Polka Dot Top and Pencil Skirt

For today’s Red and Black look (part of Red and Black Week at Sophistiqué Noir) I’m dressing to the nines. I actually haven’t worn this out yet, but I will. I think it would be suitable for a romantic restaurant with Mr. Jean of all Trades, a burlesque show, or even a vintage car show. It has a bit or a retro, pin-up feel.

polka dots

Top: Express
Skirt: Teddy Rinascimento
Belt: Long Beach shop
Necklace: Claire’s
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik via consignment
Hair flower: Handmade by Sake Bomb


When I was on Grave Danger, a roller derby team here in Seattle, one of my team mates made these amazing black flower hair clips, complete with skull center. I had fun on that team. Not only did my team mates rock, our team colors were red and black.

black and red

Red and Black Week


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15 responses to “Polka Dot Top and Pencil Skirt

  1. SUPERPRETTY! 12 points from sweden ;D

  2. Hotsy totsy! What fabulous details on that skirt. Love the hair flower & the shoes too. Perfect all around.

  3. Love those Manolos! And the skirt is gorgeous.

  4. The skirt is really wonderful, I love all those ruffles.

  5. You look lovely! I love that this look gives a sly little nod to burlesque. Dita Von Teese would be proud!

  6. That skirt is a poem with a flouncy hemline!

  7. My jaw just dropped when I saw this. I bet Mr. Jean will *love* it!! Does your former roller derby partner sell her hair flowers on Etsy, by any chance?

    • The Mister hasn’t seen it yet (unless he’s reading my posts) so i’ll suprise him when we go out for dinner tomorrow. I’ll check with Sake Bomb and see if she has an Etsy shop. Darling clip, isn’t it?

  8. marthaflatley


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