(Glasses: C/O & other stories, dress: C/O & other stories, Bag: Radley (similar here), Shoes: Castaner, Necklace: C/O & other stories, Earrings: Dinny Hall)

Until recently I'd always thought my love of the eighties started and ended with Wham, my mums Bananarama inspired perm (then, not now) and Patrick Swayze. My idea of dressing for the decade was limited to an ill fitting pair of American Apprel (R.I.P) disco pants- and I was certain that it didn't extend to shoulder pads, earrings so statement they could be from your Nana's Christmas deccy box and balloon sleeves teamed with tapered trousers- but life (and style) likes to surprise us, doesn't it?

Having seen similar on Mango and Topshop (amongst some other high street favourites)- this polka dot number felt like the perfect middle ground between something vintage inspired and effortlessly current too. The low neck and subtle slits definitely make it a little more modern- and although it might be a pair of kitten courts away from being a bit Dynasty (that's what a dropped elasticated ruched waist does for you) I have definitely become partial to taking style inspiration from an era otherwise neglected for style (bar anything fancy dress or Flash Dance)- and if that means nodding to Ms. Collins over Chung now and again I think we have a convert.



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(Glasses: C/O & other stories, dress: C/O & other stories, Bag: Radley (similar here), Shoes: Castaner, Necklace: C/O & other stories, Earrings: Dinny Hall)

Until recently I'd always thought my love of the eighties started and ended with Wham, my mums Bananarama inspired perm (then, not now) and Patrick Swayze. My idea of dressing for the decade was limited to an ill fitting pair of American Apprel (R.I.P) disco pants- and I was certain that it didn't extend to shoulder pads, earrings so statement they could be from your Nana's Christmas deccy box and balloon sleeves teamed with tapered trousers- but life (and style) likes to surprise us, doesn't it?

Having seen similar on Mango and Topshop (amongst some other high street favourites)- this polka dot number felt like the perfect middle ground between something vintage inspired and effortlessly current too. The low neck and subtle slits definitely make it a little more modern- and although it might be a pair of kitten courts away from being a bit Dynasty (that's what a dropped elasticated ruched waist does for you) I have definitely become partial to taking style inspiration from an era otherwise neglected for style (bar anything fancy dress or Flash Dance)- and if that means nodding to Ms. Collins over Chung now and again I think we have a convert.



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24 comments:

  1. GURL. Absolutely love this, it is all about channeling the beauty of different eras in your own way. I just adore timeless styles like this, you look beautiful. Immy x

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  2. Loove these polka dots - you look gorge as ever Liv!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

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  3. Those slinki midi-dresses are so perfect for this summer! I love all from your recent posts!

    x
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  4. Perfect summer look! ;)

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  5. I absolutely love this dress. I don't think it would have been something I would have picked up in a store but seeing it on you and how you have styled it i'm very much in love. Great post as always.

    Rachel | www.Rachel-Emily.com

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  6. Always stunning! Love this dress, the tie shoulders are such a nice touch <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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  7. Loving this look but also obsessing over the fun summery pop of color on your finger nails.

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  8. Lovely bag!

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  9. love this dress. I just tried to purchase in the US but that site won't let me (Sad) I'm calling to see if I can get it(perseverance)I always enjoy my weekend catch ups on your blog

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  10. I feel the 80s are for sure making a comeback, this outfit is such a beautifully styled nod to the era. Love!

    Written by Tasmine | UK Style Blog

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  11. I love this look! X
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  12. That dress it's perfect for summer! I love the print xxx
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  13. Gorgeous! The photos are lovely as well :D You cant beat a great white dress in the summer can you?

    Hayley xx
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  14. Huge fan of the 80's, probably my fave era of music and ofc the classic fashion ;) Love this polka dot number, you've made it really modern too!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  15. I just love the sunnies! ๐Ÿ˜

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  16. You're always looking so elegant and feminine!

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  17. The '80s is my favorite! I'm glad you found a bit of it that you love. You look totally awesome!

    Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

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  18. I love that bag as it has such a unusual shape to it! Lovely summery style here!

    Isobel x

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  19. beautiful dress!

    Tasha x
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  20. I don't really like wearing polka dots but you pull it off so well :) Love this outfit on you.

    Samantha Series

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  21. I loveee that dress. Beautiful and classic. Ms Collins would be proud!

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  22. I think this is really pretty!
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  23. This is such a cute dress, I love the sunglasses too
    xo
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  24. Just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love it! The Radley bag is super cute and will definitely going onto my wishlist!

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