I am a fan of dots, but in no way besotted, however my continuing use of dots in my wardrobe has led me to conclude that maybe I am *obsessed* (JCAs, a little copy for you to snicker at).
No, not really. I will admit that maybe I have been indulging a bit lately in the polka pattern, but I blame all the retailers out there who keep putting the pretty little circles all over EVERYTHING.
Swishy Jersey Skirt in charcoal spot. I love my maxi length dresses and skirts from Boden, so when I saw that they had this darling skirt in a midi-length, I thought I would give it a try.
I almost gave up on it initially because I thought it was both too big and too long (I bought the US 6 Long), but upon channeling my inner fashionista (and a HUGE helping hand from sites like Garance Dore--more on that in a mo), I decided I would see if I could make it work for me.
That left the looseness. I had no problem with that as it does indeed make for easy wearing, but since the waist is a bit big, I figured I would let you all know. I won't return since I kind of dig the way this skirt looks on me, but if I was re-ordering, I would buy the 4 Long.
Plus I really like how it looks with the red and charcoal.
I wore this sweater while pregnant last year. I prefer it on me not pregnant. ;)
I am 5'8" and have a 34 inch inseam. The skirt hits three inches below my knees.
Women's Cashmere Silk Vineyard Scarf, is from Lands' End Canvas. Its silk/cashmere blend is very light, but nice and warm. Since it is a rectangle shape, as opposed to a square shape, I find that I can tie it a bit differently, like this way, where I twisted the fabric, then looped it three times around my neck and loosely tied the ends.
Above is one of the many images I had used to help me decide on how to style the skirt.
Even though Léa Seydoux is not wearing a maxi skirt, the overall look was one I wanted to replicate, with a strong emphasis on the makeup and hair and accessories. Plus the silhouette of full and skinny seemed obvious and worked nicely with the fullness of the skirt in my outfit.
While researching this lady in the photo, I discovered she is a French actress and model whose birthday is exactly the same one as mine (not year, but date). Not necessarily fate, but a strong coincidence. ;)
Of course Boden's stock catalog photo helped me a bit, too...except for the hat, which I just can't do, it is far too big of a brim for my head.
The Women's Dot Skirt is from Lands' End Canvas and is shorter than I anticipated, but since I have a ridiculous number of tights from Wal-Mart, I knew I would have something that would work to make it seem like I am showing less leg than I actually am.
I would like to think that I will wear it next summer, bare legged, but don't hold your breath...as much as I am all "I am woman hear me roar," I am still wearing ten extra pounds of baby weight, so I can't promise you will see this with sandals and a tank top next summer.
"Hi There by Karen Walker" tied illusion pullover. I started off the day feeling that I had made the right choice of this sweater, especially since I had bows in my ears, on my toes, and at my neck...BUT as soon as the temperature hit 70, I was sweltering in this wool-blend top. I should have done what I did Saturday and carried a navy short-sleeved tee in that big-a@@ bag of mine to change into.
Okay, that's it for tonight. Once I do a polyvore of the first outfit, I will add it to this post.
Have you been besotted with the dotted lately?