You might find it hard to believe, but I found the Dotty For Polka Dots ‘Style Not Age’ March challenge a bit tricky. It seems that despite the ridiculous amount of clothes I have, hardly any are polka dot print. In fact I could only think of three such items off the top of my head, and I’m wearing two of them. After a thorough search of the wardrobe and drawers I realised that I have a few tops with a very subtle polka dot print…a bit too subtle for this challenge. So I pulled out a pair of my favourite trousers.
Generally when I think of wearing a polka dot print, it’s usually either a top or dress. But these trousers from Finery really caught my eye when I saw them heavily discounted at Secret Sales last year. The micro dot print is actually quite difficult to photograph unless close up. On the full length shots they tend to create a strobe effect. Because the dots are so small they go with almost anything. Last time I wore them I patterned mixed with a floral print top. This time I doubled up on the micro dots with a really old top from New Look that has a dotty chiffon yoke and short sleeves. The outfit needed a blast of colour, and my fitted yellow coat from the-Bias-Cut.com worked perfectly.
I bought this gorgeous coat when I met Jacynth (founder of the-Bias-Cut.com) last year and it’s one of my favourite coats. I love the unusual asymmetric front and brass top button. It also has the most exquisite bright red lining. I added touches of animal print with the leopard print bag and snakeprint strap on my shoes. I’ve been suffering with foot problems for quite a while now, the most recent being a suspected hairline fracture. My bunions have been getting gradually worse and now limit my choice of footwear. These shoes from Calla are designed specifically for people who have bunions, and they really are incredibly comfortable. The double strap ensures they are secure on my feet, while the wide fitting means there is no pinching or rubbing.
Calla Shoes specialises in stylish, heeled footwear that’s comfortable for women with bunions. The brand is the brainchild of owner of Jennifer Bailey, herself a bunion sufferer. Jennifer made it her mission to design a range of shoes which not only comfortably supports the bunion but are also stylish and elegant. These shoes literally had my name all over them…they’re called the “Emma” shoe!
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Jacqui is looking lovely in mustard culottes and a yellow spotty top…such a gorgeous colour palette!
Anna is also rocking culottes, with a pair of fabulous red sock boots and polka dot shirt!