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Outfit 6.3.10: Triple polka dots

double polka dots

polka dots



This is for Everybody, Everywear, where the theme this month is polka dots. I decided to mix two dotted things and add the polka dot coat for good measure. And then for some reason I started singing ‘a polka dot, a polka dot, a mini mini mini and a polka dot’ to that kiddies tune whose name escapes me at the moment (it usually goes a pizza hut, a KFC and a burger king, or a mini, a ford escort and a ferrari). What is that song called? I am silly!

outfit stats: *vintage dress worn as top – vintage shop in berlin * top under – uniqlo *skirt – people tree * shoes – camper * coat – next *bag – the leather store on etsy

Polka Dots | Everybody, Everywear


In case you are wondering about the photo location, I did a very blogger thing yesterday and found an outside location other than my back garden for taking pictures. I walked for 10 minutes to get there, dedication! I had come across this building while out for a run, as I’ve recently taken up running to give me some exercise while my writs is wrong and I can’t do yoga.

I love this building! It’s an office building built out of the remains of an old brick warehouse. I am partial to brick buildings, and funnily enough they are quite a rarity here in Scotland, where traditionally all domestic building was done in stone, or that grey pebble dash stuff called harling. Brick was only really used for huge buildings like warehouses and factories and such. There are a few brick buildings near me in a state of disrepair, which makes me sad, and I am glad this one was converted sensibly into something useful.

Sadly I had neglected to check my camera battery and it dies before I was able to take more pictures of the other sides of the building. I did get some mobile phone snaps though:

The back facade:



The side. wonder why all the paint was there!



The stone front facade. That half of the building stands empty. There are signs on it advertising new built flats for sale but the recession obviously put a stop to that since its been like that for the three years we have lived in that area.

front facade


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  • Misfit Sarah 7 March 2011, 12:38 pm

    Must go to sleep… but this pops up in my reader and how can I not comment on TRIPLE POLKA DOTS??? It's like the holy trinity except not! Also, look at your awesome shoelaces. I am half asleep so cannot for the life of me figure out how they stay on your feet. Franca, I'm confused and impressed. You look fab.

    Sarah xxx

  • Sacramento 7 March 2011, 3:25 pm

    Franca, we are all in polkadots today. Great minds think alike or connections!!
    I also had to stop my yoga classes due to my meniscus breaking in my right knee.
    I love empty buildings, so misterious, and so good for photos heheh.
    Have a grand day, my dear Franca.

  • two birds 7 March 2011, 3:31 pm

    love the polka dots! how fun to do triple dots!!!

  • Rebecca 7 March 2011, 4:01 pm

    That is a great location for photos. I need to follow your lead, and find some new places for pictures.

  • Spela Digitaltraveler 7 March 2011, 4:49 pm

    love the pics!
    nice blog

    come by!

  • Ceri 7 March 2011, 7:18 pm

    I am a huge polka dot fan but had never considered combining them in this way. I love it.

  • Fashionforgiants 7 March 2011, 8:18 pm

    Wow. I was going to go with double polka dots, but triple polka dots is outside of my skill set. You look fantastic. I especially like how the "top" is actually the top of another dress. I must figure out how to do that…


  • Anika 7 March 2011, 9:29 pm

    well, I am in polkadot heaven reading your post! I love all of the spots! Also, thank you for sharing these wonderful picks of the beautiful brick building. I am always enjoying the architecture when I am out walking, and we have some amazing brick buildings in Oslo, old factories, that always inspire me. Just beautiful. Hugs for you! xx

  • Stef 7 March 2011, 9:35 pm

    Great location and you sure out-dotted me by a long shot (I am posting my rather plain single dotness tomorrow)! Love the colours and much dotiness β™₯

  • dear_sweetlings 7 March 2011, 11:00 pm

    Such a fun and amazing outfit, my favourite part is the shoes mixed with those tights <3

  • Emma Clark 8 March 2011, 12:03 am

    I love your coat. Congrats on your new location, it's a great spot (if you'll pardon the pun).

  • BetweenLaundryDays 8 March 2011, 1:14 am

    Man, you are kicking ASS at the polka dots. πŸ™‚

  • ChristineM 8 March 2011, 1:50 am

    GREAT pics. Your outfits are always so happy and fun. Love the bag too.

  • madam0wl a.k.a Sandra 8 March 2011, 2:41 am

    3 times is the charm! Love the dots. I'll be wearing some tomorrow. I was surprised today when I realized I didn't really have very many polka dot items to pick from.

    Also yay again for running!

    And for brick buildings (there are a lot of brick buildings [and houses] in NC). Actually my husband "counts brick" for a living. Well, that is, he's a commercial construction masonry estimator, at the moment anyway.

  • oranges_and_apples 8 March 2011, 9:43 am

    Thanks Sarah! The laces are just really elastic-ey!

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  • oranges_and_apples 8 March 2011, 9:43 am

    It's hard round where i live, so many people and I'm to embarrassed to pose
    in front of others! Good luck with your search!

  • Tracey 8 March 2011, 11:22 am

    Such a lovely outfit … I adore the sweetness of polka dots, so combining them all together sounds and looks wonderful to me.

    That building offers a beautiful location for your photos! πŸ™‚

  • Linda 8 March 2011, 2:50 pm

    I know you said three, but with the coat I see 4. Maybe I am already seeing spots this morning.
    As always, you impress me with you color skills.
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW today!
    The Auspicious Life

  • Jewelscapes 8 March 2011, 3:22 pm

    I adore your triple polka dots, so fun! I think it totally works and I can't wait to try the look.

  • oranges_and_apples 8 March 2011, 3:41 pm

    This is quite adventurous for me too! I never mix patterns usually!

  • oranges_and_apples 8 March 2011, 3:42 pm

    Wearing dresses as tops is a great way of getting more wear out of stuff!

  • oranges_and_apples 8 March 2011, 3:44 pm

    Hugs right back! And thank you!

  • oranges_and_apples 8 March 2011, 3:44 pm

    Thanks doll!

  • kris 8 March 2011, 5:04 pm

    A Polka Dots Palooza! Nicely done. Love your sense of fun. The jacket is beautiful!

  • lemondropvintage 8 March 2011, 5:37 pm

    Wonderfully dotty, love the shoes and bag too!

  • La Historiadora de Moda 8 March 2011, 5:44 pm

    So much dotty goodness! I really should make an effort to find some good spots for outfit photos over the next few weeks….

  • Goodframeofmind 8 March 2011, 7:05 pm

    Love how you wore the dress as a shirt – very cute.

  • oomph. 8 March 2011, 9:43 pm

    i just love brick buildings. we have a lot of beautiful stone/brickk buildings in downtown chinatown that would be so beautiful if restored. love your polka dot coat.


  • Mulika of Mycapaciousbottega 8 March 2011, 11:10 pm

    These pictures make me feel like I got to spend the afternoon with you out and about πŸ™‚ And yes, the building reminds me of the warehouses I used to rave in when I was a teen!

    Great visuals x

  • Thatdamngreendress 9 March 2011, 1:08 am

    Totally lovely- I adore brown and red, and in polka dot form it's dreamy!! I love your coat too, um, and your photographs are spectacular too…

  • abananamedley 9 March 2011, 1:18 am

    This is hands down my favorite polka dot look of the EBEW. The color combo along with it being triple polka dots, plus the shoes = you are awesome.

  • Vanessa 9 March 2011, 1:35 am

    I love the triple dots! It's so incredibly festive and colorful of an explosion of beautyness!

  • Terri 9 March 2011, 2:50 am

    Your phone takes excellent pics! Appreciate all the trouble you went to for this shoot…and all the dots! Especially like the way you are wearing those shoes.

  • Citizen Rosebud 9 March 2011, 3:11 am

    Great location. Even better polka dots. ; )

  • Colleen 9 March 2011, 4:22 am

    Gorgeous photos! building! oufit! xo Colleen

  • Rebecca 9 March 2011, 12:13 pm

    The shoe-tight combo is awesome! I didn't realise what a fabulous colour your tights were till there. Just awesome!

  • Mirandaleebond 9 March 2011, 9:16 pm

    Well done, for me it would be a huge challenge to mix that many printed pieces.


  • Melissa 9 March 2011, 9:29 pm

    I have never, ever met anyone else who knew that song. I don't know what the name of it is but I sing it ALL the time and my friends think I'm nuts. This makes me happy!!!

    I love all the polka mixing in this outfit, it's SO fun and you're adorable!

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  • Gypsy*Diaries 10 March 2011, 9:15 am

    SPOT ON! πŸ˜€ Lovely look! Greetings from a fellow polka girl from EBEW!


    P.S: I'm giving away a $500 FOLEY + CORINNA bag for my blog's Birthday! Would love to see you joining the fun! πŸ˜€

  • Leia 10 March 2011, 6:56 pm

    I love polka dots and I can't believe that you managed to work three different polka dot pieces into your outfit! Those shoelaces are SO cool too!

  • poet 13 March 2011, 8:11 am

    So cute! I need to do this too, but I think I own exactly one piece with polka dots!

  • Emily, Resplendent Tranquility 16 March 2011, 7:32 pm

    Triple polka dots! Yes! πŸ™‚

  • chantele cross-jones 29 March 2011, 2:02 am

    You never do anything half heartedly do you! lol! Loving the major colourful major polka dotty look, so awesome!

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