxann.blogspot.de

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  10. Cute outfit, great contrast between the cute polka dots and hearts to leather jacket
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  11. Ha I'm always drawn to polka dots too! And the bag has gone straight to the top of my wish list :D

    xx

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  12. Never sure if I can pull of Polka Dots but i'm definitley going to give it a go after this blog post, you look so classic and chic. Love it!
    Love, Belle

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  13. I cannot handle your cuteness. That little bag is so cute in lilac and is tempting me very, very much!

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

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  14. Love the black version of the shirt teamed with leather! I also adore polka dots but stray away for fear of looking super young - my height certainly doesn't help! xx

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  15. Simple outfits are the best :) You look cute!

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  16. I love polka dot everything so I'm loving this shirt. I have a similar one, but I just lost a button on it so I guess it has to be repaired before I can wear it again. I love how yours looks with the leather jacket and wayfarers. This is a very cool look!

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  17. I really love the bag! So cute dear <3 xx

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  18. I love this look, I have a similar shirt from Topshop and wear it constantly. The bag is just too cute, I may have to hunt that one down! x
    Deborah
    moonstoneandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This is such a lovely outfit Sarah! I am a sucker for polka dots too, if an item of clothing has them on I will more than likely buy it haha. I had a bag very similar to this one from ASOS on my wishlist a while back too, I'm even more tempted to purchase it now :) xx

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  20. This look is so lovely and cool :) x

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  21. You look absolutely adorable! I love that polka dotted top and I love the leather jacket you paired with it; it gives the outfit a bit of an edgy twist in my opinion. I'm also in love with that heart shaped bag! That has to be one of the cutest bags I've ever seen and it's definitely very spring-y in my opinion.

    Such a cute outfit! I'm so glad I'm on spring break this week, I've missed seeing your posts! :)

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  22. I like your look !
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  23. Loved your heart bag! :)

    XOXO
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  24. You're so pretty!! and the lighting in your pictures looks stunning!!!
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    Elizabeth x

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  25. Adore this outfit! My kinda style xoxo

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  26. What a lovely polka dot shirt :) You look amazing!

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  27. I love your top, honestly. You can rock any look :)

    Ana,

    http://lights-colours-sounds.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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