Thursday, 21 June 2012

That Touch of Mink Polka Dots.

Good evening lovelies. At this moment, I am tucked up under a blanket with a warm ribena trying to gain my voice back - this is the first day off since I returned to work after my operation and I'm so frustrated that I had to take it! Alas, trying to control kids at school with mime discipline would not go down quite as well as shouting 'Be quiet!' a hundred times a day, so I camped out at home and thinking what a perfect time to blog!

A little while ago I bought a gorgeous dress from H&M as a treat and although I have posted about it in  my Work Week Outfits in Instagram posts, it didn't quite express my sheer adulation for this dress. 

Dress: H&M
Tights: M&S
Pumps: Primark
Belt: New Look.

So what is it that I love so much about it? Well, being a woman on a budget my dresses generally need to be quite versatile so that I can wear them to give the illusion that I have more outfits in my wardrobe than I do. It is also the 'create a whole different look for the weekend' idea that makes it necessary for them to be versatile, because sadly my work & weekend wardrobe seem to be merging more and more at the moment.This dress has that. With the neutral mink colour and cream/white polka dots, it goes perfectly with browns, pinks, navy, cream cardigans & pumps. Perfect! 
It was also the whole design of the dress, going for the vintage feel with the cute mini dress style and full skirt, with the mix of polka dots and capped sleeves - pretty much combining everything I want in a dress into one adorable package. 
Price wise, I couldn't complain - it is made of quite thick material so it's not a thin summer dress and I will easily be able to wear this in winter with black tights (as shown in the picture), along with no tights in summer. For £19.99 it was quite the steal in my opinion as I have seen similar dresses in other stores that are charging at least £25.

However, the dress is not perfect (but it is preeeeetty close). The only thing for me where it could be improved would maybe be the length, to have it around half an inch longer, but its not a huge issue for me (as shown by buying it). What the good thing is about the skirt of the dress is that its longer in both the front and back, with it being a little shorter on the sides. The back of a dress is an issue with me as it tends to come up shorter making me paranoid everyone can see up my skirt - something Miss Manners would not approve of. 

Well that's it, my review for one of my top favourite dresses. I'm going to try and get a couple more posts done tonight as I should be away this weekend for my three year anniversary with the boyfriend, so want to get my blogging in now :)

Do you like to have dresses that work both for winter & spring, or do you like a whole seperate wardrobe?



  1. I used to have seperate wardrobes for different seasons,
    over the last few years it has kind of merged in to one and the same.

  2. Oh my goodness, such an amazing dress I LOVE it!

    I would love to do a style interview with you for my blog. Let me know if you would be interested. You can email me at

  3. Versatile dresses are the best, I love this colour and it looks great with the belt :)

  4. Omw! That dress is lovely!! I want it!!! haha :)


  5. Love your dress sweetie I am in love with polka dots. Funny enought, I just did a post sometime this week on polka dots and bows. Anyway, you look gorgeous and I hope you have a great time celebrating your 3 years anniversary.


  6. I bought that dress in mint a few weeks ago! I was absolutely dying for it in the color you got, but they didn't have it in my size :(

    It really is a great dress, isn't it? I thought the same things you did!(Well, with the exception of the length, although I'm short, so maybe that's why it didn't bother me.)

  7. Lovely dress!!
    Just letting you know I've tagged you with the Liebster blog award - see my post here for all the info! Can't wait to see your post!


  8. such a lovely dress.. i'm a fan of polka dots!x

  9. Very pretty dress, love how neutral and easy to wear it is x

  10. That really is such a pretty dress, you look lovely!!! xo

  11. OMG This dress is beautiful :) So so pretty, and what a bargain! xxx

  12. Gorgeous dress love! :) I've also nominated you for a blog award, as i'm spreading the love! :)

    K xo

  13. Love this dress


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