I showed this dress a couple of times before (in a Winter mixed patterns outfit here, and with pearls last Summer here), but this time I wanted to play with the classical combination of blue, white and red. You know what's funny? Even though this color combination is popular and beloved by many, I have done it... for the first time! They say there is a first time for everything.
I wanted more red to be present in this outfit, but honestly, I just don't own many red accessories. Yes, there is a gap in my closet. Sometimes it feels like I've got it all, and then some, but there come the times when I know I want to create something specific, and... I just don't have the right pieces. Does it sound familiar to you? A little frustrating at first, but I was determined to be creative (for sure there are many red pieces waiting for me in stores - I am in no hurry to find just the right ones). So the red lipstick, nails, ring and belt did the job. I thought the vintage inspired earrings and necklace which feels like a collection of grandma's brooches would add to the retro feel of the dress (which was thrifted for only $10, in great condition, with pockets and all!).
I feel very feminine wearing it. Polka dot is just so playful and festive, isn't it? And again, a place where we were heading that day inspired the outfit. What place you ask me? An antique mall! Got a couple of wonderful new friends there. I'll try to incorporate one of them into an outfit soon - started working on it. :)
Dress - thrifted (via consignment store)
Jewelry - LB, Chico's, no name
Shoes - Josef Seibel