I really don’t rock a lot of polka dots – I can’t get it out of my head that it’s a total vintage style cliche, which makes me overlook them a lot. But not this cute Dixie dress from Joanie Clothing! I love a good pinafore style pencil dress – that square neckline gets me very time. Add in some cute scallop details and buttons and I’m so there. I also had a feeling this dress was going to be a good length on me, and I wasn’t wrong!
I’ve found Joanie’s sizing different between styles so far, albeit I’ve only tried two so I’m not an expert by far. I tried a pencil skirt in an 8 and only just got it done up – but this dress is an 8 and a near perfect fit. Technically, I should fit the size 10 as per the size guide, but maybe I’m getting away with this dress because it has a little stretch, whereas the skirt didn’t? Oh and I need to tell you those buttons are for decoration, so my bust can’t make them gap even if it tries! Sizing issues aside though, for the price I’m impressed with the quality. Joanie’s styles are, generally speaking, right up my street so I’m adding them firmly to my ‘one to watch’ list for the future. I love it when a new clothing brand comes onto the scene that I love and it’s affordable. Because, ladies, Joanie pieces are really reasonable prices and their sale items are total bargains.
The temptation with a navy and white dress is always to pair it with red accessories, but I decided to keep the original belt that came with the dress and match my shoes and bag to that, for a really comfy daytime look I’d happily wear anywhere. Isn’t it a shame that my photographer forgot his second important job to check if things aren’t sitting right and let me snap pictures with a twisted belt… You just can’t get the staff.
Sunglasses: Dita by Collectif
Jacket: New Look (old)
Dress: Dixie c/o Joanie Clothing
Shoes: Zulily (old)