Live In The Nautical

// Travel // Fashion // Lifestyle // Self-Love //

What DO I Wear?!?! Power of the Polka Dots

What DO I Wear?!?! Power of the Polka Dots

“Polka dots are fabulous.” ~ Yayoi Kusama

Power of Polka Dots

I am not a pattern gal. I typically shy away from them. The prints are to bold, and there is not enough versatility in my opinion. I like clothes that are essentially colorful blank spaces that I can accessorize to my hearts content.

1B065495-451B-48E1-A77E-4709C5DC4F14

BUT.

There is an exception to that rule. And that is polka dots. In fact in the last year I have come out of my no patterns outside of polka dots allowed closet and begun to dabble in florals. Even fashionistas can grow peeps.

B46127CB-0AA9-4EC1-85B4-A8AC28F5EAA1
//Dress: The Loft// Jacket: Anthropologie// Bag and Sunnies: Tory Burch// Heels: Aldo// Necklace: SeaMilligan Designs// 

There is something chic, retro, nautical and the epitome of fashionable when it comes to polka dots. It is a print that has been rocked for over a century and it never seems to go out of style.

6211F5B0-E6F6-4FDA-A210-4F1A26FD5208

It seems to magically flatter everyone, whether it be small dots or large, polka dots is that pattern that is universal. And I am obsessed. It helps that the typical color palette of polka dots is navy and white which IS my jam.

5B4DD3BB-D85E-4984-B99F-30DC7D2C3962

The Loft

Despite having a love for the spotted pattern, I actually don’t own many polka dotted items. It is something I have coveted from afar including that staple dress, that has seem to alluded me. That all changed on a shopping trip with my best friend.

F923B472-23E2-44F4-B706-F2DAC8A948F9

The Loft is a store I use to shop at a lot when I was in high school, but as I got older, I seemed to frequent it less and less. Sizing wise had become hit or miss and I am one of those high maintenance shoppers who does not want to be trying on a gazillion clothes. I like to know my size.

D5F7AB3C-47B9-4572-A261-92E374E1583A

On a casual afternoon, as I perused the racks my eye was drawn to the PERFECT LPDD…Little Polka Dot Dress. I kept staring at it and my friend convinced me to try it on.

03C405F8-C369-4439-BC5F-CDA4D14E6930

The Dress

It was love at first try on.

B64141F8-5CD1-427B-8BCF-55085947157C

It is a simple linen shift, that is super lightweight without being see through. It has a cinched in waist and a soft flutter sleeve that is delicate and feminine. It hits just above my knee, but because of the soft flounce I do not need to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions. In true Kate fashion, it is a dress that has loads of versatility to either dress it up or rock the casual look. I loved the size of the polka dots, and navy being my color, I was obsessed.

1C76B3E3-7325-43D4-BB1F-C865A524A470

Styling

I have talked many times about how much I love navy and pink. It is one of, if not MY favorite color combination and I knew styling wise that was the direction I wanted to go in with this outfit. The polka dots would add an extra style of pizazz.

92A51EF3-2563-459E-996D-301C4B859413

The jacket of, let’s face it, the year, (are you sick of it yet?) goes so well with it and adds that extra warmth on a breezy Summer night. My pink stilettos also added another pop of the blush color I adore so much. I finished the look with my custom SeaMilligan design blush necklace and bracelet, and some hoop earrings.

C47EF2D8-6FBD-4F1C-B282-6C8407C82120

It is the perfect outfit to wear to the office, a Sunday Brunch, a birthday celebration, and even an evening out at Broadway. I love how comfortable and effortless it is while still being stylish.

FFFAA6EF-B5CB-4F5E-AC51-4952190E0767

 

What do you think of the look? Do you like polka dots? 

25 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! Power of the Polka Dots

  1. I absolutely ADORE polka dots; they’re retro, chic and perfectly dainty! Also, yaaaasssss for those pictures (per usual); you look so confident and beautiful. I hope your birthday was amazing, I can’t wait to hear about your trip! <3 <3

    1. And this is why we are friends! Lol. Steve Lund, Christmas, and Polka Dots! (Also super side note, I now want to start working on Christmas blog Posts, and start Christmas shopping it is a PROBLEM! Lol) And you summed it up perfectly! They really are! Awe thanks beauty! You are the absolute sweetest! <3

  2. That dress is so cute on you! I don’t own a lot of polka dot clothing but I have a black shirt with white dots and It’s a staple in my work wardrobe!

  3. I don’t much care for polka dots, Kate — unless they’re on YOU, apparently! Happy belated birthday, and my best wishes for a wonderful year ahead. xx

      1. I fall behind in my comments sometimes too, Kate. But no need to apologize on my account — I’m just glad to hear that the festivities continue! xx

    1. Thank you so much sweets! You are so kind! They are! I love it! I actually just bought another polka dot dress for fall. I TRIED to resist, but I just couldn’t! lol. <3

    1. I knew you were awesome, this just makes you even more so! ;p They are the best. I usually shy away from patterns, but something about polka dots makes me run towards them! <3

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: