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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Polka Dots, Pearls and Navy

Image showing outfit featuring polka dots: jeans, cardi, wedge heels, pearls.
I'm very keen on polka dots and I have been known to mix them with stripes (shock horror!). Here my casual outfit has a bit of a 50s vibe with the cropped jeans and wedges. Pearls work with any outfit I think, and these outsize numbers are a good companion to the polka dot circles.

Image showing polka dots in a navy outfit with jeans and pearls
I've had the polka dot top for several years (and also in black, because if you find a great top, buy it more than once). I saw the polka dot cardigan online at Peter Hahn. It's a bit longer than I like in a cardi. I prefer them cropped, otherwise they can look a bit mumsy.

Jeans: Cambridge cropped jeans from Boden; denim wedges, Marks & Spencer, past season. Top: Country Casuals, past season. Cardi: Peter Hahn.
Image showing polka dots in a navy outfit with jeans and pearls
I had a few lighting challenges taking these pictures - it was the one day last week when we had a heatwave!

Sharing this post with Not Dead Not Style, #Visible Monday; #iwillwearwhatilike at Not Dressed as Lamb; Turning Heads Tuesday at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, and Style with a Smile at Stylesplash.
Image showing navy outfit with polka dots, jeans and pearls

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Thursday 23 March: A spectacular find in a charity shop - a Dolce & Gabbana jacket.

Monday 27 March: Mother and daughter special 

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13 comments

  1. You could work a red patent leather belt with those jeans too! You look very nice and well put together.

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    1. I was intending to wear a red belt....but I'm not very enamoured with the one I've got! But deffo, will try it.

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  2. I love this idea of wearing our pearls with anything, Gail! I've been trying very hard to remember to wear mine!
    In fact, I just submitted an article on Sixy + Me (to be published soon) about wearing our pearl jewelry---that's so funny you wore yours now!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I'm heading over to look at you gorgeous ladies in your pearls! I had almost forgotten about pearls until I wrote a post about them a few weeks ago. Now they're out every week! Thanks for visiting,
      Gail

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  3. I love Pearls. large or small, they will never date. Lovely photos Gail (I'm admiring your garden too) And those jeans look a good cut and fit lovely.
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thanks Laurie....exciting times in the garden now that spring is arriving! But lots of big jobs to do (replacing decking, painting the garage, painting the furniture....).

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  4. Wonderful look - I love wearing pearls with more casual pieces. You look fab and thanks for linking. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. A very lovely and interesting look! The top's and cardigan's polka dots match so nicely.

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  6. This is a great casual outfit Gail. I'm with you on how the wrong length of cardi can be a mumsy - I prefer cropped ones too. And yes, the pearls work with everything don't they?

    Having lighting issues because of the sun is such a rare event at this time of year, it really can catch us out eh? I've got a bleached out photo shoot from recently that I'm sitting on currently in the hope that something better will come along soon.

    Have a great week x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  7. I love this outfit, head to toe. You've done such a great job of nailing one of spring's biggest trends.... navy. I'm also a huge fan of polka dots, bravo! Xo Jonet

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  8. I'm also a sucker for polkadots. Maybe we all think we are "Minnie Mouse" inside? : )

    I really love your "double dose" of polkadots here.

    Send some of your heat my way!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  9. Perfect. Navy and pearls and polka dots are so elegant together.

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  10. Love you're polka dots! I'm the same way with cardigans,I prefer cropped too. :)

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