Olivia Wilde stepped out as the newest global ambassador for Revlon last night in NYC, showing off a perfect holiday party ensemble. She styled her Marc Jacobs polka-dot skirt, which we featured in this episode of Currently Trending, with a festive red Lanvin top and Yves Saint Laurent Mary Janes. We love the idea of pairing our dots with red, blue, or green for a fresh and playful holiday party look. On Allison: Versace for H&M skirt.
We spotted Gwen Stefani walking around London's Primrose Hill in a casual but stylish ensemble. She updated a basic black pair of shorts and tights with a splash of polka-dot print in a less-expected color combo: gray and white. Gwen always puts her personal, quirky spin on her outfits, so naturally she added a bold red lip and some eclectic retro Dita shades. Watch to see the entire look now!
There are few patterns as cheerful as the classic polka dot. Just spotting someone wearing the playful pattern is enough to put a smile on an overtired mama's face. So this Fall, be prepared to smile a lot, because polka dots are popping up all over the place. From bright rain slickers and colorful tights to jaunty skirts and subdued hoodies, it will be hard to avoid seeing spots this season! Check out some of our favorite dotted finds for lil girls.
Clockwise from top left: Weatherproof Kids Alexa Polka Dot Slicker ($36), Gap Polka Dot Flutter Dress ($29), The North Face Dottie Glacier Hoodie ($45), Gymboree Polka Dot Corduroy Skirt ($29), American Apparel Kids Polka Dot Fleece Zip Hoody ($29), Jefferies Socks Fuzzy Dot Rainbow ($24), Crazy 8 Polka Dot Sneaker ($19), Genuine Kids from OshKosh Girls' Outerwear Light-Weight Polka-Dot Jacket ($18), Target GNK Polka Dot Rain Boot ($16), Florence Eiseman Dot Sweater Dress with Flowers and Striped Leggings ($108).
We are positively miserable with all the rain that has been plaguing May in New York City. We thought it was April showers that bring May Flowers, not May showers that destroy April flowers with downpours. But the crummy weather continues on in the Big Apple prompting more than a few of us to put our rain boots in heavy rotation. In fact, this spring is seeing more rain boots on cute girls in shorts and little skirts than the cowboy boot epidemic of Williamsburg. Thus we have been idly browsing raincoats, rainboots and umbrellas of all stripes. And no we aren't going to bore you with a round up of our favorite picks, even we get nauseated by this content trick after a while. But we did find a raincoat so compelling (at Bloomingdales, another shocker) we simply had to share. The Echo Polka Dot Trench is a clear trench raincoat with black polka dots made of packable PVC. In other words, you can pop this beauty into your purse and whip it at at a moment's notice without ever hindering the view of the outfit you spent so much time perfecting in the morning. And its on sale for $33. Turns out staid department store shopping can be fun after all!
I love me some patent leather flats, and without meaning to, I have quite the personal collection. I won't say I've reached my quota — that'll never happen — and these cute vintage black flats ($19) are definitely tempting.
Thank goodness they're not my size, because the polka dot motif would look perfect with a bright-colored dress for Spring. If you're a size 8, they're calling your name . . .
Tabasco red and polka dot all over - how scrumptious! This Marc by Marc Jacobs Maired Dot Lawn Top, on sale for $140, is a piece every true Marc gal should have in their closet. It's so unfussy yet can still convey a put together look. Thrown on with a pair of jeans and flats, it would look so darling. What I love most about it, though, is that it's a tad vintage-y (Marc tends to have that effect, even on his RTW clothes). And the asymmetrical ruffles make it so femme. Note to self: Must have NOW!
Polka-dotted dresses—like the one Jessica Simpson wore to the Employee of the Month premiere—are popping up everywhere. Sure, Jess looked a little weird that night, but I love her dress. Overall, I think polka-dot dresses are fun and flirty and a great option for a party dress that stands out. Here's a look at some of my favorite polka-dotted finds.
Nanette Lepore Faye Dunaway Shirtdress, $320, available here.
Eliza J Mesh Dot Party Dress, $118, available here.
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