Dotty Denim

Dotty Denim

>> The Made in Los Angeles tag hangs off of a lot of premium denim brands.  After my immersive experience in Selfridges' all-singing, all-dancing Denim Studio department, it was interesting to then venture over to Los Angeles, land of all the denim biggies (Paige, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand to name a few makes their jeans in LA) and see a) the city's devotion to premium denim in the merchandising of their boutiques and vintage stores b) see the way denim is so pervasive on the streets, particularly when it comes to the cut-off shorts variety.  It's literally the fabric of the city.

Whilst I'm a partial denim convert thanks to seeing the advantages of dressing down a "lotta look" (as we would say in amongst friends) with some boyfriend jeans, like I said, I was never tempted to don denim L.A. style.  That is to say, reduce my day-to-day attire to a pair of shredded, patched and overdyed cut-off shorts complete with the essential poking-out pocket flaps and cotton singlet, to localise myself.  I'd rather scorch in vintage polyester and sweat in static-creating nylon.  Or better yet, do denim the only way I find comfortable – why, really go for it head-to-toe and throw in a dose of neon for good measure of course!  

House of Holland's denim is relatively bargainous at the moment with the sales and their long standing polka dot styles caught my eye.  No point in doing a touch of polka especially when I also had a pair of neon denim n' polka combo heels courtesy of cho kawaii shoester Sophia Webster, who created them as an exclusive for Selfridges' Denim Studio takeover.  Polka dots.  Neon.  Denim.  $5 flea market night gowns in acid colours (can't get enough of them…).  It was like the easiest matchy-matchy jigsaw puzzle ever.  House of Holland does do matchy-matchy rather well and their e-shop currently has some good bits and bobs in aubergine n' orange stripes, tie-dye and oversized diamond checks if you wish to have a gander.  











House of Holland polka dot denim jacket and jeans worn with vintage neon pink nightgown, MSGM neon lace top, COS circular pink cut-out top, Christian Dior Demoiselle sunglasses, Sophia Webster for Selfridges denim heels


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  1. Aisling

    2013-07-21 at 7:48 PM

    This definitely is the coolest denim I’ve seen in a while!

  2. Tim

    2013-07-21 at 8:09 PM

    super fancy look. love it!


    2013-07-21 at 8:35 PM

    Nobody does layers like you.

  4. M a r t a

    2013-07-21 at 8:40 PM

    Very very nice outfit and you have such lovely shoes!

  5. Paprika

    2013-07-21 at 8:55 PM

    I love it. Especially how you’ve teamed it with those shoes!xx

  6. jane

    2013-07-21 at 8:56 PM
  7. Amy

    2013-07-21 at 9:40 PM
  8. Toyin

    2013-07-21 at 10:07 PM

    Dots, Layers, Colors.. Perfect!

  9. Broken Cookies

    2013-07-21 at 11:41 PM

    love the dotty denim 🙂
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  10. milex

    2013-07-22 at 12:33 AM

    you know I love it! even with a pink ; )

  11. Angelique Jennifer

    2013-07-22 at 1:11 AM

    I love the shoes and the pink nightgown, it makes me think of a cape. Must be nice to feel like a superhero on a Monday 🙂

  12. Carina

    2013-07-22 at 2:06 AM

    Gorgeous look. I love the matchymatchy-ness!
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  13. Anett

    2013-07-22 at 4:58 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes! Love them!

  14. WOWS

    2013-07-22 at 6:49 AM

    Super stunning denim look!
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  15. Style is (sustainable fashion)

    2013-07-22 at 7:15 AM

    Love the amazing neon combination in this outfit and all the interesting pattern and texture. The shoes are amazing!

  16. thetextiler

    2013-07-22 at 8:10 AM

    soo in love with this susie

  17. Shelly

    2013-07-22 at 8:26 AM

    You are making it look like a denim suit. Didn’t quite feel it initially but I dig it now!

  18. Denisa

    2013-07-22 at 8:33 AM

    Beautiful shoes. Great day.

  19. Rachel-Helen

    2013-07-22 at 9:23 AM

    Susie you are so goddamn cool!
    “How are you not too hot in all that layering?!” is literally my only question though.x


    2013-07-22 at 9:37 AM

    cool & i love the vibe!

  21. Dionne

    2013-07-22 at 10:29 AM


  22. HighHeelShoes

    2013-07-22 at 10:51 AM

    You are obviously someone who is very confident to be able to pull off a look that like that and you do pull it off ( not sure about the long pink thing though. It goes without saying that I adore the shoes. You look fab

  23. isida

    2013-07-22 at 11:04 AM
  24. katy vess

    2013-07-22 at 12:52 PM

    loving the print, color and pattern play, nice!

  25. Matthew Pike

    2013-07-22 at 1:41 PM

    That’s quadruple polka dots right there.

  26. Colour Me In

    2013-07-22 at 7:38 PM

    My favourite British blogger wearing my favourite British designer – yes! x

  27. Sasha

    2013-07-23 at 12:04 AM

    WOW love this look, I love the mix of spotty denim and bright pink cardigan thing so cute

  28. Michaela

    2013-07-23 at 7:12 PM

    Love the style, colors and print!

  29. Haru Wilde

    2013-07-24 at 10:22 AM

    I love your style, the way you clash prints and colours. I used to hate denim, but it’s been growing on me, only in printed or oversized (or weirded up in some other way) way though, it’s definitely now my dressed-down uniform.

  30. Product Photographer

    2013-07-25 at 11:56 PM

    Well, every person has a unique style or more. Each one of us has personal choices regarding fashion. Perhaps, others are not pleased by some people’s way of dressing up. As far as I am concerned, the shots taken look satisfactory.

  31. Rainie Flores

    2013-08-05 at 11:42 AM

    Looks great on you! I don’t have any dotted denims and i honestly don’t think i can pull that off but i would say, you really pulled it off. You totally rock in that outfit. The dotty denim pants and jacket actually look nice.

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