Dotty For Polka Dots ‘Style Not Age’ March Challenge

March 26, 2018

Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge

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.

The outfit needed a blast of colour, and my fitted yellow coat from worked perfectly.

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 worked perfectly.

Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge

These shoes from Calla are designed specifically for people who have bunions, and they really are incredibly comfortable.

I bought this gorgeous coat when I met Jacynth (founder of 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 Emma shoes

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!

Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge


Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge
Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge

Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge

Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge

Dotty For Polka Dots 'Style Not Age' March Challenge

Emile Vidal Carr coat | Finery trousers (similar) | New Look top (old) | Emma shoes c/o Calla | bag bought in France

Let’s see how Jacqui, Hilda and Anna from the Style not Age group have styled their polka dots…

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!

 Hilda has layered a burgundy peplum jumper over a classic black and white polka dot dress from one of my favourite labels.
Are you a fan of polka dot prints? Would you mix it with another print? Don’t forget to pop back for tomorrow’s link up 🙂
This is where I link up!
Disclaimer: The shoes were gifted to me in exchange for a review. My opinions are completely honest and unbiased. This post contains affiliates links which means if you click on them and/or purchase via a link I may earn a few pennies, at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is very much appreciated.


16 responses to “Dotty For Polka Dots ‘Style Not Age’ March Challenge”

  1. jacqui says:

    A wonderful outfit Emma, love the bright yellow on you. It really does brighten the spirts to have a lovely colour like this shinning example. Looking forward to the next challenge. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  2. Suzy Turner says:

    Love that yellow jacket, Emma! And the shoes are fab too. I’ve always loved polka dots but I don’t think I have an awful lot of it in my wardrobe either. Must change that 😉
    Suzy xx

  3. Nancy says:

    Such a lovely serie! If you ever need a Dutchy……….

  4. Oh, I DO love me some polka dots!

    You look amazing in that yellow coat! That asymmetric closure is such an interesting detail!

    So sorry you’re having foot issues, ugh. I feel your pain. I hope The Foot Fairies descend on us both very soon and take away our foot woes…and leave us some glittery gifts as well!


  5. I’ve only just started being a fan of polka dots, and I’m so glad I decided to be open about them. Because in a way, they are like stripes. One of those fabulous prints that work with anything!!
    And that yellow coat??? Absolutely stunning!!

  6. I am a big fan of yellow! Just the way to brighten up a miserable UK day!

    Also a big fan of the Bias-Cut and what Jacynth is doing, I’m sure we must share some of the same customers.

    This is a fantastic look with our shoes, very elegant and stylish – I know lots of our customers love being able to add a bit of animal print to their outfits.

    I spotted your leopard print bag and you might be pleased to know we’re brining out some leopard pony hair ballet flats in a couple of months and after testing a sample pair out recently, I can personally vouch for their comfiness!

    Thank you for taking the time to review our shoes!

    Jennifer, Founder of Calla shoes

  7. Anna Parkes says:

    It was great to do another joint post with you Emma and lovely to see all of the additional details of your outfit here too. My sister suffers with bunions so I’ll send this link through to her about those pretty shoes as she says is nigh on impossble to find nice shoes that fit.
    Am I seeing right – are you putting up a new post every day?!!!!

    Anna x

    • Emma Peach says:

      Thanks Anna! I’m sure your sister will love Calla shoes! I’m not posting every day – I post Sundays and Tuesdays as a minimum but try to post three times a week when I have time.

  8. Patti says:

    Great dots, and the yellow jacket is really special. I’m checking out those shoes asap, xo


  9. Ada says:

    Your coat is amazing Emma and how cool that now there are designers and brands designing shoes for all kinds of ‘problems’ or feet. Love your new shoes and how incredible is your cuff and fun big ring!?

    Welcome by and join the Sunday Showcase linkup for this month and as usual stop by Thursdays for my style linkup. =) Thanks!

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