Polka Dots, Stripes and Pearls + Style With a Smile link up

December 31, 2019

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2019? I was planning a quiet one at home, but I’ve had an impromptu invite to a friend’s party 🙂 I ended up staying an extra day at my mum’s so only got back today. As I wasn’t expecting to go out I hadn’t planned what to wear…which got me thinking about putting together a last minute outfit.

For a last minute outfit I’m quite pleased with this combination of polka dots, stripes and pearls!

A headband is always a good solution for messy hair; I have one similar to this in mustard which I wore in yesterday’s post. It matches my striped top perfectly, which I’ve teamed with velvet culottes. I last wore these on the blog just over a year ago with a velvet jacket and red blouse. They’re really comfortable and great for dressing up for the festive season. I’ve added polka dot shoes and a matching bag, plus a simple pearl bracelet and earrings to finish off the look. For a last minute outfit I’m quite pleased with this combination of polka dots, stripes and pearls!


River Island top (old) | Marks & Spencer shoes (old) | Asos headband (now on sale) | Mango bag (old) | RJR.John Rocha velvet culottes from Debenhams (old)

There weren’t many entries in last week’s link up so I’m not doing favourites this week. I think we’ve all been busy having fun! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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18 responses to “Polka Dots, Stripes and Pearls + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Darlene says:

    Emma, I love your combination of polka-dots and stripes! It really works. I would love to see your accessory collection, my friend. You have pieces to go with everything.

    We are staying in this year and I/m looking forward to it!

    Wishing you a very happy new year.
    xx Darlene

  2. This black and white look is so fun and chic! I adore your headband and love the knotted detail of the top. Thanks for the link up and happy new year!


  3. Katie says:

    This black and white outfit is just stunning on you! So chic! I hope you have a Happy New Year!


  4. darling headband! love to see them coming back! i am new to your blog–looking forward to seeing your style!

  5. Your headband is an unbelievably perfect match for your top! What a lovely pairing! Hope you have a happy New Year!

  6. Nancy Baten says:

    Happy New Year Emma! May it be a good one! You look fabulous with that gorgeous hairband and the culottes!

  7. Laurie says:

    Happy new year Emma! I love this look. The headband really creates the wow factor xx

  8. Gail says:

    You’re ticking all my boxes here – pearls, polka dots, stripes, velvet! An outfit I would wear (steal) in an instant! Happy New Year to you Emma x

  9. Michelle says:

    I love the stripes and polka dots together! The polka dot flats are adorable.

    Happy New Year!


  10. Emma, I adore this whimsical look in black and white with all the fun patterns mixed up. So beautiful! You look ready to tackle the new year with style and enthusiasm.


  11. Jacqui Berry says:

    This is so cute Emma, I love the whole outfit on you! Happy New Year to you my friend, here’s to a wonderful 2020. x Jacqui

  12. Such a glamorous black and white look and I adore the pattern mixing and that adorable headband! Happy New Year!


  13. Love this monochrome outfit Emma. The hairband gives it the wow. You’ve inspired me to try some hairbands, definitely a great addition. Happy New Year to you.
    Alison xx

  14. Merel says:

    This look is amazing on you! 🙂

    X Merel

  15. Ruth Josey says:

    We stayed in, too. It’s just so much easier and I hate sleeping through the first third of the next day :/ I love the way you’ve combined the stripes and polka dots – they just work so well together. And I think it’s amazing that your gorgeous headband goes with that top! Velvet culottes – I love them! You look beautiful! Thank you so much for the linkup! All the best in 2020!


  16. Mica says:

    What a fun black and white outfit! All the prints work together so well, you did a great job! 🙂

    Hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead of you! 🙂 We will be having a quiet one.

  17. Jessica says:

    That’s such a pretty top on you dear! Love it.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  18. Nina says:

    Polka dots and stripes are two of my fav. patterns. This has really inspired me to go bolder this year.

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