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EVERYDAY Is Special: Polka Dots & Petticoats


Hi guys!

So if you're a regular reader you'll know that I recently had some friends visit from Australia, Abu Dhabi and America. On this particular day, two of my friends were leaving so we got together for one last group dinner; the memo was to dress-up so being a vintage bunny of course meant I had to wear a swing dress and petticoat. This Hell Bunny dress is soooooooooooooo beautiful!
Dress: Hell Bunny (via Tiger Milly. No longer available in Red, but they have the Blue)
Vest: Primark
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (via Tiger Milly)
Sandals: Dorothy a Perkins^
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins^
You all know about my love affair with polka dots so I was instantly drawn in, and when you factor in the stunning cross-bust button design, the glorious collar (that is one seriously good collar), AND the circle dress roomy enough to accommodate a petticoat, I was literally in dress heaven.
As you'll see from the group pictures to come later, the memo I didn't get was to wear dark colours, so I really stood out all day. The old me would never have bought this dress let alone worn it, but my growing confidence meant that not only did I wear it, but I wore it with complete pride and pretty much strutted throughout the day because I felt so good in it. It helps when you have the most amazing friends encouraging you and telling you you look great, but I felt it within myself too. Having said that, my arms were more on show than I have ever allowed and there were times when I put on my 'safety net' cardigan, briefly, until I felt at ease again. Why am I telling you this? Well, because my blog is honest. I will always be honest about how I wear my clothes and how confident/ comfortable I feel in said clothes. It's really important to me because this blog is documenting my journey, so if it's based on lies, what kind of journey am I taking?! I know I have more work in regards to my upper arm confidence, but most importantly, I'm not ashamed to admit that.

Anyways, the meal was so yummy and we had the best time. It was sad to see my friends go but they are happy and living the lives they want, so I am filled with nothing but joy for them. Here are a couple of group pictures of my dear friends and I:
I felt really wonderful in this dress and the pink petticoat, adorable, bow sling-back flats, and retro style sunglasses made this the most perfect Summer outfit......OK, I'm putting it out there, this is my favourite outfit, ever (thus far)!


'til next time!


Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx

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  1. So glad you got to spend some time with your friends! And you look absolutely divine. That dress was made for you. My angel <3

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    1. I love you! Thanks so much my hun. This dress is just amaze and I'm glad I was able to let it shine without overing up (for the most part) <3<3

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  2. I love this dress on you hun! The colour looks gorgeous against your skin tone!

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