Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Smug Mummy Style: Dot Matrix

***Thank you all for your kind comments on yesterday's post. Your support means the world. In the interest of onwards & upwards, today we're back to the business of Being Pretty . . . ***

Proving the adage that there's nothing new under the sun, fall fashion - yes, let's all bitterly laugh at the concept of "fall fashion" here in the throes of deathhellheat summer - seems to think polka dots are the new best thing. Again.

Obviously, this is something any of us with a preppish bent have been wearing since, oh, forever - but isn't it nice when something fashionable actually overlaps with what's already in your wardrobe? More money for the college fund (shoes), I say. Anywhoo, I've been wearing mine lately with colored denim or equally technicolored blinding shorts . . .

Left: my Instagram from months ago / Right: J. Crew Optic-Dot Tee - wonder when they'll be sending me the royalty check for this?

If you're looking to replenish your dot supplies, however, these "new" dots are coming in different formations and colors than we've seen before. Think more urban, less Dalmatian (not that dogs can't be city dwellers, but . . . oh, never mind). Let's go with "more chic, less schoolgirl" - in both luxe and budget editions for your spending pleasure:

Luxe Dot
clockwise from left: sweater / cream cardigan / tee / peach cardigan / tote (sold out online) / tan flats / navy flats


Budget Dot
clockwise from left: dress / sweater / cardigan / blouse / loafers  (sold out online) / scarf / peplum dress


What do you think - to dot or not?

For extra credit reading, please see Forever 29's fab post on these same polka particulars.

8 comments:

Mrs. Type A said...

I enjoy polka dots, although not as much as stripes....

I really like the JCrew sweater from the first set, but at $268 that is a NO WAY for me! Damn you and your prices, JCrew!

Belle on Heels said...

I'm OK with dots in small doses. Too much looks a smidge childish to me. But that J.Crew matrix dot top looks jusssssst about right :)

Julia said...

I'm a stripe girl, through and through!

Elz said...

Oh yes! I had a couple polka dot tops and just bought a couple more from the Nordstrom sale. Apparently if something has stripes or polka dots, I must make it mine!

JMS said...

To dot! I saw some flats at Anthropology in polka dots but alas they were pricey!

Nat said...

Being the prep that I am I can't pull myself away from the polka dots and of course I love all the expensive pieces and none of the budget ones :)

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

Gracias for the shout out...dot love all around :)

I'm liking that "open" dot blouse. I should look for something like that to wear under cardis.

Carly Anne said...

Brilliant. I love a good polka dot.

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