I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend. I did. I spent quality time with family and friends.
Most of it was spent either indoors in the air-condition or poolside. I actually spent a little time thrifting this past weekend too.
Take a look at one of my latest finds and its one of those irresistible patterns — polka dots.
It’s a Chaps navy and pink polka dot dress and I paid $4.50 for it. It originally sold at Kohl’s for $95. I paired it with a pair of pink, white and navy sandals I thrifted several years ago for $3 and they were NWT. I accessorize with faux pearls and silver button earrings.
It wasn’t until I had my photo taken today that I realized it wasn’t the first time during the holiday weekend that I wore polka dots.
I attended my son’s graduation at Alton High School and also wore a black and white strapless polka dot dress, which was also thrifted.
I received quite a few compliments on this dress. I enhanced the look of it by adding a pink grosgrain ribbon (although you can’t see the bow.)
Polka dots have history and are considered a timeless pattern. Each year they hit the runway on some designer’s attire. This season they’re back in a big way. Celebrities are once again wearing them.
Some of you may not have worn anything with the spots since grade school, but I’ve got several pieces of clothing in my closest with the graphic circle pattern on it so obviously you can tell I like it.
There may be some of you who think the design looks childish, but if you stick to styles that are classic, not cutesy then it works. A polka dot outfit can look chic, retro or romantic.
There are some of you who are probably pattern shy, but remember these hot spots always look good.
Do you ever wear polka dots? Are my dots done right?