Outfit: Polka Dots

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Blouse: Primark
Tunic/Top: H&M
Leggings: H&M
Wedges: New Look
Necklace: River Island (men’s section)
Belt: H&M

I can’t believe the weather today, it’s been raining/hailstones/snowing here all day. When I woke up this morning and looked out the window, I immediately turned over and went straight back to sleep! I did have class this morning but skipped it in favour of a long lie – it was only a revision session though so I don’t feel too bad about missing it! That’s me finished uni now until exams start at the beginning of May. I’m going to take a couple of weeks off to relax and then I’ll have to start some serious revision!

Once again, I’m dressed in head to toe black! But I think the polka dots on the blouse make this outfit a bit more interesting. It’s such a versatile outfit – great for going out for dinner or to the pub, or lose the heels and red lipstick and it’s a pretty relaxed outfit for the daytime (I wore it to the library last week!). I bought the blouse from Primark a couple of months ago because I really liked it but I wasn’t sure if I’d wear it that much. Shirts which button up the front tend not to suit me very well, but I like this one with the addition of a belt so I’ve actually ended up wearing it loads.

I love this necklace too, I got it ages ago when River Island did a student lock-in evening. The men’s jewellery sections in shops like River Island and Topshop are great for finding hidden gems, the jewellery always tends to be cheaper and (depending what kind you’re looking for) just as nice! Definitely worth having a look next time you’re shopping.

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Lauren-Ella says:

    Pretty in polka dots! I hear you on the weather! x

  • Really chic look 🙂 I love the heels! I think I would have gone back to sleep too if I had to get up for uni with this weather!

    Love, Rachel

  • Rachael says:

    Sounds like you're having some crazy weather with the hailstones?! Love the necklace – great hunting around the men's section!

  • This outfit is lovely! I'd love to see a close up of your make up and know what you wore! 🙂 x

    • gillian says:

      Thank you! I forgot to take any face pictures, but my makeup is the same as in this post plus MAC Russian Red lipstick! 🙂 x

  • GEMBEAR says:

    you're right, you can't beat red lips and black. i think you've done well!

    the weather here is ridic! global warming huh x

  • Caroline says:

    The blouse is really pretty, it looks great styled with the belt 🙂 The weather is crazy here too, v heavy rainy this morning leaving me drenched even with an umbrella and then nice and sunny this afternoon whilst I'm stuck in the office!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  • Laura says:

    Love your blouse! You look stunning!

    love, Laura

  • I can't believe the weather either! It's snowing where I am! Love the blouse though, and the wedges are lovely.

    Sophie x

  • Kfedland says:

    Polka dots are amazing.. and this top suits you ever so much! Also a huge fan of the gorgeous wedges x

  • Kate says:

    But I love the all-black outfit! Do agree with you though, the polkadots break it up nicely.

  • jimmi lou says:

    Love this outfit, your makeup looks really nice too! Those new look wedges are gorgeous!

  • Raz says:

    As usual looking amazing! There's something strangely satisfying about dressing nicely in the library.

  • Polka dots look great on you! River island jewellery in general seems to be getting a lot better! It's a lot more grungy looking and a lot less glitz and glam!xxx

  • Gem says:

    Your makeup looks amazing here! jealous of your skills. My brother picked up a great stag brooch for me in the Topman sale a while ago, love mens jewellery xx

  • Love this outfit Gillian you always look so classy, those wedges are amazing they remind me of my H&M ones! I don't know if you saw it already but Im giving away an Occ Lip Tar on my blog here's the link if you want to check it hun http://glitterdetector.blogspot.pt/2012/03/occ-lip-tar-giveaway_30.html xx

  • Spencer. says:

    Beautiful outfit my dear, love the polkadot blouse! x

  • Rachel P says:

    Love Polka-dots! A really nice sophisticated outfit, the belt adds a nice detail! x

  • Lauren says:

    I love your necklace and shoes xx

  • Josie says:

    Your shoes are beautiful! xxx

  • P says:

    Really cute outfit – I love it!

  • I love this look, I like head to toe black outfits and I adore polka dots. Great necklace, I will have to take that tip about shopping the men jewelry section. Also, this is a great lip color, what color/brand is it?


    • gillian says:

      Thank you! It's MAC Russian Red, probably my favourite lipstick ever! xx

  • Marta says:

    You are one of the most beautiful girls I've seen. Great outfit too :)xx

  • Maria says:

    I am seriously envious right now, you look amazing!

    Maria xxx

  • Cherry says:

    Really love the necklace!

  • Lischen says:

    You look amazing! So pretty!
    I LOVE the shape of your eyebrows! 😀 Gorgeous!


  • Wow, your hair and make up is absolutely stunning – Love the outfit too, especially the shoes!

    I've never been to one of those student lock in things, they freak me out a little but I always want the discount!

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.co.uk/ x

  • I really love this outfit! and you blog 🙂 new follower, would love if you could follow back 🙂 xx

  • yessie says:

    Love this outfit! Very me, lately I live in black leggings (I own so many pairs) and black wedges!

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