Thursday, July 26, 2012

On Trend: Spots & Dots

via J.Crew
For someone like myself, the current polka-dot trend is heavenly. Did you see the new J.Crew catalog? Spots and dots were executed to absolute perfection. It left me feeling verklempt -- but that's par for the course! I guess my obsession can be attributed to my mother. I specifically remember that moment when we watched Pretty Woman together, and my mom pointed out the brown-and-white polka-dot dress worn by Julia Roberts at the polo match (see look here). Do you remember that dress? Her spotted frock was flawless. It's a remarkable look that's timeless. As per usual, mom knows best.

Thankfully, you don't have to look far to find this cheerful and friendly print. Like the chic and sophisticated stripe, the polka dot is a wardrobe staple. It's fun and makes a statement! In the event that this supposed trend goes out of style, please do me a favor and don't tell me. If polka dots are wrong, I don't want to be right. Here are a few of my favorite dotty finds...

Happy Thursday!

*Budget-friendly finds are noted with an asterisk. 
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  1. i already had a lot of these on my wish list, thanks to you i now have more! i can't get enough of polka dots.

  2. I am loving J.Crew's latest catalog, every single thing in it is perfect for the start of fall.. and that is too funny about the brown & white dress from Pretty Woman, remember that dress and agree it was flawless.. and amazing!

  3. Eeeek! I love polka dots. I just bought the cutest shoes from Tar-get (french accent implied) that have dots on them. Here I come first day of school!

  4. i love polka dots too much for words. i have a sleeveless, collared, navy dress with white polka dots that is my all time favorite.
    as for your picks, i'll take the scarf, shorts, loafers and laptop sleeve please.

    p.s the fact you said verklempt makes me want to give you a high five. just sayin'

  5. I seriously can't pick a favorite item, polka dots are so fun, in or out, I'll always be drawn to them ;)