International Polka Dot Day (I Had Dots Goin’ On)

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Blue Brogues & Polka Dots
So International Polka Dot Day was a little while ago… just before Christmas in fact. But I have a habit of getting out of sequence with my outfit posts, so you’ll just have to bear with me 😉

The day was brought to my attention by the lovely Maria of Crashing Red – and I bow down to her Royal Polka Dotty-Ness. (She is one classy bird; she’s Australian and experiencing some serious heat in Oz at the moment – check out her lovely summery outfits and think of warm summers days. Bliss.)

So I went all out on the polka dots: bold spotty scarf, subtle yellow and white spotty cardi, and fun spotty socks. With another pair of brogues to add to my ever expanding collection (this time blue, oh how I love this colour), it was a bit of comfy fun for the hectic run up to Christmas Day. Seems so long ago now…!

Catherine x
Hat: Zalando*, Cardigan: Debenhams, T-shirt: Topshop, Scarf: ASOS, Brogues: Zalando, Knee high socks: Topshop, Jeans: Gap

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  1. January 23, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    Oh I love this, I think my favorite part is the polka dot socks!!! Ps I'm sharing your pattern mixing post on the What2Wear Facebook page this afternoon 🙂
    Brooke @ what2wear

  2. January 23, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    Those brogues are just perfect, ahhhhhhhhh
    Love the polkadot clash.

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  5. January 23, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    As always Catherine the colours and prints you've combined look wonderful, you are a genius with print clashing and colour pairing. I really love the dotty tights and the smart/casual balance of the brogues and jeans. 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  6. January 23, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Love the yellow shade with all the blues. So pretty.

  7. January 23, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    I absolutely love the little peek-a-boo of dotted stockings with the blue oxfords! Great outfit! xo

  8. January 23, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Lovely… I adore polka dots. Just bought tights with polka dots. Already have a similar scarf and a yellow cardigan with dots…. thank you. I might copy you. LOL

  9. January 23, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Love your yellow polka dot cardigan! You always do such a good job mixing things up!

  10. January 23, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Dang Catherine, this outfit has my name all over it. I'm completely dotty over spots for one. And I simply love yellow and blue together. I am contemplating a serious romance with your oxfords…that colour! Yup, it's all good and I must run off and play dress up now.

    I love Maria of Crashing Red and was sorry I missed celebrating International Polka Dot Day. Perhaps 2013 will be the year.

  11. January 23, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Fabulous color combo.

  12. January 23, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    What a bright and sunny outfit. Makes me smile and think of spring. Strangely enough the tights are what pulled me in. Such cute little ankle dots!
    Have a good week!

  13. January 23, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    Happy Polka Dot Day! LOL

    Polka dots are cute however for me it's all about the shoes.


  14. January 23, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I find it so difficult not to gush over you! LOVE the dots, the saturated colors, and the whole look of this- YOU are dressed dot-crazy, color crazy, and crazy beautiful to boot.

    Truly something worth celebrating!

  15. January 23, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    okay, that last picture is killing us with adorableness! those baby blue oxfords are so amazing & don't even get us started on those socks! LOVE!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  16. January 24, 2013 / 12:41 am

    Rock the dots, lovely Catherine! You look grand xoxoxo

  17. January 24, 2013 / 1:15 am

    you can never have too many polka dots in my opinion
    my favorite part of this outfit is the polka socks and blue oxfords!

  18. January 24, 2013 / 10:25 am

    love this!! yay for hat buddies heehee! i love spots on spots on spots, i think that is brilliant! I have a similar idea for an outfit in the pipeline for stripes on stripes on stripes haha! xxx

  19. January 24, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    Gorgeous. A look casual and fun, fresh and friendly. The beret and scarf are gorgeous and blue is wonderful combined with yellow.

  20. January 25, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    Gorgeous! LOVE the whole outfit, and those shoes are fabulous. I can't find any way to purchase them in the U. S., but I'm trying!!

  21. January 29, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Oh I LOVE those brogues. (and the polka dot pop-socks are right up my street too)!

    Erika @ xx

  22. January 30, 2013 / 6:19 am

    Wish I could get your brogues in Canada. You have them in a few different colours, I think. Canada isn't the best place for shopping: huge country but a population so small, the companies don't bother much with us.

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