What I wore: Dots

Yesterday I finally wore one of the first truly new items of clothing I’d bought in a long time, as in, years. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve bought even second hand clothes in the last few years too. The result is that many things in my wardrobe either don’t fit, don’t reflect my personal style or are worn out beyond hope of repair! Nice.

I feel like I had a real release from the tyranny of appearance, for lack of a better way to put it, when Talitha was born. I didn’t worry so much about what I wore and I even went through a phase of not wearing makeup – a very big deal for me. Now I feel like I can enjoy clothes without being ruled by them.

So, this month, I had fun adding a few new pieces to my wardrobe. This is one that Laurence bought.


The dress is from Howies. I wouldn’t normally go for this colour but I actually really like it. The simplicity of the design is new to me too and I’ve never worn a dress with pockets before.

The brogues are from Clarks (similar here). I bought them with birthday money from my parents last year (yeah, I don’t often buy shoes either…).

The scarf is from Accessorize, a recent gift from a university friend who recently stayed with us. She always comes bearing lovely gifts. It was a really windy day yesterday and I forgot to take a cardigan so needed something to keep warm!

The wood bracelet was a charity shop find.

Linking up with Street Style Sunday and What I Wore Wednesday.


  1. August 18, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I LOVE that dress. It is my favourite colour and this is so gorgeous. I haven’t bought any clothes for a long time either, I keep telling myself it’ll be a waste until i’m back to my pre-baby size. However, I will never be back to that size in certain areas – breastfeeding two babies in 3 years has made sure of that!

    You look absolutely gorgeous x
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  2. August 18, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    Oh you look so gorgeous in that and I love dresses with brogues. I probably have too many clothes but I buy from and donate to charity shops a lot so that’s my excuse 😉
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  3. August 19, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    i adore this dress, and i think it looks amazing on you! and from what i can see, that scarf looks really nice too.
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  4. August 19, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    The dress is gorgeous and really suits you! I’ve only just started buying myself clothes again after years of wearing nothing other than leggings! After having Cherry I totally lost interest in what I looked like then when I was pregnant with Tiger I didn’t want to buy clothes then I had loads of extra weight left over so none of my clothes fitted me. Now I feel like my style has totally changed and I love buying clothes again, albeit for charity shops / eBay as that’s the only place I can afford right now! x
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  5. August 20, 2014 / 12:48 am

    Oh wow you look amazing and seriously how lovely is this Howies dress – I didn’t even know they did dresses as I have seen them about for a few years now as they have good ethical standards. Really love this outfit post – super stylish mama

    Laura x
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  6. August 20, 2014 / 9:50 am

    you look incredible! I love everything about this outfit! I think i started getting interested in fashion again when Wilf was around a year old but I’ve also done the no-make up thing, I find it liberating that I don’t ‘have’ to wear it but I do enjoy dressing up. The dress is such a great colour on you and such a great cut, simple but effortlessly beautiful 🙂 xx
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  7. August 20, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    Such a cute dress! Love it paired with the oxfords! Such an effortless look!

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  8. August 23, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    I love everything about this pic! I really love the pale blue and brogue combo. It does make you feel nice wearing new things doesn’t it! x
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