A Navy Polka Dot Dress For My Birthday Lunch

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(Dress – Exact, Bag – Exact, Necklace – Exact, Shoes – Exact)

As you all know, it was my 25th birthday yesterday and this is the outfit I wore for my birthday lunch out with some of my family. Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday messages! I received so many I can’t count, I appreciate every one of them though, I am thankful you took the time out to send me one!

I got gifted this gorgeous dress from Love My Figure Love My Fashion, which is a new online company that sells branded dresses, but with a difference. You input your bust, waist and hip measurements and then the calculator lets you know which body shape you are, based on those measurements. After telling you your shape (I’m hourglass), it takes you to the page which has the dresses best suited to that body shape, and I can say that it definitely works as I have known my body shape for a long time and I know that a deep v neck and a pulled in waist is definitely the most flattering on my figure. I knew I would love the fit of this LOVE navy polka dot dress because of that flattering fit! Not to mention I adore polka dots! The dress is see through from the waist down though, which is why I had to put a navy mini skirt underneath it to prevent any underwear mishaps, ha ha. If you purchase this dress, I definitely recommend wearing a skirt under it or leggings/dark tights.

I’m wearing a LOVE Navy Polka Dot Dress with an ASOS Navy Mini Skirt underneath, my Topshop Gabbi Metallic Toe Cap Heels, my Cambridge Satchel 11″ in Wine Matte and my gorgeous Baccarat Psychedelic Blue Crystal Pendant.

I thought this look was perfect as my birthday outfit for lunch out as it’s quite feminine and pretty. My grandparents, mum, brother and boyfriend were at the meal and I definitely had a lovely time. I like to do small and quiet things like that rather than have a party as I’m so not a party person. The meal out will definitely give me better memories! I have included some photos below as well from the lunch, so I hope you like those! The boy in the photos on the right is my brother. My boyfriend generally prefers to take the photos than be in them as I am sure you have noticed through reading my blog and my mum didn’t want to be in them either as she’s camera shy. I also went to the cinema to see Monsters University with my boyfriend, so I definitely had a nice quiet birthday like I wanted. I will be doing a separate post on my cake and gifts, as I know you all like to see those since I have had requests already! I got a few lovely gifts! I can’t wait to share them with you! So, what do you think of my outfit? Do you like it?

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Here are the photos from the meal out! My grandad, my nan and my brother are the only ones in these photos as like I mentioned above, my mum and boyfriend didn’t want to be in the photos.

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49 Comments

    • Lorna
      August 4, 2013 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you veronica!

    • Lorna
      August 4, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you Teresa!

      • August 11, 2013 / 4:40 pm

        Lorna you look too beautiful and I totally love your dress. well done girl xx

        • Lorna
          August 11, 2013 / 4:44 pm

          Thank you so so much!

  1. August 4, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    You look lovely! Happy belated birthday by the way! πŸ™‚ And can I ask what colour & brand of lipstick you’re wearing? It’s such a nice colour!

  2. August 5, 2013 / 7:52 am

    You look beautiful in the dress. It has fantastic shape and hugs your body in all the right places. I also like the droplets of polka dots – slimming.

    Happy birthday! 25 – so young!

    • Lorna
      August 5, 2013 / 10:58 am

      Thank you so much!

  3. August 5, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog, The Neon Papaya. I really appreciate it!
    I adore your blog as well. You have fabulous style! Since you seem to also use WordPress, I would love to do an exchange follow maybe.
    See you soon!

    xo,
    Sophie πŸ™‚

    http://theneonpapaya.wordpress.com

    • Lorna
      August 5, 2013 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks Sophie πŸ™‚ Of course, where would you like to follow each other? Bloglovin?

      • August 5, 2013 / 7:03 pm

        Do you use WordPress as your platform? If not, bloglovin would be fabulous!

        • Lorna
          August 5, 2013 / 7:07 pm

          I do, but my blog is self hosted so I don’t follow or have followers on WordPress. Only the free hosted WordPress.com ones do, so Bloglovin would be the best option!

          • August 5, 2013 / 7:55 pm

            All right- I’m glad to do that! πŸ™‚
            I already followed you.
            Say, how do you manage to get your blog self hosted? I’ve heard that topic come up a few times, but nobody has ever told me about it.
            Anyways, thanks!
            Sophie πŸ™‚

            • Lorna
              August 5, 2013 / 8:01 pm

              Oh you have to pay for it. You have to find a host and transfer your blog over to them and then pay a monthly/yearly fee to have it on theirs. People only do it for business reasons, so you can make money from ads etc as you are not allowed to on free hosted WP sites. And thanks for following! I will follow yours back now!

  4. Adam
    August 5, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! πŸ™‚ Also, a beautiful dress you have on! πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      August 5, 2013 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you Adam!

  5. Jen
    August 6, 2013 / 4:03 am

    Very cute outfit! I’m glad you had a great day! PS LOVE the lipcolor!

    • Lorna
      August 6, 2013 / 11:21 am

      Thank you Jen!

  6. ali
    August 6, 2013 / 12:35 pm

    This dress on you is so flattering Lorna, I love the style and the colour, and I love the necklace, as always you look lovely xx

    • Lorna
      August 6, 2013 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much ali!

  7. August 6, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Love the dress! You look gorgeous

    • Lorna
      August 6, 2013 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you Christel!

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2013 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you Niki!

    • Lorna
      August 8, 2013 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you Mafalda!

    • Lorna
      August 11, 2013 / 1:03 pm

      She is beautiful =) Thank you!

  8. August 15, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Hi Lorna!
    You look absolutely gorgeous.
    I love the outfit..and how you colour blocked with your bag.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    You have a very good sense of style.
    Maybe we could follow each other.
    rockingtherunway.blogspot.com

    • Lorna
      August 15, 2013 / 11:34 am

      Thank you liz! Yeah we can, where would you like to?

  9. Sophie
    August 16, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    Very elegant look, especially love the little pops of colour and that gorgeous necklace.
    Your entire family is beautiful Lorna, I especially see the beauty of your grandmother and see the resemblance between the two of you. You need to thank her for those good looks you inherited =)

    • Lorna
      August 16, 2013 / 9:16 pm

      Actually we aren’t related =) My blood related grandma passed away before I was born, but my nan here has always been my nan since I was born, just not connected by blood. But it is strange how much we are similar, she has a lot of the traits that I do and I am very proud to be her grand daughter. Thank you Sophie!

  10. August 19, 2013 / 9:12 am

    me encanta tu outfit! te veias preciosa!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 11:37 am

      Thank you so much!!!!

  11. kristine paro
    August 22, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    i missed a lot…i just finish scaning your posts… belated happy birthday! you have the same birthday with my nephew Josh. he just turned 4. i love these photos. im a grandmother girl thats why i am touched and happy to see ur grandma and grandpa in the picture. your brother also looks like my cousin! im just so happy that you had a simple but very memorable birthday…it only happens once a year anyways πŸ˜‰ take care and ill keep on admiring ur pics&posts and be interested again in reading.

    • Lorna
      August 23, 2013 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you kristine πŸ™‚ I love my grandparents a lot, I’m very much a home person!

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