My polka dot love affair started when I was five years old. The very first dress I can remember that I absolutely loved was a peach and white polka dot twirl-y dress with ruffles. If memory serves correct, it is the dress I am wearing in my Kindergarten school portrait picture. Wonder where that picture is now? (Mom?)
Anyway! I am excited! Because today is Polka Dot day at Everybody Everywhere! I had many items to choose from, but I went with something I’ve worn maybe twice in the six years I’ve owned it.
This sweater & satin shirt number.
I swear it has polka dots. I’ll show you closer in a second. But first a little more about this combo. It’s connected. One of those fashion made easy sets. It was a quick impulse buy. However it’s not so fantastic, I quickly discovered, for those who have lumps, bumps, and coconuts. Which I have. In abundance.
So, to try to hide those lumps and bumps (I can’t do anything about the coconuts), I strategically placed a belt over them.
I had to keep adjusting it because it wanted to slide BETWEEN those lumps and bumps.
Oh, and see the bottoms? They are shorts! For the first time this year. Thank goodness the Bermuda Shorts for women came into style a few years back and have seemed to stick around. Wish they were available while I was at BYU, but oh well, now is better anyway.
I finished off the look with my NEW black ankle strap ruffle shoesies. They are Madden Girl and I bought them last week at DSW for $12!!!! Normally $50!!!!
Look—the ruffle on the shoes match the ruffle on my shirt. And see? The Polka dots.
Polka Dots, Ruffles, and Fancy Shoes—a five year old’s dream, OR, thirty-four year old’s.
I really like every single one of these looks from New York & Co. But I particularly love the one with the black Bermuda shorts and Fedora hat. I may just have to copycat that sometime! When I saw this advertisement in my email this morning it inspired my outfit today.