Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Obsessed With Polka Dots

My love affair with polka dots began many, many years ago. In the late 80's and early 90's my closet was full of polka dotted pieces. I had tops, dresses, rompers... yep, I said polka dotted rompers ala Minnie Mouse. The polka dot trend kind of died out like most trends do but much to my delight polka dots have made a comeback! When a trend comes around for the second time you have to consider if it's age appropriate. The rule usually is, "if you wore it the first time around you shouldn't wear it the second". But I've found that when re-embracing a trend it's HOW you do it that makes all the difference and not IF you do it. This goes for neon, leggins, polka dots and any other trend that was hot 20+ years ago and is hot again. When you are over 35 a little of a trend goes a long way (so no Minnie Mouse polka dot rompers for me this go around! ;-) )

I adore this top. I wore it a few weeks ago in a different post and this will probably not be the last time you see it! I bought it at TJMaxx and got it a size too big on purpose so it would hang loose and flowey. I'm busty (not fun when you love fashion) and I steer away from tight tops. I like tops that skim and not cling. But these jeans are another story. I think colored jeans (and jeans in general) should fit snugly ~ saggy, baggy britches (jeans) are not attractive. The slim fit of these jeans balances out the looseness of the top. Your outfit should be in balance ~ long, loose top, skinny bottom or shorter, skinny top, loose bottom. Loose + loose makes you appear dumpy and heavier than you actually are and skinny + skinny makes you look like you have outgrown you clothes. Fit is everything. I may do a whole post soon on fit and proportion.

When I wear skinny jeans in the warm weather months I usually wear high wedges because it makes my not-so-lean legs look a little leaner. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! :-)

After reading back through this post I realized I was kind of all over the place! I started off with my polka dot obsession, which lead to trends and their being age appropriate and ended with fit and proportion! No one can say this blog isn't full of information! Ha! I hope you all are having a savvy and stylish week!

<3 Mz Savvy Style

Today I'm linking up with the Pleated Poppy


Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love the polka dots, such a fan of them.
Xo Megan

Andrea McCave said...

I want this whole outfit...please and thank you!


Laura said...

Super cute top and love how you paired it! Would love to have you link up with this month's Work It Wednesday!

Mz Savvy Style said...

Me too!! <3

Mz Savvy Style said...

Thank you!! I'd love to link up with you!