LOOKBOOK: RETRO POLKA-DOT BLOUSE TWO WAYS


Ever felt like you were sinking? Like you were stuck in a situation but could not get out? You were dying silently and no one could hear you or feel your pain? Or maybe you were falling and could not get up?

Well, can I tell you something, My God knows what you’re going through. Jesus feels your pain, he understands. The truth is that God is not oblivious to the trials we go through, sometimes he is just waiting for us to ask him to step in and take charge (Mark 4:38-40).  So why not ask him, stop stressing or trying to do it on your own because you can't, please let him in and watch your situation transform. 


Now, here on this blog we believe in recycling clothes because aint no body trying to go broke tryin to look cute. The last time I styled this retro polka dot blouse (here) from The Vintage connection, I noted that I could think of several more ways of styling this versatile yet daring top. And you all know I love look-books so here we go.


For the first look I went for something quite corporate with one of my favourite wardrobe essentials, high waist trousers, styled here, here and here. I loved the colour pairing and decided to tie everything in with my red pumps.



In this second look I went all out with those prints guys with my polka-dot skirt styled here, if you missed my guide on how to rock prints (here and here) then check it out.  I paired two contrasting colours to create a colour blocked mixed print look. Seeing the bold colours and patterns, I opted for my silver single sole heels and then my vintage belt to break the pattern. This look is definitely giving me major retro vibes and honestly I'm not quite sure if I would be bold enough to rock this look out. 


Photography by Blessing Audu 

Blouse: The Vintage connection || Trousers, Belt: Thrift || Skirt: Gift || Shoes: Zara

How was your weekend by the way? I spent mine getting some much needed rest and finally watched the movie Hidden Figures. After which I proceeded to read Kachee Tee's post on lessons learnt from it, she hit the nail on the head big time.  One of the best movies I've seen in a while and I definitely got some major old school fashion inspiration from the various styles. 

What is your favourite look? Would you be bold enough to rock the mixed print look? How would you style this look differently? Have you watched Hidden Figures, thoughts?

Checkout some of my other look books for more inspiration.

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24 comments:

Jointy&Croissanty said...

I adore retro style and your shirt is so beautiful! You made stylish combinations with it, first is my favorite!:)

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks so much hun, retro style is truly the best in my opinion. The first is my favourite too.

Iyesogie Ogieriakhi said...

First is definitely my favorite, pants for the win always. The muxed prints look so good too.
I still need to go see hidden figures that's why i put a hold on reading Katchee's post on it.
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Its my favourite too, I mean what's better than high waist trousers. The first is my favourite too, thank you. And I definitely suggest seeing the movie first, the post would make more sense and be a lot more relatable.

Funmi Alabi said...

Ahh, I love this colour on you! The double polka dot is great, wasn't expecting that. It works beautifully.

Funmi xx
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Dive Into Mauve (anthoniaokokon@gmail.com) said...

The second one. It's a look that you're never really sure it's going to work until it's on your body.

You look amazing as always in both looks however.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

It was an unexpected one truly, I like how it works too. Thank you.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right, some outfits loom great in your head but then blah on the body and for others its the reverse. Thanks gun, nice to see ya hear again, its been a while.

Collins Badewa said...

I can't even pick a favorite between both looks. Each one is giving off certain vibes especially the one with the skirt. It reminds me of an old movie I watched. Can't remember the title. Hidden figures is a really good movie.

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AJIA CROFT said...

bbz am loving how u ket it real 'aint nobody tryna be cute' lol <3 the look!
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I love the different vibes too and right the outfit reminds me of fashion back in the day, thank you. Hidden figures is indeed a good movie.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol girl you know we've got to keep it real rather than pretending. Thank you

LAGOS CITY CHIC said...

Hey Sarah!! As usual you killed this look book. I love the polka dots on polka dots outfit. Meanwhile whenever I'm in abuja, we mustttttt collaborate lol
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks so much girl and of ciurse, I'd love to collaborate. Please hit me up whenever your in my town.

Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde said...

I love both looks!!! They are both giving off the ultimate vintage vibe. I think i'll do the skirt combo more for church and the pants for like an event!! Those gold frames too are gorgeous

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MJ Junior said...

You pulled both looks off superbly!

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Anna said...

love it! I like the first, and the second look but I think the second look is my fav :)

xxx

anna from http://www.mimundonormal.pl/

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right definite vintage vibes, thanks Tolu

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks for the love MJ

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

It is hard to pick even for me too, thank you for stopping by Anna.

WanShyGirl Blog said...

I was torn when I saw these photos on IG. I'll totally go with look 2 tho because mixing prints can be tricky and you nailed it plus love all the bad-assy vibes you're giving off too.

Titilola Sogunro said...

I love how you styled it with the polka dot skirt, amazing mix of prints!!

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thank you so much Ebun, I truly appreciate the love.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks so much Titi, coming from you, this means a lot.

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